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La Rochelle Business School

Address: 102 Rue de Coureilles, 17000 La Rochelle

Description La Rochelle Business School

  • Established: in 1988.
  • Location of La Rochelle Business School: France, Poitou-Charentes, La Rochelle.
  • School type: private business school.
  • Number of students: 230 local and 400 foreign students.

The small town of La Rochelle, in which La Rochelle Business School is located, is 480 kilometers from Paris and is situated in a beautiful natural place where carefully protected natural and architectural wealth. Convenient, territorially advantageous location on the Atlantic coast quickly turned a small city into a rather significant center of tourism, economy and culture of France.

After the United States and Great Britain, France is one of the most popular countries for teaching students from all over the world, the education system in the country is very developed and modern. It is also important that France is one of the most economically developed countries in the world: there appeared such business giants as L'Oreal, Groupe Danone, Air France, BNP Paribas, ACCOR, Renault, Peugeot, Dassault, Buoyues-Construction, Total, Orange, FranceTelecom, EADS, Hennessy, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Sanofi-Aventis and many others. Many of them are long-time reliable school partners and give students a chance to undergo internships or practical work, to gain invaluable knowledge and experience.

La Rochelle Business School is a part of a single educational complex with the La Rochelle University Institute of Technology and the School of Engineering (EIGSI). It offers effective bachelor's programs, master's programs, special business courses designed for professionals and top managers. The main goal of the training is the education of valuable personnel for the European labor market, the development of international practice of student exchange.

Training is conducted in both English and French.

La Rochelle Business School is an independent, non-profit research and development institution with accreditation from the Ministry of Education and is a part of the well-known Grande Educational Association Ecoles.

La Rochelle Business School combines developed infrastructure, quality and balance of training programs and the professionalism of experienced teachers. Students have a clear understanding of the underlying foundations of modern business processes and technologies, they learn how to develop and apply them. Each training program is constantly being improved, it is being finalized taking into account all modern business requirements, which makes education more valuable and practical.

All training is aimed at the success and application of innovative approaches, which guarantees subsequent successful employment and a wonderful career in the international environment.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in La Rochelle Business School

Program name

Duration of training is 3-4 years. Available specialties are listed below:

  • International Business Studies. It is conducted in two languages ​​(French and English), lasts 4 years. The students spend 2 years studying at the university, they are trained in foreign companies for a year (six months of internship each), and a year they study at a foreign partner university (in total the university cooperates with 26 universities around the world). Possibility to obtain a double diploma from a partner university for a double diploma program (14 universities in different countries of the world: England, Germany, Finland, Spain, China, etc.) Specializations for the 4th year of your choice: O Marketing (English) O International Management (English) O Supplies and Logistics (English) O Finance and cost control (French or English) Tuition fee: 9 750 euros for 1 year. Admission to the program: successful completion of secondary school (certificate of full secondary education).
  • Tourism Studies (International tourism). It is conducted in two languages ​​(French and English), lasts 3 years (the training period includes 5 months of practice). The last year of training divides the total flow of students according to specializations: hotel, resort or event management.
    The Business School of Tourism La Rochelle is the only school of tourism in France that has received the international certification of the UN Tourism Council for the high quality of the training programs - TedQual. Undeniable advantage gives students the opportunity to study in such a tourist city as La Rochelle.
    The beginning is January 2016 and September 2016. The opportunity to obtain a double diploma from a partner university for a double degree program. Specializations on the 3rd course to choose from: O Tourism management (English) O Management in hospitality, hotel management (English or French) O Event Management (French) O Management in the field of sports tourism (French) O Restaurant management (French). A double diploma with the school of restaurant management Ferrandi (Paris).
    • Recreation and entertainment (English or French) - only for students taken immediately to the 3rd course. The first semester is training in La Rochelle, the second semester is training at Delaware University, Florida. Next, an internship at Disneyworld in Florida.
    Tuition fees: 8,100 euros for 1 year. Admission to the program: successful completion of secondary school (certificate of full secondary education).
  • Business Studies (Theory and practice of business). It is taught exclusively in French. The course is designed for 3 years of study, it is possible to pass it in France or abroad, in educational institutions-partners.
    Beginning - September 2016. Specializations on the 3rd course to choose from:
    O Communications management
    O Entrepreneurship
    O Management in banking and finance
    O Real Estate Management
    O Marketing of relationships
    O Management in the technical field
    O HR Management
    O Web Marketing
    O Wines and spirits
    O Management in the audio-visual sphere
    O Financial management
    O International business (in English or Spanish), etc.
    Tuition fees: 8,100 euros for 1 year.
    Admission to the program: successful completion of secondary school (certificate of full secondary education).

