2011: Special MBA CI 10th Anniversary
Going forward in Change & Innovation!
This newsletter features highlights of a very special event and a key milestone for the IAE Aix MBA Change & Innovation. The 10th anniversary of the MBA took place last Saturday, June 11 on the IAE Aix campus. We celebrated 10 successful years and welcome in our next 10 years of change and innovation! A unique and key element of the MBA is the Cezanne Seminars, a series of Executive seminars, managed by Professor Pierre Casse, that constitute a significant point of differentiation between our MBA and any other MBA. As many of our MBA alumni confirmed to us during the 10 year Celebration this past Saturday, the Cezanne Seminars remain today one their most memorable and impacting learning experiences ever.
We hope that you’ll enjoy reading this newsletter and gain valuable insights into our MBA experience.
Cezanne Seminars: Gaining New Perspectives
Cezanne Seminars are a series of business seminars offered only at the IAE Aix that develop critical thinking abilities of MBA participants. They don’t focus on knowledge or skills, but instead push participants to think out of the box, put critical business issues into perspective, and challenge the managerial practices of today’s world.
Professor Casse, the coordinator of the Cezanne Seminars, regularly invites key speakers from the corporate world to illustrate global issues, delve deeply, and explore what’s really happening within organizations in order to challenge perceptions. Within a very lively teaching atmosphere, the Cézanne Seminars are based on discussions, case analyses and experiential games.
There are 6 Seminars each year : Knowledge & Culture into Persepctive, HR into Perspective, Leadership into Perspective, Power into Perspective, Consulting into Perspective, and Business at the Intersection.
Professor Pierre Casse presents the Cezanne Seminars. In particular, Casse intervenes in the final three days where events culminate in exchanges and debates among expert professors in Finance, Strategy, Ethics and Leadership.
MBA 10th Anniversary: A Day of Reunion and Celebration
- Gathering and networking with MBA alumni from the past 10 years
- Listening to and exchanging with key MBA professors
- Enjoying a succulent lunch “al fresco”, including a pub-quiz and salsa dancing
- Delightfully experiencing a Preljocaj contemporary dance performance
Afterwards, an alumnus shared: “Thank you for making possible to see and share the event in Aix from abroad, once again (as usual…), Pierre, Maurice and Olivier were at their best ! Watching the broadcast was an excellent moment, I invite all to watch it, there are some nice moments, especially some “off the record” words :)… In conclusion, in this fast changing world, as a change agent, I won’t forget to check my options… and avoid living someone else’s life! Thanks again!” [Jérôme Rossignol, MBA 2007-2008]"
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