As part of the 2nd edition of the Responsible Project, formerly known as the Responsible Manager Award, EM Normandie and its Foundation challenged the 18 finalist teams in the 3rd year of the Grande Ecole Programme, from the Paris, Caen, Le Havre, Oxford and Dublin campuses.

The 80 students studied a company with regard to the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), and proposed new innovative measures with regard to the United Nations Sustainable Development Charter, consistent with the company’s positioning, realistic and achievable.

Chaired by Noëlle Bessin Legrand, the jury met on 28 April 2022. It was composed of qualified personalities from EM Normandie and partner companies.

The jury was very impressed by the quality of the work and the professionalism of the presentations and awarded the First Prize (750€) to a group of 4 students from Paris. Noémie Couasnon, Danish Goulamhouss, Baptiste Maisonneuve and Maxime Roger worked on the Partelios Group, a creator of housing in Normandy.

The jury then awarded the Coup de Coeur prize (€250) to Baptiste Delaeter, Pierre Desplanques, Pablo Diaz and Nicolas Dufrene for their presentation for Ecomiam, a food distribution network.

The prize money will in turn be donated to charities chosen by the winners.

Congratulations to them!


An encouraging assessment of 2021: Thank you for your generosity!

The results of the EM Normandie Foundation’s 2021 fundraising campaign have been encouraging.
64,960 was collected from 117 donors, including 53 new ones.
This represents an increase of 51% compared to 2020, although 2020 was a special year.

These figures symbolise the attachment of the graduates to their School and its future.

The sums collected were distributed according to the wishes of each donor, according to 3 strategic axes, defined beforehand by the members of the Foundation’s Executive Committee:
– Acting for equal opportunities and social diversity
– Promoting academic excellence
– Bringing entrepreneurial innovation to life

A big THANK YOU to all our donors!


EM Normandie's Grande Ecole Programme moves up in the Financial Times and QS top 100 international rankings

EM Normandie’s Grande Ecole programme has gained 7 places in the new Financial Times ranking of the world’s best Masters in Management and has also risen 5 places in the QS ranking. For more information. 



The EM Normandie Foundation supports the development of EM Normandie, especially through the promotion of academic excellence and the enhancement of the activities of its teacher-researchers. Each year, it awards prizes for academic excellence that distinguish outstanding research work and pedagogical innovations.

The academic excellence prize is divided into two categories: the research prize and the pedagogical innovation prize. For its 3rd edition, the jury selected 3 winners who were each awarded a 2,500-euro grant on 31 August, during a convention attended by all the employees of the school, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

From left to right: Mina Colonna d’Istria, Sarah Alves,
Venkataswamy Gurusamy (VG) Venkatesh, Jean-Louis Grégoire

The research prize was awarded to Venkataswamy Gurusamy (VG) Venkatesh, associate professor in Supply Chain Management, for his work on « compliance with social and environmental standards by contractors in the textile sector in emerging countries », published in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal and International Journal of Production Economics.

The prize for pedagogical innovation was awarded to Dr Nebojsa S. Davcik and Dr Mustaffed Zaman for their programme « Digital Marketing Strategy: Green Generation: Escape with us ».
This online programme, aimed at M1 students in the Grande Ecole programme, enables them to understand the digital world in its entirety through the basics of digital marketing, to understand what the digital environment is and to deploy the appropriate marketing tools to prepare them for the business world.


COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Vincent Galopin launches a promotional operation for the benefit of the Foundation

Very sensitive to the importance of the COVID-19 Emergency Fund to help the students most affected by the health crisis, Vincent will donate 10% of his contributions to the Foundation to TUDIGO, where he offers a selection of beautiful wooden objects for the kitchen. This is until August 31, 2020 only and with the comment « EM NORMANDIE ».

After a career focused on trade, Vincent bought and restructured the TOURNABOIS company, a beautiful handcrafted woodwork from the Cotentin region, with a historical know-how of wood turning and machining. Now growing, Tournabois offers items that are certified « Origine France Garantie » and whose wood comes from well-managed and replanted forests.

