Exchange Programme

As an international student from our Partner University, you are welcome to study for one semester or a full academic year.

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Welcome to Pau Business School!

Pau Business School offers students a friendly atmosphere for studying. To facilitate your integration and to help you in your daily life, the International Office provides you assistance and orientation before and during your stay.

Here you will find information for organizing your exchange. If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact Virginie CASTET-BELLOCQ our “student support”.

Looking forward to seeing you at Pau Business School!


Spring Semester Programmes 2018

from January to May

Programme at a glance

Download - Spring semester

Fundamental courses - INTERNATIONAL BACHELOR SEMESTERTaught in English
  • English Training Weeks
  • Intercultural Integration Seminar
  • Human Development & Leadership in the 21st century
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Intercultural Negotiations
  • The World we live in
  • Geopolitics
  • International Retail Marketing
  • International Brands
  • Services Marketing
  • French as a Foreign Language


  • International Bachelor Semester Course Catalogue - Download
  • International Bachelor Semester Course Registration Form - Download
Fundamental courses - DOING BUSINESS IN FRANCEMainly Taught in French
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Etudes qualitatives
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Etudes de marché
  • Méthodologie études de cas
  • Entrepreneuriat
  • Mathématiques & Statistiques
  • Fiscalité
  • Economie Internationale
  • Communication orale
  • Efficacité personnelle (Web 2.0)
  • LVE 1 : Anglais
  • LVE 2 : Espagnol ou Allemand
  • Français Langue Etrangère
  • Prise en main E-learning
  • Conférences
  • Suivi Projets
  • Séminaire Budget & Prévisions
  • Business Game


  • Doing Business in France Course Catalogue - coming soon…
  • Doing Business in France Course Registration Form - Download
Specialized Courses - INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMETaught in English
  • Doing Business in India
  • Digital Marketing Strategy for Business Owners
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Strategy
  • International Law
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing
  • Business Project - #MyCampusCompany
  • Statistics for Business
  • Principles of Financial Accounting, Reporting & Analysis
  • French as Foreign Language


  • International Management Programme Course Catalogue - Download
  • International Management Programme Course Registration Form - Download
Specialized Courses - INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENTTaught in English
  • Statistics For Business
  • Principles of Financial Accounting, Reporting & Analysis
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Global Portfolio Management
  • Ethics
  • Financial Market & Institution
  • Business Project - #MyCampusCompany
  • French as a Foreign Language
  • Business Game
  • Day Trips


  • International Financial Management Course Catalogue - Download
  • International Financial Management Course Registration Form - Download


from September to December

Programme at a glance

Download - Fall semester
Fundamental courses - International Trade & BusinessTaught in english

Course Catalogue - (fundamental courses)

  • Strategy & Management
  • Organisational Theory
  • Business Game
  • International Marketing
  • International Trade Techniques
  • International Human Resources
  • Web Marketing
  • Export Assignment
  • English
  • Español


  • Download the Course Catalogue - Download
  • Download the Course Registration Form - Download
Fundamental courses - Doing Business in FranceTaught in french


Acquérir/consolider les connaissances fondamentales en sciences de gestion par des mises en situations opérationnelles dans un contexte national ou international.

En Management

  • Appréhender l’entreprise et son fonctionnement en tant qu’organisation : « savoir-faire » et « savoir-être »
  • Comprendre la place et le rôle du manager
  • Maîtriser les outils d’analyse et de diagnostic stratégique

En Marketing

  • Connaître/savoir utiliser les outils de stratégie marketing
  • Comprendre et cibler un marché
  • Maîtriser les étapes de développement d’un produit ou service

En Finance & Economie

  • Maîtriser les concepts et enjeux économiques contemporains
  • Réaliser un diagnostic financier avec les outils et méthodes appropriés
  • Appliquer les résultats du diagnostic pour améliorer la performance globale de l’entreprise

