Location: Strasbourg, France, Europe

Program Type: UMSL Exchange Program

Program Notes: Spend one year abroad and earn a European Bachelor's Degree! In addition to the regular exchange program, the School of Management at the University of Strasbourg, offers a Bachelor Degree in European Management for UMSL exchange students. Following one year of study, including a French language course, an UMSL student will have earned a second bachelor degree in European Management. In this program, all of the courses are taught in English but students must take a French language course. Students with no prior French language study can take an beginning course while those with some background will be placed accordingly. To be eligible for the second bachelor degree, students must have at least two years of study in Management or related areas.

Language of Instruction: English and/or French

UMSL Term Abroad: Academic Year, Fall,  Spring, Summer

Approximate Dates Abroad:
Fall Semester: September - December
Spring Semester: January - April

Application Deadline: We encourage applicants to this program to apply by the priority deadline - your chances of admission are increased by doing so.

  • Fall/Academic Year: February 16 (priority), March 16 (final)
  • Spring: September 23 (final)

UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements. This program is open to juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a business related major/minor. Students participating in the Bachelor's Degree in European Management program must have at leats two years of study in Management or related areas and do not require any experience in French. It is however, recommended that all applications complete at least one year of college-level French.


Subject Available:

  • Business - Business Administration
  • Business - Finance
  • Business - International Business
  • Business - Management
  • Business - Marketing
  • Languages - French
  • Political Science
  • Business - Business Administration
  • Business - Finance
  • Business - International Business
  • Business - Management
  • Business - Marketing
  • Languages - French
  • Political Science

The University: Ecole de Management Strasbourg (EM Strasbourg Business School) is a business and management school which is part of the University of Strasbourg. The EM Strasbourg Business School's mission is to train high-calibre managers to drive projects and provide fresh vision to shape the world that awaits us tomorrow. The EM Strasbourg Business School is committed to providing its students with the specialist and cross-functional knowledge and expertise needed to develop businesses throughout the world.

The EM Strasbourg Business School is located in a prime position on the university campus of the Esplanade district. Built in the 60s, the Esplanade has grown around its university faculties and over a third of its inhabitants are students. The district offers comprehensive facilities, including shops and services, bookshops, estate-agencies, copy and binding shops, fast-food restaurants and the Citadelle and Orangerie parks.

Academics: EM Strasbourg offers a variety of business, finance, marketing, and management classes taught in both French and English. There are also French literature, civilization, and French business classes designed for non-native French speakers to improve their proficiency. Visit the website for course listings and descriptions.

Housing: Most students live in university dormitories as this is the most affordable option. Rooms are single with shared kitchen facilities. Please select "University of Missouri-St. Louis" from the drop-down box and enter MISET as the password). Sometimes, French students will be looking for roommates. There is a French student organization that can assist you with housing if you prefer to stay in the private sector. Students should be prepared to pay the first month's rent and deposit immediately upon arrival.

Activities and Programs: EM Strasbourg Spirit represents all the associations of the Programme Grande Ecole and it offers a multitude of activities: activities, arts and culture, sports, multimedia, humanitarian projects, jobs, market studies, publication of the Strassbuch guide etc. Everyone can find an exciting project to get involved in and enjoy. 

Location: Strasbourg is at the same time a model city of rich culture and an academic center of great stature. From Strasbourg, it is quite easy to travel throughout Europe. Strasbourg is the largest student city in the east of France, with some 48,000 students. The city has proved highly attractive with foreign students, who make up some 20% of the total university student body and Strasbourg has the highest number of foreign students of all the towns and cities in France, just behind Paris. Part of the explanation for this popularity comes from the city's geographic location as a border city in the heart of Europe.

As the intellectual, artistic and economic capital of Alsace, Strasbourg offers all the advantages of a large city, but at a manageable size. The city can boast an extraordinary array of architecture, excellent museums and a cycle and pedestrian -friendly atmosphere that make it a genuinely enjoyable place to live in, with a superb quality of life. Strasbourg is also one of the rare cities in the world whose city centre has been classified as a UNESCO world heritage site.

International Office Website: http://www.em-strasbourg.eu/_en/

Exchange Student Website: http://www.em-strasbourg.eu/_en/formations/programme-grande-ecole-echanges

Courses Offerings in English: http://intranet.em-strasbourg.eu/cgi/visi/guide_cours1v_ang.asp?langue=2

Course Offerings in French: http://intranet.em-strasbourg.eu/cgi/visi/guide_cours1v.asp?langue=1


Cost Estimates for 2013-14*

Use the Budget Worksheet to compare the below cost to your personal budget or living on campus at UMSL.

Tuition $3789.60
Books and course materials $40.00
Mandatory HTH insurance $140.00
Accommodations  $2700.00
Meals & Personal Expenses $1500.00
Airfare $1250.00
Local Transportation $120.00
Other $575.00
Total $10114.60*


Course Equivalencies: Each student is responsible for researching what courses are available to take and for obtaining an UMSL equivalent course. The UMSL equivalent course number is the course for which you will receive credit on your UMSL transcript. Finding courses to take while you are abroad requires some time and research. More information is on the course equivalency page.

Upon Acceptance: Students will be required to submit supplemental materials, purchase HTH insurance, and participate in a mandatory orientation. More information will be distributed to all accepted students.

* UMSL tuition fees are based on 12 undergraduate credit hours at the 2013/14 rate - 2014/15 tuition rate TBA April 2014. Non-resident fees may apply. 
* Costs are based off a four month semester.
* Airline estimate based off of online search.
* Please note that expenses are ESTIMATES. Costs vary depending on the exchange rate, the inflation rate, individual spending habits, and amount of extra travel. The cost estimate above does not include visa expenses, personal expenses, independent travel, which vary widely from student to student.
* Program information is subject to change.
* Other includes French Social Insurance, Phone, and Electricity Connection for housing
* Accommodations includes refundable deposit 
* French law requires a minimum income of €430 per month for all non-French students.

 Some photos, text, and video courtesy of EM-Strasbourg.