Pedagogical projects of the School

The importance of societal issues

The School has implemented over the last 5 years a societal issues policy to serve our communities, promote global responsibility and enhance the personal development of our students by involving them pro-actively in issues such as:

  • Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibilities:

The School has created a working group on the societal responsibilities, with a broad agenda that ranges from the organisation of specific actions to recommendations on possible introduction into curricula, statutes, student activities…


  • Sustainable Development:

- In addition to standard actions such as Beach Cleaning Days, Individual Commitments to Act Against Global Warming have been recorded on a Global Warming Day


- Academic modules on sustainable development have been introduced at Master’s Year 1 level, and incorporated also in Year 2 programs such as Tourism and Management and HRO.


  • Equal Opportunity:

- Affirmative Actions in gender, disability and financial aid issues.
At national level, a representative of the School’s Senior Management initiated and chaired the National Committee for Gender Equality of the Conference des Grandes Ecoles. As a result, Gender Equality officers have been appointed on both campuses.

- Student welfare.
A social welfare worker has office hours on campus for students whishing to get psychological support and help in sorting out financial and societal issues affecting their lives.


The campuses are equipped to welcome disabled students & faculty. In addition, there is a dedicated tutor per campus whose responsibility is to facilitate all aspects of life and studies for disabled students. In early April 2007, the International Relations deputy director arranged with partner universities a year study stay for each student and travelled with him and his parents for a reconnaissance trip. This year, the School also welcomed a severely disabled Spanish student on exchange from Universidad de Granada with her parents.


Special attention has always been given to financial aid. As a result 18% of our students benefit from state aid and grants.

- Tuition.
Tuition is set for each cohort once and for all. Those students will pay the same yearly amount throughout their career at the School (up to 5 years). The optional year on exchange is free of charge, save for a token administration charge to encourage full-time experience abroad.


The tuition fees are clearly posted and all inclusive, even for options such as double degree obtained on exchange abroad or extra foreign languages courses, or preparation for international tests required to apply for exchange study stays abroad (TOEFL, GMAT, etc). All students take TOEIC at the end of Master’s Year 1 on an institutional basis (free of charge), as this Language Certification is now require by most recruiters in France and it has been felt no one should be lacking this bonus qualification on their résumés for financial reasons.



A Student Service office on both campuses informs students about financial aid and national, regional and local grants they are entitled to.


The School redeems 1,5% of student loans with local banks and in addition, the Chamber of Commerce Solidarity Fund will remit part of tuition fees or make interest free cash advances to those students who face special financial difficulty.


Student employment on campus such as computer assistantships or library staff allows some students to access income in a way that does not interfere with their studies.



Over 70 places are offered on a sandwich course basis, whereby students can contract with a firm that will pay for their tuition. They follow a specially designed degree course which alternates periods in the firm concerned and academic input. Such students are awarded the same degree as the other members of their cohort and are given the same number of hours to acquire an identical number of credits.



Associative life

In addition to their academic courses, each student has to participate in a project within the framework of an association. These projects are implemented in order to meet pedagogical goals, such as to be used to the elaboration, realisation and analysis processes of a project, to be confronted to the necessities of the relations with the firms or with the administrations, to be able to resolve problems resulting from the functionment of collective companies.


The associative projects are also an excellent opportunity for the students to live intense experiences and to enrich their CVs. They also constitute a great experience in the acquisition of professional and human relationships.


You will find here a list of some projects that have been implemented within the framework of the associations of the School:


  • Community work:

- Sup de cœur: Student charity National Award 2006. This student society was rewarded by a national distinction.

- The School led an initiative to design an information drive aimed at students from vocational/technical secondary education to promote transition program towards general education preparing for the Grandes Ecoles or universities.



The School also participates in the Governmental program for the promotion of higher education among high school students from socially depressed areas, whose achievements and ability indicate a potential for higher education studies. A convention has been signed with 4 regional high schools to set up:


- Tutorials by Ecole de Management de Normandie volunteer students monitored by high school teachers and professors


- Initiation to social codes by surveying city areas from a sociological point of view, defining societal rules and stakes in behaviour, communication, culture and sports


- Investigation of the link between education and employment, study programs and careers.



  • Aid to Developing Countries:



Organising and fund-raising drives to support charity actions in target countries. In 2006-2007, the following projects were carried out:


- Soleil Indien (India): charity drive to fund water pump rooms and an infirmary in the southern part of India (Madurai) – this society was awarded the 2007 National Award for the Best Student Project by the Kraft Foods Fundation.


- Humani-Terre (Senegal): funding an electricity power line to bring electricity to an African village.


- Lama-Attitude (Peru): funding an orphanage in Peru.