EDHEC celebrates the start of a new school year

Written on 01 October 2013.


the start of a new school year

EDHEC Business School kicked off the new academic year in September with the arrival of hundreds of international students from around the world eager to get started in the 2-year Master in Management, "Grande Ecole" programme, or in the 1-year, Masters of Science degrees. The school also celebrated the grand opening of a 5 000 m2 extension on its Nice campus.

New international students (Master in Management & Masters of Science) - representing more than 40 different nations - got a warm welcome from Dean Olivier Oger and the faculty. They were also greeted by current students who were happy to help the new arrivals settle in and get used to life in France.
To access our 2013/2014 International Student Class Profile figures, follow the links: Master in Management / Masters of Science.

New student Shuo Zhang, 24, from China, was excited to start her studies. "I am happy to be here at EDHEC," said the MiM, Business Management student as she toured the Lille campus, which is similar to those in the U.S., with lush lawns and comfy dorms. "I like the campus, the trees, the sports facility and the park – it’s beautiful, like a dream!"

Besides its campus, EDHEC Lille also offers a high-tech auditorium, comfortable student lounge, and impressive sports facility, one that includes an indoor swimming pool, weight-training room, and basketball court. Other campus amenities include a cafeteria and self-serve food court. There’s even an elegant mansion dedicated to executive education!

On the Nice campus, which offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, new students met with current students as part of the annual Buddies Day, an event aimed at helping new arrivals to adapt to life at EDHEC. The friendships that are made during this event are often those that last the longest, stretching far beyond EDHEC classrooms.

At Nice, international arrivals also got the chance to tour the new extension, which includes 4 amphitheatres, several modern meeting rooms, a gym, state-of- the-art library, and a learning and media centre.

EDHEC by the numbers

  • 6 000 students in degree programmes and 10 000 professionals in continuing education programmes
  • 17 diploma programmes, including ESPEME (EDHEC BBA), Masters in Management (Grande Ecole), 10 Masters of Sciences, MBA, EMBA, PhD in Finance & Executive Education programmes
  • 23 000 participants for conferences and seminars organised in 28 countries
  • 134 professors (49% of whom are international ) and 810 visiting professors
  • 13 research and teaching chairs
  • 5 campuses - Lille, Nice, Paris, London and Singapore
  • Triple Accreditation from EQUIS - AACSB - AMBA

At EDHEC, our mission is to provide the finest management and finance education available to our students and executives, and to produce useful research and training for the corporate world. Our motto, “EDHEC for Business,” sums up our dedication to develop academic research that has real-world implications for our corporate partners, our students, and society at large.




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