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The quest for a dream job is one of the biggest factors pushing a candidate to do an MBA. Therefore it’s no surprise that this stays at the front of everyone’s mind once the programme has started. While a careers coach won’t wave a magic wand to land you that perfect job, (s)he will ease the pressure of the careers search, guide you in the right direction and help you find the answers. Careers Coaching is not just an annex to a school’s careers service, it’s become a crucial part of every MBA curriculum.
Together with Eugeme Fama (U. of Chicago) and Lars Hansen, 67-year-old Prof. Robert Shiller won this year's Nobel Prize in economics for 'contributions to our understanding of asset pricing'. Professor Schlomo Maital was privileged to be asked by the head of Princeton University Press to review and critique Shiller's new book...
EDHEC-Risk Institute** is pleased to announce that new members have joined its international advisory board, which brings together high-level representatives from regulatory bodies, leading pension funds, professional organisations and business partners.
The recruitment season for top-tier multinationals is in full swing and last week, the class of MBA participants benefitted from a packed calendar of events that Sandra Richez, MBA Career Services Manager, had lined up for them.
QS, experts in the field of MBAs has compiled the Jobs & Salary Trends Report following a Global Employer Survey on 4,300 MBA employers worldwide. The report figures data on the state of the recruitment market and predictions of future trends from recruiters in general industry, consulting, financial services and technology.
An international trio from the EDHEC Global MBA recently participated in the Nice Triathlon, building strong bonds between MBA students and strengthening the team spirit of the class.
Applications for the January 2014 intake are well underway and candidates are encouraged to complete their file before 15th November if they want to benefit from the extra 5% reduction in fees for Early Enrolment.
Top global companies such as JP Morgan, LVMH, L'Oreal, Orange, Ernst & Young, PwC, Citi, and Lactalis were on-campus for the EDHEC annual Finance Career Fair in Nice.
The MBA curriculum is packed with teamwork and group presentations. To strengthen bonds and kick-off the new session, the MBA class of 2014 enjoyed a two-day hike to the breathtaking Mercantour National Park in Nice’s back-country recently.
36 nationalities walked into the brand new amphitheatre for the first day of the EDHEC Global MBA last week and while the background of each participant was very different, qualities linked each one such as ambition and the quest for a life-changing experience.
Learning more about ourselves and how to adapt to better interact with others is a useful lesson and one which the EDHEC Global MBA participants learned this week in the form of the MBTI – The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Just one week into the MBA, Career Services Director Sandra Richez has been introducing the class to this year’s CareerSMART, the innovative programme used by EDHEC to help keep the MBA placement figures high.
You’re currently comparing MBA programmes in different schools and weighing up the pros and cons of each. Yet, if you have not been in touch with our admissions office to raise the issues that matter most to you, you might not be aware of the numerous benefits that the EDHEC Global MBA’s 10 month programme can offer.
A Retrospective Look at the academic year. All MBA experiences are not Equal. This retrospective look at EDHEC Global MBA highlights the coursework, challenges and surprises faced by the 77 participants coming from 32 countries over the past 10 months. 2012-13 was certainly a year to remember and a truly life-changing experience. The EDHEC Global MBA is certainly not like all others…
The September 2013 intake of the EDHEC Global MBA will be the first to appreciate several innovations regarding the campus, placement, professors and environment.
The placement report for last year’s EDHEC Global MBA class is now out and the figures are very positive for both international and national recruitment. Europe is the top employment destination for EDHEC Global MBA talents, defying the region’s image of economic downturn and tight labor legislation. It is worth reminding that in The Economist MBA ranking 2012, EDHEC MBA students and alumni rated EDHEC Global MBA Career Services 4th in the world and 1st in France (with a score of 4.3/5).
In the Harvard Business Review Blog, Monique Valcour, Professor of Management comments the “ripple effect”. There is actually a strong scientific evidence that a mindset of generosity radiates to yield broad gains. As a manager, one may thus offer ways to generate positive, productive energy through employees at one’s workplace and through their work-life networks.
Over 80 EDHEC MBA Alumni from 18 countries attended the 2013 EDHEC MBA & EMBA Refresher on 7 June. Held at EDHEC’s executive campus in the heart of Paris, the Refresher was a unique opportunity for alumni from EDHEC’s MBA and Executive MBA programs to “refresh” their management skills and extend their professional contacts to a broader network of EDHEC MBA graduates.
EDHEC Global MBA applications will be received throughout summer to allow candidates time to take their GMAT test over the summer period. The class profile for the September 2013 intake is being shaped according to the usual profile with average age 32 and average work experience 7-8 years. Diversity is the key word once again with an impressive 34 nationalities currently represented so far...
