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KEDGE Business School

KEDGE Business School is a French management school with 4 campuses in France (Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille and Toulon) and 3 abroad (2 in China in Shanghai and Suzhou, and 1 in Africa in Dakar), KEDGE counts 12,600 students (including 25% foreign students), 183 full-time faculty members (44% of which are international), 275 international academic partners and 54,000 alumni across the world.

Already holding AACSB and AMBA accreditations, KEDGE Business School has joined the very select circle of EQUIS fully accredited business schools across the world.

Fewer than 100 business schools across the world have EQUIS accreditation for 5 years. In its report confirmed by the EQUIS Awarding Body, the auditors highlighted the important work accomplished in recent years and identified ten strengths for which KEDGE was deemed to be above international standards (i.e. commitment of the Board of Directors, excellence of KEDGE's personal and professional development programs, excellent student and attendee employability, quality of business relationships, relevance of these ties to the School's activities and relations with alumni, teacher-researchers' research performance). Among the 101 dimensions which are deemed essential for a business school, there were no business school dimensions where KEDGE was below these standards.

In addition to the 275 academic partner universities with which KEDGE organizes student exchanges, the special feature of the School’s international development lies in its decision to establish itself in a strategic country with one or more prestigious, solid, local partners, with whom it develops high-level degree courses for local students and professionals.

The practice of establishing offshore campuses has been a key component of the KEDGE international strategy for over 13 years, beginning with our collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and eventually opening campuses, Suzhou, China (2010), and in Dakar, Senegal (2010). This strategy of offshore campus development responded to both academic and economic goals. Academic goals include the strengthening of our positioning, the internationalization of the faculty and student body by recruiting internationally, the offer to KEDGE students of additional opportunities for study abroad, increased research opportunities by developing bases in emerging countries, and the development of pedagogical engineering. The choice of having two campuses in China responds to the need to serve different publics (executive in Shanghai, pre-experience in Suzhou). Economic goals include the access to new markets (in terms of student recruitment), and the offer of new opportunities to European firms or to firms located in the countries where we have campuses (executive education offer, internships, job offers, corporate events).

With a portfolio of 32 programs in management for students and executives, KEDGE Business School also develops customized educational programs for specific corporate needs worldwide. All programs are defined in terms of skills relating to the employment market. In terms of graduate international skills, programs cultivate language skills, geo-strategic awareness, action-learning abroad and self-knowledge coupled with openness to other cultures. A policy of curriculum internationalization has been implemented and a growing number of management courses are taught in English, especially for programs such as KEDGE Bachelor, International BBA, “Grande Ecole” Master program or Masters of Science.

Personal development and learning by doing are the pillars of the KEDGE teaching strategy. As a trailblazer in the field, we are convinced that learning through projects and experience profoundly changes students' personal and professional development and prepares them for the issues they will face as future managers.

The school is internationally recognized for the management research it conducts in the areas covered by its centers of excellence and specialisms in Marketing, CSR, Supply Chain, Wine & Spirits, Health Management, Creative Industries & Culture, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Finance reconsidered. The research emerging from the school contributes to strengthening the quality of its teaching, the performance of companies and public bodies, and the increase of knowledge within the academic management community. KEDGE Business School transforms people, organizations and environments.

Paris – Bordeaux – Marseille – Toulon – Shanghai – Suzhou - Dakar