EDHEC Business School Exchange Program

Accredited business study program in France with options of studying in one of two beautiful sections of France. 



Nice is a beautiful area located in the French Riviera. The Mediterranean area is vibrant and full of life and activities for those seeking a marvelous time. Lille is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region in northern France. The city is a cultural hub and full of beauty just waiting to be explored.



As one of the leading Business Schools in Europe, the EDHEC Business School emphasizes the international context and practical business application of course material. EDHEC supports a highly international faculty and a diverse student body. Students on this program will benefit not only from first-rate business courses, but also from a strong co-curricular program with activities designed to promote intercultural engagement. It is important to note that, as a Business School, EDHEC focuses exclusively on Business courses and does not offer a range of liberal arts classes.



EDHEC Business School has developed a reciprocal exchange program with Marist for students in the School of Management. Marist finance students are directed to the EDHEC campus in Nice, and those with management or marketing backgrounds enroll at the EDHEC campus in Lille. Students are not required to have a background of French to participate in the program, since coursework is delivered in English.
Students enrolling at either campus will take the equivalent of 3-4 Management and Business courses, as well as one French language and culture course. Student housing is guaranteed on the program. A list of Business courses at EDHEC is available from the Marist Abroad office.


Student Life & Co-curricular

Students are able to join clubs and activities that vary on each campus. The institute has activities and sessions for the students to learn about the lifestyles and cultures of their surrounding areas.



Students are able to house in student residences, private flats, and rooms in shared housing depending on locations and availability. The institute has worked closely with local housing facilitators to provide housing for international students.


Admission criteria

  • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA at the time of application
  • Sophomore standing or higher at the time of study abroad
  • Academic Advisor approval of program and coursework


How to Apply

Enrollment is limited, and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Click here for more Information on the Marist Abroad application process. Marist students must complete the Marist Abroad application and be accepted before applying to the overseas program.


Additional Information

If you have any additional questions about the program, please click here to contact the Program Coordinator, James Morrow-Polio. Please click here for additional information on the program. You can download the 2017-2018 EDHEC Fact Sheet here for more information about the program.