Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA)

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NN-coordinator Isabelle Rufflé (sabelle.ruffle@iut2.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr)
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One of France’s leaders in higher education
Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) is one of France’s leaders in higher education and research. It is a comprehensive, global university, which enrolls about 45,000 students each year in its high-quality academic programmes, and maintains 80 research centres in all disciplines. UGA is an international leader in both pure and applied research. It also benefits from a uniquely innovative setting. Our researchers enjoy ties to a thriving local community of international businesses and industry, particularly in scientific and high-tech fields. We are also able to collaborate with major European research facilities located in and around Grenoble to produce outstanding results.

International partnerships
UGA is also proud to work with over 650 academic partners in 80 different countries to provide high-quality international teaching, learning and research. It sustains a wide variety of international exchanges allowing students, faculty and staff to enrich their educational experience, to exchange knowledge and best practices and to strengthen international ties between individuals and institutions in research, teaching and learning.

One of the students’ favourite universities
UGA is located in Grenoble, an international city and a wonderful place to live, work, and study. Nestled in the Alps, Grenoble enjoys an incomparable natural setting, with opportunities for sports lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. Student surveys, for the past ten years, have consistently placed Grenoble in the top 3 cities for students. Combining the conveniences of a mid-sized city with an extraordinary mountain setting, Grenoble offers culture, nightlife, sports, and more. Grenoble is also a hub of innovation, employing thousands of people in research, technology, and international business

About IUT2/ GEA (the business administration department) which is a member of the NICE network:

One of the faculties of UGA is called Institut Universitaire de Technologie 2 (IUT2). It is the institute for applied sciences of UGA. It comprises 8 departments in the field of Social Sciences including the GEA department. Over 3,000 students a year are taught social sciences by the 185 lecturers and 420 field experts of IUT2

The Gestion des Entreprises et des Administrations (GEA) Department of IUT2 Grenoble is the Business Administration department of IUT 2. It is one of the most attractive undergraduate Business Administration schools in France. It offers high-quality vocational programmes to 350 students each year and has excellent reputation with local companies. It has a long history of international academic partnerships (over 40 years) and a wealth of experience in international student and faculty projects.

ESSCA School of Management

City Angers, Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Cholet, Lyon, Paris, Budapest, Shanghai
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International OfficeMs. Muriel Jacquelin (exchange@essca.fr)
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NN-coordinatorHenna MERTANEN
Erasmus CodeF ANGERS10
Erasmus Charta28345

Brief description

Founded in 1909 in Angers, France, ESSCA is a grande école specializing in business offering a post-graduate diploma in management accessible immediately after the baccalauréat or secondary school.
A member of the prestigious Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, its five-year diploma has been accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education as a master’s degree. Four areas of specialization are offered in the fourth year: marketing, management, finance both in classic and work-study structures.
Located at six different sites in France (Angers, Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Cholet Lyon and Paris) as well as in Budapest and Shanghai, ESSCA’s international curriculum can boast of an international partner network of over 280 institutions in more than 55 countries. ESSCA is proud to hold triple-accreditation by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS and to be the first post-secondary French school to have received the European EPAS accreditation for the excellence of its programs, its international scope and its strong links to the corporate world.
Besides the 1st year competitive entrance examination, ESSCA offers candidates the possibility of joining the master’s program directly for those students already having an undergraduate degree.
The 5-year accredited master’s diploma is also attainable via adult continuing education. What’s more, the School has developed a number of programs and training sessions engineered by directors, managers and operational teams.
ESSCA nurtures humanistic values which place the student at the heart of his/her pedagogical project thus fostering his/her personal and holistic fulfillment and striving.


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NN-coordinatorMarie-José Scotto
Caroline Ferrero
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Erasmus CodeF PARIS105
Erasmus Charta28153

Brief description

The IPAG Business School is somewhat different in comparison with most of the Business Schools in this ranking, as the Business School gives, amongst other programmes, the luxury brand management MBA. Graduating from the one full-year academic programme of IPAG gains students a Bac +5 diploma from a well-established business school that is accredited by the state. To be a graduate of IPAG is to master English, the language of business, and to have received a diploma from one of the partner institutions. The newest highlights are the renovation in California and the new campus in China.