Toulouse, France

Business + Culture

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Application Deadline

April 15, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Dec 22, 2018 (17 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 4 – May 26, 2018 (21 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 30, 2017 – May 26, 2018 (39 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Learn about business in a hub for the European aerospace industry and tourist hotspot. Toulouse is a student-friendly city in the south of France — take courses at one of the nation’s best undergraduate business schools, pursue an internship with a local or international company, and explore the city through excursions and homestays.

 

Unique experiences

  • Study at France’s

    top-ranked undergrad business school with international students.

  • Enjoy multi-day excursions

    and visits to local companies around the vibrant university town.

  • Use the rail system

    to explore the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenees.

  • people living in Toulouse

    630K
  • universities in the city

    7
  • museums

    12

Location & Culture

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Situated in the South of France between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, Toulouse offers easy access to the Atlantic, the mountains, and the Mediterranean when you’re not studying — not to mention the music, art, and festivals. The fourth largest city in France, with the second largest student population in the country, Toulouse offers students the opportunity to learn about France’s past and present while experiencing life in a dynamic city.

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • CIEE takes you on a multi-day excursion to a place of cultural importance and relevance to the business and culture focuses of your program.
  • Explore Mediterranean coastal towns and villages.
  • Head southeast and explore major cities like Sete or Marseille.

PROJECTS

Volunteering. Volunteer at a food bank, women’s shelter, primary or secondary school, or local independent movie theatre, tutor children after school, or work on an organic farm.

Internships. Immerse yourself in the French work environment as you build business skills and experience the nuances of working with people from different cultures.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestay: Students live with homestay families in Toulouse to promote integration into the local culture and reinforce daily use of French.

  • MEALS

    Homestay: All meals are offered at the homestay on the weekend, and students typically eat breakfasts and dinners with their homestay families on the weekdays. Lunches during weekdays can be purchased at local cafes, restaurants, and markets throughout the city.

Toulouse, France

Where You'll Study

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    Toulouse Business School

    A 25-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center.

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    L’Institut Catholique de Toulouse

    2 minutes from the CIEE Study Center

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    CIEE Study Center

    located in historical downtown area

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The program details

Study at two schools: the Toulouse Business School, one of France's top-ranked undergraduate business schools, and the Institut Catholique de Toulouse, one of the oldest private universities in the world. Explore business, economics, history, art and art history, international affairs, and culture during university courses, and improve your French language skills through CIEE-designed courses at the CIEE study center.

The Toulouse Business School. Founded in 1903, TBS is one of a select group of business schools that have earned all three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. It’s also placed among the top 20 in the Financial Times’ ranking of the best master’s in management in Europe and was rated number one in the SMBG ranking of the best bachelor’s in management and business management.

L’Institut Catholique de Toulouse. ICT is an academic and research center that continues the legacy of Toulouse’s Medieval University, founded in 1229. ICTfocuses on individual attention for international students.

 ICT offers some courses in English and a large variety in French.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Students enroll in CIEE elective courses and direct enrollment courses taught in English or French at the Toulouse Business School or at the Institut Catholique de Toulouse. They also take French classes at CIEE study center.

  • GRADING

    In general, French professors use a French grading scale of 0–20, with 10 considered a minimal passing grade. All final grades will be converted into U.S. letter grades. Assessment is usually based on essays, written tests, oral presentations, out-of-class projects, class participation, and final exams. Students can expect at least two major exams during the term; the final exam typically accounts for as much as 50 percent of the final grade.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Students notice striking differences between education systems. Professors in France tend to be more formal than in the United States and do not see it as their role to give encouragement or individual attention to students. As a result, French students are generally very self-disciplined and do not expect to be motivated by their instructors. Classes meet Monday through Friday (with excursions on weekends), and students are expected to complete all of the work given and take exams when scheduled.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 15–18 semester / 22.5–27 quarter hours
  • French language courses include 60 contact hours for 4 semester / 6 quarter credits
  • All CIEE area studies courses include 45 hours for 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits
  • Most courses at the Toulouse Business School include 15 to 30 contact hours, for 1–2.5 semester / 1.5–3.75 quarter credits
  • Most Institut Catholique de Toulouse courses include 18-30 contact hours for 1-2.5 semester / 1.5-3.75 quarter credits

Students are required to take the following:

  • One French language course
  • At least one CIEE culture course
  • At least one CIEE business course
  • Direct enrollment business electives for  5-8 U.S. credits at CIEE, Toulouse Business School or Institut Catholique de Toulouse

Spring 2018 Courses

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Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

FRENCH LANGUAGE COURSES

The following language courses  are available to CIEE students with experienced professors from Institut Catholique de Toulouse. Students on this program will take one language course, class placement will be determined once students arrive on-site.

FREN 3001 TOFR: French - French for Business requires 4+ semesters of college-level French or equivalent.

CIEE BUSINESS COURSES

Students select at least one CIEE Business class for 3 semester credits.

CIEE AREA STUDIES (CULTURE) COURSES

Students select at least one CIEE Culture course for 3 semester credits.

TOULOUSE BUSINESS SCHOOL (TBS)

Students will choose business courses either at TBS and/or at ICT for  3-8 semester credits in order to meet the 15-18 total semester credit enrollment requirement. 

The Spring semester at TBS is divided into two parts. The first part goes from early January to mid-February, and the second part goes from late February to late May. CORE courses are offered during the first part (January-February) and BLOCK COURSES are offered during the second part (February-May). Courses are offered in a modular format of 15, 30 OR 36 contact hours each. CORE and BLOCK courses typically last 2 weeks. CIEE students may choose a combination of the following courses in order to reach a minimum of 3 semester credits.[LVV1]  If you would like to take multiple courses at TBS, CIEE strongly suggests that at least one of them be a Core Course, so you are able to spread your workload over the term.