We are waiting for you to participate in this beautiful solidarity project in favour of the students of the EM Normandie! Visit TUDIGO before August 31, 2020 and find a selection of articles and more information about Vincent’s project and his responsible company.

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COVID-19 situation

EM Normandie continues to adapt to the situation with all its teams, teachers and students, in order to ensure a return to school in 2020 under the best conditions.

General mobilization

Since March, the technicians at EM Normandie have been working to ensure that students and staff continue to work under conditions of equivalent quality: 100% of the courses have been given remotely with high-performance visual and sound recording modes, very close monitoring of students by the programme managers, numerous webinars organised, part-works maintained and adapted to the situation, etc.

All measures have been taken to protect employees and teleworking has been introduced.

Federating our EM Normandie community is paramount : internal and external communication has been intensified in order to offer students, future students, employees, friends, a unique and totally digitalized experience.

The Alumni Association and the Foundation are mobilizing for the Student Social Fund, in order to maintain equal opportunities for students facing major financial problems:

  • 20,000 solidarity donation from the Alumni Association
  • Foundation’s call for donations


The COVID-19 Emergency Fund to preserve equality of opportunity

Disparities between students exist and the Foundation has made every effort since its inception to enable students whose financial situation is precarious to continue their studies through scholarships. These disparities are growing and we have to manage more and more difficult situations (degraded parental resources, suppression of internships or support jobs, even family losses…).

By making a donation to the Foundation, you will help these students and be in solidarity with the EM Normandie Community. Make a donation.


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Gradual recovery

The Business Resumption Plan (BRP) includes different scenarios for the resumption of face-to-face teaching at the start of the 2020 academic year. Our campuses have been set up to avoid any risk of contamination:

  • provision of protective equipment: hydro-alcoholic gel, masks, cleaning equipment.
  • single direction of circulation clearly displayed,
  • materialization of the distance of at least 1 meter.
  • display of the instructions for barrier gestures,
  • elimination of collective water fountains, microwaves, coffee machines, refrigerators, dispensers (drinks and food) and hand dryers.
  • adaptation of workstations,
  • installation of outdoor break areas and reorganization of the food court.
  • training of General Services teams in how to welcome employees and visitors (distribution of protective health kits, assignment of visiting hours, etc.).
  • COVID referents – 19 appointed: Daniel Choplet, Secretary General, Solène Heurtebis, Director of the Le Havre Campus, in charge of updating the PRA, Alexandre Osmont, Head of Buildings and General Services, for the organization of work and strict compliance with safety and hygiene instructions.


The new Le Havre campus

Subject to the health situation and future government measures, our new campus will open its doors as planned and without delay, starting in September, to students and staff, with all the necessary provisions for everyone’s safety.




Call for intergenerational support

At the time of the end of lockdown, the COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on the financial ability of some students to continue their studies.
The EM Normandie Foundation is counting on you and your generosity to make a donation to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund which will enable them to benefit from a scholarship.
With the mobilization of all, EM Normandie and its students will come out of this crisis even stronger and more united than ever.
Make a donation.


Preserving equal opportunities: COVID-19 Emergency Fund

We are currently going through a very difficult time for everyone and the Covid-19 pandemic is increasing the difficulties of the most disadvantaged students.

The consequences are very important because many students are facing unexpected changes in the financial management of their studies.

Some students had « student jobs » in parallel with their studies, to enable them to pay various charges, which is no longer possible today. Others, working on a sandwich course, often independent of their parents, find themselves in technical unemployment and receive a reduced salary. Some parents, too, who are responsible for their child’s school fees, face a deterioration in their income.

These events are likely to seriously undermine the ability of many young people to continue their education.

