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Welcome to the Faculty
MBS (Montpellier Business School) has progressively developed an ambitious research policy driven by French and international teacher-researchers from the best academic and professional institutions, well recognized in their different fields of research.
MBS faculty members impact the creation of knowledge through various means (academic publications, books, case studies, papers in professional journals, etc…).
For instance, MBS permanent faculty publishes each year more than a hundred papers in peer-reviewed journals referenced in the the prestigious FT50 list but also in the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and FNEGE (Fondation Nationale pour l’Enseignement de la Gestion des Entreprises) lists. More than 40% of this production is published in top journals referenced by these lists (ranks 1 and 2).
This research covers all themes of management science (finance, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resources, etc.) and fits in with the school’s values (ethics, openness & diversity, global performance & responsibility) in a voluntarist way. Thus an important part of the academic production is devoted to approaches combining MBS values and corporate concerns. The faculty members are recognised in fundamental themes related to these research issues (CSR, Diversity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Microfinance, Sustainable Development, etc…).
MBS permanent faculty members’ action is rooted in a framework of structuring strategic alliances. Based on its historical relationship on the Montpellier site with the various higher education stakeholders, MBS is a founding member of the Montpellier Research in Management Laboratory (MRM), one of the most important in France and Europe in management science. MBS, together with SupAgro and the University of Montpellier, is one of the umbrella organisations of the Labex Entreprendre, the only “Laboratory of Excellence” dedicated to entrepreneurship which is selected in France as a part of the call for Future Investment projects. Finally, academic collaboration in research and teaching is deployed through MBS’s network of international academic partners, namely more than 180 international universities, more than half of which has been accredited by AACSB, EFMD-EQUIS, EFMD-EPAS or AMBA.
The vision of the Montpellier Business School’s faculty is to contribute to bringing research issues, which can be abstract and distant from the real world, closer to the reality of business practices and challenges in the broad sense (not only in the private sector), and to engage fruitful dialogues with all its stakeholders, managers, shareholders, employees and even citizens. Many teachers-researchers have consulting activities with companies and rely on rich professional experiences.
This concern for the search for meaning in action founds an integration strategy between Research, Teaching and the Business world that benefits our students and our business partners.
To offer an effective and stimulating animation, MBS supports the use of diverse and innovative teaching methods, notably based on the approach known as the flipped classroom and experiential learning (blended learning, design thinking, Lego approaches or serious games to name but a few).
Discover what makes Montpellier Business School a Grande Ecole of Management in its Research and Teaching on the pages of this website. Regardless of your profile or your question, do not hesitate to contact us to learn more, propose collaborations and initiate the dialogue.