Business In France

Business In France — English Track



Required Courses (total of 8 credits)

Global Business & Industry: France at the Crossroads

MONT 3802

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 credits

This course examines the development and current state of the European business environment from a French perspective. Topics will include the background/aftermath of the establishment of the European Union (EU) as well as institutional, political, legal and socio-cultural factors at work in the contemporary business and industry landscape. Taught at program center exclusively to LAC program participants. Taught in English.

Syllabus for Global Business & Industry (PDF)

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme

French Language

MONT 1001–1004

Fall & Spring Semesters

5 credits

Students in 1st–4th semester enroll in a French language class that is divided into sections based on linguistic level.

Elective Courses (total of 5–11 credits)

Two departments offer business courses at the University of Montpellier. You must choose either IAE or MOMA courses—no cross-over is allowed. "First semester" is Fall and "second semester" is Spring. The Community Engagement course is offered at our Program Center and the Global Identity is offered online.

Courses in the IAE department


Fall & Spring Semesters

3 credits

Course topics include Strategic Marketing, Decision Psychology, World Economy, International Trade & Logistics, and International Human Resources. Visit the IAE web site for an overview of this program, and there are also course listings and detailed syllabi.

Study abroad students select three of the courses offered. Each course is typically a package of two topics for a total of 3 credits. Note, however, that the second semester course entitled Business Game has fewer contact hours and awards only 2 credits. UE Report offers the opportunity for research and awards 1 credit.

Courses in the Montpellier Management Institute (MOMA)

Fall & Spring Semesters

2 credits

MOMA (formerly ISEM) offers a wide range of courses in English. Detailed syllabi are also available for these courses. Each course is awarded 2 US credits, as long as the course has the required 27 contact hours. The contact hours are listed next to the course title. 

Community Engagement 

MONT 3000-level

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

This option is only available to students who choose MOMA courses. IAE is a curricular package and cannot accommodate this separate course.

This course accompanies the engagement opportunity and reflects on work culture in France. Taught at program center exclusively to LAC program participants. Placement options for English speakers will be limited. Options include assisting with coaching after-school sports teams, working with charities, and assisting with English language classes in school settings. Taught in English.

Syllabus for Community Engagement (PDF)

Paul Valery University courses


Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

English-taught courses are offered at Paul Valery University, some of which may fulfill liberal education requirements.

Global Identity—Optional Online Course

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in reflecting on multiple layers of cross-cultural experience and marketing your study abroad experience for future goals. There is an additional cost for this course.

Program Handbook Visa Information

I-UROP Scholarship

University of Minnesota students participating in a research project on
this program may be eligible for the International Undergraduate Research
Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship