RANEPA IBS students complete study program in France
A group of students from the Department of International Business and Business Administration have completed an exchange program in France organized by ESG Rennes business school.
This was the third RANEPA IBS group participating in the ESG Rennes program;
undergraduate and master’s students of International Management and Human Resources Management programs were entitled to join.
The exchange program gives students an opportunity of gaining useful knowledge in international management, trying out the French education system and figuring out the differences in requirements, attending lectures on business disciplines and learning French.
The educational part included four-hour classes for foreign students in English on International Business, Supply Chain and Operations, and Customer Relationship Management, as well as French classes.
The study program was complemented with a rich cultural program including a sightseeing tour of Rennes, the fishing town of Saint-Malo, a visit to the Chateau Mont Saint-Michel, local cuisine cooking workshops at L'Atellier des crepes, visits to museums and the exhibition center Les Champs Libres.
Second year student Yekaterina Komarova shared her impressions of strategic planning and supply chain lectures: “I mostly remember working in groups. Almost at every lesson we were asked to split up into several groups and think over the solution of the problem or conduct a group study. During the classes, we often compared the specifics of the French and Russian markets to better understand the business processes,” she noted.
Another student, Yekaterina Baranova, noted the hospitality of French students and teachers, and their willingness to help, adding that the program was a unique experience of studying abroad.