Rennes School of Business is located 2 hours north of Paris in the lovely city of Rennes which has a population of around 350,000 people. Rennes is a beautiful city with many options for housing. Students have the option to live with a host family, in a city center apartment, or in the on-campus residence hall. The campus is expanding to 4 buildings, adjacent to a park, and is quite beautiful.
This is an exchange program, which means UNI students will pay UNI Undergraduate Resident Tuition and Fees to study abroad at this school for the semester or academic year.
Rennes School of Business offers a summer term option. Refer to the "Summer School" tab for more information on this option.
Rennes is known as one of the best places to live among France's biggest cities. It is located about two hours by train from Paris, London, and Brussels, and it is only 40 minutes from the Atlantic coast, making it the gateway to the Brittany (Bretagne) region. Of the 350,000 people in the area, the student population of 60,000 gives the city a youthful and dynamic atmosphere. It now manages the network set up by the World Health Organization and is one of the top cities in France for technology and research. The city also boasts a vast pedestrian area full of shops and offers plenty of leisure, sport, and art activities.
UNI students have the option to take a variety of Undergraduate Exchange Student Modules (Level 4), and optional French language & Culture courses. UNI students will take courses from Undergraduate Transfer Credit Program (UGTC), Level 4, taught in English, and should specify this on their Rennes application form.
There are approximately 12-15 business courses offered each semester, though courses available vary from fall to spring semester. Students should take classes with a code ending in "E" unless they are fluent in French. It is necessary to take at least four Rennes courses during the semester, as most equal 3 US credits each, in order to transfer back a minimum of 12 US credits. 30 ECTS credits are usually equivalent to 15 US credits.
A mandatory on-line registration session will take place prior to the start of semester. Students will be informed by email and a password and login will be provided to each student.
(Uses ECTS credits)
6=3 sem hrs
A = A
B = B+
C = B
D = C+
E = C
FX or F = No transfer credit
Program dates subject to change due to confirmation for academic year dates from Rennes.*
Students can participate in one of Rennes' one-year master's program and pay UNI undergraduate resident tuition. Graduating seniors with a Bachelor's degree in any major are encourage to consider this program for a one-year Master's degree. There are many Master of Science (MSc) or MAIB degree options. Below is a breakdown of degree requirements, please visit Rennes' webpage for specific requirements for each program.
MA in International Business
Semester 1 (5 modules): ECTS 30 credits
Semester 2 (5 modules) including a winter session: ECTS 30 credits
Graduating project (5 modules): ECTS 30 credits
TOTAL: ECTS 90 credits
Semester 1 + Semester 2: ECTS 60 credits
Winter session (1 module): ECTS 6 credits
French language for International students or foreign language for French students: ECTS 3 credits
Preparation for graduating project: ECTS 6 credits
Professional project building: ECTS 5 credits
Performance on the internship: ECTS 10 credits
Graduating project: ECTS 30 credits
TOTAL: ECTS 120 credits
Important information to review:
Review the roles of the Advisee and the Advisor under the main menu Get Started
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Review and follow the travel recommendations of the CDC for France
- Monitor appropriate websites for updates and information about COVID or other emergencies before departing and while in the destination country. The U.S. Embassy for France provides updates that can be found on their website
Click here for a list of FAQs provided by Rennes School of Business.
Students will need a visa to study abroad in France for the semester or academic year. Summer students who are US citizens will not need a France student visa.
Housing & Meals
Rennes School of Business helps international students to find accommodation in Rennes. After students are accepted to Rennes, they need to complete an Accommodation Request form.
There are several housing options:
Shared flat or house
Independent flat / studio in a private residence
Private independent flat / studio
State student hostels
The rooms are generally furnished and equipped. Rennes advises to budget between 350 - 500€ per month all included. Most students cook for themselves, however students may eat at the University restaurant (approximately 22 Euros for 10 tickets).
The Well’Come team is a student organization that is here to welcome the students to help them integrate into the school and life at Rennes. They collect UNI students from Rennes station or airport, and help them settle into their home in Rennes, and organize trips (Mont St. Michel, Paris, etc.,), buddies, and sports events with French students.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Business Program
Program dates will be as follows:
1st week: March 21st - April 1st
2nd week: April 4th - April 15th
3rd week: May 17th - May 23rd
4th week: May 24th - May 30th
Students can earn a certificate in AI Business and get 6 US credits for this program.
Gain international experience and data analytics competence: today’s employers consider both essential to a college degree.
Develop competencies from basics to advanced in Python application of the new business tools of data science.
Apply machine learning and deep learning to business data analysis.
Create business intelligence through application and visualization.
Learn from automated analysis of text and networks.
Develop AI business projects to showcase your skills to future employers.
