Summer School 2024 : "Challenges for Sustainable Management"

Teaching modality: In English
Tuition fee: From €1 990 to €500
Student numbers: 15
Campus: IGR-IAE Rennes

In our changing world, learn how entrepreneurs cope and develop innovative solutions to overcome the challenges and meet success by implementing Sustainable Management on various fronts.

Next intake 2024, July, 1 to July, 12

Entrepreneurs faced huge challenges in the changing world. They do not stay passive but imagine solutions. Some innovative managers have ideas and projects that may be perceived as fanciful but became concrete in this transition period.

The International short Program dedicated to “Challenges for Sustainable Management” addresses the way entrepreneurs have developed innovative solutions in terms of marketing, logistics, finance and organization when face with huge environmental challenges.

During 35 hours of lectures, group work and field trips, students will put theories & practices into perspective. They will learn and practice from the latest initiatives and innovations to cope and anticipate evolutions of the managers of tomorrow.

Come and boost your career path by strengthening your skills and knowledge in Management with our summer school Challenges for Sustainable Management course. From July 1st to July, 12th, 2024, take the opportunity to discover a new country and its culture while enjoying an international environment and a delightful, dynamic and surprising city.

Our aim is to bring you to discover the latest managerial innovations and enjoy practical and hands-on courses to master the latest innovative management practices.

Get full advantage of social, cultural, or business excursions. Field trips are included to give you the opportunity to explore the reality of business practices.

Practical team work supervised by research experts and leading practitioners with strong academic references will allow you to benefit from the most recent insights along with a group of international students.

Each day consists in two lessons followed by practical work and/or teamwork and assignments

  • Language: fully taught in English
  • Expected dates: 2024 July 1st-12.
  • * 6 different classes including lectures, groupwork and/or excursions (Retail Marketing, Human Resource, Strategy & Innovation, Logistics, Finance and Organization Management).
  • Social activities: French culture workshop, Welcome & Farewall event included for all

Important information regarding validation of the program:

  • A certificate of attendance is issued at the end of the program.
  • Successful students are given official transcript certifying 4 ECTS. Those credits can be added to your academic records upon prior acceptance from your home institution.
  • Students will be granted official ECTS credits on the basis of successful completion of teamwork and/or personal assignments during the program.


Syllabus Summer School Challenges for Sustainable Management

  • This conference explores the way in which the design and implementation of a marketing strategy requires the integration of major new variables: the principles of sustainability and digitalisation. The aim of this module will be to understand the extent to which marketing decision-making at strategic level (segmentation, targeting, positioning) and operational level (development of the marketing mix: product design, pricing policy, distribution, communication, particularly online and via social media, evaluation) are influenced by all the environmental and digital transformations of recent decades.

    This lecture examines how human resources management can support the development of sustainable careers for employees and organizations. It discusses concepts such as talent attraction and retention, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, e.g.  in the context of the changing world of work and the challenges of sustainability.

    This lecture analyzes how management control systems can facilitate the implementation of sustainability strategies and the achievement of sustainability goals.

    An innovation management course, which will of course address the CSR issues associated with innovation, with the following programme: – The challenges of innovation, Managing in-house innovation, Managing collaborative innovation, Protecting innovation.

    This lecture focuses on how to manage the supply chain in a way that minimizes the negative environmental impacts and maximizes the positive social impacts. It covers topics such as green procurement, green production, green logistics, green packaging…

    This lecture aims to explore the different cultural strata and their interrelationships, in order to provide keys to understanding and useful frames of reference for the practice of intercultural management. The relationship with otherness, which derives from how we relate to the world, is inscribed in and constructed by interactions, situations and contexts. It is thus essential to develop the intercultural competence and awareness of managers who work with people from different cultural backgrounds.


This Summers School is designed for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. Management and/or business background are not required.

Participants may continue their studies in one of our 4 Master of Management taught in English at IGR-IAE Rennes – Graduate School of Managemement.

Management and/or business background not required.
This Summer School program is designed for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Good command of English language (B2/C1 minimum in English proficiency required)

Tuition Fee for individual student :

  • €1 990 dorm accommodation included (20% off early bird application = €1 592, before 2024, April 30th)
  • €1 490 without accommodation
  • €995 dorm accommodation included – Students from Partner University only
  • €500 dorm accomodation included for registered students of University of Rennes


Applications for the 2024 edition to popen soon !

You can submit your application form here

2024 session: Application is open for next session in July, 2024.
Early bird application : 2024, April 15
Regular application : 2024 May 15

Program Director

Summer School Program Coordinator
+33 2 23 23 77 79

2024 session:
July 1st to July 12.

Students are welcome to contact the program coordinator for any questions.

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