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BSIB Destination: France

Katherine Woolley, Gabriel Blanchette, Sofia Lyubarsky, Ryan Brissenden and Amber Fifer in Paris. “The language immersion and my co-op in France were the catalysts for my career. Upon graduation, I joined the product development team in the Garnier Skincare division of L’Oréal Paris,” says Brissenden.


D'Amore-McKim's BS in International Business partners in France allow students the option of studying in a variety of urban and suburban settings. With three partner schools to choose from, students can immerse themselves in various aspects of French life and culture.

NEOMA Business School in France

The CESEM program at NEOMA Business School is the original BSIB partner in France. NEOMA Business School is a state-recognized and fully accredited Business School in the French Higher Education sector, affiliated with the Reims & Epernay Chamber of Commerce. The school was founded in 1928; there are approximately 2200 students on campus, of whom about 30% are international.

Created in 1974, CESEM (Centre d'Etudes Supérieures Européennes de Management) prepares its students for careers in international management. CESEM is the most internationally focused of the undergraduate programs at NEOMA Business School.

The program is located in the city of Reims, in the heart of France's Champagne district. The city of Reims dates back to Roman times and is about 90 minutes northeast of Paris. Reims is a city of charming street markets, magnificent cathedrals, superb restaurants and quaint cafes.

 IESEG School of Management

IÉSEG School of Management is part of Université Catholique de Lille and is home to fully accredited and well-ranked Business programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Established in 1964 in Lille, the school has a second campus in Paris – La Défense. Between the Lille and Paris campuses, the school has more than 4800 students. Over 80% of IÉSEG’s faculty is international, and the School has a network of more than 262 partner universities in 66 countries. BSIB students may choose to study at either the Lille or Paris campus.

Lille is a city in the north of France near the country’s border to Belgium. With its history as an important merchant center of French Flanders, many Flemish influences remain. Today it is a cultural hub and bustling University City.

As the capital of France, Paris is the center of French business and offers all of the amenities of a large urban center. Paris - La Défense is the major business district just west of Paris city limits. It is Europe's largest purpose-built business district and contains many of the Paris urban area's tallest high-rises.


ESSEC Business SchoolA pioneer of business-related learning since 1907, ESSEC Business School aims to model and transmit its five fundamental values of humanism, innovation, responsibility, excellence and diversity. ESSEC is committed to societal responsibility and trains its students to combine managerial effectiveness and collective responsibility to serve the common good. The start-up mindset is central the School’s philosophy. A comprehensive program of training and support networks and financing opportunities has been set up to encourage entrepreneurial creativity.

Undergraduate courses are taught at the Cergy-Pontoise campus located 35 minutes from the center of Paris. This campus, in the heart of the new town, is an area designed for studying, sharing, and communicating. It offers accommodation at 3 nearby university residences.

 Study Option Term GPA Language of Instruction
Single Semester - NEOMA Fall or Spring 3.0 French with some English options
Single Semester - IESEG & ESSEC Fall or Spring 3.0 English with some French options
Year-long Immersion - NEOMA Fall start only 3.0 French with some English options
Year-long Immersion - IESEG & ESSEC Fall or Spring start 3.0 English with some French options 
Dual Degree - NEOMA Fall start only 3.0 All French