Please note that CORE courses are offered in English and French but you are required to choose either French-only or English-only courses at TBS (i.e., you must take all your TBS courses either in French or in English). BLOCK courses are offered in English only.

CORE COURSES (January – February)

Students will need to select only one of these four core courses.

OPERATIONAL BUSINESS PLAN (1 semester credit)
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (1 semester credit)
MANAGING INNOVATION (1 semester credit)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (1 semester credit)

Then students may choose to register in one, two or three of the remaining core courses, depending on the number of credits needed:

STRATEGY (2 semester credits)
HUMAN RESOURCE (2 semester credits)
INFORMATION AND DECISION (1 semester credit)

BLOCK COURSES (February-May)

Block courses (also called “International Major” courses at TBS) are divided into 6 different periods and you can combine courses from any and all periods. Each period has 4 to 6 block courses; CIEE students may choose one block course per period.

PERIOD 1 BLOCK COURSES (2.5 semester credits each)

  • Financial Analysis and Modeling and Fixed Income 
  • Operational Marketing
  • Business Communication and Beyond
  • Sustainable Development and Inclusive Business


PERIOD 2 BLOCK COURSES (2.5 semester credits each)

  • Entrepreneurship in Practice
  • International Political Institutions and Business
  • Economics of Strategy and Organizing Innovation
  • International Business Negotiation & Conflict Management & International Human Resource Management

PERIOD 3 BLOCK COURSES (2.5 semester credits each)

  • Talent Management and Career and Recruitment and Assessment
  • Innovative and Competitive Strategies
  • Derivative and Portfolio Management
  • Managing Across Cultures and Frontiers
  • Legal Strategy and Innovation
  • Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Control
     

PERIOD 4 BLOCK COURSES (1.5 semester credits each)

  • Managing Innovation
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Pricing and Yield Management
  • Team Dynamics
  • Leadership in a Dynamic Global Environment
     

PERIOD 5 BLOCK COURSES (2.5 semester credits each)

  • Corporate Social Irresponsibility Consumer reactions and company post-crisis communication Strategies
  • International Business
  • Optimization: Application to Supply Chain Decisions and Supply Chain Management
  • International Branding and Communication
  • Performance Assessment, Governance and Reporting

PERIOD 6 BLOCK COURSES (1.5 semester credits each)

  • Managing Innovation
  • Valued Based Metrics and Valued of Companies
  • Evaluation in Emerging Market
  • Team Dynamics


INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE DE TOULOUSE (ICT)

ICT courses are offered on a weekly basis throughout the semester for a total number of contact hours ranging from 10 to 36 classroom hours. Students will choose business courses either at TBS and/or at ICT for up to 3-8 semester credits in order to meet the 15-18 total semester credit enrollment requirement.

Please note that some courses are offered in English, French and Spanish. You can choose to follow courses either in French, English, Spanish or a combination of the three.

INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE DE TOULOUSE (SPRING)

COMMUNICATION

The Council of Europe (offered in English, 0.5 semester credit)
European Construction (offered in Spanish, 0.5 semester credit) 
Marketing Fundamentals (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Benchmarking (offered in Spanish, 0.5 semester credit)
Political Economy of Communication (offered in English, 0.5 semester credit)
Making of European Matters (offered in English, 0.5 credit)
Community Assets and Cohesion Policy (offered in English, 0.5 semester credit)
Digital Marketing (offered in French, 0.5 semester credit)
Working and Negotiating in a Multicultural Environment (offered in English, 0.5 semester credit)
Project Management (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Cobranding (offered in Spanish, 0.5 semester credit)
Mediation and Conflict Resolution (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Marketing Trends (offered in English, 0.5 semester credit)
International Trade: Main Actors and Challenges (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Import and Export Operations (offered in English, 1 semester credit)
Operational Marketing: Price and Communication (offered in French, 0.5 semester credit)
International Sales Management (offered in English, 0.5 semester credit)
International Business Communication (offered in English, 1.5 semester credits)
International Project Management (offered in English, 1 semester credit)
International Marketing (offered in English, 0.5 semester credit)
Financial Accounting (offered in English, 1 semester credit)

HISTORY

Roman Empire (offered in French, 2.5 semester credits)
Medieval History (offered in French, 2.5 semester credits)
Initiation to Anthropology (offered in French, 0.5 semester credit)
Modern History: French Society in the XVIIIth Century (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Contemporary History: French Secularism (1789-2004) (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Initiation to Art History (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Modern History: First Globalization (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Contemporary History: World War/British Empire (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Geopolitics of Religious Phenomena (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)

LITERATURE

General Linguistics (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
History of European Literature (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Literary Genres (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
French Literature: XVIth century (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
French Literature: XVth century (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Comparative Literature: Renaissance and Humanism (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Comparative Literature: Humanism and Utopia (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Medieval Literature and Literary Influences (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Medieval Linguistics (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
French Literature XX/XXI Centuries (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Comparative Literature: South Francophone Literature (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
New Literary Approaches (offered in French, 1 semester credit)

PSYCHOLOGY

Nerve Psychology (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Clinical Psychology: the Individual, the Subject, the Person (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Developmental Psychology: 0-3 year-old Children (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Psychotherapeutic Practices: Theories (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Social Psychology: Representation of Self and Others (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Case study: Therapeutic Management (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Social Psychology: Group Psychologist (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Developmental Psychology: 3-12 year-old children (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Developmental Psychology: from 12 year-old to adulthood (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Initiation to Psycho-Ontology (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Initiation to Psycho-Gerontology (offered in French, 1 semester credit)
Deontology and Professional Ethics (offered in French, 1 semester credit)

PHILOSOPHY

History of Antique Philosophy (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Metaphysics I (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
History of Medieval Thoughts (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Introduction to Ethics (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Epistemology (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Philosophy of Culture (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Ontology (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Philosophy of History (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)
Metaphysics II (offered in French, 1.5 semester credits)

Fall 2017 Courses

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Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

FRENCH LANGUAGE COURSES

All students take one French course, offered specifically for CIEE students by the Institut Catholique de Toulouse. Students are given a placement test upon arrival in Toulouse to determine the appropriate level of French instruction.

