Develop a new generation of data literate business leaders.
"The world is changing,
education must change."
Every great idea starts with a simple problem.
For Grégoire Genest, Matthieu Heurtel, and Mathieu Schimpl, there is a real mismatch between the skills provided by the world of education and those expected by the business world, which has been undergoing its greatest change in the last twenty years: the arrival of data is the key to the success of companies that have undergone their digital transformation or those that are digital natives, and often recognised as being among the most innovative in the world (GAFAM, NATU).
As a result, 65% of students who pass their baccalaureate today will hold a job that does not yet exist, according to the World Economic Forum.
Grégoire Genest | CEO and co-founder of Albert School
ALBERT SCHOOL | Business & Data
ALBERT SCHOOL develops an innovative pedagogical approach, focused on data, to make students accomplished
professionals of the new economy. ◆◆
ALBERT SCHOOL offers an education of excellence through a complete curriculum, divided between the quantitative spirit of data and the culture of business sense, hard skills and soft skills.
In the age of data, the school must prepare tomorrow's leaders to acquire the key skills of the 21st century. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube and the use of smartphones have revolutionised the world and the way we interact. Behind these platforms and concepts, there are new ways of communicating, doing business, teaching and understanding the world, which require a change of mindset.
The St. Albert School is developing an innovative, data-centric approach to teaching to make students successful professionals in the new economy. We ensure an effective education focused on case studies and operational knowledge. This approach allows students to develop new skills and to progressively specialise: the curriculum structured around business and data allows students to understand the concepts and tools - such as frameworks, structuring analysis - to make relevant data-driven decisions.
ALBERT SCHOOL does more than train for a profession. The school prepares tomorrow's leaders with key skills: ◆◆
"Alone we go faster, together we go further." (African proverb)
At ALBERT SCHOOL, we train our students to work together to find solutions to complex situations
during our Business Deep Dives developed exclusively with our partners (Carrefour, LVMH...). In the age of data, group work is essential, whether it is face-to-face or remote. Knowing how to work collaboratively is an essential skill in education and later in professional life. Knowing how to collaborate implies a mastery of communication values, an aptitude for empathy and strong leadership.
Solving complex open problems is one of the most valued skills in business. Our daily environment is undergoing dramatic changes due to technological developments and climate change. Our students will have to face challenges in the future that require them to know how to define a problem, design and implement appropriate solutions. In such a context of change, leaders must be solution-oriented: solving complex problems is therefore essential to develop the ability to make decisions efficiently and quickly.
ALBERT SCHOOL trains talents capable of thinking for themselves, capable of using tools, of gathering evidence, of processing data, of discarding it, of being critical. In a word, to make sense of them. Critical thinking, as a process of questioning information, is fundamental to making better decisions and understanding things through the reasonable and unbiased analysis, examination and interpretation of data in order to derive a usable and reasonable understanding.
Productivity is the ability to create using the following skills: setting and achieving goals, prioritising needs, managing time, working ethically, collaborating and cooperating with colleagues and clients.
Why is mathematics so important at Albert School?
We select our students and provide them with a high quality mathematics education.
Indeed, we are convinced that mathematics should be thought of as a collection of indispensable tools for thinking, analyzing and solving complex problems.
Mathematics, by the power of abstraction it requires, is a major lever for understanding the articulation of multiple dimensions - physical, social, economic, legal, political, ideological - as they present themselves daily to companies, at the most strategic level of their management.
We are living in the fourth industrial revolution marked by extraordinary technological advances. A recent report by the World Economic Forum indicates that the ability to solve complex problems will be the most valuable skill in the years to come. Lack of mathematical skills is the main obstacle to improving the power of abstraction, which is a key requirement for solving complex problems.
By reconciling French mathematical rigour and Anglo-Saxon business sense, ALBERT SCHOOL aims to supply rare talents and future leaders to the booming Tech ecosystem and promises its students numerous outlets, starting with the school's partner companies.
ALBERT SCHOOL is in CHALLENGES (April 2022): "The Albert School reconciles maths & business " ◆◆
In this issue of Challenges, 30 business leaders sign the appeal "Save maths" so that the subject regains its place in the "common core" of high school.
The photo article "The Albert School reconciles maths and business" presents the school's desire - through its innovative teaching approach - to reconcile maths and business: since data processing is at the heart of the transformation of companies, a high level of qualification in mathematics is required and taught during the courses.
ALBERT SCHOOL | Business & Data
business deep dives
ALBERT SCHOOL's signature pedagogy, the Business Deep Dives allow to anchor the data issues in a business reality. ◆◆
The Business Deep Dives are built in partnership with leading companies in their sector, convinced of the urgent need to train talents capable of bridging the gap between business and data. Within the framework of these partnerships, the students of Albert School's Bachelor Business & Data programme work for 3 weeks on data sets made available by our partners, and interact with members of their teams who teach courses during the period. The work is carried out in small groups with learning to be validated individually and a collective report at the end of the cycle.
