The University of Szeged Faculty of Economics and Business Administration signed a new student exchange agreement with the French IPAG Business School. The students of the Faculty will soon have the opportunity to spend weeks, months or even a whole semester in France and continue with their studies there via this new exchange programme.
The IPAG Business School is listed as the third best French business school in the Shanghai Ranking system. The school has remained a non-profit, independent organisation for over 50 years. The school already has more than 130 partner institutions all over the world but as Bernard Terrany, the member of the French delegation and Director of Development and International Relations of IPAG expressed “Hungary was still missing from the list”.
Dr. Péter Kovács, the dean of the Faculty, already signed an agreement with IPAG in January, so this event was just another step towards the future collaboration of the two universities.
The exchange programme is not only available for BSc and MSc students but also for the professors and the staff of the Faculty. Students of the soon to be launched Turism and Hospitality BSc Programme will have the opportunity to travel abroad and continue with their studies or complete the obligatory trainee programme in France as well.
The collaboration is the beginning of a long and sustainable developement period - it may start with an exchange programme but it is not going to stop there. The collaboration has other possibilities too like triple programmes including a third country or a potential double degree programme. Students taking part in this potential double degree programme may earn a degree from each university at the end of their studies.
The IPAG Business School will take part in the 12th International Week organised by the SZTE Faculty of Economics and Business Administration next April.