 French for Business (Requires 4+ semesters of college-level French or equivalent.)

CIEE BUSINESS COURSES

Students select at least one CIEE Business class.

CIEE AREA STUDIES (CULTURE) COURSES

Students select at least one CIEE Culture course.

TOULOUSE BUSINESS SCHOOL (TBS)

Students will choose business courses either at TBS or at ICT for a total of 3 or 6 total semester credits to meet the 15-18 total semester credit enrollment requirement.

TOULOUSE BUSINESS SCHOOL (FALL)

TBS courses are offered in a modular format of 15 to 30 contact hours each. Please note that some courses are offered in English and French but you are required to choose either French-only or English-only courses at TBS (i.e., you must take all your TBS courses either in French or in English)

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS (OFFERED IN ENGLISH)
This course is designed to give students the conceptual background and analytical tools necessary to understand, interpret business financial statements and make managerial decision. It deals with the improvement of students' capabilities to give managerial sense to financial statement numbers. By the end of the course, students should have gained the ability to forge an analytical mindset, mainly when it comes to cope with performance issues; to question a given company's health within a causation frame; to formulate recommendation about a given company’s health by systematically considering that performance is a managerial decisions-driven issue. Contact hours: 18; Credit: 1.5 semester / 2.25 quarter hours.

MANAGEMENT CONTROL (OFFERED IN ENGLISH AND IN FRENCH)
This course’s objective is to help students gain understanding of the roots of performance in the organization they are working for. They will be presented with a thorough description of the different jobs in the controlling field. Upon completion of this course, they should understand and master the basic management control tools in order to contribute to a better performance of the company. They should also be able to assess daily needed decisions of operational managers through Cost-Volume-Profit. Contact hours: 15; Credit: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.

MACROECONOMICS (OFFERED IN ENGLISH AND IN FRENCH)
This course aims to present the materials necessary for a global understanding of the economic environment of the company and its evolution. We will study how economic activity is measured and what it means. We will develop the monetary and banking structure of the economy, which will inform the very contemporary debates about the origins of the crisis and its repercussions. It is also important to analyze the foundations and the impacts of regulatory economic policies in a globalized world, in particular the policies led by the Fed and the ECB. Finally, to understand what we call 'globalization', we will study the interactions between economies, their nature and their impacts. Contact hours: 15; Credit: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.

CORPORATE FINANCE (OFFERED IN ENGLISH AND IN FRENCH)
This module aims to provide students with both a fundamental and an operational grounding in corporate finance and financial theory. A rigorous method for selecting investment projects will be presented and practiced. Students will learn the various modes of financing and their real cost. Alongside this, a rigorous method for analysing economic and financial problems will be developed, based on a study of the theoretical foundations of modern market finance. To renounce theory would be to renounce explaining the working of capital markets. The theoretical knowledge acquired by the student will, however, constantly be called on to solve practical financial problems. Contact hours: 21; Credit: 1.5 semester / 2.25 quarter hours.

BUSINESS AND MARKETING (OFFERED IN ENGLISH AND IN FRENCH)
This course is an introduction to marketing, its overall approach, its key concepts and strategic thinking. It will outline the basics of consumer behavior and B to B purchase, and how they can be studied. By the end of the course, students should be familiar with the key components of the marketing mix as well as the new trends and evolutions of marketing. Contact hours: 15; Credit: 2 semester / 3 quarter hours.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE (OFFERED IN ENGLISH)
The overall objective of the course is to develop students’ awareness of the importance of international trade in today’s global world. It will explain the complexities of international logistics and the key techniques and vocabulary required to operate effectively in this field. The course will also deal with the various risks involved in international trade, including foreign exchange risk, and will demonstrate key techniques to avoid them. Contact hours: 15; Credit: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.

BUSINESS STATISTICS (OFFERED IN ENGLISH AND IN FRENCH)
The aim of the course is to introduce students to statistical methods used in business. With that objective in mind, students will learn about descriptive methods such as graphical methods for presenting data, measures of central tendency and dispersion. They will becomeing familiar with sSuch notions as statistical hypothesis testing, contingency tables and chi square tests, analysis of variance, correlation and regression models. Students will work on practical exercises using Microsoft EXCEL. Contact hours: 21; Credit: 1.5 semester / 2.25 quarter hours.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (OFFERED IN ENGLISH AND IN FRENCH)
The key objective of this course is to raise awareness of different concepts : Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development and responsible management. Its goal is to develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society by integrating social and environmental considerations in their decision-making.

Because every managerial subject can be impacted, this module aims to prepare managers to participate in the implementation of CSR approach. Contact hours: 15; Credit: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (OFFERED IN ENGLISH AND IN FRENCH)
The main objective of this course is to present how companies can design and manage their operations to produce goods or services and better adapt supply to demand; this question is fundamental to any organization. The continuous search for a better match between supply and demand (in quantities, in delays of delivery, in the design of products, in the quality of products) generates significant competitive advantages (cost, differentiation, responsiveness). To achieve this goal, the company must continuously, and consistently with operational strategies that must be well defined, implement a set of concepts, models and methods. These concepts, models and methods are discussed and studied in this course. Knowing when and how to apply these tools of operations management is the heart of knowledge you will acquire during this course. 
Contact hours in ENGLISH 30; Credit: 2 semester / 3 quarter hours; 
Contact hours in FRENCH: 15; Credit: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.

