École des dirigeants et créateurs d'entreprise
|Motto||Ethics, Solidarity and Spirit of conquest|
|Type||Private Business school|
|Director||Jean Marcel Jammet|
|Colors||Blue and White|
|Affiliations||Sup de luxe, Sport Management School, Chair Cartier, UGEI|
|Mascot||An Owl (Cacahuète la chouette)|
EDC Paris Business School, also called Ecole des Dirigeants et des Créateurs d'entreprise, is a French business School in the city of Paris located in the business district La Défense. It offers four complete programs in English at undergraduate, graduate and post graduate levels (luxury brand management) Its MBA Luxury Brand Marketing and International Management is ranked 9th worldwide by Eduniversal. In partnership with the jewellery house Cartier, EDC created Sup de Luxe, a school offering programmes in luxury management.
Established in 1950, EDC Paris Business School provides business and management courses to 1300 students, both in French and in English.
The school is ranked among the best 20 Business Schools in France by Le figaro.
French students, unless they have studied abroad, must succeed at a competitive entrance examination, known as the concours. There are two concours, depending on undergraduate studies:
Concours Link (2450 candidates in 2014 for 250 selected)
250 places are offered to the best student after the Baccalauréat (High school diploma)
Concours Passerelle (7400 candidates in 2014 for 2 800 selected)
Their curriculum includes a written examination with 4 test: literary essay on an economic subject, test arpeggio (general knowledge, memorization, algebra, logic), English test and Test in the choice (Mathematics, management, law, economy, management, marketing, philosophy) and then an oral examinations: English Test, interview in Spanish or in German and then an important interview in every school of the concours in front of professional's jury (ex: CEO).
The Institut Supérieur de Marketing du Luxe was founded by Alain-Dominique Perrin, in collaboration with Cartier in 1990. By creating the Institut Supérieur de Marketing du Luxe, Cartier first trained a large number of its managers and then offered other brands creative profiles with the values of the sector.
Sup de luxe was the first educational institute in France specialising in the luxury management. The absence of luxury management schools is what gave Perrin his initial idea of founding the school. Its initial aim was to produce young managers and experts in the luxury field and to stimulate research into luxury on a global scale.
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Founded in 1950, EDC PARIS is one of the oldest business schools in France.
Sourced from EDC Paris Business School Programme