Montpellier Business School
01 February 2018

The Montpellier Business School Executive MBA Reaches 800 Graduates

The Montpellier Business School Executive MBA Reaches 800 Graduates

On 19 January 2018, the MBS alumni family expanded to include the Class of 2017 Executive MBA graduates. This AACSB and AMBA accredited programme also leads to RNCP Level 1 Certification “Business Development or Operational Unit Manager”. The participants proudly received their certificates to the applause of their families, friends, teachers and course managers. The ceremony was an occasion for collective joy and marks the beginning of a new stage in the professional life of each graduate.


Students of this top level course designed for experienced professionals were supported and challenged by their teachers over a two year or one year Fast-Track programme, designing projects as varied as their career paths and profiles. Such necessary investment resulted in considerable enrichment on many levels. “These few months have been sufficient to change your vision of the world and of management. You have acquired skills, tools and expertise. We hope that you won’t stop questioning yourselves and adapting to the world around you. We will be there to help you, whether you are taking your first steps or implementing a project,” said Matthias Bauland, Deputy Dean in charge of development at MBS.


Led by new Dean Magdalena François-Thurin, this latest set of graduates also inaugurated the new curriculum under the leadership of the Deputy Director General and Dean of Studies and Research, David Roubaud. “Our MBA has taught over 800 graduates since 1994 and has evolved considerably to ensure that we always provide an outstanding course, focused on innovation, strategy and management. What hasn’t changed is the particularity and strength of our educational system, which confronts professionals from very different backgrounds and creates genuine cohesion from their diversity and complementarity,” continued Dr David Roubaud.


The Awards for Excellence, Theses and the Special Jury Award were handed out before the degrees, to great applause. “This recognition proves that you can always turn a difficult situation into a great opportunity. I chose this MBA after losing my job and now I have come out of it with new professional opportunities and renewed confidence,” explains Gaël Cusenier, graduate of the Fast-Track programme. “I was at a turning point in my career when I joined the MBA. The human side of this course has encouraged me to launch my business creation project in Senegal” noted Sandrine Zwiller-Panicz, winner of the Special Jury Prize for a thesis in line with MBS values.


“The diversity of the projects of our 2017 graduates reflects the way in which they are selected and trained. Designing the programme around their projects, instead of the other way around, allows us to deliver tailored training to people from all kinds of professional and academic backgrounds and to support them in what they want to do as best we can. Our best reward is seeing them fully achieve what they set out to do today.”  Magdalena François-Thurin, Dean of the Executive MBA Programme


MBS would like to congratulate all our 2017 Executive MBA graduates one last time !

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