A Global MBA in France – a unique and enriching experience

EDHEC’s Global MBA on the French Riviera, taught entirely in English, isn’t limited to the academic curriculum and the degree you’ll come away with! It’s 10 months of intense study and discovery, forming a diverse, international network of friends, colleagues and business connections, soaking up French culture, and making the best of an exceptional, modern campus.

 

The people, the campus & MBA life in France

 

A life-changing experience needs inspiring people and deserves a fantastic setting. With EDHEC’s Global MBA in Nice, you’ll get it all.

 

 

An inspirational cohort

 

The people you study with are a key part of your MBA. They’re the ones you’ll be making the closest connections with throughout the programme, in team projects, in student clubs and of course outside school.

 

Diversity with a purpose

 

At EDHEC we are intentional in our push for diversity because we believe that it brings an essential element of cultural and social wisdom to the group, which all leaders need today. We are consistently ranked as one of the most diversity-focused MBAs in the world by The Economist, QS and the Financial Times.

 

Learning from and with each other

 

When it comes to teamwork and leadership, nothing is more valuable than practice and insight through trial and error. As you spend 10 months working and studying with people from a wide range of nationalities, experience levels and professions, you’ll be gaining wisdom from the experience, and sharing the wealth of knowledge that you and your fellow students have to offer.

EDHEC’s Global MBA on the French Riviera

 

Find out whether EDHEC’s Global MBA is the right programme for you and whether you’d fit in with our next cohort.

 

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Live in France, meet the world

 

Selected from a wide range of professions and experience levels, our student community coming together in France is from all over the world. There is nothing typical about our Global MBA class because we purposely seek to build a cohort that is diverse and dynamic in every way.

Here is a glimpse of what our current MBA cohort looks like:

29+
different nationalities in a class of 78 students

32
Average age is 32. With student ages ranging from 25 to 45

7
Average work experience of 7 years. Ranging from 3 to 20+

47%
women

Industry Pre-MBA

23.0%
23.0%
23.0%
20.0%
6.0%
5.0%

Years of experience

Your MBA experience in the South of France

 

A good learning environment contributes significantly to a great MBA experience. In Nice, you get a well-equipped, modern campus and all the advantages the French Riviera has to offer.

 

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EDHEC’s Nice campus

EDHEC’s campus in Nice is a modern building with rooftop decks overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, conveniently located next to Nice International Airport and the Arenas business district, and a 20-minute tram ride from the city centre. 

The Global MBA has its own dedicated floor and facilities, including work rooms for group study and a kitchen area. The rest of the campus also has plenty of on-site facilities including student common rooms, a canteen area, a real French brasserie and café, snack bars, a learning centre and IT rooms.

Nice and the French Riviera

Set between the deep blue of the Mediterranean and the towering Alps, Nice is one of southern France’s most stunning and vibrant coastal cities. It provides the perfect balance between the glamour of the Côte d’Azur and an affordable, practical place to live and study.

 

The city is just a 30-minute drive from Sophia Antipolis, Europe’s Silicon Valley. This technology park is an epicentre for innovation, technology and business ventures, with over 2,200 companies and 36,000 employees — and ideal environment for MBA students to imagine their future and build up contacts.

Bringing your family to France

The EDHEC Global MBA is geared towards seasoned professionals, so we understand that you might not be making this decision alone. An increasing number of our students are choosing to share this exciting 10-month experience with their partner or family, making it a fantastic opportunity for all involved.

 

Your partner is welcome to attend one of EDHEC’s French courses, and if you have children, they can easily be enrolled in one of the many international schools in the area.

 

Contact our team for more information

The location on the French Riviera was wonderful. But beyond the unbeatable location, I made friends for life with dynamic, smart and interesting people from around the globe. I am now almost 2 years out of the Global MBA programme and I wouldn't be where I am now professionally without the incredible education and business network acquired through EDHEC.

Stephanie Ayars

CEO and owner, Alchimie LLC

Could this be you?

