About the University

IÉSEG School of Management, or Institut d'Économie Scientifique et de Gestion, is one of the top Business Schools in France, ranked 7th in France and 21th in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2014 ranking. As a French Grande École and member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, IÉSEG is part of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country. Established in 1964 in Lille, the school has a second campus in Paris at La Défense, Europe's biggest business hub.

The mission of IÉSEG is to prepare students to become complete and international managers who initiate change, and contribute to the development of responsible, innovative and enlightened organizations.

IÉSEG collaborates closely with the largest institute of research in Europe, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

More than 83% of IÉSEG's faculty is international, and has corporate connections with 2500 companies.

About the Exchange Program

Undergraduate students enrolled in Human Ecology may spend one semester, and in some cases, up to two semesters, studying at the IÉSEG School of Management.

Over 900 exchange students from partner universities come to study at IESEG every year.

IÉSEG has over 223 partner universities in 58 countries.

IÉSEG is part of the Université Catholique de Lille, considered to be France's top private university. The historical campus is located in the city of Lille. In 2008, IÉSEG opened a second campus in the Grande Arche de La Défense. The Paris campus has 20 amphitheatres, 20 classrooms, 3 multimedia centres, 1 library and rooms for school associations.

Paris is the capital, largest city of France and its administrative, business, and cultural center. It has one of the highest GDPs of any city and is home to Fortune Global 500 companies that specialize in insurance, banking, and energy. Paris is also one of the four fashion capitals in the world.



They offer on both campuses a 3-year Bachelor of Business Administration covering the fundamentals of management followed by a 2-year Master of Science (MSc) programme. FSAD students are eligible to take courses in the MS in Fashion Management.

There are 9 Majors:

  • Audit and Control
  • Finance
  • Strategic Organization and Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • International Business Economics and Strategy
  • International Negotiation and Sales Management
  • Marketing
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Operations Management and Quantitative Methods


IÉSEG provides different housing options: student and private residences, as well as private housing (private landlords) and apartment sharing. Students can choose out of those options, and give their 3 choices to our housing contact by email. Students can choose out of those options, and apply directly on the housing platform. Housing application details will be sent to the student with their acceptance letter. It is on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to apply to a Human Ecology Exchange program.

Get the Exchange Program Brochure at the Human Ecology Student and Career Development office.


Paul Fisher         Deanne Maxwell
Human Ecology Student and Career Development
Academic Surge A
Please Schedule an appointment by calling 607-255-2532.