Our identity & our strategy
Position ourselves as a driver and catalyst for innovative, research-based learning initiatives by creating programmes and experiences in keeping with a vision for entrepreneurship for individuals and organizations, both national and international.
“Train humanist leaders for the digital era, who have an entrepreneurial mindset and are capable of designing and implementing innovative strategies, with the aim of improving the social and economic performance of organizations.”
This vision is embodied in our educational signature « DIVE » – Developer. Innovator. Value Creator. Entrepreneur – which is applied to all our programs.
→ A special focus on entrepreneurship, business development and innovation in order to train students and managers capable of identifying and developing new horizons, of pushing back the boundaries of a company in a world where uncertainty and ambiguity are constants.
→ Humanism 3.0 is at the heart of our teaching thanks to courses in geopolitics, design, general culture and “soft skills” as well as in coding, big data, design thinking and new business models so that our students and executive participants become “digital natives”
→ Understanding of “performance” in all its forms – economic, financial, human, environmental and societal –in order to train responsible, committed business leaders.
Ambition & Commitment: We set high standards. We encourage them to be leaders who make a real difference in companies and in society. We encourage them to be leaders who make a real difference in companies and in society.
→ Creativity: We challenge preconceived ideas. We are problem solving oriented and do not hesitate to think outside the box. We encourage our students, our stakeholders, to step outside their comfort zone and challenge themselves.
→ Diversity & Openness: We consider openness, diversity and cooperation to be intrinsically linked. We are convinced of the necessity and the power of networks in an increasingly complex and connected world.
→ Responsibility:Social responsibility is a state of mind that must characterize all our decisions. Indeed, a leader needs to develop a holistic vision of performance and value creation. They embrace the values of fair leadership. Indeed, a leader needs to develop a holistic vision of performance and value creation. They embrace the values of fair leadership.
Our strategic plan “Proud2beEDC 2022”
Our strategic plan “Proud2beEDC 2022” is the fruit of a collaborative effort that lasted nearly six months and involved our various stakeholders: school management, alumni, teaching staff, employees and of course students.
→ A hallmark teaching approach called D.I.V.E. is applied to all our programs and has led to the establishment of a proprietary skills framework
- “Developer”: our students learn to open up new markets, sell new products and services and more globally to broaden their organisation’s scope
- “Innovator”: our students are capable of conceiving new business models and identifying new levers for growth thanks to mastery of digital technology issues, the ability to work with people from different backgrounds and thorough knowledge of the major issues affecting society.
- “Value Creator”: faced with the 21st century’s many issues, our students develop an overall understanding of performance: economic/financial, societal and environmental.
- “Entrepreneur”: every student must feel capable of creating or taking over a company, whether it be in the new economy or in a more conventional sector.
3 strategic objectives:
→ To be recognised as THE Grande Ecole for work-study courses and experience-based teaching
→ To be recognised as THE Grande Ecole for close ties between students and companies
→ To remain THE reference Grande Ecole for entrepreneurship and management in luxury.