Founded in 1899, Burgundy School of Business (BSB) is a leading teaching and research school belonging to the network of top French academic institutions in management. BSB has a deep commitment to the values of responsibility, openness and creativity, and places entrepreneurial management firmly at the center of their teaching and research mission: to train managers ready to act as entrepreneurs in both business and society at large.
The Surrounding Area
The Burgundy region lies mid-way between the wide-open cereal plains of northern France and the industrialized valley of the Rhône. It is a land of undulating hills, woods and waterways flowing through a green and yellow patchwork of fields with a scattering of sleepy picturesque villages, chateaux and historic buildings bordered by hedges. Dijon is the capital of Burgundy with a rich cultural heritage and one of the best preserved historic centers with beautiful architecture. Museums, cinemas, and festivals are all just a few minutes away in this walkable city, and bike rental stations around the city make cycling just as viable an option.
Students enjoy the facilities of a Student Centre (Maison des Associations). The Centre is currently home to over 30 clubs and societies brought together under a single federation (Fédération des Associations). International students are encouraged to participate in the wide range of activities proposed by the various student associations - it’s a great way to meet people, learn new skills and really get involved for a cause. International students will be welcomed by the association Melting Potes which was created to help students arriving from abroad settle into life in Dijon and the school. Melting Potes organizes various activities during the induction week for international students.
- Degree-seeking student
- At least junior standing at time of participation
- Sophomores can be considered if they meet course pre-requisites
- Good judicial standing
- 2.75+ GPA at time of application
- French language proficiency in order to take any courses in French (not applicable if taking all business classes in English)
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
The program is designed with business students in mind. Courses offered in both English and French include: business, finance, French, management, marketing, and many more! Many classes are taught in English. Students my elect to take classes in French with proof of language proficiency.
BSB offers a variety of residences available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will receive an email with the online accommodation form the semester prior to their departure. However, other accommodation options are available should students wish to find housing elsewhere.
Academic Year Dates
Mid-September to Mid-April
Fall Semester Dates
Mid September to December
Spring Semester Dates
Early January to Mid-April
This program is available as an Exchange or as a Study Abroad:
- Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
- Study Abroad - This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board abroad.
With each option, there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.