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Program Overview

Program Overview

Learn about business in a hub for the European aerospace industry and tourist hotspot, Toulouse. With CIEE in this student-friendly city in the south of France – paradise on Earth to some – you can take courses at one of the nation’s best undergraduate business schools and pursue an internship with a local or international company. Outside the classroom, excursions, homestays, and more directly engage you with the rich culture of this beautiful region.

Study abroad in Toulouse and you'll:

  • Study at France’s top-ranked undergraduate business school alongside French and international students
  • Enjoy a varied co-curricular program that includes a multi-day excursion to a place of cultural relevance as well visits to local companies and activities in and around the vibrant university town of Toulouse
  • Take advantage of the convenient French rail system to explore the Mediterranean, the Atlantic coast, and the Pyrenees
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    $2,500 toward program costs. To recognize high academic achievement, CIEE offers a limited number of merit scholarships to our strongest students. These awards are based on students’ academic records, and on the submission of a personal essay describing to us how their CIEE program will impact their college experience and future career plans.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

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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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

Study at two great 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. You'll explore business, economics, history, art and art history, international affairs, and culture during university courses, and become more proficient in your French language skills through special CIEE-designed courses offered at the CIEE study center.

Cultural Activities

From cooking classes and museum visits to initiation to South of France “Pétanque” game and visit of Toulouse Capitole theater, the program will help you discover major local sites as well as traditional cultural activities though guided tours and hands-on experience.

Excursions

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. Possible destinations include Paris major sites, Mediterranean coastal towns and villages, as well as South East major cities like Marseille or Avignon.

In addition to a multi-day excursion, you might visit Carcassonne, Albi, and Rodez.

Internships

CIEE helps you find an internship that will immerse you fully in the French work environment. Build business skills, and experience the nuances of working in teams where people from different cultures interact.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card, which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Spring 2017 (20 wks)
11/15/2016
01/02/2017
05/20/2017
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, residence permit fees, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$13,233
Housing ***
$4,150
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

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

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** average cost, including Campus France fees

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Fall 2017 (16 wks)
04/15/2017
08/30/2017
12/23/2017
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, residence permit fees, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$13,233
Housing ***
$4,150
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

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

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** average cost, including Campus France fees

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Spring 2018 (20 wks)
11/15/2017
01/04/2018
05/26/2018
$15,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, residence permit fees, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$11,233
Housing ***
$4,150
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

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

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** average cost, including Campus France fees

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Academic year 2017-2018 (38 wks)
04/15/2017
08/30/2017
05/26/2018
$33,900

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, residence permit fees, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$25,133
Housing ***
$8,300
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

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

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* 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

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Students register for a total of 15–18 semester / 22.5–27 quarter hours per semester.

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 (aka modules) offered by the Toulouse Business School (TBS) typically include from 15 hours to 30 contact hours, for 1–2 semester / 1.5–3.5 quarter credits. A special feature of TBS is that, given the different module length, not all modules follow the same calendar, but are offered sequentially, during the semester.

Most Institut Catholique de Toulouse courses include 36-42 contact hours for 2-4 semester / 3-6 quarter credits.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students participating in the program enroll in a French language course and a combination of CIEE elective courses and direct enrollment courses at the Toulouse Business School. Students interested in taking the CIEE Internship course must apply for the course and receive written support from their home school study abroad office prior to the start of each semester. Students are required to take the following:

  • One French language course
  • At least one CIEE area studies (culture) course
  • At least one CIEE business elective classes
  • Direct enrollment business electives for a combined total of 3 or 6 U.S. credits at Toulouse Business School or Institut Catholique de Toulouse
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About the City

About The City

In the South of France between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, Toulouse is the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region and is the fourth largest city in France, with the second largest student population in the country. It offers easy access to the Atlantic, the mountains, the Mediterranean, and has a wonderful year-round climate. Known as the Pink City for the reddish-pink bricks that feature prominently in many of its buildings, Toulouse is consistently rated as one of the best places to live and study in France. Home to French aerospace giant Airbus and other top technology companies, Toulouse has become a European aerospace and technology hub. The city also has an active music and arts scene, hosting festivals throughout the year. Toulouse offers program participants the opportunity to learn about France’s past and present while experiencing life in a dynamic French city with top-rated universities, quaint neighborhoods, and wonderful café-lined squares.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Marie-Anne Comoy

Program Assistant and Housing Coordinator

Marie-Anne Comoy has an extensive experience in managing customer portfolios and in carrying out quality audits of large multimedia companies in Paris. In 2011, she decided to apply her communication and public relation skills to developing a network of homestay families for the School for International Training in Toulouse. She carried out several homestay training sessions and advised various groups of students on cultural adaptation to a French homestay. Starting in January 2015, she has taken on further responsibilities with CIEE in assisting the Resident Director with program coordination and development of extracurricular activities. As Housing Coordinator, Marie-Anne Comoy is available to provide 24/7 support to the CIEE students on homestay-related issues

