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*Exchange students join the full time MBA programme and are required to have a minimum of 18 months relevant work experience.
The USB has built a proud reputation over almost five decades. During this time, the USB has established itself as a top provider of the following programmes: an MBA, MPhil degrees (Development Finance, Management Coaching), PhD degrees (Business Management, Development Finance), Postgraduate Diplomas (Leadership, Project Management, Futures Studies, Development Finance) and other courses. The USB’s programmes are characterised by the development of critical thinking abilities and leadership skills in a multicultural setting. The USB has three international accreditations: AACSB from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, EQUIS from the European Foundation for Management Development and AMBA from the Association of MBA.
The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is situated on a satellite campus of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The School is adjacent to the Tyger Waterfront business district in the Cape Town suburb of Bellville – some 25 km from the centre of Cape Town. The business school’s campus is conveniently close to main access routes, the Cape Town International Airport, popular shopping malls, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, and sports facilities such as gymnasiums and golf clubs. Also within easy reach are the famous Cape winelands, Table Mountain (World Heritage Site), the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Robben Island, famous beaches and numerous other attractions.
The main campus of Stellenbosch University is situated in the historic town of Stellenbosch, some 35 km to the east of Bellville. Founded in 1679 by Simon van der Stel, a governor of the Cape of Good Hope, it proudly combines historic heritage with modern facilities to offer the best of both worlds. The town’s oak-lined streets, historic white Cape Dutch buildings, parks and gardens contribute to its tranquility and beauty. The activities of Stellenbosch are mainly driven by commerce, agriculture and education. Stellenbosch lies at the foot of the impressive Jonkershoek mountain range and is surrounded by one of the oldest wine regions in the Southern Hemisphere.
Find more information at the Stellenbosch Tourism Information Office: www.stellenboschtourism.co.za.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), a top university in China with a time-honored history, is among the first Chinese institutions to offer business education.
Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), SJTU aims to develop the highest-level managerial talent, with thoroughly international perspectives and capacities, and the ability to compete in the global economy. ACEM is the first and only China-based business school to be triply accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.
Shanghai is the heart of China’s economic development and a major business center in the world. It is headquartered by a great number of world’s top corporations and has attracted many foreign-invested financial institutions, all embracing the vibrant and rigorous business environment of this cosmopolitan city.
Shanghai is also a popular tourist destination renowned for its rich collection of architecturally distinctive buildings and historical landmarks such as The Bund. The extensive and growing skyline of Lujiazui area in Pudong district is described as the showpiece of the booming economy of the city and the country. Other attractions of the city include the abundant cultural places and events and the different kinds of local delicacies.
Xuhui campus is one of the five beautiful campuses of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It is where the university was established in 1896 as Nan Yang Public School, bearing witness of its historical development over the past 115 years.
Boasting diverse architectural styles of its buildings, Xuhui campus is listed as “Heritage Architecture” by the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. These symbolic buildings include the library, the stadium, faculty center, the museum of university history, etc., all of which are built to facilitate and enrich students’ study and life on campus.
Located on Huashan Road, Xuhui campus is in walking distance from Xujiahui Central Business District, which is one of the most dynamic business areas in Shanghai. The various shopping centers, dinning places, theatres, and other facilities are all within easy reach to provide students with a convenient life.
Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and the mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all over of the world, and the quality of its research and teaching enjoys global recognition.
Location & Campus
Located in the northwest end of Sha Tin, 30 minutes by train from downtown Kowloon and 20 minutes to the Lo Wu border, the Chinese University is celebrated for the beauty of her campus. The 137.3-hectare campus built on a hillside is the largest and the most stunning in Hong Kong. Most of this area is covered in greenery which is nicely carved out of rocks on three plateaux, and nestled among the greenery are tasteful buildings featuring a mix of Chinese and Western architectural styles. The CUHK campus is a famous haven for many varieties of flora and fauna which great care has been taken to protect and enhance. It also commands panoramic views of the Tolo Harbour and mountain ranges nearby. Many poets have waxed lyrical about its harmonious tranquillity and scholarly atmosphere.
Session 1: 9 June - 9 July 2017
Session 2: 14 July - 13 August 2017
Optional Field trip: 9 - 14 July 2017
Strategically located in Hung Hom, the heart of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is the largest publicly funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong in terms of student population. With the mission to nurture graduates to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners and ethical leaders, we offer a wide range of academic programmes to meet the industrial, commercial and community needs of the city and the region.
They place emphasis on internationalization. The have a large international community with over 1,000 international students on campus from over 40 countries and over 1,200 academic staff hailing from all over the world. They also have a strong network in the Chinese mainland that enhances the University’s academic and cultural exchanges.
Hong Kong is one of the most fascinating cities in the world and it is literally a gateway to the Chinese mainland. It is a dynamic cosmopolitan city where you can experience a unique blend of Chinese and Western cultures.
Xi'an is one of the oldest cities in China and is famous for rich heritage. It is home to the famous terracotta warriors of the World Heritage – the mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. It was also where the ancient Chinese traders began their Silk Road journey to the West, literally where “East meets West”.
PolyU's main campus has over 20 buildings, many of which are inter-connected. Apart from those named after donors, the buildings are identified in English letters (from block A to Z, without blocks K, O and I). In addition to classrooms, laboratories and other academic facilities, the university provides student hostels, a multi-purpose auditorium, sports, recreational and catering facilities, as well as a bookstore and banks
Korea University, founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to Korean society. Eminent faculty, outstanding students and internationally recognized research programs all contribute to Korea University’s academic fame. As a major comprehensive university, KU offers a rich variety of courses in liberal arts and sciences as well as in all professional fields, including law, medicine and business administration.
Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City – is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6 million people. It is home to over half of South Koreans along with 678,102 international residents. With a population of over 10 million, the megacity is the largest city proper in the OECD.
Korea Campus covers over 182 acres and its home to more than 36,000 students from all over the nation and the world. With its stately stone architecture sprawling lawns, seasonal trees and natural flora, KU is known to be one of the most beautiful campuses in Korea. The students of KU represent Korea’s dream as they are among the nation’s brightest and most ambitious. KU is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and academic excellence.
NCCU is one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan – a university with Global Visions, and equal emphasis to Humanities and Technology Innovation; it cultivates International Leaders, and invigorates International Mobility. Tradition and Strength Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, and International Relations are our tradition and our strength.
To continue enhancing these fields and to build an international environment campus to facilitate exchanges of innovative ideas is our mission. Unique Learning Environment – So close but yet so far . . . A natural surrounding by mountains and rivers offers NCCU people the privilege to enjoy fresh air, quietness, sceneries, and privacy – the only university in Taiwan that possesses such settings. Take a hike or gondola ride at your leisure time; but when you miss a full city life, the campus is only 20 minutes away from downtown Taipei where you will find yourself in a metropolitan world.
Taipei is the capital city and a special municipality of Taiwan. Situated at the northern tip of Taiwan, Taipei City is an enclave of the municipality of New Taipei. It is about 25 km (16 mi) southwest of the northern port city Keelung. The city is mostly located on the Taipei Basin, an ancient lakebed bounded by the two relatively narrow valleys of the Keelung and Xindian rivers, which join to form the Tamsui River along the city's western border.
The main campus of National Chengchi University (NCCU) is located in the southeastern suburbs of Taipei. The university commands a beautiful view, in a peaceful setting, at the foot of Mt. Zhi-nan and is close to many tourist spots including the Zhi-nan Temple, the Tea Display Museum, and the Taipei Zoo.
The main campus is approximately 103 hectares, with 80 hectares set aside as lush, green hillside. The Jing-mei and Zhi-nan Rivers run through the campus forming a beautiful verdant landscape with the surrounding hills and vegetation.
