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KEDGE Business School


Marseille / Bordeaux, France


Founded in 1872, with 12,500 students, 183 core faculty members, 275 international academic partners and 10 campuses across 3 continents (in Europe, Africa and Asia), Kedge is France's largest independent Business School. Leveraging the institution's multi-campus platform and its international positioning, Kedge Business School is excellently positioned to offer an extraordinary portfolio of academic programmes to international students from around the globe.

Academic Areas of Expertise/Focus:

Business, Marketing, Supply Chain, WIne and Spirits, Finance


BCom or MBA

Available Spots:

6 semester spots/academic year

Special Admission Requirements:

French level B2 is required if student plans to take courses taught in French

Approximate Term Dates:

Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: January - May/June

Summer Program Option:

Kedge International Summer Schools


Full-time Course Load: min: 20 ECTS; max: 40 ECTS; recommended: 30 ECTS/semester (equivalent to 15 UofA credits)

Language(s) of Instruction: English / French
*Assuming sufficient language skills, exchange student are able to take a mix of English & French taught courses

Course Restrictions: KEDGE is a specialized business and management institution. No courses are offered in other areas


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Destination Overview (averages based on 7 reviews by past participants from both Lille & Nice campuses):

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" Kegde in Marseille is the school for you. It is sunny for 300 days out of the year and there is cheap wine and endless pastries…what more do you need? Otherwise, Kedge is great because it is known already as an international school."

"Personally, I found the courses quite easy in comparison to U of A. The work load is light, there is much less homework and studying required to succeed in Kedge courses than what I'm used to."

"My favorite part of Marseille was the Calanques - the amazing rock range that was just footsteps from our school campus. You could spend days in the Calanques just going on all the different hiking paths, with each view more amazing than the next. Whether you wanted to climb up to the top of the mountain, or go down to the ocean to swim and cliff jump, the Calanques were the best place to spend your day."