Event

2014 EFMD Conference on Master Programmes

Hosted by: Grenoble Ecole de Management

The event will start on: 03 Dec 14 14:00
And will end on: 05 Dec 14 13:00

Location: Grenoble, France
Contact:
caroline.taylor@efmd.org

Theme
Master Programmes: Going Global

Target Group
Directors of MSc and MA Programmes in management and related areas such as finance, marketing etc. as well as programme administrators and staff from EFMD member and non-member schools concerned with master programmes.

This event is chaired by Mark Thomas, Associate Dean and Director of International Affairs, Grenoble Ecole de Management, FR

EFMD thanks GMAC for their kind sponsorship of this event!

gmac

 

More Information

Programme

Wednesday, 3 December 2014
15:00 – 16:00 Registrations & Welcome Coffee
16:00 – 16:30 Welcome & Introduction
  • Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD
  • Loïck Roche, Dean, Grenoble Ecole de Management, FR
  • Mark Thomas, Associate Dean and Director of International Affairs, Grenoble Ecole de Management, FR and Conference Chair
16:30 – 18:00 Global Trends In Master Programmes                                                  
  • Benjamin Glover, Regional Director, EMEA, Graduate Management Admission Council®, UK
  • John Shields, Acting Deputy Dean (Programs and Infrastructure) & Associate Dean Postgraduate Coursework, University of Sydney, AU
  • Mark Vandenbosch, Associate Dean of Programmes, Ivey Business School, CA
  • Julia von Maltzan Pacheco, Associate Dean for International Relations, Fundação Getulio Vargas, BR
18:00 – 18:15 EFMD Update                                                                                               
  • Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD
18:15 – 19:00 The Dean's Game - how to design the school of the future
Join a collaborative creativity game and learn how games are created and then used as pedagogical tools. Hélène Michel, Professor, Serious Games and Innovation Management, Grenoble Ecole de Management, FR
19:15 Dinner in Town

 

Thursday, 4 December 2014
08:30 Registration
09:00 – 09:45 Perceptions of Master Programmes – Stakeholder Panel 
  • Anne-Fleur Barret, Talent Acquisition Manager for Southern Europe at HP
  • Lorene Grandidier, Strategic Marketing Manager, Schneider Electric & GEM Alumna, FR
  • Andrea Radojicic, HRBP Assistant Google & Final Year Student GEM, FR
09:45 – 10:45 Group Discussions: To what extent do our programmes respond to stakeholder perceptions?
10:45– 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Why Master Programmes are Developing Now and How They Differentiate
  • Selcuk Erenguc, Senior Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs, Hough Graduate School of Business, University of Florida, US
  • Nick Barniville, Director, Degree Programmes, ESMT, DE
  • Bertrand Guillotin, Director, International Programs Office, Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business, US
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 How to add value? – Programme Management
  • Christian Delporte, Associate Director Quality Services
  • Roland Siegers, Executive Director, CEMS
14:30 – 15:30 Group Discussions:
  Curriculum
  • Moderated by Ricardo Reis, Associate Dean for International Affairs, Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economic, PT
  Professional and Personal Development
  • Moderated by Nigel Hayes, Director of the Master in International Management and of the Master in Finance, EADA, ES
 

Support Services

  • Moderated by Roland Siegers, Executive Director, CEMS
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Corporate Involvement in Master Programmes 
  • Sylviane Chabli, Head of People, Organisations and Society Department, Grenoble Ecole de Management, FR
  • Petra Kreis-Hoyer, Vice Dean Education, EBS Business School, DE
  • Kenneth A. Little, Graduate Co-op Program, c/o The Center for Career Discovery and Development, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
19:30 Dinner

 

Friday, 5 December 2014
09:30 – 10:30 How Top Schools are dealing with Global Challenges
  • Matt Symonds, Co-director of Fortuna Admissions, and Chief Editor of MBA50.com US
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:O0 The Future of Master Programmes
  • Della Bradshaw, Business Education Editor, Financial Times, UK
12:00 – 12:30 Wrap Up by the Co–chairs & Welcome to the 2015 Conference
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Welcome and registration at the conference
  3. How to reach Grenoble
  4. Fees and Payment
  5. Registration
  6. Accommodation
  7. Social Programme
  8. Links
 
1. Venue

All the sessions will take place at:
Grenoble Ecole de Management
12 Rue Pierre Semard, 38000 Grenoble, France

 
2. Welcome and registration at the conferenceTop

Registration for the conference will take place at Grenoble Ecole de Management, on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 from 15:00 to 16:00.

