IPE School of Management is the part of prestigious grandes écoles system. The grandes écoles (meaning “Elite Schools”) of France are higher education establishments. Most grandes écoles were established by branches of the state; the oldest, École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées, in 1741. Despite its “small” student bodies, they have historically produced many if not most of France’s high-ranking civil servants, politicians and executives, as well as many big businessmen, scientists, writers and philosophers. Globally they play a similar role as prestige or elite higher education institutions in the English speaking world. You, as a Alfred Ford school of Management student, have a chance to receive an internationally recognised MBA degree of this French elite system.