Over the last 25 years, the Chambers of Commerce of Caen and Le Havre have combined their efforts to set up a joint structure in Higher Education for the benefit of their respective towns and regions.
Today, this effort has given birth to the Ecole de Management de Normandie, a unified and strengthened business school ready to meet both the national and international needs of firms.
The Ecole de Management de Normandie (Normandy Business School), whose origins date back to 1871, strives to be a business school of choice that provides pre-experience and continuing education in a quality, student-centred learning environment.
Its generalist and specialised programs are designed to create a close match between the demands of regional and national corporate stakeholders and the individual aspirations of both students and faculty in order to educate responsible global citizens.
To achieve these goals, the School applies a teaching approach based on action learning and meaningful mentoring relationship with faculty, professionals and supporting communities. Academic input, underpinned by mission-relevant research, validates a portfolio of programmes designed to meet national and international quality standards.
Every year, more than 1,800 students study business. The School also has alumni in excess of 8,800.
The Ecole de Management de Normandie structure is now a not-for-profit association. This major development has exemplified the completion of the merger of the three previous institutions and the enhanced cooperation built by the two Chambers of Commerce.
This major evolution has been sustained by a significant real-estate investment: a further 2, 000 m² have been opened in Caen.
Several years ago, the School initiated a quality scheme to meet evaluation procedures for Masters degree accreditation by the French Ministry of Education and the EQUIS Guided Development process.
Today, the Master of the Ecole de Management de Normandie is recognised by the French state.
In May 2006, the School was declared eligible for EQUIS accreditation and the candidacy plan is now geared towards peer evaluation audit.
The Ecole de Management de Normandie is a member of the Conference des Grandes Ecoles.
All MSc and MS degrees offered at the School are accredited by the Conference des Grandes Ecoles, and Badge certification has been granted to one of the continuing education programs designed for the Normandy banking sector (Management and Commercial Development).
The Grandes Ecoles are specific to the French Higher Education sector: they are very selective and have limited enrolment. They aim at producing high-profile graduates in engineering, business, the arts, fine arts and social sciences.
EPAS Accreditation for the Master Grande Ecole Programme
Conférence des Grandes Ecoles Accreditation for MS and MSc programmes
Chapitre des Ecoles de Management de la Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE),
Polytechnicum de Normandie,
Fondation Nationale pour lEnseignement de la Gestion des entreprises (FNEGE),
Union des Grandes Ecoles Indépendantes (UGEI) - membre associé,
European Master of Business Sciences (EMBS),
European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD),
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The Caen campus receives students every year entering Year 1 of the undergraduate program via the SESAME examination.
Situated in the heart of the Technopole Caen-Normandie within easy reach of the downtown area by a modern electric tram line and many bus routes, it offers its students: 7000m² square feet of facilities including 4 lecture halls, 5 computer rooms, 2 language labs, a media library and multi-purpose classrooms.
Only a few kilometres away from the English Channel and less than 2 hours from Paris, Caen is the capital of a region renowned throughout the world, Lower-Normandy, at the heart of a district of 250,000 inhabitants. Every year, Caen welcomes 25,000 students who appreciate the quality urban environment of this international city.
The Le Havre campus receives students entering Year 3 of the undergraduate program and Year 1 of the graduate program (BCE and PASSERELLE 1 & 2 examination).
Situated downtown by the marina and the beachfront, it spreads over 11,000 m² and offers the most-up-to date equipment: 6 computer rooms totalling 150 computers, Internet-Extranet-Intranet networks, 4 lecture halls, one media library on two levels, 1 language lab and 21 lecture rooms.
Situated on one of the busiest sea routes in the world, Le Havre is the largest town in Normandy, the 5th largest port in Europe and a major international trade hub and gateway to the Paris area and the heart of Europe. "City of Art and History," Le Havre has won international renown for the universal qualities of its architecture and has been recently granted the status of world heritage site by the UNESCO.
EM Normandie has three campuses in Normandy, a beautiful region in the North-West of France, in Le Havre, Caen, and Deauville. The two larger campuses, in Le Havre and Caen each have around 1,000 students, whilst Deauville is the base for almost 50 postgraduate students.
Caen, Le Havre and Deauville all have excellent motorways and train connections with Paris, including Roissy airport. The 3 cities can be reached in less than 2 hours from Paris.
Caen is a beautiful historical and university town minutes away from the famous Normandy beaches.
Le Havre and Deauville are located directly on the seaside.
Le Havre is the biggest container harbour in France, whilst Deauville is a famous tourist resort where several prestige events are organized such as the American movie festival, the Asian movie festival, frequent prestige horse races.
The unique situation of these 3 campuses, in the heart of the English Channel economic area, halfway between Paris and London, and their modern and functional infrastructures offer students optimal study conditions.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Ecole de Management de Normandie - Campus de Deauville!