Globalising Europe

At a Glance

The Globalising Europe course combines a hands-on business perspective with historical, cultural and economics analysis. Topics of key interest to students unfamiliar with European institutions, nations and the particular problems in constructing a European Union and at the same time, globalising enterprises outside the union will be examined.

  • Participants gain a rapid familiarity with key European institutions while working on business cases and related socio-political questions that are vital to sustaining growth in the European community.
  • Company visits and local points of interest are used to enhance the experience of living in France and working in a European environment.

Duration:   3 intensive weeks in the summer
Language:  Entirely in English

Certificates & Credits:

3 modules
6 ECTS or
3 Intl credits

Location: Nice Campus, French Riviera
Start Date: from 15th June to 3rd July 2020


Political Science 
Social Science  




Average Age


Previous Academic Background


EDHEC benefits from an extensive business network throughout France and Europe with companies and consultants who hire our students and provide professors with action research topics at the heart of our learning model. Excursions are planned to take advantage of local partnerships on the French Riviera and programme themes are woven into the numerous question/answer possibilities afforded during these special up-close business visits. 

Summer courses are designed to integrate our corporate partners so that course contents directly apply to the discussion of business strategy and brand development. Some smaller business excursions are planned but multinational players, in particular, provide a focus allowing for an in-depth view of the business challenges that the programme seeks to investigate.

This year's sponsors and partners for the action-based research learning design are the multinational players located right on the French Riviera. On-site visits allow students to ask questions to see operations first-hand and observe business in action.


Sociétés MANE (Châteauneuf, France): In 1871, Victor MANE started producing fragrant materials from regional flowers and plants. Since then, the small distillery which grew successfully to become one of the leading Flavours and Fragrances  companies worldwide has continually been run by the MANE family.

Victor’s sons Eugène and Gabriel modernised and developed the business internationally. Maurice MANE took over from his father Eugène in 1959. Under his leadership, the Company increased its production capacity, set up research and analytical  laboratories, diversified into flavours for the food industry and developed its international network of subsidiaries.

In 1995, Maurice MANE retired to become Chairman of the Supervisory Board, while his eldest son Jean was appointed President of the MANE Group, and his other son Michel, President of the Americas Region. MANE employs 5000 people in 34      countries, 25 Manufacturing sites and 43 R&D Centres.


The museum of modern art of the city of Nice is considered one of the major art attractions of the Riviera.  Housing contemporary art from around the world, offering special expositions and hosting artistic events, it is the centrepiece of art and architecture for Nice.  Summer programme students work on topical issues of interest to the sustainability of the art museum within the city of Nice ranging from marketing, digital strategy, corporate communication, sponsorship and fundraising.


Elis industries is a multinational service provider who has based its excellence and experience on acquired competency in the hotel, tourism, catering and restauration industries across the world.  Services range from housekeeping,  canteen services, and gourmet food to entire provision service chains for five-star hotels.  A major player in France’s tourism industry, Elis is a top employer for services around the world.


EDHEC Business School professors and students interact with the city of Nice on projects related to urban development, the promotion of the arts, the monetization of cultural products and services and the sustainability objectives of France’s second tourist destination.  Nice is the location of France’s second largest airport and caters to an international population of tourist arrivals among Europe’s most demanded.

> Welcome & farewell gatherings

> One gastronomic experience

> Food tourism (may include visits to olive oil mills, goat cheese dairy and farm, etc.)

> Guided city tour of Grasse with perfume factory and old town

> Business Tourism

> Bicycle tour

The list of events are subject to change in 2020, the confirmed list will be available upon arrival at EDHEC.


“Leisure and Lifestyle” provides international students with the opportunity to undertake intensive study on new leisure markets in a short summer format taking place on France’s Nice Riviera Campus.  Now in its first year, the programme has adapted an experiential learning-by-doing approach that is as unique as it is appropriate to the context of one of the world’s premier tourist attractions in the south of France.  As a specialist in intercultural communication, I believe that the international learning cohorts that come together for this multi-disciplinary intensive track provide enhanced experience of new lifestyle pursuits, diverse cultural understandings of leisure and the challenges specific to leisure and lifestyle businesses."

— Professor Anne E. Witte

The EDHEC Summer learning expedition will examine topics of key interest to business and economics students unfamiliar with European institutions, nations and the particular problems presented in constructing a European Union and at the same time, globalising enterprises outside that union. Three focus courses acquaint participants with European business, economic challenges and the larger political and cultural framework that encapsulates the EEC.


[A REWARDING] [EXPERIENCE] The seminar provides students with insights into the complexities of the European environment from business, corporate governance, economic and finance perspectives. The course is organised in four modules discussing different European business models. Participants learn to apply a broad comparative corporate governance lens to understand how doing business in Europe works. Recent challenges in the European economic and business landscape will be covered: the immigration crisis, the Brexit, the euro crisis and the regional independence movement.

The course considers European cultures in terms of the social factors that impact economies and determine consumption and behaviour. A historical evaluation of how different value systems function economically and the contexts which allow for a successful combination of economic policy and growth allows for gaining perspective on social and cultural change in recent times and understanding how values prompt prosperity, the use of technology and social change. This is an interdisciplinary course drawing from economic history, sociology, political science and cultural studies.

The seminar provides an introduction into the political system of the European Union, its different institutions, and decision-making processes. The genesis of this unique system of multilevel governance will be explained as well as the configuration and competences of the European Commission, Council and Parliament. System reform and consideration of the European experience as  a  model for other regions of the world will be considered. The course will consist of interactive lectures and role-play in the second part of the course, in which the students will simulate a negotiation in the European Council.