In response to this, the EM Normandie Foundation and the Alumni Association EM Normandie are mobilizing and are setting up two schemes to contribute to the school’s Student Social Fund:

  • The Alumni Association makes a donation of 20 000€ to support the students of EM Normandie.  Being a partner in the students’ success also means mobilising in difficult times so that each student can pursue their studies with serenity in order to achieve their professional goals.
  • The EM Normandie Foundation is opening a COVID-19 Emergency Fund with the aim of collecting €50,000 by the start of the school year in September. All donations collected will be redistributed to students in need in order to preserve equal opportunities.


Today, more than ever, we need the solidarity of the whole community of family and friends of EM Normandie. You can now make your donation here. Every donation is essential, whatever the amount. If you can, we are counting on you.

We thank you deeply for your generosity.

Yours sincerely and be well,

Jean-Louis Grégoire                    Claude Changarnier
Foundation President                   Alumni President


Graduation Ceremony 2020

On Saturday, October 3rd 2020, the 145th annual graduation ceremony of EM Normandie will be held in Deauville where graduates, families, employees and institutional partners of the school will gather to celebrate the success of the young graduates.

It is a high point, which will remain engraved in every graduate’s mind. On this occasion, Jean-Louis Grégoire, President of the EM Normandie Foundation, will share a few words on the importance of the Foundation in the development of the school through its 3 lines of action for the general interest: Acting for equal opportunities and social mixing, promoting high-level research and educational excellence and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. During this ceremony, the second edition of the Foundation’s Academic Excellence Award will take place.

« Remember that this is your school and it will always be open. You are leaving the student community but you are moving into the graduate community. A new chapter begins! »
Jean-Guy Bernard, Former Director General of EM Normandie - 2019 Graduation Ceremony



Second Edition of the Academic Excellence Award

The teacher-researchers of EM Normandie have until March 1st to send their research work to the Foundation in an attempt to win the following prizes :

  • The Research Award, which rewards research related to a managerial issue.
  • The Pedagogical Innovation Award, which rewards an pedagogical initiative.


The Awards Ceremony will take place during the graduation ceremony on Saturday, October 3rd in Deauville, in the presence of Jean-Louis Grégoire, President of the EM Normandie Foundation and Xavier Morcillo, patron of the Prize, EM Normandie graduate, founder and CEO of Amexio, in front of more than 2000 participants: graduate students, parents, teachers and staff of the school, collaborators and institutional partners of the school, Normandy companies, etc.

This great initiative encourages the teacher-researchers of EM Normandie by highlighting their research work.


Foundation prize: The Orange Innovation Academy Challenge

The EM Normandie Foundation prize was awarded to the winning team of the Challenge organised by Orange on Tuesday 11 February at the Orange Lab offices in Caen.

Serving digital innovation by relying on the collective intelligence of experienced engineers and digital natives: this is the challenge launched in 2016 by Orange, ENSICAEN and EM Normandie through the Orange Innovation Academy, a unique initiative in France. Building on the success of the first two editions, Season 3 was launched last October with the support of eight engineering students from ENSICAEN and four students from EM Normandie – Startup and Digital Development specialization.

Three mixed teams, made up of students from these two schools, worked for more than 100 hours to propose an innovative and relevant solution before the jury in which the Foundation participated.

The evaluation focused on the innovative character, the relevance of the Business Plan, the technical solution and the quality of the presentation. The winning team was composed of 4 students: Antoine Hemery and Paul Lerick, students from EM Normandie and Quentin Marcotte and Benli Hurault, students from ENSICAEN, who presented the project « EDEL« , an application designed for elderly people who are far from their families and are not very familiar with computers and new technologies.

This very ergonomic, tablet-based application provides them with quick and easy access to various services that can accompany them and make their daily lives easier. Comparable to a HUB, this application allows access to multiple connected objects such as a medication dispenser set to the time of use or a connected bracelet that will alert the family and the emergency services in case of a fall. Added to this are numerous services such as the possibility for the family to know in real time the state of health of the senior citizen, to order medication and much more.

The winners have received a cheque worth €500 to help them develop their application and will benefit from an incubation offered by Normandie Incubation and InSIDE, the incubator of EM Normandie.


GIVING TUESDAY: One, two, three, ready? Give!