 
3. How to reach GrenobleTop

Grenoble is at the heart of a dense transportation network. You thus have various options for coming to Grenoble, depending on your departure point.

TO GRENOBLE FROM LYON ST. EXUPERY AIRPORT
Lyon St. Exupéry airport is the most convenient airport for flying to Grenoble.
Most European airlines fly here, so if you are coming from far away (North or South America, Asia) you will probably be able to find a connecting flight to Lyon through each airline's hub.

BUS
We recommend that you take the shuttle bus from Lyon St. Exupéry airport to Grenoble.

  • Schedule: every hour between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Departure point: Departure level in Terminal 1
  • Arrival Point: Grenoble Bus Station (Gare Routière)
  • Prices: 20 Euros one-way fare. 15 Euros for under 25
  • Where do I buy my ticket: From the ticket desk just beside the departure point

TRAIN

  • Schedule: around 3 per day
  • Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.
  • Departure point: Lyon St Exupery TGV station
  • Arrival Point: Grenoble train station
  • Prices: 20 Euros one-way fare. 15 Euros for under 25
  • Where do I buy my ticket: From SNCF website - you must book in advance!

Late arrival?
If you arrive very late at Lyon airport and have missed the last shuttle bus and the last train, we recommend that you stay the night in a hotel close to the airport and take the shuttle bus the following morning.
A taxi between Lyon St Exupéry airport and Grenoble is outrageously expensive, well over 100 Euros!
Hotel by the airport: The Lyon Satolas Kyriad Hotel
Phone: +33 (0)4 72 23 90 90
Fax: +33 (0)4 72 23 80 32
Where do I find it?: 5 minutes from the airport by free shuttle bus
Price: single room 58 Euros, double room 61 Euros

TO GRENOBLE FROM GENEVA
You have two options for getting from Geneva's airport to Grenoble: train or bus

Shuttle train from the airport to Geneva main station:

  • Schedule: 5 times an hour
  • Duration: 6 minutes
  • Where do I buy my ticket?: You can buy a ticket at the airport railway station for your complete journey to Grenoble

Train from Geneva to Grenoble

  • Schedule: 3-4 trains a day; consult the SNCF website
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Where do I buy my ticket?: You can buy a ticket at the airport railway station for your complete journey to Grenoble or on the SNCF website.

BUS 

  • Schedule: 3 times a day every day: 11.00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Duration: 2 1/2 hours
  • Prices: 43 Euros one way or 69 Euros for a return ticket
  • Departure: Geneva Airport, from arrivals sector
  • Arrival: Grenoble Bus Station (Gare Routière)
  • Where do I buy my ticket?: from the Tourist Information-counter in arrivals sector Hotels near Geneva airport
  • If you will be arriving late, you should book into a hotel close to the airport.

TO GRENOBLE FROM PARIS
With France's TGV (high-speed train), the access to Grenoble from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (Roissy)* airport is quite easy. 
You have two options: take the TGV directly from the airport or go into the centre of Paris and take the TGV from there

TGV (high-speed train) from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport

  • Schedule: Either direct TGVs or connecting trains from Lyon, consult the SNCF's website for schedules
  • Duration: between 3 hours 45 mins. and 4hours 15 mins.
  • Departure point: Airport CDG 2 TGV - Terminal 2D (free shuttle buses between different terminals in the airport)
  • Arrival Point: Grenoble
  • Prices: from around 55 to over 90 Euros
  • Where do I buy my ticket? From the SNCF website. Book well in advance for good prices!

TGV from the center of Paris

  • Schedule: Either direct TGVs or connecting trains from Lyon, consult the SNCF website for schedules
  • Duration: between 3 (direct) and 4 hours (connecting)
  • Departure point: Gare de Lyon, in Paris
  • Arrival Point: Grenoble
  • Prices: from 22 to over 90 Euros depending on time and date
  • Where do I buy my ticket? From the SNCF website. Book well in advance for good prices!

How do I get from Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) airport to the Gare the Lyon, in Paris?
You have several options:

Commuter train/RER

  • Schedule: No schedules, several trains per hour
  • Duration: 45 minutes. to 1 hour
  • Departure point: RER B (blue line) from CDG1 or CDG2
  • Arrival Point: RER A (red line) to Gare de Lyon
  • Connection: Change from RER B to RER A (direction Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy/Boissy-St-Léger) at Châtelet les Halles and get off at the first stop
  • Prices: 9,30 Euros
  • Where do I buy my ticket?: at the RER station in the airport
  • Consult the airport's website for directions

Air France coach, line 4 (Les Cars Air France)

  • Schedule: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Duration: about 40 minutes
  • Departure point: several different points throughout Charles-de-Gaulle airport
  • Arrival Point: Gare de Lyon
  • Prices: 14 Euros
  • Where do I buy my ticket?: at the Air France Coaches ticket counter or directly from the driver

TAXI

  • Duration: from 40 minutes up to more than an hour, depending on traffic
  • Departure point: taxi stands in front of every terminal at the airport
  • Arrival Point: Gare de Lyon
  • Prices: 35 to 50 Euros

Note: If you are approached by someone offering you a ride in the terminal, DO NOT accept it! This person is not a licensed taxi driver and can charge you any rate he wishes. Only pick up a taxi from the taxi stand in front of each terminal.

