As part of its vocation within public university, the school aims for excellence and added value creation by developing each student according to his/her talent and potential. Teaching is fertilized by faculty research works in its research center where a particular focus is put on applied research, with regards to its impacts on innovative management practices and social responsibility.
Vision has been phrased as follows: « Acting as the only public school of management within the University of Lyon, iaelyon upholds a vision that is open to the outside worlds and proud of its humanistic mindset and acts globally as a bridge between Management, Social Sciences and Humanities ».
The mission of the school mission is threefold:
Educating “socially sensitive” and responsible experts and managers in cross-disciplinary skills and specialized programs,
Generating and disseminating management & business applied research to think large and innovate,
Creating Agoras connecting academic, socio-economic, international, cultural and institutional worlds.
iaelyon core values are consistent with its civic responsibility and societal mission as a School of Management of a State owned University.
In that respect, the motto of the School “Think Large” demonstrates iaelyon’s growing commitment to expose the School to its environment, to foster adaptability, to lower walls and to question existing management knowledge.
The key-words which best represent the values of the school are: sensitive, socially responsible, broadmindedness, innovative practices, caring for students, quality and impact in all our activities, promoting diversity.
Societal Responsibility: Charter of iaelyon Community Members
The iaelyon School of Management has launched its Charter of societal responsibility and commitments during the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW), organized from May 30 to June 5, 2015.
Societal responsibility has existed since the IAEs were established in 1955 by Gaston Berger, philosopher and humanist, for whom prospective requires to « look ahead, think large, deep, think of man, take risks. ».