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*Ecole Superieure de Commerce, IPAG

Nice, France

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The International Business and Management Programme at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce (IPAG) is designed for students with very little or no knowledge of French. The program allows you to study business or intercultural management in English while learning French. IPAG, founded in 1965, is a business school that offers coursework in management and business administration with an international focus. You will study with business students from around the world, while learning first-hand about French and European culture.



You will choose from core courses, taught in English, in the following subjects:

  • Marketing
  • Human resource management
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Strategic management

As part of the IPAG program, you will also enroll in an intensive French language class, offered at all levels. Students with advanced French skills may choose to take regular business classes taught in French.

Academic credit

For each semester of academic work completed abroad, you may earn 12 to 15 credit hours. Course credit transfers to MU, but your grades will not appear on your MU transcript and are not figured into your GPA. Although you are guaranteed to receive credit for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic adviser(s) to obtain pre-approval for how the courses you take might fulfill specific degree requirements.


Nice, the "unofficial capital" of the French Riviera, is known for its chic, cosmopolitan population. Nice's art museums, outdoor markets, glitzy nightlife, pebble beaches and palm-lined boulevards make this vibrant city a popular tourist destination. Nice also lies at the center of a very dynamic business region, acting as a world leader in the tourism and congress industries and the perfume research and development industry, as well as serving as a high-tech center of the French Silicon Valley. If you like to travel, Nice is perfectly located for a Mediterranean tour. The city is minutes away from Monaco, and only half an hour from Italy or Cannes.


Program Budget

Additional Expenses

In addition to the program costs paid to MU, you will have expenses associated with international travel and living abroad. The amounts listed are estimated costs based on current exchange rates and on the information provided to us by your host institution and past participants. Depending on your personal spending habits, you may spend more or less than the figures provided.

Please note that these expenses do not include vacation travel or sightseeing.

Financial Aid Information

If you are awarded financial aid for study abroad, it will be applied to your MU account according to the regular financial aid disbursement schedule. Reminder: You must be enrolled in study abroad and have completed the required financial aid forms for study abroad in order to be considered for aid.

Because non-resident tuition charges apply, MU students should be eligible to use non-resident scholarship towards the program costs.

Dates and Deadlines

Term Application Deadline Program Start Program End
Academic Year 2017/18 02/15/2017
Fall 2017 02/15/2017
Spring 2018 09/20/2017 01/25/2018 05/25/2018
Academic Year 2018/19 02/15/2018
Fall 2018 02/15/2018


We are delighted that you are applying to study abroad. This is the first step of your journey, and while there is a lot to do, it should not be overwhelming. Once you apply for the program, you will have an electronic checklist to help you through the process. In addition, our study abroad staff are available to answer your questions.

  1. Meet with the MU International Center study abroad adviser listed in the program snapshot if you have any questions.
  2. Start an application in using the button below if you are an MU student.
    • Non-MU students should visit our page for Non-MU participants for more information about the application process.
    • Once you have started an application, you can return to it later by logging in to myStudyAbroad (see the button at the top of the page).
  3. Complete your application. There will be several documents that need to be completed for the application. While specific requirements vary by program, a typical application consists of the following:
    • Material submissions - Printable forms which require the physical submission of materials.
    • Signature Documents - Items you may digitally sign (if you are over 18 years of age) to indicate your agreement and understanding.
    • Recommendations - Recommendations may be submitted electronically by MU faculty and staff.
    • Application Questionnaires - Items that you complete and submit electronically.

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