MATHEMATICS (OFFERED IN FRENCH)
The overall objective of this course is to provide students with the fundaments of mathematics that are necessary to tackle any management-related disciplines such as marketing, accountancy, finance, human resources. Students will work on such notions as descriptive statistics and financial calculation; matrix calculation involving addition, multiplication and diagonalization and mathematical derivation. Contact hours: 15; Credit: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.

TOULOUSE BUSINESS SCHOOL (SPRING)

 

The Spring semester at TBS is divided into two parts. The first part goes from early January to mid February, and the second part goes from late February to late May. During the first part, CORE courses are offered, and during the second part, the so called BLOCK COURSES are offered. Courses are offered in a modular format of 15, 30 OR 36 contact hours each. CORE and BLOCK courses typically last 2 weeks CIEE students may choose a combination of the following courses so as to reach a minimum of 6 U.S. credits.

Please note that some CORE courses are offered in English and French but you are required to choose either French-only or English-only courses at TBS (i.e., you must take all your TBS courses either in French or in English). BLOCK courses are offered in English only.

CORE COURSES
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT(OFFERED IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH)

This course addresses the question: what makes a firm successful? We define success in terms of creating shareholder value over the long term. The strategy of a firm is the set of decisions it makes concerning how it will achieve superior performance, and hence create value for shareholders. This course presents a framework and set of tools for formulating successful strategies. The focus is on identifying and analyzing the sources of profitability available to the firm and on developing strategies to access these sources of profitability. We view strategy as a link between the firm and its business environment . This implies that there are two primary areas of analysis: the external industry environment of the firm (its industry) and the internal environment of the firm ( in particular the resources and capabilities that it possesses). The course will look at these issues at the light of two central themes: competitive advantage and corporate advantage. Contact hours: 30; Credits: 2 semester / 3 quarter hours.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (OFFEREND IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH)
This course will define the HR function, which is neither totally an expert function nor totally a function carried out by the manager only. It necessitates strong communication and mediation skills. The course will present the main responsibilities of HR company departments, including recruiting and dismissing, designing a job description in relation to motivation theories, setting goals and appraising performance, training and professional development, setting accurate compensation mixes and managing poor performance and discipline. Contact hours: 30; Creditredit: 2 semester / 3 quarter hours.

INFORMATION AND DECISION AND OPERATIONAL BUSINESS PLAN (OFFERED IN ENGLISH)
By the end of the module, students can expect to have acquired:

An understanding of the different stages in the decision making process
An understanding of the role of data collection and processing for decision making
A working knowledge of decision support tools for decision making under conditions of certainty (linear programming) and risk (decision trees)
The ability to describe, model and simulate complex systems to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty
An understanding of the possible leverage points in a complex situation.

15 hours. Credit: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours

OPERATIONAL BUSINESS PLAN:
The objective of the course is to allow students to understand the various purposes and goals of a business plan. They will learn how to translate a business strategy at the operational level; prepare financial forecast in line with a business project; design simple, effective performance management tools and learn how to efficiently present a business plan. The course will involve group work on case studies applying the SWOT analysis tools in order to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a company/project . The course will focus on best strategies to develop a realistic financial forecast in terms of income statement and cash and flow statement. The course will rely on several real-life examples that will be analyzed and discussed in class.15 hours Contact hours: 30; Credit: 2 semester / 3 quarter hours.

INTEGRATED REPORTING AND INTEGRATED THINKING (SYLLABUS TO BE PROVIDED SHORTLY) (OFFERED IN ENGLISH)

Contact hours: 30; Credit: 2 semester / 3 quarter hours.

INFORMATION AND DECISION AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (OFFERED IN ENGLISH)

Information and Decision: 
By the end of the module, students can expect to have acquired:

An understanding of the different stages in the decision making process
An understanding of the role of data collection and processing for decision making
A working knowledge of decision support tools for decision making under conditions of certainty (linear programming) and risk (decision trees)
The ability to describe, model and simulate complex systems to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty
An understanding of the possible leverage points in a complex situation.

15 hours

International Financial Management:
The course aims to cover the main dimensions of International Financial Management. 
The students should leave the course with a clear understanding of the nature and operations of international financial business and markets. They have to understand the risk management strategies of the main international firms/banks and the nature of international financial risks. 15 hours.

Contact hours: 30; Credit: 2 semester / 3 quarter hours.

INFORMATION AND DECISION AND MANAGING INNOVATION (OFFERED IN ENGLISH)

Information and Decision: 
By the end of the module, students can expect to have acquired:

An understanding of the different stages in the decision making process
An understanding of the role of data collection and processing for decision making
A working knowledge of decision support tools for decision making under conditions of certainty (linear programming) and risk (decision trees)
The ability to describe, model and simulate complex systems to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty
An understanding of the possible leverage points in a complex situation.

15 hours

Managing Innovation:
In this lecture participants will receive the core body of knowledge to understand how to think on novelty and change. Participants will learn the basic principles of innovation management. In particular they will learn how to purchase technologies and develop new products and services. 15 hours

Contact hours: 30; Credit: 2 semester / 3 quarter hours.

OPERATIONAL BUSINESS PLAN (OFFERED IN FRENCH)

The objective of the course is to allow students to understand the various purposes and goals of a business plan. They will learn how to translate a business strategy at the operational level; prepare financial forecast in line with a business project; design simple, effective performance management tools and learn how to efficiently present a business plan. The course will involve group work on case studies applying the SWOT analysis tools in order to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a company/project . The course will focus on best strategies to develop a realistic financial forecast in terms of income statement and cash and flow statement. The course will rely on several real-life examples that will be analyzed and discussed in class. Contact hours: 30; Credit: 2 semester / 3 quarter hours.

BLOCK COURSES

A total of 6 BLOCK courses are offered, as shown below. Each block course is divided into 5 or 6 15 hour modules; CIEE students may choose 1 course per block.

