Dissatisfaction is rising in business schools

“I spent 15,000 euros on my son, who has not yet seen the color of the school walls.” This bitter comment from Naima is one of thousands of messages posted on the MesOpinions page since a petition was posted online demanding partial reimbursement of tuition fees to business schools. In two weeks, it collected more than 21,000 signatures. Parents, students, foreign students … Like May, who writes: “I spent a lot of money studying in France, and with the online classes, all the teachers use Google Meet (which is free) or Zoom.” Or Sandra, even more critically, “a year that was supposed to be a unique experience has become a year of doubt, regrets, anguish and sometimes pain !!”.

On Friday 27 November, the Conference of Grandes Ecoles (CGE) raised this petition through Alice Guilhon, the chair of the chapter, who is also the Director-General of Schedule, without, however, approving it. “We perform miracles with few funds. Everything we earn, we reinvest it,” she insists, recalling that business schools are mostly non-profit associations that receive almost no more support from Chambers of Commerce. In addition, according to her, the tuition fees charged by Masters in Management students do not cover the actual expenses. “It’s the apprenticeship tax, the money from our foundations and the vocational training that balances the books.” The message from CGE is clear that there is no question of cutting revenue.

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