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NEOMA Business School

The university

The NEOMA Business School (previously the École Superérieure de Commerce de Reims) has existed since 1928 and is one of France’s few Grande école, the most renowned group of French universities. About 3,000 students from 30 differing nations study at the faculty of Reims Management School. The university is located about 10 mins from the city center. There are many opportunities to make contact with business during the annual "Semaine Entreprises".

The city:

Reims is located in the northeast of France and has more than 200,000 inhabitants. Paris is only 130 km away which can be reached in 45 mins by TGV. In addition to the production of champagne, the textile manufacturers and the aerospace industry are also to be found in the city.

Application and Requirements

Students apply for the double program at the Department of International Affairs. For more detailed information on the application procedure and the application deadlines, please refer to the application form.

Requirements:

  • At the time of your departure to Reims you need to have studied at EUV for at least one year.
  • You can study either in English or in French. Courses can be taken in both languages or exclusively in one language.
  • You must have sufficient language skills.
Language skills

In order to take part in the program you need to have sufficient English skills or French skills if you decide to study in French. The NEOMA Business School requires proof of language skills before you begin your stay abroad.

  • Englisch: B2 or TOEFL 85, IELTS 7.5, CAE min B
  • Französisch: B2  or TCF 400, TEF 540, DELF B2
Semester times

Winter semester: mid Semester – mid/end December
Summer semester: beginning/mid-January – mid/end May.

Please see the NEOMA Business School homepage for the exact semester times.

As the academic year at NEOMA is divided into 10 units the beginning of your period of study abroad is flexible. However, we recommend that you start in March (summer semester) or in October (winter semester.

Choice of course / Type of teaching

Choice of course: you have to acquire at total of 36 ECTS points during your stay abroad at the NEOMA Business school. There are two compulsory courses (Modules Obligatoires), four elective courses (Management Électifs) and two language tests (Examens de Compétences) which have to be taken during your studies. Per session you should attend one course with 6 ECTS or two courses with 3 ECTS.

Furthermore, you need to prepare a master’s dissertation (Mémoire de Master). Possible areas of study include commerce- distribution, comptabilité – contrôle de gestion, èconomie, GRH (gestion de ressources humaines), international marketing, stratégie d’enterprise, finance – marchés financiers, technologie de l’information etc.

Please note: information about the courses will follow shortly!

Type of teaching: the courses usually consist of approx. 25 students and are concluded after three weeks with presentations, papers and final examinations)

Internship: in addition to attending university, an internship (stage) lasting at least 26 weeks is a component of the dual program. The NEOMA Business School supports students in finding an internship. However, the students are ultimately responsible for finding an internship.

Recognition of certificates and examinations
You can find general advice about recognition procedures on the pages of the Department of International Affairs under the heading recognition.

In order to receive a degree from Viadrina it necessary to complete the modules in your course of study. To this purpose, you can, in consultation with us, have courses recognized which you completed as part of the dual program abroad. To be sure that the courses are recognized by Viadrina you should discuss your choice of course with Torsten Glase before you depart.

In order to obtain a French degree, you have to provide the NEOMA Business School with a transcript of all your results (a review of results from the HIS portal in English) after completing your degree at EUV. The NEOMA Business School then issues you with a master’s degree certificate.

Master Thesis

The master’s dissertation can be written in English or French. The NEOMA Business School supervises the dissertation. The defence also takes place at NEOMA. The dissertation is recognized by Viadrina within the framework of the study regulations of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.

Useful Information: insurance, accommodation, travel etc.
Semester off: please note that it is not possible for you to take a semester off during your second semester in France as the dissertation is written during this period. You can apply for a semester off for the first semester abroad. However, in this case, you cannot receive acceptance for foreign certificates or examinations.

Insurance: if you have compulsory German health insurance and possess a European Health Insurance Card you are entitled to basic coverage in other European countries. If you do not have a European Health Insurance Card, you should apply to your insurer. Furthermore, it is recommended that you take out additional insurance for the length of your stay abroad.

Accommodation: the NEOMA Business School has halls of residence. However, it is recommended to also look for private accommodation.

Housing benefit: as an exchange student in France you are entitled to housing benefit in France which can be applied for at the Caisses d’Allocations Familiales (CAF).

The journey: is possible by air or bus via Paris.

Living costs: 600€-1000€

Visa: not necessary for EU citizens with a valid passport or identity card. If you are not a EU citizen you should refer to the visa regulations on the website of the French Embassy.

Student reports
You can find the most up-to-date student reports under the keyword "France" on our website.