Our work is guided by a powerful set of values and a senior management team committed to a mission to train efficient business development managers who are able to operate successfully in a complex environment.
Our mission is to train future professionals in the art of responsible business, equipping them with the skills and expertise to play an active role in the development of organisations and contribute to a sustainable economy in a digital and international environment. ICD prepares students to work together differently in a complex and unpredictable world, by promoting social commitment and cultural openness while upholding ethical values and embracing diversity.
Three values guide our operations and initiatives.
Our learning approach enables us to go beyond just doing the ‘bare minimum’ by welcoming students from all horizons and offering them opportunities during their studies to discover a broad range of international, artistic, cultural and sporting inputs.
Our wish is to enable each student to successfully construct both their career and life project. To achieve this, students are able to personalise their learning programme and benefit from an individual support system.
We encourage our students to develop a highly professional approach to what they do. This is achieved by a pedagogical approach that largely focuses on learning by doing. The projects, challenges, case studies and simulations carried out by students enable them to naturally combine practice with theory.
ICD SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Patricia THERY HART
Director of ICD
Director of ICD Toulouse Campus
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The following individuals are members of the Board.
|Jean-Pierre HULOT||Chairman since 1990|
|Marc CASTAGNET||General Secretary|
The school’s senior management team and the board of directors are supported in their work by two advisory bodies.
THE PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
The board is made up of approximately 20 general managers or sales directors from major industrial or service groups representing their company or professional body (Adetem, Cercle du Marketing Client). Its members assist the ICD senior management team with strategic questions related to the evolution of sales and marketing professions and the impact on courses and training programmes run by the school.
THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
This board oversees ICD’s research policy and ensures the coordination between the school’s research and teaching activities.
ICD’S RESEARCH SUPPORTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PROGRAMMES
The teams at ICD collaborate closely with our Applied Research Laboratory (LaRA-ICD) to develop new programmes of study, new teaching content and new learning approaches.
LaRA’s research teams focus their work on four main areas of research :