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Professor Leyland Pitt (Simon Fraser University), author of Harvard Business School Marketing cases and 2010 winner of the Pearson Education Prize for Best Cast Study, was on campus for the MBA Marketing Management class. The course came alive thanks to case study analysis method, which teaches marketing principles by immersing participants in real-world marketing scenarios faced by real companies.
Schneider Electric recently hosted EDHEC Global MBA participants at their facilities in the neighbouring technology park of Sophia Antipolis. Energy Efficiency was the theme of the day.
The MBA participants have just returned from a study trip to South Africa which was undertaken in partnership with the University of Stellenbosch Business School (N°1 in South Africa). The participants learned first-hand about South Africa’s unique economic, political, and business environment, and drew lessons about doing business in other emerging markets.
Lectures, visits to local businesses and local points of interest were on the agenda, offering an eye opening view of a thriving economy and helping the class to understand more about sustainability.
"A handful of this year’s EDHEC Global MBA participants ; myself included ; decided to study in this program to improve their quality as leaders and managers with the main goal of returning to their home countries to continue their family business".
In 2012, EDHEC Family Business Center has signed international partnerships in North America and organised major events for family firms owners and managers, in France and Singapore.
EDHEC Global MBA is pleased to announce the launch of a new "Family Business" track, designed for participants who own - will inherit - a family business, and for family firms' managers. This track will benefit from the support of the EDHEC Family Business Center, created in partnership with global family firms such as Michelin, BIC, Auchan and Bonduelle. This new track will complement the three present tracks (Finance, Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship).
Dr Emanuel Metais, Director of the EDHEC Global MBA and Professor of Strategy, has published a position paper analysing the differences in timing of French and foreign acquirers (e.g. US, UK, Sweden or Germany) during an acquisition wave. The paper highlights the benefits of acting at the earliest moment of a wave, so as to maximize the market value related to the deal
EDHEC Global MBA participants have the ideal language learning environment on the French Riviera - being immersed in French language while at the same time enjoying the comfort of an English speaking campus and a large English ex-pat community. Most participants do want to pick up or improve French language skills and indeed broaden their cultural perspectives while living in France so EDHEC is pleased to offer both them and their spouse weekly French classes.
The EDHEC Global MBA program stresses the importance of teamwork and various group assignments throughout the year ensure that participants work with mixed teams. Where EDHEC takes things a step further is that running throughout the MBA, is a parallel programme on Team Effectiveness, where participants receive 360° feedback from their peers on their efficiency in working in a group – an ideal way to see yourself as others see you!
Two recent graduates from the EDHEC Global MBA in Nice, have launched their own venture called Nice Tea Brew Company. After receiving positive feedback in class from a panel of business angels, the two entrepreneurs will soon be presenting their project to the EDHEC incubator.
Have you ever wondered why diversity is important? How would it help to be in a diverse group while pursuing an MBA? The EDHEC Global MBA Class of 2013 has the answers and these go beyond the obvious richness of culture and cuisine...
The recent Global Macroeconomics course taught by Professor Shlomo Maital* helped EDHEC Global MBA participants understand the nature of the recent financial crisis and master key macroeconomic tools to be ready to go further in their careers. In this interview, Professor Maital sheds light on some themes of the course.
Sandra Richez of EDHEC Global MBA Career Services offers first-hand feedback on the recruitment trends of firms hiring in London. Despite gloomy economic predictions, there is still active hiring and firms have not stopped their search for the right talent with demand for specific profiles and increased selectivity across the board.
Laurent Londeix, Theseus-EDHEC MBA 1993, Regional Director of Orange, was on campus October 17th for an Alumni Spotlight event with current Global MBA participants.
EDHEC invests heavily in helping Global MBA participants understand what careers are right for us so we can find the best career fit at the end of the program. And it’s paying off.
One MBA participant shares his perspective on the tough Career Assessment Day which involved reacting to short deadlines, decision-making, presentation skills and productive discussion...
Co-author of a report titled Intellectual Property and Innovation, Professor Cédric Manara, professor of Law at EDHEC and member of the LegalEDHEC Research Centre, had the honour of submitting this report to Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission.
Last week, EDHEC Global MBA participants had the opportunity to learn about EDHEC’s Business Incubator that has helped set up 20 new companies and created over 80 jobs in the last 2 years.
