STUDY OVERSEAS

Rennes School of Business

  France

 

UNDERGRADUATE

Rennes LogoTriple Crown accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) Rennes School of Business is located in Brittany, France, two hours from Paris by TGV fast train and one hour by plane from London. The School offers a range of specialisations for undergraduate students, taught in English, with a strong international focus. Rennes features a mix of eclectic architecture, grand public squares and beautiful gardens as well as a number of arts and cultural festivals throughout the year.

The University of South Australia has a student exchange partner relationship with the highly ranked Rennes School of Business who offer full semester exchange places to UniSA undergraduate business students in Fall or Spring semester.

Rennes School of Business also offer an international Summer program annually in June. This two-week ‘responsible management’ program focuses on the importance of corporate social responsibility.

Tuition is in English, and as an exchange student you will remain enrolled at UniSA and will not have to pay tuition fees to Rennes School of Business for full semester exchange or the international Summer program.

Grants

In addition to the UniSA Travel Grant, students are able to apply, through a competitive process, for a Business Student Mobility Grant. Further information is available here.

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Academic Calendar

Fall semester

Orientation period One week prior to the commencement of classes
Duration Approximately 4 months
Class begins September
Class (exams) ends December
Language of instruction English

Pre-approved undergraduate course selection and credit for Fall semester to undertake an 18 unit exchange at Rennes School of Business. Course selection is subject to approval by Rennes School of Business and timetabling constraints. Please note courses may not be mixed across tracks.

Fall Track 1 – Students must study three business compulsory courses, one specialisation of three courses and two courses from the optional subjects list.

Rennes School of Business Courses ECTS UniSA course equivalent UniSA units

BUSINESS COMPULSORY COURSES

HR301E_B International Human Resource Management

4

INFS 2022 Project Management: Principles and Strategies

OR

BUSS 3043 Entrepreneurial Enterprises

AND

1x Elective

PM301E_B Project Management

4

ST304E_B Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Fundamentals

4

CHOOSE ONE SPECIALISATION TRACK (3 modules per semester)

Finance and Banking Specialisation

FI300E_B Introduction to Financial Mathematics

4

BANK 2007 Business Finance

**DBCA/DBCD students – elective only

FI301E_B Concepts of Corporate Finance

4

FI303E_B Financial Analysis

4

Sales and Marketing Specialisation

MK303E_B Distribution and Channel Management

4

MARK 2032 Retailing

MK304E_B Marketing Metrics

4

NG301E_B Salesmanship and Sales Force Management

4

Purchasing and Supply Chain Specialisation

SC301E_B Supply Chain Management

4

BUSS 3027 Integrated Supply Chain Management

SC302E_B Purchasing Management

4

SC303E_B Inventory Management & Warehousing

4

OPTIONAL COURSE LIST (Select 2)

OLV2F1 French Language and

3

1x elective

FG001N French Culture

3

Total –
6 @ Rennes 4 ECTS credits + 2 @ Rennes 3 ECTS credits

30

Total = 4 @ UniSA 4.5 unit courses

18

The table above indicates course content equivalencies only. For 30 ECTS study at Rennes Business School, a maximum of 18 units of UniSA credit is allowable.

Fall Track 2 – Students must study 6 Rennes School of Business courses with a total value of 30 ECTS for 18 units of credit at UniSA.

Rennes School of Business Courses ECTS UniSA course equivalent UniSA units

Select 6 Courses

FI403E Financial Analysis

5

ACCT 1009 Accounting Principles

FI443E Corporate Finance

5

BANK 2007 Business Finance

**DBCA/DBCD students – Elective only

IS402E Information Technology Management

5

Elective

OB403E Managing Cultural Diversity

5

Elective

SC404E Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

5

BUSS 2054 Supply Chain Management

CR401E_TC1 Corporate Social Responsibility

5

BUSS 1057 Business and Society

FI402E_TC Financial Markets & Portfolio Management

5

BANK 3004 Portfolio Fund Management

HR443E_TC Strategic Human Resource Management

5

BUSS 3038 Strategic Human Resource Management

MK401E_TC Advertising

5

MARK 2007 Advertising

MK444E_TC Business to Business Marketing

5

Elective

PM401E_TC Project Management

5

INFS 2022 Project Management: Principles and Strategies

ST403E_TC Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Advanced

5

Elective

ST404E_TC1 European Geopolitics

5

BUSS 2067 International Business Environment

OLV2F1 French Language

3

1x elective

FG001N French Culture

3

Total –
6 @ Rennes 5 ECTS credits or
5 @ Rennes 5 ECTS credits + 2 @ Rennes 3 ECTS credits

30

Total = 4 @ UniSA 4.5 unit courses

18

The table above indicates course content equivalencies only. For 30 ECTS study at Rennes Business School, a maximum of 18 units of UniSA credit is allowable.

