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“In the urgent and necessary transition to a more sustainable world, everyone must play their part. The KEDGE-Candriam chair, linking the strengths of two institutions recognized for their know-how in responsible investment, is a pioneering initiative of international scope with the aim of training future generations of investors through its “pedagogy” axis (development of innovative educational content, networking, targeted internships and dissertations, etc.) of which the MSc Sustainable Finance is a major component. This chair is therefore anchored at the heart of Candriam's corporate mission, entirely focused on accelerating change through investment. By advancing research on the materiality of the impact of investments, we want to help investors make allocation choices that support a long-term vision in accordance with these principles. "
I chose the MSc Marketing programme because I wanted a vocational training with a very handson approach of the professional and business world. I was interested in events management so the association with ANAé was definitely an added value. Many of the lectures were given by practising professionals in the field of events management, which enabled me to develop a clear vision of business realities and display a very professional approach as soon as I started working.
Maeva initially trained in finance, so the world of culture was not an obvious career path. But that wasn't going to stop her! Her passion for music drove her to persevere, and as soon as she joined the Specialized course "Management of Arts and Creative Industries", she wanted to find a music label. Sociable and ambitious by nature, she soon met many people working in arts and culture in Bordeaux, and it was this network that helped her to land a permanent contract in the sector.
"Kedge was rated top #10 business schools in France. Loved the campus when I came in for interviews and loved the hospitality and the city of Marseille which became a second home for me. I discovered marketing while at Kedge and made it a lifetime career. Has been working in the function across CPG and retail for more than 20 years across 5 countries and 4 continents. Couldn't have made it without Kedge. I was also one of the first promos to benefit from the 'Contrat en Alternance' where you spend 3 days in school and 2 in enterprise. This enabled me to learn fast how to work in a corporation and be able to adapt and bring immediate value to the company that hired me after graduation. Kedge created a sense of community for me that I try to bring in any new role and city I move to. It helped me to adapt to different situations, be more open-minded and emphatic.
Lifetime friends. Sense of community and belonging and a love for the city of Marseille and its iconic soccer team."
" I started my career twenty-four years ago with a master in IT. After the University, I quickly found a job in a medical device company, where I had for couple of years some technical roles. Quickly after, I moved into management position. Last June, I decided to leave that company and after couple months of deep reflection, I started to define what I didn't want to do anymore and what I was expecting for my second part of career. I started the Executive MBA program for two reasons. The first one, I wanted to be out of my comfort zone and wanted to strengthen some of my hard and soft skills with the goal, at some point in time, to have a professional experience abroad. The second reason would be, eventually, to start my own company at some point in time. With this MBA programme, I add an opportunity to meet with great teachers and professors but also fantastic people from different and various background in various countries. This was a great experience so far after one year working with them, having fun with them, but also sometimes having difficult moment, because this journey is not like an easy one. If like me, you have a reflection of what your career will look like in the future. Do not hesitate. I strongly recommend you subscribe on an Executive MBA program and you will not be disappointed."
"I started the Executive MBA last November. I was extremely apprehensive. I didn't know what I was getting myself into but I knew I needed a change. I've been in middle management for a long time. I've been a found raiser for the past 12 years of my life and I was looking to become a leader, more than just a manager. Since starting the MBA, my life has completely changed. My skills of growing, my soft skills, have come along leaps and bounds. I'm actually starting a new job in leadership, back in London, in January to say that the cage MBA has been transformational. Seems like an understatement when I consider all the changes and the journey that I've been on. I couldn't recommend it enough, just do it !"
"I was a project manager for about 15 years in a global transportation company. I wanted to have a step back on my career and to go back to school in order to improve my hard and soft skills. I decided to choose KEDGE MBA because of its humans’ values and top of the range teachers in the programme, but also because of the persons I met in KEDGE.
Doing an MBA is a huge transformation. It’s not only about the quality of the course but I chose KEDGE also about the people at KEDGE. You met crazy and open-minded people from all around the world with great experience and it is very valuable for me. Of course, you must be prepared for that. Doing an MBA is a huge work, a lot of energy, it is sacrifices. But it is also joy. You feel that you grow yourself. You can go and reach the next stage. You really feel it. It is a real chance for me to have this experience and if I have only one advice: make you this gift, do an MBA!"
I wanted to explore the city of wine. Bordeaux attracted me a lot and the school was world ranked…Our teachers are really well prepared to give the courses. They are really interesting, with a wide offer of topics in such specific areas like Luxury Marketing, Tourism and of course Wine Management… For me, Bordeaux is like a huge museum…This is the French way of living! With my roomies, we explored the city. It was so nice to share these moments with my new friends.
“After a master's degree in business law, I found this program extremely comprehensive. It prepares us to manage, from start to finish, business issues, internationally. With this experience, I continued, at the end of the program, at BOURBON OFFSHORE where I had completed my work-study program to lead a project to create and market a new activity.
The case studies, real assets of the program, helped me in each phase of this project (market analysis, development of business process, creation of an offer, negotiation, etc ...).
After the signing of the first contracts, I decided to satisfy my wish for expatriation by joining the PARLYM group, whose general manager had attended our final case presentations.
Based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, I am currently in charge of pipeline installation and LPG sphere construction projects in the Vridi area. I thus develop my technical expertise in energies and my knowledge of Africa, in order to take charge of the commercial development of a region on this continent.”
“After a university exchange program in Mexico as part of the Master 1 degree, I had the opportunity to continue my education in a work-study program. The degree provides solid theoretical and professional training in the fields of supply chain management, sales, international transport and logistics. This teaching gave me concrete knowledge of the business world and its issues related to international trade. After completing my work-study program at DB SCHENKER, I joined CMA CGM as an Area Manager for the LATAM lines.