In January 2009, EM Strasbourg Business School
became the business school of the largest multi-disciplinary University in France, The University of Strasbourg. In addition to belonging to a university, it is part of a national network of prestigious Business and Engineering Schools called the “Grande Ecole” network. This dual status enables EM Strasbourg Business School to offer a variety of degrees:
A “Grande Ecole” Master of Science in International Management (Main Program)
Masters of Arts (Initial Training) in International Commerce, International Purchasing
Masters of Arts (Continuing Education) in Marketing and Management, Events Management, among others
The school has approximately 2,400 students, 1,500 in the “Grande Ecole” program, 450 of which are international students. As exchange students, you have access to several tracks within the “Grande Ecole” Program:
Exchange Program (one or two semesters of courses with a transfer of credits to your home university)
Dual Degree Program (Master’s level)
Bachelor in European Management program
EM Strasbourg Business School offers courses
in several academic areas. These courses are subject to change.
Course Approval Process
All courses taken on study abroad programs must then be approved by the appropriate college course approval contact as listed in the link below. Approval is indicated by the appropriate college representative’s signature on the Course Approval Form.
Please visit Course Approval Process webpage to review the approval process and print a Course Approval Form: http://www.marquette.edu/abroad/course-approval-process.shtml
Grades and Credit Transfer:
Study abroad is an academic experience. While your grades will not count towards your GPA, it is vital that you are academically successful. To earn credits for courses taken abroad, you will need to earn the equivalent of a ‘C’ or better at your host institution—this is a 10 out of 20 at EM Strasbourg. You cannot take classes pass/fail at your host institution.
Full Time Status
You are required to take the equivalent of at least 12 U.S. credits while abroad
. This program runs on the ECTS system (European Credit Transfer System). 2 ECTS credits counts for 1 US credit. A course worth 6 ECTS will transfer back to Marquette as 3 US credits. You will need to take 24 ECTS credits at LUISS Universita Guido Carli for the term.
- University dorms- EM Strasbourg Business School is granted a limited number of rooms for exchange students in University of Strasbourg student dorms. The procedure for these rooms runs in June and November. The number of on-campus rooms will be limited and rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
- Private student residencies- These are privately owned and managed student residencies. They may offer a higher level of comfort than university residencies; however, they are also more expensive. Students interested in staying in one of these residencies should contact them directly, independently of the EM Strasbourg Business School.
- Private accommodation- Students may rent a room, studio or an apartment privately by responding to adverts on local housing websites. Please note, however, that applications for private housing are made by the students independently of the EM Strasbourg Business School. Please also note that some landlords might ask for a French guarantor and that often privately rented accommodation is not furnished
More information on housing is available in the EM Strasbourg Exchange Programmes Page
Please refer to the Budget Sheets: Fall
Strasbourg is France’s 9th largest city with a total of 452,609 inhabitants in the greater Strasbourg area and 272,800 in its center. These figures make Strasbourg the capital of its region, Alsace, the second region in terms of wealth (the first being the area around Paris). Strasbourg is also host to a high concentration of cultural activities, such as: theater, concert halls, opera, and cinema.The number of students who live in and around Strasbourg contribute greatly to its dynamism and lively atmosphere. Around 49,000 young people study in Strasbourg, amounting to roughly 18% of the total population.
Strasbourg hosts three important European Institutions:
- The European Parliament
- The Council of Europe
- The European Court of Human Rights
These three institutions, combined with the city’s proximity to several European countries, and other countries, make Strasbourg a very cosmopolitan city and one of the capitals of Europe. Within two hours by train or car, one can be in Switzerland, Luxembourg or Belgium. Germany can be accessed within minutes by crossing one of the many bridges over the Rhine River