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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact: Anna Ochs MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s): Finance, French, International Business, Management, Marketing
Program sponsorship indicator: Mankato Program Program Type: MnSU Exchange Program
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Intent of Program: Education Abroad
Program Length: Semester or Year
Program Description:
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Information Sheet
Program Type Host University
Language of Instruction English, French
Minimum GPA 2.5
Minimum Class Eligibility 2-Sophomore
Housing Options On and off-campus
Language Courses Offered Yes
Credit Type Undergraduate, Graduate
Program Length Semester, AY
About NEOMA Business School
  • Founded in 2013, NEOMA Business School is the result of the merger of two historical institutions, Reims Business School (1928) and Rouen Business School (1871).
  • NEOMA is ranked 30th worldwide (vs. 43rd in 2019 and 28th in 2020) and 7th in France. After last year's surge (up 15 places), this stable position really consolidates this institution among the world's top 30. NEOMA Business School is annually ranked in the top 7 French institutions fully recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education.
  • With 380 partner universities, NEOMA aims to create a multicultural environment within its campuses. Each year, NEOMA welcomes 9,000 students of 100 different nationalities on its three campuses. 72% of NEOMA's teaching staff is international. 
  • Programs are taught completely in English: NEOMA offers two 4-year Bachelor Cycles covering the fundamentals of management followed by a 2-year Master in Management Cycle. 
About Rouen, France
  • Rouen is the capital of the Haute-Normandie region in northern France in the department of Seine-Maritime. It lies on the River Seine and is the historic capital city of Normandy.
  • Rouen is a vibrant city with beautiful architecture and an interesting past. The city is celebrated by artists and carries a deep history.
  • There are lots of museums to visit in Rouen and something for all tastes.
  • The Old Market Square is one of the main squares of Rouen. Colorful buildings and beautiful architecture line its perimeter.
  • It is located about 78 miles northwest of Paris, on the Seine River.
  • The city is a major port, serving in part as an outport of Paris. Much of the city has been made conducive to tourism, with walking paths and retail shops.
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Fast Facts
Academic Calendar: Fall (Early September - End December), Spring (Early January - May)
Credits: 15
Course Offerings: Finance, French, International Business, Management, Marketing
Faculty and Staff: On-campus international office available to students

Students should meet with an advisor in the Center for Education Abroad & Away office to review course options. The credits earned at NEOMA Business School will most likely transfer back to MNSU.  
  • As up to 95% of courses are taught in English, exchange students do not need to speak French. Students can only mix and match courses within the same offer, undergraduate OR graduate or select a track.
  • The usual workload is 30 ECTS credits per semester (5 courses). The minimum workload required is 20 ECTS credits.
  • In addition to the final examination, classes are assessed continuously (participation, projects, papers, etc.).
  • All courses are graded on a scale out of 20. The minimum pass mark is 10/20. Academic transcripts feature the ECTS grading standard.
  • Transcripts are generally available 2 months after the final exams. Students are invited to download their transcript directly on the internal portal. An original copy can be sent by post upon request.

NOTE: The University of NEOMA Business School's academic calendar may not align with the Minnesota State Mankato academic calendar. Please check the tern dates carefully so that you ensure your participation abroad does not overlap with Minnesota State Mankato semester dates.

  • Sophomore status or above at MNSU
  • GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Students should first apply with the MNSU application online
Please see a CGE Advisor for cost information.
On & off-campus accommodation can be booked through the NEOMA BS Housing Application well in advance of arrival. Prices may vary for private accommodation depending on the size, the services provided, and the duration of the exchange. Housing options are available online here.
Application Process
Steps to move forward:
  1. Click on the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page
  2. Complete all the paperwork within the MNSU application
  3. Deadline
    • October 1 - deadline: You will hear from us shortly thereafter about nomination and acceptance
    • March 1 - deadline: You will hear from us shortly thereafter about nomination and acceptance 
  4. Start your next step of post-decision paperwork
  5. TBD: Mandatory Pre-departure orientation (more information and invites will be sent to your MNSU email)
Practical Information
  • INSURANCE: All students are required to be covered by health insurance during their stay in France.
  • VISA TO FRANCE: Non-European students will need a visa to enter and stay in the Schengen Area for the length of their studies. Students must apply well in advance of their arrival for a visa at the nearest French Consulate or Campus France.
  • STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: The Wellness offer includes assistance to students with specific needs, support from professional psychologists, medical advice by registered nurses, a listening ear from the "Diversity, Equal Opportunities, Handicap" counselors, and various workshops and classes that focus on students' well-being.
  • BUDDY PROGRAM: NEOMA BS has decided to implement a Buddy Program to assist international students in adapting, learning, and integrating into their new school, city, and environment. It is held by an active student union on each campus, entirely dedicated to international students and their integration into our community life and French culture. Their role is to propose different kinds of events (running dinner for example) and trips, so they can make their stay in France memorable. They will help them become real members of the NEOMA BS family.

Please contact one of the following Center for Global Engagement (CGE) advisors or stop by our office in Morris Hall 002, lower level!

Anna Ochs: or 507-389-6669
Erica Johnson: or 507-389-6724
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Updated 3/31/23 TC