France Business School (FBS)

Location: Poitiers & Tours, France
Programs: Semester & Year

About FBS

France Business School (FBS), over and above the impressive figures and bottom line, is distinguished by its innovative educational project, which focuses on four areas: entrepreneurship, innovation, social responsibility and the development of each local region. FBS wants to break out from the restraints of a system that has not moved on for the past 30 years while at the same time, the economy has undergone many revolutions. It will be not only a powerful, multi-domain school, with considerable freedom of action for the development of the five campuses (Amiens, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Poitiers and Tours), but especially a school with a uniquely pertinent learner-centered educational project.

Eligibility & Prerequisites

  • Undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline are permitted to participate
  • 2.8 GPA minimum
  • Must have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study

Program Dates & Deadlines

Fall Semester Dates:  September to December

  • Deadline to indicate intent to participate: April 1
  • Deadline to submit application documents to Education Abroad Office: April 15

Winter Semester Dates: January to May

  • Deadline to indicate intent to participate: October 1
  • Deadline to submit application documents to Education Abroad Office: October 15

Tuition & Fees

Students pay regular UM-Flint tuition and fees.

Language(s) of Instruction


Area(s) of Study

Business. View courses offered at FBS and complete a Learning Agreement with Dr. Yener Kandogan. 

Housing and Living Costs

Students can secure accommodations themselves, or ask the international office to help find accommodation for them. Single furnished rooms owned by private landlords or furnished rooms in University dorms (limited number) are available for rent. Students are required to apply for housing as soon as possible.
Students can expect to spend between $795 - $1,370 per month depending on accommodations and lifestyle. Some monthly expenses include:

  • Accommodation: Approximately $417 - $590 per month
  • Meals: Approximately $234 - $456 per month
  • Local transportation: Approximately $52 - $130 per month
  • Other expenses: Approximately $91 - $195 per month

Items requested by FBS

  • FBS application
  • Official UM-Flint transcript
  • 2 passport sized photographs
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of Highway to Health (HTH) International Health Insurance Card (click on “University of Michigan” and log in using your uniqname and Ann Arbor KERBEROS password, not your LAN password. You can reset your KERBEROS password in SIS under “Personal Information.
  • Proof of English ability for non-native speakers

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