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France: Bordeaux - KEDGE Management School (Semester Exchange)
Bordeaux, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: USD applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 03/11/2015
03/11/2015 TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates will be announced shortly. Students should anticipate beginning their semester in early September and will return shortly before the Christmas holiday.

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Fact Sheet:
GPA: 2.75 Disciplines offered: Business, Management
Accomodations: Shared apartments off-campus, Shared apartments on-campus Program Advisor: Ali Droster -
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:



 bordeaux panoramic

FRANCE: Bordeaux

 formerly Bordeaux Management School 

Fall/Spring Semester Program 



Bordeaux's is one of France's seven main wine regions and is comprised of an ethnically diverse population, including a lively university community if over sixty-thousand students, making it an optimum study abroad destination.  

The city is now officially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage sites confirming it's rich cultural and architectural heritage. It boasts one of the most beautiful ensembles in France of 18th century architecture.

The Bordeaux area has also traditionally been known for offering a warm welcome and for enjoying life. The city has become famous down the centuries through its wines, its cooking, and also through the great works of many who have been inspired by the region. Students are attracted to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean: Lacanau, the Arcachon Basin, Biscarosse and all the Landes coast where many surfing competitions are held.

From the snow-covered slopes in the Pyrenees to the pavement cafés in the Place Camille Jullian or the Place de la Victoire, the streets are always lively and have a warm and festive atmosphere.



With 3,200 students KEDGE Bordeaux is one of the 10 leading schools of higher education in France, and the second largest French provincial Business SchoolSince its creation in 1874, KEDGE has trained over 20,000 graduates, now employed in leading companies worldwide. Today, 20% of Alumni are working overseas. KEDGE offers 12 programs, from undergraduate to specialized post-graduate, as well as the Wine MBA.

BEM has been recently officially accredited by the American association AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). With this 3rd international accreditation, BEM has joined the prestigious circle of business schools holding the "Triple Crown": EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and, today, the AACSB.

In 2013, BEM joined forces with EUROMED Management to create a hybrid business school, KEDGE Business School. You may see this brand throughout the marketing materials. USD students are encouraged to attend BEM, the campus in Bordeaux.

Additional information can be found at the KEDGE Business School website. 

All exchange students will attend an orientation session prior to the start of the semester. Students will have the opportunity to gain information about their term abroad.  Learn more about this program on the KEDGE Bordeaux Webpage

KEDGE bordeaux


In this the semester or year-long program, students directly enroll at the Bordeaux Management School (BEM), which was founded in 1874 and is one of the oldest, but also very progressive schools in France. At BEM 25% of students are international, representing 44 different nationalities. The university environment makes it easy for international and French students to integrate. 

Courses are offered in both English and French. Students are advised to select five primary courses plus five alternates. All courses must be approved by USD for transfer prior to departure.

To see which courses have established USD equivalencies view the pre-approved course listings below. If there a course you wish to take that is not listed below, please contact Ali Droster,, with the course title.

France: BEM Pre-Approved Course Listings

KEDGE 2014-2015 List of Courses.pdf

Courses are offered on a different academic schedule. Students may select up to two classes per class Cycle. Each Cycle is approximately 4 weeks in length. Students are required to choose Intermediate Level courses and must receive special approval to take an Advanced Level course.

Check out the KEDGE Calendar & Program Schedule.pdf to learn more about the academic calendar at KEDGE.

Grades awarded during a semester at KEDGE will be transferred back to USD and applied to the student's overall GPA. Please reference the FRANCE_Grading_Equivalencies.pdf to understand how grades are converted.


Students can live in rented apartments on or off-campus. The student association "Melting Potes" will help exchange students find accommodations. More information on housing can be found in the Housing General Information. 



For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.



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To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)