Study at the IÉSEG School of Management (Paris), France


The program runs from July 5 to August 1, 2020 (including arrival and departure dates). Students are required to be in attendance from the first day of classes to the last day of exams, and must attend all Orientation/Welcome, Opening/Closing Ceremony and field trip events that are pre-planned by the Host University.

Registration for this program is by selection process only. Please DO NOT make any travel arrangements or book any flights until AFTER your acceptance to participate in the program has been confirmed.

A maximum of 20 students will be approved to participate in this program.


The requirements to participate are as follows:

  • students must be in the Paul J. Hill School of Business as of Winter 2020
  • students must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours prior to the Study Abroad program, and must be in a minimum of 9 credit hours (or a Co-op workterm) for Winter 2020.
  • students must have a minimum GPA of 70% at time of application (averages between 68 and 69.99% may be considered, providing space is available)
  • students must be in good standing at the UofR - both academically and financially (not negotiable/no exceptions)
  • preference will be given to students who have space within their degree/diploma programs for transfer credit for the courses to be taken in France (students who hope to take the program as "extra" credit (i.e., not transferrable to their program) may be considered, providing space is available)
  • students must return to the UofR for at least one course in a semester following the Study Abroad program
  • students must meet with Wendy Tebb to discuss how/if courses will transfer into their Hill degree or diploma program (students are advised to do this before applying to for any Study Abroad program).



The charge to enroll in this program is $3,900 Cdn (payable to the UofR as a program fee attached to the required SEP course registration). This program fee covers – course tuition (for the 4-week program), accommodation in a single private room with a bathroom and free WiFi from July 5 to August 1, 2020, access to shared kitchen, laundry room and fitness room, and some additional extracurricular activities to discover the Parisian way of life. Accommodations are within a 15 minute walk to campus (Note: these are not the same accommodations where the participants of 2019 stayed. Last year was a 40 minute commute on public transit.)

Participants are eligible for $2,000 of Global Experience Scholarship funds.

Meals, flights, airport transfers, health insurance and other travel expenses are not included; students are responsible for booking and paying for their own flights and making their own arrangements as needed. Travel arrangements must be coordinated with other participants.


Students will take 4 mini-courses during this 4-week program. Students would receive transfer credit for 2 x BUS 300LV elective courses in their BBA or DipBA program, providing appropriate grades are achieved. The planned course options are listed below. Students must select one course each week (subject to change and availability).

  • Week 1 – choose one of:
    • European Integration (instructor from UK)
    • Digital Marketing Strategy (instructor from Canada)
    • Managing Innovation (IESEG instructor)
    • Experiential Marketing (instructor from USA)
    • Managing cross-cultural differences (IESEG instructor)
  • Week 2 – choose one of:
    • Economic Development and Globalization (instructor from Brazil)
    • International Trade/Economics (instructor from Italy)
    • Emotional Intelligence/Soft Skills (instructor from Canada)
    • International Business (instructor from Korea)
  • Week 3 – choose one of:
    • A unique Approach to Cross-Cultural Management (instructor from Canada)
    • Practical Business Negotiation Skills (IESEG instructor)
    • Corporate Communication (instructor from Brazil)
    • Innovation Management (instructor from Morocco)
  • Week 4 – choose one of:
    • Communication and Conflict Management Skills (IESEG instructor)
    • Recent Management Issues (instructor from Korea)
    • Sponsorship Marketing of Global Sport (instructor from USA)
    • Business and Human Rights (instructor from USA)
  • An additional/optional French language course is available for the additional charge of $800 Cdn. This is a great opportunity to experience and learn about French language and culture. Transfer credit will be evaluated by the French Department, based on completion of a placement test upon your return to the UofR.

IESEG Summer Academy brochure File

IESEG Course Selection form File



The application deadline is 9:00 AM on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Your completed application must be submitted to Wendy Tebb, ED 512.7, or by email to, before the deadline. A maximum of 20 students can participate; therefore, not all students who apply will be selected to participate. DO NOT book any travel arrangements until you find out you have been selected to participate.



  • Application Form Summer Study Application 2016
  • Scholarships for a total of $2,000 are available to students approved to participate in this PARIS Study Abroad program (students can receive international funding a maximum of twice in their academic career). If you are selected to participate in this PARIS program, we will send you a link to the scholarship application form after acceptance is confirmed.


For more information:

Contact Wendy Tebb in the Faculty of Business Administration for more information.
Phone: 306-585-4075
Or, call 306-585-4724 to book an appointment to meet with Wendy to discuss how this program and the transfer credits will fit into your specific degree program.

Learn more about Hill student experiences in Paris (2019) – submitted by Aubrie File, Nina File and CalystaFile. Aubrie and Nina attended IÉSEG in 2019. Calysta attended another school but her experience in Paris may still be of interest to you.