IÉSEG School of Management offers about 120 courses taught in English on each campus to incoming exchange students. Students choose courses in our 5-year Grande Ecole Program (PGE). We offer a 3-year Bachelor Cycle (Business Administration) covering the fundamentals of management, and a 2-year Master Cycle (Master in Management) in which the students deepen their management knowledge and choose a specialisation. Courses are taught entirely in English.
In Fall 2020 we launched our redesigned Grande Ecole Program. Please check our course list carefully, as there are some modifications in terms of course availability and choice for exchange students. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information available at the time this list of courses is prepared, the institution reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice.
In the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the normal workload for a full-time student is 30 credits per semester. The number of contact hours varies depending on the format and level of a course. Thus, students usually have to attend from 8 to 12 courses per semester to get 30 ECTS. We recommend that exchange students take a minimum of 20 credits per semester.
Bachelor students have access to Bachelor courses (our bachelor cycle is 3 years). Students who will be in their 4th year of Bachelor cycle will have to choose between either bachelor or masters level courses. Master students will have access to master courses. Students should pay attention to prerequisites.
Our courses and electives can be extensive (one-semester long) or intensive (one-week long).
Nominated students should have a good command of written and spoken English to ensure they can follow lectures and complete written/oral assignments and examinations competently. No official language test is required (French or English).
We also offer French language courses (FLE) at different levels. An online test is organized prior to the semester to register students in the appropriate group levels.
Courses Available for Exchange Students – Fall 2021: Download the list here.
Courses Available for Exchange Students – Spring 2022: Download the list here.
Please note that in the Master Cycle of the Grande Ecole Program, the following Majors will only be taught on Lille campus from 2021/2022: “Audit & Advisory” and “Managing People and Organizations / HRM”.
Check out the explanation of the ECTS course codes.
You will be directed to the Université Catholique de Lille general online course catalog for course descriptions.
Once on the catalog, choose IÉSEG as School or Faculty and then choose “search” without setting any specificities in your research. Once you have the full list of courses studied at IÉSEG, just hit “Ctrl + F” (quick search) and enter the course title in the little window which just opened. The word / title you are looking for will appear in blue on the page. Click on the course title to get the syllabus, which will outline the following: level, semester, language of instruction, amount of ECTS credits, prerequisites, learning outcomes, course description, class type and assessment.
Pay attention to the “Level” indicated on the syllabus. It can only be “Bachelor”, “Master” or “Course for exchange students”, all related to the Grande Ecole Program.
Please note that the campus does not appear on the course syllabus, but only in the course list (see above).
The Learning Agreement is part of the online application to the Exchange Program. It has to be completed with your course selection, be approved and signed by your home university.
Online course registration: Exchange students will register for their course preferences online prior to their arrival in France. The students will receive further information regarding the course registration by email as soon as the semester start gets closer.
During the mandatory orientation seminar, students will be able to see if there is any course overlap with timetables available on our intranet. Our academic advisors will help students with their course schedules.