Entrepreneurship is at the heart of KEDGE's pedagogy and teaching


Impact of entrepreneurship on teaching

All KEDGE programmes (KEDGE Bachelor’s degree , the Grande Ecole programme, etc.) include as a minimum 1 module covering the basics of entrepreneurship and modules to familiarise students to innovation/tech issues such as introduction to coding, hackathon etc.

There is also an entrepreneurship major in the GEP programmes and in the KEDGE Global MBA. Managed by Christophe Garonne, this course covers all the essentials for anyone wanting to start a business. 

The results from the research and the teaching modules in entrepreneurship are applied to the Business Nursery and the KEDGE business accelerator programmes. On each campus, a dedicated space for business creation - with workshops and mentors - provides students and alumni with support for their business project. Support is offered all the way from conception to fundraising, with certain project leaders even being introduced to business angels or venture capitalists. This leads to actual businesses emerging in a range of sectors.

The KEDGE entrepreneurial spirit also continues “outside the classroom” through different educational initiatives such as the Pro-Acts, the student associations and some long-standing events such as “Le Phare”.

Impact of entrepreneurship on companies 

Student-business relations are based on strong ties between professionals (especially in the tech, digital, services and health sectors) and the teachers-researchers.

A number of training programmes are aimed at professionals as part of the Executive Global MBA and the General Management Programme.

Impact of entrepreneurship on the ecosystem 

The case studies and the different articles published by the Centre’s faculty members present students with current real-life case scenarios experienced by companies.

These provide a framework for teaching and add an underlying element of practicality, whilst various theoretical concepts are also used to analyse the issues experienced by companies and offer relevant, well-reasoned solutions effectively linking research, education and business in the process. 

KEDGE teachers-researchers in entrepreneurship also contribute to public debate by publishing opinion pieces and articles in media outlets such as  The Conversation or Harvard Business Review and giving video interviews to XerfiCanal.com. 

They are also highly active within regional entrepreneurial ecosystems (Aix-Marseille French Tech, organisations providing entrepreneurial support, the Pépite network, etc.). KEDGE is recognised both as a higher education establishment providing top-quality training in this field, and also in areas related to business creation and support for entrepreneurs.

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