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International recognition for the School’s MCPE program

A mark of quality for its digital teaching tool

June 30, 2020

The digital teaching tool created by Professors Franck Barès and Michel Vézina for the microprogramme en conception de projets entrepreneuriaux (MCPE), a short undergraduate program in entrepreneurial planning offered in French, was awarded a mark of quality (“label”) in June 2020 by the French Foundation for Management Education (FNEGE).

Only 13 initiatives in the global French-speaking community have earned this label, a mark of quality in the field of digital education in entrepreneurship. The FNEGE’s mission is to develop and improve advanced education in business management.

“We are very pleased with this international recognition, especially since we are only at our first cohort,” says Program Co-ordinator Franck Barès. “It shows the robust nature of this 100% online program, which was designed and developed long before the pandemic.”

A rigorous selection process

The jury for the Collège de Labellisation des dispositifs pédagogiques à l’ère du numérique, founded by the FNEGE in 2019, awards this label on the basis of several criteria:

An integrated and intensive approach for fulfilling entrepreneurial ambitions

Since January 2002, wherever they are in the world, French-speaking entrepreneurs have been able to take this innovative short undergraduate program allowing them to realize their dream of launching a business in just three months.

Participants complete 10 modules leading them through the entrepreneurial process. It is a sustained process calling for total commitment by students, who are required to submit a series of deliverables for their projects (value proposition, business model, revenue model, etc.).

The 2nd program cohort will start in September 2020. The application deadline is July 15.  

For more information on the program (in French)