2015 International Summer School (ISS) – Academic, Language, and Excursions The 2015 NCCU ISS provides you with both intensive Mandarin Chinese learning and 8 Academic courses in the fields of Management, Social Sciences, and Humanities, focusing on the aspects of Taiwan, China, and East Asia. In addition to the academic and language benefits, the program provides you with several well designed excursions as well; you will be taken to the most significant cultural and historical attractions in northern Taiwan. So make your 2015 summer meaningful and unforgettable, come to NCCU to enhance your knowledge in international business, culture, economics, politics, history, Mandarin Chinese, and give yourself an opportunity to meet and interact with international students from all corners of the world with diversified cultural and social background.
Fact Sheet 2016
QUT is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. While they're based in Brisbane, Queensland, they have a global outlook.
They are a member of the Australian Technology Network, a network of Australian universities that are strongly focused on technological research. It has approximately 40,000 students, and is spread over three campuses, Gardens Point, Kelvin Grove and Caboolture. The two main campuses, Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove, are linked by a free shuttle bus.
Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city with a population of 1.8 million people.
It is situated on the Brisbane River on a low-lying floodplain in south-eastern Queensland. Brisbane is an important business hub, and most major international companies, as well as a large number of international companies, have offices there. The Port of Brisbane, on the lower reaches of the Brisbane River, is the third most important in Australia for value of goods.
Tourism plays a major role in Brisbane's economy. Popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, the City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane Forest Park. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was the world's first koala sanctuary.
Queensland is famous for the Great Barrier reef, Fraser Island, and the beaches of the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast (which are about an hour’s drive from Brisbane). Sydney and Melbourne are one hour and two hours respectively by air.
Brisbane has a subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers with dry, mild winters. Average days of sunshine per year: 300
The Faculty of Business is located in the Gardens Point campus, which is in Brisbane’s city centre near the Brisbane River, the Botanic Gardens and Parliament House. The Faculty of Business has EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accreditation, and was the first university in Australia to obtain this Triple Crown accreditation.
Study Abroad Guide
Period 6: 18 September - 3rd December 2017
UniSA is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution established on the dual principles of equity and excellence.
With more than 33,000 students, the university is South Australia’s largest and was the youngest Australian institution to be named in the top 50 of 2014 The Times Higher Education’s Top 100 global universities aged under 50.They offer more than 400 degree programs across a wide range of subjects including business, law, education, arts and social sciences, health sciences, information technology, engineering and the environment.
They believe a university's reputation is determined largely by the quality of its graduates, and are proud that more than 90% of their graduates now in full-time work are employed in professional occupations within four months of completing their degrees.
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, in Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. In June 2014, Adelaide had an estimated resident population of 1.30 million. The demonym "Adelaidean" is used in reference to the city and its residents. Adelaide is north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, on the Adelaide Plains between the Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges which surround the city. Adelaide stretches 20 km (12 mi) from the coast to the foothills, and 90 km (56 mi) from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south.
Take a look around their campuses and discover the world-class facilities that make UniSA a great place to study and research.
They have invested significantly to enhance the student experience and help you perform at your best. You will benefit from their modern research facilities and their commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. They are constantly updating our information technology and provide around-the-clock support through our online learning environment.
Please visit this page for more information: www.unisa.edu.au/Campus-Facilities/Maps-Tours
XLRI was founded in 1949 by Fr. Quinn Enright, S.J. in the Steel City of Jamshedpur. Fr. Enright visualized XLRI to be a partner in the liberation and development journey of the independent India with a vision of "renewing the face of the earth". Fr. Bill Tome joined hands with him to bring that vision to fruition. Both, together with the other Jesuit companions, worked tirelessly towards translating the Vision "Renewing the face of the earth" into action.
Over many years XLRI has developed its own identity. The hallmark of this identity is, not to walk on the beaten path but to strike new routes; not to benchmark but to be benchmarked, to be second to none but to be the first to respond to the needs of the people and the nation, by taking up the tasks which are bold but necessary which nobody has hitherto taken up.This enterprising and pioneering spirit can be witnessed throughout the history of XLRI.
Jamshedpur is the most populous Urban Agglomeration in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is the largest city in Jharkhand, and a major industrial zone in Eastern India. Jamshedpur is the first planned industrial city of India, founded by Jamsetji Tata. It is also known as Steel City, Tatanagar or simply Tata.
Jamshedpur is the headquarters of the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. According to the 2011 census of India, Jamshedpur has a population of 1,337,131; the Jamshedpururban agglomeration (UA), which includes the adjoining areas, Jamshedpur Urban Area is the third Largest city in Eastern India after Kolkata and Patna. It ranks 36th among the 53million-plus cities in India. It is located on the Chota Nagpur plateau and is surrounded by the picturesque Dalma Hills. The city is bordered by the rivers Subarnarekha and Kharkai on the north and west parts of the city.
The serene XLRI campus spanning over 50 acres boasts of a state-of-the-art academic learning center. The learning center has eight air-conditioned amphitheater classrooms, syndicate rooms, a computer center with latest servers and workstations, and an air-conditioned examination hall.
The campus has a world-class library, superior IT infrastructure with Wi-Fi connectivity, state-of-the-art auditoriums, excellent sporting and recreation facilities and comfortable student and staff residences.
Website: www.aalto.fi/en/ &www.aaltoee.fi/en/mba-programs/aalto-mba
Established in 1911, the School of Business is the largest and leading business school in Finland. The School offers bachelor’s, master’s, licentiate’s and doctoral degrees in economics and business administration. MBA and EMBA programmes are offered by the Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE). In addition a bachelors degree programme in International Business is offered at the Mikkeli campus. Studying at the School of Business is a challenging and exciting opportunity to enrich one’s academic knowledge and professional skills. Highly qualified scientific research merges with corporate connections, providing students with a combination of extensive theoretical studies and real business life experiences. The School of Business hosts every year approx. 600 international students, totaling 16% of the student body.
Finland is a Nordic country often described as a land of fascinating contrasts. For example, the darkness of winter is every year balanced by Midnight Sun of summer. There are four distinct seasons and even during a rather short exchange semester the nature changes its uniform completely. Aalto University School of Business, Otaniemi campus Learning Hub at Aalto University School of Business, Töölö campus Helsinki is nowadays a major urban center and the northernmost capital of the European Union. According to most quality of life indicators, Finland and Helsinki are amongst the best places in the world to live. It is a green city – both in terms of its natural public spaces as well as the attitude toward the environment.
Töölö Campus, Helsinki
Töölö Campus, located in the center of Helsinki, comprises of five buildings all within walking distance. The main building, designed by Hugo Harmia and Woldemar Baeckman, is an impressive example of architecture from Finland’s post-war rebuilding era. The main building is listed in the Docomomo register, an international organization focusing on conservation of modern architecture. More information at biz.aalto.fi/en/campus/toolo/
Otaniemi Campus, Espoo
The four Aalto University schools of technology and departments of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture are based in Otaniemi,city of Espoo, 9 km from the Töölö Campus and the center of Helsinki. Otaniemi is known as the high technology hub of the Nordic countries. Aalto University will centralize its operations gradually to Otaniemi campus. From fall 2015 all bachelor-level education will be offered in Otaniemi. The undergraduate business education is envisaged to move to Otaniemi in September 2015. This will enable a multidisciplinary student body where art and design students meet technology and business students. More information at http://biz.aalto.fi/en/campus/otaniemi/
Audencia Nantes School of Management is one of Europe’s leading business schools, located in a city named in multiple rankings as the best place to live in Europe. Audencia, founded in 1900, is one of France’s elite Grande École higher education institutions, world-renowned for management education and research. They have earned all three major international academic accreditations for business schools (Equis, AACSB and AMBA) – a feat that less than one per cent of business schools worldwide can match.