The program consists of four courses:
Data Science for Business
AI Business Intelligence/Marketing Analytics
Business Textual Learning/Text Mining AI
Business Network intelligence
These courses will satisfy elective credit for:
- Management: Business Administration
- Supply Chain
- Management Information Systems (MIS) (technical elective)
- Marketing: Advertising & Digital Media
- Marketing: Global Marketing Management.
Programs that will use this as a Technical Elective.
- Construction Management
- Technology Management
- Technology & Engineering Education
Programs that will use this for a University Elective
- Manufacturing Engineering Technology
- Graphic Technology
Credits: 6 US credits (each course counts as 1.5 US credits)
Language of Instruction: English
Assessment Method: Assessment by means of a group project developed within the class, and daily assessment sheets
Faculty: A team of multicultural professors with AI expertise from Rennes School of Business
Virtual Course 1 (Data Science for Business): March 21 - April 1, 2022
Virtual Course 2 (AI Business Intelligence/Marketing Analytics): April 4 - April 15, 2022
Virtual Course 3 (Business Textual Learning/Text Mining AI): May 17 - May 23, 2022
Virtual Course 4 (Business Network intelligence): May 24 - May 30, 2022
March 21 - 25: Class 1 begins virtually with asynchronous work.
March 26-27 : Synchronous sessions held during the weekend.
March 28- April 1: Asynchronous work/projects. Class 1 concludes April 1
April 4 - 8: Class 2 begins virtually with asynchronous work.
April 9-10: Synchronous sessions held during the weekend
April 11-15: Asynchronous work/projects. Class 2 concludes April 15
May 17-21: Class 3 begins virtually with asynchronous work. , May 22-23: Synchronous sessions held during the weekend
May 24-28: Class 4 begins virtually with asynchronous work. , May 29-30: Synchronous sessions held during the weekend
Cost: Please review the budget sheet below and don't hesitate to contact the Study Abroad Center with any questions.
Rennes Grades = UNI Equivalent
A Excellent 70-100 = A
B Very Good 65-69 = B+
C Good 58-64 = B
D Satisfactory 50-57 = C+
E Sufficient 40-49 = C
FX or F Fail 0-39 = no transfer credit
Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
Meet with your advisor to discuss credit transfer
Apply for the program online using the "Apply" tab. The deadline is February 25, 2022 by 12:00pm Noon.
Apply for scholarships that you can find on our Scholarships Page
Other Summer Programs offered at Rennes School of Business
Summer Program - Luxury Marketing
This program is offered in June to July (dates to be confirmed). Specificities and current trends in Luxury Marketing. A specific focus will be placed on French luxury brands. It offers 3 US Credits. More details can be found on their program page.
Summer Program - Responsible Management
This program is offered in June (dates to be confirmed). The purpose of the program is to provide students with a conceptual framework and practical ideas for understanding how organizations and managers can optimize economic, social and environmental performance through a successful Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. It will examine how responsible managers and their companies’ stakeholders can work together to create a more sustainable world. It offers 3 US Credits. More details can be found on their program page.
Summer Program - Competitive Strategy
This program is offered in late May to early June (dates to be confirmed). The focus of this module is on Strategic Analysis on competitive and dynamic markets. This module deals mainly with two goals:
- to increase the students’ understanding of what managers must do to make a business sustainable and performance in the long term;
- to develop the student’s ability to lead a Strategic Analysis of a firm on highly competitive and dynamic markets.
It is a 10-day program that offers 27 hours of classroom teaching and company visits. More details can be found on their program page.
Summer Program - AI Business (June Program)
This program option offers the same courses noted above in the AI Business Program customized for UNI students in May to June. The main difference with this program option is that it is in June to July. More details can be found on their program page.
France: Rennes School of Business
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* estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors
Cost of studying on-campus*
*per semester, estimated, will vary per person
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Eligibility Requirements to Study Abroad
The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to Study Abroad. Students must have a completed study abroad application, including supportive recommendation form(s). Additionally, students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to Study Abroad:
- Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this cumulative GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
- If your cumulative GPA is lower than 2.5, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (103 East Bartlett):
- Letters of reference from two academic contacts (e.g. academic advisor and former or current professor) supporting your pursuit of study abroad. If you are attending a faculty-led study abroad program, one of the letters must be from a course leader. However, if the program has two course leaders, only one of the letters can be from one of the course leaders.
- Must be over the age of 18 years old
- Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
- Must be in good standing with the University
- UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements, if applicable.
- Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.
- All study abroad applicants must pass the Study Abroad Applicant Assessment with a score of 70% or greater.
- Applicants may be selected for an in-person interview before being accepted. Selection for an interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program. You will be contacted directly by the Study Abroad Center if selected for an interview.