Our students thus mobilise several areas of knowledge (economics, finance, marketing, strategy, data) and know-how with the aim of developing a deep understanding of the dynamics of corporate life and the strategic levers available to them in the age of Data.
ALBERT SCHOOL does more than train for a profession. The school prepares tomorrow's leaders with key skills: ◆◆
Our students will be able to understand the functioning and challenges of a Group the size of LVMH thanks to very concrete case studies: the luxury sector, the continuous reinforcement of the desirability of brands in a context of growth, the challenges in M&A, the impact of the Blockchain on the Group's activities and many other subjects...
Our students will be able to understand the keys to Carrefour's operations. They will learn about the positioning of the company and its value chain, the competition it faces, the challenges of customer relations, the logistical challenges, the cyclicality of sales, the development of e-commerce and the financial aspects of retail.
During the year, BCG GAMMA will contribute to the development of a "Business Deep Dive", the School's signature educational sequence.
Our students will be able to discover with WeMaintain's data teams the collection and analysis of data through the prism of the Internet of Things (IoT), in particular thanks to the modules installed on the campus elevators.
Our opportunities and expertise
Xavier Niel | Founder Iliad
"While French Tech is experiencing a meteoric acceleration, we now have a critical training issue to accompany this dynamic.
Our start-ups need professionals who speak the language of data; our unicorns are recruiting hundreds of them; our largest companies are imitating them. The launch of ALBERT fills me with enthusiasm. It is a great lever for our youth and the whole country.
ALBERT SCHOOL TARGETS 100% POST-CURRICULUM EMPLOYABILITY IN TRENCHING PROFESSIONS
Albert School's strategy is to train students for the most innovative and promising professions on the market. By developing hybrid Business and Data skills, students are positioned towards a strong demand from companies and a rapid career evolution.
Albert School's degrees provide the skills needed by companies to operate, manage and develop data-driven solutions.
OUR PROGRAMME | Business & Data
THE COURSES OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL
- The Bachelor Business & Data (bac + 3), post-bac and outside Parcoursup.
- Specialised masters (bac +5) from September 2023.
ALBERT SCHOOL's Bachelor Business & Data offers a complete post-baccalaureate programme over 3 years. It allows students to acquire a double competence based on the fundamentals of Business and Data in order to train managers capable of analysing, exploiting and enhancing the value of data for the performance and success of companies. It is aimed at students with an appetite for mathematics and a desire to move into the business world.
At the end of the Bachelor's degree, Albert School students have acquired the skills to enable them to enter a Master's degree of their choice.
Our specialized Masters [bac +5]
At the end of the Bachelor's degree, Albert School students have acquired the skills to enable them to enter a Master of Science program of their choice.
Starting in 2023, Albert School will launch the following Masters of Science: Data for Business, Data for Marketing, Data for Finance and Data for Sustainability
I want to know what's going on in the school ◆◆
Albert School management ◆◆
Graduates of the best French schools (Ecole Polytechnique, HEC, Ecole Normale Supérieure), Grégoire, Matthieu and Mathieu are all convinced of the urgency of the emergence of a new generation of data-literate executives and managers, i.e. those capable of understanding, exploiting and valorising data.
They draw on their past experiences and difficulties in recruiting teams and rapidly increasing their skills in environments where reflection must be combined with rapid and precise decision-making.
Grégoire Genest, a graduate of École Polytechnique, created Neos, an augmented mobile payment application used by a dozen major groups (LVMH, Carrefour, etc.), then worked as an associate at Advent International. As Director of the School, he is the guarantor of the school's mission, to train the leaders of tomorrow's economy, by ensuring a spirit of excellence, collaboration and creativity. He ensures the continued motivation of the students, the driving force behind their progress and development.
Matthieu Heurtel, a graduate of the École Polytechnique, worked in the cabinet of Cedric O, the Minister in charge of the Digital Economy, where he was in charge of relations with companies. Matthieu previously founded DossierFacile, a state-owned startup that has already supported more than 400,000 tenants. As Director of Strategy, his role is to ensure that Albert School is well integrated into the ecosystem of companies and schools in France and internationally.
Director of Strategy
Mathieu Schimpl, a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, has held sales and operations management positions in digital startups in consumer goods, mobile technologies and property management, notably at MonsieurDrive, which was acquired by Criteo and White Bird. As Director of Operations, his role is to manage the campus in order to provide students, faculty, stakeholders and partners with the best Albert School experience.
