IÉSEG’s teaching and learning strategy is designed to enable faculty members, administrative staff, students, graduates and partner companies to work together.
It is aligned with the School’s mission, which is structured around three pillars:
- To educate managers to be inspiring, intercultural and ethical pioneers of change.
- To create knowledge that nurtures innovative leaders.
- To promote creative solutions for and with responsible organizations.
IÉSEG’s objective is to train changemakers who will act as sources of knowledge, have a strong managerial impact, and have a strong social impact.
Learning experience at IÉSEG
The learning experience is therefore focused on enabling students to acquire knowledge and know-how, as well as personal development, in order to drive their skills.
The learning experience at IÉSEG is intercultural by nature. Between the academic and administrative staff and the students, more than 100 nationalities are represented on the two campuses. The diversity of origins, personal backgrounds and professional experience creates an incredibly rich environment that is beneficial for everyone. The learning experience is based on four cornerstones, all of which are associated with a set of various instructional methods.
Pilar 1: Active Learning
The objective is to foster student engagement and involvement in their learning through individual and group activities.
> The development of flipped classrooms (in which students work on the theory outside lessons and focus on applications and exercises in class).
> Moving some courses to fab-labs to learn differently in new places and contexts.
> Courses jointly developed with students.
Pilar 2: Adaptive Learning
The objective is to deliver personalized academic paths to students to enable them to gradually build their learning journey in line with their career plans and objectives.
> The Career Center provides support to the students’ professional project over the 5 years of the program thanks in particular to the involvement of specialized coaches and the provision of tools.
> Tools based on spaced repetition algorithms allow students to learn and revise at their own pace, according to their needs and the evolution of their understanding.
Pilar 3: Interdisciplinary Learning
The objective is to enable students to connect and give meaning to the knowledge acquired during independent courses through multiple internships, non-profit projects and group projects. Students also take cross-curricular courses and study material that helps them develop useful skills in a variety of fields.
> Interdisciplinary projects in each semester of the Bachelor bring students, who work in groups, to combine their knowledge in different disciplines to have a global understanding of specific concrete issues.
> Professors contribute to some of their colleagues’ courses to provide an alternative perspective from another discipline (example: an interdisciplinary course based on supply chain management and finance).
Pilar 4: Learning Focused on Skills Acquisition
The objective is to continually increase the focus of learning to align it with business issues as closely as possible. Each program is reviewed by a panel of professionals working in the fields concerned to ensure the content is relevant to companies’ expectations.
Example: Our students work on practical case studies, regularly meet professionals and learn through business games. They also directly work on real issues provided by companies.