Business Practices

  • Une application immédiate des connaissances acquises au travers de jeux d’entreprise ou de problématiques réelles de développement.
  • Un déroulé en phase avec la progression des modules académiques.
  • Des prises de décisions opérationnelles basées sur l’analyse de situation mobilisant des connaissances spécifiques.
  • Un coach dédié et des ateliers d’échanges de « best practices ».
  • BUSINESS MANAGER: En individuel, dans le rôle d’un manager, vous gérez votre entreprise virtuelle.
  • BUSINESS CONSULTANT: En groupe, dans le rôle d’un cabinet de consulting, vous résolvez des problématiques de développement

Course catalogue (fundamental courses)

  • Marketing Stratégique
  • Marketing Opérationnel
  • Méthodologie Etudes de Cas
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Comptabilité Générale
  • Micro-Economie
  • Droit des Sociétés
  • Droit du Travail
  • Mathématiques Financières
  • Digital Skills
  • Communication Orale
  • Communication Ecrite
  • Statistiques


  • Download the Course Catalogue - Download
  • Download the Course Registration Form - Download
Specialized courses - International Management ProgrammeTaught in english


The GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES programme analyses how businesses operate in a sustainable and global way, going far beyond corporate social responsibility.

It focuses on what organizations, leaders and managers need to know and do when dealing with Global Responsibility and Sustainability and how to combine the notions of People, Profit and Planet.

This involves determining how they operate in developed and emerging economies, how they develop their products and grow their customer base, how they create wealth and how they develop talent and human capital. It is important to explore the difficulties experienced by large corporations in becoming “sustainable”. The GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES programme entails a critical assessment of the “credo” of typical multinational companies regarding their new attitudes to customers, the environment, partners, markets and stakeholders.

Intended learning outcome

  • To widen students’ knowledge on global responsibility and sustainability of businesses through the analysis of best practice and theories from a wide range of sectors and countries,
  • To challenge old concepts and assumptions in order to align business practices with current trends and economic conditions,
  • To present the latest concepts and ideas for developing corporate sustainable and responsible strategies that create not only value for shareholders but also wealth for the whole stakeholders and balance the notions of People, Planet and Profit,
  • To identify and analyse the roles that senior executives must play in order to manage responsibly and sustainably their people and production and lead their companies more effectively

Course catalogue (Specialized courses in Sustainable strategies)

  • Global Responsibility
  • Responsibility in Practice
  • Sustainable Finance and Social Economy
  • Sustainability Management
  • Responsible Human Resource Management
  • Sustainable Marketing and Supply Chain


  • Download the Course Catalogue - Download
  • Download the Course Registration Form - Download
Specialized courses - Business ProjectTaught in english


To acquire hands-on experience on a number of strategic, marketing, financial and operating challenges faced by French SMEs willing to develop their business in a foreign country.

  • Apply transverse knowledge: management, marketing, finance, communication skills in a professional situation.
  • Acquire and apply project management tools and methodologies to real business cases.
  • Manage deadlines, multicultural teamwork and demonstrate commitment and professional conduct

Intended Learning Outcome

  • Understand and solve problems with cross-cultural issues,
  • Make operational recommendations to SMEs representatives,
  • Develop project management skills and apply professional tools and methodology (building a roadmap for the project, making intermediate reports and minutes report, identifying critical tasks and controlling them, making professional deliverables),
  • Apply theoretical approach, tools and models to everyday work situations in order to address a business project,
  • Communicate, report, and behave in a business environment,
  • Understand the changing 21st century competitive landscape from the perspective of local companies operating locally or abroad

Course catalogue (A Professional learning by doing experience)

  • Project Management
  • Working Digital Age
  • Budget management
  • Business plan
  • Strategic options
  • Design & Innovation management
  • Team management
  • Legal risk management in business
  • Individual report/ writting skills


  • Download the Course Catalogue - Download
  • Download the Course Registration Form - Download
Specialized courses - Sport Analytic & ManagementTaught in english & french

Focus on «Sport Analytics & Management»

Les types de structures sportives présentés dans cette majeure sont diversifiés car représentatifs du secteur économique du sport : les organisations sportives (institutions, clubs, associations), les entreprises spécialisées dans le commerce du sport (entreprises de production, de commercialisation, de distribution de produits sportifs), les entreprises ayant recours au sport pour développer leur communication (sponsoring, mécénat..), enfin les sportifs eux-mêmes en tant qu’élément économique à gérer.


