The Grande Ecole and Bachelor Programmes graduation ceremony will be held this Saturday 7th of December at the Zenith Sud in Montpellier. A moving and solemn moment in front of over 3500 people.
MBS will offer the opportunity to those who could not come to the Zenith the chance to follow the ceremony live and on video on the Youtube page of Montpellier Business School.
But that is not all ! For even more interactions, the graduation ceremony will be “Live Tweeted”. Your tweets and Instagram posts will be posted on the Zenith’s screen, you just need to use the hashtag #MBSGraduate on Twitter.
Develop your soft skills and learn to express yourself in public
Last week was punctuated by the Work me up program of the Montpellier Business School Career Centre, an accompanying action whose goal is to develop students’ soft skills. “Empathy, stress management, cognitive flexibility, or the ability to step back are qualities that allow today’s candidate to differentiate themselves during an interview,” explains Laurence Flinois, Director of the Career Centre at Montpellier Business School.
During this program, students from the Grande Ecole Program had the opportunity to exchange with Stéphane De Freitas, director of the film “À voix haute: La Force de la parole” and designer of Eloquencia, a public expression program during which candidates are offered a training and a contest in “eloquence”. “The goal is to teach students to market themselves in a pitch “, says Laurence Flinois.
The three steps to speak in public
After confronting the student with the difficulty of speaking in front of an entire amphitheatre, Stéphane De Freitas was able to deliver the three stages of understanding the art of eloquence. “The first step is to accept the feeling caused by the duty to speak in public: anxiety, excitement, frustration … This very negative feeling is a weapon, it initiates the process of sincerity.”
“The second step is the structuring of the speech. If we do not know where we are going, we get lost in our words. The structure supports a strong argument. Finally, the last step is verbalization. Here, the advice is simple: you have to use your own words, your own vocabulary. Everyone has a voice, everyone has their own words, and it is this verbalization that will make your identity and therefore the difference. “
The eloquence to learn how to present your projects to an audience
Stéphane De Freitas gave some advice to students to learn how to pitch a project in front of an audience. “The body is a real support for dialogue. The hands can be an asset to punctuate our words. If one chooses to describe a thought process, it may be interesting to move from right to left on the platform, provided that breaks are made. These are the little rules that can make the difference. “
Having become an important stage in secondary education, eloquence also lives on the campus of Montpellier Business School thanks to the students of the association club Apostrophe, where you can soon follow some interesting debates.
The importance of sharing experience
This Tuesday, October 30th, the campus had the honour of hosting an after work organized by the Entrepreneurship Social & Inclusion Chair and the ADIE association to reveal the “Entrepreneur” talents of the region. “Hosting this type of meeting is fundamental for Montpellier Business School because it touches the school’s core values of equal opportunity and social entrepreneurship,” explains Bruno Ducasse, General Manager of Montpellier Business School.
For Anne Le Bissonnais, project manager for the young local mission of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, sharing experience is essential: “the more we will make women testify to say that entrepreneurship is possible, the more we will tend towards a balance of representation Female -Male among the entrepreneurs, “she explains.
These inspiring portraits were shared in two masterclasses and were rich in feedback and useful advice for any entrepreneur or apprentice.
Prioritize: “hold on to what’s important, and let go of the rest”
The after work started with the intervention of the godmother of the event, Marianne Aya Omac, artist and entrepreneur from the region. “If I had any advice to give to potential entrepreneurs, it is to hold on to what is important and to let go of the rest. As long as we resist a problem, we just feed it and create tension. The real quality of entrepreneurship is not to resist problems. Instead, they must be accepted and considered as events rather than obstacles”.
To know how to play down, let go of the guilt and analyse
One of the goals of this after work was to desecrate entrepreneurship. “We must stop with the image of the entrepreneur who has no life outside of his work. Being a company manager does not mean that you have to spend 12 hours a day at your office to have good results “explains Bénédicte Laurent, founder of Namae Concept.
