IESEG offers over 200 management courses in English—both campuses, generally speaking, offer the same courses. IESEG is known for the quality of its Finance, Fashion and Marketing courses.

Students can choose between “intensive” week-long courses or "extensive" semester-long courses. It is also possible to combine intensive and extensive courses. Cornell students are among the only exchange students allowed to choose courses in the IESEG MSc programs that are offered on both campuses.  Master level classes are all offered as extensive classes. Intensive classes count 1 US credit. Students are required to take 30 ECTS credits at IESEG (which will equal 15 Cornell credits).

The list of courses available for incoming exchange students can be accessed here:

Students going to IESEG should be flexible with their course selection since the final course selection and online registration will take place during IESEG’s orientation period at the beginning of the semester. However, many of the courses of the Grande Ecole Program stay the same each year.

Your academic experience abroad is going to be very different from home. Working under the policies and processes of the local institution, you may find a lot less structure, or a lot more.

Courses and Credit Approval

  • To find information on specific courses, go to the program’s website using the link in the “Snapshot” section of the Overview page.
  • To discuss program fit, such as program type, expectations, level of structure/independence, or to compare options, get advice from Global Learning advisors and returned students. 
  • For assistance in selecting courses, see your faculty or college advisor. (Note: You may earn elective, distributional, minor or major credit depending on your major and college.)
  • Complete the Proposed Course of Study form that is part of the Global Learning application for a record of how your courses will count for credit at Cornell.

Academic Policies

  • Study the language of the host country (or take a course in that language) when studying in a non-English speaking country for a semester or year
  • Take the equivalent of 15 Cornell credits for a full semester, even if it is possible to take fewer and still graduate on time
  • Complete all the academic work and stay until the end of the program, defined as the last officially-sanctioned exam for any course you take abroad

Registration and Grades

  • You will be registered at Cornell and will earn credit for approved coursework for your semester/year study abroad
  • Decisions on the final allocation of credit are made upon successful completion of the course (equivalent of a “C” or higher—all courses for a letter grade)
  • Grades will appear on the Cornell transcript in the same format as they are recorded on the original transcript generated by the study abroad program or university. Grades are not factored into the Cornell GPA