Globalising Europe

At a Glance

Globalising Europe combines a hands-on business perspective with historical, cultural and economic analysis.  An opportunity to gain credit and learn about vital business environments while discovering the south of France.

  • 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 17th June to 5th July 2019


  • Business 
  • Economics 
  • Political Science 
  • Social Science  




Average Age


Previous Academic Background

3-Year BA
4-Year BA

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 programme 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 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.



Founder of the corporation of Glovemakers and Perfumers, Jean de GALIMARD lived in GRASSE in 1747 where he created PARFUMERIE GALIMARD.   Jean supplied the court of Louis, the well-beloved, King of France, with olive oil, pomades and perfumes from which he developed the first formulas. Since perfume was used to scent the fashionable gloves, the industries literally grew together hand in hand. Jean de Galimard was Lord of SERANON and related to the Count of Thorenc. For over 266 years, PARFUMERIE GALIMARD has been following the same traditions as its renowned founder and currently uses the very processes which made its name famous.



"Globalizing Europe provides international students with the opportunity to undertake intensive study on the European Community in a short summer format taking place on France’s Nice Riviera Campus.  Now in its sixth year, the programme has been training young managers and business students around the world about the institutional, historical,  and strategic makings of the European Union.  As a specialist in intercultural communication, I believe that the international learning cohorts that come together for this multi-disciplinary intensive track benefit from experiential and topical knowledge of European and world cultures that is unforgettable.”.

— Anne E. Witte

The EDHEC Summer course 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, globalizing 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.


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 determines consumption and behaviour. An 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

  • Tutorials
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Seminars

♦  Applied learning 

  • Business Games
  • Case Studies
  • Entrepreneurship Projects

♦  Personal performance coaching

  • Interviewing strategies
  • Teamwork development
  • Intercultural communication skills

Programme Insights

Frank C. McGuinness, American, Florida International University
Leo Yin, Australian, Queensland University of Technology
Nina Daubach, German


- 26-05-2017
“My aim is to build on the culture of excellence pervading the Master in Management programme, in order to continue developing innovative programmes and pedagogy that respond to businesses’ ever-changing needs and also to develop engaged leaders who are ready to make an impact across the globe. I would also...

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 2019, 50%, a refund will be made after receipt of the notification by email to
  • For cancellation as of and after 1st June 2019, 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.



  • Summer courses are open to upper bachelor level students (in good standing- GPA at 3.0 or higher) and graduate students.
  • Students are recruited via the current EDHEC exchange programmes Master and BBA as well as by application for international candidates with no previous ties to the school.
  • Bachelor level 3, 4 and graduates must apply with transcripts and letters of nomination from their home university or a professional reference.

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 13th May 2019, 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: 13th May 2019.

Course starting from 17th June - 5th July 2019

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
  • 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) 


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.

During the Summer courses 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.

Contact : Kinga Bertoti, Summer Courses Programme Manager for further information

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


Yes, you will receive credits and you should check beforehand with your home university for the credit transfer.
EDHEC offers different housing options for Summer participants. Please refer to Accommodations.
Student cafeterias on campus is available for lunch, serving snacks and hot meals. The Nice town center 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. 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
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 a help. It is up to you to decide whether you want 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.