Our teaching methods are aimed to give you the core competencies necessary to compete in a complex and competitive business environment. You will learn to deepen your analytical thinking, develop practical skills, and design creative strategies for business success.

Our methodology includes:

♦  Core curriculum 

Embraces the latest technology
Responds to trends in the market
Co-developed with leading business partners

♦  Blended learning


♦  Applied learning 

Business Games
Case Studies
Entrepreneurship Projects

♦  Personal performance coaching

Interviewing strategies
Teamwork development
Intercultural communication skills

Programme Insights

Alex Ma, Australian
Jennifer Buie, American
Senior GL Accountant
Frank C. McGuinness, American, Florida International University

Next Steps

  • Tuition fees* € 3500
  • Service fees € 500
  • Total course fees € 4000

*Tuition fees are waived for students nominated by EDHEC’s partner universities and who participate in the summer course as part of the general exchange agreement. These students only pay the Service fees.

Registration fees

  • A 1-month public transport pass for Nice
  • Welcome & farewell events
  • Cultural excursions & social activities
  • Support from EDHEC’s International Relations Office
  • Course materials
  • Transportation to company visits
  • Student card which provides access to libraries, computers, wireless internet transcript & certificate

  • Travel costs to & from France
  • Personal insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Personal expenses
  • Books
  • Passports & Visas and anything not listed above

  • For cancellation before 31st May 2020, 50%, a refund will be made after receipt of the notification by email to
  • For cancellation as of and after 1st June 2020, no fees are refundable.
  • Fees paid for the current summer course cannot be transferred to the next year.


Payment of course fees must be received to confirm registration to the summer course and to receive the enrolment letter, accommodation contacts and any documents eventually required to obtain the student visa.



  • Globalising Europe applications are open to postgraduates students.
  • Students are recruited via the current EDHEC exchange programmes as well as direct international candidates with no previous ties to the school.
  • Applicants may be asked to provide credentials in English (TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC) to supplement their application.
  • The format is 45 hours of courses, divided into three modules of 15 hours. Each module has a separate evaluation. The entire summer learning expedition (three modules) is worth 6 ECTS or 3 international credits. Students not attending the entire course can receive a certificate of attendance, but no credit transfer will be made available.

Students not attending the entire course can receive a certificate of attendance, but no credit transfer will be made available.


  • STEP 1: Download the Summer course Application Form. It must be returned to EDHEC by 11th May 2020, at the latest.
  • STEP 2: Acceptance will be confirmed by e-mail and sent with a personal invoice together with an information pack on travel to France and formalities.
  • STEP 3: Payments must be made before 13th May 2019.]


Deadline for receiving application file: May 11, 2020.

Course starting from 15th June to 3rd July 2020


Summer course participants will be guided and assisted by EDHEC’s International Relations Office.  Full information on accommodation, arrival, campus facilities, and schedules can be found on our website.

Participants will have access to all campus facilities including:

  • Computer rooms with free wireless internet access
  • Library facilities
  • Student cafeteria - During the Summer learning expedition, participants are free to have lunch at the EDHEC cafeteria which serves obligatory student take-outs but also a freshly made dish of day, which changes every day. The EDHEC student card will give you access to the cafeteria, as well as to the library and internet rooms.
  • Administrative support
  • Visa: Students without a European Union or EEA passport must have a visa to study within the summer course. EDHEC’s International Relations Office will provide all registered participants an enrolment letter. For further information regarding the visa application process, please contact the French embassy in your country of residence.
  • Accomodation (see Accomodation section for more information)




The Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region in France (French Riviera) bordering on Monaco is an ideal location for an academic and cultural summer learning expedition offering sea and mountain escapes, a warm climate and an internationally reputed cuisine.

A favourite tourist destination for Europeans, the south of France has been innovative in creating leisure and lifestyle offers for the occasional visitor as well as for permanent residents. The Nice airport is the second largest international airport in France with direct links to most capital cities worldwide.

Registered participants will receive a list of different types of accommodation available near the campus, but students are free to use social media to inquire about typical prices and availability.

Contact : INAAM  HOJEIJ, Summer Courses Programme Manager for further information

A 1-month public transport pass for Nice is included in the service fees.


Yes, 6 ECTS credits (3 international credits). Check beforehand with your home university for the credit transfer.
Registered participants will receive a list of different types of accommodation available near the campus, but students are free to use social media to inquire about typical prices and availability.
Student cafeterias on campus are available for lunch, serving snacks and hot meals. The Nice town centre is a short bus/tram ride away and has many highly rated as well as affordable bars and restaurants.
Students without a European Union or EEA passport must have a visa to study within the summer course. The EDHEC’s International Relations Office will provide all registered participants with an enrollment letter. For further information regarding the visa application process, please contact the French embassy in your country of residence
Yes, fairly casual for lectures and business casual for company visits.
Yes, you are allowed to travel before and/or after the modules. We will provide you with further information on request. These travel plans are not covered by Summer course fees.
Laptops are not mandatory as you will have full access to EDHEC Computer facilities, however, it can be of help. It is up to you to decide whether you want to bring your own laptops or not.
Sunday afternoon as the course usually begins on Monday morning.
Information will be sent out with the acceptance letter. In April a draft schedule will be sent to all enrolled Summer course participants. The confirmed schedule will be available upon arrival at EDHEC.
Please contact us to best organize this situation (in terms of assistance for accommodation, and participation in social and cultural activities)



You might have many more questions; we will certainly do our utmost to answer them. Please don't hesitate to contact us.