IGR-IAE International Short Program
Don’t miss the opportunity to discover a new country and its culture while enjoying an international environment and a delightful, dynamic and surprising city. Come and boost your career path by strengthening your skills and knowledge about the future of management.
Four reasons to choose our short program
Enjoy practical and hands-on courses to master the latest innovative management practices.
Social & Cultural interactions
Get full advantage of social, cultural or business excursions. During the field trips you will explore the reality of business practices.
Discover a charming city. You will be guided during all your stay by friendly staff and students.
Benefit from the most recent insights with research experts and leading practitioners with strong academic references.
10-day course in May 2021: "The future of Management"
Entrepreneurs faced huge challenges in the pandemic and post-pandemic periods. They didn’t stay passive and imagined solutions. Some innovative managers had ideas and projects that were perceived as fanciful but became concrete in this transition period.
Attend the international short Program dedicated to “The Future of Management” and learn how entrepreneurs have developed innovative solutions in terms of marketing, logistics, finance and organization to overcome the challenges and meet success.
During 35 hours of lectures, group work and field trips, you will put theories & practice into perspective. Come, learn and practice from the latest initiatives and innovations to anticipate evolutions of the managers of tomorrow. Each day includes two lessons followed by practical work and/or teamwork and assignments. Social activities: French culture workshop, Visit to Le Mont Saint Michel, Welcome & Farewell event included for all.
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Get the chance to meet professionals and get a glimpse of their know-how from the marketing, innovation and strategic perpectives of business development.
Non-binding – final program of visits will be confirmed in February 2021
Atelier de la crêpe - Saint-Malo
Traditional crêperie chain spreading onto the world. Founded in Japan, diversified into school, restaurant chain and farm supplying in Europe / France / Japan / USA. The visit will be dedicated to an analysis of how they reacted with agility to the sanitary crisis, and to the innovative marketing, organizational and strategic solutions implemented.
Le Pool Tech - Rennes
La French Tech is a program to put France amongst the big start-up nations. In Rennes and Saint-Malo, La French Tech is operated by Le Poool. Its unifying values are entrepreneurial flair, ambition, optimism and creativity. Its missions include detecting, accelerating and supporting the cluster’s promising start-ups, deploying our start-ups across the world, and helping traditional companies through their digital transformation.
Credits & Details
Dr. Karine Picot-Coupey is an Associate Professor – accredited to supervise research in Marketing and Retailing at the Graduate School of Management (IGR-IAE Rennes) of the University of Rennes 1.
She is a researcher at the Center for Research in Economics and Management (Univ Rennes, CNRS, CREM UMR 6211, F-35000 Rennes, France). Her research is focused on the future of retailing, with three area of expertise: retail internationalization, new retail format adoption (pop-up stores, mobile applications, live shopping,…) and the store of the future in an omni-channel retailing context and the future of shopping value.
Dr. Karine PICOT-COUPEY
Vice-dean of international affairs at IGR-IAE Rennes
Associate Professor – accredited to supervise research
Applications for the 2021 edition are now open !
Click here to submit your pre-application form.
After submitting your pre-application we will get back to you if we need further information.
Selected applicants will receive by email the application form and list of documents to be submitted for formal registration.
Early birds applications: until April 10th
Course & accommodation fee: choose your plan
Plan fees will differ according to your housing preferences. We decided to offer special discount for Early birds applicants and students enrolled in one of our partner universities. For the latter, you can refer to your International Office desk in your University to check if both our Universities are partners.
Fee plan A
2-week program: 1990€ fee includes full course, social program and accommodation in a University Residence.
20% discount applies to early bird applications submitted before April, 10th
50% discount applies to students from partner Universities applying before April, 10th.
Fee plan B
On-site – 2-week program: 1490€ fee includes full course and social program (accommodation is not included).
20% discount applies to early bird applications submitted before April, 10th.
Program fee includes:
- Welcome party and farewell event
- Course materials
- PC labs and facilities
- Company visits and excursions
- Certificate of attendance and/or Transcript for students who passed the day-to-day assessment and assignments
Fee does not include:
Travel expenses, food expenses, insurance, visa procedures cost if applicable, room booking procedures and payment if you decide to choose private housing.
Short program - Practical information
In case participants need a visa to enter the European Schengen area, we offer you the assistance issuing the required invitation documents. Even short-term programme may imply visa application procedures. If this is your case, we strongly recommend you to apply well ahead of time to make sure your visa will be issued in due time.
All foreign students have to arrange their own health insurance, third-party liability insurance, travel, accommodation and baggage insurance. Adequate coverage for medical costs is essential. It is important to buy additional insurance in order to cover other risks, such as hospitalization.
Upon arrival, you will be picked-up at the airport by a buddy using public transportation. This service will be available to those who send us their flight details in advance. If we are not able to pick you up at the airport, we will provide you with all the information you need to get from there to your residence. The pick-up service is guaranteed on starting day. Students arriving before that day will receive instructions about how to reach the accommodation from the airport or train station.
A city transportation pass or single use ticket are available upon arrival at the train station and many different places. Weekly pass is not mandatory because Rennes is a city easy to walk by.
After class day, you will be free to enjoy day-to-day life in a secure and affordable city, the surrounding and countryside area. For weekends, Paris, Mont-Saint–Michel and sea sightseeing spots are only 45 minutes to 1.15 away from city center.
A cafeteria is located on the ground floor of IGR-IAE, where you can get snacks, sandwiches and light meals. For €3.50, you can have a regular three-course meal at one of the University-run dining halls located next to IGR-IAE.
Students accommodated in the CROUS residences will be able to cook meals in the shared kitchens located on each floor of the buildings. You will find restaurants and eateries of all kinds with varied foods, including the famous Breton “galettes” and “crêpes”.
When your registration is completed, you will receive the instructions to access the student portal and Wi-Fi connection. Two computer rooms with printers are accessible to students.
Through the University’s wi-fi connection, laptops can be used anywhere in the building.
The IGR-IAE Rennes coordinates a network of French students who are willing to welcome our international new students, the buddy program is designed to help you since your very first arrival (pick up at the airport or railway station, help with accommodation paperwork, tips…) and help you get a good start in your journey in Rennes.