ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon

ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) is a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and community service activities, it plays a major role in educating qualified specialists and personnel, whose cultural, scientific and technical skills enable them to contribute to sustainable development both at the national and the global level. The strategic objectives of ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon are: innovation, quality, internationalization and development of an entrepreneurial culture.
At community service level, the scholars and graduates of the ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon have contributed to establishing multiple connections with private companies and public and civil society organizations. One of the most outstanding examples is the Institute for Management Development (INDEG), which employs activities of strong public recognition in the domains of education, postgraduate studies and research and community service in the areas of its jurisdiction.

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AUDAX is the Entrepreneurship Center of ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon and it was established on the assumption that entrepreneurship is essential for creating value in organizations. Audax focused its initiatives:
- In the development of specialized training programs on the topics of entrepreneurship, marketing, management and corporate control, corporate finance and accounting;
- In organizing events on entrepreneurship and management of family businesses nature, and promote editing of publications on those areas of knowledge;
- In promoting investment vehicles to support business-university projects and projects related to restructuring family businesses;
- In providing specialized consulting services in the field of business management, financial management, marketing and innovation, as well as general support to business projects born in academia services.

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 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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