Burgundy School of Business, founded in 1899, is a leading teaching and research school belonging to the network of top French academic institutions in management. With their deep commitment to the values of responsibility, openness and creativity, the School places entrepreneurial management firmly at the centre of their teaching and research mission: to train managers ready to act as entrepreneurs in both business and society at large. Burgundy School of Business has 120 international academic partners in 41 countries. The School is recognised for its high-quality education by thousands of companies in France and around the world.
Burgundy School of Business is located in Dijon. That is the capital of Burgundy, known in France also as "the land of great art and good living". Dijon is just 90 minutes away from Paris and less than 3 hours away by train from 7 countries. Dijon artfully combines tradition and modernity, and is considered as one of the best desirable towns in France in terms of quality of life. The city is home to over 151 000 people. When school is in session there are over 30 000 students in Dijon.
Burgundy School of Business has an internationally oriented teaching and student body. About 20% of the students are international. The School is proud of its teaching staff that consists of University Doctors and PhD students, teachers from 7 countries and 250 professional contributors. Visiting teachers from all parts of the world throw fresh intellectual light on issues involving entrepreneurship and innovation. With teachers drawn from national and international business, the School is able to provide up-to-the-minute programmes ensuring that its graduates are immediately effective and operational in their business environment.
France is a member state of the European Union located in its western region, with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its main ideals expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
It is the largest state in the European Union by area and the third largest in Europe behind Russia and Ukraine. France has been a major power for many centuries with strong economic, cultural, military and political influence.
France is a developed country and possesses the fifth largest economy by nominal GDP and eighth largest economy by purchasing power parity. It is the most visited country in the world, receiving 82 million foreign tourists annually.
There are more than 60 million people living in France. The capital of the country is Paris.
France is also one of the least expensive countries in Europe, and students enjoy many benefits. From university dining halls and residences to transportation and leisure activities, various discounts and offers allow students with a relatively modest budget to cover not only living expenses but a cultural life as well.
It is a wonderful country, its people are appealing, welcoming, and open-minded.
More information about studying in France.
Education: 9000€ per course. This figure covers the costs of any excursions; access to relevant texts, scientific literature and databases are all included. The course fee must be paid in 4 amounts: 2000€ in August before arrival, 3000€ in October, 3000€ in January and 1000€ in March.
Accommodation: 200€ to 300€ per month. The rent may be up to 450€ for private furnished rooms. Students may also have to pay a deposit amounting to 2 months' rent.
Transportation/travel/leisure: 100€ to 380€ per month. One-week-bus ticket in Dijon costs 8,55 €. One-month-bus ticket in Dijon costs 28,95 €
Food and personal care items: 140€ to 260€ per month
It is essential to open a bank account on arrival and deposit a substantial amount to cover all initial expenses.
A number of internal scholarships are awarded to selected candidates whose applications are considered by the MSc Scholarship Committee to have the strongest overall combination of English proficiency score, academic background/standing and professional project. These scholarships vary in amount and are awarded as a partial exemption from the Master tuition fee. In the 2008/2009 admission season, more than 50% of 37 qualified/admitted students have been offered 19 different scholarships.
Please note that separate applications are not required. Anyone offered a place on the course will automatically be considered for an entrance scholarship.
The International Office can help students to find accommodation in advance by providing a list of apartments for rent which can be sent by e-mail. Afterwards students themselves should contact the owner of the building and arrange their accommodation. Rent for a furnished room varies between 300 Euros and 450 Euros per month, plus utilities. Students may also have to pay a deposit amounting to 2 months' rent.
Home stays with French families are also available at around 450 Euros per month, including breakfast and, sometimes, depending on the type of home stay, 3 evening meals a week. If student chooses this type of accommodation, the student must inform the International Office well in advance, and at least 3 weeks before his/her arrival.
In student residences, the minimum monthly rent is 150 Euros for a basic room, 366 Euros for an apartment for a couple and 216 to 291 Euros for the more recent constructions. These prices include charges and they are rented out for between 8 to 12 months.
The student association "Melting Potes" can help students search for more permanent housing during the induction week.
As the courses last only for about 1,5 years, it is not recommended for the students to work while studying. The courses also include an internship. If a student does not have the money to study in France, he/she should work for a year and then enroll in the studies.
Finding a student job as an international student while studying may be difficult, especially if one does not know any French. Students from the European Union and European Economic Area are entitled to work while also studying in France if they are enrolled in an establishment giving them access to the student social security scheme.
The residence card marked “student” entitles foreign students from other countries to work in France. There is no longer any need to apply for a temporary authorisation in order to start a job.
Foreign students can also work up to 60% of the statutory annual work time, the equivalent of a maximum of 964 hours per year.