Audencia is located in the heart of beautiful Nantes, France. Students in particular enjoy a fantastic quality of life here: almost 20% of Nantes residents are young people from 16 to 25 years old who study in the city.
Just two hours from Paris and less than a 30 minute drive from the Atlantic coast, Nantes Métropole is a thriving modern city with old-world flair and has approximately 600,000 residents. It is also easy to get from Nantes to London, Brussels and Geneva. The city is home to a wide range of industries and businesses. It has traditionally been a hub of food processing and aeronautics, and also features emerging industries like information technology and biotech.
The campus was created with the quality of the learning environment in mind. It boasts a 1140 m2, multimedia library, open 76 hours weekly, with 15,000 books and databases, 500 French and English-language journals, and Wi-Fi access. In addition to this there is also a financial trading room with access to a range of services usually reserved for finance professionals.
Clubs and associations: Student life at Audencia is particularly rich. In their free time, students can take part in a variety of activities with a focus on business, finance, sport, music, culture, humanitarian aid or international issues. There are around 30 student clubs on campus.
Bilkent Universityis a private university, which was founded in 1984. The name “Bilkent” is an acronym of “bilim kenti”, Turkish for “city of science and knowledge”. Today Bilkent is the highest ranking university in Turkey, and the Faculty of Business Administration is the only one in Turkey to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The teaching programmes are organized into departments within nine faculties, two schools, two vocational schools, the School of English Language, as well as six graduate schools (called institutes). In 1986 Bilkent admitted 386 students. Today there are over 12,000 students at Bilkent University
Ankara is the capital of the Republic of Turkey and is the second largest city after Istanbul. It is situated in Anatolia, a region of Turkey bound by the Black Sea to the North, the Mediterranean Sea to the South, the Aegean Sea to the West and the Asian mainland to the East. Ankara is a modern city with a population of over 5 million people, and is a cultural, commercial and industrial centre. Its location makes it an important crossroads for trade and it serves as the marketing centre for the surrounding agricultural area.
The 500-hectare campus is only 12 kilometres from the centre of Ankara, with easy access to the city's parks, shopping areas, cultural activities, museums, and entertainment venues. In addition, Bilkent's location in the historically rich Anatolian heartland allows easy access to other cities, traditional villages, stunning landscapes, historic sites, and places of great cultural interest throughout the country.
BI Norwegian Business School is an internationally recognized not-for-profit private institution, located in Norway. Established in 1943, BI has one of Europe’s largest and most productive academic environments.
The research faculty is organized into eight separate departments, with 26 research centers dedicated to business administration, marketing, ﬁnance and general management.
The capital Oslo is situated in surroundings of which very few other major cities can boast, about, bounded by the Oslo fjord in the south and unspoiled natural woodlands to the north and east. With a population of about half a million, Oslo is also the cultural capital of Norway, with a rich and varied cultural scene
Nydalen is an old industrial area located next to the river Akerselva, North of the city centre. Today it is an up-and-coming part of the city with modern architecture, thriving businesses and vast possibilities for shopping and leisure.
A forty minute stroll along the mentioned Akerselva will take you directly to the Central Station (Oslo S) in the city centre, and within a ten minutes walk in the opposite direction lies the beautiful Nordmarka, the forest area surrounding Oslo to the North.
BI Norwegian Business School has in total 6 campuses with the main one located in Oslo. The university has 830 employees consisting of an academic staff of 417 people and 413 administrative staff. In 2012, BI Norwegian Business School had 19 980 students, of which 10 889 were full-time students. The proportion of female students is 48 percent.
Università Bocconi, founded in 1902, was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics.
For a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy's social and economic modernization. It has remained true to its founding values of being a major research university, with democratic values and open to the world, as well as financially and politically independent.
Università Bocconi believes that excellence can only be based on a person's academic profile as well as on his or her values and cultural and ethical background. This is why the University offers numerous activities, special occasions for people to enrich their knowledge.
For post-experience management education Bocconi started in 1971 SDA Bocconi School of Management, engaged in MBA, Specialized Master Programs and Open Enrollment/Customized Executive Education.
Bocconi is located in the northern Italian city of Milan. Milan is a metropolitan city of 1.4 million people and often brings to mind Fashion, Finance, Industry, Culture, Glamour, Higher Education, Internationalism and Nightlife. Milan is Italy's hub to Europe, the financial capital of the country and according to experts, the ‘Fashion Capital of the World’. In addition, Milan also boasts artistic masterpieces renowned all over the world, such as the ‘Duomo’, world's fourth-largest church; the ‘Cenacolo Vinciano’, Leonardo da Vinci's iconic Last Supper, the ‘Teatro alla Scala’, Milan's famous and fabulous opera house and the ‘Castello Sforzesco’ which houses a collection of modern museums that are well stocked with impressive antiquities.
Bocconi modern urban campus lies in the heart of Italy’s bustling business and finance city. Our course offer-ranging from undergraduate to PhD - provides a quality response to a wide range of educational needs. The University has more than 14,500 students, a faculty of 1,400 members and approximately an administrative staff of 600.
Double Degree: September 2017 - June 2018
Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics (CATÓLICA-LISBON) was founded in 1989 following the restructuring and reorganization of the courses and departments that were originally part of the Faculty of Human Sciences.
Currently, CATÓLICA-LISBON host’s one thousand full-time undergraduate students, 400 Master of Science students, over 2000 executive education participant making it one of the largest faculties at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. The School is very active in both education and research, and is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the top schools of Management and Economics in Portugal.
Lisbon, which is called the "city of seven hills", is the political and economic capital of Portugal. It stretches along the north bank of the River Tagus in the westernmost country of mainland Europe. Initially located north of the castle of São Jorge, Lisbon long ago stopped being geographically restricted by the city walls, undergoing an expansion that was led by the Christian presence in the country.
It is not enough to read the history books to really know Portugal in general or Lisbon in particular. Instead, you need to go further and listen to the stories told by the people, discover the secrets of its cultural heritage, reveal the mystery of its traditions, enjoy the green of its hills, the magic of its light and understand that being Portuguese means attaching a deep importance and meaning to every single thing and every single expression, something no other nation can match.
The Palma de Cima Campus has an area of around 37,000 m², plus a separate space of around 12,000 m² which is yet to be developed.
It has four buildings offering 43000 m², which house classrooms, auditoria, IT rooms, the Library, the Rector's Office, the administrative and academic services department, a Conference Center, bar, canteens and a restaurant, seating and function spaces, the book shop/stationer and copy shop, and a bank branch.
The CATÓLICA-LISBON Building is located at the intersection of Av. dos Combatentes and Palma de Cima (the flyover over the North-South Axis road). It is marked as no. 1 on the map below. The same map also shows the one-way streets around campus.
Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is a large business university with 20,000 full- and part time students. CBS teaches the traditional courses in Economics, Management and Business. Administration but is also well known for the cross-disciplinary research and teaching, and students can combine business with for example philosophy, political science, psychology, or communication. CBS is internationally accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. The “triple-crown” accreditation.
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark is the second largest in Scandinavia with a population of just under 2 million. It is considered as a centre of culture and arts with plenty of sightseeing and entertainment activities to offer visitors - together with multitude of shopping facilities and the longest pedestrian street system in the world. Copenhagen is the seat of the National Parliament (Folketinget) - the Royal Residence and Supreme High Court.
CBS is primarily located in four modern buildings in Frederiksberg, close to the heart of Copenhagen.
Both the main complex at Solbjerg Plads, the architecturally acclaimed building by architect Henning Larsen at Dalgas Have and Kilen (the Wedge) reflect the characteristic Scandinavian style. CBS has also rebuilt parts of the former Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory, and all parts of CBS Campus are within walking distance. CBS facilitates contact with different accommodation options for exchange students and visiting professors.