 

Spring semester

Orientation period One week prior to the commencement of classes
Duration Approximately 4 months
Class begins January
Class (exams) ends April/May

Pre-approved undergraduate course selection and credit for Spring semester to undertake an 18 unit exchange at Rennes School of Business. Course selection is subject to approval by Rennes School of Business and timetabling constraints. Please note courses may not be mixed across tracks.

Spring Track 1 – Students must study three business compulsory courses, one specialisation of three courses and 2 x 3 ECTS or 1 x 5 ECTS course/s from the optional subjects list

Rennes School of Business Courses ECTS UniSA course equivalent UniSA units

BUSINESS COMPULSORY COURSES

CR301E_B Business Ethics

4

BUSS 3023 Strategic Management

AND

1x elective

NG302E_B International Negotiation Skills

4

ST302E_B Strategy

4

CHOOSE ONE SPECIALISATION TRACK (3 modules per semester)

Finance and Banking Specialisation

FI302E_B Financial Markets and Risk Management

4

BANK 1005 Financial Markets and Institutions

FI304E_B Banking Systems and Services

4

FI305E_B Fundamentals of Auditing

4

Sales and Marketing Specialisation

MK306E_B Digital Marketing

4

1x elective

MK307E_B Business to Business Marketing

4

MK308E_B Merchandising

4

Purchasing and Supply Chain Specialisation

QM311E_B Production Systems

4

BUSS 2054 Principles of Logistic and Supply Chain Management

SC304E_B Sourcing

4

SC305E_B Transportation and Distribution

4

OPTIONAL COURSE LIST (Select 1 - 2)

ST305E_TC Doing Business in France

5

BUSS 2067 International Business Environment

OLV2F1 French Language and

3

1x elective

FG001N French Culture

3

Total –
6 @ Rennes 4 ECTS credits + 1 @ 5 ECTS credits (29ECTS total) or
6 @ Rennes 4 ECTS credits + 2 @ Rennes 3 ECTS credits

30

Total = 4 @ UniSA 4.5 unit courses

18

The table above indicates course content equivalencies only. For 30 ECTS study at Rennes Business School, a maximum of 18 units of UniSA credit is allowable.

Spring Track 2 – Students must study 6 Rennes School of Business courses with a total value of 30 ECTS for 18 units of credit at UniSA.

Rennes School of Business Courses ECTS UniSA course equivalent UniSA units

Select 6 Courses

FI402E Financial Markets & Portfolio Management

5

BANK 3004 Portfolio Fund Management

FI404E Financial Risk Management

5

BANK 3003 Financial Risk Analysis

HR443E Strategic Human Resource Management

5

BUSS 3038 Strategic Human Resource Management

HR44E Recruitment and Training

5

BUSS 2036 Training and Development

IS443E Management of Information Systems

5

INFS 2036 Business Intelligence

MK442E New Products & Brand Management

5

MARK 3015 Branding

MK443E Services Marketing Management

5

Elective

MK444E Business to Business Marketing

5

Elective

QM401E Operations Management

5

BUSS 2065 Operations Management

SC402E Principles of Purchasing

5

Elective

SC403E Purchasing and Logistics

5

BUSS 3084 Procurement and Purchasing Strategies

CR401E_TC Corporate Social Responsibility

5

BUSS 3053 International Management Ethics and Values

ST305E_TC Doing Business in France

5

BUSS 2067 International Business Environment

ST404E_TC1 European Geopolitics

5

BUSS 2067 International Business Environment

OLV2F1 French Language

3

1x Elective

FG001N French Culture

3

Total –
6 @ Rennes 5 ECTS credits or
5 @ Rennes 5 ECTS credits + 2 @ Rennes 3 ECTS credits

30

Total = 4 @ UniSA 4.5 unit courses

18

The table above indicates course content equivalencies only. For 30 ECTS study at Rennes Business School, a maximum of 18 units of UniSA credit is allowable.

 

International Summer Program

Rennes School of Business’s International Summer Programme is offered annually in June. The ‘Responsible Management’ program focuses on the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Courses topics include Stakeholder Management, Responsible Leadership, CSR and Investors – Responsible Finance, CSR and Employees – Responsible Human Resource Management, CSR and Consumers – Responsible Marketing, Green Business and Environmental Management and The Institutional Environment of CSR. It also incorporates company visits, cultural activities and sightseeing. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded 6 ECTS equivalent to one 4.5 UniSA course.

