France’s EDHEC Business School has just held its first ever course for MBA students focused exclusively on big data and artificial intelligence.
Launched in response to employer demand, EDHEC’s new Big Data and Artificial Intelligence @ Work course brings MBA students together with data scientists to educate them about using data to drive business strategy.
“What we see more and more today is that companies are looking for people who can bridge the gap between information technology and the data specialists, and the business units,” says the course’s lead professor Karin Kollenz.
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This week, to bring current and future challenges facing leaders directly to the classroom, the EDHEC Global MBA launches two 18-hour core courses devised and taught in collaboration with Amazon, Amadeus and Google.
By teaming up with these leading international corporations, EDHEC Business School enables MBA participants to develop a deep understanding of the role played by Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence in global business and their impact on operations and supply chain. This tight collaboration stems from an enduring relationship between the academic and business worlds and opens up exciting prospects for these professionals.
“Essentials of Operations & Supply Chain with Amazon” is co-taught by EDHEC professor Vincent Van Peteghem and Amazon General Manager Olivier Pellegrini and will include a visit to Amazon’s Fulfilment Center in Montélimar.
“This collaboration is the fruit of a year and a half’s work with Amazon’s talent team… Amazon offers MBA graduates dynamic and highly demanding careers. This direct contact with the company enables participants to get an inside perspective on career opportunities and what drives Amazon’s operational excellence,” explains Sandra Richez, Head of MBA Career and Corporate Relations.
“Big Data & Artificial Intelligence @ Work” has been developed by EDHEC professor Karin Kollenz-Quétard in association with Amadeus and Google. On this course, the MBA participants get to define a Big Data strategy for the firm of their choice and, under the direction of Amadeus, take part in a Data Visualization Challenge using Tableau Public with real-time global data. They also tackle challenges related to the use of artificial intelligence alongside Google, and explore associated ethical and legal issues with EDHEC law professor Bjorn Fasterling.
“Through fruitful interaction between large international corporations, our Careers Department, and our faculty, EDHEC ensures our curriculum is adapted to the needs of business and our students are well prepared to take on modern managerial roles across the globe. EDHEC also contributes to the development of the local economy, notably through projects and partnerships with firms operating locally, such as Amadeus in Sophia-Antipolis”, underlines Michelle Sisto, PhD, Director of the Global MBA.
More information on the EDHEC Global MBA: http://www.edhec-mba.com/
EDHEC Business School is delighted to announce that the Financial Times has ranked EDHEC Global MBA 74th in the prestigious top 100 MBAs worldwide, moving up 10 places from last year.
This result confirms the rapid progress of the School in most recent international rankings. Indeed, EDHEC recently joined the Financial Times’ Top 15 European Business Schools, achieving the most impressive gain in the rankings.
Our one-year intensive MBA programme is ranked 3rd worldwide on the on the “Value for Money” criterion for two years running. This excellent result is due to its one year format and the strong career and salary progression of our alumni.
The programme distinguishes itself through a cutting edge curriculum, which is continually evolving in alignment with the needs of business leaders. For example, EDHEC Global MBA provides Criminal Risk and Cybercrime courses, Big Data & Artificial Intelligence @ Work courses in conjunction with corporate partners such as Google and Amadeus and Operations and Supply Chain with Amazon. The programme offers immersion in diversity with over 90% international students (39 nationalities), business trips across four continents (Africa, Europe, Asia and North America) and a large representation of women (42%). Our personalized Career Coaching also maximizes the impact of a one year programme.
In October 2016, The Economist ranked EDHEC Global MBA among the Top 25 MBAs worldwide (moving up 10 places from 2015) and 7th in Europe.
"This ranking reflects the outstanding dynamic achieved by EDHEC Business School, showing strong performance in most rankings over the last months, explains Olivier Oger, Dean of EDHEC Business School. We are very proud of this result, which illustrates our international recognition, our growing impact on business and more broadly the success of our strategy".
"The Financial Times rankings again confirm the excellent return on investment that our one-year intensive MBA with truly global perspective provides, said Michelle Sisto, PhD, Director of the EDHEC Global MBA. We are delighted to see the continual progression of our programme and our alumni successes. By working directly with businesses to align curriculum and personal development with future needs, the EDHEC Global MBA ensures our international graduates are ready to take on leadership roles across the globe."
“These companies really ‘walk their talk’ in terms of multicultural ambition,” states Sandra Richez Head of Career Services Global MBA, “They are looking for people who are mobile and think globally, who are capable of leadership, of dealing with complexity in different environments around the world.”
EDHEC Global Talent Day was created five years ago in partnership with global recruitment agency Hays Executive. “The MBA programme allows people to gain a real expertise to work in synergy with a diversity of people, at international level and in project mode” says Christophe Dulhoste, principal associate Hays Executive. For this venue, his key note presentation focused on Leadership Skills and highlighted as well, the key findings of the 2016 Hays Global Skills Index.
“Every day we help clients simultaneously dealing with talent shortages in certain markets, while having to reshape workforces in others”, he said. “The need to address skills shortages is more critical than ever: This year’s Index shows that as the global economy slowly recovers, businesses are still struggling to find the talent they need.”
EDHEC GLOBAL MBA PROFILES :
- 39 nationalities
- 8 years average experience
- Backgrounds in Engineering, IT, Finance, Consulting, Supply Chain, Marketing, HR…
- Degrees in Engineering, Economics, Sciences, Business, Humanities…
For EDHEC Global MBA students who have been in the program since September, this January venue represents the first time they are in direct contact with potential employers.
“It serves as a wake-up call for these students who will be graduating in May, and marks the launch of the recruitment season‘, says Ms Richez.
The event is co-produced by the EDHEC MBA Alumni Association, offering an opportunity to network with EDHEC alumni and learn from their experience.
The initiative is part of the EDHEC MBA CareerSMART programme, which includes coaching, workshops, and mentoring to give students their best chance on the recruitment market. This February 2017, Amazon and Microsoft will be onsite to meet talents, followed by Faurecia in March.
At academic level, two EDHEC MBA courses in March will be co-delivered with top companies: Operations and Supply Chain with Amazon and Big Data and Artificial Intelligence @ work with Amadeus, Google and Tableau Software. Companies also open their doors to EDHEC MBA students during the business trips organised in the scope of the programme in Cape Town, Singapore, San Francisco and London.