IÉSEG and Le Wagon launch joint MBA programme

IÉSEG and Le Wagon launch joint MBA programme

France’s IÉSEG School of Management and Le Wagon have announced plans to co-launch a new leadership and coding MBA programme that will be delivered at the school’s Paris campus.

The year-long MBA programme is designed to provide its participants with a dual expertise in the two fields that the respective institutions specialise in, which is business leadership and technical coding skills.

The integrated programme, developed jointly by the two institutions, will be based in IÉSEG’s Paris campus in the city’s La Défense business district, and will be open to applicants in October 2020.

IÉSEG Le Wagon MBA ‘designed for graduates looking to gain a dual expertise’

Professor Ghassan Yacoub, Academic Director of the IÉSEG and Le Wagon joint MBA programme, when asked why the two institutions decided to deliver this programme exclusively in English in France, told Global Education Times:

“While IÉSEG’s campuses are in France, the school has for many years now had an extremely international focus and outlook. Le Wagon is a global coding school (with campuses around the world) that teaches web development and data science.

“At IÉSEG, Bachelor, Master of Science and other postgraduate programmes are taught in English and attract students from around the world. This year, we have more than 100 nationalities represented at our two campuses in Lille and Paris.

“In addition, over 80% of our permanent faculty members are international.”

MBA will seek to train managers in understanding ‘integration between business and technology’

Professor Yacoub has also explained in more detail the relationship between the two areas of focus.

He noted: “The way business is carried out is changing rapidly largely due to ongoing innovation and an increasing integration between business and technology. Managers will therefore need new competencies to manage, lead, and shape the future of business.

“This new MBA offers a unique 2-in-1 learning opportunity aimed at: developing an agile and transversal managerial mindset to become changemakers; and acquiring coding skills and equipping managers with comprehensive skill sets to stand out in dynamic environments.”

Boris Paillard, CEO of Le Wagon, said: “Managers of the future will need to be able to combine outstanding human and business skills to lead their teams with care towards sustainable strategies, along with coding skills to understand deeply how technology works. The latter can be used to streamline processes and invent the products and services of tomorrow.

“This [IÉSEG Le Wagon] MBA is a unique opportunity for participants to learn both skill-sets and differentiate themselves as a manager.”

Le Wagon has a track record of partnering with business schools or universities in France like HEC, ESSEC, EM Lyon, etc., as well as internationally, such as WHU and University of Birmingham, to provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with online and in-person coding courses.

In a statement to GET News, Le Wagon said that they believe its MBA Leadership & Coding in partnership with IÉSEG “goes a step further; launching an MBA mixing business and digital skills.”

Prof Yacoub added: “This new MBA programme with Le Wagon has been designed for graduates with 3 years of work experience) from around the world who are looking to gain a dual expertise in leadership/management and coding/technical skills.”

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Josephine Walbank - Reporter, Global Education Times (GET News)

Josephine Walbank is a reporter for Global Education Times (GET News) with a focus on education in the UK, Asia-Pacific, and Americas, and student experience and lifestyle news.

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