EDHEC Business School has a history of 108 years of excellence and has maintained a consistent rank amongst top 3 business schools in France. EDHEC has a good reputation in Finance worldwide and is well known for maintaining a rich diversity in class. These are the reasons I chose the EDHEC Global MBA.
EDHEC ensures that courses are in line with the market and with the support of international Advisory Boards, company leaders share their expertise to guide the future of programmes. The learning methodology is largely based on Action Learning where MBA participants learn from real life case studies from businesses across the world. Over and above the curriculum that is designed to give students an international overview of business, students are also given a firsthand experience of knowing various industries and their business models through study trips to different countries. MBA Participants also gain knowledge about practises in business from fellow classmates who come from different countries and industries from all around the world.
The EDHEC Global MBA is ranked in 44th place worldwide according to the Economist. In France the school and also the MBA is ranked 3rd. EDHEC with its expertise in finance has its MSc program ranked 3rd in the world. Some of the faculty members teach both the MBA and MSc classes. The faculty are highly qualified and are evaluated by the students at the end of each course. MBA students can benefit from the Finance and Risk Management events that are highly ranked and held in the Nice campus. The school has been among the first Business Schools worldwide to be recognised for the excellence of its programmes by AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS accreditations.
Carefully designed 10 month program
Different surveys show that popularity of one year MBA programs is rising as more and more people prefer taking shorter breaks in their careers for MBA. The 10 month intensive MBA program at EDHEC is very carefully designed to do justice to the curriculum and timeline. A number of students interviewed, said that 10 month MBA program is cost effective and perfectly suits their needs by helping them implement their career plans within an year of joining the MBA.
EDHEC is the only school in France to have developed a programme involving the sourcing and coaching of talents. This programme is an integrated part of the curriculum and involves regular meetings and workshops to provide the necessary training to boost students' weaknesses and build on strengths. The EDHEC Global MBA CareerSMART Programme is an individualised programme with personalised career coaching for each Global MBA participant.
EDHEC Global MBA class this year has experienced professionals from 26 nationalities enrolled. Students on an average come with 8 years of experience in different industries and functions. The school ensures diversity in terms of culture and business experience in an MBA class with more than 25 nationalities in the MBA classrooms every year. Group work and assignments help individuals learn through interactions with participants with different professional and cultural backgrounds which makes them more aware of practises in different countries in business as well as in social life.
Last but not the least, EDHEC offers different scholarships based on merit and excellence. There is no need to apply separately for a scholarship and every qualifying student gets a scholarship with a waiver in tuition fee. EDHEC’s transparent scholarship policy provides valuable financial assistance to candidates.
EDHEC Business School has more than above mentioned strengths when it comes to adding value and providing a life changing experience to MBA graduates. Students play an important role in faculty evaluation and are encouraged to share their opinion and feedback about various programs and courses to improve them further. I would say it was a really smart decision to be at EDHEC Business School and that one has deeper realisation of how lucky they were to be a part of such an institution after beginning their journey at EDHEC.
Written by – Vrushali Talekar, India