EM Normandie Business School secures the renewal of the BSIS Label, underscoring its significant influence in the Normandy and Ile-de-France regions.
EM Normandie Business School has been granted the renewal of the International BSIS label, affirming its substantial impact on the Normandy and Ile-de-France regions for a maximum of three years. The auditors have highlighted the remarkable growth the School has undergone since the last assessment in 2017, with an overall financial impact surpassing €417 million.
Originally established by FNEGE and later adapted for international use through collaboration with EFMD (European Foundation for Management Education), the BSIS (Business School Impact System) label assesses the depth and breadth of a business school’s influence within its local, national, and international spheres. This evaluation encompasses seven impact dimensions: financial, educational, business development, intellectual, regional ecosystem, societal, and image.
The initial BSIS accreditation for EM Normandie Business School dates back to 2013. In their 2023 report, the experts estimate that the school’s financial impact within the audited impact zone, comprising Normandy and Ile-de-France, exceeds 417 million euros. They particularly commend the strong regional recruitment across all French campuses, the ability to retain graduates, significant growth in the Paris-Clichy campus, the offering of international courses on Normandy sites, and the commitment to student department quality in terms of educational impact.
Regarding business development and entrepreneurship, the school’s partnerships, the oversight of work-study students, and the valuable contributions of students through assignments, internships, and projects for local companies are all highlighted as strengths.
The report recognizes that EM Normandie Business School demonstrates a remarkable alignment between teaching and research, possesses strong regional ties that are appreciated by partners who consistently renew their support, and has implemented a research policy and resources that have resulted in exceptional growth in research and its dissemination. The school’s focus on regionally anchored themes, in collaboration with high-quality partnerships with local stakeholders, also receives praise.
Experts acknowledge that the school is seamlessly integrated into its region, a noteworthy accomplishment given the region’s complexity. Approximately 20% of Master in Management (Programme Grande École) graduates choose to work in the region, and this figure rises to 35% for graduates of the Bachelor International Management program. Furthermore, all the school’s communications efforts have a direct and positive impact on its image at all levels, while also contributing to the enhancement of the region’s image.
In terms of societal impact, auditors commend the new strategy that prioritizes sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (SD/CSR) issues at the core of the school’s activities. They find this approach relevant and distinguished.
Elian Pilvin, Managing Director of EM Normandie Business School, explains, “For more than 150 years, we have been working for and through our local roots. We are delighted to be making a greater contribution to the national and international development and influence of our historic Normandy region, and to be extending our impact to the Ile-de-France region, thanks in particular to our recent move to Clichy. All of the School’s activities and stakeholders, from research to associations, including training programs, partners, students and Alumni, entrepreneurs and employees, form a virtuous ecosystem with a very high impact of which we can be proud.”