Written on 26 September 2012.
Over a three-day period, students were introduced to EDHEC and to its services to students, got details about their programmes, life on campus, and engaged in discussions with alumni and companies. Students were also introduced to the EDHEC Career Centre and were briefed on the “Talent Identification & Career Development” (TI&CD) programme that started mid-September.
International students are well represented with 36% enrolled in both MIM and MSc programmes. Most MSc programmes, such as the MSc in Arts & NGO Management and the MSc in Finance, have more international students than French. In all, 55 nationalities are represented, with students from Algeria, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Morocco, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, the US, and the whole of Europe, among others.
In Lille, the year began for more than 1,000 students (705 enrolled in the MIM BM track and 379 in MScs) with roundtables, master classes and alumni presentations. Hugo Kunetz (class of 1990), president North America for L’Oréal PPD, talked with second-year students about the challenges faced today and tomorrow by managers. Michaël Boumendil (class of 1994), president and chief creative officer of Sixième Son, talked about his passion for challenges, his view of music as a language—above all for brands—during what was a genuine one-man show. MSc in Marketing Management students were welcomed by Nicolas Liabeuf, VP marketing France at Unilever, corporate sponsor of the programme. Nicolas Liabeuf gave students an inside look at the issues and the daily routine of an executive working in a company known for its marketing prowess.
In Nice, 653 students, of whom 40% are international, were welcomed by Pascale Viala, new Director of the Financial Economics Track. 313 students joined the MIM FE Track—39% of them are international, representing 35 nationalities. 340 students are enrolled in the MSc programmes, of which 41% are international. As for Lille, students enrolled in both MIM and MSc programmes in Nice were welcomed by alumni such as Johanna Bardon (class of 2007), accountant at L’Oréal, David Abastado (class of 2010), auditor at PwC, and Julien Boulenger (class of 2010), strategy consultant at Olivier Wyman, who spoke about the beginnings of their careers and encouraged discussions about networks.
Franck Vigo, interactive division director at Oxylane, Alexandre Menais, senior vice-president of Atos International, Stéphane Baller, partner with Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats, and Véronique Rossi, legal director of Redcats, were likewise among the senior executives who welcomed our new students.