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Isabelle Jaffe

Resident Director

A resident of Toulouse with American and French citizenship, Isabelle received her Licence (BA) in French and philosophy and her master's degree in literature from the University of Paris–La Sorbonne. She has been on the teaching staff of New York's Marymount College and the Alliance Française in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Jaffe has taught French and English at several institutes and colleges in Toulouse and Avignon, and served as the supervisory director for the Centre International d'Etudes et de Loisirs, overseeing the pedagogy of the French language programs. She later directed the language and culture programs at the Centre d'Etudes Linguistiques d'Avignon.

In addition to her academic positions, Ms. Jaffe has worked as a cross-cultural consultant for several firms in the Toulouse area, including Aerospatiale. Her short stories have been published in literary journals in France and her plays have been produced in theaters in Toulouse.

Ms. Jaffe was a language instructor and assistant academic director for the SIT Toulouse program in the 1997–1998 academic year and was academic director in Toulouse from 1998 through 2014. In her role as academic director, Ms. Jaffe oversaw every aspect of the program. In addition to designing the program's academic and field-based components, she collaborated with an extensive network of individuals and organizations affiliated with the program and worked to ensure students’ academic needs were met. In the Fall of 2014, she was hired to set up and run CIEE study center in Toulouse.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Toulouse Business School

The Toulouse Business School (TBS) was founded in 1903. It is one of France's Grandes Écoles de Management, known as ESC Toulouse (École Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse). It is one of a select group of business schools that have earned all three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). TBS has placed among the top 20 in the Financial Times’ ranking of the best master’s in management in Europe; and was rated number one (out of 25) in the SMBG ranking of the best bachelor’s in management and business management. Toulouse Business School is a 25 minute walk, and just a few minute metro ride from the CIEE study center.

L’Institut Catholique de Toulouse

L’Institut Catholique de Toulouse (ICT) is an academic and research center that continues the legacy of Toulouse’s Medieval University, founded in 1229. ICT, where CIEE students take their French language classes, is conveniently located downtown on a quiet and beautiful campus. Teachers provide individual attention to international students. All ICT courses are taught in French. The ICT is located 2 minutes from the CIEE study center.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Housing and some meals are included in the study abroad program fee. Students live with homestay families in Toulouse and typically eat weekday breakfasts and dinners with them. All meals are offered at the homestay on the weekend. Lunches during week days can be purchased at local cafes, restaurants, and markets throughout the city.

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Orientations

Orientations

Your study abroad experience in France begins with an online pre-departure orientation, in which the resident director at CIEE’s Study Center in Toulouse will share information about the program and site, address frequently asked questions, and give you the opportunity to inquire about anything that isn’t covered. The orientation insures that you’ll arrive to the program well informed, and it’s a great way to connect with others in the group.

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Internet

Internet

The Toulouse Business School has computer labs and is Wi-Fi accessible, as are a number a cafés in the city. In addition, students have access to Wi-Fi at the CIEE Study Center, and computers and Internet connections in households are on the rise. Students are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop although it is not required.

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Academics

Academics

The CIEE Study Center in Toulouse is geared toward students who are specializing in business, economics, marketing, and management, and interested in improving their French language skills and learning more about French culture. Students enroll in CIEE elective courses and direct enrollment courses taught in English at the Toulouse Business School or at the Institut Catholique de Toulouse. They also take French classes at CIEE study center.. Students live with host families, which further promote integration into the local culture and reinforce daily use of French. Students can also choose to enroll in a CIEE internship in a local company, a great complement to their academic endeavors.

Academic Culture

French students specialize in a particular discipline at the outset of their university studies, with a prescribed set of courses and a limited choice of electives. 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. Instead, they see themselves as specialists who are there to impart knowledge. As a result, French students are generally very self-disciplined and do not expect to be motivated by their instructors, but rather judge a course by the quality of lessons and quantity of information.

Nature of Classes

Classes meet Monday through Friday (with excursions typically taking place on weekends). Student course schedules may change during the semester, given that some of the modules offered by TBS and ICT may take place sequentially. The resident director will work closely with each student to make sure they are clear about their weekly and semester schedules. Students are expected to complete all of the work given and take exams when scheduled.

Grading System

Assessment varies but is usually based on essays, written tests, oral presentations, out-of-class projects, class participation, and final exams. Assessment of performance is ongoing throughout the semester. 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. In general, French professors use a French grading scale of 0–20, with 10 considered a minimal passing grade. French students are content to receive a grade in the 12–15 range. CIEE and other international students are also graded on this scale. The resident director will convert all final grades into U.S. letter grades using CIEE’s grade conversion chart.

