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Partnership with EMD Marseilles Management School

Thinking about studying in Marseilles?

Our partnership with EMD Marseilles Management School offers you an enriching academic and professional experience.

After completing your first semester in London, you will have the option of spending the second semester at one of France’s leading institutions for ethical business and management studies.    

Established with support from the business community, EMD Marseilles is renowned for employability and maintains impressive links to national and international organisations, including HSBC, SNCF (The French National Rail Network) and Xerox.

Please note: the option to study in Marseilles is only available to UK and EU students. 

Why EMD Marseilles?

EMD Marseilles prioritises your personal support and wellbeing, and all teaching and assessment will be done in English.

Much like St Mary’s, EMD Marseilles provide innovative, practically-focused management education that encompasses ethical and socially-responsible values.

What you will study

In your second semester you will study four of the modules listed below. Descriptions for all modules can be found on the main International Business Management webpage. 

Core modules
  • Consultancy Project/Research Project
  • International Strategic Management
Select two modules from the list below
  • Digital Business
  • Intercultural Management
  • International Marketing
  • International Business Management in Practice (industry placement)
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Geopolitics

Please note: CMI award is subject to accreditation. Information published on this webpage is subject to change before the programme commences. Please refer to the Programme Specification document (PDF) for an authoritative summary of the programme.


Accommodation and cost of living

Advice and guidance with finding accommodation will be provided. Generally, the cost of living is slightly cheaper than elsewhere in France and significantly less expensive than London. 

You should try to organise your accommodation as soon as you can, covering the duration of your time in Marseilles (early January - late May).

Sample prices
  • A single room in a house can cost in the region of 300€ per month
  • A studio or one bed apartment from 350€ to 650€ per month

Language support for non-French speakers

The programme will be delivered entirely in English, however, it is advised to learn some basic French before you travel.

Every effort will be made to place students with English-speaking businesses as part of the 'International Business Management in Practice' module. 

You may be interested in signing up for one of our French language short courses.

Additional support

If you have any special requirements concerning your mobility, your transition to University or anything that you feel may present an obstacle to your participation in this scheme, please contact dermot.kelly@stmarys.ac.uk.

Things to do in Marseilles

Marseilles is a major hub for international trade and therefore many attractions have been borne out of that heritage.

The city has a vibrant cultural scene with lots of theatres, museums, galleries and shops. The proximity of the Management School to national rail networks and other universities provides endless opportunities for you to explore.

More information is available on the EMD Marseilles website.