Training on all programs starts in September, but applications are finished on February 15th, so you need to take care of the package of necessary documents in advance.

The cost of the program does not include medical insurance. Internet access, a multimedia library and a student card ISC = 410 euro / year are also paid extra.

Requirements for applicants:

  • The school certificate of full secondary education or the diploma of the IB program
  • Certificate confirming a high level of English / French (must correspond to the language in which the training is planned - please specify in the program descriptions above)
  • Completed application
  • Motivation letter.

Duration of training - 1-2 years, while about 5 months of the course the students spend in internship and production practice in France or in another country.

Available for study specialty:

  • Management (ESC Program). It is taught in English and French. The duration is 3 years, which includes a one-year internship (in France or abroad).
  • Audit Management and Consultancy (Audit and Consulting). It is taught in French.
  • Sustainable Development Strategy. It is taught in French.
  • Industrial Management. It is taught in French.
  • International Strategy Policies Management. It is taught in English and French.
  • International Logistics and Supply Chain Management (International Logistics and Supply Chain Management). It is taught in French.
  • Event Management (Event Management). It is taught in French.
  • Tourism Management (International tourism). It is taught in English and French, it is possible to obtain a master's degree or an MBA.

Training programs start in October. The exception is International Strategic Policies Management (it starts in January) and Tourism Management (two start dates: January and October). Please note that applications can be submitted only until February 15, so you need to take care of the package of necessary documents in advance.

The cost of the program does not include medical insurance. Internet access, a multimedia library and a student card ISC = 410 euro / year are also paid extra.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate confirming a high level of English / French (must correspond to the language in which the training is planned - please specify in the program descriptions above)
  • Completed application
  • Motivation letter
  • For applicants for the MBA program - at least 2 years of work in the profile area corresponding to the chosen direction of study.
from 600 € / week

The Institute of French Studies (IEF) is located in the school, the teachers of which have extensive experience in teaching foreign students. The Institute of French Studies has been working in La Rochelle since 1931 and is certified by the French Foreign Language Quality Label (FLE).

At the Institute of French Language you can take courses on:

- general French

- business vocabulary

- specialized vocabulary

- advanced training for teachers of the French language

Courses are open all year round

The minimum number of weeks is 2 weeks in June and July

The minimum number of weeks is 4 weeks for the rest of the year

The minimum age is 17 years

Preparation for DELF and DALF tests

The TEF (French Evaluation Test) Test Center

The school also offers specialized refresher courses for teachers of the French language.

Business Foundation program

The school offers a preparatory program, which is possible during 1 or 2 semesters. The program is aimed at improving the knowledge of the French language, studying academic terms in French, as well as conducting classes to introduce into business.

In addition, training in the program helps to adapt to study and to life in France.

Beginning of semesters: September, January.

Summer Course in Management ( Summer School )

June 27 - July 15, 2016

At La Rochelle Business School You can get training on a course on business and management with a choice of specialization. Duration: 3 weeks. Language of instruction: English.

The curriculum of the course includes:

  • 36 hours of classes in one of the following specializations:
  • Brand management of luxury goods and luxury clothing / Luxury and Fashion Brand Management
  • Leadership in the global world and business in international markets / Global Leadership and International Business
  • Tourism and Hospitality / Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • 9 hours of French lessons
  • Visiting companies, meeting with experts and working on a business case.

Included in cost:

  • Training according to the curriculum, teaching materials
  • Accommodation in a studio apartment in a student residence or in a host family
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Excursion with the English-speaking guide
  • Holidays in Paris

At the end of the course, a Certificate is issued, equal to 9 credits for the European credit transfer system ECTS.

The cost of the course is 2550 euros. Students from universities-partners of the school receive a 10% discount on the course.

Courses for corporate clients

La Rochelle Business School Organizes management courses for corporate clients on an individually tailored program for a particular company, in English or French. The minimum number of people per course is 8-10. The duration of the course is from 1 to 2 weeks or more at the request of the client.

from 14 500 € / year

The private business school of La Rochelle Business School was founded in 1988. In addition to higher education, an MBA program is also presented here. In the business school of La Rochelle you can choose a one-year course aimed at developing leadership skills and the basics of business and entrepreneurship, or a 2-year course with the choice of a particular specialization that is most interesting for you.

Specializations of the MBA course in the second year of study:

1. International business ("international business strategy", "premium business segment marketing", "supply chain management and supply system") - the program in English.

