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  • Locations: St. Etienne, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Cost:: Fall, Spring
Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Credits: 12+ Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Class Eligibility: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, FINANCE, FRENCH, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT
Click here for a definition of this term Program Category: WKU Exchange
Program Description:

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EM Lyon Business School - Saint-Etienne Campus

About the University
The EM Lyon Business School is ranked among the top 3 business schools in France and the top 30 in Europe.  EM Lyon holds the same accreditation (AACSB) as the Gordon Ford College of Business at WKU, which makes it easy for WKU students to obtain course approval. Faculty at EM Lyon often employ innovative teaching strategies such as the flipped classroom, in which active learning activities take place during class time and instructional content outside of class.

The Saint-Etienne campus offers students many opportunities for unique exposure and experience in the business field as well as a strong sense of community and intimacy. Saint-Etienne also serves as a great location to improve French language skills and immerse yourself in a French culture. 

The Saint-Etienne campus features modern facilities equipped with everything you will need to be successful during your semester abroad. The Bureau des Etudiants (BD) is the main student union responsible for organizing extracurricular activities. Students can join sports teams, go skiing in the Alps or spend a day at one of France’s nearby beaches. The Young Ambassadors program is a student program designed to help exchange students acclimate to life in France. The EM Lyon Saint-Etienne campus is located just 10 minutes from the city centre and just a short train ride away from Lyon.

About Saint-Etienne
Saint Etienne LandscapeWith a population of over 170,000 within the city limits and over 300,000 within the municipality, Saint Etienne has a lot to offer its visitors. Affectionately known as a student town, with around 25,000 university students, the city is home to museums, coffee shops, specialty markets, and much more. Additionally, Saint-Etienne hosts many local and international festivals annually to showcase various cultures and traditions. The bus and tram system makes getting around quick and easy. Saint Etienne is also very close to Lyon, the third largest city in France, and is accessible to other popular destinations in Europe.

EM Lyon Saint-Etienne is a business school; therefore, a wide range of business related courses are offered. Courses are subject to change each semester.

Term Dates
Fall: September to December
Spring: February to June

Students live in off-campus apartments. Students have options to live near campus or in the city center.
St. Etienne Campus Map