Montpellier Business School 1897

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Founded in 1897, Montpellier Business School is today triple accredited AACSB, AMBA and EFMD-EPAS.Its Master Grande École or “Master in Management” programme (formerly known “ESC Montpellier”) is among the top 15 best French Masters Grandes Écoles (Challenge, Le Point, Le Figaro, Le Parisien) and placed 46th in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2016 global rankings.

Key figures and rankingsA European Grande École in Management in numbers
120 years of history
Triple accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, EFMD-EPAS
80+ participating faculty

35% of students pay no tuition fees

+ 150 foreign university partners across 37 countries
Around 300 students from partner universities each year
68: the number of countries in which alumni live
25%: the percentage of international students on campus

14-month minimum company internship
50 professional specializations on the Montpelliérain site
Several thousand internship opportunities per year
70% of students recruited before receiving their degree
Nearly 14,000 alumni members in the alumni association
A Business Club grouping together committed Major Company Partners from more than 30 major national and international companiesKey performance metrics for student achievement
Retention rates
Average retention rates over the last four years:
Bachelor program: 98%
Master Program: 99%
E MBA program: 95%


Bachelor courses:

Masters Courses:

The Executive MBA is a cross-functional management leadership programme

Master of Science (MSc) in Marketing

→ Master of Science (MSc) in Finance

→ Master of Science (MSc) in International Business

→ Master of Science (MSc) in Global Business

→ Master of Science (MSc) in Digital Management

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Montpellier Business School, a Grande École, is heir to a long tradition of teaching based on the needs of businesses and markets. Founded in 1897 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Montpellier, the school has succeeded in continually refining its specialized instruction in management sciences over the years in order to adapt its programmes to constant changes in local and global economic environments.

The institution’s aim is “to be a leading European business school in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region that is internationally recognized for its values, its academic excellence and its concern for global responsibility and performance, which characterizes its operations, stakeholders and results.”

A Business School in Southern EuropeAn exceptional environment for living and studying
The school’s location and campusMontpellier Business School is located on a lovely wooded 6-acre campus in northeast Montpellier, near the General Council of Hérault, the Jean Monnet high school and the Sanofi-Aventis Laboratories and about five kilometers (three miles) from the city center and 20 minutes from the beach. Located at the intersection of a recently built network of roads, the school has two entrances and is easily accessible. It also benefits from a unified public transportation network, particularly the TRAM, which reaches the campus in 15 minutes from the Saint Roch SNCF train station: TRAM Line 3 to the “Hôtel du département” stop (opposite the entrance to the school) or the “Pilory” stop. Bus Line 7 serves the campus, passing every 15 minutes.The TAM website (the Montpellier Transportation Authority):
The 14,000 m² (150.69 ft²) of surface area are distributed between seven buildings of various sizes. The parking area has 400 spots for vehicles and a zone reserved for “two-wheelers.” Six parking spaces are reserved for persons with reduced mobility (PRM). The entire campus is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. There is an integrated security system in place, incorporating security guards and a video surveillance device.

The mission of Montpellier Business School is “to train, through our higher education programmes, managers that are strong in their diversity, aware of their global responsibility in carrying out their missions, and able to adapt to changes in local, national and international environments.” (By ‘global’, we understand societal, economic and environmental responsibility).

Learning spaces and teaching methodsClassroomsOut of the 2,500 students in all Montpellier Business School programmes, only 1,825 are actually present at any one time on the Montpellier campus. This is due to the instructional design of the Montpellier Business School Master Grande École programme and the Bachelor of International Business Administration programme, both of which require all students to spend one year in a company and most students to spend one academic year abroad. To accommodate these 1,825 students – including international students participating in academic exchanges – who are on campus from September to June, the institution has:• 52 classrooms with a capacity of 12 to 75 students,
• a large amphitheater with 470 seats (including 11 reserved for PRM),
• an amphitheater with 134 seats,
• a “flat” amphitheater with 79 seats (including 4 reserved for PRM).
• various spaces available to students for group work.

This group of spaces has a total capacity of 2,912 seats.