KEDGE Business School is one of only 1% of Business Schools in the world to hold the Triple Crown in business accreditation (AMBA, EQUIS & AACSB). There are two main campuses for students to school from - Marseille and Bordeaux. In Bordeaux, the campus is located twenty minutes from the city center by tram. In Marseille, the campus is divided into two sections. Situated in the Calanques national park, the Luminy campus places modern architecture in a natural environment. It is twenty minutes from the city center by bus, and a few kilometres from Cassis. The La Joliette campus (Espaces Gaymard/Grand Large) for continuing education students, is located in Marseilles' city centre in the La Joliette business district. For students seeking courses in English, the Marseille campus will have more courses options available.
Application cycles are open one semester at a time. Applications for the fall/academic year will open around December 1 of the year prior and applications for spring/calendar year will open around July 1 of the year prior.
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In order to participate in this program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Students must have completed at least 45 credits at the time of departure.
- For students applying for fall or academic year programs, this total does not include summer coursework that has yet to be completed.
- Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application and departure.
- Students planning to study abroad in the last semester of their senior year should discuss this with their GEO program administrator and major advisor as this may affect their ability to graduate on time.
- Recent transfer students cannot study abroad their first semester (not including summer) at Mason.
Students have the option of enrolling in courses at either the Marseille campus or the Bordeaux campus. At Marseille, students can either take courses through the IBBA programme or the KEDGE Bachelor program. At Bordeaux, juniors and seniors can take courses from the first year of the Master in Management Programme.
International BBA (IBBA) Programme:
This program has a strong global scope. Applying for this program, you will get a punchy CV with an international and multicultural-oriented profile that matches with the fast-growing global market. In addition to the International BBA courses, students may also be able to take courses from the KEDGE Bachelor program, and mix courses from both program, according to their level.
: Courses offered in the KEDGE Bachelor are fundamentals in Business and Management designed to develop your professional, operational and international skills and reach excellence in your future professional activity. The academic year is divided into 2 semesters in which the students can select their courses. The Fall semester (Semester 3) and Spring Semester (Semester 4) courses are fully taught in English.
- Marseille - Academic Information:
- To view courses at Marseille for the IBBA program or KEDGE Bachelor: Scroll to the IBBA or KEDGE bachelor section and select exchange student. Once the exchange section expands select 'KEDGE BS Marseille - Bachelor (IBBA & KEDGE Bachelor) List of Courses'.
- Bordeaux - Academic Information:
- To view courses at Bourdeaux for the KEDGE Bachelor: Scroll to the KEDGE bachelor section and select exchange student. Once the exchange section expands select 'KEDGE BS Bourdeaux - Bachelor List of Courses'.
Students are expected to take a full-time course load during their time at KEDGE Business School. Most classes at KEDGE are worth 5 ECTS.
This will allow you to transfer between 12-16 credits back to Mason per semester.
When transferring courses back to Mason, the credits will transfer but the grade will not. However, you must receive the equivalent of a "C" or above in order to transfer your credit back. Refer to the table below regarding how grades are converted at KEDGE.
|KEDGE Business School Grade
|14 - 20
|12 - 13.9
|11 - 11.9
|10.5 - 10.9
|10.1 - 10.4
|9 - 9.9
|8 - 8.9
|0 - 7.9
Course Equivalency and Plan of Study
The Global Education Office has a Course Evaluation and Registration System
(CERS), which you will use to complete the steps needed to evaluate your courses abroad, and see how they will count at Mason. This database is accessible whether you have already applied, or are just beginning to think about studying abroad. Look at the courses in the database. You are by no means limited to these courses. The database shows courses that have already been evaluated. You can request equivalency for any course not yet evaluated, through CERS.
You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to look at this institution’s courses ahead of time to see how they will match up to your Mason degree requirements. Talk to your academic advisor about what courses you will need to receive credit for during your time abroad to stay on-track for your degree. When looking at courses keep in mind that course schedules can change. We recommend having twice as many courses approved as necessary.
Students participating in this study abroad program will automatically fulfill the Mason Global Understanding core requirement.
The housing service at KEDGE Business School is available on a single online platform. The platform allows students to find housing in Bordeaux, Marseille, or other cities in France. Students will find housing offers from private landlords, real estate agencies, and student residences. A multilingual team at KEDGE is available to help student find and book accommodation.
This is a Bilateral Exchange Program. Students are enrolled as regular students at the partner university, pay Mason tuition to Mason, and pay room and board abroad. Students can use the budget sheets located at the top of this page to see what GEO estimates as expenses.
As this is a Bilateral Exchange Program, students will pay for their tuition as they normally do in PatriotWeb.
Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $200 for Mason students. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.
Administrative Fee: A non-refundable administrative fee of $300 (for semester length programs) or $500 (for year-long programs) must be received in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.
Financial Aid: Students using financial aid are encouraged to talk to their counselor regarding how their financial aid can transfer to their program.
GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Fall/Academic Year: Early April*
Spring/Calendar Year: Early-Mid September*
*See the bottom of this page for the exact deadlines for the upcoming term(s).
Once accepted into a program, it will be your responsibility to apply for a student visa and/or residence permit (if required, based on your citizenship). You will receive details on this with your acceptance letter. Do not apply for a visa until after you have been officially accepted. Students going to France need to apply through Campus France first, before contacting the Consulate General of France to obtain their visa. Please visit those sites for more information regarding French student visas.
Application fee: $200 for Mason students.
Official Transcripts: An official copy of your Mason transcript is required as well as copies of official transcripts from any other college or university you have attended.
Passport Status: If you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now.
Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents.
Questionnaires: Read and complete the documents according to the instructions.
*Additional paperwork may be required for this program and can be viewed inside your application.