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Montpellier Business School

Montpellier Business School

Montpellier Business School


An objective of global and sustainable performance, at the service of organizations, societies, and individuals.

Montpellier Business School, a Grande Ecole, is heir to a long tradition of teaching based on the needs of businesses and markets. Founded in 1897 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Montpellier, the school has succeeded in continually refining its specialized teaching in management science to adapt its courses to constant changes in local and global economic environments.

The institution’s strategy is “to be a leading European Management School in the Occitanie Region, internationally recognized for the values it promotes, its academic excellence regarding managerial innovation and entrepreneurship and the concern for global responsibility and performance, which characterizes its operations, stakeholders and results”.

In order to achieve this strategic goal of global and sustainable performance, Montpellier Business School, that positions itself in the fields of managerial innovation and entrepreneurship thanks to its activities, has adopted the core values of ethics, diversity, openness, responsibility as well as global performance, all inspiring its mission which is “to train, through higher education programs, managers who are strengthened by their diversity, aware of their global responsibility, able to make use of their sense of innovation and corporate culture in the performance of their professional activities and to adapt to constant changes in local, national and international environments”.

The quality of its strategy and results is internationally recognized. Its triple international accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS), its place on the Financial Times Ranking of the world’s best Master in Management programs as well as its place in the French rankings attest its excellent international reputation.

Our mission

Montpellier Business School’s mission is to “train, through higher education programs, managers who are strengthened by their diversity, aware of their global responsibility in carrying out their missions and able to adapt to changes in local, national and international environments”.

Our values: a commitment at the root of every action

At Montpellier Business School, three major families of institutional values guide every aspect of the school’s functioning and teaching and are reflected every day in all of its actions and commitments:

Ethics: capacity to engage in critical thinking about the rules of human conduct, whatever they may be; that is to say, to constantly question general actions through the singular act in order to define the “right thing to do”, based on the values of honesty, fairness, and integrity.

Openness and diversity: the capacity of dealing with diversity in all its forms, either voluntarily or involuntarily, without demagogic intent, with the intelligence of positive openness.

Global responsibility and performance: the constant search for economic, social and environmental efficiency in one’s actions, a sharp awareness of their impacts on all stakeholders along with a willingness to report them in a transparent manner.

The implementation of these values is recognized by strict labels:

  • Diversity
  • Professional Equality
  • United Nations Compact
  • Global Compact

Our education

Innovation at the heart of programs

Montpellier Business School bases its research and teaching on management innovation and entrepreneurship as well as corporate social responsibility.

The research works of the Faculty of Montpellier Business School, which is composed of many permanent teachers-researchers, helps to ensure that teaching remains up-to-date in the particularly everchanging field of management science.

Innovative teaching methods moreover aim to develop a sense of responsibility and critical thinking which fosters students’ innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

Montpellier Business School is also committed to sustainable partnerships in research and education fields.

On the university of Montpellier’s campus

  • Member of the COMUE LR-U, Montpellier Business School is a member of the management laboratory «Montpellier Recherche en Management» which brings together more than 200 researchers and plays a major role at the national level in management science research.
  • Montpellier Business School, together with SupAgro and the University of Montpellier, is also a key member of Labex Entreprendre, the only “Laboratory of Excellence” dedicated to entrepreneurship in France.

But also at the national and international levels

  • Existing collaborations with more than 50 Universities and Business Schools in France.
  • Active collaborations with more than 25 countries (mainly in Europe but also in the United States, Canada, and China).

Campus Features


Located 15 minutes from the city center, MBS campus is spread over a 7-hectare wooded park. The restaurant area, its patio and the shady and friendly outdoors welcome students and faculty to relax or work in groups.

With more than 110,000 students, Montpellier’s cosmopolitan side makes the city appealing.

  • Over 300 days of sunshine a year
  • Elected 4th best city in France for «student life» & 1st for the living environment in 2021 (L’Etudiant)
  • 43% of Montpellier’s population is under 30 years old
  • Top level professional teams in the major sports: handball, rugby, soccer…
  • Numerous cultural events and museums where students can discover artistic works from France and abroad
  • Montpellier is ideally located: 10 km from the sea, a few hours from the first ski resorts, and 3 hours from Paris and Barcelona.

