Dedication to quality

Academic quality and accreditations

Academic quality

Montpellier Business School has adopted an innovative academic policy to enable its faculty to meet national, European and international challenges.

This policy lives up to the requirements of the school’s mission to “train diverse managers through higher education programmes who are aware of their global responsibility, who tackle their professional activities with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and who are able to adapt to the constant changes in local, national and international environments.”

This policy, imbued with the group’s positioning based on management innovation and entrepreneurship, has made it possible to develop a unique teaching methodology, syllabi adapted to the world of business and methods and tools that facilitate the transfer of knowledge (content management systems, e-learning, e-books, educational videos and a call center).

This policy places Montpellier Business School, through its faculty, at the forefront of educational innovation, allowing it to adapt to its different audiences (Bachelor, Master, MBA, continuing professional development programmes) in French and in English, as well as to the unique rhythm of cooperative education students (those being trained through the cooperative education system).

In parallel, processes of continuous improvement, focused in particular on ensuring learning and on skill assessment, have been put in place to guarantee the quality of teaching and to continually improve teaching practices.

The teaching methodology is one of the driving forces of this commitment to academic quality, which aims to impart academic knowledge and the same time make students responsible for their education and training. It is the teacher’s role to guide students towards existing educational resources so that they take ownership of the content themselves. As a result, face-to-face teaching sessions can be geared towards reflection, application, imagination and debate based on the knowledge acquired. These teaching methods emphasize student responsibility and aim to develop critical thinking and creativity to foster student learning of professional practices.

Montpellier Business School teaching methodology has the following five dimensions:
- 1 upstream dimension involving the student’s preparation for the course;
- 4 subsequent dimensions: feedback on the upstream work done by students, a clarification of concepts provided by the teacher, implementation of the concepts, a summary of the key elements of the session.



Montpellier Business School is triple accredited AACSB, AMBA and EPAS-EFMD.

The academic excellence and the quality of the teaching at Montpellier Business School have resulted in significant international recognition, as evidenced by its accreditations.

AACSB Accreditation
AACSB-accredited for all Montpellier Business School programmes and activities. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation guarantees the best management training in the world.
> Less than 5% of Business Schools worldwide are AACSB-accredited.
Montpellier Business School obtained this prestigious accreditation in 2011.

EPAS-EFMD Accreditation
EPAS-EFMD-accredited for the Master Grande École programme at the Montpellier Business School (ESC Montpellier).
Granted by the European Foundation for Management Development, the main European agency for strategic audit and accreditation, for the quality of the curriculum, the job prospects for students and for the teaching and student support and guidance.
> Only 11 Management programmes have this accreditation in France.
The Master Grande École degree programme was accredited EPAS-EFMD in 2010.

AMBA Accreditation
AMBA-accredited for the Executive MBA programme.
This is the oldest and most prestigious accreditation for MBA programmes. It is awarded for programme organization and content and for the level and quality of the faculty.
> Only 16 French Grandes Écoles are AMBA-accredited
The Executive MBA training programme was accredited in 2012.

Global Compact

Montpellier Business School signed the Global Compact Charter and has built its programmes upon the foundation of its commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

The Global Compact was launched by the United Nations in 2000 to help institutions and businesses structure their activities in a way that supports human rights, the environment and social progress.

It is an initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
This contract requires signatories to publish an annual report detailing the actions they have taken in support of each of these points.