Founded in 1957, EADA was one of the first Spanish institutions to provide training programmes that specifically targeted the business world.
They have always been known for their strict academic and practical approach geared to applying knowledge to the real day to day company world. Their educational methodologies promote "learning by doing".
For over 50 years EADA has been in the frontline of manager training and in-company training programmes for the business community. Their longstanding relations with over 350 Associated Companies constitute the backbone of their training and intends to address the needs of the corporate world by urging the participants on our programmes to take on an active role in their own career development.
Over 120,000 participants from over 40 countries have entrusted their training to them, which in itself goes to show that EADA is one of Europe's most innovative and prestigious business schools.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain. Surrounded by an extensive metropolitan area, it has 1,770,000 inhabitants. Two thousand years of history have left their mark on the city in its architectural, artistic and cultural heritage. Its superb international connections, climate, and cosmopolitan atmosphere make Barcelona the fine city it is.
In Barcelona, as in the rest of Catalonia, Catalan and Spanish (both Latin-based) co-exist as official languages. Everyone speaks Spanish, although most people also use Catalan. The Catalan and Spanish languages live side by side in harmony, and students will have no problem getting around Barcelona with Spanish. As a cosmopolitan city, there are also an increasing number of businesses and services offered in English and other international languages are spoken.
EADA is the only management institution in Spain with its own residential training centre. This is a vital tool in the EADA methodology as participants attend a series of professional development modules during the year where outdoor training is noted for the development of leadership and teambuilding skills.
Fact Sheet 2017/8
Looking back over the past 40 years, EBS has long made a name for itself as one of the leading business schools in Germany. Today, they are proud to present the new EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht
The transformation from EBS Business School into EBS Universität is the most important milestone since the founding of EBS. Their vision becomes reality: To establish EBS as one of the most modern and innovative universities in its field and as the first German business university to be ranked among the leading universities worldwide.
EBS Universität is located in the heart of Germany, in a region that blends history with the modern world like no other: The Rheingau is home to an endless number of historical sights and a few kilometres further on begins the 65km-stretch of the Middle Rhine Valley, a Unesco World Heritage Site. In the opposite direction attractions include the lively Rhine-Main area with the cosmopolitan city Frankfurt am Main and its vibrant nightlife. Excursions organized by students can be like travelling back in time to the 12th century, for instance to Kloster Eberbach, or feeling the pulse of modern times among Frankfurt's banking towers.
A close and informal relationship between students, faculty and other staff members is typical of the atmosphere at EBS Universität. They are a small university providing individual guidance and support – they all know each other. The climate on campus in Oestrich-Winkel with its historical buildings and green spaces and in the modern Atrium-House in Wiesbaden is characterized by open and friendly communication. Campus life is not just about seminars and lectures. Faculty, administrative staff and students are all involved in a wide range of activities outside lectures and teaching.
It is important to them that their students are able to grow and develop their personality. At EBS Universität they demand and foster their commitment and their sense of responsibility. Organized in an independent association with around 1,500 members, their students work together in numerous student initiatives (so-called Ressorts), which engage in a wide range of different projects such as help for the homeless, presentations, sporting events or even the organization of high-calibre conferences. Moreover, through their involvement in various University boards the student representatives play an active role in shaping the development of their University.
Location: Lille (Business Management) / Nice (Financial Economics), France
Study Periods: Double Degree
Places Available: 2
2016 Dates: September 2017 - April 2018
Who is Eligible? MSc and MBA
EDHEC was established in 1906 and is one of the world’s top 20 business schools. With 7,900 students and locations in Lille, Nice, Paris, London and Singapore, it is an international school directly connected to the world of business. EDHEC is known for the excellence of its research and its capacity to train entrepreneurs and managers able to move the lines, producing innovative solutions recognised by companies.
Lille is situated in northern France on the Deûle river, close to the Belgian border. It is the fifth largest city in France with a metropolitan area population of 1,166,452 inhabitants (2012). It has a large student population and is known throughout France for its handsome city centre and its very active cultural life. The city is well connected to major European hubs, and can easily be reached from Paris, Brussels and London by the Eurostar train, or you can fly directly into Lille.
Nice is a city on the French Riviera in southern France, an ethnically diverse port city popular with tourists and famous for its waterfront and beautiful view on the Promenade des Anglais. It is classed as the seventh largest city in France by metropolitan area with 1,004,914 inhabitants (2012). Nice airport is one of the busiest in France and is well connected to airports throughout France and the rest of the world.
Two academic campuses in Lille and Nice offer facilities and equipment at the highest level worldwide.
The EDHEC Campus in Lille, located inside a huge wooded park, offers an outstanding education in an exceptional, welcoming and connected environment. The Campus, which is eco-friendly, entrepreneurial and within easy access of the city, embodies both the dynamism of the EDHEC Business School and its innovative strategy. The campus welcomes 4,000 students (one third of whom come from abroad) every year, and provides cutting-edge equipment such as its digital networked library and its trading room, which is a key factor in the learning-by-experience system that has been specifically implemented in France. Lille is also the headquarters of the EDHEC Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Incubator, along with its network and partners, symbolising EDHEC’s commitment to encouraging and supporting entrepreneurial vocations.
The EDHEC Campus in Nice, which was renovated and extended in 2013, offers an academic setting that is unique globally and combines the advantages of an internationally recognised technology hub with the legendary attractions of the French Riviera. The campus, which is conveniently located close to the city centre and the airport, is fully equipped with all the resources that encourage outstanding learning and optimal personal development. The Nice Campus offers all EDHEC initial training activities, its Global MBA and PhD in Finance programmes and intra- and inter-company training programmes. Several chairs and research centres are also located at the campus, including the EDHEC-Risk Institute, which enjoys a worldwide reputation.
EMLYON was founded in 1872 by the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry and celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2012. Throughout its history, EMLYON has remained true to its origins: entrepreneurial, innovative and humanist.
Established in, the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Lyon opened its doors to 75 pupils and 17 teachers in an 18th century building in the heart of Lyon. EMLYON is one of Europe’s leading business schools and holds the triple accreditation Equis, AACSM and AMBA. It is affiliated to the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and a member of the University of Lyon. EMLYON is a European Business School devoted to lifelong learning for entrepreneurial and international management.
Since the Renaissance, the banks of the two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, that flow through the city, the Fourvière basilica that dominates the city centre, and the Old Lyon, are sights that make Lyon an extremely pleasant place to live in. Lyon is not only home to many of France’s large corporations which now operate worldwide; it also attracts many international firms and organisations. For centuries, the city has been a trading centre at the cross-roads between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean South. While its entrepreneurial culture dates back to the silk manufacturers in the early 19th century, its present dynamism is based on a diversified range of modern industries: energy, chemicals, vaccines, laser technology, etc...
The Lyon-Ecully Campus is just minutes away from the centre of Lyon, a major European city. Set in six hectares of woodland, it offers a combination of high quality educational facilities, recreational amenities and accommodation. The campus has facilities such as:
•A library offering over 10 000 electronic books, more than 10 000 newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, 50 databases available on and outside the campus, over 25 000 books and several professors' publications
•An area dedicated to sending messages (ground floor, building A) and 3 fully equipped rooms (60 PCs and burners)
•An IT helpdesk all year round
•A cafeteria with a terrace and a restaurant
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Established in 1819, the world’s first business school, ESCP Europe was founded by a group of economic scholars and businessmen including the well-known economist Jean-Baptiste Say and the celebrated trader Vital Roux. Jean-Baptiste Say was an advocate of economic liberalism and is often credited with having coined the concept of entrepreneurship as early as 1800. Vital Roux is particularly known for having largely contributed to the elaboration of the Commercial Code in 1807 as well as for his up-front thinking in innovative pedagogy. One can therefore say that the creation of ESCP Europe represents the invention of the "business school" concept.
