Business In France

Business In France — English Track



Required Courses

Global Business and 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 in English.

Syllabus (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

Enroll in 9 - 11 credits of elective courses:

Two departments offer business courses at the U of Montpellier. You must choose one department or the other—no cross-over is allowed.  

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 full course listings.  

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

Courses in MOMA (formerly ISEM) come back as 2 US credits each, as long the course has the required 27 contact hours. The contact hours are listed next to the course title on the ISEM web site. MOMA syllabi are also available.

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. 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 (pdf)

Optional Course (for an additional fee)

Global Identity

OLPD 3303

Fall & Spring Semesters

1 credit

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 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. This course is offered for an additional fee.

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme.

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