This Wednesday, October 27, the Paris School of Business conference was held on the Cours Florent campus, hosted by Philippe Jamet, Dean of the school, Vanessa Diriart, President of Galileo Global Education and Héger Gabteni, Academic and the research. The school presented all the new features that will await students at the start of the 2022 academic year.
Paris School of Business is part of the Galileo Global Education group. The school was created in 1974 and continues to develop and reinvent itself in order to train creative and agile managers. Today, she detailed the major news of this academic year, as well as her strategic ambitions for the years to come.
The Galileo Global Education group is one of the European giants of private education, leader in France. It has a total of 160,000 students, including 110,000 within France. The group’s president, Vanessa Diriart, qualifies PSB as being ” their flagship” and their ” largest business and management school. The business school has a strong international focus. It has 25% foreign students and qualifies as being professional. Indeed, 15,000 Galileo Global Education students follow a work-study course.
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The main news for the start of the 2021 PSB school year
For PSB, the resumption of classes is done face-to-face but remains strongly tinted by the legacies of Covid-19. The school has taken the decision to maintain a share of distanciel (20/25%) for economic reasons. The first is that she considers that the pandemic is not quite behind us. But the main reason is above all educational: the pandemic leaves deep traces in the organization of companies. Telework has become a reality in organizations. According to a study conducted by McKinsey, more than half of employees now want to telecommute 3 days a week.
Business processes have changed and future managers are required to adapt and get used to distance learning, a dynamic that PSB follows in its teachings. The school has planned reinforced support for students, and more particularly in the second year of the PGE and the Bachelor, since the students experienced a very atypical 2020-2021 year.
PSB in key figures
Today, PSB is:
- 4,377 students in 2021
- 1,900 work-study students
- +15% growth since 2018-2019
- 43 million euros budget
- 25% foreign students
- 85% of students in Master Grande Ecole work-study programs
In addition, PSB welcomes new teacher-researchers, 36% of whom are foreigners. If the establishment has made new recruitments, it is to consolidate research within the school and programs and to fuel the student experience through scientific research projects.
Paris School of Business has also signed a new partnership with HESAM University. It is a higher education community that has as a priority the hybridization between technologies, the arts and many other disciplines. This vision is fully in line with PSB’s trajectory of excellence, which is broken down into 3 main components:
- Pedagogic : take advantage of the plurality of schools (art, design, etc.) of the Galileo Global Education group
- Research : fueling PSB research
- Entrepreneurship : supporting PSB students in their entrepreneurial adventure
The great novelty that marks this new school year is the arrival of Antoine Veniard as program director. The latter worked for 20 years at EM Normandie and will help develop and transform the school’s training.
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The main pillars of PSB’s 2025 strategy
The school relies on three main strategic accelerators. The first is theaugmented school. For it, PSB can count on the strength of the Galiléo Global Education group, which offers schools in art and creation, management, multimedia and health. The objective is to offer an academic experience enriched by seminars that PSB students will be able to carry out in other establishments of the group.
PSB will also focus on hybrid campuses. The school plans to move to the Claude Bernard campus, which covers an area of 20,000 m2, in the heart of the historic student district of Paris. The latter will be both a showcase and a research laboratory. The main objective is to take advantage of the synergy with other prestigious schools in Arts & Creation and in Digital & Tech of the Galileo group, thus offering an extraordinary student experience. The school thus positions itself by fighting with its own weapons. “Entering this school means entering a universe that offers a lot of opportunities”, underlines the dean of the school, Philippe Jamet.
Finally, PSB wishes to strengthen the development of national and international academic partnerships. The establishment wishes to set up hybrid courses with schools of the Galileo Global Education group. Students will have the opportunity to choose à la carte seminars in universes as creative as they are diversified (luxury, art, entrepreneurship, etc.). The goal? Enable them to combine their management skills. Hybridization is at the heart of the school’s international development strategy.
The major projects of Paris School of Business
Paris School of Business has highlighted four major projects for the coming years. The first is the overhaul of the Grande Ecole Program. The establishment wishes to carry out in-depth work on the various courses and to take them to a higher stage. The school has 3 main objectives: to guarantee the professionalization of students and to provide them with a unique student experience and an enhanced course. From their first year, PSB students will have the opportunity to confront an entrepreneurial project, linked to sustainable development or internationally. The key words are: autonomy, support, hybridization and commitment.
PSB would like to work on thelearning environment and student experience. This represents a very large-scale project. The goal is for the school’s students to have an enriched experience in a stimulating campus and an environment that listens to them. To do this, the business school has developed its scholarship policy and invested heavily to offer welcoming and stimulating campuses.
The business school also wants make research a lever of attractiveness and bring research in its strategic dimension by acquiring a good place in international rankings.
Finally, PSB wishes enhance their brand. EIt intends to increase the club of partner companies to benefit students, maintain its entry into the Financial Times ranking and acquire a more stable place in this type of ranking.
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Galileo Global Education: A group at the service of the network
Galileo Global Education is at the service of its schools. The group takes advantage of its infrastructure to facilitate the major technological and educational transitions of the various players. PSB benefits not only from the hybrid universe of the group’s schools, but also from the technical, educational, administrative and financial support of the GGE platform.
The group’s innovation department operates, federates and takes advantage of its creative power, to benefit its entire ecosystem. As such, the group launched the concept Happy maker student, which means that each Galileo employee is at the service of the students. One of the values of the school is to give students the right to make mistakes and the possibility of reinventing themselves at any time.
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