If you are an experienced professional who has been working in France for two years or more, the last one being with the same employer, and if you are and thinking of doing an MBA, but are shying away because of the heavy investment or fear of losing your job, the FONGECIF is for you!
Ilias Lappas, EDHEC Global MBA 2012-13, is an aerospace and defense professional with experience in military aircraft life cycle management. He is a firm supporter of the multidisciplinary approach, which enables redefining problems outside of normal boundaries and reaching solutions based on a new understanding of complex situations. Consequently, he dedicates a lot of his time in studying and reflecting in various different disciplines and he is particularly excited to have been immersed in a truly multidisciplinary and multicultural environment in his Global MBA class in EDHEC Business School.
The EDHEC Alum of the Year 2013 has been awarded to Michael Burke CEO of Louis Vuitton who through his professional experience has made the greatest contribution to EDHEC’s growth and international renown. The prize was awarded at the annual EDHEC Rendez Vous in Paris, the alumni reunion that takes place simultaneously on five EDHEC campuses and twenty-five cities around the world and streamed live over the Internet.
Over 80 EDHEC MBA Alumni from 18 countries attended the 2013 EDHEC Global MBA & Executive MBA Refresher on 7 June. Held at EDHEC’s executive campus in the heart of Paris, the Refresher was a unique opportunity for alumni from EDHEC’s Global MBA and Executive MBA programs to “refresh” their management skills and extend their professional contacts to a broader network of EDHEC MBA graduates.
By Markus Gstettner, EDHEC Global MBA 2012
Human Resources Business Partner at Johnson & Johnson and current participant of the J&J Global HR Leadership Development Program
Got a bright idea waiting to get off the ground? Have the burning urge to set up a company and be your own boss? Maybe you want to see your existing business grow or just understand what it’s like to run a company and get a general overview of how companies operate…? EDHEC Global MBA participants with similar thoughts were brought together recently in the Entrepreneurship track , one of three specialisations within the EDHEC Global MBA.
EDHEC has been ranked the N°1 school for Finance in France for several years, so when choosing an MBA program in Europe, candidates, interested in financial careers or seeking deep knowledge in Finance often choose the EDHEC Global MBA. This program offers a special Finance Track with advanced specialization in this area and some of the Alumni from EDHEC hold some prestigious positions in some of the world’s top financial institution.
Last September a very eclectic group of students hailing from 25 countries joined to form this new cohort. They had an average age of 32 ranging from 25 to 45 and an average work experience of 8 years in fields as far apart as: marketing, project management, law, IT, business development, sales, or even Medicine. The economist ranks this program Number 4 in the world for student diversity. Combine this with a faculty and speakers from some of the most prestigious institution in the world. What does this pick & mix of talent give you? Well I was a business unit General Manager in a large MNC with around 13 years of experience and this program gave me a truly life changing experience.
Global Leadership Track: An essential toolkit for global leaders
The specter of crisis looms large over the world and more particularly the Finance industry as both come to grip with the causes and lessons of the events of 2007 – 2008. In this context, this year’s EDHEC Global MBA business trip to London explored the realities of the post-crisis financial world through the perspective of leading industry players.
The seminar took place on EDHEC’s campus in London. Co-organized with the French Chamber of Commerce in the UK, this year’s week long residential seminar to the hub of Europe’s Finance allowed MBA participants in the Finance Track to gain insight from speakers from companies such as Societe Générale , Barclays Bank, Financial Times, EDF Energy and Axa. Company visits to Ernst & Young, PwC and Bloomberg complemented the trip…
The EDHEC Global MBA participants are currently following their elective tracks, and while the rest of the class was in Singapore and London specialising in Leadership and Finance, the Entrepreneurship group was in Silicon Valley, USA. Through site visits to companies such as Microsoft, SAP, DailyMotion and Oracle, they learned about the various links in the chain of procedures when setting up one’s own business. Interactive roundtable meetings with venture capitalists, incubators and startups gave insight into various entrepreneurs’ successes, failures and lessons learned, providing an inspirational trip for the budding entrepreneurs. EDHEC Alumni opened doors and provided MBA students with great networking opportunities.
The whole ecosystem encountered in San Francisco is inviting for entrepreneurship. The network, the lifestyle, the optimism, the financial models and expertise, the numerous incubators, the city of San Francisco’s efforts and marketing investments have all helped the local entrepreneurial ecosystem become what it is. There was much to learn from the model and the group came back full of new ideas, excited to start their own business…
Thoughts collected by Sandra Richez,Head of Global MBA Career Services,on a recent business trip to meet HR Managers in Asia for an overview of the job market, hiring trends and career opportunities
EDHEC Global MBA’s Head of Career Services, Sandra Richez, and EDHEC Career Centre Manager Fernanda Diaz recently attended Global Career Company’s Careers in Asia Summit in London.
