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Montpellier Business School

2300 Avenue des Moulins Montpellier,
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Overview

COVID-19 Information: Please check the Admissions tab


Founded in 1897 and member of the eminent French Conference des Grandes Ecoles, Montpellier Business School holds the three prestigious international accreditations AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, a recognition of its academic quality.

It has been continuously ranked in the Financial Times’ Best Masters in Management rankings since 2012.

Montpellier Business School develops a complete range of management courses: Bachelor programme, Grande Ecole Master in Management programme, Masters of Science, Executive MBA and Summer School.

Firmly focused on business and entrepreneurship, open to French and International talents unique in their diversity and their profiles, Montpellier Business School is recognized for its commitment to transmitting its core values: Ethics, Openness and Diversity, Global Responsibility and Performance.

Montpellier Business School develops a policy of equal opportunities unique both by the number of students concerned and by the quality of their professional success.

Choosing MBS is choosing to become a responsible leader in a changing world.


Financial aids and scholarships 

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Montpellier Business School is located on a lovely wooded 6-acre campus in northeast Montpellier, about five kilometers (three miles) from the city center and 20 minutes from the beach. Located at the intersection of a recently built network of roads, the school has two entrances and is easily accessible. It also benefits from a unified public transportation network, which reaches the campus in 15 minutes from the Saint Roch SNCF train station.

The 14,000 m² (150.69 ft²) of surface area are distributed between seven buildings of various sizes. The parking area has 400 spots for vehicles and a zone reserved for “two-wheelers.” Six parking spaces are reserved for persons with reduced mobility (PRM). The entire campus is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. There is an integrated security system in place, incorporating security guards and a video surveillance device.

Learning spaces and teaching methods

Classrooms

Out of the 2,500 students in all Montpellier Business School programmes, only 1,825 are actually present at any one time on the Montpellier campus. This is due to the instructional design of the Montpellier Business School Master Grande École programme and the Bachelor of International Business Administration programme, both of which require all students to spend one year in a company and most students to spend one academic year abroad. To accommodate these 1,825 students - including international students participating in academic exchanges - who are on campus from September to June, the institution has:

• 52 classrooms with a capacity of 12 to 75 students,
• a large amphitheater with 470 seats (including 11 reserved for PRM),
• an amphitheater with 134 seats,
• a “flat” amphitheater with 79 seats (including 4 reserved for PRM).
• various spaces available to students for group work.

This group of spaces has a total capacity of 2,912 seats.

A/V equipment

- All rooms are equipped with fixed audiovisual materials, which make it easier to manage the rooms and optimize occupancy. The following “mobile” materials round out this equipment: overhead projectors, video projectors, televisions, DVD players, projection screens and sound systems.

The school has a “Multimedia” room, which has the following three uses:
- shooting in studio mode for courses recorded in two streams: the video stream of the teacher or speaker and the course material video stream (e.g. PowerPoint). Other streams can be added and mixed in, such as a second fixed camera, a moving camera, DVD, etc.
- as a distance learning “campus-based” classroom: speakers are filmed in a professional setting and their courses are delivered via the “Adobe Connect” web conferencing tool.
- recording presentations that can be broadcast live on the internal digital signage network or using an external streaming server directly on the website.

- The school has a digital signage system including 11 screens distributed throughout buildings for providing information about campus life (associations, conferences, news broadcasts, etc.) in addition to real-time information concerning class schedules.

IT equipment

The IT equipment for educational purposes takes into account the need for each student to have a laptop computer. Three computer labs are open for self-service use.
The fixed workstations are equipped with standard office software and provide access to the library online, to databases and to secure printing.
Multifunction copiers with password-protected secure printing, which students initiate from their fixed stations or laptops via the wireless network.
Computer labs are managed by the Department of Information Systems, which provides continuous technical support to students.

The network

The campus is entirely covered by a wireless network, allowing students to be “wireless nomads” with their laptops and tablets. There are more than fifty WiFi hotspots on the campus making it possible to access programmes and digital resources via wireless connections.

The Internet and e-learning platforms

Due to the nature of the school’s degree programmes - involving a year abroad, a year in a company and one to two years on campus - ICT is at the heart of the teaching and learning process.
- The Internet: all microcomputers are connected to the Internet. Each student has unlimited use of the Internet and is provided with a personalized and secure e-mail address and more than 6 GB of individual storage space.
- The e-learning architecture: The institution has implemented an e-learning system to enhance the process of knowledge acquisition and of student support and guidance throughout the degree programme.

Document Center

Open Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Electronic Document Center gives users access to 5,500 recent books and 180 French and foreign journals (daily, weekly, monthly, specialized and scientific) as well as to DVDs. This collection covers all of the management disciplines taught at the school with a focus on the Group’s research areas.

