A committed start to the 2023/2024 academic year

The start of the new academic year on 29 August will welcome nearly 5,000 students, of whom more than 900 will be internationals, to the Bordeaux, Marseille, Paris and Toulon campuses. Undergraduate / Master in Management programmes will start the new academic year first, followed by specialised programmes and executive education. This new academic highlight will run until 6 November with a comprehensive programme focusing on the notion of commitment. The key objective is to train individuals who will bring about positive change in the world.

Setting our sights on commitment

To train future responsible managers capable of meeting the new social, environmental and economic challenges, the school makes ecological and social transition a core part of its mission. The KEDGE IMPAKT programme gives shape to this ambition through 9 commitments - as illustrated by this new intake - to build a better future together:

  • Supporting students throughout their career
  • Being a responsible employer
  • Serving our local communities
  • Contributing to global carbon neutrality
  • Reducing the environmental footprint of all our activities
  • Involving our stakeholders and preserving our regions
  • Train all students for the ecological and social transition
  • Informing change through excellent research
  • Supporting the development of impact careers and business models

2023/2024 intake schedule

  • Interactive presentation of Kedger's digital tools on all campuses.
  • Introduction of a new version of Campus Virtuel, the platform providing useful information for our students (administrative information, schooling, teaching resources, student life, professional and international experience, tutorials, etc.).
  • Presentation of KEDGE IMPAKT and its 3 projects: Care for people, Act for the planet, Innovate for tomorrow
  • Visits from leading companies and start-ups that have made commitment a core part of their business (second-hand goods, climate activism, education, volunteering, sustainability, community work, etc.). Among them, IBM, Engie and L'Oréal will be discussing their actions in relation to these key topics.
  • Second edition of the Impact Challenge ("ProBono") which brings new students together with local associations through a series of group challenges. It also fosters synergies with the ProAct Be-U Community Service programme - volunteering for a non-profit organisation - offered as part of the Master in Management programme.
  • Ticket for Change: collaborative workshop designed to raise students' awareness of the challenges of ecological and social transition, to help them find their way in a fast-changing professional environment.
  • Workshops with the SIMONU association for students at EBP: directly inspired by the National Model of the United Nations, the SIMONU sessions invite participants to put global issues into perspective at national level.
  • Associations such as 'MakeSense' and '1 déchet par jour' will organise specific activities; mini-hackathon with an impact entrepreneur and waste collection in the Parc National des Calanques, for students on the KEDGE Bachelor / KEDGE Design and IBBA programmes.
  • Treasure hunts in Bordeaux, Marseille and Paris for students of the specialised programmes; an occasion to discover their new environment and blend in with their community.
  • A number of community events held at the opening of the new academic year on the Paris campus, including a "commitment village" organised with MakeSense, where students and employees will be challenged.
Kedgers changers: the agents of change

Becoming a Kedger is also about becoming a "changer": a responsible leader, aware of the changing world, of the necessary changes in habits and behaviours, and of the role you have to play in building a more sustainable and inclusive world. It's a personal, collective and lasting commitment that gives meaning to your career path.

Becoming a change agent is a multi-level commitment:

- Personal: learning to identify and develop your skills, demonstrating high standards in your academic training, taking action, and showing responsibility, creativity and initiative.
- Collective: Make a collective commitment to a cause or organisation, develop interpersonal skills, encourage cooperation and solidarity, join a community, get involved in a student association, take part in high-impact projects, work in the public interest or set up partnerships.
- Sustainable: Developing a long-term strategic vision, encouraging innovation and adaptation to social and environmental challenges, strengthening the credibility and reputation of your future organisation, defining new, more responsible practices, getting involved in impact projects, becoming an ambassador for responsibility and inclusiveness.