EDHEC-Risk Institute is pleased to announce that six 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.
Professor Joseph Fisher, formerly at Dartmouth’s Tuck School before joining the faculty at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business was on campus last week for his course on Financial & Managerial Accounting. Through interactive discussions of complicated case studies – including some from Harvard Business School – the MBA class was able to actively solve accounting problems from the real business world.
“EDHEC’s ambition is to bring new ideas and useful methods to business and society.” explained Dean Olivier Oger in his official welcome speech to the participants of the Global MBA program last week. Dean Oger, who has been at the helm of EDHEC Business School for more than 20 years, reviewed its rich history and core values, and took questions from the group.
Candidates seeking scholarships for the January 2013 intake of the EDHEC Global MBA are now invited to fill in their application online and are encouraged to apply before the deadline of 30th November 2012.
The Finance Career Fair that took place on-campus last Friday was an example of one of the many ways the EDHEC team helps provide MBA participants with career opportunities.
A partnership has been signed between the Princeton Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering and EDHEC-Risk Institute for the joint development of research and outreach activities in the area of risk and investment management. Lionel Martellini, scientific director at EDHEC-Risk Institute, discusses this partnership.
As the EDHEC Global MBA kicks off, participants are already beginning to get exposure to the perspectives of experts regarding the job market and In the first weeks of the Global MBA, participants have already met with representatives from Johnson & Johnson and Citibank through the CareerSMART programme.
Team work is an integral part of the EDHEC Global MBA. Group presentations, team projects, group discussions and team grading are part of every module. Recently, in an effort to bring MBA participants together from the beginning of the programme, participants spent two-days hiking together in a stunning mountain setting in the back-country of the Cote d'Azur.
EDHEC Global MBA participants begin their career search almost as soon as they arrive on campus. The EDHEC CareerSMART program, which is run by the career services department, has jammed the September calendar full of opportunities for Global MBA participants to advance their career prospects. With job fairs, webinars, counseling from job placement experts, interview preparation, and presentations from successful individuals, it's almost impossible to not develop great career prospects as an EDHEC Global MBA participant.
Whilst family businesses may be the prevalent form of company ownership and a major economic force in terms of growth and jobs, they are the least understood. The new EDHEC Family Business Center will help fill this knowledge gap by undertaking and publishing targeted research and case studies with a focus on the managerial quality of family businesses.
It’s hard to beat the class profile of this year’s EDHEC Global MBA. 96% international, 27 nationalities represented among 70 participants, 33 years of age, 8 years of experience on average and with every educational and professional background; it’s hardly surprising that we’re N°1 for Diversity*.
EDHEC Business School is one of the few western business schools who have been active in Africa in recent years.
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An EDHEC Global MBA representative will be available to discuss your MBA plans at the following MBA fairs around the world this Fall...
A strong financial return on investment is something that most candidates, amongst other expectations, rightly seek from their chosen MBA. The mix of placement success ( 95% in employment 3 months after graduation according to the Economist) and financial aid offered through EDHEC’s guaranteed scholarship policy makes the EDHEC Global MBA an attractive choice. A few recent graduates share their testimonials…
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India-West Staff Reporter
EDHEC entered the Financial Times Masters in Finance rankings for the first time this year in a highly commendable 6th place.
During the annual meeting of the EDHEC International Advisory Board held on
the Nice campus on 1-2 June 2012, Franck Moison, Chief Operating Officer, Emerging Markets & South Pacific, Colgate Palmolive-USA, was named as the Board’s new Chairman.
The Nice Campus was web-linked to 23 cities around the world from New York to New Delhi during the web-based alumni event “EDHEC Rendez-Vous” that showcased the lifetime benefits of the global Edhec Alumni Network.
A CareerSMART session on entrepreneurial careers saw EDHEC Global MBA participants spending the day with Dr Penny Jarvis, a successful entrepreneur and one of the program’s own career coaches. The day was filled with an interesting mix of anecdotal discussion about entrepreneurship and the presentation of more formal ideas about the subject.
Around a third of EDHEC Global MBA participants have chosen business plans as their summer applied learning projects and, while the plans themselves are individual, the spirit of teamwork is still strong. An informal “Business Plan Club” has been formed where MBA participants can share their expertise and discuss ideas to make their business plans even better.
