Summer Programme – International Strategic Management


28th May – 7th June 2019

The International Strategic Management course focuses on Corporate Strategy with issues specific to the multi-product, multi-location or multi-business firms. The goal is to identify the problems in managing a firm’s diverse businesses and locations, and to formulate recommendations based on its current and potential performance.

The course is designed with a global and socially responsible outlook since this orientation highlights the significant emerging trends in Strategic Management. Students will develop a pragmatic approach that will guide them in the formulation and implementation of Corporate Strategy.

Admission procedure

Admission Requirements:

  • Public: Final year Undergraduate or Master students


  • A first level module in Strategic Analysis such as “Strategic Management Fundamentals” is required as well as introductory level courses in Marketing and Finance.
  • 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 27th May 2019
  • Teaching material
  • 27 hours of classroom teaching
  • Company visits
  • WiFi access inside the School
  • Welcome breakfast and farewell lunch or dinner
  • Cultural visit


Fee-paying students:

  • € 1520: early bird rate for students who register before 15th March 2019
  • € 1750: full rate for students who register up to 1st April 2019

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 are at the student’s expense.


Registration deadline

  • 15th March 2019: early bird
  • 1st April 2019: final deadline

Cancellation policy

  • After 1st May 2019: no fees will be refunded

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Application fees:



2019 Programme content

The 10 day Summer Programme includes 27 hours of classroom teaching, personal study time and company visits.

As a key component of the programme, this module aims to present:

  • Strategic choices to compete in international markets,
  • Corporate strategies such as diversification in multinational companies,
  • Organizational choices for the right strategy implementation,
  • Identification of organizational structure, corporate culture, and leadership to implement strategies,
  • Strategic choices between internal development, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions.

Level, assement methods, credits & Faculty


Undergraduate (Successful completion of at least two-years of undergraduate-level studies) and Postgraduate.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include individual and teamwork: individual quizzes, team work, individual participation and a final written exam.
Before their arrival in Rennes, students will take a quiz that tests their knowledge of strategic management fundamentals.
During the programme, students are expected to read all cases and complementary readings before attending classes. They will work in teams on a case report and present it. 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.


The instructor of this course is a professor with International Strategic Management expertise from Rennes School of Business.

General information

  • Public: Final year Undergraduate or Master students.
  • Teaching language: English.
  • Dates including final exam: Tuesday 28th May to Friday 7th June 2019
  • Students are expected to arrive in Rennes on Monday 27th May 2019 at the latest, and leave on 7th June 2019 mid-afternoon at the earliest.

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