Director of Operations
Teachers at Albert School ◆◆
Our teaching team is composed of professors from prestigious schools and experienced professionals from successful start-ups, unicorns and large corporations.
Benjamin APRA is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and Berkeley. He is an engineer specialized in bioinformatics. He has designed multiple computer tools for the French Embassy in Japan and participated in the writing of a textbook for the French Air Force. He led his engineering career in the United States in leading biotech and education tech companies. Benjamin has been teaching high school mathematics for the past 2 years and will be teaching at Albert School full time starting next fall.
Benjamin BEJNBAUM is a serial entrepreneur, founder and former CEO of Dailymotion. He teaches Python and data analysis at Sciences Po and at the École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs Léonard de Vinci. Benjamin teaches Python and Data Analysis at Albert School in the Data curriculum.
A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Imane BELLO is a lawyer at the Paris Bar. She mainly intervenes in law, governance and ethics of innovation. Named one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics for 2021 and one of the 35 experts under 35 in algorithmic governance for 2022, she teaches at Sciences Po Paris the ethics and politics of innovation and artificial intelligence systems. Imane teaches the ethics of innovation at Albert School.
A graduate of HEC, Virgile BLANCHARD is an investment director at Groupe HLD. Previously, he worked for several years in strategy consulting at McKinsey's Paris office, then joined Wallix, a cybersecurity company. He teaches strategy at Albert School. His courses take the following three points of view: corporate, investor and consultant.
A graduate of Sciences Po and ENA, Benjamin BOSCHER is an auditor at the Cour des Comptes. He was a Public Policy Analyst at Vivendi, then in the Strategy and M&A Department at FNAC Darty before becoming Political Attaché at the Chancellery of the French Embassy in Canada. He also teaches at Science Po. Benjamin teaches Geopolitics at the Albert School.
A graduate of the University of Paris-Dauphine, Julien CADIO has held several marketing positions, first at Coca-Cola, then at Catalina where he is now Sales Director. He also has a solid experience in teaching marketing at the University of Paris-Dauphine. Julien teaches marketing at Albert School.
Bertrand CAVALIÉ is an investor at Altur Gestion and has several years of experience in investment funds and transaction services. He is a graduate of EDHEC and teaches finance at Albert School.
Simon COSTE has a PhD in mathematics and is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at the École Normale Supérieure. Alongside Stéphane MALLAT, Professor at the Collège de France, he co-organizes the Challenge of Data 2022, a machine learning challenge open to researchers and the general public. Simon Coste teaches machine learning at Albert School.
François DUPRE is a graduate of the Ecole des Ponts and has dual skills in mathematics and computer science, allowing him to bridge the gap between math and data courses at Albert School. He started his career in start-up tech before turning to teaching.
François is a mathematics teacher at Albert School and also teaches preparatory classes for the maths sup / maths spéciale at Ipésup.
Elisabeth GEFFROY is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and holds an agrégation in Philosophy. She works in the team of the European deputy François-Xavier Bellamy. She is the author of Dorothy Day, La Révolution Du Coeur. She has taught Philosophy in Terminale. Elisabeth teaches Philosophy at the Albert School.
A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Thomas HOSSEN started his career in algorithmic trading by co-founding Etrium Capital. He is now an AI & block-chain consultant, and teaches econometrics, machine learning and crypto-assets at Skema. Thomas teaches crypto-assets and blockchain at Albert School.
A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and holder of an agrégation in economics and management, William HONVO is currently an economist at the Banque de France and contributes to public finance forecasts. William also has several teaching experiences in macro- and micro-economics. William teaches economics at the Albert School.
Gianluca QUERCINI is a graduate of the University of Genoa and holds a PhD in graph theory. He teaches several courses in Computer Sciences at CentraleSupélec. He is a specialist in graph-based modeling, and also teaches in the joint Data Sciences & Business Analytics master's program between CentraleSupélec and ESSEC. Gianluca teaches Graph Theory at Albert School in the Data curriculum.
A graduate of HEC, Guillaume Ventura works as an International Marketing Manager at L'Oréal. In parallel to his functions, he teaches as a marketing professor at HEC. Guillaume will teach marketing at Albert School.
SQUAIR AARPI's partners are members of the Paris Bar, most of whom have been trained abroad, and cover a broad spectrum of legal expertise. These are combined with solid experience in teaching law in several French universities and Grandes Ecoles. They teach law at Albert School.
The Scientific Council ◆◆
The Scientific Council ensures the academic excellence and coherence of the institution's programme.
Resident Professor of Mathematics at the Ecole Polytechnique.
Associate Professor of Finance at HEC
Professor, co-Director of the Master Statistics, Finance & Actuarial Science at ENSAE
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