The GIVING TUESDAY 2nd edition will be held this year on Tuesday, December 3rd on the Paris and Le Havre Campus!

It is the international day of generosity!  Organized for the 2nd time in France this year, this movement was created in the USA in 2012 in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is already present in more than 150 countries and thousands of associations, foundations, non-governmental organizations and companies celebrate this day around giving.

Its objective is to bring together and encourage mutual aid and solidarity around a common cause.

The Foundation participates in this movement and wishes to bring you all together to act for equal opportunities and social diversity at EM Normandie!

December 3rd is THE day to give! Donate for scholarships and allow underprivileged students to continue their studies in our beloved school.

This year it is EMIENS PHILANTHROPES, the association attached to the Foundation, which will organise this day on the Paris and Le Havre campus!


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Mathilde Aubry, holder of the Chair « Management of Digital Transformation », Associate Professor in Economics, and Adrien Déchant and Arthur Mesplède Co-founder of BlackLab.


The "EMiens philanthropes"

In order to support the Foundation in its actions, Marie Lafon, Communication Officer at the Foundation, created with Alexis Berton, a student from U3, a student association, the « Emiens Philanthropes », to associate students to the Foundation’s actions, through events such as Giving Tuesday (2nd edition on December 3rd), the end-of-year collection campaign, the School’s Open Days (JPO) with a Foundation information stand for future students of the School.


New Campus of Le Havre

EM Normandie will open the doors of its new Le Havre campus at the start of the 2020 academic year. This establishment, shared with the Cité Numérique, will be equipped with the latest digital technologies to promote student learning and provide them with the best possible training in the new technologies of the future.

As the Foundation works for innovation and academic excellence, it is supporting the equipment of this new campus by equipping rooms and digitizing numerous spaces. This large-scale project contributes to the influence of EM Normandie by placing the school within a logic of constant modernization.


Prize for Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation

During the closing evening of the InsIDE, Jean-Louis Grégoire, President of the Foundation, awarded the 1st Prize for Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation to Tom Macé, student co-founder of Bill.e, an incubated application that dematerializes receipts in an eco-responsible logic, in the presence of Jean-Philippe Derout, Head of the InsIDE, Jérémie Lemaître, CEO of EOTIM and sponsor of the class of 2019, and Noëlle Legrand, General Delegate.


Breakfast-Debate: Cybersecurity for SMEs/ETIs

« Cybersecurity for SMEs/ITEs: fashionable or strategic issues? » was the very topical theme of the 6th breakfast debate held on 28 March in Le Havre, which brought together some thirty participants on this important subject, whose understanding of the issues at stake is still often far removed from managerial concerns.

After the much appreciated speeches by Olivier Lasmoles, Head of the Supply Chain Management and Decision Sciences Department, Associate Professor in Maritime Law, Renaud ECHARD, Digital Security Delegate for Normandy (ANSSI) and Jérôme Besancenot, Director of Information Systems at HAROPA Port of Le Havre, the 30 CEOs and entrepreneurs present discussed directly with the speakers about the specificities of their companies.


"Responsible Manager Contest” Foundation Prize

The Responsible Manager Contest has been crated to raise awareness and train students to take into account the environmental, social and ethical impacts of their upcoming decisions, this prize rewards each year the winners of a full promotion (U3, BMI1), who have carried out the best analyses and recommendations relating to the CSR policy of a company of their choice.

The Responsible Manager Contest is organised by the School’s Sustainable Development and CSR Department and sponsored by the Global Compact France.

The talented winning team, in U3 in Paris (Ilan Chekroun, Salomé Cocotier-Chabane, Solène Derozier, Clément Grébert and Charline Laffra), presented innovative and convincing improvement areas for Veolia. As provided for in the competition rules, it will donate its prize to two associations working in the social and solidarity sector.
The Foundation also awarded an impromptu « Jury’s Favourite » prize to a group of young bachelor students on the Le Havre campus who put their analysis of Carrefour in a striking way.




