IPAG Pedagogy

INNOVATIVE TEACHING GEARED TOWARDS EXCELLENCE

The faculty of IPAG is made up of recognised teacher-researchers and expert professionals.

Teacher-researchers

The teacher-researchers offer students a strong perspective, which allows them to better understand their future professional career.

All of them hold a PhD and are recognised in their field of expertise, thanks to their research work. These are the subject of academic articles published in international journals and presentations at international conferences.

Expert professionals and VIPs

The professionals who teach at IPAG are managers, consultants, entrepreneurs and CEOs. By sharing their experience and knowledge with our students they allow  them to apply theorical concepts to the reality of a company.

In addition, every year, writers, essayists and politicians speak on our campuses and debate on major contemporary issues with students: Pascal Bruckner, Arnaud Montebourg, Mathieu Bock-Côté and Aquilino Morelle, for example.

Le Learning Lab

IPAG is constantly reflecting on the consequences of the major changes in our world and on how to teach management. With this in mind, the school has been equipped since September 2018 with a Learning Lab, dedicated to innovation, with multiple missions:

  • workshops about how to use new tools for teaching,
  • continuous monitoring through participation in different influence groups related to educational innovation at the national level,
  • strategic support of the institution in the valorisation of expertise in innovation.

OUR CREDO: OCCUPATIONAL INTEGRATION

IPAG benefits from a large network of partner companies which allows us to offert curriculums based on practical projects and professional experience.

Practical cases: train yourself with Business Games!

Because tomorrow starts today, IPAG invites you to put yourself in the shoes of a manager. During this game, you are faced with real business cases submitted by our partners. You put into practice the knowledge, skills and know-how acquired during the year in a practical fun way. It is also an opportunity to meet companies looking for new talent, and to glean valuable advice from professionals.

Some examples:
•  Negociation game #Negoc’IPAG
•  Innovation IPAG Challenge
•  Hackathon
•  IPAG Weekend Challenge

The incubator: transform your idea into an innovative business!

IPAG materialise your entrepreneurial project thanks to a strong support: legal advice, accounting expertise, personalised coaching, development of your business model... You hold all the cards in hand to innovate, from the design of your project to its final realisation. These services are offered to you over a period ranging from 6 to 18 months.

Internships and work-study programmes: play a role within a business!

IPAG students are required to complete an internship each year. Lasting from 2 to 6 months, these field experiences can take place in all types of structure: start-ups, SMEs, large groups, public establishments, in France and abroad. IPAG also offers its students the opportunity to complete the Masters cycle on a work-study basis.
 

INTERNATIONAL AT THE HEART OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT

Immerse yourself in a multicultural environment and increase your experiences abroad

A multicultural environment

International is a daily experience at IPAG. You can live international experiences every day at IPAG. A stimulating cultural mix, ideal to prepare yourself to evolve in a globalised professional environment.

For the Grande École Programme, this internationalisation can go even further, thanks to:
•   the American Track in which courses are taught entirely in English from the first year,
•   international Tracks (China, Brazil, Germany, Hispanic) which include specific courses on the economy, civilisation and language of the concerned areas,
•   the MIT dual degree in partnership with the Politecnico di Torino

Learn to manage internationally

Spending time abroad during your studies is compulsory at IPAG, it allows students to discover the world but also, and above all, to learn how to manage internationally.

Thanks to its large network of partner universities, IPAG offers to students the possibility to study semesters abroad throughout their studies:
•    summer session at the University of Berkeley (USA),
•    semester in Kunming (China), Riverside (USA) or one of the 133 other partner universities,
•    through our dual degrees (The Politecnico di Torino, Nottingham Business School, City University of New York, The University of Greenwich, Edinburgh Napier University, The University of Economics at Plekhanov).

EXPERIENCE-BASED LEARNING

Because management is not limited to technical expertise, IPAG offers paths to develop soft-skills, that are just as important...

IPAG Xtrem: push your limits!

A week during which you will experience unique moments, thats will teach you how to surpass yourself and become an adaptable team player:  
• adrenaline (skydiving, multisport adventure, via ferrata)
• survival training (extreme cold, trapper, sea fishing and diving)
• military training (gendarmerie, National Reserve)
• humanitarian commitment (Little Brothers of the Poor, SOS Orient Christians, Tandem Association, Emmaüs Défi…)
 

Cultural & Discovery Options: explore new worlds!

No creativity without culture! Throughout the curriculum, you can choose from several Culture and Discovery path. History of art, geography, fashion, music, gastronomy ... These extra-curricular options enrichh your general knowledge and analytical skills.  It is an undeniable asset for understanding new issues and daring to explore new perspectives.

Associative project: develop your managerial skills!

IPAG provides its students the opportunity to take part in an associative project that is close to their heart. It is a good way to practice defending ideas, motivating a team around a commun goal, juggle between innovative proposals and budgetary constraints...  A know-how and soft-skills that will breatch new life into your professional project.