Groupe École Superieure de Commerce Toulouse
ESC Toulouse was founded in 1903 by the Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry to respond to the needs of the local business community for able business administrators. Originally housed in a 15th century monastery located in the old town centre, the School's present premises include a downtown campus and an ultra-modern "electronic" campus located on the perimeter of the city. The downtown campus, a blend of aesthetic architectural harmony and functional excellence, is located at the heart of the business complex near the centre of metropolitan Toulouse.
ESC Toulouse is part of France's Grand Ecole system. It is located in the heart of the city walking distance from the train station, shopping and restaurants. The airport is only a 10 minute taxi ride away. The facilities are modern and students are generally from the southern regions of France. It is mainly a graduate business school but does have one small undergraduate program.
Toulouse, "la ville rose", the 4th largest city in France is located in the southwest, close to the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. The city is quite large and modern with much shopping, many restaurants and constant activities. The city excels in high-tech sectors like aeronautics, space, electronics and biotechnologies. Toulouse also boasts the highest number of students outside Paris, 3 universities, 14 graduate schools, 15,500 researches and 400 laboratories. The city's atmosphere and cultural attitude is very Provincial French. It is the favorite city of many French natives. The Pyrenees region is popular in the summer, with hikers, bikers, and horseback riders enjoying the beautiful weather and trails. Toulouse is a very "livable" and safe city in general.
Fall: Early September - Late December
OAP: Late February - Late April
OAC: Late-April - Late May
Students choose from blocks of courses, called "OAP" and "OAC"; each one carrying its own general subject such as "International Management". Mini-courses (subjects) are taught within those blocks, so there is no choice as to what you take. Blocks focus either on Management or International Business. Many French language courses are offered in the city. More information is available in the course catalog.
Students here typically speak English and French. Many residents in Toulouse also speak English. Opportunity to take French language classes at the school or in the city.
Credit Conversions & Grading
Minimum Credit Requirements
Minimum all courses within particular program block for OAP (total equivalent to 10 UF credits) and OAC (total equivalent to 4 UF credits). Can do OAP only and not continue into OAC.
Approximately € 4,500 (~$6,000) per semester for housing, food, transportation, books, etc. Based on 2012 estimates.
School helps students find an apartment within the city; arrangements can frequently be made to share with other ESC students. Housing is plentiful and there are many options. Typically, MAIBs get a furnished studio apartment 5 minutes (walking) from the school.
Located on the Garonne River in Southern France, near the Pyrenees and the Spanish border and between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, Toulouse offers something for everyone. Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport is 5mi northwest of the city center, with flights daily to Paris and almost-daily flights to many other cities in France and Europe. Travel by bus and train to other major cities, like Paris and Barcelona or to the French Riviera, Spain and the Mediterranean is plentiful.
Corinne Garcia-Mac Cionnaith
Exchange Coordinator (Incoming students)
Groupe ESC Toulouse
BP 7010- 20, Boulevard Lascrosses
31068 Toulouse Cedex 7 FRANCE
Tel: +33 5 61 29 49 11
Fax: +33 5 61 29 49 94
Email (c.garcia at esc-toulouse.fr)
Exchange Coordinator (Outgoing Students)
Deputy Head of International Relations
Tel: +33 5 61 29 48 74
Fax: +33 5 61 29 49 94
Email (mh.heit at esc-toulouse.fr)