Groupé ESC Clermont, member of the “Conference des Grandes Ecoles,” is one of France’s leading business schools. Located in Clermont-Ferrand, its 40,000 students and 5,000 researchers benefit form its central, downtown location.
The school offers core courses in management, accounting, marketing, strategy, international business and trade, strategic logistics, economics, law and human resources, quantitative methods, managerial iInformation systems, languages, and specialized electives.
Students can plan on spending from a semester to one full year abroad. Application deadline for fall semester is May 31st, and for spring semester is October 31st.
First and second year courses are taught in French during the fall, while second year and third year courses are taught either in French or English.
Clermont-Ferrand is a university town, so housing can be found relatively easily. Groupé ESC Clermont also maintains a list of available housing. Students can reserve dormitory-like roOMS in off-campus housing facilities where they will have their own small study/bedroom and take their meals in a communal dining hall. Cost is approximately 300-350 Euros per month. It is possible to obtain monthly housing benefits. Health insurance for exchange students under 28 years is 33 Euros per month.
With 268,000 inhabitants, Clermont-Ferrand is also the natural capital of "Massif Central," one of France's most attractive regions. Clermont-Ferrand also has a high profile in the world of sports, hosting over 100 national and international championships. It is a center for tourism, located on the edge of the Parc des Volcans (National Volcano Park), and a city of the Arts with such major events as the annual International Short Film Festival.