The three specialisation tracks of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Finance are currently underway in the EDHEC Global MBA. The participants of the Leadership Track have just returned from the Global Business Trip to Singapore where they visited companies and networked with speakers from Google, BIC, Samsung, McKinsey, ST Electronics, Groupon…
Associate professor in the Wisconsin School of Business, Prof. James K. Seward, was on campus to coach the MBA participants on applying the corporate finance and accounting knowledge they had acquired in previous classes through his course on Advanced Corporate Finance. A highly interactive case study method added to the learning experience.
For 10 years, EDHEC Business School has implemented a research strategy that highlights the need for relevance. This strategy is based on a number of objectives. The research conducted by our professors and researchers must not only adhere to international criteria of academic excellence, but also contribute to the quality of our programmes and be relevant to the industry and, consequently, to the economy in general. It is within this framework that the EDHEC Research Days aim to show how business and society are at the heart of our research concerns.
10 global companies including Google, Schneider Electric, Air Liquide, Orphoz and Kurt Salmon all presented strategic project briefs to the EDHEC Global MBA class recently to allow participants to select their consulting project. Various projects including studying the best approach to e-Education in the world to an Indian start-up planning to launch an innovative mobile device were proposed to the class who were keen to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.
Head of Global MBA Career Services, Sandra Richez met up with Hong Kong and Singapore executives to explore career trends in Asia’s top global cities...
EDHEC Global MBA is pleased to have partnered with leading MBA fair providers, QS and Access MBA in order to award a total of 9 scholarships, each worth 50% off tuition fees to candidates who have attended one of the QS or Access MBA fairs.
The Global MBA Director, Pr Emmanuel Metais, and Pr Philippe Very, both professors of strategy at EDHEC Business School, discuss their latest position paper entitled The Participation of French Firms in M&A Waves.
Professor Christopher Ragan, PhD in Economics from MIT, recently treated the EDHEC Global MBA class to a four-day Microeconomics course that set a new benchmark for intensity while leaving students a set of practical, ‘Golden Rules’ to carry with them into their careers.
Prof Shlomo Maital, Academic Director of TIM-Technion Institute of Management, Israel's leading executive leadership development institute was back on campus to teach MBA participants how to boost their creativity in the recent Innovation Management class.
The EDHEC Global MBA Participants of the 2013 class had a chance to apply all their newly acquired skills recently in a complex business simulation. After the intense courses in Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions it was time to practice the tools and techniques that had been introduced in class in a fast-paced, action-learning game.
The EDHEC Global MBA ranks N°13 in the top 50 Most Social Media Friendly International MBA Schools. This ranking evaluates the performance of the school on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Linkedin, Google Plus and Pinterest. It is the first time such a ranking has been published for international MBA schools.
François Bouvard, Director of Public Services Europe at McKinsey, recently spoke to to the EDHEC Global MBA participants about topics ranging from global consulting trends to a 'day-in-the-life' of a McKinsey consultant through a direct Q & A session.
Amadeus, world leading transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, hosted the EDHEC Global MBA Class of 2013 at their location in neighbouring Sophia-Antipolis, Europe's biggest technology park.
Professor Louis Hébert , professor from HEC Montreal, well-known for publications on international strategy and who is also Co-Director of the HEC-McGill Executive MBA was on campus for the EDHEC Global MBA recently. His course on “Managing the Internationalisation of the Firm” embodied various case-studies and interactive discussion, offering rich debate to the 32 nationalities represented in the classroom.
On the Move to Explore Careers in Asia’s Top Global Cities EDHEC Head of Global MBA Career Services meets up with Hong Kong and Singapore executives, employers and alumni from February 28th to March 6th.
EDHEC Management Institute and the EDHEC Alumni Association are co-hosting an innovative MBA Refresher Program at EDHEC’s Executive Education campus in Paris on 7 June 2013 to provide an opportunity for MBA alumni to reinvigorate and expand their alumni network as well as learn about the latest in management theory and post-MBA career management.
Getting an MBA in a foreign country is a life-changing experience and to be able to work and live in a stunning location makes it even greater. EDHEC offers a unique experience not only academically but culturally as well. The EDHEC Global MBA has an average age of 33 this year and is very diverse with participants from 32 countries. This means that a plethora of tastes need to be catered for and Nice can offer that.
