During the Joint Certification Commission of the Conferences of Institutions (CPU, CDEFI, CGE), the HCERES, the CTI and Campus France, which met on 13 February 2020, EM Normandie was awarded the 3-star ‘Bienvenue en France’ label, the highest level of qualification, for a statutory period of 4 years.
EM Normandie amongst only 11 French Schools of Management to receive the label
The School is ranked among the 74 Higher Education Institutions in France (comprising only 11 Business Schools), to receive this distinction that guarantees international students a high standard of quality in the welcome schemes and initiatives in those institutions certified.
Initiated under the framework of the Welcome to France Plan announced by the French Prime Minister in November 2018, this new label awarded to EM Normandie certifies both the quality of the information given to international students seeking a training programme and the welcome they receive on the various campuses.
EM Normandie meets all quality criteria of the ‘Bienvenue en France’ label
The School met all the criteria reviewed by the commission: quality and availability of the information, welcome schemes, training programmes offered, housing, life on campus and a high standard of support after graduation.
EM Normandie is rewarded for its offer of training programmes both for its Bachelor International Management, Master in Management, and MS and MScs as well as its customised short programmes. An additional asset also pointed out was the efficiency of its support thanks to the International Affairs department and its single gateway for all welcome steps – the 'Hub’, which directs students in all their administration formalities (resident’s permit, social security and student mutual societies registration, housing, etc.). As for the Corporate and Careers department, it ensures that such publics are given all the necessary keys required to have a clear view of the working world in France whereas the EM Normandie Alumni Association makes a point of involving them fully into the EM Community.
As for student life, the events organised throughout the year on the campuses with the support of Student Societies and Associations contribute to the good integration of international students and to spread an international culture at the School.
EM Normandie Dean Elian Pilvin confirmed that “the quality of the welcome extended to International Students is a priority for EM Normandie, which is hosting over 700 students this year from 60 different nationalities. We endeavour to guarantee them a training offer that is both of high quality and understandable, to facilitate their admission and integration into our community and to offer personalised support. The award of the "Bienvenue en France" label bears evidence of the efficiency of our welcome policy. We shall certainly continue to improve and increase our attractiveness for these publics”.