IPAG was founded by Jacques Rueff, who was a member of the French Academy and an advisor to General de Gaulle. It prepares students for management positions in the business world. The school is characterised by its high academic standards and ongoing dialogue with the actors of economic life.
An independent management school
IPAG Business School is a management school founded in 1965. It prepares its students to become future executives, managers and entrepreneurs.
The Group is an association under the French 1901 Act. It does not remunerate shareholders and is not dependent on any financial group. Its resources are provided by tuition fees and the apprenticeship tax. Its unique governance model guarantees the independence and transparency of its management.
Academic excellence and close links with companies
IPAG is the only business school to have been founded by a member of the French Academy, the economist Jacques Rueff, and it has also stood out for its close relationship with the business world. It is reflected in the composition of a Board of Directors, chaired by François Delachaux, an industry leader and the Honorary President of Medef Île-de-France.
Today, IPAG trains over 3,000 students every year and offers a wide range of courses:
- Bac +5 Master II level Business School Programme, including 9 dual degrees and a dual competence Masters II manager-engineer course with the Politecnico of Turin;
- And, since the 2013 session, IPAG Business Education, a further training programme, which allows executives to develop their expertise.
Assets for success
IPAG Business School has the key assets to train profiles who are immediately operational and appreciated by recruiters: its partnerships with 130 universities in 35 countries, its 2 campuses in France and 2 Associate Campuses abroad, as well as its unique teaching method using a skill-based approach and the individual follow-up of students.
A variety of career opportunities, an active network
Today, IPAG Business School is supported by a worldwide network of 10,000 alumni.
The figures for the vocational integration of IPAG students demonstrate the quality of the school’s training provision:
- 96% of young graduates find a job in less than 6 months;
- 54% of Ipag students start their professional career in large groups;
- The average gross wage of an IPAG young graduate is EUR 37K;
- During the first 4 years of their careers, the gross wage of graduates increases by an average of 40%.
Its position in business school rankings demonstrates this exceptional success. According to the magazine L’Étudiant, IPAG is the top school among post-baccalaureate Masters level institutes in terms of giving its graduates the most satisfaction (November 2013 ranking).
This performance should be appreciated considering the fact that IPAG is not dependent on a group and receives no assistance or grants. Putting the results achieved by IPAG into context, one realises that the school clearly enjoys significant scope for development.