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Discover the teaching methods used at MBS

Discover the teaching methods used at MBS

An augmented learning experience

The teaching method designed by MBS is constantly updated through pedagogical innovation, creative organisation methods and the use of digital tools.

Innovation at the service of the learner

Pedagogical innovation at MBS is mainly expressed through gamification – i.e. the use of game mechanisms to solve problems (technical, operational, managerial, strategic).

Simulations, business games or serious games such as the Start-up Week or the ODD Challenge place MBS’ students in a different context to generate emotions, stimulate engagement and maximise motivation.

A variety of teaching approaches

In order to understand the complexity of the various environments, MBS uses a wide range of pedagogical approaches and practices:

  • The flipped classroom drives and structures activities before / during the session, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Learning by doing to enhance experiences – professional, personal, associative, multicultural. Students acquire analytical (case method, participation in competitions and business challenges), creative and collaborative methods (design thinking, hackathon).
  • Testimonials from professionals, company visits and learning expeditions complete MBS’ hybrid academic experience.

A digital and face-to-face or “phygital” experience

MBS uses various digital tools that contribute to shifting boundaries inside and outside the classroom, mixing academic and professional experiences and generating more interactivity:

  • The classrooms are equipped with devices that allow co-modal learning, offering synchronous and interactive face-to-face and remote courses.
  • Moodle hosts all the asynchronous educational content made available to learners before and during the course sessions.
  • Collaborative and participative tools such as Wooclap, Klaxoon, Padlet or Flipgrid, develop interactivity and feedback in the classroom.
  • COIL – Collaborative Online International Learning – allows students from different countries and backgrounds to work together.
  • Testwe, for designing and administering online assessments, both in class or remotely.

Learners are also trained in applications and platforms for professional use (Bloomberg, Microsoft BI, Sphinx, etc.).  

For instance, the Bloomberg room simulates a trading room equipped with Bloomberg terminals. Students experience the use of a professional tool used by financiers throughout the world and can prepare and take the BMC (Bloomberg Market Concepts), a certification recognised in the corporate finance and stock market sectors.

The Learning Center, a team dedicated to pedagogical support

The pedagogical engineers of the MBS Learning Center ensure the relevance of the pedagogical tools to the needs of both students and teachers:

  • Continuous monitoring of new pedagogical tools and training of MBS faculty members
  • Supporting professors in the design and scripting of their lessons, as well as in the introduction of pedagogical innovations and the gamification of courses..
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