 

Evaluate your profile to find out whether you’d fit in with our next cohort. Your MBA adventure in France starts here!

 

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The international student office

 

Making your move to France easy

 

Moving to a new country for 10 months can be exciting, but also a little overwhelming when it comes to logistics and paperwork. That’s why EDHEC has a dedicated International Student Office to help you. At EDHEC we take pride in creating a highly personalised experience with a characteristic human touch. This applies not just to the programme, but to the entire experience.

 

Your Global MBA in France  - what to expect

 

To help you prepare for your move to France, here are a few things to consider before arrival:

Timeline

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Accommodation

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Transport in Nice

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Insurance in France

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Living expenses

Accommodation options include student residences or private apartments or houses. We’ll help you in finding the right accommodation for you and understanding what paperwork you’ll need. Prices in the area start at approximately 400- 550 euros per month for a studio and around 700 euros per month for a one-bedroom apartment.

Nice and the surrounding areas have efficient and easily accessible public transport. Regular trains, trams and buses serve the city, the region, and the country. You can find out more about local public transport on the Côte d’Azur’s transport services site (in French) and about the national rail service on the SNCF website (available in English).

You will be covered by the French national health service, or Sécurité Sociale. Our team can explain the details to you, and help you arrange for coverage, which starts at 15 euros per month, depending on your age and nationality.
Home insurance is mandatory for most accommodation rentals and starts at 50 euros per year.

 

Compared to many western European cities, life in Nice is surprisingly affordable, and the cost of living is about half that of Paris.

 

For a single person, you can expect total living expenses to start at about 1000 euros per month.

Success stories

 

How can an MBA in France transform your career? Meet our alumni to find out.

 

 

Meet our alumni

Networking opportunities

 

An MBA abroad is about making new friends and developing an international business network

Living and studying in France will open up a range of valuable networking opportunities. At EDHEC, we organise events throughout the year across all campuses to help you connect with people, companies and leaders that can influence your career:

 

 

Many EDHEC Global MBA alumni maintain a close network with their fellow students, and continue contributing to the community long after graduation. Their experiences and connections are a valuable addition, and you’ll be crossing paths with them at various stages of the programme. As soon as you start your MBA here with us, you will automatically be part of a 55K+ strong EDHEC alumni network.

 

Networking & MBA Clubs

Living and studying in France will open up a range of valuable networking opportunities. At EDHEC, we organise events throughout the year across all campuses to help you connect with people, companies and leaders that can influence your career:

 

 

The EDHEC Alumni network

Many EDHEC Global MBA alumni maintain a close network with their fellow students, and continue contributing to the community long after graduation. Their experiences and connections are a valuable addition, and you’ll be crossing paths with them at various stages of the programme. As soon as you start your MBA here with us, you will automatically be part of a 55K+ strong EDHEC alumni network.

 

FAQ

France is a politically and economically stable country with an excellent educational system and home to some of the best business schools in Europe. The EDHEC Global MBA in Nice is entirely taught in English. Its focus on diversity ensures that your MBA in France will be a truly international experience. Conveniently located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps, a stone’s throw from Monaco and Italy and with career events in Paris, you will get the best of both worlds: an MBA in France renowned for academic excellence and diversity as well as the unique opportunity to discover the rest of France and Europe. As MBA programmes are pivotal in personal and professional development, providing a unique time for future leaders to expand horizons the “where” is an important element.

 

Learn more about why studying in Nice is an incredible experience

France is home to some of the best business schools in Europe. The best MBA programmes in France are programmes that ensure academic excellence, a diverse cohort and international exposure. EDHEC’s Global MBA has been ranked repeatedly among the best in the world for criteria such as diversity, ROI and more.

The EDHEC Global MBA is taught entirely in English. As participants come from all over the Globe, the communication language outside the classroom tends to be English as well. If you would like to improve your French, we are happy to organise free French classes for you.

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