Toulouse Business School’s international campus strategy takes off in London and comes of age in Spain
Published on 08.11.18
As Toulouse Business School opens a Campus in London, it also celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Barcelona campus, expands its presence in Paris and appoints a new director in Casablanca. Furthermore, 25 new Erasmus and cooperation agreements have been signed with renowned international universities.
February 2017. François Bonvalet, Dean of Toulouse Business School (TBS), will pay an inaugural visit to the French Grande Ecole’s brand new campus in The City on March 2, 2017. Located in Holborn, the campus hosts more than 90 students from the finance option of the school’s Master in Management programme.
“We are so proud of this new London campus as we enter the Brexit era. We believe in quality international higher education and London remains a compulsory stepping stone for every student of finance. Our French students will be able to spend one semester in the City and both British and international students will have the opportunity to experience the educational system of a French Grande École,” said François Bonvalet, Dean of Toulouse Business School.
As a part of its international development strategy, TBS aims to attract not only French but international students wishing to continue their education in areas such as finance, management and marketing.
For the 2017-2018 academic year, more than 130 students are expected to follow specialized tracks in Banking & Financial Markets, and International Management.
In the near future, a Master in International Business aimed at international students will be offered at the London Campus, with the option of following some of the specialization tracks at Toulouse Business School’s Barcelona Campus. Toulouse Business School now has five campuses: Toulouse, Paris, Barcelona, Casablanca and London.
TBS Barcelona: 20 Years Out of the Box
As the new campus in London opens, the TBS’ Barcelona campus celebrates two decades of international education in business, finance and marketing. With the motto “20 Years Out of the Box”, the agenda over the coming months will see conferences from Barcelona-based business owners and successful entrepreneurs, a photographic exhibition with images taken by locals, and a series of podcasts featuring cultural and sporting celebrities.
“We are very happy to be celebrating our 20th anniversary with personalities from the business and cultural sectors. For TBS, it is a unique moment which proves that, after two decades, its management programs have evolved and have successfully adapted to the economic and social challenges of the 21st century,” said Olivier Benielli, Director of TBS Barcelona.
1300m2 in the heart of the French capital
Present since 2011 in the French capital, TBS opened in January 2017 a new campus in the center of Paris. This campus hosts the MS, MSc, DBA programmes, as well as the Executive MBA which will open at the beginning of the next academic year. In September 2017, a brand new MS in International Business and Strategy will be offered, complementing the renowned MS M2C “Marketing and Communication”, a must for TBS programs.
“In Paris, our offer is focused on post-graduate programmes for young professionals and international students. The Parisian campus is also an essential link to TBS’s partnership approach to companies and its willingness to associate its 8,000 alumni in the Paris region more closely with the development of the school,” said Jacques Digout, Director of the TBS Paris campus.
New director for TBS Casablanca
On the other side of the Mediterranean, Dr. Mohamed Derrabi has been appointed new director of Toulouse Business School Casablanca, starting January 2017. Dr Derrabi will be in charge of strengthening international recruitment on the African market and implementing the deployment of the Bachelor in Management, among other challenges.
Member of the international accreditation committee EPAS/EFMD and of numerous research organizations, Dr. Derrabi was Vice-President of Academic Affairs at the Université Mundiapolis in Casablanca for 5 years. He holds a master’s degree and a PhD in Finance from Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and was awarded the Fullbright program at Purdue University (USA).
“I am very happy to join TBS and look forward to contributing to the development and attractiveness of this French Grande École, with the support of engaged and talented collaborators,” said Dr. Mohammed Derrabi.
New Erasmus agreements with international universities
In the last several months, TBS has signed agreements with prestigious European and international universities:
- University of Gothenburg, Sweden (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA)
- University of Sussex, United Kingdom
- National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland (EPAS and AMBA)
- Université d’Ottawa, Canada (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA)
- University of Alabama, United States (AACSB)
- Purdue University Calumet, United States (AACSB)
- Florida International University, United States (AACSB)
- Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chili (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA)
- Universidad Icesi, Colombia (AACSB and AMBA)
- Singapore Management University, Singapore (AACSB and EQUIS)
- Thammasat Business School, Thailand (EQUIS)
- Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea (AACSB and EQUIS)
The signed agreements promote the exchange of students, cooperation between research departments and academic collaboration between professors.
These new agreements complement the existing collaborations with more than 180 partners universities world-wide.
About Toulouse Business School
Founded in 1903 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse, Toulouse Business School now has five campuses: Toulouse, Paris, London, Barcelona and Casablanca. TBS offers seven study programs (Master in Management, Bachelor program, Specialized Masters, Masters of Science, MBA programs, BTS, Bachelor Business Unit, Executive Education programs and a CPA for continuous learning). Its mission: To train high-level decision makers from all walks of life and regardless of where they will ultimately exercise their responsibilities; to contribute to advancing knowledge in the major management disciplines through the TBS Research Center.
Its programs are primarily focused on HR, marketing, finance, chartered accounting, consulting and auditing, but without neglecting cultural, humanitarian, and entrepreneurial aspects. As a key player in the Midi-Pyrénées region, Toulouse Business School also offers training in the aeronautical sector (with an Aerospace MBA, an MS in Logistics, Procurement and International Trade, an MS in Air Transport Management, etc.) jointly with partner businesses and schools.
Toulouse Business School is one of the few schools with the triple international accreditation EQUIS/AMBA/AACSB.
The school has a truly international profile, and has signed more than 180 exchange agreements with universities on every continent. There are nearly 75 different nationalities represented on the various campuses. www.tbs-education.fr/en