In France, ESCP Europe is one of the most prestigious Grande Ecoles in the country. Moreover, ESCP Europe is founding partner of héSam, a cluster of well-known institutions for research and higher education in the humanities and social sciences.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Situated on the Seine River, in the north of the country, it is at the heart of the Île-de-France region, also known as the région parisienne ("Paris Region" in English).
Within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860 (the 20 arrondissements), the city of Paris has a population of 2,249,975 inhabitants (January 2011), but its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe, with 12,292,895 inhabitants at the January 2011 census
The Paris campus is conveniently located in the centre of the city, in the 11th arrondissement. It is the largest of the five campuses and hosts the greatest number of faculty and students. The building is classified as a historical monument. With extensive campus facilities and over fifty active student clubs and associations, a strong sense of school spirit and community prevails.
Grenoble is a dynamic university city of 500,000 habitants in the south-east of France. It is within easy reach of Paris (3 hours by TGV high-speed train and less than an hour by plane), Switzerland and Italy. Grenoble is one of France's foremost international cities. Nestled in the French Alps, it was the host for the 1968 Winter Olympics. More than 60,000 students and 8,000 researchers along with companies such as Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, Rhône-Poulenc and Schneider Electric show that Grenoble is a booming city where technology and education play a major role.
Grenoble is a city in south-eastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère. The proximity of the mountains, as well as its size, has led to the city being known in France as the "Capital of the Alps".
Grenoble's history goes back more than 2,000 years, at a time when it was a small Gallic village. While it gained in stature by becoming the capital of the Dauphiné in the 11th century, Grenoble remained for most of its history a modest parliamentary and garrison city on the borders of the kingdom of France.
The GIANT (Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies) campus includes 250 hectares of fundamental research, technology research, higher education, companies and economic valorization. The goal is to create and accompany technological changes that will impact our economies over the next decades
For more information about this, please visit the website: http://en.grenoble-em.com/giant-innovation-campus
The Handelshochschule Leipzig, the first German commercial college, was founded on April 25, 1898.
In February 1946, it then was integrated into the reopened University of Leipzig as Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. The foundation of a Hochschule für Binnenhandel Leipzig (Graduate School of Domestic Trade) – established in 1953 and closed again in 1963 – was followed by the formation of the state-run Leipzig Graduate School of Management in 1969, which after the fall of the Berlin Wall, had to close down under the Saxon Higher Education Act by the end of September 1992.
Almost at the same time, in October, 1992 the Leipzig Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK Leipzig) and the Society of Friends of HHL (GdF) founded a new and independently operated Graduate School of Management which under the name of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management has become one of the leading business schools in Europe.
Leipzig is a city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. It has a population of 543,629 inhabitants (1,001,220 residents in the Larger urban zone of Leipzig). Leipzig is located about 150 kilometers (93 miles) south of Berlin at the confluence of the White Elster, Pleisse, and Parthe rivers at the southerly end of the North German Plain.
According to the one-campus-concept, all HHL buildings, the Faculty of Sport Science of the University Leipzig and a canteen are located in one spot. HHL is surrounded by the green banks of the river Weiße Elster and attractive parkland with extensive sport facilities. It takes station directly in front of HHL.
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On July 1st 2013, KEDGE Business School was born out of the merger of BEM-Bordeaux Management School and Marseille-based Euromed Management, two leading French business schools with triple Equis/AMBA/AACSB accreditation.
KEDGE Business School is committed to creating new modes of teaching and personal development, connecting and strengthening its global community network and promoting responsible management practices.
The city of Bordeaux, with a population of 240,000 inhabitants, is the ninth largest city in France.
Bordeaux is located just 45’ from the Atlantic Ocean, two hours from the Spanish border, and three hours by TGV (fast-train) from Paris. Often referred to as the “wine capital of the world,” Bordeaux is also known for its new technologies and aerospace industries. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century.
For more information about the Campus at KEDGE, Bordeaux please visit their website: http://www.kedgebs.com/en/campus-list/bordeaux-campus
Kozminski University, founded in 1993, is a private institution of higher education with full academic rights. The university has obtained Polish and international accreditations, as well as excellent results in global and national educational rankings which shows the high quality of its programs and services. Due to these qualities KU diplomas themselves have become coveted. The university’s offer includes various Bachelor, Master’s, MBA’s as well as Ph.D. programs. All of these are also offered in English.
Since 2009 Kozminski University is classified in the prestigious educational rankings provided by the ‘Financial Times’ – Business School Rankings, which include the best universities from around the world. Moreover, for the past 15 consecutive years it holds first place throughout private universities in educational rankings published by ‘Perspektywy’ and ‘Rzeczpospolita’ and ‘WPROST’. Kozminski University also received a special distinction from the National Accreditation Committee in regards to management, administration and law programs.
Kozminski University holds three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only 67 business schools from around the world hold all three accreditations. The AACSB accreditation is awarded to such prestigious universities such as Yale and Harvard.
Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It stands on the Vistula River in east-central Poland, roughly 260 kilometres (160 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometres (190 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains. Its population is estimated at 1.740 million residents within a greater metropolitan area of 2.666 million residents, which makes Warsaw the 9th most-populous capital city in the European Union.The city limits cover 516.9 square kilometres (199.6 sq mi), while the metropolitan area covers 6,100.43 square kilometres (2,355.39 sq mi).
Kozminski University is the sole proprietor of all the buildings on its campus. The campus spreads over a total surface area of 3.4 hectares and its buildings are comprised of: offices for academic and administrative staff, lecture theatres, classrooms, IT facilities, library, study rooms, meeting rooms, a fitness centre, a bookstore, a post office, photocopying facilities, student canteens and faculty cafeterias. 60% of all classrooms and lecture theatres are fitted with high class IT equipment and have access to networked computers equipped with audio-visual appliances such as monitors with plasma screens, visualizers, TV sets, video recorders and tape recorders.
For more information please click here:http://www.kozminski.edu.pl/en/about-kozminski/campus-and-facilities/
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University of Ljubljana is an institution with a very rich tradition. It was established in 1919 on the foundations of a long-established pedagogical tradition. It is a very large university, with 50.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, taking over 300 different undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. It employs approximately 6,000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and 3 arts academies. The central building, all three academies and faculties are located in the centre. Some of the most recent and modern buildings were constructed on the outskirts of Ljubljana, giving the university and its students a ubiquitous presence in the city. .
The University of Ljubljana is renowned for its quality social and natural sciences and technical study programmes, structured in accordance with the Bologna Declaration. Our projects keep pace with the latest developments in the areas of arts, sciences and technology at home and abroad
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, is a relatively large central European city situated between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea with approximately 300,000 inhabitants. It is the political and cultural heart of the Slovenian nation and most charming in summer.
The visitor’s first impression of Ljubljana is that it is an exceptionally young city as over 50,000 students provide very young vibrations. Many scientists come to Ljubljana because of its university and institutes with solid international reputations.
Please visit their website for more information about the campus and the Faculty of Economics.
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The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education to students and conducts excellent research, offering an international perspective in the fields of economics and international business administration
SBE’s approach revolves around small-scale teaching methods supported by an electronic learning environment, a portfolio of international study programmes, and strong incentives for top-quality research. The focus lies on educational innovation. All degree programmes make use of Problem-Based Learning, with an emphasis on skills development – problem solving, group work, and self-directed learning – to prepare students optimally for the European and international knowledge society.
