The agreement signed with Aivancity, School for Technology, Business & Society, made it possible to offer BBA students the opportunity to join a certificate-awarding summer school course to learn about the latest technologies, practices and challenges in the field of Data and Artificial Intelligence.
A great partnership
Yet another great partnership! The agreement signed with Aivancity, School for Technology, Business & Society, made it possible to offer BBA students the opportunity to join a certificate-awarding summer school course to learn about the latest technologies, practices and challenges in the field of Data and Artificial Intelligence.
From the very first to the very last day of this 4-week summer school course, the nine Year 1 and Year 3 BBA students who attended lost all track of time.
Bilingual and international students alike came together with a shared interest in the inextricable link between International Business and Data Science. This new summer school course, which took place from 1st - 26th June in Sceaux, south of Paris, was an opportunity for students to discover the technological and organisational implications of Artificial Intelligence and to explore the issues and challenges it poses for society as a whole.
A certificate-awarding summer school
The course, conducted entirely in English, included presentations and lectures given by leading industry specialists, case studies, group work, talks by those working in the field of AI, and visits to companies involved in AI projects. It also featured a cultural day focussing on AI, with a visit to the Atelier des Lumières as well as an exhibition at the Louvre. Participants also carried out a graded AI project for which they received a certificate.
"Considered as an internship period, this optional summer school course allows students to personalise and enrich their study path, right from Year 1 if they so choose", stated Myriam Benabid, Head of the BBA International. She went on to explain that students were clearly delighted with this course, which took place face-to-face in small numbers, Â as proved by their excellent feedback:
"We learnt something new every day thanks to the programme content itself and the teachers who were passionate about their job!"
"It was a really enriching experience!"
"The fact that there were only 9 students on the course meant that it was easier to communicate with the lecturers and the other students. You could really get involved and ask questions!"
It would seem that working with Aivancity's hybrid approach is certainly bearing fruit and that this first edition is only just the start of many!