KEDGE Business School (Euromed Management), founded in 1872, is the oldest French Business School and one of the top 10 French Business Schools. Its Master Program ranked No. 38 worldwide by Financial Times in 2013. Euromed Management and Bordeaux School of Management were merged into KEDGE Business School. In the future, the new Business School will become the third largest Business School in France.
Since 2002, KEDGE Business School started cooperation with Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM) of Shanghai Jiaotong University, a leading university in China. The AEMBA program (Antai – KEDGE Business School MBA) is one of the few international programs in which both institutions received EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditation (“triple crown”). There are only 60 business schools, namely 1% of business schools worldwide, that have this honor. AEMBA covers two leading programs: Global MBA and Executive MBA. The AEMBA program ranked N°43 by Financial Times in 2013 Top 1 part-time MBA program in Asia & China).
In 2005, the joint research centre, China Euro-Mediterranean Center of Diversity, has been established by two schools. Since then, one international conference has been organized each year. Subjects include foreign direct investment, innovation management, global and regional metropolitan area and industrial clusters, brand management, among the others. The CEMCD will further reinforce the academic research. In the near future, business cases will be the new scope to be reached, so as to increase the awareness of Chinese way of innovation and management style, both for scholars and business practitioners.