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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Fall 2020


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


Opportunity Description

IÉSEG School of Management, or Institut d'Économie Scientifique et de Gestion, is one of the top Business Schools in France, ranked 7th in France and 21th in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2014 ranking. As a French Grande École and member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, IÉSEG is part of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country. Established in 1964 in Lille, the school has a second campus in Paris at La Défense, Europe's biggest business hub.

The mission of IÉSEG is to prepare students to become complete and international managers who initiate change, and contribute to the development of responsible, innovative and enlightened organizations.

IÉSEG collaborates closely with the largest institute of research in Europe, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

More than 83% of IÉSEG's faculty is international, and has corporate conections with 2500 companies.


Undergraduate students enrolled in Human Ecology may spend one semester, and in some cases, up to two semesters, studying at the IÉSEG School of Management.

Over 900 exchange students from partner universities come to study at IESEG every year.

IÉSEG has over 223 partner universities in 58 countries.

IÉSEG is part of the Université Catholique de Lille, considered to be France's top private university. The historical campus is located in the city of Lille. In 2008, IÉSEG opened a second campus in the Grande Arche de La Défense. The Paris campus has 20 amphitheatres, 20 classrooms, 3 multimedia centres, 1 library and rooms for school associations.

Paris is the capital, largest city of France and its administrative, business, and cultural center. It has one of the highest GDPs of any city and is home to Fortune Global 500 companies that specialize in insurance, banking, and energy. Paris is also one of the four fashion capitals in the world.


IÉSEG provides different housing options: student and private residences, as well as private housing (private landlords) and apartment sharing. Students can choose out of those options, and give their 3 choices to our housing contact by email. Students can choose out of those options, and apply directly on the housing platform. Housing application details will be sent to the student with their acceptance letter. It is on a first-come, first-served basis.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study on an exchange program is a two-step process. The Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit your nomination to the exchange partner.  Exchanges may have limited spaces, so early applications are encouraged.

  1. For Cornell approval and nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by your college and the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page, or earlier, if filled.
  2. Once nominated by Cornell, complete an external application specifically for exchange students Schools typically admit the students nominated by exchange partners, but you must complete this process for them to review your application and offer you a place.