The IPAG Experience

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Un cursus dans une Grande École permet souvent de tisser des liens indéfectibles avec les autres étudiants. Certains moments "forts" permettent de créer et d'entretenir cet esprit de corps.

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The F.I.V.E. (GAMSY): Go ahead and Make Your School a Part of You

This event is held on the occasion of the start of the school year each September and brings all 1st year students together to allow them both to discover the school, its environment and its values. Greeted by your teaching staff and 2nd year students, you will take your first steps at IPAG in a friendly and exciting atmosphere. Concretely, after a day dedicated to visiting the campus and introducing the school, you start working in groups, under the sympathetic eye of your professors, during a 3-day business game. This is a way to get to know your classmates and tackle your first challenges together.

The integration weekend (newcomers’ weekend)

Just a few weeks after the school year starts, you will go away for the unmissable integration weekend. For three days, you will participate in sporting and fun activities: pool party, foam party, blind test, volleyball, archery, softball... Organised by the Students' Office, each year in a different place (Bassin d'Arcachon, Var, Ardèche...), this weekend is a wonderful opportunity to have fun, live unforgettable moments and to forge lasting relationships with your classmates who, like you, have just joined the IPAG.

Those unique experiences aim to forge a spirit of cohesion among students.

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A week on the ski slopes

The Sport Office organises each year at the end of February or at the beginning of Marsh, a one-week stay in the French Alps (Alpe d'Huez, Risoul, Megève...) for all students who wish to come together for skiing, snowboarding, enjoying the fresh air or just partying with students from all classes.

The end-of-year gala

The climax of your student life, the graduation ceremony is an opportunity to mark the end of your studies together with your classmates, teachers, friends and family. On the stage of a prestigious hall, you are invited to the graduation ceremony to receive your diplomas, the trophies of the graduating class and the best graduation theses before the festivities begin.

Face the challenges presented by companies

Since our pedagogy is built on concrete learning and in order for you to be fully operational at the end of your studies, your course at IPAG is marked with numerous Business Games. They allow you to put your knowledge, know-how and interpersonal skills into practice in a fun way and in real-life conditions, in order to respond to a real-life case study brought to you by a company.

Nice Business Challenge

The purpose of this Business Game is to organise a tradeshow to promote and market the product from a partner company. During a week, this challenge puts your team spirit to the test and teaches you how to put your skills to work on a hands-on project.

#Negoc’IPAG

During the annual #Negoc'IPAG contest, four to six companies submit a business negotiation case to our Grade 5 students in the Grande École Programme. After 2h30 of preparation, the student begins the negotiation phase in front of a jury of seasoned professionals. For the companies involved (CBRE, Altran, IZI by EDF...), this event is an opportunity to get a fresh look at their issues and to identify future graduates with high potential. On your side, it's a chance to test your persuasive abilities in front of professional business people.

Agorize Challenge

Besides the challenges taking place at IPAG, our students also compete in Business Games outside the school, such as Agorize, against teams from other schools. In October 2019, IPAG students won the Sustainable Beauty Challenge, led by Cosmetic Valley in partnership with the LVMH group. After an intense hackathon involving 900 participants, the IPAG project seduced the LVMH group, which is now continuing its collaboration with the winners. These events are all opportunities to showcase your talents to recruiters.

Explore new horizons...

These courses named the Culture and Discovery Classes, will allow you to explore new domains and introduce you to less academic disciplines. They will help you to develop your personal development while developing your critical mind and creativity. These classes are offered with the support of renowned institutions such as the École de Condé, ESMOD, the Gustave Moreau Museum and the Ritz Hotel.

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A few examples of courses...

  • Architecture and contemporary design
  • Information Warfare
  • Cinema history
  • An Introduction to Major Religious Traditions
  • An Introduction to Psychology and Psychoanalysis
  • Backstage of the French touch
  • The underside of the media
  • Mythology and superheroes
  • Health, Geography and Economics

Get out of your confort zone...

Each year for one week, the X'trem courses are a unique opportunity for you to experiment the fundamental values of management: solidarity and going beyond your limits. During a week, you are encouraged dive into an unknown universe for a survival course or a cyber security simulation, for example. Confronted to strict conditions, you have to adapt quickly, take on unexpected responsibilities.

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A few examples of suggested experiments...

  • Extreme cold survival in the Alps
  • Wildlife observation in the Mercantour National Park
  • Horse riding in the Périgord
  • Sailing in Le Finistère
  • Trapper survival in the Jura
  • Fencing
  • Diving Survival in Brittany
  • Rafting in the Camargue
  • Shore survival in Normandy
  • Wellness and meditation in nature