“Of course, sometimes the personal and professional spheres collide. But the main thing is not to blame yourself for what you do not do for one or the other. It is important to know how to analyse oneself, not forgetting oneself and therefore understanding one’s expectations and one’s relationship with success, money, the role one wants to play in a company and within one’s family.” She completes.
Know how to surround yourself
Emma Nganleu, founder of Reflex Happy, emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurial support when starting a business: “Talking about your project means discovering questions you have not asked yourself. This is the reason why the entourage and associations like Adie have a fundamental role in the launching of a project. “
Within Montpellier Business School, the Entrepreneurship Social & Inclusion Chair has set itself the goal of supporting and training the people furthest from employment in the creation of companies and in particular companies of the ESS.
To learn more about the Entrepreneurship Social & Inclusion Chair, click here.
In line with the strong performance of 2017, the academic results of the Montpellier Business School faculty in 2018 confirm a sustained increase in the number and rank of scientific publications. Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Doctor David Roubaud draws up and analyses this assessment.
2017 was already rich in publications for teachers-researchers of Montpellier Business School, what assessment can you draw from the academic results obtained in 2018?
We continue to experience a great improvement in the academic results and we are as much in quantity as in quality with many rank 1 publications. We have also continued the recruitment of international professors of very high level and coming from great institutions and today 60% of the Montpellier Business School faculty is international, which corresponds to our desire for internationalization.
In terms of numbers, on average we have 1.5 published articles per researcher this year. It’s very productive and powerful in the sense of quality according to the EducPro ranking. The latter has also ranked Montpellier Business School 4th for research in France (Productivity and Power).
From the qualitative point of view, it is also a great collective success: the last 12 months we had 15 rank 1 publications that are the work of 12 different teachers. These publications concern all disciplines and have been published in the most selective reviews of the “FT50”.
Over the last 2 years, we have more than 25 “ranks 1” which involve about twenty permanent professors, recent recruits but also the historical members of the faculty, some having even joined Montpellier Business School 10 years after their doctorate. This is important for us because the academic is above all men and women. And in the end, these are great results that must be maintained.
What are the main research topics of researchers at the Montpellier Business School faculty?
In all of these publications, we find different domains that resonate with the values of Montpellier Business School: we have published on the diversity and overall performance, especially in the “Journal of business ethics” which is FT50, as well as on the Green supply chain, the circular economy, innovation in finance especially around cryptocurrencies or Big Data and Data Science. And of course, entrepreneurship is still a zone of historical strength on which Montpellier Business School researchers produce regularly.
Does this strong evolution of research relate to the arrival of new programs at Montpellier Business School?
Thanks to the power of our research, we get a certain recognition that made foreign universities ask us for the development of DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) that combine research and continuing professional development. With this legitimacy, we opened a DBA in 3 universities in China.
These strengths in research are also valuable when creating programs, as for the launch of new high-level specialties within our Masters of Science on the campus of Montpellier, which are supported by excellent teachers-researchers also passionate about pedagogy.
How do these academic results and these evolutions translate concretely for the students of the Montpellier Business School initial training programs?
This allows for evolutions in terms of course curriculum with more options and enriched common core. In the end, it is a better professionalization that is offered to students in specialized sectors with a strong international dimension. The scientific results of the faculty also make it possible to bring innovations including in pedagogical approaches. To conclude, it is the student experience at Montpellier Business School that benefits from these results.
What future do you imagine for Montpellier Business School?
Montpellier Business School is increasingly intended to shine internationally. This development is built through the work of faculty and field teams in key markets on all continents. At Montpellier Business School, in keeping with our institutional vision, internationalization is inseparable from the pursuit of academic excellence and the defence of values of openness of equal opportunities.
The MOOC Diversity: the result of collaboration between researchers
As part of the Organizations’ Corporate Social Responsibility Day organized by IAE University of Montpellier, the MOOC Diversity: “Inclusion Diversity Inmotion” was inaugurated and marks a step forward in the training of responsible executives, able to support inclusion to maintain sustainable performance over time.
