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Frank G. Zarb School of Business
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Zarb Exchange Program at
Kedge Business School

Marseille, France http://www.kedgebs.com/en

Kedge Business School


  • Description of School

    In 2013 Kedge Business School was created from the merger of BEM-Bordeaux Management School and Marseille-based Euromed Management, two leading French business schools with triple EFMD-EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB International accreditations. Kedge ranked third of France's post baccalaureate schools with four-year programs and is committed to creating new modes of teaching and personal development, and promoting responsible management practices.

  • Location

    Kedge Business School is located in Provence in the port city of Marseille, the oldest and second largest city in France (after Paris). The city boasts the largest European suburban park, over 36 miles of coastline along the Mediterranean Sea and 300 days of sunshine per year. Marseille is rich in culture and history and was named the European Cultural Capital for 2013.

  • Programs available

    Fall Semester (early September to mid-January) – Application due May 15
    Spring Semester (mid-February to late June) – Application due October 15
    Summer (late June to mid-July) – Application due March 1

  • Academic Requirements

    For semester-long programs, students should have sophomore standing. Summer program is open to all Zarb students.

  • Credit System

    Each course at Kedge is equivalent through the European Credit Transfer System to a three-credit course at Hofstra.

  • Housing

    On-campus housing is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The office of international Partnerships also helps students find off-campus housing.

  • Peer Support and Integration Activities

    InterAct, a student-run group, organizes events for international students throughout the year. InterAct students also meet new students at the train station. Kedge also provides a comprehensive orientation program that includes social and cultural programs.

  • Visa and Insurance Requirements

    All students are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa. For more information, students should visit the U.S. Department of State at www.state.gov for links to each country's embassy. All students must be covered by a health insurance plan. Non-European students staying in France for more than three months are required to register and contribute to the French Social Security system; the price for 2015 was €215, approximately $265. All students are also required to obtain housing insurance.

  • Program Cost

    Students pay regular tuition to Hofstra for semester-long programs. For the cost of the summer program, contact Associate Dean Gioia P. Bales at (516) 463-5703.

  • Contacts

    For additional details, contact Associate Dean Gioia Bales at (516) 463-5703 or via email at gioia.p.bales[at]hofstra.edu.
    Frederique Mary
    - Coordinator, Inbound Students from Non-European Countries and Short-term Programs
    Telephone: +33 (0) 491 827 929 Email: frederique.mary[at]kedgebs.com
    Catherine Rossines - Coordinator, Inbound Students from Non-European Countries and Short-term Programs
    Telephone: +33 (0) 491 827 904 Email: catherine.rossines[at]kedgebs.com