Founded in 1897 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Montpellier, the school has succeeded in continually refining its specialized instruction in management sciences over the years in order to adapt its programmes to constant changes in local and global economic environments.
The school’s innovative and constantly evolving academic curriculum and teaching methods enable future managers to introduce a spirit of management innovation into organizations, thus providing businesses with sustainable added value. Students are equipped with methods and tools that meet the quality requirements of international standards for accreditation. Montpellier Business School recognizes the core idea that business competitiveness is based on innovation and encourages professors to practice this discipline, resulting in a focus on research, knowledge production and the generation of analytical frameworks and new methods.
While our research activities cover all traditional themes of management science, the principal research theme is entrepreneurship and innovation. Research at MBS is not limited to its faculty. MBS is part of a lively and productive research environment in which the Montpellier universities also participate. This resulted in the creation of MRM (Montpellier Recherche en Management). Research at MBS connects also to LabEx Entreprendre, a research initiative funded by the French government to foster thematic excellence research clusters. Finally, the Scientific Committee of external and internal professors guides and advises the research at MBS.
The recognized quality of the degrees awarded by Montpellier Business School is a strong asset for a first job. A total of 76.8% of students from the Master Grande École programme at Montpellier Business School (ESC Montpellier) are hired BEFORE they even graduate (average over the period 2006-2011). The figure is 75% for students from the Bachelor of International Business Administration programme.
In 2012, 94.4% of Master Grande École programme graduates from the classes of 2006 to 2010 were employed. The same is true for the Bachelor of International Business Administration programme.
Montpellier provides the support of a student office where you can have a meeting and get information about how to get a social help.
Given its policy of quality service for students, Montpellier Business School has established a service dedicated to guiding students in their search for housing. In addition to housing offered in private student residences and by CROUS (the regional student services agency), the Welcoming and housing search assistance service gathers off-campus housing offers posted on the “Immoschool” website, an online housing portal for students from Grandes Écoles to which Montpellier Business School belongs as a member.
Open Monday through Friday, the Electronic Document Center gives users access to 5,500 recent books and 180 French and foreign journals as well as to DVDs.
Students, the entire faculty and the administrative staff benefit from individualized access to digital resources (Abi/Inform, Ebsco, Emerald, Inderscience, Sage, Science Direct, Wiley, etc.).
The IT equipment for educational purposes takes into account the need for each student to have a laptop computer. Three computer labs are open for self-service use Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.The fixed workstations are equipped with standard office software and provide access to the library online, to databases and to secure printing.
Montpellier Business School is located on a lovely wooded 6-acre campus in northeast Montpellier, near the General Council of Hérault, the Jean Monnet high school and the Sanofi-Aventis Laboratories and about five kilometers (three miles) from the city center and 20 minutes from the beach. Located at the intersection of a recently built network of roads, the school has two entrances and is easily accessible. It also benefits from a unified public transportation network, particularly the TRAM, which reaches the campus in 15 minutes from the Saint Roch SNCF train station.
Montpellier Business School offers students access to external sports facilities at the Jean Monnet high school located in front of the campus. In addition, the institution supports the Bureau des Sports in negotiating access to multiple facilities so that all students are able to regularly practice a variety of different sports (Volleyball, Squash, Rugby, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Handball, etc.).
A rich cultural and social life, sport and relaxation are essential to student success. Sixteen associations involved in sport, cultural, community service and exchange perform over 60 projects per year and provide at least as many opportunities for students to get involved, feel fulfilled and push their limits.
Triple accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, EFMD-EPAS.
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