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« Congratulations to all the students of U3 and BMI1 for their quality investment, to Magvenn Poupart, and to the teachers who accompanied the students in their work. Thanks also to Morgane Graffion, CSR project manager for Global Compact France and President of the jury. »

Graduation Ceremony 2019

« The EM Normandie is now based on 3 pillars: the School itself, which focuses on pedagogical excellence through accreditation, an international dimension and multidisciplinary teaching, the Alumni Association, with 17,000 members, which encourages networking, facilitates job search and communicates extensively outside and on social networks, and the Foundation, which is long-term and is there to raise funds in the general interest, on three fronts:

– Act for equal opportunities and social diversity,

– Promote high-level research, pedagogical excellence (82 teacher-researchers, already 3 Chairs), and the publication of articles in the specialized media to ensure that the competence of our faculty is recognized,

– Encourage innovation, disruption and entrepreneurial mindset, particularly through the InsIDE incubator. »

Said  Jean-Louis Grégoire, President of the Foundation, at the 144th Graduation Ceremony to nearly 2,000 people – graduates, families, employees and institutional partners of the EM Normandie.

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To illustrate the actions carried out during the year, Jean-Louis Grégoire was accompagnied by two witnesses:

  • Gamze Sirin, a student in work-study at the School in Master 1, who received a « deserving » scholarship.
  • Xavier Morcillo, a 2000 graduate, Major Patron of the Foundation, which supports the Academic Excellence Award.










The Foundation’s 1st Academic Excellence Award

Presiding over a jury of 9 members, both internal (General Management, Pedagogical, Research) and external (Strategic Orientation Committee, Company Director, ESR media journalist), who nominated two dossiers of excellence from among all the applications, Xavier awarded the following :

  • The Research Award to Julian Hofmann, Associate Professor of Marketing for his article ʺEmpirical generalizations on the impact of stars on the economic success of movies », published in International Journal of Research in Marketing, ranked CNRS (rank 2) and FNEGE (rank 1). The jury awarded the originality of the research, the rigour of the methodology and the contribution of the research to a better understanding of the factors of success of films at the box office according to the recognition of actors according to a « commercial » or « cultural » typology and the potential impact of this research on the film industry.
  • The Pedagogical Innovation Prize to Aude Ryschalski, Assistant Professor in Marketing and Patrick Loux, Assistant Professor in Strategic Management, whose dossier focused on the organisation of the Cross-Master Challenge « International Events Management » and « Digital Strategy and Innovations », in partnership with the French Union of Event Trades (UNIMEV). The jury rewarded both the pedagogical innovation implemented, the transversal nature it creates internally, the openness to a major organisation in the events sector, its transferability to other fields of education, as well as the lessons presented in a convincing way by the winners.

« We thank all the teacher-researchers who participated in this competition because it is their commitment that will enable the School to become more and more prestigious. We also warmly thank Xavier Morcillo who financed this prize and who agreed to chair our jury. »
Jean-Louis Grégoire, Président




Signals and Key Success Factors: State of Research – Feedback

Lotfi Karoui – PhD in Management Sciences,

Associate Professor in Business Strategy at EM Normandie


Romain Batteur – General Director of Gilbert Laboratories




Signals and Key Success Factors: State of Research – Feedback

Lotfi Karoui – Doctor of Management Sciences,

Associate Professor in Business Strategy at EM Normandie


Jean-Louis Louvel – Chairman and Founder of PGS Group





Signals and Key Success Factors: State of Research – Feedback

Lotfi Karoui – PhD in Management Sciences,

Associate Professor in Business Strategy at EM Normandie


Laurent Allard – PhD in Management Sciences, Owner and Manager of SAS Degoisey




The released company: State of Research – Feedback

Sabrina Tanquerel – Teacher-researcher at EM Normandy



Yohan Beaufils – Founder and Manager of AET France






The released company: State of Research – Feedback

Sabrina Tanquerel – Teacher-researcher at EM Normandie




Hervé Maréchal – Owner-manager of De Bucca Solis