ICN Business School

The ICN Business School, formerly the “Institut Commercial de Nancy”, was created in 1905, by the University of Nancy and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Meurthe-and-Moselle. The ICN is a prominent member of the Chapter of Schools of Management from the French Conference of Graduate Schools, (Grandes Ecoles) and a member of the ECRICOME Group. Recognized as one of the leading French Graduate Business Schools, the ICN is also a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, (AACSB). In 1985, the ICN achieved a large degree of autonomy and independence under Article 33 of the Law on Education, and the school was granted its own Board of Governors. In 2001 and 2003 the French Government issued Ministerial Decrees recognizing the ICN as a Private School for Higher Education affiliated to the University of Nancy2.

The ICN Business School has 1800 students in its graduate and undergraduate programs. Its 67 full-time professors are complemented by a large pool of business professionals. These executives teach seminar courses using the latest business practices and technology. A number of courses are also taught each year by visiting professors from international partner universities.

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The CEREFIGE is a research laboratory in management sciences and finance from the universities of Lorraine. It is composed of 83 teachers and researchers from the Universities of Nancy 2 and Metz. The laboratory is made up of 4 teams of specialists in 4 fields of research: (1) Strategy, Organization and Human Resources, (2) Entrepreneurship and Project Management, (3) Marketing and (4) Finance & Accounting. The laboratory has a common theme of “performance, risk and governance of organizations” which gives rise to analysis in each sector: How modes of governance and management practices evolve and how they contribute to decision-making and to performance situations of risk, and create favorable conditions for growth, and technological innovation; How the institutional environment, both political and social can spur or hold back businesses and organizations from undertaking modes of governance and management practices capable of preserving interests or improving the security of partners, favor their development, conform to the collective interest and to the objectives of social responsibility.

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 Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for International Business Education and Research (GT CIBER), The GT CIBER, created in 1993, is one of the thirty national resource centers of excellence in international business funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is administratively located in the Georgia Tech College of Management, and also collaborates with the Ivan Allen College. Georgia Tech has a long history in business education, dating back to 1913. Graduates from the College of Management fill strategic technological and managerial positions in Fortune 500 firms, government, small and mid-size companies and entrepreneurial ventures. The MBA program was ranked 32nd in the United States by US News and World Report in 2004. The MBA program ranks in the top 10% of the graduate programs accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business and in the top 3% of all MBA programs in the U.S.

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