July Edition 2012


Archive for juillet, 2012


IESEG is the first business school in France with a 5 year program taught in English awarded for highest standard of international management education. By obtaining this label of excellence IESEG joins a selected group of 139 schools worldwide. This accreditation confirms the reputation of IESEG as one of the top business schools in France (ranked 8th in 2010 and 2011 by leading student magazine L’Etudiant).
Key deciding factors for granting accreditation to IESEG School of Management were, among others, the international dimension of the School’s programs and the quality of faculty, excellence in teaching and especially in research. IESEG is only one of two Business Schools in France associated with CNRS, the French National Centre for Scientific Research.

The school is the 18th French higher education institution receiving this prestigious label. However – and this is a little revolution in the country – IESEG is the first accredited Grande Ecole not part of the preparatory class system. Taking two years of preparatory classes after the baccalaureate (high school diploma) is the traditional French way that students gain sufficient ranking to enter the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country for a further three years of education.

At IESEG the program starts directly after the baccalaureate without the two years of preparatory class. This way the IESEG program is adapted to worldwide common standards. The program takes up to five years and is completely conceived in the English language.

Jean-Philippe Ammeux, Dean of IESEG School of Management says: “The Equis accreditation is a fantastic starting point for us to develop new international programs and new partnerships, recruit more international students and faculty and to improve the placement of our students on a worldwide level.”


IESEG’s MSc in Fashion Management is a one-year specialized program to be launched in September 2013 on IESEG Paris campus. The objective of the program is to develop global competitive fashion management talents and to promote the exchange of experience and best strategies in the international fashion arena in order to meet industry demand for top diverse management talent. The program is taught entirely in English, but is inclusive of French language classes. It consists of two semesters of classes and one internship (minimum two months, maximum six months) as well as an optional one-week study in Milan. The Program courses will be based on management, creation, conceptualization, and communication with a commitment to producing well rounded fashion managers. This specialized program will welcome students from our partner university Renmin University (International College of Suzhou, China) through a 2-year joint program, as well as French and international individual applicants.

For more information please go to http://www.ieseg.fr/programmes/msc-in-fashion-management/


We are excited to present our new IÉSEG logo at a moment where the school is developing in a fast and dynamic way. It seems obvious to us to see this growth and development reflected by a new visual identity. In 2011 we started a rebranding project consisting of several parts: Definition of IÉSEG’s unique positioning, creation of a unique and recognizable brand with a new visual identity, a new logo and a new website presentation (which will be going live very soon). The new IÉSEG logo combines two elements, an emblem and the IÉSEG lettering. The emblem has the form of a globe composed of several small shapes, differently coloured and of different sizes. The globe stands for the Internationalisation at IÉSEG at all levels and becomes at the same time a symbol for the strong community spirit at the school. The small coloured shapes represent the diversity of cultures and backgrounds coming together (students, staff, faculty, corporate, alumni…) and becoming part of the IÉSEG community. One small shape of the globe has been removed and used in the accented ‘É’ in IÉSEG. Regarding the choice of colors, we must remember above all that yellow is the color of openness and social contact: It is associated with friendship and brotherhood as well as knowledge. The color orange is energizing and invigorating. It is often associated with creativity and communication, as it signifies optimism and openness. IÉSEG believes that the only way to succeed in this borderless world is through understanding business from the perspective of different cultures, corporations and individuals. We believe creating the right environment for study here in France, with the opportunity to learn in English and study abroad, fosters the ideal conditions for multiculturalism.

Once again the IESEG International Summer Academy in Paris opens its doors during 4 weeks in July for students from all over the world. This year around 140 participants will discover the Parisian way of life while taking part in an intensive course program about international management and business. They will be lectured by 25 professors of 14 different nationalities and benefit this way from a truly multicultural environment. For the first time this year, a second program for advanced students, “The Postgraduate Summer Academy” offers courses with an emphasis on sustainable management. For many of the attendees it is their first stay in Paris (ranked by QS 1st Best Student City 2012) and even in Europe. To make everybody feel comfortable and at home, the experienced Summer Academy team members Marta Marcheva, Ricky Young and Maria Consuelo Barrios help with all questions concerning daily life in this overwhelming European capital and accompany students on a variety of leisure time activities. Besides a challenging academic program, a wide variety of exciting activities are organized to help gain a deeper insight into French culture.

To begin with, the “welcome weekend” includes a Bateaux Mouches boat tour along the river Seine and a visit to Versailles. Vive la France!


At our IESEG campuses in Lille and Paris we are delighted to frequently welcome visitors from our international partner universities. In June we were honored to be host for:

Good news for foreign students and graduates: A controversial government circular making it harder for non-EU graduates to work in this country will shortly be scrapped. New interior Minister Manuel Valls said the circular is to be annulled. Cancelling it was one of President Hollande’s campaign promises.
The circular has limited opportunities for foreign students to stay and work after graduation in France.

At a meeting with representatives of the interior, higher education and social affairs ministries, student leaders were told the circular would be annulled from 31 May, and a favorable replacement, to be published in the next few days, would apply both to cases currently under examination and to new cases. The visa process should go back to its previous form, where foreign graduates could prolong their stay in France by obtaining an open ended work contract (CDI) from a French company.

For further information:

This semester, the International Relations Department has travelled abroad to promote the school and its programs

through various events:


  • Australian Exchange Fair Circuit (IEAA International Education Association of Australia), circuit organized by Australian universities inviting their partner universities to promote their exchange programs. Meetings and Study Abroad Fairs of existing partners (participation of Mathilde Liénard).
  • APAIE (Asia Pacific Association for International Education) in Bangkok, Thailand. APAIE is an international organization whose aim is to activate and strengthen the internationalization of higher education in the Asia-Pacific. Meetings of existing and potential partners (participation of Pascal Ameye).
  • NAFSA’s Annual Conference & Expo in Houston, USA. NAFSA (National Association of Foreign Student Advisers) is the North American version of APAIE. Association of professionals and world leader in international education, facilitating exchanges of best practices, training and professional development, networking and promotion of international education. Meetings of existing and potential partners (participation of Marta Vazquez and Steve Murdoch).
  • Visits to partner universities: Turkey (Hélène Guinard), Denmark (Coralie Leducq), USA, Thailand and Singapore.
  • Visits to potential partners: Morocco (Hanane Elkouari and Steve Murdoch), USA, China, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Cameroon.
  • Promotion of the International Summer Academy: USA and Canada (Marta Marcheva).