Written on 14 Jun 2019.
Among the management schools taking part in this second edition of the Trophées Agires – Synergie Campus Entreprises, EDHEC Business School was rated top by businesses for the quality and innovation of its corporate relations for the second year running.
This prize rewards EDHEC's long-term strategy geared to making an impact on the business world, Anne Zuccarelli, Associate Dean EDHEC Educational Experience
The Trophées Agires – Synergie Campus Entreprises ranking is the first in France to be based on the satisfaction of stakeholders in school-business relations and seeks to reward impactful, innovative and dynamic relations between higher education institutions and companies. Over 300 voters took part in this second edition compared to 194 in the first.
“This 1st prize is fabulous recognition for EDHEC, given that it’s based on companies’ votes. It rewards our long-term strategy geared to making an impact on the business world”, underlines Anne Zuccarelli, Associate Dean EDHEC Educational Experience. The schools were assessed on a number of pre-defined criteria, amongst which the institution’s knowledge and the extent to which it factors in the specifics of each company (ability to adapt strategy to the employer brand), the quality and degree of innovation apparent in its actions and initiatives (forums, business lunches, etc.) and the assistance it provides for detecting and proposing corporate or student ambassadors.
The prize awarded at a ceremony in Paris on Thursday 6 June represented further recognition of the high-quality relations EDHEC develops with businesses, through innovative partnerships catering to companies’ needs. A key aspect of this approach is the school’s Pedagogical Factory, a genuine co-build initiative set up with some 50 corporate partners, professors and over 2,000 students who work with managers on practical cases.
“This award is fine testimony to the attention we pay to businesses’ needs, our ability to adapt and our engagement. Over 100 corporate partners have now chosen to deepen their ties with us, by becoming members of the EDHEC Business Club and thereby enjoying customised assistance with recruiting their future talent, developing their employer brand and reaping the benefit of the expertise promoted by EDHEC”, specifies Fernanda Diaz, EDHEC Career Centre and Employer Relations Director.