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Companies are, in many ways, the key partners of Montpellier Business School, whose goal is to maintain, diversify and develop closer relations with companies for at least the three following main reasons:

First of all, because companies are part of the DNA of Montpellier Business School.
Companies participate in the governance of Montpellier Business School, which was founded by entrepreneurs - members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Montpellier - who wanted their region to have an institution of higher education specializing in the fields of business and management (1897). Thus was born the Montpellier Business School on July 16, 1897 (Official Gazette of July 22, 1897). This institution later became the Montpellier Business School (in 1987) to integrate the various undergraduate and continuing professional development programmes that had developed over the past decades both around and with the Business School.

Secondly, because the permanent and organized presence of companies in the educational process guarantees that the teaching and research activities of Montpellier Business School are adapted to current and future management and business management realities.
Close ties between companies and schools of management are essential for students and teachers. Indeed, this closeness, which should be akin to osmosis, ensures that the students’ education will be concrete and in line with the developments in management they encounter in the professional assignments integrated into their studies, during the course of their many and varied internships or employment and in the courses and conferences given by company managers. Close ties with businesses also ensure relevance for students who take the apprenticeship path to complete the programmes. It also guarantees that the lessons given by the faculty of Montpellier Business School will be based on research that is also tied to the realities of entrepreneurial pragmatism in an internationalized business environment. Students in the Group’s programmes will thus take their first productive steps in their future professions and begin to build great resumes even before they graduate.

And finally, because Montpellier Business School must serve as a driver of business development through applicable research.
Companies contribute to the quality of our education programmes, and we, through the generation of new knowledge, particularly in “management innovation and entrepreneurship,” our specialty fields, help companies discover new levers of economic performance compatible with the values of diversity and social and environmental responsibility. We achieve this fair and natural return to companies through offering them consulting and training activities, which we adapt to each company and each market.

If you are looking for continuing professional development:

- If you are interested in the Executive MBA programme, we welcome you to contact us by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by telephone at + 33 (0) 4 67 10 28 52

- If you are interested in other continuing professional development programmes, we welcome you to contact the Department of Development and Business Affairs by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by telephone at + 33 (0) 4 67 10 28 61

If you are looking for interns, apprentices or experienced managers:

We welcome you to contact the Department of Development and Business Affairs by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by telephone at + 33 (0) 4 67 10 28 61

The Partners Club

The MBS Business Partner Club brings together the major companies that have chosen to actively support Montpellier Business School in its development strategy and policies. These companies contribute in particular to projects concerned with defending the values of diversity, openness and societal/economic responsibility and performance (by sponsoring scholarships of merit, other financial assistance and by supporting the MBS Foundation). The Business Club brings together the most important contributors to the business school in terms of financing (hiring of apprenticeship students; attribution of the French apprenticeship tax to MBS; other direct subventions or grants); and implication in the educational life of MBS.

Launched in 2009 with the first cooperation agreements, the Business Partner Club evolved to 32 members today : Adecco, Adrexo, Auchan, BNP Paribas, Bose, Caisse Des Dépôts, Caisse d’Epargne, Crit Interim, Decathlon, Dell, DP World, Eminence, FDI Groupe, GDF Suez, Haribo, La Poste, Languedoc Mutualité, Leroy Merlin, L'Oreal, Nestle Waters, Oracle, Orange, Orchestra, Point P, Royal Canin, Sanofi, SNCF, SNCF Réseaux, Société Générale, Sodexo, Synergie, and Volkswagen Group France.

The contributions of the business club members are not limited to the hiring of apprenticeship students, to the allocation of apprenticeship taxes or other direct funding; Operating worldwide, these companies bring in valuable managerial expertise and company knowledge. Regularly, company leaders and managers speak in conferences and discuss with students and researchers.

Conferences and class participation
Business managers from Partners Club companies deliver conferences that are popular amongst students and teachers, and are also involved in classes.

Participation in educational bodies
Partners are invited to participate in different educational bodies, lending their expertise to help the institute constantly improve its programmes in line with changes in the profession.

Career and recruitment presentations
Each year, partners are invited to present their profession to the Group’s students during specialisation fairs. The Group’s partners are also able to satisfy their personnel needs by means of on-site candidate-sourcing activity and recruitment activities.

Odyssée de la Diversité (Diversity Odyssey)
The partners support and, if they prefer, can be directly involved in the Odyssée de la Diversité. During this event, students from secondary schools in deprived areas of Montpellier take part in sporting events and games on our campus and get to meet students, teachers and company representatives.

Round tables
This annual, week-long event, focuses on global responsibility and is an opportunity for company representatives to present their choices and engage in a debate with the students. Our partners are also invited to take part in round tables during our employment market and careers days.

For further information:

Cyrille Geminard
Head of Partnerships and Fundraising
+33 (0)4 67 10 26 56
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