Institut Mines-Telecom Business School’s (IMT-BS), a socially inclusive Grande école, has made its social policy a part of its DNA and mission. IMT-BS values excellence while promoting openness, equal opportunities and inclusion.
Openess and equal opportunities
Openness is one of the four values (Boldness, Excellence, Openness, Responsibility) carried by Institut Mines-Telecom Business School.
This value firstly means opening up our School to diverse and varied student profiles.
IMT-BS is committed to integrating in its classes deserving students who otherwise would not have been able to access higher education business studies due to the high tuition fees usually charged by business schools. More than one student out of two in the Integrated Master in Management (Grande Ecole) program benefits from financial aid and is exempt from tuition fees. Social aid is granted to enable as many students as possible to have access to the program and to international mobility.
In addition to financial aid, IMT-BS is committed to equal opportunity programs that allow our students to develop their academic and professional projects, and also allow college and high school students to discover the world of a “grande école“.
IMT-BS is a partner of the national program Les Cordées de la Réussite, which aims to promote access to higher education for young people, whatever their sociocultural background, by giving them opportunities to successfully engage in programs of academic excellence. In collaboration with TSP and Les Partenariats d’Excellence, IMT-BS welcomes every year nearly a hundred high school and college students for a one-day program on campus. They attend thematic workshops and testimonials from graduates and professionals. Awareness-raising activities in middle and high schools as well as cultural trips and mentoring are also organized.
IMT-BS is a partner of the Article 1 association, which makes it possible each year for students of our School to follow an individual and collective mentoring program with professionals holding positions that are of interest to them.
Discover the portrait of Waren Paisley, an IMT-BS graduate who followed the mentoring program of Article 1.
Meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG): reduced inequalities
Institut Mines-Telecom Business School has signed the Charter for Gender Equality of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.
The text of the Charter states that “Gender equality is a fundamental right for all and constitutes a capital value for democracy.” By signing this Charter, the School asserts its willingness to implement a sustainable gender equality policy.
In December 2017, a new “Equality Action Plan” was presented and approved by the Executive Committee: setting up of a listening and prevention unit for sexual and gender-based violence, creation of an “Information Guide on Gender-Based and Sexual Violence”, info sessions and awareness-raising workshops, symposia, poster campaigns…
IMT-BS is a partner of the ExcELLEncia Trophy and is committed to the Pascaline association in order to develop the attractiveness of engineering and digital studies and jobs among female students.
The School’s commitment can also be found in its core activities, in its programs with courses on the subject offered to our male and female students, and in its research with the work of the Gender@IMT group.
Launched by the Gender@IMT teaching and research team in March 2018, this MOOC presents the little-known contribution of women to research, software entrepreneurship and digital careers. It analyzes the processes of construction of ICT-related gender stereotypes and identifies the movements that contribute to the de-construction of these stereotypes.
Teaching and research group specializing in gender-technology related issues.