* You may see or hear Chales-de-Gaulle airport referred to as Roissy. This is an alternative name for the airport, and is used because it is the nearest town to the airport.

TO GRENOBLE FROM GRENOBLE AIRPORT
Please be aware that there is a small airport in Grenoble (mostly for low cost airlines), however the airports of Lyon and Geneva might be preferable since they have a very good access and more connections.

BUS

  • Arrival: the bus station (“Gare routière”) next to the train station in Grenoble
  • Price: 12.50 Euros.
  • Tickets: sold at the ticket desk inside the airport

Grenoble airport website

 
4. Fees and paymentTop
  • EARLY BIRD until 15 September 2014
    • 685€ (+20% VAT) FULL members of EFMD
    • 835€ (+20% VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 985€ (+20% VAT) non members of EFMD
  • NORMAL FEE until 31 October 2014
    • 785€ (+20% VAT) FULL members of EFMD
    • 935€ (+20% VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 1085€ (+20% VAT) non members of EFMD
  • LATE FEE AFTER
    • 885€ (+20% VAT) FULL members of EFMD
    • 1035€ (+20% VAT) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 1185€ (+20% VAT) non members of EFMD

PLEASE NOTE that the fees have not increased, but we are obliged by European law to add 20% VAT, since the event is taking place in France.

Fees cover attendance at the meeting, documentation, meals and refreshments, but do NOT include hotel accommodation. Hotel fees are to be paid directly to the hotel.

Cancellation Policy for fees
Cancellation policy date: 31 October 2014
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If MCI EFMD Conference Secretariat receives notice of your withdrawal before 31 October 2014, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ (+VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

 
5. RegistrationTop

This is the link for the registrations

 
6. AccommodationTop

EFMD has secured rooms in the following hotel for the conference:

Hotel Hipark Grenoble
6 rue Auguste Genin
38 000 Grenoble
Phone : + 33 4 76 39 20 00
Fax : + 33 4 76 39 20 01

Should you decide to book your room at the hotel, please process your reservation through the registration platform by selecting the nights in the corresponding section. Furthermore, please note that a one-night deposit payment is required to guarantee your room. The fee(s) for the remaining night(s) will be paid at the hotel directly.


  • Room rate studio single use: 86,36€
  • Room rate studio double use: 100,91€
  • Room rate suite single use: 101,82€
  • Room rate suite double use: 116,36€
  • Rates include breakfast and wifi

The fees are subject to 10% VAT.
Reservation deadline 30 October 2014 – after this date, rooms and availability cannot be guaranteed
Cancellation deadline: 30 October 2014 – after this date, the deposit is not refunded

How to reach the hotel:
GPS location : Latitude : 45.1896065 Longitude : 5.712135699999976
By car

  • From Lyon, follow the signs to Bastille and exit the motorway at Europole.
  • From Chambéry, take the southern bypass towards the Lyon motorway and exit at Europole.

From the station

  • Take the underpass leading to Europole.
  • Cross the square and turn left into the rue Pierre Sémard when you reach the Tramway, walking parallel with it. 
  • Turn right into the rue de l'Abbé Grégoire.
  • Turn right into the rue d'Anthoard and right again at the rue Auguste Genin.

Map: http://www.hipark-residences.com/

 
7. Social ProgrammeTop

Wednesday, 3 December 2014
The dinner on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 at 19:15 will take place at:
Restaurant L’Epicurien
1 Place aux Herbes, 38000 Grenoble
Tel : 0+33 4 76 51 96 06

Thursday, 4 December 2014
The dinner on Thursday, 4 December 2014 will take place at:
Château de la Commanderie
17 Avenue d'Echirolles, 38320 Eybens, France
+33 4 76 25 34 58

 
8. LinksTop

Download here additional useful and touristic information about Grenoble
Download here the scheme of the public transport network in Grenoble

 

Please notice: this conference will not deal with MBA programmes as EFMD organizes a yearly event dedicated exclusively to MBA programmes.