may, 2020

mon04may(may 4)13:00tue05(may 5)17:002020 BSIS SymposiumAssessing Impact – Can we do without it?13:00 - 17:00 (5) CEST Location: Nice, France

Event Details

The 2020 BSIS Symposium will dig deeper into some of the strategic challenges of business schools, such as re-discovering your roots and immediate environment, ensuring the societal impact of your research and how to balance the assessment of your positive impact with an evaluation of the school’s footprint. Join the conversation about the strategic perspective that impact assessment and BSIS in particular as a tool provides: accelerating performance and serving as an agent of change. Also as a management tool, a comprehensive impact assessment supports top management teams to motivate their Business School’s staff, to create a sense of pride, understand how stakeholders perceive the school, to enhance their reputation and to reinforce the school’s continuous improvement and accreditation processes.

Both experts as well as Business Schools that have been through the BSIS process will share experience and best practice throughout the symposium. Interactive plenary sessions as well as group discussions on all these aspects will provide participants with the opportunity to share and learn from colleagues.


Those responsible within business schools for data collection for accreditation and other purposes, accreditation and impact managers, those responsible for stakeholder relations and everybody interested in debating the impact assessment of business schools.


register here


Monday, 4 May

13:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 13:45

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Nadine Tournois, Director, IAE Nice Graduate School of Management, FR
  • Michel Kalika, Director BSIS, EFMD Global

13:45 – 14:30

Plenary I: BSIS as a tool to future-proof business schools

  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global

14:30 – 15:00

BSIS Impact Assessment Criteria – the Impact Areas – Introduction by the BSIS Team
– Financial Impact
– Educational Impact

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30

Working groups A — Sharing Best Practices

A1Financial Impact

  • Business School
  • Expert

A2Educational Impact

  • Business School
  • Expert

A3Detailed overview of the BSIS Process

  • Mayen Enodien, Project Manager, EFMD Global

16:30 – 17:45

Pleanary II: BSIS Experts’ Round Table
Moderated by:

  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global
  • Maurice Thévenet, Délégué Général, FNEGE, FR

17:45 – 18:00

Closing Remarks of the Day

  • Griet Houbrechts, Senior Advisor, EFMD Global

19:00 – 19:30

Bus Transport to dinner venue

19:30 – 22:00

Drinks and Dinner – Informal Exchanges on Impact between Experts, BSIS and non-BSIS schools


Bus Transport back to Hotel

Tuesday 5 May



09:00 – 9:15

Opening Remarks

  • Michel Kalika, Director BSIS, EFMD Global

9:15 – 10:15

Plenary III – The French View on Faculty Impact

  • Aude Deville, President of Section 06 of the CNU and Université Côte d’Azur-IAE de Nice- GRM, FR

10:15 – 10:45

Impact Areas – Introduction by BSIS Team
– Business Development Impact
– Intellectual Impact

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:45

Working groups B — Sharing Best Practices

B1Business Development Impact

  • Business School
  • Expert

B2Intellectual Impact

  • Business School
  • Expert

B3Detailed overview of the BSIS Process

  • Martina Tichá, Project Manager, EFMD Global

12:45 – 13:45


13:45 – 14:15

Impact Areas – Introduction by BSIS Team
– Impact within the Regional Ecosystem
– Societal Impact
– Impact on the Image of the Region

14:15 – 15:15

Working groups C — Sharing Best Practices

C1Impact within the Regional Ecosystem

  • Business School
  • Expert

C2Societal Impact

  • Business School
  • Expert

C3Impact on the Image of the Region

  • Business School
  • Expert

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:45

Plenary IV: The Future of Impact Assessment: Impact Leadership, Future Generations and a Business School’s Footprint

  • Wilfred Mijnhardt, RSM, NL

16:45 – 17:00

Closing Remarks

  • Michel Kalika, Director BSIS, EFMD Global


IAE Nice contact:
Hiba Zielinski

BSIS team contacts:
Mayen Enodien,
Martina Ticha


IAE Nice


Nice, France


4 (Monday) 13:00 - 5 (Tuesday) 17:00 CEST


IAE Nice

Campus Saint-Jean d’Angély 24, avenue des Diables Bleus, F-06357 NICE Cedex 4