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ESCP Europe Announces New Strategy to Create Tomorrow’s International Business Leaders

The need for high calibre graduates with a multi-cultural, global perspective is only going to increase
— Simon Mercado
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, June 25, 2015 / -- ESCP Europe, the only truly pan-European business school, has launched its new ‘Cultures for Business’ or ‘C4B’ strategy designed to develop a new generation of international and transnational business leaders, who can understand and embrace the opportunities offered by cultural diversity.

From September the School will move towards ensuring all students spend time on several of the school’s campuses in six leading European cities – Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Torino and, from July, Warsaw – and will also help them to achieve fluency in three major languages.

“In a genuinely global economy the embracing of cultural diversity is essential to the training of future business leaders,” says ESCP Europe’s Dean, Dr Frank Bournois. “With all its complexity and diversity, Europe is the ideal laboratory in which to study the impact of multi-culturalism and then apply the lessons learned on the global stage. As one of our students put it recently, if you can succeed in business in such a challenging commercial and cultural ‘hot house’ as Europe, then you can succeed anywhere.”
Other components of the C4B strategy will include:

• The development of a pan-European ‘incubator’ to promote international entrepreneurship

• An increased focus on digital business through the roll-out of Madrid’s Digital Executive Master in International Business (Digital EMIB) across all six campuses and the launch of a new Executive Master Programme in Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership

• The integration of arts and social science subjects into dedicated business education to create more ‘rounded’ graduates

• Specific courses and modules focused on how make the most of cultural differences in a business context

• The encouragement and sponsorship of more cross-border academic research leading to a target of more than 50% of the annual total published

• Greater diversity amongst the student body. The School has set itself a target of 15% of its graduates holding qualifications in both business and some form of engineering and is also setting up scholarships and transition programmes targeted at potential students from underprivileged backgrounds. In addition ESCP Europe is aiming to raise the number of nationalities in its student body from the present 90 through dedicated and targeted international awareness campaigns

• A new Bachelor in Management programme beginning in September with students studying at three campuses over three years

“ESCP Europe offers the most mature example of multi-campus business education designed specifically for tomorrow’s international manager,” says Simon Mercado, Director of ESCP Europe’s London campus. “The need for high calibre graduates with a multi-cultural, global perspective is only going to increase as companies continue to reach out into new and challenging markets. And we believe that the C4B strategy, where students will begin their international career from the very first day of their programme, is exactly what is needed to deliver such individuals.”


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About ESCP Europe

Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the world's oldest business school and has educated generations of leaders and entrepreneurs. With its six urban campuses in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Turino – and from July, Warsaw - ESCP Europe's true European identity enables the provision of a unique style of cross-cultural business education and a global perspective on international management issues. ESCP Europe’s network of around 100 partner universities extends the School’s reach from European to worldwide. The School is founding partner of heSam, a cluster of well-known institutions for research and higher education structured around the Sorbonne University. Triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), ESCP Europe welcomes 4,000 students and 5,000 executives from 90 different nations every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialised programmes (Master, MBA, PhD and Executive Education). The School's alumni network counts 45,000 members in 150 countries and from 200 nationalities. Together with its long-standing relationships with national and multinational companies, this network allows ESCP Europe to provide unique career opportunities on an international scale.

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