(Last Updated On: February 12, 2020)
SAO Programme CodeFR4-1 (Responsible Management)
SAO Programme TypeG1*
Programme Period9 – 19 June, 2020
U Macau Application Deadline21 February 2020
Quota10 (tuition fee waived)
Official WebsiteClick HERE
(Please visit the programme official website for the latest information)
CoursesAll topics are taught in English:

  • Reframing the purpose of Business
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Embedding CSR into the Company’s Strategy and Culture
  • Environmental Management
  • The Institutional Environment of CSR
  • CSR and Investors – Responsible Finance
  • CSR and Employees – Responsible Human Resource Management
  • CSR and Consumers – Responsible Marketing
Programme FeeTuition fee is waived. Other fees like accommodation, meals, insurance, transportation and cultural visits at the student’s expense. Accommodation will be around EUR20~EUR55 per night. Students will be provided with a list of residence options
RequirementSuccessful completion of at least two years of undergraduate level studies (master students are also accepted)
– Strong command of spoken and written English
– Students are expected to have followed undergraduate courses in management or organizational behavior, marketing, and business strategy.
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SAO Programme CodeFR4-2 (Competitive Strategy)
SAO Programme TypeG1*
Programme Period26 May – 5 June, 2020
U Macau Application Deadline21 February 2020
Quota10 (tuition fee waived)
Official WebsiteClick HERE
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Courses/TopicsAll topics are taught in English:

  • Competitive advantage
  • Market, Industry Analysis and Digitalisation
  • Corporate strategy, entry & Exit
  • Competitive strategy in the age of platforms
  • Data-Driven Decision Making and competitive strategy
Programme FeeTuition fee is waived. Other fees like accommodation, meals, insurance, transportation and cultural visits at the student’s expense. Accommodation will be around EUR20~EUR55 per night. Students will be provided with a list of residence options.
RequirementSuccessful completion of at least two years of undergraduate level studies (master students are also accepted)
– Strong command of spoken and written English
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SAO Programme CodeFR4-3 (AI Business)
SAO Programme TypeG1-G2*
Programme PeriodData Science for Business: students will not be nominated sue to time clash with time class time
AI Business Intelligence: 18 – 23 May, 2020
Business Textual Learning: 25 – 29 May, 2020
Business Network Intelligence: 2 – 6 June, 2020
U Macau Application Deadline21 February 2020
QuotaNo limit
Official WebsiteClick HERE
(Please visit the programme official website for the latest information)
CoursesStudents can choose from the following topics:
(All topics are taught in English)

Week 1: Data Science for Business (students are not nominated to this class due to time clash with UM class times)

Week 2: AI Business Intelligence

  • Develop expert Tableau knowledge
  • Apply Python for data visualisation
  • Understand business intelligence needs
  • Generate automated BI reporting

Week 3: Business Textual Learning

  • Extract knowledge from text
  • Apply natural language processing
  • Learn new science of topic modelling
  • Measure text sentiment and complexity


Week 4: Network Intelligence

  • Understand connectivity of today’s society
  • Analyze social and business networks
  • Learn network visualization techniques
  • Apply big data techniques and analytics
Programme Fee2019 fees for reference:

Eur1,050 for 1 course
Eur1,900 for 2 courses
Eur2,500 for 3 courses

includes:

  • Tuition
  • Teaching material
  • Tour of Rennes
  • Welcome breakfast and farewell lunch
RequirementSuccessful completion of at least two years of undergraduate level studies (master students are also accepted)
– Strong command of spoken and written English
– Coding experience or attend the «Data Science for Business» class before

*SAO reserves the right to change the programme type/amount of sponsorship based on the actual expenses spent during the trip.

(Very Unsatisfied 1 – 4 Very Satisfied)

Overall experience  : 4

Programme Arrangement
– Course Intensity (Very intensive 1 – 4 Not intensive): 4
– Payment of programme fee: 3
– Course arrangement: 3
– Airport pick up service:  N/A
– The entertainment of extra activities: 3

Comments:

I found the case material of the class “Business Strategy” inspirational and interesting, many brands and companies they took as example were not quite familiar for us. This is also one part of culture sharing. It would be a very good choice for students from non-business field to get in touch with this industry. Lecturers of the courses were helpful and considering, students were able to catch up with the class.

Accommodation (off-campus)
– The price: 3
– The location: 4
– The cleanliness: 4
– The facilities: 3
– The attitude of staff: 3

Accommodation (other)
– The price: 3
– The location: 3
– The cleanliness: 3,6
– The facilities: 3.4
– The attitude of staff: 3.3

Canteen
– The price: 4
– The taste: 4

Comments:

The student cafeteria is wonderful! They offered heaven-like food with fairly cheap prices. There are three to four kinds of new desserts provided every day at 1 euro per piece! I thought that I was not going to like the food in Europe because it’s actually my first time to be there and I assumed there might be lots of culture shock, but shockingly it turned out that I really love their food. Especially rice pudding!

Other comments:

It’s the best summer I ever I had staying with Rennes School of Business. Unlike Paris, Rennes is a nice little city, peaceful, beautiful, with long charming history and attractive historic buildings, and also, I would say, you will try the best crepe ever in here. There are countless delicious restaurants that are insanely good with reasonable price. My friends and I tried Italian, Vietnam, and Mexican food there, also typical American food like burgers& fires and waffles.

I’ve made a lot of friends from all over the world in this programme, like from the U.S., Italy, the Philippines, Columbia, Finland and Croatia. They were very nice and helpful. I stayed with my friends everyday, we discussed classworks, shared our cultural , ate, shopped and traveled together.

I love the campus of Rennes Business School. Yes it is a small campus with three separate teaching buildings only, but the students there were truly enthusiastic and energetic. There were quick flashing performances every noon, they danced and sang together. They even played music of all different languages! I love how they integrated different cultures and enjoyed them together. Besides there are gyms, libraries, student café and discussion rooms inside the campus, which is super convenient.

Almost 80% restaurants have at least one servers who speak English (but you’d better learn to read French menu, as they usually don’t have English version). When you approach to bus drivers or other public services using pictures and translation apps, they would understand. In general people are very friendly and welcoming. Though is a safe neighborhood, friends companion made everything easier.

I would strongly suggest this programme to those who are interested on Business general knowledge, that allows you to spend a lovely summer in Rennes.