Jacques Vienne - Grande Ecole Programme through the VAEInterviewee : Jacques Vienne
Activity : Grande Ecole Programme through the VAE
“There was a mismatch between the position I occupied and my basic training.” This is what prompted Jacques Vienne, 53, to use Montpellier Business School’s services. Director of Development for the Frey Group, a commercial urban planning specialist, he has embarked on a process of validation of acquired experience (VAE), which has been particularly the right way to go for him: thanks to this decision, he has obtained a degree in line with his current responsibilities, a second-year Master’s in management.
So a nice consecration for a career nicely led. Jacques Vienne finished his studies by obtaining a university degree of technology (DUT) then he immediately started to work. He has a series of positions of responsibility in commercial urban planning. After 13 years with Decathlon, then two with Bouygues Immobilier in Spain, he was recruited in 2003 by the Frey Group which entrusted him with the development of its Spanish business before adding the southern French sector. There, Jacques Vienne once again made an impression by allowing his group to take charge of the commercial aspect of the vast real estate project “Ode à la mer”, launched by the Montpellier Metropolis. It was on this occasion that he settled in the city: “It was the right time to undertake a VAE approach. Montpellier Business School, in partnership with Les 2 Rives, offered exactly what I was looking for”.
Today, he continues to praise the welcome and professionalism of the Ecole Supérieure de Management’s teams (the Montpellier Graduate School of Management’s teams). “Thanks to them, I understood precisely what VAE and its issues were. I benefited from an effective and personalised coached follow-up, which is fundamental to stay focused on your objectives and an excellent assistance from those who accompanied me”. Jacques Vienne thus draws a more than positive assessment of his decision: “For me, it was a personal challenge and I am reassured because, today, my degrees are well in line with my position. And, even though the question does not even rise for me, it enhances my skills in the job market.”