HBComm + Rennes BiM International Dual Degree
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Earn Two Degrees in 4 Years
Graduate on time with all of your peers*, while earning the distinction of holding two degrees: a Bachelor in Management from Rennes School of Business (RSB) in France, and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Lakehead University.
A Unique Experience
Study in English, while taking in French culture. Your third year of study will be spent in Rennes, France, while the rest of Europe is a train ride away. Your third summer of study requires an internship at home or in one of many international locations.**
Pay No Additional Tuition
All of your tuition fees are covered in Lakehead University’s standard Honours Bachelor of Commerce 4-year program structure. It’s like getting 2 degrees and paying for one***
Typical Program Schedule
At the end of Year 4, students graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Lakehead University in their choice of major and a Bachelor in Management Degree from Rennes School of Business, with a separate major (Accounting majors require 5 years of study).
About Rennes School of Business
Rennes School of Business is a renowned, triple Accredited business school in the sunny town of Rennes, France, less than a two-hour train ride from Paris. The university is near many historic medieval and classical French heritage sites, while the area is also considered one of France's innovation leaders in technology.
Continuation requirements for students in the International Dual Degree Program
Students must meet all continuation requirements at the end of year two of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program outlined in the University calendar in order to be eligible to continue in the program. Students who do not meet these requirements will be ineligible to participate in the International Dual Degree option, but may continue to study in a business degree program at Lakehead University.
Funding may be available to support students on exchange. Students in the International Dual Degree program will be made aware of funding opportunities in a fair and equitable manner. Students are also encouraged to apply for funding opportunities outside of the Faculty of Business Administration.
How to Apply
Future students may apply to this program directly through OUAC (https://www.ouac.on.ca). Note that there are limited spots available, and admission will be competitive. Applications require a Statement of Interest.
Are you a Lakehead HBComm Year 1 or 2 student? Spaces may become available during your course of study. The Faculty of Business Administration will collect applications from all interested 2nd year students. Applications must be received by October 15th of the year prior to exchange. Successful Applicants are not chosen until winter. Please fill out this form to start the process:
APPLY TO TRANSFER FROM HBCOMM to HBCOMM DUAL DEGREE
It is recommended that all interested students with questions speak to their program chair. Appointments can be arranged by emailing email@example.com. Though first year students should wait until they have completed year 1 to formally apply, early discussions with their program chair are welcome.
*HBComm Accounting Students must take an additional year. Most other majors are possible with consultation.
**Eight week internship must be approved by RSB. Students may apply via database or submit their own for assessment by RSB.
*** Not including living and travel expenses, repeated courses, or additional semesters needed for some students