Students, the entire faculty and the administrative staff benefit from individualized access to digital resources (Abi/Inform, Ebsco, Emerald, Inderscience, Sage, Science Direct, Wiley, etc.). These compile several tens of thousands of full-text resources, most of which are written in English. This information rounds out the selection available in paper format.

In all, the Electronic Document Center provides on and off campus access to 16 specialized digital resources providing up-to-date, verified and professional information. (Business and Markets, News, History, Law, Research, etc.)

Furthermore, Montpellier Business School provides students with personal codes giving them access to custom electronic textbooks made by the Pearson publishing company. These e-textbooks contain the required readings for each class, which students can access online or download. Lastly, teachers and students have access to the Electronic Document Center through the Center’s website, which is primarily focused on collections and services (searching for books and periodicals, placing holds, learning about new items, remotely accessing resources, etc.).

Finally, and with the support of the Electronic Document Center staff, students have six self-service computer workstations and a workspace at their disposal dedicated to document searches and to learning about and using digital information resources.

Spaces for relaxation and services

The Association Space

The main hall and offices in this 600 m² (6,458 ft²) space are dedicated to association activities. All of the school’s student associations, including the Bureau des Elèves (the Office of Student Affairs), are located here. This space, which students have helped to design, is truly the center of life on campus. Campus associations include the following:
• Bureau des Elèves (the Office for Student Affairs, which, as the name suggests, coordinates all associations);
• Bureau des Sports (trainings, events), Adrénaline (extreme sports), Sup d’Eole (sailing), Drive’N’Co (automobiles);
• Bureau des Arts, Larsen (culture and musical entertainment), Oenophorie (wine discoveries), Iris Live (photo and video), G4C (video games), LIM (city guide for smartphones);
• Solidarity and exchange: Sup de cœur (a humanitarian association), Gaïa (sustainable development), World Connection (for visiting students)
• Business: Job’Serv (temporary job searches) and CAC 34.

Cafet’

Located in the heart of the campus, the cafeteria is managed by a private company and provides food service in a space with over 100 seats. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is equipped with two screens - one for digital signage and one for television broadcasts - and connected to the wireless network. There is also a landscaped patio.

Sports activities

Montpellier Business School offers students access to external sports facilities at the Jean Monnet high school located in front of the campus. In addition, the institution supports the Bureau des Sports in negotiating access to multiple facilities so that all students are able to regularly practice a variety of different sports (Volleyball, Squash, Rugby, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Handball, etc.).

Student residences

Given its policy of quality service for students, Montpellier Business School has established a service dedicated to guiding students in their search for housing. In addition to housing offered in private student residences and by CROUS (the regional student services agency), the Welcoming and housing search assistance service gathers off-campus housing offers posted on the “Immoschool” website, an online housing portal for students from Grandes Écoles to which Montpellier Business School belongs as a member.

COVID-19 Information: 

•             What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours? 
Due to the sanitary situation in France, the French authorities asked all Institutions to close, our campus had to close and subsequently cancel all events taking place on campus.
However we organize one-to-one sessions by phone/visio-conference to schedule an appointment and webinars to provide all the information to students.
- To schedule a call by phone with your assigned Representative: please contact us at [email protected] or Tel. +33 (0)4 67 10 60 16

- Sign-up for our webinars : click here

•             How can applicants contact the university about their application?
               Students have the possibility to contact us via email or phone to follow their application. (please contact us at [email protected] for any questions)
https://www.montpellier-bs.com/international/contact-us/
The procedure remains the same than before, students are invited to create their application online : https://extranet.montpellier-bs.com/ and download the required documents on their profile. They will be followed-up with an assigned member of the Admissions department.

•             How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled?
At Montpellier Business School no exams have been cancelled, but some of them have been adjusted to the current situation. We believe other universities will proceed the same way.
Regarding our international entrance exam, we work on even easier process by offering, instead of taking an online live interview, the same interview through a pre-recorded video interview.

•             What advice is the university offering to applicants unable to take an English-language test due to centers being closed?
Don’t worry, we offer students the chance to take our online MBS English test free of charge.

•             How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed?
We will try our best to make sure that students will be able to start their program on time. Montpellier Business School has one intake per year (each September), we recommend students to start their visa procedure 3 months before at least to be able to arrive on time for the international students’ intake.

•             Is the university still accepting applications? Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants?
We are still accepting new applications as our intake is in September, the platform is still open. We have no restriction being placed on international applicants.
Link to start an application: https://extranet.montpellier-bs.com/

•             How are applications for university accommodation being handled?
After being pre-enrolled, students are contacted by the International Student Office department which will help students to provide them with housing solutions

•             Is the university making any changes to entry requirements (i.e. test results, required documents)?
Requirements remain the same and try to have solutions such as pre-recorded interviews, internal English test, internal reasoning and logical test free of charge.



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