115 years of history

Milestones in the history of the Burgundy School of Business

1900    Creation of the Burgundy School of Business (BSB)
1916    First intake of mixed gender students
1919    Arrival on the campus of the first American students
1922    Award of the first scholarship for studies outside France
1965    Burgundy School of Business is the first French business school to establish links with China
            Signature of the longest-standing partnership with a foreign university (Hochchule Pforzheim)
1980    First deliberations on entrepreneurship
1986    Burgundy School of Business joins the Conférence des Grandes Écoles
1989    Launch of the three Specialised Master’s programmes (International Trade in Wines and Spirits,
            Management of Cultural Organisations, Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry)
1992    Opening of the ACI Bachelor programme
1996    Extension and modernisation of the 10,000 m2 campus in the centre of Dijon
            Implementation of the apprenticeship system in the Master in Management / Grande Ecole programme
1999    Creation of three double diploma programmes (in English, German and Spanish) giving students the opportunity to have all of their lessons taught in a foreign language
             First lessons in entrepreneurship taught at the school.
2000    Creation of the in-company gap year and compulsory training periods abroad in the Master in Management / Grande Ecole Programme
2003    Creation of the Business Research Centre (CEREN)
2004    Opening of the Paris site
 Launch of joint Paris/Dijon Specialised Master’s Programmes in International Trade in Wines and Spirits and Management of Cultural Organisations.
2005    Implementation of “Learning through Community Work ”
            Launch of the Specialised Master’s programme in International Financial Communication in Rabat, Morocco.
            Obtained ISO 9001/2000 certification.
            Entrepreneurial management becomes a strategic axis of CEREN research
2006    Creation of the CSR Chair (Corporate Social Responsibility).
 Burgundy School of Business created a Board of Governors comprising representatives from local government and from the school as well as people from academia and the world of economics and business
2007    Launch of the Specialised Master’s programme in Marketing in Health and Food Industry
            Maximum recognition at the DSCG (Diplôme Supérieur de Comptabilité et de Gestion) for the AEC programme  (Audit, Expertise, Conseil). The number of graduates over the last 10 years exceeds the total number from the previous 97 years
2008    Creation of the EMMAS Chair (Evaluation of the Medical Claims of Health Foods)
            Creation of the LESSAC (Laboratory for Experimentation in Social Sciences and Consumer Behaviour)
            Obtained EPAS accreditation from the EFMD for the Master in Management / Grande Ecole Programme.
            Signature of the Global Alliance with Oxford Brookes University
            Launch of the MSc in International Business Development
2009    Creation of the Wine Management Institute
 Creation of the 'Incub', a structure to support projects for company creation
 Creation of the Microfinance Chair
 Launch of the MSc in Wine Business
 Creation of the Alumni Advisory Board