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  • Locations: Lyon, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** 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:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
Language of instruction:
Program Advisor:
Jye Shafer, Xiaoshuang Wei
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

EM Lyon Business School

Program Coordinator

Jye Shafer

Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei
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Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
EM Lyon Business School Homepage
EM Lyon Business School Exchange Student Webpage
EM Lyon Business School Courses
EM Lyon Business School Academic Calendar
EM Lyon Business School “Programme Jeunes Ambassadeurs"
 Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business  REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Funding and Scholarships Webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Housing and Campus Life
EM Lyon Business School Accommodations
EM Lyon Business School Lamartine Residential Hall
EM Lyon Business School Host Families
EM Lyon Business School Student Associations
France Travel Guide
Lyon, France City Guide
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EM Lyon Business School
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Lyon, France

EM Lyon Business School is devoted to lifelong learning for entrepreneurial and international management. For over 40 years EM Lyon has been partnered with other business schools from around the world to bring exchange students to France. Today, they boast over 120 institutions and are recognized in China as a major European business school allowing them specifically to have partners with twenty of the top Chinese Universities. This history of international reach paired with their multicultural environment offers a rather diverse environment. A little over half of their students and about 40% of the professors are from countries other than France.

Lyon is a city in east-central France halfway between the Mediterranean sea and the mountains. The “City between Two Rivers” can be easily explored by foot or bike! It boasts many sites to see, especially along the water-front. Walking through the districts, entering museums or exploring monuments all have their own unique environment offering glimpses of the history of Lyon. Economically, Lyon is a major city for banking and the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. This city is a beautiful mix of the old, preserved by UNESCO World Heritage Sites, mixing with new high-tech industries and innovations.

  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Graduate student classification
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or French
  • Must obtain a French residence permit
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to December)
  • Spring Semester (January to April)
  • Academic year (September to April)

Areas of study available: Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Organization, and International Business. About 50% of the courses offered EM Lyon are taught in English. You will take a minimum of three courses up to six per semester. Those will be chosen from our portfolio of over 180 courses per year. A course is usually about 30 hours, that is a class meeting ten times for three hours with a fifteen minute break halfway through. Depending on the course it is only once or twice a week. Student coming to EM Lyon are given the status of “Auditor” for the period of your enrollment.

French language classes are given to students in exchange for six months or more. An Orientation Week is planned for all incoming international students for the week before school starts. Please arrive accordingly.

EM Lyon is home to the “Programme Jeunes Ambassadeurs”. This student run organization is devoted to linking the international student with Lyon in an effort to form a network between the two universities. EM Lyon itself is home to 26 student associations.


There are a few options for accommodations in Lyon, France. Housing arranged by EM Lyon Business School is at Lamartine Residential Hall. There are several other student residence halls available for exchange students as well. Most halls include a bathroom, fully furnished, and wireless internet access.

If you decide you would like to live in downtown Lyon, you should get in touch with the Residences et Loisirs Association. They offer priority to EM Lyon students. They will give you a list of private landlords within you specified budget in the surrounding areas of Ecully or downtown Lyon. Those options often include, but are not limited to, student residences, private flats and host families. An average of 600 euros per month is realistic ($810 USD).
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees $5,200
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to EM Lyon
Accommodations $3,240
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,000
Meals $1,150
Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc. $1,010
Personal Spending $1,360+
Total Estimated Cost $12,480+
Texas A&M Semester Cost $13,726+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 


College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student