Exchange students are welcome in Annecy or Chambery.

Presentation of Université Savoie Mont Blanc :

Welcome guide

Flyers in English (and other languages)

Our university

IAE Savoie Mont Blanc (University Institute of Business Administration) is one of 7 departments of Université Savoie Mont Blanc.

It has 2000 students spread out between two campuses: in Chambery (Jacob-Bellecombette), and Annecy (Annecy-le-Vieux); which are located respectively in the departments of Savoie (French zip code 73) and Haute-Savoie (French zip code 74) in the “Savoie Mont Blanc” area. 

IAE Savoie Mont Blanc includes:

  • A research laboratory for management and economics  (IREGE);
  • Several departments offering Bachelor's (Licence) and Master's degrees:
    • Commerce and Trade (Annecy)
    • Technology and Management (Annecy)
    • Economics and Finance (Annecy)
    • International Management and Logistics (Chambéry)
    • CITHEME : Centre International Tourisme, Hôtellerie, Et Management des Evénements (International Center of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management) (Chambéry)
  • The Business Centre (Le Club des Entreprises) which fosters links between the academic world and businesses, develops networks in the industry for students and academics, and offers support to the main economic actors of its region (companies, regional & local governments, associations, etc.)
  • An international network of more than 110 partner universities, originally developed because of the university's unique location at the crossroads ofFrance, Italy and Switzerland.

Fields of study

Please keep in mind that we are located in two cities, 50 km apart. You must choose courses on one campus, not both. It is not possible to take courses in both Annecy and Chambery. 

Since Fall 2016, an English taught programme in Management - International semester - is at the disposal of both incoming and regular students from Annecy and Chambery.  To see all courses offered by IAE Savoie Mont Blanc, click here.

More information



Tourism, Hospitality, Leisure / International Management
Course lists, syllabi, relevant information: here 


Commerce and Sales / Economics and Finance / Information and Communication / Technology and Management
Course lists, syllabi, relevant information: here 

Teaching language

Most of courses are taught in French, except:


Incoming students who want to study in Annecy or Chambery through an exchange programme should apply through MoveOnlineFrench version / English version

for the fall semester: from March until the end of April

for spring semester: from October to mid-November.

Please note that you are asked to send your learning agreement by email at the same time you apply through Moveonline.


Fact sheet 2019-2020 : Tourism, Hospitality, Leisure 

Fact sheet 2019-2020 : International Management


Fact sheet 2019-2020 : Commerce and Sales

Fact sheet 2019-2020 : Technology and Management

Fact sheet 2019-2020 : Economics and Finance



Through Moveonline, students can apply for accommodations as well.


Non-EU students have to apply through Campusfrance in order to obtain their visas.


Telephoning from France: important information

American and other international (non-EU) students are encouraged to make special arrangements with their cellphone providers to be able to make or receive calls once they arrive in France.

In many cases it is necessary to get an international phone plan (with supplemental fees), download a special application,or purchase a separate SIM card.

As students often to use their phone as soon as they arrive in France, we strongly recommend that they contact their providers BEFORE their departure. 

We hope that our advice can help ease your transition.