Maastricht gained international fame as the host of the European Summit in 1991, where the Treaty of Maastricht (signed in 1992) was adopted as the formal foundation of the European Union. Located in the southernmost tip of the Netherlands, this city has a reputation of being a little foreign even in its own country. Many tourists visit Maastricht to go shopping, taste its savoir-vivre atmosphere or to visit one of the 1660 monuments in Maastricht.
Maastricht, arguably the oldest city in the Netherlands, used to be an industry and trade city. Ceramics, paper and glass have dominated the economy of the city for decades and still do to some extent. Some famous company names in these sectors are MOSA, Sphinx, Sappi and ENCI. During the last decade Maastricht has become predominantly a science and service city. Nowadays, the most important industries in Maastricht are the financial and business services industry, trade/hotel and catering industry, and the education/ health care sector. Some large companies situated in or near Maastricht are Vodafone, DHL , Daimler, DSM (global science based company active in health, nutrition and materials) and SABIC (manufacturer of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals).
Although Maastricht is not a very big city (120.000 inhabitants), it is usually buzzing with people day and night, many of which are students. There are hundreds of shops, bars.
As Campus Venlo is located in the historic center of the city, you will easily find your way to the many shops, restaurants and bars the city offers. The city is your campus!
Venlo is home to several annual cultural events, like Zomerparkfeest and Lekker Venlo. Sports lovers can also enjoy themselves. The large number of sports associations offer you the possibility to practice nearly everything, from diving to climbing. The different annual sporting events will even bring sports to your doorstep
Autumn: 1st August 2017 - 31st January 2018
The University of Mannheim is well known for its distinct profile, its business orientation and its international approach. Various rankings, awards and evaluations indicate the quality of its research and teaching: they classify the University of Mannheim as one of the best universities in Germany. Moreover, the University is part of the national "Excellence Initiative", which funds the Mannheim Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS). The University's trademark is its distinct profile. It is characterized by Mannheim's renowned Economic and Social Sciences being closely intertwined with Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Computer Sciences. Its schools and research institutes cooperate with numerous international partners. Institutes and projects like the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research and a number of collaborative research centres underline the University's reputation as one of the Top 20 institutions in Economic and Social Sciences in Europe.
Mannheim is located at the point where the Rhine and Neckar rivers meet. The town is surrounded by the beautiful regions of Odenwald and the Palatinate region, both of which are very popular for going on nature walks and cycling.
Mannheim’s surrounding area is known nationwide for its asparagus cultivation and the nearby Palatinate region is well known for its vineyards and traditional wine festivals, most of which take place in autumn.
Thanks to Mannheim’s central location and direct connection to Germany's extensive public transportation system, a variety of charming German towns are easily within reach. Even France and Switzerland are only a relatively short journey away!
The University of Mannheim offers a unique atmosphere. Its campus assembles all disciplines in short distance away of one another.
The core of the campus is Mannheim Palace. With a length of 400 meters it is the largest baroque palace in Germany. In recent years it has been renovated extensively thanks to private donations totalling around Euro 13 million. Modern steel and glass elements now offer a fascinating contrast to the almost 300 year-old walls. For further information on the palace, its history and museum visit the website of the state heritage agency Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten.
All disciplines which are not housed in the palace are within a few minutes walking distance. They either have new buildings, like the Department of Economics and the Institute of Computer Science, or, like the School of Social Sciences, are housed in renovated buildings.
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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University first opened its doors in 1970 in an elegant villa in the Rotterdam suburb of Kralingen. From these humble beginnings, RSM has grown into one of Europe’s most successful and internationally-recognised business schools, as reflected in the rankings of national and international media such as Elsevier and Financial Times
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, is ranked among Europe’s top 10 business schools, providing ground-breaking research and education. RSM develops business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mind-set into a sustainable future.
Within easy reach of the continent’s largest markets and with its unique access to continental Europe via the Nieuwe Maas River – the largest commercial port in Europe and the second largest in the world – Rotterdam has been a hub of international trade and commerce for centuries. This heritage of trade has left its legacy – Rotterdam today is a multicultural city that is home to a host of multinational and local enterprises, and with a growing reputation as an international knowledge centre in areas including supply chain management.
Rotterdam has a reputation in the Netherlands and beyond for its progressive outlook on many areas of urban life, from art, music and architecture (for which it is world-famous), to cinema, dance and theatre. Each year, Rotterdam hosts numerous festivals, concerts and sporting events including the ABN AMRO Marathon Rotterdam, the International Film Festival, Port of Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival, and the exuberant Rotterdam Unlimited. The nightlife in Rotterdam rivals that of Amsterdam with a hip and creative young scene filling restaurants, bars, cafes and nightclubs.
During the summer, the ‘Beach at the Maas’ is a great place to enjoy the sun with relaxing music and food, and a great view on the river and Rotterdam skyline.
The campus itself has a range of buildings for each subject area. For more information click on the link below:
Raleigh Campus: 16 August - 16 December 2016
Suzhou Campus: 30 August - 16 December 2016
Paris, Lille and Sophia Campuses: 7 September – 17 December 2016
Belo Horizonte Campus: 8-9 September - 9 December 2016
Who is Eligible? MSc Students
SKEMA Business School is a private establishment of higher education and research, founded in 2009 as a result of the merger between the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Lille (founded 1892) and CERAM Business School, Sophia Antipolis (founded 1963). SKEMA is a community devoted to learning and the creation and transmission of management knowledge and practice. Since its inception, SKEMA has become a global school with a multi-campus structure and a large portfolio of programmes taught in English and in French, with 7,200 students, 160 research professors, six campuses worldwide and 35,000 alumni.
Lilleis located in the Nord-Pas de Calais region in Northern France, on the Deûle river and close to the Belgian border. It is the biggest and most thriving student city outside Paris, and is the youngest and most highly populated region in the country. Northern France offers a dynamic business environment and hosts the largest number of headquarters of leading companies after Paris.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Situated on the Seine River, in the north of the country, its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe, with 12,292,895 inhabitants (2011 census). At the heart of French business, intellectual and cultural life, Paris continues to be one of the most stimulating cities in the world as a centre of cultural and economic activity, hosting millions of visitors year-round who come to marvel at the wealth of history, art and entertainment the city has to offer. Competitive industries, business innovations, high-level education, and tourism have turned Paris into the favourite city of business professionals and young graduates.
Sophia Antipolis is a leading European technology park located in the heart of an area of 1 million inhabitants, across the communes of Antibes, Biot, Mougins, Valbonne and Vallauris, and just 20km southwest of Nice, France. The Sophia Antipolis Park is an exceptional site spread across 2400 hectares, ideally balanced between the sea and the mountains. Two thirds of the science and technology park’s surface are green spaces and it is surrounded by a large national park, which includes a community of wild boar and small bats. Created in 1970-1984, it houses primarily companies in the fields of computing, electronics, pharmacology and biotechnology, including the European headquarters of W3C and the ETSI. Sophia Antipolis is home to several higher education institutes and university departments which have created a vibrant student community of over 5,000. Antibes can be reached by bus and from here you can take the scenic Riviera coastal railway to Nice, Monaco, Toulon and Marseille.
Suzhou is a major city located on the Yangtze River in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km northwest of Shanghai which is only 30-40 minutes away by bullet train. The city has 14m inhabitants, and is China’s second largest centre of industry, serving as a top destination for foreign investment, hosting more than 1,500 foreign companies, and around 40 Fortune 500 companies. The city, which is popular with tourists, is one of the wealthiest cities in China, and has been known for its high culture, academic excellence and wealth for many generations.
Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States of America, the world’s largest economy. The city is home to numerous cultural, educational, and historic sites, and is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, covering a land area of 370 km2 and with an estimated population of 451,066 (2015). Raleigh is part of the Research Triangle area, home to numerous high-tech companies and enterprises as well as several universities, whose research facilities, and the educated workforce they provide, have historically served as a major attraction for businesses located in the region.
