MBS joins CLADEA's Executive Committee to open up the social spectrum of Business Schools around the world
Facilitating international cooperation between Business Schools
CLADEA (El Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración) is an international organization that brings together higher education institutions from around the world to promote innovations and teaching techniques in management sciences, and to invite institutions to cooperate more in research, academic exchange and student mobility.
With more than 240 members, CLADEA acts as a global facilitator between universities and business schools in Latin America and the rest of the world.
For the next three years it is Montpellier Business School, represented by Dr. Yvon Desportes, its Director of International Academic Relations, who will sit on CLADEA’s Management Committee on behalf of all higher education institutions outside America.
The mission of this mandate is to break down bias about Latin America and open up the social spectrum of higher education
“Historically, Latin America has inherited a multi-identity that makes it a place of intercultural interaction subject to multiple European, African, American and Asian influences.” explains Dr. Yvon Desportes. “Nowadays, literacy and life expectancy rates are comparable to those in Europe and show a very satisfactory academic level. Today’s major issue is to assure the accessibility for all to higher education.” he adds.
This issue of inequality of opportunity marks the main challenge of this new mandate: to ensure better social mobility and broaden the talent spectrum while integrating Universities and Business Schools by further democratizing accessibility.
“The training of individuals is a key factor in the multiplication of social justice. Business studies help combat the unique family transmission of companies and create more innovative solutions to the current world issues,” says Yvon Desportes. “This mandate is a real opportunity for Montpellier Business School to share its equal opportunity policy and to materialize once again its founding value of CSR in concrete action.”
Montpellier Business School has been facilitating student mobility to Latin America for many years
Several hundred Montpellier Business School students have experienced for many years, academic exchange in Latin America by going to study in one of the school’s many academic partners. “Over the years, Montpellier Business School has succeeded in forging partnerships with 80 % of accredited institutions in Latin America, a commitment that not only fuels our mission as a facilitator of student mobility but also contributes to the development of academic excellence.” concludes Yvon Desportes.
In a few weeks, students in the Bachelor and Grande Ecole programs will be able to choose to go on a single or diploma exchange among some thirty Latin American institutions, such as the Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), the Universidad Esan of Peru or the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez of Chile….