International Academic Partnerships Director

Company:Montpellier Business School

Location:France / Montpellier


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


International Academic Partnerships Director

The School

Founded in 1897 and member of the prestigious French Conference des Grandes Ecoles, Montpellier Business School has triple crown international accreditations (AACSB, EFMD-EQUIS and AMBA).

MBS offers Bachelor, Master’s and MSc programs as well as Executive MBA and DBA programs. Our degree programs enroll approximately 4,000 students each year.

MBS is increasingly well-recognized in both French and international business school rankings. For example, its flagship Master’s program has been ranked 59th or better in the Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings for three years. It is ranked 12th on average in French national rankings. The quality of MBS research has been recognized in national business school rankings resulting in a top 4 position with more than 50 rank 1 publications over the last 3 years.

The MBS mission statement and values are omnipresent in our intellectual contributions (Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development & Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, etc.). They are also clearly visible in our course content across all of our programs.

In 2024, MBS plans to open a top-class, new eco-campus close to the TGV high-speed train station and the airport.

Job Description

As part of the overall mission of Montpellier Business School, the International Academic Partnerships Director’s mission is to develop, define and implement Montpellier Business School’s overall International Academic and Institutional Relations.

In permanent Interacting internally, with Programs, Faculty, Academic Quality, International Development Departments, his/her role consists in:

  • Developing and maintaining the International Partner Universities network, within the framework of academic exchanges relationships, cross-over study courses, co constructed certificate programs and trainings development, International Faculty members exchanges and sustainable cooperation with international higher education institutions.
  • Actively contributing to the global international development of Montpellier Business School thanks to the activation and the development of his/her institutional network (embassies, universities, firms, international chambers of commerce…)
  • Building and leading cooperation development projects.

These actions will contribute to the to the school’s strategy, and beyond to the international growth and reputation of Montpellier Business School (triple crown accredited since 2020).


International Partnerships with Universities

  • Monitor ongoing contracts.
  • Prospect new potential partners among accredited foreign institutions.
  • Work on double degrees projects.
  • Negotiate partnership contracts.
  • Assess, improve and update partnerships.

Academic Cooperation with Faculty Department

  • Set up, with targeted universities, exchanges missions (visiting, conferences, teachings) and supervisory PhD programs.

MBS representation to

  • International associations of business schools (CLADEA).
  • Embassies network.
  • Campus France.
  • Local Schools and Universities.

Supporting international development activities of MBS

  • Contribute to promotion activities, prospection of company’s partnerships, student’s recruitment in countries he/her will travel.
  • Support to MBS Dakar campus

Team management

  • 3 to 5 team members


  • PhD degree with academic professional experiences (preferably in management sciences)
  • Knowledge of higher education institutions
  • Knowledge of French and European public organizations networks
  • Work and life experience abroad
  • Bilingual English and French, another language would be an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

In accordance with its inclusive commitments, with otherwise equal skills, priority will be given first to people with disabilities.


Position based in Montpellier, France.
Attractive compensation according to profile and experience.


Candidates interested in this position are invited to submit an application including a cover letter and
a resume, at the link below:

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