Schneider Electric’s team of HR and Operating executives hosted EDHEC Global MBA participants at the firm’s award-winning production unit and regional offices, flagship of the new EcoValley area near Nice, France. Schneider Electric is the only global specialist in energy management and a world leader in energy efficiency.
This week brings good news for foreign students seeking work in France: a government circular which limited opportunities for foreign students to stay and work after graduation will be annulled.
The Financial Times recently ranked EDHEC as 26th in the world for Customised Executive Education, consolidating the position of EDHEC as one of the top Business Schools worldwide. EDHEC Global MBA belongs to EDHEC Management Institute, the EDHEC arm for Executive Education. As such, it is positioned as an executive programme boasting experienced students, professors who closely work with major corporations, and a participative and diverse classroom environment.
EDHEC has been invited to become a GMAC member along with four other higher-education institutions (prestigious schools and universities in China, India and the USA). This decision by GMAC’s Board of Directors testifies to EDHEC’s pivotal role in the world of education.
EDHEC becomes the fourth major French business school to enter this exclusive circle geared to promoting management education throughout the world.
EDHEC and Princeton University hosted select professionals from major US financial corporations for an Institutional Money Management conference: “Academia Meets Practice” in New York on the 27th of April to provide the latest insights on important trends in the investment industry.
Jérémy Briat, a French EDHEC Global MBA participant from the class of 2012, recently accepted a consulting position with Booz & Company after a previous career in the oil and gas sector. He tells the EDHEC journalism team about his career change story.
A recent course entitled “Innovation Management” taught EDHEC Global MBA participants how everyone in business can be innovative by having each of over 60 students present their own unique business idea at the end of the course.
EDHEC Global MBA participants were exposed to the power of LinkedIn, the most popular business networking tool on the Internet, to help them better network with professionals across the world. Steve Phillip, a Partner at Linked2Success, visited the EDHEC Nice campus to talk about the potential of this networking tool and to explore its key features.
As many EDHEC Global MBA participants near the end of their program, they are thinking constructively about their future career goals. One of the final CareerSMART sessions of the term, “Lifelong Career Management” was presented by Professor Monique Valcour and provided participants with the tools to continually strive for success throughout their careers.
The EDHEC Global MBA Entrepreneurship course, taught participants the theory behind entrepreneurship but also gave them the opportunity to present their own business plans to a panel of Business Angels.
EDHEC Global MBA participants had the opportunity to pitch their business plans to local business angels and venture capitalists – EDHEC’s own version of “Dragon’s Den” – as a part of the Entrepreneurship course.
Finance Track participants of the EDHEC Global MBA visited London for a week-long study trip to take a closer look at the on-going operations in one of the key financial districts of the world. The trip comprised of company visits (Commerzbank, Google...) and a two-day conference on the Financial Crisis and Risk Management held at EDHEC’s London campus with speakers from Citi, Blackrock, KPMG, and NHS.
Recently, EDHEC Global MBA participants specializing in global finance travelled to EDHEC's London campus for a week of company visits, networking events and a two day conference on the post-2008 financial services industry. A career roundtable and networking cocktail enabled the MBA participants to spend an evening networking with industry professionals and recruiters from Johnson & Johnson, Bristol Myers Citibank, and Societe Generale
EDHEC Global MBA participants on the Singapore Global Business Trip networked with speakers from Asian companies such as Nikko Asset Management and DBS Bank recently at the compelling networking event and roundtable centered on talent management. Each shared their personal insights on HR and the demand for talent in Singapore and Asia.
EDHEC Global MBA students in the Global Finance Track flew to London for a week of conferences and company visits, including a visit to Google’s London office. Topping the agenda for all speakers during the week was the changing financial services industry in Europe, the future of risk management, and a focus on financial solutions.
EDHEC Global MBA students in the Global Leadership Track were treated to a balanced view of Singapore during their week’s stay. They learned not only about Singapore’s vast achievements since its independence from Britain in 1963 but also about some of the surprising rules and regulations that have helped foster this growth. “Cultural Intelligence” is a key factor, as MBA participants learned, to navigate through this unique country.
A recent CareerSMART session entitled “Career Change Decision-Making” helped EDHEC MBA participants to evaluate the future and make the best decisions in the present to reach their career goals. The coach for this session was Ms. Ilaria Distefano who has ten years of international experience in change management, training, and communication.
