EDHEC MBA


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How reputable is EDHEC for an MBA program?

How reputable is EDHEC for an MBA program?
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Duncan

Highly reputable in Europe: one of the top five French business schools, and its MBA (and before then the Theseus MBA) have been well ranked for 20 years, on and off, by the Economist and FT. Not sure it is well known internationally, although the London and Singapore campuses help.

Highly reputable in Europe: one of the top five French business schools, and its MBA (and before then the Theseus MBA) have been well ranked for 20 years, on and off, by the Economist and FT. Not sure it is well known internationally, although the London and Singapore campuses help.
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Sorry to cross thread, but since the topic is relevant..
I have been offered the admission at EDHEC with 30% scholarship, However I am yet to make decision. The reason I am skeptical is I don't know French at all. Even if I start learning it now, its impossible to reach to professional fluency in one year. Being a 10 month MBA program I assume it will be highly demanding and will leave little time to concentrate on learning French. My main concern is , I want to get the job in France or Europe after MBA. How good EDHEC MBA is in placing international specially Non Eu students in europe? I have 5 years of Work Ex in IT MNC.

Sorry to cross thread, but since the topic is relevant..
I have been offered the admission at EDHEC with 30% scholarship, However I am yet to make decision. The reason I am skeptical is I don't know French at all. Even if I start learning it now, its impossible to reach to professional fluency in one year. Being a 10 month MBA program I assume it will be highly demanding and will leave little time to concentrate on learning French. My main concern is , I want to get the job in France or Europe after MBA. How good EDHEC MBA is in placing international specially Non Eu students in europe? I have 5 years of Work Ex in IT MNC.
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Duncan

Take a look at I visited EDHEC www.find-mba.com/board/34886

Since there are two intakes a year, why not postpone one entry and take an intensive French course? The CAF will pay your housing costs, and the tuition at the state universities is quite affordable.

Take a look at I visited EDHEC www.find-mba.com/board/34886

Since there are two intakes a year, why not postpone one entry and take an intensive French course? The CAF will pay your housing costs, and the tuition at the state universities is quite affordable.
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Hi Duncan,
Thanks for the reply. Can you let me know some universities which are good if you are aware of for French classes. I have also been offered the admission at HHL. However little to no scholarship. My goal is to work in Europe. Which of these schools are good in placing non EU students. I am A2 in German, but the length of the program at HHL is 21 months compared to EDHECs 10 months, so I am more inclined towards EDHEC. Which one would be better according to you considering my goal. (I am open to your idea of learning French)

[Edited by Aditya Dawlekar on Nov 30, 2015]

Hi Duncan,
Thanks for the reply. Can you let me know some universities which are good if you are aware of for French classes. I have also been offered the admission at HHL. However little to no scholarship. My goal is to work in Europe. Which of these schools are good in placing non EU students. I am A2 in German, but the length of the program at HHL is 21 months compared to EDHECs 10 months, so I am more inclined towards EDHEC. Which one would be better according to you considering my goal. (I am open to your idea of learning French)
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Duncan

I studied at Lyon (http://www.ilcf.net/) and I'd recommend it or any school with the FLE accreditation: http://www.ciep.fr/sites/default/files/liste-des-centres-labellises-qualite-fle.pdf The Sorbonne and IEFE at Montpellier 3 (which has great facilities, I understand) are well respected as well.

I also looked at a few universities without the FLE able that run semester-long diplome universitaire courses (I loved the idea of getting a degree!) but the FLE status mattered more to me.

I studied at Lyon (http://www.ilcf.net/) and I'd recommend it or any school with the FLE accreditation: http://www.ciep.fr/sites/default/files/liste-des-centres-labellises-qualite-fle.pdf The Sorbonne and IEFE at Montpellier 3 (which has great facilities, I understand) are well respected as well.

I also looked at a few universities without the FLE able that run semester-long diplome universitaire courses (I loved the idea of getting a degree!) but the FLE status mattered more to me.
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Duncan

In terms of HHL versus EDHEC, I think both those schools are able to place most of their non-EU students in work in the EU, but the industrial reach of these schools is very different. Most students will be better off at HHL.

In terms of HHL versus EDHEC, I think both those schools are able to place most of their non-EU students in work in the EU, but the industrial reach of these schools is very different. Most students will be better off at HHL.
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Thanks Duncan, Your posts and replies have been a great help.

Thanks Duncan, Your posts and replies have been a great help.
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Duncan

My pleasure. There are many options in Nice, Paris and Lille so if EDHEC is your target then it might be worth focussing on cities with an EDHEC campus where you can start to network.

My pleasure. There are many options in Nice, Paris and Lille so if EDHEC is your target then it might be worth focussing on cities with an EDHEC campus where you can start to network.
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Duncan

Similarly in Leipzig The University's Herder Institut runs interDaF for low-cost intensive German courses. http://www.interdaf.uni-leipzig.de/learn-german.html

Similarly in Leipzig The University's Herder Institut runs interDaF for low-cost intensive German courses. http://www.interdaf.uni-leipzig.de/learn-german.html
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donho199

EDHEC is a very reputable school, I have a visiting Professor from there teaching me financial maths course and he was very accommodating with PhD and long list of publication.

http://professoral.edhec.com/professeurs-chercheurs/liste-alphabetique/mn/maury-tristan-pierre-phd-89672.kjsp

However, I have to warn you that most French professors have very limited English capability so this let their explanation and teaching down.

If I am to do an International MBA deliered in English I would do it in an English speaking country anyday in the year.

If you are to do an MBA in a school like Leeds or Newcastle which is top 20 in the UK their faculty may not be on par with their French counterparts in terms of publication but their teaching will be much more accessible

I would only recommend EDHEC if you speak full French and take half of the course in French speaking classes.

EDHEC is a very reputable school, I have a visiting Professor from there teaching me financial maths course and he was very accommodating with PhD and long list of publication.

http://professoral.edhec.com/professeurs-chercheurs/liste-alphabetique/mn/maury-tristan-pierre-phd-89672.kjsp

However, I have to warn you that most French professors have very limited English capability so this let their explanation and teaching down.

If I am to do an International MBA deliered in English I would do it in an English speaking country anyday in the year.

If you are to do an MBA in a school like Leeds or Newcastle which is top 20 in the UK their faculty may not be on par with their French counterparts in terms of publication but their teaching will be much more accessible

I would only recommend EDHEC if you speak full French and take half of the course in French speaking classes.
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Duncan

Please don't generalise from one data point. I studied there and only two of my professors were French. The others were Dutch, English, American, Turkish etc and al with international teaching and research experience.

There are no courses available in French on the Edhec MBA. The guy who taught you does not teach on the MBA and is not even in the same campus. Your guy seems to have never studied or lived outside France. The Nice campus, where the MBA is taught, has a huge range of English language degrees and the faculty is more international there. That is not the profile for the Edhec faculty I met on the Côte d'Azur. Even for the French faculty, they have excellent English. For example:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oGnR0tirWQ

Please don't generalise from one data point. I studied there and only two of my professors were French. The others were Dutch, English, American, Turkish etc and al with international teaching and research experience.

There are no courses available in French on the Edhec MBA. The guy who taught you does not teach on the MBA and is not even in the same campus. Your guy seems to have never studied or lived outside France. The Nice campus, where the MBA is taught, has a huge range of English language degrees and the faculty is more international there. That is not the profile for the Edhec faculty I met on the Côte d'Azur. Even for the French faculty, they have excellent English. For example:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oGnR0tirWQ
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