Cardiff School of Management signed a partnership with the ESDES School of Business this week which will enable students and staff to take advantage of international study abroad programmes and work experience placements.
Professor David Brooksbank, Dean of the School of Management met with Dr. Olivier Maillard, Dean of the ESDES School of Business in Lyon France to formalise the strategic partnership in international development. The agreement will include co-operation in teaching and joint research projects for academic staff, as well as offering a variety of student opportunities for international work experience and study abroad programmes.
The agreement will formalise the working relationship between the two businesses schools, which have been working together informally for a number of years. ESDES currently sends students to complete the Masters programme in Management at Cardiff Met and a number of collaborative research papers have been written and published.
Professor David Brooksbank, Dean of Cardiff School of Management said: "We are committed to offering a rounded educational experience to all of our students to prepare them for the world of work. Intercultural communication skills and the experience of working internationally will offer our graduates a competitive edge when applying for employment.
"Providing study and work placement opportunities internationally is a key part of our development strategy and will greatly enhance the university experience of our students, as well as offering excellent opportunities to our academic staff for teacher exchanges and joint research.
"We believe that this agreement with the Business School of ESDES in Lyon will pave the way for a total international partnership for double degrees, student and teacher exchanges and joint research."
Dr. Olivier Maillard, Dean of the ESDES School of Business said: "ESDES considers this partnership as an important way forward in training highly qualified young graduates to work in an ever-changing global environment. By ensuring that we give our academic staff the opportunity to meet and work together, this partnership will help produce up to date research that will be disseminated in our courses to students."