Honorary Dean of EDHEC Business School
Starting with a clear ambition – to be the school that is most useful and creates the most value for businesses – we have defined a plan of action that aims to speed up our internationalisation, develop our offering and spread the fruits of our applied research more widely.
This vision was rapidly embodied in multiple structuring projects: development of our budgetary resources, reinforcement of the teaching faculty through cutting-edge recruitment worldwide, intake of higher numbers of students, new educational programmes and innovations, rollout of a new brand platform, etc.
Through the reputation of the EDHEC Infrastructure Institute in Singapore, we have reaped the rewards with a larger international footprint, new academic partnerships (for example with Stanford and Boston University) and the successful launch of chairs and research units of excellence.
Today EDHEC continues to grow at the ambitious rate anticipated by its strategic plan. This is proof of the relevance of our model and our choices. And confirmation that the EDHEC for Business 2020 objective really is within our reach: to be one of the top business schools in Europe and recognised for our impact on business.
A non-profit association under French Law 1901, EDHEC has set up a unique governance that involves the corporate world in decisions relating to its strategy and development.
EDHEC’s governance is based on three main bodies. The Executive Committee manages all of the Group’s programmes and activities in France and overseas. It accomplishes its mission by following the recommendations of the Board of Governors, the International Advisory Board and the Ethics Board, all made up primarily of EDHEC graduates and partner company representatives worldwide. The desire to open up to stakeholders comes from the business world and is filtered down as far as programme coordination, where each programme has its own Advisory Board with individuals qualified in the design of academic content.
Board of Governors
Ex officio members
International Advisory Board (IAB)
Made up of international names from academia and business, the International Advisory Board is responsible for steering EDHEC in its international strategy. Each research or programme unit also has its own Advisory Board in order to meet expectations of the world of international business.
“To be the school that contributes innovative ideas to businesses” is the goal of the EDHEC Business School, and this is firmly embodied in the creation of the Ethics Board. Made up of business leaders and teachers, this committee goes beyond the academic analysis of ethical challenges to compare them with expectations of the business world and society.
A belief embedded in the DNA of EDHEC since its founding is that excellence in training must be accessible to a wide range of profiles, based on academic merit rather than merely on a candidate’s financial capacities.
To attract and reward talent, and to encourage cultural and social diversity on campus, the School runs various schemes and offers assistance to students to finance their studies.
A fundraising appeal targeted at EDHEC graduates and partner companies has enabled the coffers of social and welfare bursaries granted each year to be considerably strengthened in just a few years, currently benefiting almost 20% of students. The success of EDHEC4ALL is proof of the strength of the EDHEC network, with its community of generous alumni and partners who care about the needs of young generations of students.
- Interest-free loans, repayable within four years of graduation.
- Study bursaries, based on social and academic criteria.
- International mobility bursaries, to finance a study project or foreign stay.
- Banking partnerships to obtain preferential loans.
Independence is a driver and a hallmark of EDHEC, whose budget is 96% funded by tuition fees and partner companies.
Launched in 2010, a fundraising campaign contributed significantly to the School’s development and its rise through the ranks of the best business schools in Europe. Bolstered by numerous graduates and partner companies, this collective effort has helped to finance the expansion and modernisation of the campuses, along with the bursary programme and many educational innovations.
EYE: supporting the entrepreneurs of tomorrow
The Act for EDHEC campaign plays a vital role in the success of the EDHEC Young Entrepreneurs incubator: donors contribute to the hatching of tomorrow's large companies – just like the 100 projects that have already been developed, creating 650 jobs.
EDHEC4ALL: a real commitment to equal opportunities
Another important investment made possible by the Act for EDHEC campaign is the EDHEC4ALL programme, which marks the School's commitment to social and cultural diversity. This ambitious student support scheme aims to achieve educational excellence and has handed out more than 1,000 bursaries in five years, while the amount of the bursary has doubled.
PILAB: preparing the lessons of tomorrow
The Pedagogic Innovation Lab is one of a kind, giving the teaching faculty the means to devise an interactive, collaborative and connected education for the future: classroom multimedia experiments, e-learning, immersion, innovative programmes, etc.