on January 4, 2022
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Published on January 13, 2022 Updated on January 13, 2022

Bachelor Act by ESSEC x CY Cergy Paris University

Bachelor ACT
Bachelor ACT

Paris, January 4th, 2022 - At a time when more than 50% of young people aged 16-25 say that eco-anxiety is part of their daily life, ESSEC Business School and CY Cergy Paris University are joining forces to create a new bac + 3 course aimed at training the new generation committed to leading ecological, civic and societal transitions. The first promotion opens in September 2022 and welcomes 30 young graduates, keen to actively contribute to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable model, a strong sign that the French education system is also beginning its transition.

They are called Eléa, Kévin, Hasna and Laura. Whether they come from CSP + or more modest backgrounds, whether they are politicized or engaged in other ways, whether they excel at school or elsewhere in their life, these young people aged 16 to 25 nevertheless have a common prism: the desire to act for a better world and to carry their daily commitment, in their profession. With the health crisis which has severely weakened their balance, they are no longer found in the current education system. Yet 92% of graduates believe it is important to work in a socially responsible company. Many of them wish to pursue a useful and meaningful profession.

"Faced with the ecological, civic and societal crises that we are going through, opening our eyes and our conscience is no longer a choice: it is a necessity. The scale, speed and depth of the transformations of the world are unprecedented."
Vincenzo Vinzi, Managing Director of ESSEC Group

Faced with this observation, the sector of ecological, civic and societal transitions is developing, 40% of managers plan to recruit sustainable development professionals in the coming months. This rapidly developing ecosystem requires the training of future professionals to lead change in companies, communities and associations.

It is to meet these needs and to put excellence in commitment at the service of transitions that ESSEC Business School, a major management school, and CY Cergy Paris University, a multidisciplinary public university, have decided to join forces , to co-create a new multidisciplinary and innovative bac +3 training, dedicated to ecological, civic and societal transitions: the Bachelor Act.

Accessible to all graduates who stand out for the quality of their commitment, motivated by current challenges, this training aims to teach young people about commitment with the aim of training in the conduct of transitions with ethics and responsibility.

"We have brought together a rich, diverse and quality ecosystem, like the requirements of the Bachelor Act, a plurality of educational content that ensures a solid acquisition of knowledge and skills desired by recruiters."
François Germinet, president of CY Cergy Paris University

The Bachelor Act adopts an innovative pedagogy to allow students to give meaning to their graduate studies through transversal projects. These combine both knowledge and skills on environmental and social issues, project management, human and social sciences or personal development. The whole combining theoretical courses and field experimentation: "each student will be able to develop his spirit of initiative and his capacity for cooperation, thanks to projects undertaken in team and in the field", specifies Aymeric Marmorat, future executive director of the Bachelor Act and social entrepreneur at the initiative of several associations.

At the end of the training, students can undertake or find a job such as project manager, project manager within a wide variety of structures (from start-ups to large groups, economic structures social and solidarity with public institutions). They also have the opportunity to continue their studies by choosing a master's degree in many fields.

The creation of this bachelor's degree seems to be a strong sign that the French education system is also beginning its transition by integrating new aspirations from both young people and employers into its programs, and capable of bringing on board a new generation of young people aspiring to put their skills into play. energy at the service of a world in transition.

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