For ever-greater collaborative agility, Montpellier Business School welcomes Matthias Bauland, its new Deputy Dean in charge of development!


On 1st March, Montpellier Business School welcomed Mr Matthias Bauland as Deputy Dean in charge of developing services with businesses and students in all programmes. It's a commitment for MBS Dean Didier Jourdan, as part of the strategic plan "Together Further 2020", to optimise the synergy effects and collaborative efficiency inherent in the cross-development of links between partner enterprises and key accounts, students in all programmes and his faculty.

The name Matthias Bauland is well-known at Montpellier Business School. An elected representative of MBS's Club des Partenaires – Advisory Board in the governance of the MBS association since 2015, and a major partner—twice—through his successive general management positions at Spring (a recruitment leader in France) and Adrexo (the French leader in print advertising distribution), Matthias Bauland has also been, for the past seven years, head of the final-year specialisation of the Master Grande École "Management of Human Resources and SER".

In a competitive market subject to enormous constraints of national and international recognition, Matthias Bauland and his teams will have the task of developing MBS's activities around two axes: a "Student Service" axis (Career Center), and a "Business Service" axis that combines all activities related to business, such as apprenticeships, vocational training, consultancy and study, job placement service, the Executive MBA programme and business partnerships, along with relations with graduates.

"I'm really very happy to put all my management experience to work for this academic business and its values! All the teams at Montpellier Business School, whether they're educational, administrative, student, or, of course, the General Management, have all taught me over these past few years to love this school. As a member of the Advisory Board/Club of the 38 major partners and head of the specialisation, I know there's something at Montpellier that you can't get anywhere else! And I want to be part of it,” says M. Bauland.

Collaborative agility and managerial innovation are the keywords for the major development axes set by Montpellier Business School's governance. In a few months, they have made possible the gathering of all entrepreneurship-related activities under the Centre MBS Entreprendre, the grouping of all teacher-researchers in the International Center of Research and Education (ICORE), and the upcoming creation of an institute dedicated to operational excellence, while continuing to reinforce all the apprenticeship-related activities (there are a total of 1180 apprentices in MBS's various programmes) and continuing education. Businesses know a good thing when they see it, and the upcoming entry into the EQUIS/EFMD accreditation process should be a further inducement for businesses to call on MBS's services.

"Matthias Bauland's arrival is a clear sign of MBS's willingness to pursue an evolutionary dynamic that is even more collaborative and agile, in a context of national and international development that is ever-more coherent,” says D. Jourdan. "Other evolutions are still to come, ones that will help MBS adapt to the highly evolutive requirements of a digital world, naturally, but above all of a world that needs, more than ever, to put "humanistic concern" at the centre of everything it does.”