2. Sport and tourism ("management in the field of hospitality and organization of events") - the program in English.

3. Finance ("audit and management control," "management, banking and real estate") - the program in French.

4. Sustainable development ("sustainable development strategies") is a program in French.

Features of the MBA program

- Duration - 1 or 2 years.

- The group's size is 20-25 people.

- Language of instruction: English, French.

- Start of training in September.

Features Training:

- 1st year: from the middle of September to April (internship from May to September).

- 2 nd year: 1 semester - from October to December (internship from January to the middle of June), 2 semester - from the middle of June to the end of July.

Entry requirements

- copy of the passport;

- a copy of the diploma of completed higher education (bachelor);

- motivation letter;

- personal interview in English / French (25 min);

- oral test for knowledge of English / French;

- the international certificate confirming knowledge of English language: TOEFL from 70; IELTS from 6.0; TOEIC from 725; CAE of 52; CPE - Grade C. Either the results of the French language examinations: CERF - B2; DELF - DELF 2; TEF 541-698;

- availability of the results of GMAT, CAT, GRE, PAT examinations or their equivalents;

- Experience from 2 years.

Cost of education:

- the program of 2 years - 25,000 €.

- 1 year program - 14,500 €.

Accommodation and food

All pupils are given a place in a common hostel or host family, as required, assistance is provided in renting an apartment. The number of places in the hostel is limited, so it is recommended to take care of the issue of accommodation and applying for education. Students can eat at the cafe at the university or attend a wide range of catering establishments in the area, within walking distance from the building. Prices here are moderate enough, so each student will not be difficult to choose for themselves an acceptable option.

The cost of living

  • Host family - 350-400 euros per month with breakfast;
  • Apartment - studio in the residence - 500 - 600 euro per month;
  • Studio in the private sector - from 500 euros per month. If you rent by twos, you can find an apartment for 400 euros from each student, for example.

There is an online housing selection system, you can choose the appropriate option:

It must be borne in a mind that the residence requires a minimum payment for 3 months + deposit. For 4 months you need to be able to pay immediately upon arrival.

Residence options 10 minutes walk from the school:

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New Rochelle [ 999.33] - here you can see the options of the rooms.

Both residences at the hotel level are 4 stars and very clean.

Foreign students can apply for accommodation. It is issued when the person has already settled. The money is transferred to the card after each month, from 50 to 100 euros approximately, depends on the cost of the program. You can find in the brochures information about the cost of living for the student and other useful information.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Audit and control, Bachelor Business, Bachelor Foundation Year, Bachelor in Tourism & Hospitality, Bachelor ​​​​​​​in Web Design and Graphic Communications, BBA in International Business, BBA International, business, Business and management, Business Foundation Programme, finance, French as a foreign language, Hospitality and tour business, international Business, Master in Management, MSc & MBA, MSc Digital Communications and Influence Strategy, MSc in Industrial Management, MSc in Tourism & Destination Management, Summer & Winter Schools, Supply chain management, tourism
Events list: Beach games, Beach volleyball, dancing, horseback riding, music studio


Business School La Rochelle is one of the prestigious business schools in France, The best European business school according to the Financial Times edition and among 5% of the best business schools in the world.

Business School La Rochelle offers a wide range of curricula for higher and additional education in management, international business, as well as training in tourism and hospitality management: bachelor's, master's, MBA. The curricula include academic education, internships in companies in France and abroad. Training is possible in French or English.There are programs taught entirely in English.

  • La Rochelle Business School is accredited by AACSB, EPAS, TedQual, etc., is affiliated with the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.
  • The school also has a connection with 173 partner universities in 48 countries of the world.
  • More than 25 partner universities take part in the double degree program.
  • La Rochelle Business School cooperates on a permanent basis with 50 companies in various business areas.
  • Up to 96% of international studetns are employed 4-6 months after graduation, many of whom receive a job offer before graduation.

The school is located on the Atlantic coast of France - in the historic tourist town of La Rochelle. Nearby are the islands of Re and Oleron, as well as the Fort Boyard Fortress.

La Rochelle is one of the most visited cities in France, a city with a well-developed infrastructure. Every year, more than 12 000 students are enrolled in La Rochelle, which is approximately 15% of the city population.

La Rochelle hosts many large-scale events: the international festival of French music Francofolies, festivals of documentary and television films, the exhibition of yachts and boats Grand Pavois and many others.

La Rochelle has many sports facilities and water sports are very popular.

Equipment La Rochelle Business School

For convenient and effective training there is an extensive electronic library (the fund includes text and multimedia files), a special network of Wi-Fi inside the university, a separate language center, Career Planning Center. The sports infrastructure is well developed, all necessary equipment are available for sports.


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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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