What is the purpose of the preparatory class dedicated to holders of a professional baccalaureate?
Holders of a professional baccalaureate degreeand they come from different backgrounds (industrial or tertiary degree), on the one hand, on the other hand, they have taken lessons completely focused on their specialty and therefore have not benefited from more general courses or more focused on general culture or methodology. It is therefore a question of putting them on the same level as their mates of general maturity with lessons in mathematics, philosophy, modern languages. Furthermore, for the most part, they did not have access to certain cultural events, contrary to what their peers benefited from. The idea is also to open them to culture through site visits, shows, etc.
How will this preparatory year unfold? At what pace?
It will take place over a year with a program close to what we have in the last year’s class, so about thirty hours of lessons per week. He will be in Nancy. This preparatory class will be “placed” in the direction of student support, which will provide dedicated and rigorous supervision. Students will benefit from quality administrative and pedagogical support; they will also be followed for extra-curricular activities such as those related to the acquisition of an in-depth general culture: visits to museums, cinema, theater, opera, etc. From this point of view, the city of Nancy, a city of art and culture, lends itself wonderfully well to these activities. From a purely pedagogical point of view, the courses will be organized throughout the year, in a classic way and will be face to face. This is math, French, history and geography, mostly philosophy or enough to provide a quality toolbox to students who will be ready to enroll in the management degree at ICN. On the Artem Nancy campus, preparatory year students will have the advantage of supporting students from ICN but also those from partner schools, the National School of Art and Design and Mines Nancy. The diversity of profiles is part of the #ATM pedagogy that “breaks down” the disciplinary silos. Vocational baccalaureate students of all backgrounds will thus find their place, their full place within the ICN.
What are the possible opportunities after this preparatory year?
This is a preparatory class in the sense of “preparatory”, that is, a “year of preparation necessary for the deeper study of a science”, in other words it leads to what it is designed for, to prepare students to enter a management degree at ICN Business School. ICN Business School and its “Bachelor in Management” program have international labels, Equis, AMBA, AACSB and licensed degree, all labels that recognize the program’s quality approach and academic excellence. The ICN Business School Management Degree is widely recognized for the international openness of its program and the professional integration of its graduates. International openness measures the quality of partners and the percentage of program students who go abroad. An opening to the world that is one of the strengths of the ICN degree with 89 partner universities in 40 countries and 10 double degrees. Professional integration concerns in particular the average salary of recent graduates, their rate of professional integration, as well as the sectors in which they operate. Graduates of the ICN three-year degree have an operational profile that is highly valued by companies because they demonstrate open-mindedness, great ability to persuade and adapt, and benefit from lessons learned whether on a technical, commercial or human level. 100% of graduates who enter the world of work at the end of the three-year degree find work in less than 6 months. Others choose to continue their studies and join the prestigious Grande Ecole (master’s degree) program.