French education group INSEEC has added ESC Chambéry, located in Savoie in the heart of the Alps, to its roster of business schools. A pioneer of the multi-campus system during the last 30 years, the INSEEC group also has schools in Bordeaux, Paris and Lyon; as well as having successfully expanded abroad to London, Monaco, Chicago and soon San-Francisco.
The integration should allow the INSEEC and ESC Chambéry to develop and strengthen their areas of expertise - the luxury market, tourism, sport, and gastronomy - through interactions among the different elements of the group.
Already present in the Rhône Alps region, the international group wanted to reinforce its presence in this important European junction which links France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. The advantages of the new site are seen to be numerous. There are opportunities linked with the white gold economy, the dynamic image of Technolac (a Savoyard technology park), and the unique expertise of ESC Chambéry in up-market tourism and sports management.
"Our group is built as a business, and through a number of strategic choices, we are creating new schools and programs. That will give us a strong shared culture and the capacity to integrate new additions into the group easily”, explained Catherine Lespine, director general of INSEEC.
Thanks to the new addition, INSEEC’s annual budget will rise from €109m to €120m. In terms of governance at Chambéry, the group has opted for a common group of directors.
Dynamic and innovative, INSEEC’s strategy has always been clear and driven towards helping its students; the exceptional choices of location, a strong presence in the United States and China, the diversity and quality of its specializations and its programs. The group is able to offer its students multiple programs together with multiple campuses, giving students a great opportunity for excellent mobility.
The new campus will from now on be known as INSEEC Alpes-Savoie. The new structure will also allow INSEEC to reinforce its research activity, which now accounts for 70 researchers. The second and third year students at ESC Chambéry will from the beginning of this year be able to take advantage of group sessions to take place in Monaco, London and Chicago. From September new programs, founded on the current expertise of the INSEEC group (research in marketing, luxury, tourism, wine, gastronomy and sport) will be introduced at Chambéry to respond to the needs of local businesses.