PERIOD 1 BLOCK COURSES

Financial Analysis and Modeling and Fixed Income 
Acquire basic skills required for corporate finance and financial markets jobs: financial analysis, modeling and programming and understandin basic financial instruments (fixed income)
Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Operational Marketing (also offered in block 2)
Acquire basic skills required for corporate finance and financial markets jobs: financial analysis, modeling and programming and understandin basic financial instruments (fixed income)
Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Legal Strategy and Innovation
This course will focus on the strategic use of law in the context of innovation, in an international environment, in order to obtain competitive advantage. Based on theories of corporate legal strategy and pro-active law, the course will focus on the importance of law as an element of innovation management and its use to reduce risk and improve corporate performance, providing advantages to the firm. 
Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Business Communication and Beyond (also offered in block 4 & 5)
Dynamic, Interactive and Practical, our aim in this course is to develop your hands-on skills in the World of Business. Through analysis of your individual behaviour, our perceptions and how to be Assertive, we will give you the necessary tools and further develop your skills, to better understand yours and others’ behaviour. You will then have an opportunity, as part of a Professional team to ‘Sell’ an idea in a real business context, outside of TBS with a Professional.
Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Managing Across Cultures and Frontiers
By the end of the module, students can expect to have acquired:

Knowledge of the importance of cross-cultural management, and of the major theoretical and empirical studies used to compare cultures.
Understanding a range of international management practices – such as communication, negotiation, and conflict management – and how culture impacts upon them
Knowledge of comparative management models and their implications for management in different national / regional contexts.
Understanding the key dimensions of national management systems

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

PERIOD 2 BLOCK COURSES

Entrepreneurship in Practice
Prepare the students to create and manage startups and small firms by examining the entrepreneurial process;
Help students understand the opportunity discovery, creation, assessment, and exploitation processes and practices;
Develop entrepreneurial knowledge, mindset, and behaviors through classroom experiences, videos, speakers, and cases;
Help students diagnose problems new ventures face during different stages of their development;
Understand and be able to evaluate various financing options.

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Valuation, Long Term Finance and Efficiency
Understand the factors driving asset prices in the long run (risks, risk premiums, bubbles) and learn how to value companies.
Know the main financial theories (eg. Nobel prizes in Finance)
Get an overview of the main jobs and functions in an investment bank/finance function
Understand the rigor, amount of work and the level of commitment required to work in an investment bank or a strategic corporate function
Acquire the technical skills expected from a intern/junior worker in Corporate Finance

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Economics of Strategy and Organizing Innovation

Economics of Strategy:
How to use economic reasoning for firms to take strategic decisions in sectors where some market participants impact the competitive process in a measurable way to others? 
How to model AND measure the profit changes depending on which decision is taken? Which data to use and collect?: 18 hours

Organizing Innovation: 
This course is intended to help you improve your ability to manage creativity, innovation and change in business, either in small or complex organization, or institution. In today’s fast-paced environment, firms will be all the more successful as they can manage knowledge. The ability to create, transfer and use knowledge is not an option but a condition of sustainable development. This course enables students to gain a clear understanding of the theory and practice of knowledge management and organizational learning by drawing on the conceptual approach by Ikujiro Nonaka, a leading researcher on the subject. Following this perspective, we will address how knowledge creation is achieved by managing the relation from tacit to explicit knowledge (and vice-versa) and designing social processes allowing this transformation within an organization. The whole process means a move from a personal, tacit, emerging knowledge to a new organizational knowledge, by relying on “knowledge leadership”.: 18 hours

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Operational Marketing (also offered in block 1)
Acquire basic skills required for corporate finance and financial markets jobs: financial analysis, modeling and programming and understandin basic financial instruments (fixed income)

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE

International Business Negotiation and Conflict Management: 
The purpose of this module is to help students understand the theory and processes of negotiation and conflict management in the multicultural world. In addition to covering basic negotiation concepts, this module will study issues that can be particularly troublesome in global settings. These include: culture, and how culture affects negotiators’ interests and priorities and strategies, what to do when government is at the table, currency issues, and ethics. 18 hours

International Human Resource:
The growing importance of international business and escalating levels of involvement in global competitiveness necessitates that the manager of the 21st century acquire additional skills and abilities for effective firm management at home and abroad.

In this regard, international human resource management is more complex than domestic human resource management (HRM), but many companies and managers underestimate the complexities involved in managing international operations. This course covers the international aspects of HRM and managing expatriate assignments. The objective is to help students learn to plan, implement, and evaluate international HRM programs that will be effective for firms operating abroad. Topics covered include staffing and training for international assignments, motivation and reward systems in cross-cultural settings, and managing expatriate careers. 18 hours

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Opportunities, Risk and Actors in Emerging Economies: 
Emerging markets, once primary regarded for cost saving reasons are now strategic consumers markets. Operating successfully in these markets has become a business imperative for most sectors of the global economy.

Country risk is not limited to the emerging countries as the recent European sovereign credit crisis reminded us, but still concentrate most of the risks. Aside from “classic risk” (strategic risk; business risk; operational risk…), there are also specific aspects of risks related to emerging markets, often described as “country risk”. This broad concept includes in fact a multitude of specific risks (political risk, corruption, lack of transparency, red tape…) which have to be identified, assess and manage.

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

PERIOD 3 BLOCK COURSES

Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Control: 
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: Financial Accounting:

Understand the key topics related to IFRS group financial statements
Perform a financial analysis of IFRS consolidated financial statements

Students will improve their ability:

to read and understand group financial statements
to measure and develop critical thinking about the financial performance of a group.

18 hours Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Management Accounting and Control:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Build a budgeting process on line with the company strategy and organization.
Understand opportunities and limits of the budgeting tool and be able to find ways to overcome the major issues.
Students will improve their ability:
to model their company and simulate alternative solutions in order to take better decisions
to negotiate and manage the HR budget
to improve the planning system of their company.

