EM Strasbourg Business School organizes one or several week long field study tours for groups of students from certain partner universities as part of our cooperation agreements. The field study tours have tailor-made schedules and are intended to introduce the students to the economic and corporate environment of the Alsace region and of the wider French-German-Swiss cross-border region, as well as to the European institutions located in Strasbourg. French language and civilization classes and general management classes are also available upon request.
The Alsace region lies at the heart of one of the largest markets in the world, the single European market comprising 28 European Union Member States and over 500 million inhabitants. It also finds itself in the middle of the so-called grand European backbone stretching from London to Milan via Frankfurt, and is part of the Upper Rhine Euro-region which also includes the Baden-Wurttemberg region in Germany and the North-East region of Switzerland. The region fully capitalizes on this strategic geographic position and on its own economic dynamism, and presents some outstanding economic and foreign investment data:
Alsace is the 1st exporting region in France;
Over 1,200 foreign-owned companies operate in Alsace;
Alsace has the highest rate of industrial employment in France;
43% of the industrial workforce is employed by foreign-owned companies.
Summer School Programme
Every summer, EM Strasbourg Business School organises two sessions of the International Summer School programme for students coming from our partner universities. Studying in the heart of Europe, the students take courses in European Business and European Integration while at the same improving their French language skills. A number of classes are taught by guest faculty from around the world. The classes are complemented by a variety of corporate and cultural visits.
Undergraduate and graduate students from partner universities may participate in our Summer School programme. Students are accommodated in university-run or private residence hall near the school (depending on availability). All classes, lectures, and visits are conducted in English. Classes are held from Monday to Friday over a period of four weeks. At the end of each class, students are evaluated and awarded credits which they can use towards their degrees at their home universities.
This summer we welcomed over 80 international students in our short term programmes. Our two Summer School sessions gathered students from 24 partner universities all over the world representing 14 different nationalities. We also organized a tailor-made 5-week programme for the students from our partner Texas A&M University (USA). Students had the opportunity to learn about Business in Europe and the European Integration through courses, visits of international companies (Mercedes, Steelcase, etc.) and institutions (European Parliament, Council of Europe, etc.) as well as cultural visits (Alsatian castles, museums and vineyards). To learn more about their exciting experience, read more from the Texas A&M students blog.