NEOMA Business School
Spring Semester Exchange Program
Located in the heart of the Champagne capital of the world, 45 minutes by train from Paris, Reims Management School has been in existence since the creation of the Grande Ecole program (Master of Science in Management) in 1928. The school has grown to be a school of more than 3,600 students with over 70 faculty members. The city of Remis is also a popular place for young people as 12% of the population is composed of students.
NEOMA Business School is a French business school with a strong international focus. NEOMA offers a wide range of management courses taught in English and in French throughout the academic year. Students will gain insight into French culture, as well as French business and management.
This program is an exchange program, offering many classes in English in additional to the local language. Students will take class with local French students as well as students from all over the world earning their full degree or studying abroad at NEOMA. This is an academically rigorous program and also requires students to adjust to a new educational model. Courses typically include only a final exam / project on which the entire course grade is based. Check out the 2018-2019 NEOMA FACT SHEET to learn more about this program option!
View pre-approved courses at Reims: NEOMA Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies to learn how NEOMA courses transfer to USD. NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only.
Many courses have been reviewed to transfer back to USD so be sure to review the pre-approved courses listing above in tandem with the courses during your anticipated term abroad. If there is a course you are interested in not listed on the pre-approved list, please contact Alana Thomas.
This semester exchange is appropriate for those students Majoring in Business Administration orInternational Business. USD students may only participate in this program during the SPRING SEMESTER due to the academic calendar. Students who are proficient in French may be eligible to stay over the summer and be placed in an internship. All exchange students will enroll in the following four courses and select one elective:
- French language (placed at appropriate level after testing, including beginning)
- Management in a European context
- Integrated Business Management (Business simulation game)
- Intercultural Management in Global Business Environment
- 1 of 3 electives (Luxury Marketing, Finance Elective, Entrepreneurship)
Grades awarded during a semester at NEOMA will be transferred back to USD and applied to the student's overall GPA. Please reference the FRANCE Grading Equivalencies to understand how grades are converted. The grading system at France varies greatly from the United States, as does the method in which grades are awarded. European grades model the Bell Curve model much more closely than the U.S. educational system.
The International Relations Office (IRO) is committed to assisting all international students to integrate effortlessly into the school and into life in France. The IRO provides assistance to students in finding accommodation on or close to campus. Students also have the option to seek out independent housing should they choose, though housing through NEOMA is recommended. Students will pay for their housing directly to NEOMA or the independent provider selected.
USD students will be billed the cost of USD tuition for their term abroad via their USD Student Account. Housing is not included in the fees assessed by USD and will be paid directly to the housing provider. Please see Program Cost above to review details of fees associated with this program.
A passport valid through 6 months past the program end date is required for all study abroad programs. Upon formal acceptance to participate in the program, students will need to register through CampusFrance online as well as apply for a French student visa. The study abroad advisor will review this process with all admitted students during the pre-departure orientation. The French student visa application is a lengthy process which requires that students be without their passports for quite some time. As such, students are highly discouraged from making any international travel plans within 90 days of the start date of their program.
During "Welcome days" all procedures are explained to students (registration details, residents permit, social security etc.), and culminate with a complimentary visit of a popular champagne cellar.
Over thirty student associations exist at NEOMA. Each program has its Bureau des Eleves (BDE students' office), and NEOMA also has a Bureau de l'International (BDI), a Bureau des Arts (BDA) and a Bureau des Sports (BDS), alongside numerous creative and entrepreneurial activities and theme-based associations.