Diversity and Social and Environmental Responsibility

Global policy and spheres of focus

Montpellier Business School created a department dedicated to Diversity and Social and Environmental Responsibility in order to coordinate all of its initiatives in these domains.

Diversity

In 1997, convinced by the richness of social diversity as a vehicle for the performance and competitiveness of businesses and organizations, Montpellier Business School chose to open the doors of its Master Grande Ecole programme to students who had not come up through the traditional rungs of the education system, creating a national entrance examination for students with a high school diploma and two years of cooperative education. Following the path to diversity, Montpellier Business School now has eight entrance examinations and offers a Master’s in VAE (Validation of Acquired Experience).

In parallel, Montpellier Business School has reinforced a variety of measures intended to prevent financial barriers from deterring deserving students or from keeping these students from continuing their studies, including the following: merit scholarships covering tuition, international scholarships to cover the costs of schooling in France, salaried part-time jobs on campus (work-study), aid for students with disabilities, encouragement to do apprenticeships, the possibility of jobs through cooperative education, etc.

All of these actions represent an annual investment of several millions of Euros for Montpellier Business School. And this is truly an investment indeed, because the Group’s values and missions are making it a major player in the promotion of diversity and in the development of local roots.

Social and Environmental Responsibility

In all disciplines, teachers establish a link between their discipline and Social and Environmental Responsibility, which should drive today’s managers.

The Master’s programme offers a specialization in the management of solidarity and sustainability projects, while in the Bachelor’s programme, Social and Environmental Responsibility are built into the learning project.

At some point during their course of study, all students complete a group learning project (Prométhée, Alpha) in which they participate in the activities of around forty local organizations involved in social and environmental issues. These projects are overseen by teachers and the results are evaluated.

For more information, please contact Caroline Cazi, Head of the Department of Social and Environmental Responsibility, via the contact link.


 
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