As the #1 destination for students wanting to study abroad, the United States welcomes 500,000 foreign students every year to its campuses. More than any other country, the Unites States is a reference in higher education practices all over the world and many of its institutions, such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia, set the standard for international academic excellence.
Quality, diversity, a flexible academic system, ultra-modern campuses dedicated to the students’ well-being, over 200 student nationalities, renowned universities, international recognition, innovative programs, degrees recognized throughout the world, career opportunities…these are some of the many excellent reasons to study in the United States.
Among the many advantages of American universities, students will appreciate in particular the financial resources many universities have at their disposal to ensure exceptional learning and research facilities for their students and faculty.
CEFAM is proud to be the only school to open the doors of some of the best American business schools with NO quotas, and NO entrance exams. Our affiliated universities, all accredited by the AACSB, the reference in international business degree program accreditation, are proud to welcome CEFAM students to their programs and confer their degrees upon them.
Here are some examples of their rankings among the international hit parade that many French schools will envy.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern has developed specific programs that alternate management theory and business practices within the framework of paid employment that allow students to partially finance their education. Currently, 2,500 companies actively participate in Northeastern University’s “cooperative education” program and employ more than 8,000 students per year. All CEFAM students who enroll at Northeastern choose to go into this work/study (cooperative education) program. In 2008, Business Week ranked the undergraduate program of Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration’s 34th in the United States and 3rd in the state of Massachusetts.
Founded in 1884 and ideally situated in Philadelphia, between New York and Washington D.C., Temple University offers an exceptional variety of specializations in all areas of international Business (Finance, Marketing, Economics, Health Management, Human Resources, Risk Management and Insurance…) in a city that maintains a deliberate will for partnerships with France and Europe. In 2008 Temple University’s “Risk Management and Insurance” program was ranked among the 10 best programs of its type in the United States. Its International Business program has also ranked in the top 10 programs in the United States for 4 consecutive years.
Siena College, founded in 1937, is an independent school of Franciscan tradition. It is situated not far from Boston and Montreal. Siena College’s campus is the illustration of an American “green campus” offering a privileged setting for both study and living. The “Business School” emphasizes the importance of teaching assisted by professionals and concrete execution of case studies. Siena College obtained AACSB accreditation in 2006, with special recognition for the quality of its financial trading room.
Pace University, founded in 1906 and situated in the center of Manhattan, just a few steps from the financial district, distinguishes itself through its ties with the professional community of New York. The faculty consists in part of high level professionals. The undergraduate program of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business was ranked among the 20 best programs by U.S. News and World Report. Pace University has also been cited among the 100 best US universities developing Entrepreneurial programs by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Rider University is a mid-sized university with a thriving College of Business Administration (CBA). Students are accompanied throughout the program by a motivated faculty that guides each student towards success. Rider University is ranked in the top tier of northern-eastern regional universities by U.S. News and World Report and ranked among the top colleges in recent editions of The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges. Our partnership allows CEFAM students to enter Rider’s MBA program in their 5th year and to earn dual French and American degrees. Rider University accepts and transfers academic credits earned at CEFAM, thus enabling students to complete their degree in only 1 year (an MBA degree typically requires 2 years of study.
Université Laval is a big school with a small school atmosphere and an international attitude. At Laval, CEFAM students can choose from among many majors including E-business, International Management, Finance, Marketing, and Company Administration … Accredited by the AACSB in 1995, Université Laval obtained the prestigious EQUIS accreditation in 2005.
The Kean MBA in Global Management is a new kind of MBA, one that responds to the transformation of many businesses into global enterprises and prepares managers to succeed in a global business environment. This specialized MBA program combines core knowledge in Key Business Disciplines (e.g. marketing, accounting, finance), advanced knowledge in Global Management issues (e.g. global leadership, international learning business tours), and practical global experience. All Kean MBA-GM students must exhibit a proficiency in a second language before they graduate. Students benefit from classes taught in the evening and are able to get real work experience during at least one semester – a wonderful opportunity for CEFAM students to develop professional business skills in an American environment.
Valparaiso University continues a legacy of quality education that extends throughout a proud history of more than 150 years. At “Valpo”, a student’s personal journey extends beyond classrooms and books. Valparaiso University enrolls about 4,000 students from most states and more than 50 countries, constituting an international, interconnected community. Valpo offers five colleges for undergraduates — the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Business Administration, College of Nursing, and Christ College (honors college) — as well as graduate studies and a law school.
Through CEFAM, and then Temple University, I discovered a different world, one where students came from all over the world with the same objective – to learn and build their international experience