MBS Dakar:

Located in Dakar (Senegal), a cosmopolitan administrative, political, economic, social and cultural metropolis of more than 4 million inhabitants, this MBS campus is a centre for the co-development of training in West Africa.

Our housing partner in France - Studapart:

Montpellier Business School has its own housing platform. It is accessible through the Ecampus platform

Our shared housing partner in France - Koliving:

Montpellier Business School has set up a partnership with Koliving specialised in shared housing with simplified access for students and young active workers

The city support for student housing:

An information and meeting place, with all the information you need to get social assistance: the student area

For more information, please visit the university website.


    Our sport, cultural, solidarity or exchange associations are yearly involved in more than 60 projects and provide as many reasons for students to commit, feel fulfilled and surpass themselves. There are 19 associations.

    Community work, projects and teamwork aim to train students in project and team management, and to make them aware of the values of openness and diversity, as well as global responsibility and performance.

    Scholarships and Funding

    • MBS’s scholarships: individual scholarships may apply (up to 2000€ scholarship according to admission results)
    • MBS Foundation's scholarships: merit-based scholarships, international scholarships…
    • Eiffel scholarships for international students
    • Scholarships from international organisations (UN, Unesco, the WHO…)

    Specific Financial Solutions From Montpellier Business School

    • Discount: You will get a 3% discount if you pay your tuition fees in full by bank transfer within 15 days of the invoice date.
    • “Monitorat”: this allows students to work in one of the School’s departments, 10 hours a week for 6 or seven months.


    • All foreign students have the right to work while studying in France, once they are enrolled at an institution that entitles them to student Social Security coverage (and they have a residence permit if they are not a citizen of the European Union)
    • Foreign students also have the possibility of working within public higher education institutions. This involves contractual recruitment


    EFMD Equis AccreditedAMBA AccreditedAACSB Accredited

    Why study at Montpellier Business School

    • A triple accredited business school (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA)
    • 56th Best Master in Management worldwide (Financial Times 2021)
    • Pioneer and leader in professionalisation with more than 1 500 students in apprenticeship
    • + 180 international destinations
    • A faculty of excellence: +100 teacher-researchers, 96% PhDs, 60% international professors

    Awards & Accreditations

    AASCB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)




    AMBA (Advanced Microcontroller Bus Architecture)


    CGE (Central Government Employees)




    Campus Life & Facilities

    • A housing platform
    • A language center
    • A cafeteria, a snack bar
    • A learning center with a library
    • A wooded park
    • A ‘’Bloomberg’’ trading room
    • A co-working area
    • A start-up incubator
    • A student area & students associations
    • 3 computer rooms
    • 3 amphitheatres

    Career center:

    MBS helps companies recruit interns and work-study applicants.

    • Thousands of offers (job, internships…) each year thanks to a network of local, national and international companies
    • Over 5000 partner companies
    • Dedicated events: Internship Dating, International Career Day.
    • Specific workshops: how to write your cover letter and CV, Networking, and Branding.

    The Learning Center:

    • Includes 3 spaces: the Library, the Bloomberg trading room, and coworking areas
    • Support and train in documentary research
    • Make available physical and electronic resources (books, DVD, reviews, online databases)
    • Support and training in the use of the pedagogical platform (Moodle)

    The Entrepreneurship center

    The MBS Entrepreneurship Center is an incubator offering students and Alumni an infrastructure and personalised support. The objective is to help each entrepreneur to move from idea to project, to find the necessary resources for the implementation of their project, and to develop their network. Over 100 start-ups are incubated within the MBS Entrepreneurship Center each year.

    Our sport, cultural, solidarity or exchange associations are yearly involved in more than 60 projects and provide as many reasons for students to commit, feel fulfilled and surpass themselves. There are 19 associations.

    Community work, projects and teamwork aim to train students in project and team management, and to make them aware of the values of openness and diversity, as well as global responsibility and performance.

    Montpellier Business School is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 badge

    Program Admission Requirements

    Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

    Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


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