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Two professors from EDHEC Business School explore the marketing perspective of the terrorist brand
Many EDHEC Global MBA participants see the MBA as a stepping stone to a career change. One MBA participant talks about the steps towards her major career change and describes how the MBA is helping to hone entrepreneurial and managerial skills.
François Bouvard, director at McKinsey & Company, talks to EDHEC participants about the macro trends currently affecting the economy and how to make a successful career in an unstable environment.
Professor Maurice Saias, described by the Financial Times as one of the 10 leading strategy gurus in Europe, coordinated an interactive weeklong course on Mergers & Acquisitions for the EDHEC Global MBA. M&A Week included lectures and case studies from a former M&A regulator with the EU Commission and the former President of ADP Europe who was instrumental in ADP’s acquisition of French computing services provider GSI.
Consulting Projects offered by companies including Google, Nestle, Danone and Decathlon allow participants to apply the skills gained in the MBA program, and work closely with key stakeholders in these organisations. They also give the participants a great opportunity to network with individuals in the industry.
The engines of economic growth are shifting eastward, especially toward India and China, and global managers need to be aware of both the opportunities and challenges in these developing economies. Participants in the Leadership Track in the EDHEC Global MBA had a timely course entitled "Managing in Emerging Markets" taught by Professor MB Sarkar, Temple University, Philadelphia.
Making a positive first impression and managing your personal network are key elements to career success, and a recent CareerSMART workshop helped EDHEC MBA participants hone these skills. Presented by Professor Monique Valcour, the “Managing Impressions and Networks” workshop included an analysis of personal networks and an interactive group exercise on creating a good impression based on career goals.
EDHEC Global MBA participants had a taste of high-level corporate decision-making during a three-day business simulation game involving 13 competing EU firms.
EDHEC Business School is continually growing and March 2012 is particularly busy month with three new additions in place: a new website, new social media initiatives, and a new campus in Paris.
EDHEC Global MBA participants attended a seminar entitled "Work-Life Balance: Well- Being and Performance in Global Careers" as part of a CareerSMART initiative to learn how to pursue a global career while managing a personal life.
The recent “MBA Job Search and Employment Markets” session, part of the CareerSMART program, included not only employment statistics and strategies for the job hunt but also tips from one MBA recruiter who hires talent for Microsoft as well as one recent EDHEC Global MBA graduate currently evaluating job offers from both BIC and L’Oreal.
The “Understanding Consulting Careers” session, part of the CareerSMART program included key differences between firms like McKinsey and Accenture, so helping MBA participants to realize the right “fit” for them between the four main models of management consulting firms.
Lively case study discussions allowed MBA participants to grasp how to efficiently manage the globalisation of a frm in Professor Louis Hébert's recent class.
Interview with Professor Christophe Collard
France has softened its position on foreign students seeking to work in France after graduation. On January 12th 2012, the French Government released a circular to reduce the effects of the previously harsh legislation.
Benoit Arnaud, Associate Dean for Executive Education at EDHEC, visited the Nice Campus to share his experiences with the EDHEC Global MBA Class of 2012. Among his timely advice, he offered seven notable tips for entrepreneurs.
Global MBA participants got insights into the inner workings of IBM’s business and technological innovations during last week's visit to the IBM Forum Center in nearby La Gaude.
Through both theory and case studies, EDHEC Global MBA participants learned the key economic concepts needed by managers and business decision-makers in a Microeconomics course taught by Professor Christopher Ragan, Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.
Recently, EDHEC Global MBA participants spent a week studying the evolving nature of Information Systems in a session taught by Prof. Miklos A. Vasarhelyi of Rutgers University known as "Web Life". To expand on concepts from the course, one member of the MBA News Team spoke with senior executives from DDD Group Plc., a London-listed company engaged in the business of enabling 3D experiences.
During the MBA graduation ceremony held on Friday 27 January 2012 on EDHEC Business School's Lille campus, Mario GUEVARA*, CEO of the BIC Group, gave a conference to the participants from EDHEC’s Executive MBA and Global MBA programme.
The EDHEC Global MBA participants immersed themselves into the fascinating world of Marketing guided by Professor Leyland Pitt. The intensive class taught in case study method, acquainted the MBA participants with the right tool set to handle Marketing issues from various industries.
On Friday January 20, former J.P. Morgan banker and EDHEC career consultant Patrick Fearon led a session for EDHEC Global MBA participants who are interested in pursuing financial careers after graduation.
