France, Toulouse

Toulouse Business School

Bachelor, MBA

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Toulouse Business School was was founded in 1903 by the Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The school’s initial vocation was to respond to the need in the local community for highly trained business leaders and personnel. Today, TBS is one of France’s leading integrated management schools, with a primary mission of preparing students for managerial responsibilities through the development of their analytical, integrative, and interpersonal skills while promoting a lifelong learning process. The international scope and academic tradition at TBS continues to evolve in exciting directions, with partnerships around the world and new degree programs taught on campuses in Barcelona and Casablanca.The school is triple accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

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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

Toulouse is the capital city of the department of Haute-Garonne, in southwestern France. It lies on the banks of the River Garonne. The Toulouse metropolitan area is the fourth-largest in France, after Paris, Lyon and Marseille. Toulouse is the centre of the European aerospace industry, with the headquarters of Airbus. A city with architecture typical of Southern France, Toulouse counts two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Canal Du Midi and the Basilica of St. Sernin.

Student life

The Welcome Team is a group of current bachelor students who help international students on their arrival, and assist them integrating into TBS life and living in France.Toulouse Business School offers a vast number of student-led clubs and organizations, so everyone can find something that his interested in. Located only 50m from the school, this is a friendly relaxed meeting place where students can meet around a coffee or aperitif.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at TBS

Health Insurance


229 EUR


287 EUR



28 EUR

35 EUR


177 EUR

246 EUR





16 EUR

10 EUR


*per month


TBS international office ishelping international exchange students to find appropriate housing. They will contact all incoming students to inform them about our recommended local student accommodation. The Accommodation Guide is a list of recommended student residences, agencies and private homes with which TBS works, some of them even have discounts for TBS students.

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. Toulouse’s geographical location makes it the ideal starting point for discovering an area that’s full of exceptional sites, listed among the “Most Beautiful Villages of France” or identified as “Great Sites of Midi-Pyrénées”. While in France, you should definitely visit Paris, the capital and most populous city of France, situated on the Seine River, in the north of the country, at the heart of the Île-de-France region.Trains are a great way to get around in France. You can get pretty much from anywhere to anywhere else by train. For interregional trains you can book tickets online at