Montpellier Business School and Montpellier SupAgro strengthen their collaboration by signing a cooperation agreement

Last year, Montpellier SupAgro (MSA) and MBS joined forces to contribute to the progress of the vitiviniculture sector, with the integration of the module "Specificities and international panorama of the wine sector" in the specialization “Wine international wine trade” during the last year of the MBS Master programme. Today, the collaboration continues to grow with a cooperation agreement signed on July 3rd by Anne-Lucie Wack, Director General of MSA and Didier Jourdan, Director General of MBS, with the objective to promote the hybridization of cultures between engineers and managers.

In addition to renewing the partnership for pedagogical engineering and specific courses, MSA and MBS will get closer next year on other subjects like entrepreneurship, digital transformation, reception of international students, CSR, and social openness. A promising collaboration that concretizes the possible synergy between the two establishments in the vine and wine sectors, and which continue to participate in the transdisciplinary skills-gathering.

From the pedagogical point of view, this agreement includes, among other things, an easy access to the respective teachings of each school for the students who are in their one-year internship, and a mutualisation of resources concerning the "Supply Chain" module existing in the two schools. Thanks to their shared values of CSR and sustainable development, MSA and MBS  will also introduce a "Global Responsibility" certificate which will be offered to students attending the course devoted to these topics. In terms of societal cooperation, joint solidarity projects will be proposed, as well as sharing knowledge on good welcoming practices for international students. At the entrepreneurial level, relations between the incubator of Montpellier SupAgro and the “Entrepreneur J” center of MBS will be strengthened in order to promote complementarity of profiles and skills in management, finance, business creation and engineering.

"The teams of the two schools have met several times to build the foundations of this partnership on the mutual learning and reciprocal needs on which we are complementary. It is an ambitious convention but carried by teaching and administrative teams motivated by this need to mutualise, to be more effective together but also to open their ways of thinking and their actions to the culture of the other in a mutually beneficial manner, " comments Caroline Cazi, Director of Human Resources, Diversity and CSR, and coordinator in charge of the implementation of the agreement.