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23 December 2017

MBS continues to develop its Major Partnership policy by signing with the Altrad Group, Air France, and Onet Group

MBS continues to develop its Major Partnership policy by signing with the Altrad Group, Air France, and Onet Group

With the signatures of the Altrad Group, Air France, and Onet Group in less than a month, no fewer than 43 corporations have chosen to go beyond simple partnerships on various projects to become Major Partners with Montpellier Business School.

 

Regional presence: the Altrad Group and Leader Occitanie get closer to MBS

With the desire to developing its already strong roots in the region, MBS and the Altrad Group, one of the largest companies in the region, have signed a Major Partnership agreement on 21 November

Mohed Altrad, president of the Altrad Group and president of Montpellier Hérault Rugby, came to MBS campus specially for the signing which was followed by a conference. He said: “We’re delighted with this partnership, which has strengthened our already close and fruitful bonds with Montpellier Business School. It translates our shared desire to contribute to students’ education and professional integration through concrete, sustainable actions, as well as to contribute to the economic and social development of the region and its national and international prestige.”

On 14 December, MBS also signed a partnership with “Leader Occitanie”, which gathers 160 companies of all sizes from the region Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée.

 

Air France: first international partnership and equal opportunities

On 7 December, in Paris, Air France became the 42nd MBS Major Partner. This collaboration between the two organisations is articulated around several areas, including equality of opportunities through the development of work-study programmes and Air France’s support for the education of African students. In addition to providing transportation for eight scholarship students, the airline has set up an international excellence scholarship, which is already paying for this year’s living costs and tuition fees of one student who will join Air France Afrique in an apprenticeship programme.

 

Developing the executive education offers

The signing of a Major Partnership agreement between Onet Group and MBS on 12 December emphasised mainly the employability of Onet’s managers through the MBS Executive Education offers. As it is already the case with Volkswagen Group France and Air France, the goal is to set up a professionalisation course lasting around 12 months for business managers of the group, which would lead to an RNCP professional certification (Répertoire national des certifications professionnelles [National Professional Certification Directory]). “Creating training programmes for our managers will also be a significant part of our partnership. We’ll no doubt see the results in a few months,” noted Antoine Richer, Human Resources Director of Onet Group, at the signing.

These last few weeks, Air France, Onet, and Altrad have thus joined Carrefour as the MBS’s new Major Partners since the start of the academic year in September 2017.

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