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Program Type:
Marquette Program
College of Business Students ONLY:
Minimum GPA:
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Number of Credits:
Courses Available:
College of Business Administration
Language of Instruction:
English, French
Class Eligibility:
Junior, Senior
Language Prerequisite:
2 semesters French
Language Courses Offered:
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Program Description:


The Catholic University of Lyon was founded in 1875 and combines respect for Christian heritage with a spirit of openness.  With its location at the heart of a regional capital, its close ties to business and strong international links, it seeks to promote academic excellence, creativity and integrity.  The International Business Program is an exchange program designed for students who are enrolled at ESDES partner institutions in their home countries. Classes are offered primarily in business in the areas of Finance, Marketing, Law and Strategy. Classes are available at both the Bachelor's and Master's level. Additional courses are offered in non-business areas such as the European Union, Art & Architecture, French cinema.  The language of instruction is in English, although students have the option of taking some business classes in French every semester if their French is good enough. Students are strongly encouraged to take a French Language class, although it is not mandatory. There are classes in French for students at every level, including students who have never had French before or students who are already bilingual.


Université Catholique de Lyon offers courses in several academic areas.  These courses are subject to change, but their current descriptions can be found on the ESDES website: Additionally, if you have strong background in French, classes can also be taken in a foreign language. 
 Business students considering this program should meet with an advisor in the Office of International Business Studies (College of Business Administration, David Straz Hall 101) to initially evaluate course options. Once a student is accepted to study abroad, s/he will meet with an International Business Studies advisor to approve courses.  Please note that the classes often change: it is the student’s responsibility to remain in direct contact with the  Office of International Business Studies to request changes or updates.

Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.


ESDES housing options range from university housing to private apartments. The ESDES housing service will assist students in finding the requested accommodation.


UG Semester Tuition (17/18 rates) *    $19,665.00
GeoBlue International Health Insurance *   $190.00 
Room and Board   $4,000.00 
Books   $150.00 
Airfare   $1,100.00 
Other   $2,500.00 
Total: $27,605.00

UG Semester Tuition (17/18 rates) *    $19,665.00
GeoBlue International Health Insurance *   $152.00 
Room and Board   $5,000.00 
Meals   $5,000.00 
Books   $375.00 
Airfare   $1,875.00 
Passport/Visa   $270.00 
Other   $6,250.00 
Total: $38,587.00


Lyon is the third largest city in France and is located 431km (268 miles) southeast of Paris and 311km (193 miles) north of Marseille. It is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region and the second largest contributor to the French economy after Paris. It has a population of 413,000 inhabitants. Lyon is between two hills, the Fourvière and Croix- Rousse, and between two rivers, the turbulent Rhône and the tranquil Saône. Lyon is a very industrial city; textile manufacturing is one of the most important here. Not only that, but this city is known as the capital of gastronomy. This city has the largest number of Michelin-star restaurants. The tradition of the city of lights or 'Lugdunum' (as called by the Romans) is still present and every evening more than 100 sites across the city are lit up to show the splendor of Lyon’s architecture

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