Belo Horizonteis the capital of Minas Gerais’ state, which takes its name from its location close to the mountains and at the heart of Brazil’s mining region. The city has 2.5 million people, with five million people living in the metropolitan area making it the third most populous in the country after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Belo Horizonte is ranked among the 10 most dynamic cities for business in Latin America by the magazine América Economia, and is considered the Brazilian Silicon Valley with more than 200 startups and 10 incubators. Culturally, there are annual festivals of music, theatre, dance. In sports, Belo Horizonte brings together two nationally renowned football teams: Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte and Clube Atlético Mineiro.
SKEMA campuses are situated in fast developing science hubs or recognised business centres where vital synergies among companies develop innovation and create the techniques of the future. SKEMA campuses all have the same objectives: to offer students multicultural exposure combining academic life with international professional experience. The multi-campus structure is a laboratory that works to the advantage of both companies and students, allowing close collaboration between the economic environment and that of international higher education, whilst contributing to the local communities and environments.
So far, SKEMA Business School has six campuses:
Sophia Antipolis, France
The Sophia Antipolis campus is located on the French Riviera in Sophia Antipolis, a technology park which is home to several famous companies, research institutes and schools of higher education. Most of SKEMA’s students live either in Antibes or Juan les Pins, coastal towns close to Sophia Antipolis, easily accessible by bus.
The Lille campus is located in the town center between the two railway stations (Lille Flandres & Lille Europe), next to the old town and the business center. Lille is only 1 hour from Paris, 38 minutes from Brussels and 1hr20mn from London. Lille is the main student town after Paris. The region is well known for its dynamic economic activity: several companies have set up their headquarters here in order to be logistically at the center of Europe.
The Paris campus is situated in the modern Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci, in La Défense. An area with 150,000 employees, 1,500 companies (15 out of the first 50 worldwide) and 20,000 inhabitants. Near Paris center: 10 minutes from the Champs-Elysées and 20 minutes from the Eiffel Tower.
Suzhou has been called the Venice of the East because of its many canals, beautiful natural environment and traditional gardens. Situated 1 hour from Shanghai (2nd industrial city of China) Suzhou is a well-known high-technology center with 118 of the top 500 companies in the world.
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
The SKEMA US campus is situated in Raleigh, North Carolina, which is located in the South East, near the coast and about 1hr by plane from NYC. The SKEMA building is located on the Centennial campus of our partner North Carolina State University and is surrounded by many international companies.
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
The campus is located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's third most important city for business, which is 360km from Rio de Janeiro and 500km from Sao Paulo. Belo Horizonte is ranked among the 10 most dynamic cities for business in Latin America by the magazine América Economia, ahead of Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Curitiba. Belo Horizonte is considered the Brazilian Silicon Valley with more than 200 startups and 10 incubators.
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, was founded in 2008 following the merger of the Solvay Business School and the Economics Department. In 2010 it led to the creation of an independent faculty. It hosts more than 3000 students in its Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes.
The SBS-EM faculty is part of the Universite libre de Bruxelles. Founded in 1834, the ULB is an international University with about 24 000 students.
Triple capital of Europe, Belgium and the Flanders region, host to both NATO and the EU headquarters, European base for a large number of international corporations (more than a 1.000 from the United States only), welcoming home for a population of some 300.000 expats, incredibly cosmopolitan… Yet Brussels remains a very relaxed and laid-back town which manages to keep its human scale.
Ripe with all the facilities and entertainment you would expect from a capital city, from hotels, bars andrestaurants to museums and famous monuments, Brussels is still easy to get around. Outside rush-hour you can cross the city in a mere 20 minutes. The city centre itself is easily walkable. And the green spaces (parks - woods - forest) account for 13.8% of its surface.
Nested in the heart of Belgium, at the cross-road between France, The U.K., The Netherlands and Germany, Brussels is also a great base to travel from. With its main airport implanted in the suburbs, another one just 1 hour drive away and 3 major train stations, the rest of Belgium and Europe is never too far. You can travel to Paris, London, Amsterdam or Berlin in under 2 hours.
Historically anchored in the heart of this great metropolis, The Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management builds upon the city’s geo-strategic strengths to enable its students to become true international professionals with many networking capacities.
In September 2010, the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management moved into its brand new headquarters. A much anticipated event, many years in the making…
The new home of the SBS-EM is standing tall on one of the most prestigious avenues of Brussels. It will, from now on, act as a daring symbol of the school’s prestige and its ambitions for the future. The brief was simple: high-tech equipment, bold design and open to the outside world. The result? 10.000 m² and 5 storeys of interacting spaces, a state-of-the-art architecture finally giving the school the bite to match its bark.
Since 1878 Stockholm University has been characterised by openness and innovation. A modern university with a multicultural environment, Stockholm University is one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutes. Here more than 70,000 students, 1,800 doctoral students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.
Education and research at Stockholm University make a difference. The University contributes to individual and social change through top quality education and outstanding research. Their researchers contribute to the development of public policy and political decision making, and participate in Nobel Prize Committees and international expert bodies.
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in Scandinavia, with 905,184 people living in the municipality, approximately 1.4 million in the urban area, and a total population close to 2.2 million in the metropolitan area. The city is spread across 14 islands on the coast in the southeast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago and the Baltic Sea. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Birger Jarl.
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SBS is responsible for educating business leaders and managers of the future in both the private and public sector. The school aims to develop the learning process in such a way that creative thinking and critical reasoning are the guiding principles for the entire study programme. Their courses are based on the latest research. Close contacts with the worlds of business and research, both at a national and international level; allow them to offer a transnational education.
Toulouse Business School (former name French: École Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse) was founded in 1903 by the Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the school's initial vocation was to respond to the needs of the local business community for able business administrators.
Originally housed in a 15th-century monastery in the old town centre, the School's present premises include a downtown campus, a modern campus located on the perimeter of the city, a modern campus in Barcelona, Spain and another in Casblanca, Morocco. The downtown main campus is located at the heart of the business complex near the centre of Toulouse.
In 2007, Toulouse Business School became associate member of an alliance between several universities in Toulouse. The school is triple accredited by European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Association of MBAs (AMBA) and is one of France's prestigious "Grandes Écoles de Management".
Toulouse is the capital city of the southwestern French department of Haute-Garonne, as well as of the Midi-Pyrénées region. It lies on the banks of the River Garonne, 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the Mediterranean Sea, 230 km (143 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean, and 680 km (420 mi) from Paris. With 1,250,251 inhabitants at the January 2011 census, the Toulouse metropolitan area is the fourth-largest in France, after Paris (12.3 million), Lyon (2.2 million), and Marseille (1.7 million).
Toulouse is the centre of the European aerospace industry, with the headquarters of Airbus, the Galileo positioning system, the SPOT satellite system, the Airbus Group (former EADS), ATR and the Aerospace Valley.
TBS is spread across two sites in Toulouse – one in Compans-Cafarelli, in the heart of the city, and the other in Entiore, in the midst of the business and technology district. Click here for more information.
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is an internationally oriented and privately financed business school based in Vallendar and Duesseldorf. Founded in 1984, WHU is now one of the most renowned German Business Schools with an exceptional national and international reputation. WHU stands for “Excellence in Management Education” and pursues this Goal in its three core areas of activity: Academic Programs, Research, and Transfer in the field of general management.
This excellent standard has been certified by accreditations from AACSB, EQUIS and FIBAA as well as through leading positions in national and international rankings. In addition, WHU is the only private business school in Germany which is a member of the German Research Association (DFG). WHU students profit from a large network of partner universities, companies and alumni.
