The Spirit of IAE

The spirit IAE it is to be an optimistic manager, a respectful curious and a successful creator.

The IAE University Schools of Management share this common DNA by offering the benefits of the French model « Grandes Ecoles » and those of the University.

This kind of Schools instils an original approach of responsible and committed management. The members of the IAE FRANCE community gather around the enterprising mind, wonder about their environment and renew their practices. The principle of equal opportunities applied every day allowing everyone to exploit their potential and access the labour market within optimal conditions.

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IAE FRANCE organises several meetings during year aimed at the candidates, Students, PhD Students, Researchers and Staff. It’s the sign of the dynamism and the spirit of community which reigns within IAEs.

Started in 2008 by IGR-IAE Rennes’ students who want to create an unifying event in IAE. The first instance has bring together 120 participants from 6 IAE. Subsequent instances took place in : Orleans, Toulouse, Nice, Valenciennes, Tours, Grenoble, Rennes, Nantes and Lyon, this year. The French Cup of IAE (Coupe de France des IAE, named CDF) has become a national event gathered over 600 students. Over time this event increased. Three days of tournament where students, who came from all over France, share a festive and friendly time and meet each other around 4 sporting disciplines : Football, Handball, basketball and Volley-ball. More than sports competition, this event allows students to discover a new city, its traditions, its students and its IAE in combination sport, team spirit and tournament.

In 2017, IAE Lyon will organise the 10th edition of the French Cup of IAE. It will take place in 3-4-5 March 2017.

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Each year, IAE receive highschool students, students and practitioners on their campus upon « Open houses ». Open houses day is the unique occasion to share with IAE’s staff, current students and graduates in the School. The list of open houses dates will be published soon
It’s a tradition established over 30 years, every year IAE FRANCE organizes a Doctoral Seminar allowing young doctoral students in the first year to present their thesis in progress in disciplines as varied as HRM, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Control and Strategy. IAE FRANCE network offer a targeted doctoral seminar on the start of the thesis in order to offer an additional accompanying plan to others doctoral seminars for PhD students generally during their second year.
It’s never easy to start a research project and the first year often may seem low productive both for PhD students and their research supervisor. The goal of this Doctoral Seminar, whatever the subject area of the PhD student, is emphasise on epistemic and methodological aspects of research. So, this Doctoral Seminar is a unique opportunity to the PhD students to enjoy tips in order to discover new ways of thinking, unusual for them.
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Wishing to reach a large network of practitioners and companies , to carry on informing, to meet former classmates, to benefit from richness of IAE’s contacts through offers of employment, or anything else… IAE’s graduates find themselves in their Alumni Association. Download the list of Alumni Association of IAE France’s network, Do not hesitate to contact the association of your origin IAE or even the association of your establishment region : IAE France is a big community and they will be delighted to welcome you ! IAE France has also some Linkedin’s groups dedicated to all IAE’s graduates, Do not hesitate to join them!