Language of Instruction

English, French

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

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.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

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.

FREN 1001 TOFR: French - Beginning I
FREN 1002 TOFR: French - Beginning II
FREN 2001 TOFR: French - Intermediate I
FREN 2002: French - Intermediate II
FREN 3002: French for Business (Requires 4+ semesters of college-level French or equivalent.)
Contact hours: 60. Credit: 4 semester/ 6 quarter credits.

CIEE Business Courses

Students select at least one CIEE Business class.

BUSI 3002 TOFR

The Aerospace Industry
Aerospace is one of the world’s largest manufacturing industries in terms of both output and jobs created. The aerospace industry has made large investments in research and development, subsidized innovation in a vast array of component technologies, and spurred new forms of production. This course offers a comprehensive overview of the fast-moving business of aerospace. Students will learn about all aspects associated with developing a new programme from having a technologically sound product to meeting customer needs of performance and time, all while keeping costs in check. Aerospace projects require huge investments to meet deadlines, which means sound financial support and usually risk sharing between partners from various countries, which in turn can result in political negotiations. With that in mind, the course also addresses the subjects of insurance, hedging and risk management, and supply chain management. Contact hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester/ 4.5 quarter hours.

BUSI 3001 TOFR / ECON 3001 TOFR

European Economic Integration and Its Impact on the French Economy
This course presents an overview of the process of European economic integration, starting with an analysis of the economic and political situation after WWII. Special emphasis is placed on the different EU policies that have been developed over the years, and how they affect various national economies, with France as a central case study. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Common Social Policy, and the European Monetary Union will be analyzed in detail. The course will also address the EU budget and its impact on the French economy; the successive enlargements of the EU, and how the entry of less advanced economies has affected more advanced economies, like France’s. Contact hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester/ 4.5 quarter hours.

INSH 3003 TOFR

Internship
CIEE Toulouse offers an internship opportunity for students participating in the Business and Culture Program. Immersion in a French work environment builds intercultural competence along with business skills. Students will learn how to apply academic knowledge in a business setting, how to interact with co-workers, and how to compare teamwork and interpersonal interactions in different cultures. They’ll work in local companies for a total of 120 hours. On-site business experience is reinforced by a solid academic component with weekly seminar meetings for 15 hours. Total hours: 135. Contact hours: 15. Credit: 3 semester/ 4.5 quarter hours.

CIEE Area Studies (Culture) Courses

Students select at least one CIEE Culture course:

EURO 3001 TOFR / HIST 3001 TOFR

France: the Making of a Nation
This course addresses the main steps involved in the formation of France, ranging from prehistoric times to modern France. It will focus on these periods such as Renaissance or Enlightenment that have shaped the country politically, socially as well as architecturally. Similarly, the course will show how these great historical icons such as Joan of Arc or Napoleon Bonaparte have remained in people’s collective memory as symbols of France grandeur. It will give an overview of the diversity of the people, religions, regions and political values that have made up France and have led to numerous violent conflicts throughout the centuries. In turn, these conflicts have generated a strong desire for unity as demonstrated by a highly centralized power in Paris overlooking and ruling over all other regions in the country.

While these politics have gradually blurred regional differences, local cultures are still prevailing through architecture, cultural events and traditions as well as gastronomy. Specific focus will be placed on the Midi-Pyrénées region, of which Toulouse is the capital city. Field trips will be organized as a complement of the topics covered in the classroom as well as cultural outings and cuisine workshops. Contact hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester/ 4.5 quarter hours.

COMM3301

ICL Course
In this class, you will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help you communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Toulouse and in France as well as in other intercultural contexts. We will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of your experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that you can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. You will increase your own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help you become more effective in an interdependent world. Contact Hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

AHIS 3001 TOFR

Masterworks of French Art
This course focuses on French art and architecture from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. The course considers the links between art, history, and culture as students study Romanesque churches and monasteries, Gothic cathedrals, Baroque and Rococo palaces, the Impressionist pictorial revolution, the 20th century avant-garde, and art and architecture as it stands today in France. The course takes full advantage of on-site classes and study tours. Contact hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

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 into5 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:

  1. International Business: concept, scope and complexities.
  2. Internationalizing the company : main approaches and global entrepreneurship.
  3. Cross country assessment and market evaluation.
  4. Working on the strategic context for international business: The political and sociocultural framework.
  5. Dealing with foreign business practices. Corruption and Ethical problems.
  6. Formulating International business strategies. The local versus global dilemma.
  7. Entering Markets: export strategies (direct/indirect)
  8. Entering Markets: strategic alliances and FDI (wholly own subsidiaries)
  9. Managing Multinational Companies: from developed to emerging countries.
  10. 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:

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Understand the six capitals and the accounting behind them.
  4. 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)
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Contact hours: 18; credit 0.75 semester

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