An inside perspective on digital transformation with Amazon, Amadeus and Google

Written on 06 April 2017.


This week, to bring current and future challenges facing leaders directly to the classroom, the EDHEC Global MBA launches two 18-hour core courses devised and taught in collaboration with Amazon, Amadeus and Google. 

By teaming up with these leading international corporations, EDHEC Business School enables MBA participants to develop a deep understanding of the role played by Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence in global business and their impact on operations and supply chain. This tight collaboration stems from an enduring relationship between the academic and business worlds and opens up exciting prospects for these professionals.

Operations and supply chain: discovering the Amazon experience

“Essentials of Operations & Supply Chain with Amazon” is co-taught by EDHEC professor Vincent Van Peteghem and Amazon General Manager Olivier Pellegrini and will include a visit to Amazon’s Fulfilment Center in Montélimar.

“This collaboration is the fruit of a year and a half’s work with Amazon’s talent team… Amazon offers MBA graduates dynamic and highly demanding careers. This direct contact with the company enables participants to get an inside perspective on career opportunities and what drives Amazon’s operational excellence,” explains Sandra Richez, Head of MBA Career and Corporate Relations.

Define a Big Data strategy with Amadeus and Google

“Big Data & Artificial Intelligence @ Work” has been developed by EDHEC professor Karin Kollenz-Quétard in association with Amadeus and Google. On this course, the MBA participants get to define a Big Data strategy for the firm of their choice and, under the direction of Amadeus, take part in a Data Visualization Challenge using Tableau Public with real-time global data. They also tackle challenges related to the use of artificial intelligence alongside Google, and explore associated ethical and legal issues with EDHEC law professor Bjorn Fasterling.

EDHEC, in direct interaction with today’s leading companies

“Through fruitful interaction between large international corporations, our Careers Department, and our faculty, EDHEC ensures our curriculum is adapted to the needs of business and our students are well prepared to take on modern managerial roles across the globe. EDHEC also contributes to the development of the local economy, notably through projects and partnerships with firms operating locally, such as Amadeus in Sophia-Antipolis”, underlines Michelle Sisto, PhD, Director of the Global MBA.

More information on the EDHEC Global MBA: http://www.edhec-mba.com/

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