The Burgundy School of Business (BSB), a member of the exclusive club of century-old management schools, is celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2010. More than a century of existence during which the school, today a major actor in entrepreneurial management, has always adapted to changes in the world by relying on strong and stable values such asOpenness, Responsibility and Creativity. Thanks to unrelenting innovation BSB has become a reference for management in the wine industry or in experimental economics. This innovation is also reflected in the global strategic alliance with Oxford Brookes University, which is a first in French Business Schools.
Burgundy School of Business has always invested considerable energy and resources in the accompaniment of its students thanks to tutorship, coaching and a pedagogical style that allows students to personalise their academic careers. Responsibility in terms of commitment to others is practised on a daily basis through the involvement of students in associations, in particular humanitarian associations and reinforced by the PAC (Learning through Community Work), which was created in 2005. The CSR Chair (Corporate Social Responsibility) launched in 2006 and the Microfinance Chair created in 2009 perpetuate these commitments.
The school has had close ties with the wine trade since its earliest days and today is a reference in wine management. The Mastère Spécialisé Commerce International des Vins et Spiritueux (Specialised Master in International Wine and Spirits Trade), which was created in 1989, and the Wine Management Institute, created in 2009 are the spearhead. Today, the Wine Management Institute benefits from the unique support of the LESSAC (Laboratory for Experimentation in Social Sciences and Behaviour Analysis) – the largest laboratory for Experimental Economics in Europe, launched in 2008. Thanks to its transversal approach and innovative style, the LESSAC has allowed the Burgundy School of Business to be at the forefront of pedagogical innovation and research.