They are the best judges.
"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 !"
"Four years ago, I decided to pick up my career and started working at Suez. I'm at the procurement department, I operationally manage 100 million euros portfolio of energy expenditure. I am in a team of four people and we manage yearly up to 18 thousand contracts. A year and half ago, I decided to do an Executive MBA. After meeting the team in Paris, KEDGE became the obvious choice.
The two main reasons I have decided to do the KEDGE Executive MBA is…One, for my personal growth. I've been a year now to the program and I get the chance to improve my soft skills, my communication negotiation and put in leadership into practice. The second reason is to acquire new competencies, that I didn't get the chance to get while I was in an engineering school. For example, finance and also design thinking that I got the chance to do in Portland State University. I also did the digital China in Shanghai.
I have met very interesting people and very skilled people that helped me improve my soft and hard skills. The whole journey has been a very transformational experience. I've got the chance to meet brilliant mind. If you are hesitating to embark in this new journey, just don't!"
"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!"
At Kedge Business School’s Toulon campus, we integrate a comprehensive Design curriculum at the heart of the school of management. We have found no better way to way to teach Design Thinking methodologies and Creative Process Management than by drawing upon the skills and expertise of those who use them in their daily lives: Designers. Our summer school is a concentrated version of what we do best in our degree-seeking programs and highlights the assets of the Mediterranean region’s penchant for design and creativity. Join us this summer for some sun, some fun and above all, some inspiration!
Our objective is to inspire and develop our student’s sense of innovation and entrepreneurship! Modern management is a complex environment. Those who are successful are those who understand that value creation comes through Innovation Capture, Speed to Market, Vertical Integration… Acquiring that knowledge will be useful for the rest of your life as you strive to come up with creative solutions!
How can one learn from key success factors used in the development of marketing Champagne, Cognac and fine French wines to dynamise brand management all over the world? What do the terms “premiumisation” and “luxification” mean, and what are “interprofessions”? Discover the ‘French Touch’; how we can use modernity and innovation mixed with tradition and know how to build an incredible competitive advantage!
Before coming to a new city, it’s always good know beforehand what you should take into account. So, we’ve put together some essential information useful for those joining the Kedge International Summer School in Marseille this year. We hope it helps you out!
- Clothing Marseille is well known for being one of the warmest parts of France, and temperatures during the summer will be on average 30 °C or higher (86 °F) with low humidity. However, warm clothes can come in handy in case the famous ‘Mistral’ winds pick up when you’re out exploring the beautiful Calanque National Park, or you’re out for a cool evening on the beachfront.
- Transportation There are several sources of public transportation in Marseille that can be used, which make getting around easy. Know that there are preferential prices for students on the buses, metro and the tramway, which make them the best way to get around the city. The price for a single fare is 1.50 €, and one ticket can be used for up to an hour, no matter how many times you switch buses or transfer to a metro or tram. You also have a system of public bikes (called ‘le Velo’), which you can rent across the city, picking up and dropping off as you like. Bike prices are cheap also: the first 30 minutes are free, and after 30 minutes, you are charged 50 cents per hour.
- Around Marseille One of the best parts about “Marseille” is its proximity to so many fantastic places nearby. You can hop on the high speed ‘TGV’ train and be in central Paris in 3 hours. You’re about 4 ½ hours from Barcelona, 3 hours from Italy, or you can be in the amazing French Alps in 2 – 3 hours. But even just next door, you have so much to do! There’s the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence just a 30 minute (4 euro) bus ride away. And if you want to go a bit further, you can hop down the French Riviera coast, hitting hot spots like St Tropez, Antibes, Cannes, Nice and Monaco!
- Restaurants; France is well-known for delicious food and joining the Kedge Summer School in Marseille gives you the opportunity to prove that this stereotype is, in fact, true. We’ve provided some prices below for reference to give you an idea of the price of a meal for one person:
- A typical French breakfast (croissant / baguette / coffee or tea): 3 to 5 €
- Snacks (sandwiches / takeaway): between 5 and 15 €.
- A bigger ‘sit-down’ meal: from 15 to 35 €.
- Fine dining: between 35 and 90 €.
- A ‘Michelin Star’ restaurant: 150 € and up.
Also, know that the Kedge Summer School lodges students in Apart-Hotels in central Marseille, which are equipped with small kitchens and fridges. So, you can go to the local market and buy your food to cook at home (Hint: don’t forget to try all the cheeses, yogurts, seafood, cured meats, chocolates, cookies…)
The MSc in International Trade & Logistics offered me all the necessary skills to reach my professional goal: developing our French SMEs internationally.
Holder of a DUT [2-year university diploma] in Marketing Techniques, an L3 degree in Applied Foreign Languages and an M1 degree in International Trade and Emerging Countries, I chose to complete this M2 degree in a work-study program to take a first step towards the professional world and give me every opportunity on the job market.
During the work-study program set up with KEDGE, I held the position of Export Sales Assistant in a Danish agri-food group specialising in fish food. My role was the administrative management, transportation and payments of all orders coming from Africa.
Today Export Manager at Gourdon, a Landes company with 60 employees specialising in the manufacture of trailers and tanks for agricultural, public works and environmental applications, I participate in the promotion of our brand on the international scene on a daily basis: preparation of all the necessary tools (brochures and technical manuals, etc.), meetings with partners (freight forwarders, banks, consultants, etc.) and business development (international trade shows, trips abroad, etc.). Today we work in Northern and Eastern Europe, as well as in North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
This training allowed me to acquire and consolidate skills in business development and marketing/transport and logistics/contract and transport law/banking, finance and risk management – all in an international context.