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Other names:
BEM Business School
Contact: +33 5 56 84 22 67
Accreditations and rankings:
EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA

BEM Bordeaux Management School (BEM)

Domaine de Raba 680, cours de la Libération, 33405 Bordeaux, France
3.76 / 5 based on 186 reviews.
A word from the school:
BEM is a French Business School with the Triple Crown accreditation (Equis, AMBA, AACSB).

The most interesting and unique programme they offer is the Wine & Spirits MBA:
- BEM Wine & Spirits MBA is a 23-month program, offering wine & spirits management courses during four distinct sessions taking place in Bordeaux (France), Adelaide (Australia), Sonoma (California), and Hong Kong.
- The Wine & Spirits MBA is a part-time wine & spirits education program taught entirely in English, combining face-to-face residential sessions and on-line delivery learning. Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
89% of students recommend
186 reviews
Housing
3.5/5
All experiences (186)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (18)
Academic
3.3/5
4 stars (96)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (66)
Expenses
3.2/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
Keep an open spirit, this is the European Union. Read Review
franciscoamorim, Portugal

186 reviews of BEM Bordeaux Management School

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HOUSING    
by Francisco, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Business Studies, European Business Program (EBP) Including 4 alternated semes
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? The level of authonomy and independance is favorable in an own appartment, shared or not, it is my choice...
Personal comments:
During my fist semester in France I lived at a student house tipe of flat for two sharing... but we were three. Further semesters were spent in a town center flat (45 Sq mts) living with my girlfriend. Back in the UK I was living in rented houses in Portsmouth, usually 4 or 5 bedroom houses sharing with other students, usually EBP too. During my placements I chose the same type of accomodation.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Francisco, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Business Studies, European Business Program (EBP) Including 4 alternated semes
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
There are the "Quais" (docks) on the left margin of the river La Garonne which cuts Bordeaux in two, there you can find asubstancial concentration of nightclubs and bars, the town center is also on this side of the river. I recommend the traditional "Quartiers" like St Pierre, St Michel or Place de la Victoire. Also the Place de Gambetta area specially for good Kebab shops, which abund in bordeaux anyway... Favorite cafe is Cafe des Arts, nice terrace, not too crouded and with live music sometimes (Jazz, chanson, african), there are lots of very nice bars in the St Pierre area, also very much like the historical center of Bordeaux, the town center is just enormous, plenty to do, lots of pedrestian areas, nice shops and a very captivating wine culture...
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ACADEMIC    
by Ulrika, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
Management Science, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Markeiting courses overall on a very low level, while strategic/management courses were better. Impressing resources such as large computer rooms. Also, some courses were built up as case studies with computer support systems to run different scenarios; interesting but difficult to participate in large groups when your French level is too low... In general, too many courses were managed in a very hierachic way with a teacher preaching for a couple of hours while everybody is sitting quiet and takes notes on their laptops.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Yes, above all the introduction councelling for foreign students. At this time there was only one incompetent person for over 30 exchange students, who actually just made the situation worse by being unhelpful and giving bad advice. You really had to find out about everything yourself.

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by Ulrika, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
Management Science, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Emarassingly enough I had been studying French for about seven years before I came, and I still felt like if I was mute and deaf (and dumb!) for the first month. It got better after a while but I think that the most annoying thing for me was not to understand jokes and not being able to say anything funny myself. You walk around feeling like a moron for a long time which, naturally, is bad for you overall self esteem. But, on the other hand, as long as there were Germans and Spanish people around that spoke even worse, it was OK. Overall experience is still good, since the learning curve was pretty steep.
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EXPENSES    
by Ulrika, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
Management Science, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
A lot more spent on food since we lived in a big appartment and had some dinners. Also, while sharing an appartment you tend to eat more and better (there is always somebody who feels like cooking). Eating out was also a little more expensive since in Uppsala you can eat cheap at the student nations. Wine (food? Yes, we're in France) and cheese were large spending accounts. Travel...Ireally think you should take the opportunity to see the country that you are in. I would happily spend even more if necessary on travelling.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
Cost savings - share an appartment (but with french people if you want to learn French...). You get "Allocation familiale", sort of a housing allowance, from the french government if you are a citizen of the European community. LOTS of administrative work but worth while when you get the money :)
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OVERALL    
by Karin, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
more information about the courses before more information about the city, where to live etc., because the school is not in the center, but except from school everything happens in the center! Best place to live: near place de la victoire, or between place de la victoire and place gambetta!
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
If there are different teachers for one course, it would be better if their topics are more adjusted to each other! It sometimes seems like they don´t know what the other teacher had thaught the students during the lessons before.



FINAL COMMENTS

Bordeaux = great spot of france! Get to the beach as much as possible, above all to Lacanau and Cap Ferret. (Arcachon is more appropriate for old people and children as there are no high waves)
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