The town of Vallendar, where WHU Campus Vallendar is located, lays directly on the Rhine, at the heart of one of the most beautiful and ancient cultural landscapes, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Koblenz, Cologne, Mainz and Frankfurt can be reached in under an hour.
The students are involved in all sorts of activities. Diverse initiatives and projects, university sports and countless cultural activities offer reprieve from academic work and something for everyone.
The main WHU building is known as the Marienburg, and the lecture halls are centrally located around a central square, the Burgplatz.
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With about 23,000 students from Austria and abroad, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is the EU's largest educational institution for business and economics, business law, and social sciences.
WU's success in numbers
Studying at WU is an attractive choice for many students. WU's close ties to the corporate world and the resulting excellent job prospects, along with the wide range of programs available and the positive experiences of its graduates, all contribute to a success reflected in the following statistics:
Over 4,300 first year students per year
About 3,200 graduates annually
Around 75 doctoral degrees awarded per year
WU offers its students a large selection of attractive degree programs, efficient organization and administration, and a wide range of specialization areas and research opportunities. WU and its degree programs place consistently among the world's best in prestigious international rankings.
But that's not all: WU's most important quality reference is without a doubt the EQUIS accreditation it has held since 2007. This seal of quality, granted to only about 130 universities worldwide, is your guarantee that WU is the right choice for you.
Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.757 million (2.4 million within the metropolitan area, more than 20% of Austria's population), and its cultural, economic, and political centre. It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union. Until the beginning of the 20th century it was the largest German-speaking city in the world, and before the splitting of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War I the city had 2 million inhabitants.
Campus WU is located in Vienna's second district, Welthandelsplatz 1. The new campus is built for students: lecture halls with modern equipment, a variety of attractive self-study areas, project rooms, lounges, nice places to stay in and outside of the buildings and restaurants right on campus are just a few of the highlights waiting for you.
Brock University is a public research university located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. It is the only university in Canada that is located in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve,located at the centre of Canada's Niagara Peninsula on the Niagara Escarpment. The university bears the name of Maj.-General Sir Isaac Brock, who was responsible for defending Upper Canada against the United States during the War of 1812.
St. Catharines (2011 population 131,400; metropolitan population 392,184) is the largest city in Canada's Niagara Region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario, with 96.11 square kilometres of land. It lies in Southern Ontario, 51 kilometres (32 mi) south of Toronto across Lake Ontario, and is 19 kilometres (12 mi) inland from the international boundary with the United States along the Niagara River. It is the northern entrance of the Welland Canal. Residents of St. Catharines are known as St. Cathariners.
St. Catharines carries the official nickname "The Garden City" due to its 1,000 acres (4 km2) of parks, gardens and trails.
The Goodman School of Business at Brock University provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education that transforms their students into innovative, articulate, and ethical citizens for the global business environment, creates and disseminates research of value to their stakeholders, and serves and enhances their communities.
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Drexel University is a private university that was founded in 1891 as Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry by Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel to provide educational opportunities in the “practical arts and sciences” for women and men of all backgrounds. It became Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936 and gained university status in 1970.
Approximately 22,500 students attend Drexel University’s nine colleges and four schools of study.
Bennett S. LeBow School of Business
The Bennett S. LeBow School of Business has been ranked among the top 60 in the United States by “Business Week”, and has AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation. In 2004 the “Financial Times” ranked Drexel’s Executive MBA 25th in the nation, and among the top 50 in the world. The College of Business offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and executive education programmes, and has departments in Accounting, Decision Sciences, Economics and International Business, Finance, Legal Studies, Management and Marketing. Over 3,500 students attend the College of Business (70% undergraduate and 30% postgraduate).
Philadelphia, situated half-way between Washington and New York, is the largest city in Philadelphia and the sixth most populous city in the United States. It was once the second-largest city in the British Empire after London, and was the social and geographical centre of the original 13 American colonies. It is home to many national historical sites, such as Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Today its economic sectors include manufacturing, oil refining, food processing, health care and biotechnology, tourism and financial services. It has always been an important centre for medicine.
Drexel University’s campus is divided into three parts, the University City Campus, the Centre City Hahnemann Campus, and the Queen Land College of Medicine Campus. The 60 acre University City Main Campus is located west of the Schuylkill River in the University City district of Philadelphia. It is the largest and oldest campus, and the centre for the administrative offices, as well as the main academic centre for students.
Drexel is located in the Powelton Village section of West Philadelphia.
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Université Laval is a prestigious institution, anchored in Quebec society from its beginnings. It is inspired by its
mission to educate and gather society together through the innovative spirit of its diverse community. More than 240,000 graduates have mastered their skills here in every field of endeavor, building the world we live in today. And the process continues. In 2010, some 45,000 students, among them tomorrow’s leading decision makers, have benefited from world-renowned programs of studies adapted to today’s reality. These students will set forth to promote change in Quebec and throughout the world.
Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. In 2011 the city had a population of 516,622, and the metropolitan area had a population of 765,706, making it the second most populous city in Quebec after Montreal, which is about 233 km (145 mi) to the southwest.
The narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River proximate to the city's promontory, Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond), and Lévis, on the opposite bank, provided the name given to the city, Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning "where the river narrows". Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. The ramparts surrounding Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec) are the only fortified city walls remaining in the Americas north of Mexico, and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the 'Historic District of Old Québec'.
Located in one of North America’s most vibrant and historic French-speaking cities, FSA ULaval is leading the way towards a new concept for business administration, as Québec’s unique position offers both an international outlook and proximity to major centres of innovation.The Université Laval campus is one of the most striking in Québec. It covers 1.2 km2 and has over 30 pavilions, all linked by 10 km of underground walkways. It features an expansive sports complex, a library, a bank, a student computer center, a service building (pub, restaurants, cafeteria, hair salon, bookstore, etc.), and the campus serves as a major hub for public transit.
Pepperdine University is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.
For more than 40 years, the Graziadio School of Business and Management has been developing values-centered leaders and advancing responsible business practice. As a top-ranked, private university, we offer a wide range of business programs for every stage of your professional development.
The University enjoys a national and international reputation as one of the leading business schools in the world. It is recognized as one of the largest graduate business schools in Southern California and boasts the largest MBA alumni network on the West Coast.
Malibu is an affluent beach city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,645. Malibu consists of a 21-mile (34 km) strip of prime Pacific coastline. Nicknamed "the 'Bu" by surfers and locals, the community is famous for its warm, sandy beaches, and for being the home of many Hollywood movie stars and others associated with the entertainment industry. Signs around the city proclaim "27 miles of scenic beauty", referring to Malibu's original length of 27 miles (43 km) before the city was incorporated in 1991.
The main campus of the University is located at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road.
Full-time MBA, International MBA, MBA/MPP, JD/MBA, MS in Applied Finance, MS in Global Business, Executive MBA, and Presidents and Key Executives MBA classes meet on the Malibu campus. The Graziadio School is located in the Beckman Management Center located on Via Pacifica, in the Drescher Graduate Complex. Students have access to full-scale educational services — executive-style classrooms, faculty offices, computer lab, cafeteria, bookstore, and reference facilities.
Queen's School of Business is one of the world's premier business schools, with a faculty team renowned for its business experience and academic credentials. The School has earned international recognition for its innovative approaches to business education and has been a pioneer in the areas of team-based and experiential learning.
In addition to its highly acclaimed MBA programs, Queen's School of Business is also home to Canada's most prestigious undergraduate business program and several outstanding graduate programs. As well, the School is one of the world's largest and most respected providers of executive education.
Kingston is a home-away-from-home not only for students from Queen’s, but also for those attending the Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College - nearly 30,000 in all! Described by students as both “quaint” and “eclectic,” Kingston is big enough to provide all the conveniences of modern life, and small enough for students, staff, and faculty to feel instantly comfortable and at home.
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