18 hours

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Innovative and Competitive Startegies: 
The general aims of this course are to enrich student awareness, knowledge, and know-how about the importance of innovation and new business models. At the end of the course, students will have acquired the ability to drive innovation in a business setting, specifically focusing on the skills to:

Evaluate possible disruptions in existing industries;
Incorporate design thinking into the analysis of business situations;
Formulate and evaluate innovative business models;
Recognize and avoid pitfalls of innovation.

The second part of the course will focus on the application of game theory to various strategic issues and the development of analytical reasoning and negotiation skills in various strategic situations.
Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Derivative and Portfolio Management: 
Understand basic instruments and strategies used by financial institutions.
Know the main financial theories (eg. Nobel prizes in Finance) and main financial instruments
Have an overview of the main jobs and functions in an investment bank or finance function
Understand the rigor, amount of work and the level of commitment required to work in an investment bank or a strategic corporate function
Acquire the technical skills expected from a intern/junior worker in Finance

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Retail Sales and Retail Brands:
By the end of the module, students can expect to have acquired knowledge about the following topics:

The elements of a retail operation and the economics of a retailing business
The retail mix: location, assortment and category management, price and promotions, personnel
Retail formats and classifications
Shopping behaviour, experiential shopping, in-store marketing
Retail branding and store brands
Layout, display, store design and store atmosphere
Channel strategies and channel integration

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

International Political Institutions and Business:
The objective of this module is to explore how the role of international institutions in the global economy has evolved in recent decades and how the rules and norms which they develop, impact on international business strategy. As globalization has increased, there has been a growing appreciation of the need to agree on minimum standards and rules, in order to address transnational issues like environmental protection, labour rights and international trade. Some issue areas are administered by very clear international structures. Trade is a good example of an issue area with an international regime which administers clear rules. Environmental protection is an issue area where boundaries of responsibility are less clear, with the UN and the WTO both involved in certain aspects and an international organization – UNEP – which lacks teeth to effectively impose international norms. This module will explore these different issue areas, through the lens of the various international organisations which deal with them and highlight how their rule making and enforcement mechanisms impact on businesses operating in the global economy.

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

PERIOD 4 BLOCK COURSES

Econometrics and Advanced Corporate Finance:
Understand important financial theories and advanced quantitative skills required in a finance function. Know the main financial theories (eg. Nobel prizes in Finance)
Have an overview of the main jobs and functions in an investment bank or finance function
Understand the rigor, amount of work and the level of commitment required to work in an investment bank or a strategic corporate function
Acquire the technical skills expected from a intern/junior worker in Finance

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Demand Forecast:
The objective of this module is for students to acquire knowledge and skills on statistical data treatment and econometric modeling techniques, to draw precise and robust forecasts of future product or service demand, in a context of strong competitive pressure. We will explain the techniques and apply them extensively on real and recent databases, with the Excel and XlStat software packages, emphasizing the strategic managerial decisions that can be derived from these methodologies. 18 hours

Pricing and Yield Management: 
To develop a familiarity with the models and techniques used in revenue management. We will analyze theoretical models of pricing and revenue management and apply them with cases or games. We will analyze both the firms and the regulator point of views. This will lead us to answering the following type of questions:

What are the pricing and revenue optimization opportunities for any company?
What techniques are appropriate for your sector?
How can revenue be improved? How do we measure that improvement?
Is our pricing system legal?
How can we explain our pricing system to our customers? Should we?

18 hours

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Talent Management and Career and Recruitment and Assessment:

Talent Management:
This course presents a comprehensive overview of how to effectively develop a talent management strategy. Talent management has become one of the most popular new business management concepts, designed to help companies leverage human capital for maximum gain. Topics include talent acquisition, onboarding, performance management, retention, and engagement. 18 hours

Recruitment and Assessment: 
The course is designed for future and practicing human resource professionals, as well as employees and managers. It covers the staffing activities practiced in all types of organizations, and discusses and examines performance evaluation process and procedures. It is taught using a combination of lectures, discussion, and experiential exercises/applications. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the cases and applications.

Recruitment aims at identifying and attracting the largest possible number of qualified applicants to hire for each job. And a good performance management system is fair to the employee while also serving the goals and interests of the organization. 18 hours

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

International Business:
To provide an appropriate analytical framework for enhancing student’s competence in understanding International Business and to be able to make strategic business decisions about some critical subjects in the field. Some of the topics expected to be learned by the students are:

International Business: concept, scope and complexities.
Internationalizing the company : main approaches and global entrepreneurship.
Cross country assessment and market evaluation.
Working on the strategic context for international business: The political and sociocultural framework.
Dealing with foreign business practices. Corruption and Ethical problems.
Formulating International business strategies. The local versus global dilemma.
Entering Markets: export strategies (direct/indirect)
Entering Markets: strategic alliances and FDI (wholly own subsidiaries)
Managing Multinational Companies: from developed to emerging countries.
Organizing for International Business

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Business Communication and Beyond (also offered in blocks 1 and 5) 
Dynamic, Interactive and Practical, our aim in this course is to develop your hands-on skills in the World of Business. Through analysis of your individual behaviour, our perceptions and how to be Assertive, we will give you the necessary tools and further develop your skills, to better understand yours and others’ behaviour. You will then have an opportunity, as part of a Professional team to ‘Sell’ an idea in a real business context, outside of TBS with a Professional.
Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

PERIOD 5 BLOCK COURSES

Performance Assessment, Governance and Reporting

Performance Assessment: 
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Assess the performance of an organization, a business unit or a project.
Analyse the performance of an organization and write a report to its hierarchy in line with the company strategy and organization.

18 hours

Governance and Reporting: 
The objectives of this module are:

to define the framework for MNCs governance, emphasize multinationals’ (MNCs') specific governance issues, and point out the links between governance, management control and reporting within MNCs. The implications of these for
To define what an integrated reporting is and how this new reporting format impact MNCs inside (integrated thinking) and outside (relationships with their stakeholders). Master the concepts and elements of the integrated reporting framework.
Understand the six capitals and the accounting behind them.
Understand new concepts such as integrated thinking, value management and connectivity.