 

Cost of living

Room € 350-400* / month on average
+ 1-2 month’s rent deposit (refundable)
AUD$440 - $590
Food € 150-200 / month AUD$220-$300
Personal expenses € 100 AUD$150
Monthly bus pass € 28.90 / month AUD$44
Student health insurance € 215 (price for 2016) AUD$315
Complementary health insurance € 100 / year AUD$150
Civil responsibility € 40 / year AUD$60
Residence permit (for students with long-stay visa) € 55 / year AUD$80
Average total per month around € 700 excluding travel and personal expenses Approximately AUD$1030
*All students staying one year can apply for government help (housing allowance,) 50-160€ per month depending on the accommodation chosen).

Important information

Nomination deadline

Applications for exchange to Rennes School of Business must be completed by January 11 for student exchange in the Rennes School of Business Fall semester of the same year or August 1 for Spring semester of the following year. To apply go to http://www.unisa.edu.au/Student-Life/Global-opportunities/study-overseas/How-to-apply/Full-semester-exchange-application/

Rennes School of Business application deadline

The UniSA International Study Overseas team will advise you within three weeks of the application deadline if you have been nominated for a place at Rennes School of Business. You will then receive information about how to apply.

The Rennes School of Business deadline for applications for:

  •  Fall semester is 30th May of the same year
  •  Spring semester is 21st October of the year prior.
Entry requirements

Students must have obtained 120 ECTS (2 years minimum) of studies in Business. Enrolment in 3 and 4 undergraduate level courses at Rennes only.

Application fee

Not applicable to exchange students

Language requirement

Native speaker of English or IBT TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5

Supporting documents required

1. Completed Rennes School of Business application form signed by the student and the home university (with the official stamp of your home institution)

2. CV in English

3. Official academic transcript with the official stamp of your home institution.

4. Motivation letter (in English)

5. List of courses you wish to take

6. Official certificate provided by your home institution certifying the level of your oral and written business English language skills, equivalent to IBT TOEFL = 79, IELTS 6.5

7. One passport-sized photo (additional photos required at registration on campus)

8. Copy of passport

Tuition fees

Not applicable to exchange students. Your tuition is paid to your home institution.

Accommodation

On the Rennes School of Business online housing platform, you will find many offers around the campus from private landlords, halls of residence and real estate agencies. Reservation requests may be made directly on the platform with your rental file. You will receive the enrolment key to sign up on the platform once you are enrolled at Rennes School of Business.

Accommodation application deadlines

Early January (for spring semester); Mid July (for fall semester). You are advised to reserve accommodation immediately following notification that you have been admitted.

Accommodation insurance

French law stipulates that all persons who rent accommodation must have civil responsibility and third party insurance at their address in France; some property owners include this in their rental package. If not you can buy this through your French bank.

Visa

Required.
Please check with your nearest CampusFrance agency, French Embassy or consulate.

Upon acceptance at Rennes School of Business, you will receive an official acceptance letter in English, its translation into French (for visa purposes) and an additional letter in French for the Embassy/CampusFrance agency.

Airport pick up

The Well’Come Team - a student association - will help you on arrival. You will be picked up at the train station, bus station or Rennes’ airport provided you arrive during the official arrival dates. The Well’Come Team will also take you to your accommodation.

Work rights

As an international student, you can take on paid work. Enquire at Campus France, the French Embassy or consulate regarding work rights when you are applying for your visa.

Travel insurance

Before you leave for your exchange you must make sure that you have taken out travel insurance with repatriation in case of serious health problems, accident etc.

NB: students who must apply for visas are often asked to take out repatriation and other insurances by the French Embassy.

Health insurance

All students are required by French law to take out the French Student Health Insurance (fees in 2018/2019: 215€ approximately AUD$320). Private insurance cannot be accepted under any circumstances.

It is illegal for students to attend French universities if they do not have the above mentioned health insurance.

Vaccinations

Students are recommended to visit their doctor and/or consult travel doctor prior to travel.

Contact the UniSA Business Student Mobility team for further details about exchange, Summer schools, study tours and grants.

 


Please note that the information provided was correct at the time of publication. Rennes School of Business reserves the right to change program details and fees. Whilst every effort is made to provide up-to-date information you should check the Rennes School of Business websites for the most current information.