Bordeaux Degree Partnership
BEM Bordeaux Management School, Bordeaux, France (BEM) and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin, United-States (UWGB), have a Degree Program Partnership that allow students to transfer credits between the two institutions, and in this way, to receive two graduate diplomas from two collaborating universities in two countries. Full time students enrolled in the Degree Program Partnership can expect to complete the degree(s) in only 17 months. Students will enroll in a minimum of 15 credits at UW-Green Bay during the fall semester. During the following semester, students will complete the equivalent of 15 credits in Bordeaux. Those credits will be accepted as transfer credits in the Master of Science in Management Program at UW-Green Bay. Students will then complete their degree requirements (Internship and Professional Project) during the following academic year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this an exchange program?
No, it is not. This is a program that will allow you to transfer credits between the two institutions, and in this way, to receive two graduate diplomas from two collaborating universities in two countries.
How long will it take to earn my degree?
United States full time students enrolled in the Degree Program Partnership can expect to complete the degree(s) in only 17 months.
Where do I take classes?
Participating students from either school will enroll in a minimum of 15 credits at UW-Green Bay. During the following semester, students will complete the equivalent of 15 credits in Bordeaux. Those credits will be accepted as transfer credits in the Master’s of Management Program at UW-Green Bay. Students will then complete their degree requirements during the following academic year.
Where can I complete my degree?
Students will have the option of completing the degree at UW-Green Bay. Students may also complete the degree at the BEM Bordeaux Management School. Your application and acceptance into either institution guarantees your acceptance into both institutions. However, you will still be required to apply for each program. It is the responsibility of all students to apply to the appropriate program in a timely manner.
- See UW-Green Bay timeline
- See BEM Bordeaux Management School timeline (includes option to seek a degree from both institutions)
Am I qualified?
Students entering the program must have achieved undergraduate competency in management, marketing, finance, accounting and statistics. Students can demonstrate their competency by completing undergraduate or foundation courses in the five areas or passing competency exams.
How would my credits transfer back to UW-Green Bay?
BEM typically uses the ECTS scale for grades and credits. The grades are converted by UW Green Bay’s Office of the Registrar via use of their scales. It is the student responsibility to request transcripts to be sent from BEM to their home institution.
What is the cost?
Cost of tuition will depend on residency (see estimated college cost of non-residents). Additional costs for housing, airfare, health insurance, meals, etc. should be considered as well. Speak with your advisor for specific details.
How do I arrange for housing?
It is strongly recommended to book accommodation before arrival.
The School does not own dormitories on campus. However, the School work in close contact with state-owned residence, private residences, and private landowners in Talence, Bordeaux, and towns close by.
For more information on housing options close to the School and in Bordeaux, please download the “International Students Guide” on http://www.bem.edu/en/Students/Join-BEM/International-Students
If you are interested in booking in a residence, please contact: Caroline Guilloux, Housing Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in booking an apartment with a landowner, please contact the “Melting Potes” International Students association: email@example.com
How do I arrange for health insurance?
In accordance with French Law, all students staying in France for more than three months are required to have a medical insurance.:
- Students under 28 must register to the French Social Security upon arrival at the latest
- Any student above 28 will need to register to a private insurance in their home country. There are a variety of health insurance plans available to short-term studies through companies such as Cultural Insurance Services International and International Medical Group (IMG). It is recommended that the insurance policy provide coverage for medical evaluation as well as repatriation.
How do I apply to the BEM program?
Registration at BEM
Once you have been admitted to the graduate program at your home institution, fill in the EBP International application form and send it back to BEM, through your home institution, along with all other required documents listed on page 2 of the application form.
Who arranges travel, health insurance, housing, etc.?
It is your responsibility to make this arrangements for that. Contact your program advisor for assistance.