  • S’approprier le contexte socio-économique et juridique du sport en tant qu’activité économique : industrie, compétition, tourisme, institutions
  • Comprendre les enjeux actuels et futurs du sport
  • Acquérir et développer un réseau de professionnels via les intervenants et les projets menés
  • Gérer des projets réels, seul ou en équipe: comprendre les problématiques de l’entreprise, être force de proposition, accepter la confrontation avec d’autres porteurs de projets
  • Acquérir un savoir-faire + un savoir être face à des professionnels en attente de résultats

Intended Learning Outcomes:

A l’issue de leur formation, les étudiants seront capables de :

  • Acquérir une connaissance importante de l’histoire, de la sociologie, de l’environnement et du fonctionnement de l’activité économique du sport en général, des organisations sportives en particulier ;
  • Appréhender les problématiques financières, fiscales, sociales, juridiques et institutionnelles inhérentes à la gestion du sport ;
  • Etre capable de mener à bien une réflexion sur les problématiques actuelles et futures du secteur sportif.

Course catalogue (Specialized courses)

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Specialized courses - International FinanceTaught in english


The subject of mergers or acquisitions is unquestionably one of the topics in finance over the controversy. It is one of the objects that pay most of the chronic daily economic but also the academic literature of research in finance. What is a merger or an acquisition? What distinction is there between merger and acquisition? Do both types of operations carry the same economic logic? Do M&A transactions create financial value? The purpose of this seminar is to present a framework for analyzing these types of operations, far from polemics.

The growth of a company can marry two distinct logics: internal growth vs external growth.

Organic growth is aimed to create value through the use of resources and the mobilization of internal expertise in undertaking new productive capacities or commercial. Instead, external growth is to acquire existing capacities by taking control of another company, in whole or in part. These external growth operations are most often carried out through mergers and acquisitions. These operations can be analyzed in different ways, depending on the friendly or hostile character, their motives or their methods of implementation. From a financial standpoint, these operations can be analyzed as investment projects whose value should be assessed and search for the optimum financing mode. The leveraged transactions or LBO (Leveraged Buy-Out) satisfy this type of logic.

The aim of this course is to make students understand the economic institutional environment of M&A. This seminar aims also to present the methods, the strategies and the techniques used in the operations of M&A.

Learning objectives

After this course, students will be able to:

  • implement the main tools used in the major investment banks
  • apply the best
  • evaluate models to the each type of M&A operation

Teaching methods & pedagogy

This class will split equally between theoretical framework and application exercises.

Students are expected to actively participate to the class by asking questions and by expressing their critical point of view. Discussion on the different topics is encouraged.

Students are expected to be present in class in time and have prepared readings and exercises.


  • Download the Course Catalogue - Download
  • Download the Course Registration Form - Download


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Application Procedure

You are welcome to apply for exchange studies at PAU Business School.

Do not forget that before applying you must be nominated by your home institution. We recommend you to contact the International Relations coordinator of your home university


Spring Semester

  • Nomination: November 1st
  • Application: November 15th

Fall Semester

  • Nomination: June 1st
  • Application: June 15th
  • Application is postponed to July 15 if you choose the Global Booster programme

Partner universities international coordinators are invited to complete the Nomination Form


Few weeks after your nomination by your home university, you will receive an automatic email from together with your personal access code. Please complete our online application form as soon as possible.

Be aware that you will need the following documents to finalize your application:

  • Copy of your passport (or your ID card)
  • Passport sized photo
  • Language prerequisite
  • English Language prerequisite (for non-native English speakers only)
  • For non-degree seeking students: any official test or language certificate
  • For degree seeking students TOEIC: 700 or equivalent.
  • French Language prerequisite
  • A B2 level or equivalent is recommended.
  • No test score is requested but student’s knowledge of French must be good enough to follow courses and to pass the exams.