18 hours

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Evaluation in Emerging Market and Valued Based Metrics and Valued of Companies:

Evaluation in Emerging Market:
Foreign direct investment into emerging markets has increased substantially during the last 20 years. Multinational companies are seeing emerging markets not only as a way to conduct their outsourcing activities, but also as potential markets where to expand their business. Moreover, the private equity investment in a way of angel and venture capital investing has increased since the last financial crisis. In this context, it is extremely important to know how to valuate investment proposals in emerging markets. 18 hours

Valued Based Metrics and Valued of Companies: 
The objective is to explain value based metrics to measure the creation of value; and to understand valuation frameworks as key components of value based management. Concepts will be illustrated by case studies and students will be required to use data taken from stock exchanges to enable participants to understand value drivers and how value enhancing decisions impact on shareholder value.

After the course, students should have an understanding of:

key financial value drivers
how value enhancing decisions impact on shareholder value
key metrics used by analysts to rate companies


And
to interpret and draw conclusions from valuation metrics reported by analysts and obtained from financial data providers such as Bloombergs, Reuters, Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, Morningstar and others. 18 hours

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Optimization: Application to Supply Chain Decisions and Supply Chain Management:

Optimization: 
Application to Supply Chain Decisions: Production facility or warehouse location, maintenance planning, sizing production capacity, minimizing costs and time of transporting goods,... are all examples of optimization problems with an enormous impact on the performance of a public or private initiative if the problem was poorly formulated or poorly resolved.

This module reviews and applies some famous problems.

Optimization models and standard methods
Applications to facility location, transportation programs, maintenance planning, capacity sizing, supplier selection

18 hours

Supply Chain Management: 
To develop a familiarity with the models and techniques used in supply chain management. We will analyze models of supply chain management and apply them.
This will lead us to answering the following type of questions:

How to design and and manage a supply chain?
What is your right supply chain?
How can a supply chain be improved?
How to measure the supply chain performance?

18 hours

Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

International Branding and Communication:
This course is designed to offer a detailed understanding of the relevant concepts of branding and international marketing communications. This course is designed for those with a good understanding of the marketing discipline. The course builds on existing communications and consumer behaviour models in order to explore many of the issues facing a modern day brand manager. Topics include; how to create brand equity; brands and their relationships with customers; components of brand communications and integrated marketing communication tools.
Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Business Communication and Beyond (also offered in blocks 1 and 4): 
Dynamic, Interactive and Practical, our aim in this course is to develop your hands-on skills in the World of Business. Through analysis of your individual behaviour, our perceptions and how to be Assertive, we will give you the necessary tools and further develop your skills, to better understand yours and others’ behaviour. You will then have an opportunity, as part of a Professional team to ‘Sell’ an idea in a real business context, outside of TBS with a Professional.
Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

Business Analysis for Process Improvement and Digital Transformation:

Business Analysis for Process Improvement:
Know the basics of Business Analysis.
Be able to apply a subset of Business Analysis techniques for process improvement.
Be able to use a subset of Business Analysis tools for process improvement.

18 hours

Digital Transformation: 
Broadly refers to the changes associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of human life and society. It encompasses an interdisciplinary approach that is grounded on the principle that the development of digital competences drives the application and use of digital innovations, which results in digital transformation. Digital tools and platforms can transform organizations, support new institutional forms, shape the environment and trigger the emergence of new business practices. This course aims provide practical knowledge on how to leverage new business opportunities provided by digital technologies. 
Contact hours: 36 ; credit 2.5 semester

PERIOD 6 BLOCK COURSES

Managing Innovation: 
In this lecture participants will receive the core body of knowledge to understand how to think on novelty and change. 
Participants will learn the basic principles of innovation management. In particular they will learn how to develop and commercialize new products and services. 
Contact hours: 18 ; credit 1.25 semester

Leadership in a Dynamic Global Environment:
Students build and have understanding of different conceptual leadership theories and models within the contexts of global and cross-cultural business environments. 
Students research and apply selected leadership theories, as well as cultural dimensions and models, and evaluate their relevance in a global and cross-cultural business environment
Students use theory and concepts to explore new paradigms in global and cross-cultural leadership and critically evaluate their usefulness while developing self-awareness.
Students build and have understanding of different conceptual leadership theories and models within the contexts of global and cross-cultural business environments.
Contact hours: 18 ; credit 1.25 semester

Team Dynamics:
Through analysis of your individual behaviour to the analysis of the Team, and your place in a Team, we will give you the necessary tools to further develop your professional skills, and to better understand yours and others behaviour. We will focus on Group Dynamics, Team Building and how to developh Confidence and Trust in a Tea , through Communication and the building of Inter-personal Relationships.
Contact hours: 18 ; credit 1.25 semester

Sustainable Development and Inclusive Business: 
Sustainability is changing the way in how businesses are operated. We live in an interconnected world where traditional approaches to business no longer work; so it is imperative to change the logic of value creation. The triple bottom line (people, planet and profit) are becoming pillars of sustainability and demand that business performance be evaluated in the broader context of social benefit. Organizations will be successful if they take proactive measures to build social integration.

In this course we will examine the relationship between the economic system and environmental and social policies that add values, such as transparency and mutual agreements, on the business, public and social sector in Latin America. Students will become familiar with literature about sustainable development and social inclusion. By incorporating this knowledge, the course will enhance cross-organizational and management practices that support healthier and more responsible business. By the end of the semester the student will come up with their own projects based on challenging innovation as high-value for companies.

