Summer programme – Doing Business in Europe – OLD

Languages : English

The purpose of this programme is to provide practical ideas about doing business in Europe, particularly in the post-Brexit era, and how this has reshaped the commercial relations between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom. Within the EU, Brexit has also had an impact on relationships between countries as Europe is faced with the loss of a major international power and the second largest contributor to the EU budget. The European Union has been forced to undergo a reassessment of their roles and functions. The programme also broaches the issue of division between EU members about whether their focus should now be towards creating a major free trade zone or to move towards political integration. This issue has never been settled and comes into sharp focus with the departure of the United Kingdom.



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

Assessment methods

  • Students will complete and be graded on an individual presentation, a group presentation, and a final exam.


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


  • The classes will be given by a member of the Management and Organisation department at Rennes SB.




  • 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

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


Next intake:  28 June – 8 July 2022

Specific topics include:

  • Europe since 1945 – political changes
  • The creation of NATO and their defence policy, along with their raison d’être today
  • The creation of the Common Market and its transformation into the European Union
  • Brexit and the reshaping of the EU
  • Commercial challenges in Europe related to legalities, financial markets, economic practices
  • Foreign policy and the different views on international relations from a Central-Eastern European and Western European perspective


Nomination deadline (for exchange students):

  • 19 April 2022

Registration deadline:

  • 29 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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