Toulouse: Discover the future project of the Toulouse Business School, which will become TBS Education

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Toulouse Business School Management School changes name to TBS Education. The management team revealed on Thursday 8 April its future investments to welcome nearly 7,000 students to “inspiring, innovative and environmentally responsible” campuses.

The management team of the TBS Management School (Toulouse Business School renamed TBS education) has this Thursday, April 8, outlined the main lines of its future, by 2026, during a press video conference from “The cube”. , a room dear to students at the Boulevard Lascrosse headquarters in Toulouse.

Far from the time when the school was founded in 1903 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), the institution, which educates 5,500 students each year, aims for an “inspiring, environmentally responsible, innovative future”. insistence from the general manager of TBS Stéphanie Lavigne.

An ambitious project that will require a budget of 120 million euros over five years for this private school, which generates approximately 55 million euros in turnover (CA) and offers courses whose tuition fees vary between 30,000 and 40,000 euros.

“Of the 5,500 students, 25% are foreigners, 20% are scholarship holders,” explains Stéphanie Lavigne, who aims to welcome almost 7,000 students in 2026 on four campuses.

“The school,” adds the director general, “has been terribly shaken by the health crisis.” We have applied for funds from the TBS Foundation of 5.5 million euros to help students find housing and social grants. Our students have suffered during this period. They have shown great fatigue for distance learning courses for a year. But after a year of Covid-19, we are convinced of the central place of face-to-face. The person must be at the center of the campus. »

For distance learning, TBS has of course planned a “digital campus” where the courses will be permanently online. The second effort in this roadmap is the visibility of the management school in the world rankings, in this case Shanghai, so much criticized by French and European researchers and academics.

By benefiting from the results of more than 320 publications in internationally recognized scientific journals, by developing “centres of excellence” in strategic areas: corporate social responsibility (CSR/DD); aviation and space; artificial intelligence, big data, etc. TBS Education plans to create ten chairs by 2026 (CSR, auditing, space, consulting, health, entrepreneurship), five research laboratories and offer 70 double degrees with Grandes Ecoles.

The four TBS campuses: Toulouse, Paris, Barcelona, ​​​​Casablanca

TBS Education, “wants to bring together its two Toulouse sites, Lascrosses and Entiore, in a single location. The business school plans to open the doors of its new campus in 2025. With a total area of ​​31,500 m2, it will still be located in the city center ( Compans-Caffarelli in the Petit Palais area) and will gather all its activities.Outside the Pink City, the campuses in Paris, Casablanca (Morocco) and Barcelona (Spain) are also being renovated.
The building, designed by the Portuguese architect Francisco Aires Mateus, is named “sustainable building Occitanie”. Built on the principle of low consumption, it will be open to the neighborhood, “connected with businesses and socio-economic partners to cultivate entrepreneurship, promote local innovation and gather knowledge”, explains the management school. With the key, sports equipment, coworking areas, flexible spaces adapted to today’s and tomorrow’s pedagogy, a fablab and rooms dedicated to associations. “Resolutely designed to have a positive societal impact and offer its own experiential learning, it will be resolutely open, inspiring, innovative and engaging”, assures TBS. Start of work: Q2 2022; opening of the campus in September 2025. Operating costs: 120 million euros.

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