Contact hours: 18 ; credit 1.25 semester

Chinese Globalization and Role of Foreign Direct Investments:
The slogan Go Global was used to officially launch the opening of China to active international investments from 2000. 
The Go Global has become a strategic tool for development. This policy is functional to the re-launch of China on the global economic scene, complementing Den Xiaoping's Open door policy of the late 1970s. By opening its own doors to the world, China has progressively attracted foreign capital and technologies: for three decades, the country benefited from resources (direct investments) from America, Europe and Japan. In 2009, it became the second largest “recipient” of foreign investments in the world. China is now the "factory of the world", and the largest exporting country.

Contact hours: 18 ; credit 1.25 semester

INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE DE TOULOUSE (ICT)

ICT courses are offered on a weekly basis for a total number of contact hours ranging from 10 to 30 hours. Please note that some courses are offered in English, French and Spanish. You can choose to follow courses either in French, English, or a combination of the two.

INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE DE TOULOUSE (FALL)

Basics of Economy (offered in English)
Contact hours: 22; credit: 0.5 semester

Budget and Commercial Management (offered in English)
Contact hours: 10; credit 0.5 semester

Basics of Intercultural Communication (offered in English)
Contact hours: 22; credit 0.5 semester

Corporate Communication (offered in English)
Contact hours: 12; credit 0.5 semester

European Economy – Mechanisms for Stability and Growth (offered in English)
Contact hours: 16; credit 0.5 semester

Marketing Strategy (offered in English)
Contact hours: 20; credit 0.5 semester

Marketing Practices in Europe (offered in English)
Contact hours: 18; credit 0.5 semester

Communication and Consumer Rights (offered in French)
Contact hours: 20; credit 0.5 semester

Litigation Rules and International Trade (offered in Spanish)
Contact hours: 10; credit 0.5 semester

Multinational Communication (offered in French)
Contact hours: 14; credit 0.5 semester

Brand and Reputation (offered in Spanish)
Contact hours: 12; credit 0.5 semester

Consumer Behavior (offered in French)
Contact hours: 18; credit 1 semester

International Economics and Finance (offered in English)
Contact hours: 12; credit 0.5 semester

General Accounting and Financial Analysis (offered in French)
Contact hours: 16; credit 0.5 semester

The Cotonou Agreement (offered in English)
Contact hours: 12; credit 0.5 semester

International Regional Economic Organizations (offered in Spanish)
Contact hours: 12; credit 0.5 semester

Economic Environment: Market, Policies and International Relations (offered in French)
Contact hours: 18, credit 1 semester

Marketing: Strategic Approaches and Customer Relationships (offered in French)
Contact hours: 18, credit 1 semester

Operational Marketing: Product and Distribution (offered in French)
Contact hours: 18; credit 0.75 semester

Team Management and Human Resource Management (Offered in English)
Contact hours: 18; credit 0.75 semester

Financial Mathematics (offered in English)
Contact hours: 12; credit 0.75 semester

International Business: New Approach (offered in English)
Contact hours: 18 hours; credit 1 semester

Foreign Market Prospection and Surveillance (offered in English)
Contact hours: 18 hours; credit 1 semester

Commercial Law and European Institutions (offered in French)
Contact hours: 24; credit 1 semester

INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE DE TOULOUSE (SPRING)

The Council of Europe (offered in English)
Contact hours: 12 hours, credit 0.5 semester

European Construction (offered in Spanish) 
Contact hours: 12, credit 0.5 semester

Marketing Fundamentals (offered in French)
Contact hours: 22, credit 0.75 semester

Benchmarking (offered in Spanish)
Contact hours: 12, credit 0.5 semester

Political Economy of Communication (offered in English)
Contact hours: 10; credit 0.5 semester

Making of European Matters (offered in English)
Contact hours: 18; credit 0.5 semester

Community Assets and Cohesion Policy (offered in English)
Contact hours: 14 hours; credit 0.5 semester

Marketing Digital (offered in French)
Contact hours: 20; credit 0.5 semester

Working and Negotiating in a Multicultural Environment (offered in English)
Contact hours: 10, credit 0.5 semester

Project Management (offered in French)
Contact hours: 12, credit 1 semester

Cobranding (offered in Spanish)
Contact hours: 10, credit 0.5 semester

Mediation and Conflict Resolution (offered in French)
Contact hours: 10, credit 1 semester

Marketing Trends
Contact hours: 12; credit 0.5 semester

International Trade: Main Actors and Challenges (offered in French)
Contact hours: 18; credit 1 semester

Import and Export Operations (offered in English)
Contact hours: 18; credit 0.75 semester

International Business Communication (offered in English)
Contact hours: 18, credit 1 semester

International Project Management (offered in English)
Contact hours: 18; credit 0.75 semester

International Marketing (offered in English)
Contact hours:12; credit 0.5 semester

Financial Accounting (offered in English)
Contact hours: 18; credit 0.75 semester

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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Program

Spring 2018 21 weeks Academic year 2017-2018 39 weeks Fall 2018 17 weeks

Application Due

Apr 15, 2018

Start Date

Jan 4, 2018 Aug 30, 2017 Aug 30, 2018

End Date

May 26, 2018 May 26, 2018 Dec 22, 2018

Fees & Housing

$15,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $11,233 **

Housing = $4,150 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $15,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,200

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $165 ††

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,900

Total Estimated Costs = $6,365

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes breakfast and dinner seven days a week

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† average cost, including Campus France fees

$33,900
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $25,133 **

Housing = $8,300 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $33,900

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,400

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $400

Visa Fees = $165 ††

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $5,800

Expenses during break = $900 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $11,765

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes breakfast and dinner seven days a week

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† average cost, including Campus France fees

††† academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

$15,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $11,233 **

Housing = $4,150 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $15,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,200

International Airfare = $1,200

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $165 ††

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,900

Total Estimated Costs = $6,365

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes breakfast and dinner seven days a week

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† average cost, including Campus France fees

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