France, Dijon

Burgundy School of Business

Bachelor, MBA

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Founded in 1899, Burgundy School of Business is a leading teaching and research school belonging to the network of top French academic institutions in management. Burgundy School of Business offers eight Master’s degrees and one Bachelor’s degree in Management taught in English or in French, accredited by the Conférences des Grandes Ecoles and open to French and international students.

BSB has a long tradition of welcoming international students: their international community represents 30% of the student body including 46 nationalities. 35% of their faculty is composed of international professors and BSB welcomes 60 visiting professors from 15 countries every year.

The country

France is the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the third-largest in Europe as a whole. It is a unitary semi- presidential republic with its capital in Paris. France is the most popular tourist destination in the world with over 75 million visitors annually. It has both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. The landscape is diverse, with mountains in the east and south, including the Alpine peak of Mont Blanc which is Western Europe’s highest point. Due to favorable conditions for grape growing in the south, France is the world’s largest wine producer. Also, the country’s wines are rated among the best in the world.

The city

Dijon is a city in easternFrance, capital of the Côte-d’Or département and of the Burgundy region. It is located approximately 300 km (190 mi) southeast of Paris, about three hours by car. Dijon holds an International and Gastronomic Fair every year in autumn. With over 500 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors every year, it is one of the ten most important fairs in France.

It has numerous museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, the Musée Archéologique, the Musée de la Vie Bourguignonne, the Musée d’Art Sacré, and the Musée Magnin. It also contains approximately 700 hectares of parks and green space, including the Jardin botanique de l’Arquebuse. Apart from the numerous bars, which sometimes have live bands, some popular music venues in Dijon are : Le zenith de Dijon, La Vapeur and l’Atheneum.

Student life

Burgundy School of Business is located within a few minutes walking distance from the centre of Dijon, in 10,000m2 of entirely renovated premises and comprises 5 buildings within a 1 hectare campus. The school has its own gym, open from 8 am. to 8 pm. week days. Students also have access to various sports activities coached by our full-time sports instructor. Sports available are aerobics, american football, athletics, rowing, badminton, basketball, boxing, break dance, capoeira, cheerleading, climbing, horseback riding, golf, handball, modern dance, table tennis, tennis, soccer, squash raquet, street dance, swimming, volleyball, etc. It has over 30 student clubs and societies, and a big library.

Estimated expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at Burgundy School of Business

Health Insurance




287 EUR

259 EUR


28 EUR

20 EUR


177 EUR

150 EUR



20 EUR


16 EUR

34 EUR


*per month
**there is no direct one between Zagreb and Dijon. You can take a plane from Zagreb to Lyon, and then go to Dijon by train


Burgundy School of Business does not own or manage student accommodation but the International Office can help you look for the best options.

Travel opportunities

France has been the world’s most popular tourist destination for over twenty years. It has beautiful beaches, high mountains, finest historic monuments, magnificent castles and many more. The mustard city and the capital of the French region of Burgundy, Dijon is a city of historical and architectural attractions. The most popular sight of the city is the spectacular Ducal Palace, a former home of the glorious dukes of Burgundy. Located in Eastern France within an estimated three-hour ride away from Paris, Dijon is best reached through the French capital. The cities that you can visit besides Paris are Lyon, third biggest city in France, Strasbourg, Marne-la-Vallee, Freiburg in Germany and Zurich in Switzerland. All these cities are located approximately 200-250km from Dijon.