Why EDHEC

Created by and for entrepreneurs, EDHEC has embodied the fundamental values of business for over a century.

A mindset that sets us apart

Created by and for entrepreneurs, EDHEC has embodied the fundamental values of business for over a century.
Our aim is to pass on the keys to business success to new generations of managers and entrepreneurs, spreading the conviction that companies can have a positive impact on the economy and on society as a whole.

 

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Independence

Keen to protect its independence in action for the last 110 years, EDHEC relies on its own resources to fund and guide its development. It also exercises full autonomy in its academic and scientific strategy.

Pragmatism

Since its establishment in 1906, EDHEC has built its reputation on pragmatism and a teaching approach focused on business. The key tools, knowledge and behaviour of business are passed on to generations of managers.

Non-conformism

Through its unusual model, the content of its programmes and the value of its research, EDHEC nurtures its differences, encouraging students and teachers to think outside the box and foster their leadership qualities.

Entrepreneurial spirit

A business school for business, EDHEC trains generations of quick-thinking, inventive and resourceful entrepreneurs and managers who can change the rules of the game to take the teams and projects entrusted to them further.

Open-mindedness

Because effectiveness in business is borne out of being unique, EDHEC places great importance on diversity and a combination of cultures, profiles, practices and disciplines in its teaching and operations.

 

 

Our brand signature :

Since 2016, Make an Impact has embodied the ambition that EDHEC’s business-focused strategy of 2005 sought to achieve.
Make an Impact is an affirmative position that powerfully asserts the School's intentions and added value. It conveys a strong message, a call to action and an invitation to rewrite the rules.

  • For teachers and partners, resulting in a teaching method and contributions useful to the world of business.
  • For the students and managers who attend EDHEC courses and acquire unique personal and professional experience.
  • For society as a whole, which benefits from the School's ability to anticipate change and its positive impact on the economy and global business.

 

A symbolic logo: a man walking

EDHEC first worked with French sculptor Nathalie Decoster at the beginning of the 2000s. Originally from the Lille region but living and working in Paris, her monumental works are exhibited all around the world, from Los Angeles to Shanghai, from New York to São Paulo.

For EDHEC, Nathalie Decoster created a bronze sculpture of a man walking next to a circle, representing both the student's journey within the School and mankind's relationship with the world. It was the obvious choice for the EDHEC emblem and the starting point for its logo.

 

 

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