Message from the Dean

A goal of global and sustainable performance that serves businesses, societies and individuals

Montpellier Business School, a Grande École, is heir to a long tradition of teaching based on the needs of businesses and markets. Founded in 1897 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Montpellier, the school has succeeded in continually refining its specialized instruction in management sciences over the years in order to adapt its programmes to constant changes in local and global economic environments.

The institution’s aim is “to be a leading European business school in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region that is internationally recognized for its values, its academic excellence and its concern for global responsibility and performance, which characterizes its operations, stakeholders and results.”

In order to achieve this strategic goal of global and sustainable performance, Montpellier Business School has adopted the core values of diversity, openness and global responsibility, all inspired by the school’s mission: “to train, through our higher education programs, managers that are strong in their diversity, aware of their global responsibility in carrying out their missions, and able to adapt to changes in local, national and international environments.” (By ‘global’, we understand societal, economic and environmental responsibility).

The quality of the school’s strategy and results is internationally recognized. The following distinctions attest to the school’s excellent international reputation: its triple international accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EFMD/EPAS); its place among the TOP 50 best Master in Management programmes in the world; its ranking among the TOP 80 European Business Schools in 2013 according to the Financial Times; and its place in the national French rankings.

Dr. Didier Jourdan
Dean of Montpellier Business School