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Summer Programme – Sustainable Business

Next Intake : 14 - 24 June 2022
Final year undergraduate or master's students
Languages : English

The purpose of the programme is to provide students with a conceptual framework and practical ideas to understand how organisations and managers can optimise economic, social, and environmental performance through a successful Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. It examines how responsible managers and their companies’ stakeholders can work together to create a more sustainable world.



  • Undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Successful completion of at least two years of undergraduate-level studies.

Assessment methods:

Students will complete and be graded on in-class team projects, a team presentation, and a final exam.


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


A multicultural team of professors from Rennes School of Business with expertise in CSR.





  • Successful completion of at least two years of undergraduate level studies.
  • Strong command of spoken and written English.


  • 6 ECTS (3 US Credits)

Included in the programme

  • Learning material
  • 27 contact hours
  • Company visits
  • A tour of Rennes
  • Welcome breakfast and farewell lunch


Next programme:  14-24 June 2022

This two-week Summer Programme includes 27 contact hours, personal study time, a presentation by a guest speaker (a local manager who is implementing a CSR policy), and company visits.  Students will develop their environmental and social awareness and sharpen their problem solving, presentation, and cross-cultural communication skills during team projects in a multicultural learning environment.

The learning content provides an integrated view of how responsible managers can address key environmental and social concerns.  Students will examine the issues affecting key stakeholders in addition to two specific problems facing the planet – the proliferation of plastic and fast fashion.

Specific topics include:

  • Reframing the purpose of business
  • CSR and stakeholders
  • Responsible Leadership & strategy
  • The environmental challenge
  • Sustainable production and consumption
  • Sustainability reporting
  • CSR in the workplace
  • Slowing down fast fashion
  • Tackling the plastic problem


Nomination deadline (for exchange students):

  • 12 April 2022

Application deadline:

  • 22 April 2022


Fee-paying students: €1250 (without accommodation)

Exchange students: tuition fees will be waived if an agreement has been signed between Rennes School of Business and the home institution.

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