Few days you have submitted your application form under Bridge online system, you will receive an email asking you to choose the programme and classes you would like to attend.

3 weeks before your arrival don’t forget to send us your Arrival & Check-in Form


PAU Business School proposes 2 types of accommodation from single room to shared flat, according to availabilities. The residences are located behind PAU Business School (2 min walking distance). Pau centre can be easily reached by bus (IDELIS) (15 minute journey) and a “rent-a-bike system” is also available (IDECYCLE).


Gaston Phoebus university residence is composed of 4 buildings on the university campus, in a pleasant park near the faculties and university restaurants.


12 avenue du Doyen Poplawski 64000 PAU


Bus(IDELIS) : Line 6 (stop : Cité universitaire) Lines 5 et 13 (stop : Lycée St John Perse)


Car park / laundry / Guard / watchman / magnetic badge / Garage two wheels / Work room / Sports facilities



  • surface area of the room: 9m² or 97 sq ft
  • single room composed on: single bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, fridge, washbasin, toilet and shower
  • bed linen provided (blankets + bed sheets + pillow) but you need to bring your own towels
  • kitchen to be shared with students living on the same floor
  • internet access via Ethernet cable (provided)
  • laundry available on site
  • rent per month: 242 € (utilities included)

The university residence Clé des Champs is composed of 2 buildings of 4 floors. It is located near the faculties of Letters and Law, ESC PAU.


7 rue Saint-John Perse 64000 PAU


Bus(IDELIS) : Lines 5 et 13 (stop : Lycée St John Perse), Line 6 (stop : Cité U), Lines 2, 12, 20,21 (stop : Monge)


Car park / Access for disabled people / Guard / watchman / Sports facilities



  • surface area of rooms: 14m² or 150 sq ft
  • single flat composed on 1 room with single bed, desk, chair, table, wardrobe, kitchen (sink, electric hob, fridge)
  • private bathroom ( washbasin, toilet and shower)
  • bed linen provided (blankets + bed sheets + pillow) but you need to bring your own towels
  • internet access via Ethernet cable (provided)
  • laundry available on site
  • rent per month: 325 € (utilities included)

SHARED FLAT (3 students)

  • surface area 66m² or 710 sq ft (14m² or 150 sq ft each bedroom)
  • shared flat (3 single bedrooms) composed on : single bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, washbasin
  • shared bathroom : washbasin, shower
  • shared kitchen: sink, electric hob, fridge, table
  • shared toilet
  • bed linen provided (blankets + bed sheets + pillow) but you need to bring your own towels
  • internet access via Ethernet cable (provided)
  • laundry available on site
  • rent per month per student: 261 € (utilities included)

If you choose one of these 2 options:

Note that the apartment/room has to be rented for the whole semester/whole academic year. Be aware that whatever your arrival and departure date, the full renting month is due.

  • Fall semester duration: 4 months (except students registered in the “Business Project” programme)
  • Spring semester duration: 3 to 5 months depending on your programme
  • Whole academic year: 9 months

If you come for the Fall Semester:

  • a deposit of 150 € is due before July 15th
  • the first month rent is due before September 10th

If you come for the Spring Semester:

  • a deposit of 150 € is due before November 30th
  • the first month rent is due before January 10th

After your arrival, you will be asked to make a monthly payment between the 1st and the 10th of each month by bank transfer only.

Please, indicate your FULL NAME and FIST NAME as bank wire reference.

Be aware of bank fees: the right amount should be credited.

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2018 Spring Academic Calendar


Insurance details

All students must have health insurance for the duration of their stay in France. If you need one, please find bellow an offer from one of our partners. We recommend that you either subscribe through our agent before leaving your country or contact him once you arrive. Note that we can arrange an appointment with him for you.

The Central Administration of ESC PAU Business School will give the students a certificate of enrollment upon arrival, as this will be required for any administrative procedures in France.

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