GACO International Business Management semester (FALL ONLY) - IUT Faculty: Business Administration and Management – Gestion Administrative et Commerciale des Organisations

All subjects are taught in English. Some classes are taken with French students, and others are specifically for international students. Some classes are taught by industry professionals, and most classes are conducted in small groups with lots of practical and team work. 

At the end of this semester, you will have developed your ability to work in the international business environment, and you will improve your French language and communication skills.

In addition, ISEP students can participate in organized cultural, social and sports activities.

This program is located on the Le Bourget du Lac campus.


ISEP students are accomodated in a university residence hall and receive a meal stipend. 

Program Website

Course Description

During this semester (Fall only), students will attend a variety of undergraduate business courses in English, and a French language course. Students may take all courses in the program, or a selection. It also may be possible to choose a class or two from another department.

  • Human Resources Management (3 ECTS)
  • Financial Analysis (4 ECTS)
  • Intercultural Management (3 ECTS)
  • Operational and Strategic Marketing (4 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing (4 ECTS)
  • International Business (3 ECTS)
  • Professional Communication (3 ECTS)
  • Business English advanced (3 ECTS)
  • Business French (3 ECTS)
  • French as a foreign language (3 ECTS)

See detailed course descriptions here

Website for Course Availability

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(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business: Recommended!

    Business Management E-Commerce International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    French Language and Literature

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced

Special Application Instructions

Students should ideally have a few business courses reflected on their transcript in order to be eligible for this program. Students without business experience must indicate their interest in the business field in their application in order to be considered. All students must have completed 2 semesters of higher education in order to attend this program.

Non-native English speakers should note that a Language Proficiency Report and B2 English language level is required. 

No previous knowledge of French is necessary for this program, but we recommend studying some French before you arrive to facilitate your everyday life. 

Other Academic Conditions

Students should note that this program is located on the Bourget du Lac campus. This campus is separate from the Chambéry campus of Jacob-Bellecombette. Le Bourget du Lac is a 30-minute shuttle ride to the city center of Chambéry and the Jacob-Bellecombette campus. When the weather is nice, students can ride bikes on the bike path to get to town!

Students should note that, while courses are offered in English, students with no French should try to learn a little before departure to make your day-to-day life easier.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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