Advanced Corporate Financial Management in the EDHEC Global MBA is taught by Professor James Seward, who holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The course teaches MBA participants complex financial topics in an understandable way and shows, above all, their practical value for managers.
The panelists in the recent Hiring International Talent & Managing Global Careers roundtable touched upon key trends observed on hiring and retaining international profiles, the legal hurdles involved as well as tips for International MBA participants and experienced profiles looking to work abroad
Applicants for the EDHEC Global MBA can enjoy a personalised campus visit, attend a class and meet staff and students.
From Philippines to Canada to Oman, the latest EDHEC MBA participants have come from every corner of the globe with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds to embark together on a life-changing experience.
EDHEC Global MBA Participants had an opportunity to meet representatives from top international firms in Brussels at the recent Careers International High Flyers event, which included face-to-face interviews and networking with companies such as Philips, Procter & Gamble, and Sony.
The EDHEC Global MBA is a 10 month program allowing participants to get back into the job market quickly, so searching for employment early is a key to success. Two MBA students share their thoughts on job search strategies and the importance of networking.
122 top French and Multi-National firms were present at the annual EDHEC Job Forum in Paris for the largest careers event organised by the Schools career service. It was followed by a more intimate roundtable and networking event for MBA participants: "Hiring International Talent", which included HR managers from Google and Sodexo.
An EDHEC MBA representative will be available to discuss your MBA plans at the following MBA fairs around the world this Spring...
A recent workshop was offered to advise current MBA participants on NGO Careers and underline that managing an NGO requires exactly the same skills and competences as managing a profit-making business.
EDHEC Global MBA participants went to Cape Town, South Africa for a business trip related to economic development and social responsibility from November 26th to December 5th 2011. Social contrasts of wealth and poverty can be seen everywhere in Cape Town and as Professor Martin Butler of the University of Stellenbosch said: “South Africa is a micro representation of the whole world”.
Online Career Resources Provide Exclusive Privileges
Conscious of the importance of the Internet for job searching, EDHEC offers its MBA Participants exclusive privileges on some of the world's top online career resources
Maggi Hughes, EDHEC Global MBA alumni from the class of 2011, recently conducted a workshop to help current MBA participants better understand NGO Careers.
A privileged networking experience was appreciated by the MBA class of 2012 durning the annual Christmas Caroling Party at the home of one of Europe's most influential business women.
Both budding and established entrepreneurs from the EDHEC Global MBA were stimulated by their recent visit to Silicon Valley where they were able to meet the various links in the chain of actors involved in the setting up of new ventures.
No matter where you are currently in your career journey, undertaking an MBA marks the beginning of an important career transition. Whether your aim is to progress further in your chosen field, head in a new direction or even start your own business EDHEC’s Global MBA program enables you time to reflect on where you are heading.
EDHEC’s Global Leaders Club is an exciting forum bringing together the Global Business leaders of today with the leaders of tomorrow.
The business world is now global. Companies have to deal with both local and international competition, coming from developed as well as emerging economies. The EDHEC Global MBA offers participants the opportunity to view first-hand some of the world's most rapidly evolving economies.
The EDHEC Global MBA program takes place at EDHEC Business School's Nice Campus. Nice, the heart of the French Riviera, is a truly unique location in which to undertake your MBA.
EDHEC Business School constantly ranks among the best European Business Schools. Its reputation is built on the relevance of its research and programs, the high quality of its faculty members and the privileged relationship with the corporate world that the School has cultivated since its foundation in 1906.
Amadeus, the world-leading provider of IT solutions to the travel industry, hosted the EDHEC MBA Class of 2012 at their location in Sophia-Antipolis, Europe's biggest technology park close to the EDHEC Campus.
EDHEC Alumni now working for Cap Gemini consulting returned on campus to give EDHEC Global MBA participants an overview of how the organisation functions and insights into potential job opportunities.
Sourav Basu from India gives a participant's view of the recent study trip to Cape Town in South Africa to understand more about the South African business environment.
EDHEC Global MBA participants got a good insight into Social Business and Sustainable Development on their trip to Capetown, South Africa in early December.
Neeti Sharma, an Indian EDHEC Global MBA participant, explains her reasons for choosing EDHEC Business School and provides her insights on the course so far.