Summer programme


There is a growing expectation today from company stakeholders that business should not only maximize profits but should also be environmentally and socially sustainable. “People, planet, profits” is becoming the new normal. The purpose of the Summer Programme is to provide students with a conceptual framework and practical ideas for understanding how organizations and managers can optimize economic, social, and environmental performance through a successful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. The Summer Programme will examine how responsible managers and their companies’ stakeholders – employees, customers, suppliers, government, the community, and society at large – can work together to create a more sustainable world. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded 6 ECTS / 3 US credits.

Admission procedure

Admission Requirements:

  • Public: Final year Undergraduate or Master students.


Successful completion of at least two-years of undergraduate-level studies.

Strong command of spoken and written English.


Accommodation is included in the fees (for fee-paying students). Exchange students will be provided with a list of residence options.

Included in the programme

  • Transfer from meeting point at the train station to accommodation on Monday 11 June 2018
  • Teaching material
  • 30 hours of classroom teaching
  • Guest speakers and company visits involving innovative SMEs and multinational companies located in Brittany
  • WiFi access inside the School
  • Welcome breakfast and farewell lunch
  • Cultural visits
  • Sightseeing excursions

Fee-paying students

  • € 1 420 – early bird rate for students who register before 1 April 2018
  • € 1 650 – full rate for students who register till 15 April 2018

Exchange students: tuition fees will be waived if an agreement has been signed between Rennes School of Business and the home institution. All other costs – accommodation, meals, transportation and cultural visits at the student’s expense.


Registration deadline

  • 1 April 2018: early bird
  • 15 April 2018: final deadline

Cancellation policy

  • After 1 May 2018: no fees refunded.

Dates including final exam: Tuesday 12 June 2018 – Friday 22 June 2018

Students will be expected to arrive in Rennes on Monday 11 June 2018 at the latest.

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The two-week Summer Programme includes 30 hours of classroom teaching, personal study time, presentations by guest speakers (local managers practicing CSR), and company visits. In addition to developing their environmental and social awareness, students will take part in a variety of team-building projects in a multicultural learning environment designed to sharpen their problem solving, presentation, and cross-cultural communication skills.

The teaching content provides an integrated view of societal issues and functional areas of business as they relate to Responsible Management. Specific topics include:

  • Reframing the purpose of Business
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Embedding CSR into the Company’s Strategy and Culture Environmental Management
  • The Institutional Environment of CSR
  • CSR and Investors – Responsible Finance
  • CSR and Employees – Responsible Human Resource Management CSR and Consumers – Responsible Marketing

To receive the detailed module programme, please request to : Laura

Assement methods, credits & Faculty

Assement methods

Students will complete and be graded on an individual presentation, a group presentation, and a final exam. Before arrival in Rennes, students will be asked to prepare an individual presentation on an individual and institutional “CSR hero” from their country which they will present upon their arrival in Rennes. They will work in groups to develop a presentation on a topic related to the transition to a more sustainable world. On the last day of class, students will be assessed through a final essay-type exam.


Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded 6 ECTS / 3 US credits.


A team of multicultural professors with CSR expertise from Rennes School of Business and its partner universities.

Practical Information

International students

Rennes School of Business is located in Rennes, the capital city of Brittany, 1hr25 from Paris by high-speed train and 1 hour by plane from London. It is considered by the national press as the 2nd best place place to study in France (« L’Etudiant », Sept. 2016). With a population of 425,700, including 63,000 students, Rennes combines the attractions of a large city while and the conforts of the province. Students will benefit from modern sports facilities, cinemas, theatres, cultural centres, museums, libraries, restaurants and pubs.

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