The particularity of this MOOC piloted by Dr Marion Polge from the University of Montpellier: it is the result of collaboration between teachers and researchers from several institutions. Thus, Montpellier Business School was able to participate in the co-construction of this training tool 2.0 thanks to the intervention of the VOAR research group. The Montpellier Business School research professors Dr Magalie Marais, Dr Cédrine Joly, Dr Maryline Meyer and Dr Mélanie Jaeck had the opportunity to take part in several video modules. “Cooperation in research is fundamental and is all the more facilitated when the subject touches on contemporary issues and our values,” explains Dr Magalie Marais.
A training for managers built around crossed views
The MOOC format allows any individual to follow online training at their own pace. This tool is therefore perfectly adaptable to today’s executives’ schedules and targets positions of responsibility: “The subject of diversity and inclusion must be brought to the attention of team managers” explains Dr Magalie Marais.
The MOOC “Inclusion Diversity Inmotion” revolves around a program starting from the definitions and the legal context of the company, then going through the various policies in action, the notion of discrimination and inclusion, to conclude on the conversion of these notions as a tool of performance and competitive advantage. It mixes the theory with professional testimonials in order to transfer the good practices to the managers: “at the end of this training, the participant takes part in a complex managerial simulation using all the notions covered during the MOOC which allows him / her to confront a concrete case of diversity management“, concludes Dr Magalie Marais.
An International Prize to Fight Man-Woman Inequalities in Business
Jane M. Klausman’s “Women in Business” program at Zonta International was created in 1998 to encourage women to pursue a career and positions of responsibility in business. The program seeks to strengthen the voice of women in business by detecting High Potentials and encouraging them to pave the way for real changes for gender equality in the business world.
Sensitive to the fight against gender stereotypes, Fanny Hugé, a final year student of the Grande Ecole Program, was able to stand out thanks to an innovative educational project and thus won the international Zonta award a few days ago in Bulgaria. . She is also the second laureate from Montpellier Business School in 3 years. Benjamin Ferran, Head of Diversity and CSR at Montpellier Business School, said: “the prize takes into account not only the candidates’ studies but also the coherence of their professional project. “
The fight against stereotypes, internationalisation and IT: the three bases of Fanny’s project
To be a contender for the prize, each candidate must develop a personal project representing his / her values. In that regard, Fanny said: “I wanted to build my project around women’s self-censorship. According to Global Study, children enter gender stereotypes as young as ten years old. Explaining to children the dangers of these preconceptions can make a difference.
Fanny then chose to build her project based on the two strong pillars that marked her career: internationalisation and information technologies. “For more than a year, I have been studying alternately at Microsoft. When I applied, one of the recruitment steps was to choose one of the current products and develop a new use for it. The idea was then to use their free video conferencing tool and introduce it into classrooms around the world to create relationships between students around the Globe. This would allow the children to discuss their cultural differences and those who have to travel kilometres before reaching their school to take distance courses. The goal is to build trust, cultivate openness and reduce gender stereotypes. “
“We can make a difference if we believe in a cause and get involved without restrictions”
After winning the award, Fanny continues to refine her career plan and future commitments. “I had the opportunity to meet many women who are actively fighting for women’s rights today. To all the students who would consider participating in this Prize but who think they have no chance, I would like to tell them that nothing is impossible and that they have nothing to lose. You have to learn to trust yourself. We can make a difference if we believe in a cause and if we get involved without counting,” Fanny concludes.
The Financial Times has just published its 2019 world rankings of the best Masters in Management, which is the international reference for Business Schools.
This ranking ranks the top 100 Masters in Management in the world, all accredited by AACSB or Equis.
MBS’s Grande Ecole Programme (MiM) ranks World ‘s 55th best Master in Management.
As last year, 25 French Programs are ranked.
MBS’s Grande Ecole Programme (MiM) ranks is ranked France’s 13th Grande Ecole Programme post-preparatory classes.
This ranking is based on two surveys measuring 17 indicators: one survey of graduates (58% of the score) and one of schools (42%).
At the time of obtaining EQUIS, this ranking reminds us of MBS’ deserved place in the best BSs in the world.