ESSEC Business School
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
ESSEC Business School at Cergy-Pontoise was created in 1907 and is one of the most prestigious higher education establishments in France.
It is located in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France which is about 35 minutes away from campus.
ESSEC Business School is an academic institution of excellence whose reputation is built on a pioneering spirit that shapes both its scientific ambitions and its pedagogical approach. It is one of the 76 schools in the world to have obtained the triple accreditation of AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA and is also the first European business school to obtain AACSB accreditation.
ESSEC boasts four campuses in Cergy, Paris-La Défense, Singapore, and Rabat. The school currently has eight academic departments: Accounting and Management Control; Economics
; Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics
; Operations Management
; and Public and Private Policy
. ESSEC also promotes five research centers and seven centers of excellence to reinforce their role as incubators of learning innovation and facilitating the development of original executive education programs.
ESSEC offers both semester and full academic year exchanges
- Limited to students in the Mays Business School
- Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Must attend TAMU for at least one full semester after exchange
- Upper level classification (Junior, or Senior)
- Other program specific requirements (inquire with Program Coordinator)
. The exchange programs
allow students to participate in a variety of courses within eight departments where courses are taught in either English, French, or both languages. Course offerings vary from semester to semester each year. For an up-to-date list of courses offered at ESSEC, please visit their course catalog
for exchange students.
French language courses at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced level are also offered to exchange students.
ESSEC utilizes a grading scale that goes from 1-20 where 20 is the highest possible grade and 10 is the minimum acceptable passing grade in each subject. There are no re-sits or make-up exams available to students.
The fall term at ESSEC runs from early September to mid-December. Exchange students who wish to leave France before the winter holidays can choose to leave at the earliest departure date set by ESSEC.
The spring term runs from late February to early June. Exchange students also have the option to leave at an early departure date that is set by ESSEC.
(ESSEC’s student housing association), ESSEC Business School offers comfortable and well-equipped rooms and studio apartments near the campus, as well as other amenities to help simplify day-to-day life.
Exchange students can live in one of the 3 student residences offered by ALEGESSEC: Résidence des Hauts-de-Cergy
, Résidence des Linandes
, and Résidence du Port
. There are over 1,000 units that are available and students have the ability to choose the type of living arrangements that best suit their needs. Housing layouts range from single studios at the Hauts-de-Cergy residence, double studios for living with a roommate at the Linandes residence, to the more spacious studios and disabled-accessible rooms at the Port residence. Each residence offers its own unique atmosphere from the rich cultural diversity–over 50% of housing residents are international students!
All housing units come furnished with utilities (water, heat, and electricity) included in the housing rate. The housing tax and internet (private provider) are at the student’s cost. Laundry rooms, luggage rooms, and a 24/7 sports room are some of the facilities available within the residences. Students can reserve their housing arrangements through an online application sent by email.
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
- A&M Tuition and Fees*
- $300 REEP Administrative Fee
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
Check rates at: https://tuition.tamu.edu/
For Estimated Fees Paid to Host University & Additional Expenses, please visit:
Mays Business School Center for International Business Studies website
The Scholarships and Financial Aid Office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, please visit the University Scholarship Application Portal
. The Center for International Business Studies also offers semester exchange scholarships to Mays Business School students. Visit the Center for International Business Studies
website for more information or to apply.
Federal and state financial aid and certain scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the Program Coordinator (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Here is the link to the Financial Aid Office