Brest Business School is a world class research and teaching institution, a vibrant center of academic engagement and excellence. BBS is a school of management that serves the economic development of its region and territories by preparing multicultural leaders with a strong entrepreneurial spirit able to face the complex global challenges of the planet and to create economic and social value. We create business knowledge through our faculty’s applied research and consulting, and disseminate it through innovative teaching methods and programs.
BBS provides management courses to some 650 students and proudly caters to the needs of the business community in terms of continuing education and internships for its undergraduate and graduate students. Brest Business School is a Member of the prestigious Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE) that was created in 1973. The CGE brings together higher education and research institutions in France and abroad that train their graduates with a view towards excellence in partnership with the business world, economic players and the civil society. The “Grandes Écoles” are uniquely French institutions; set up in the early nineteenth century in parallel with the university system, they are extremely selective and provide education to the very highest standards.
Brest Business School is also a member of AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), CLADEA (Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administracion), EAIE (European Association for International Education) and participates in the EU Erasmus + program.
BBS faculty has extensive academic and business experience and our programs train future executives to be capable of comprehending the complexity of companies and economic globalization, capable of working with and managing multicultural teams, capable of becoming rapidly operational, able of integrating the logic of both ethics, sustainable development and innovation. What’s more, the mix of ages, backgrounds, nationalities and occupations makes for dynamic discussions in class, widening of horizons and a truly cosmopolitan experience for students!
From a pedagogical perspective, we believe that the objective of any training course is to acquire both technical and behavioural knowledge in order to succeed in a professional project. To achieve this objective, our school places employability and innovation at the heart of its educational approach. Each course program is designed to meet the anticipated market expectations and corporate needs as companies are deeply involved in our school life through various commissions and steering committees. They take an active part in the design of our courses and validate their suitability to market needs and corporate expectations.
With our team of full-time Phd professors, the “Talent Development Center” (Career Pathways) department is specifically dedicated to the reflection on our students’ professional projects, assisting, guiding and advising them about their future career and how to fulfil their professional project. Our dedicated Business Center along with our Business Incubator “BBS-Produit en Bretagne” and our corporate Relations Department therefore provide dedicated services to our Bachelor’s and Master’s students: personal consultations and guidance to help them enter the business world successfully upon or shortly after graduation.
Brest: THE place to be
Situated in North-Western France, Brittany’s spectacular natural beauty and quality of life make it an exceptional place to study. Breton culture, with its Celtic traditions, is steeped in history. One of the leading regions in Europe in the food and drink sector, Brittany is also well-known for its naval activities, the agri-business and fishing industries, music production, publishing and tourism!.
A maritime City on the Atlantic coast, located on the western tip of Brittany, the area of Brest, also called “La Cité du Ponant”, has a population of 350 000, including 25 000 students, and enjoys an exceptional setting and a mild marine climate. Brest international airport (1 million passenger per year) helps link the town with the largest European capital cities. With its two competitive clusters focusing on the maritime sea activities (Pôle Mer Bretagne) and image & networks, its world maritime campus, Brest is home to many sizeable organizations and research centers. The campus is situated 10 minutes away from the town center, close to the university campuses and its services.