The Grande Ecole and Bachelor Programmes graduation ceremony took place Saturday 15th of December at the Zenith Sud in Montpellier. A moving and solemn moment.
The Grande Ecole and Bachelor Programmes graduation ceremony will be held this Saturday 15th 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 Facebook page of Montpellier Business School.
But that is not all ! For even more interactions, the graduation ceremony will be “Live Tweeted”. Your tweets will be posted on the video streaming as well as on the Zenith’s screen, you just need to use the hashtag #MBSGraduate on Twitter.
Finally, to keep you going until the D-Day, we invite you to discover the teaser of the 2018 graduation ceremony:
Published on Wednesday 21st of November, Le Figaro’s 2019 ranking of business schools ranked Montpellier Business School and its Grande Ecole Programme in the 13th position among post-preparatory business schools (14th for all schools combined).
This 13th place is mainly synonymous with strong growth since MBS has moved up 4 places in this ranking which “highlights academic excellence, corporate relations and the international outreach of schools”.
Also synonymous with recognition for MBS, this 13th place is in line with the most recent national and international rankings: 12th for le Parisien and Challenges, 13th for l’Etudiant, 13th for the Financial Times and 10th for QS.
Published on Tuesday, November 6th, the new “General ranking of the major management schools of 2019” of l’Etudiant magazine classifies the Montpellier Business School as the 13th best major post-preparatory class Management school (14th of all schools).
With 38 major schools ranked this year and despite the increasingly strong and qualitative competition, this 13th place, which is a recognition for MBS, confirms the progress made in 2018 in this national ranking.
Among the three main sub-criteria highlighted by l’Etudiant, it should be noted that MBS moved up a place in “Academic Excellence” (11th) and “International Excellence” (13th), and 2 places in “Proximity with businesses” (12th).
This place in the French Top 15 is also a confirmation of MBS’ progression in the most recent national and international rankings: 12th for Le Parisien and Challenges, 13th in France for the Financial Times and 10th for QS.
Yann Jouannic, a 2000 graduate of the MBS Grande Ecole Programme (management control specialisation), currently works in the film industry in Montreal, Canada. At 43 years old, he remembers the years spent at MBS and tells us about his rich and unique career. A journey that even led him to win the 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Visual Effects!
What has been your career path within Montpellier Business School?
I had joined the first year of the MBS Programme after a preparatory class (two academic years) for Grandes Ecoles. If I had chosen MBS it was because of the quality and diversity of its programmes as well as its international outlook. During my studies, I had the opportunity to do an internship in London, to get involved in the student association Le Bureau des Arts, to take a year off to acquire professional experience in management control at Canal+ financial department and then to take up the post of management controller at PSG during my last year.
What do you remember from these MBS years?
Openness, especially to the international economy, and gaining a general understanding of business management. And not to mention the adaptability and flexibility to changes in the environment. I also remember the organization of the short film festival! This experience then was only the beginning of my involvement in a career where I have always tried to find a way to combine my work and my passion for cinema. MBS is also about meeting other students who have become 20-year-old friends!
How did your “after MBS” go?
Not at all as I imagined it as a student! In fact, after 6 years of management control at Canal+, rather than continuing and evolving within a financial department, I turned to film production. I started from scratch to learn how to prepare for and organize a film shoot as a studio manager. I think that my ability to adapt, my general vision of management and above all my willingness have allowed me to progress and gradually take responsibility for all kinds of projects, from independent French films to American blockbusters.
What is your job status now?
I am a project manager in production at VFX in Montreal. These are the visual effects in post-production of the films, i.e. after the shooting. I work on a daily basis with clients and producers, as well as VFX artists and supervisors to plan projects and determine resource needs etc. To explain a little to those who wonder what this is all about, the examples that would be easier to be understood by the spectators are those where imaginary environments are created to replace the green landscape behind the actors.
What advice would you give to future MBS graduates?
Keep an open mind about the opportunities that may arise. Don’t forget what you really want to do and what you are passionate about. A degree in management has the advantage of being very general and opening all of the doors if you’re able to use up all of your will power on it. The opportunities do not stop with CAC40 companies or the large multinationals that are talked about every day in the media. You will probably not all going to end up CEOs, but you can all express yourselves successfully and at the same time improve 2 or 3 things around you.
Carolina and Atik arrived in Montpellier in early September. They are MBS Foundation for Equal Opportunities’ new international excellence scholarship recipients. They have joined the 2nd year of the Grande Ecole programme’s English track, and are already well integrated after a short period of adaptation, including 3 weeks of intensive French classes.
A native of Venezuela, Carolina completed her Bachelor’s degree at Simon Bolivar University in Caracas. She is passionate about management and already has a business creation project that she is looking to set up in her country after her studies in France. Carolina is also convinced that the path to success lies in “optimizing human resources and promoting an open, innovative and diverse environment“.
For his part, Atik comes from Bangladesh and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Limkokwing Creative Technology in Malaysia. Before joining MBS, he was supported by the French Embassy in Dhaka, which allowed him to learn some basic French. Passionate about sports, Atik’s project is to help his family’s business grow upon his return to his country thanks to the teaching carried out during the Grande Ecole Programme.
Every year, the Montpellier Business School Foundation for Equal Opportunities is issuing a call for applications for 2 international excellence scholarship grants, offered intended to students coming from several countries selected by the members of the Executive Committee: developing countries or countries facing particular difficulties (war situations or very severe economic hurdles). Countries such as Syria, Haiti, Colombia, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Mali have already been represented by the various winners since the international excellence scholarship was created in 2012.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the reference body for its world university rankings, has just published its 2019 ranking of the best business Masters in Management and Finance in the world.
Montpellier Business School has recorded several very good results, starting with a national top 10 and an increase of 5 places worldwide! The MBS Grande Ecole Programme thus takes 10th place in France among the top business schools and 66th in the world. This new good ranking follows that of the Financial Times 2018, which ranked MBS 52nd in the world and 13th among the best Grande Ecole programmes in France.
In addition, the MBS Master of Science in Marketing ranks 7th in France for Masters in Marketing degrees (46th worldwide) and the MSc in Finance ranks 9th best Master in Finance in France (101st worldwide).
The QS rankings take into account 5 main criteria which are the employability of graduates, the diversity of students and faculty members, the intellectual leadership, the price-quality ratio of the training (return on investment) and alumni salaries. In other good news, Montpellier Business School obtains a score of 100/100 in Diversity and thus occupies the 1st place in France and worldwide, based on this criterion.
The Financial Times’ new ranking of the world’s best Masters in Management was published on Monday 10 September and the MBS Grande Ecole Programme posted a very good result, ranking 52nd. Despite the context of ever-increasing international competition and the entry into the ranking of 5 new schools, MBS has moved up one place compared to 2017, while remaining the 13th best Grande Ecole programme in France.
The 2018 Financial Times Ranking, which is considered as a global benchmark, includes the top 100 Masters in Management in the world, representing 27 countries. And among the indicators considered this year, MBS is making significant progress in terms of “the international mobility of graduates”, “the efficiency of its career service” and “the percentage of international professors”. On this last item, Montpellier Business School even moved from 26th to 16th place worldwide.
Recognized as the most prestigious international ranking, this 2018 Financial Times ranking confirms the recent good rankings of the MBS Grande Ecole programme with a 13th place in the 2018 SIGEM national rankings and a 12th place in Le Parisien 2018 rankings.