Fondation Nationale pour Enseignement de la Gestion des Entreprises (FNEGE)

Basic Information

English Name: French Foundation for Management Education
Website (French):
Official Website (English):
Newsletter (French):

Institutional Information

The structure:

  • Foundation recognized as a non-profit public utility.
  • Established since 1968.
  • Jointly governed by representatives of the State, enterprises and business schools.
  • Financed by French public authorities and enterprises.

The missions:

  • To support French business schools development.
  • To develop and improve the quality of French training programs in management and business administration.
  • To promote stronger ties between education and industry.
  • To create and support pedagogical innovations.
  • To develop and spread, in France and abroad, French research in management sciences.
  • To export French management teaching know-how.

The main activities:

  • Collaboration among the network of about 85 French management schools (Universities and IAEs: Paris-Dauphine, Paris I Sorbonne…, and business schools: HEC, ESSEC, ESCP, EM Lyon…)
  • Supplying the main examination entrance tests to most French-speaking undergraduate and graduate management programs (similar to the GMAT for English-speaking programs),
  • Granting academic awards for the best PhD Thesis, academic papers, books, pedagogical innovations, case studies, …
  • On behalf of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, managing the French student entrepreneur network
  • Publishing a ranking of the best international academic journals, the FNEGE « list » 
  • Organization of meetings and conferences on management education,
  • Organization of doctoral methodological seminars within the CEFAG (European Center for Training in Management)
  • In partnership with EFMD, the European Foundation for Management Development, FNEGE is assessing the impact of business schools through the BSIS, the Business School Impact System,  a framework of 120 indicators covering 7 dimensions including financial, economic, societal and image dimensions of impact. Close to 50 Business Schools over the world have already been successfully assessed …
  • Training programs for business schools’ faculty and staff 
  • Setting up management programs and projects abroad in collaboration with French Public authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs…) and international bodies for cooperation assistance (World Bank, UNDP, ILO, EEC).
  • Providing technical assistance to foreign management centers.
  • Managing graduate management programs abroad (DBAs, MBAs, Masters) in collaboration with French business schools and local academic partners,
  • Publishing surveys and observatories on research and education in the field of management
  • Coordinating a company network « FNEGE Cercle des Entreprises » to promote contact with management researchers.