The MBA participants had a week-long session on International Mergers and Acquisitions as a follow on to the recent Strategy class. Professor Maurice Saias, described by the Financial Times as one of the 10 leading strategy gurus in Europe gave the MBA participants insight into the different aspects of international M&A with three other experts in a thoroughly interactive course made up of lectures, discussions and case study.
Following the financial crisis of 2008, the fingers of blame quickly began pointing at business schools, suggesting that their curriculum did not insist enough on the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and that they were more content in producing high-level executives who would fuel the success of their company at all cost. The content of good MBAs has evolved as a result, but it’s worth taking the time to consider how your shortlisted MBA programmes measure up in terms of Ethics.
EDHEC Business School opened its doors on Thursday 7th February to allow an insight into the EDHEC Global MBA, a top-ranked, internationally-recognized management programme.
EDHEC Management Institute and the EDHEC Alumni Association are co-hosting an innovative MBA Refresher Program at EDHEC’s Executive Education campus in Paris on 7 June 2013. All EDHEC MBA Alumni are encouraged to ‘Save the Date’ now in their diaries.
KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information Systems at Rutgers University, Professor Miklos A. Vasarhelyi, imparted knowledge to the EDHEC Global MBA class through his highly interactive course on Management of Information System (MIS).
Louis Vuitton Director of Communication for Northern Europe, Marc Jacheet recently presented “Managing Paradoxes in the Luxury Industry” to the EDHEC Global MBA participants, describing company values and marketing approaches of the company.
After an intense year, the graduates of the EDHEC Global MBA and the EDHEC Executive MBA programmes celebrated their graduation ceremony last week, under the patronage of Axel Dauchez, CEO of Deezer.
Professor Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, Scientific Director of the EDHEC Family Business Center, inaugurated the first EDHEC Family Business conference on EDHEC’s Executive Campus in Paris on Wednesday 30 January in the presence of Philippe Oddo, Managing Partner of the bank Oddo&Cie. The conference focused on the theme “Options for Measuring Family Business Performance”
More than 400 gathered for the annual degree ceremony for the 2012 graduating classes of EDHEC’s Executive and full-time MBA programmes. Welcomed by Benoit Arnaud, director of EDHEC Management–Executive Education, the ninety graduates got together at the Lille campus, accompanied by friends, family, alumni, and colleagues.
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Philosophy in the Leadership Development section of an MBA. It is surprising to some. What is the relevance of philosophic discussion in a program and how is it meant to develop decisive business leaders? How can participants with background in engineering and quantitative analysis deal with a subject that is so far removed from numbers? I set out to find answers to these questions, and to check how my fellow classmates how they felt…
Declan Murphy, PhD Princeton University tells EDHEC Global MBA class "The vast majority of high-potential executive careers derail because of deficiencies in areas such as emotional intelligence, leadership, interpersonal skills and communication -- the so-called ‘soft skills.’ Perhaps it's time we admitted that such things are really the ‘hard skills’ and that quantitative analysis is really 'the soft stuff.' "
EDHEC’s Professor Pierre Mella-Barral, PhD Cambridge, recently explained Finance fundamentals to the EDHEC Global MBA Class, so that the participants of diverse backgrounds were able to follow complex topics like Option Pricing and CAPM. Even those with a Finance background were inspired.
The EDHEC Global MBA, offers a unique experience not only for participants, but for their families as well. A 10 month immersion on the French Riviera is an exciting opportunity for all, and our mature candidates are reassured by our International Office, experienced in the handling of their special requirements.
Coca Cola, Hewlett Packard, L’OREAL and over a hundred other multinationals were at Espace Champerret in Paris last week to meet the Global MBA Participants and Masters students at the annual EDHEC Job Forum, the largest careers event organized by the Schools career service.
A roundtable of recruiters provided the MBA participants with an ideal networking context in an annex event to the EDHEC Job Forum in Paris.
An EDHEC MBA representative will be available to discuss your MBA plans at the following MBA fairs around the world this Spring...
For the occasion of the MBA Graduation Ceremony, Axel Dauchez, Chief Executive Officer of Deezer addresses to the 90 future Executive MBA and Global MBA Graduates.
The EDHEC Global MBA participants said Happy New Year in 32 different languages when meeting their fellow classmates on the first day of term last week. In the class of 77 participants, 32 nationalities are represented, making this year’s class the most international to date.
The world is full of options. To be an effective manager, one must be able to choose the best option. With EDHEC Global MBA, such exercises begin at the very onset – having to choose between two possible intakes – one starting in January and the other in September.