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Our Partners





Institutional member - partner of our association, ICN Business School is represented by its Director Jérôme Caby.

Since 1905, ICN has been the "Grande École" Business School in the East of France and at the heart of Europe. Its identity and its development are rooted in the links between management, technology and art. These links will be vital determinants for tomorrow's economic environment. The mission of ICN Business School is to train students and executives to manage enterprises efficiently, with a commitment to corporate responsibility, and to contribute to innovation through creativity. Its teaching programs are supported by the specialist knowledge of its academic Faculty who make original intellectual contributions to improving managerial practice and furthering the knowledge which is essential to corporate success. The ICN community is driven by three fundamental values, which find their true expression in the objectives of the ARTEM Alliance: open-mindedness, commitment, team spirit. Accredited EQUIS and AMBA, ICN offers one of the best Masters in Management according to the Financial Times ranking. The education of the School is particularly appreciated by Human Resources Manager.







Institutional member - partner of our association, the CEREFIGE is represented by its Director Patrice Laroche.

The CEREFIGE is a research support group in Economic Sciences and Management Sciences. This group is made up of teacher/research from IAE, ICN, the Faculty of law, Management and Economic Sciences of the IUT (many of whom are qualified to supervise research). These teachers and research staff share a common pool of resources (databanks, research documentation, software,…), opportunities for research activity (seminars, projects, contracts), and teachers in economics and management.





Institutional member - partner of our association, the CIBER GT is represented by its Director John McIntyre.

The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965 , the CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country. The 33 CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels. This grant program adheres to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 74-86 and 97-99.

Building on the strengths of their faculty and staff, each CIBER organizes a variety of activities to advance the study and teaching of international business and to support applied research on United States competitiveness in the global marketplace. Examples of such activities are listed below:

  • Internationalizing the business curriculum by dramatically increasing the number of interdisciplinary courses, existing courses with international content, study abroad and other international exchange opportunities for students.
  • Creating faculty development and enrichment programs for business faculty from colleges and universities around the nation, such as low-cost study trips to Asia, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, and intensive 2-3 week workshops at host universities.
  • Collaborating with modern foreign language departments to develop business language courses for students and to provide intensive language training programs for business persons.
  • Providing support to small and medium-size business firms seeking to develop overseas markets. Educational programs for business may include, for example, export training, market information, management reviews, and response strategies to increased international competition.
  • Funding research projects, events and publications on issues of strategic national interest, such as international competitiveness issues.
  • CIBERs work collaboratively with each other, with other departments and disciplines within their universities, other colleges and universities regionally and nationally, government and trade councils, professional associations, and business.





Institutional member - partner of our association, the DOCSE is represented by its Director Paul Shrivastava.

Named after benefactor David O'Brien, Chairman of RBC and Encana, the David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (DOCSE) was inaugurated in November 2009. Paul Shrivastava, the Centre's director, spearheads the Centre's efforts to be the leader in developing business practices that support corporate social responsibility, environmental health and safety, environmental management, community, and greening activities. The mission of DOCSE is to be the leader in developing business practices that support corporate social responsibility, environmental health and safety, environmental management, community, and greening activities in a holistic and systemic way. DOCSE has three main goals: Advancing scholarly research and developing practical solutions for creating sustainable enterprises, integrating sustainability into teaching, learning, and student activities and outreach initiatives to embed sustainability in organizations and communities. Through these programs, DOCSE provides a variety of ways for faculty and students to participate in building and strengthening our efforts to promote sustainability at Concordia University, within our local community and around the world.