A History of Shared Values...
In 1975, three young entrepreneurs, together with the UNAF (French Union of Family Associations) organization, founded the Institut de Gestion Sociale to offer continuing education programs for managers, executives, and employees in the fields of management and human resources. Their goal was to transform the world of higher education around three core values – Humanism, Entrepreneurship, and Professionalism.
Next, they created the first masters level degree program offered in a continuing education format, as well as the first school specialized in human resources management: IGS-RH.
In 1976, with the support of the French government, the founders of Groupe IGS created the first HR audit report, an official document that allows auditors to assess the overall effectiveness of a company’s HR policies.
Trailblazers in the field of apprenticeship education, they founded in 1980 France’s first apprenticeship training center for service industry professions.
Leveraging their growing experience, Groupe IGS then developed its activities in Paris, Lyon , and Toulouse to offer training programs in various areas of the service industries, adapted to all students at each stage of their education.
The History of The Groupe IGS
|2022||Creation of the “My Orientation Track” career guidance center|
|2021||Creation of Take Me Up, an innovative gap-year program. Launch of the “Conquest of Opportunities” personalized career placement program for young people living in the region surrounding Paris|
|2018||Introduction of staggered admissions|
|2008||Creation of the Hand’IGS, Groupe IGS’s disability awareness program|
|2004||Launch of the French Validation of Professional Experience (VAE) system in continuing education programs|
|1999||Creation of the IMSI real-estate school|
|1995||Integration of the American Business School of Paris, a business school founded in 1985 offering degree programs in English|
|1993||Integration of the ISCPA School, specialized in journalism, communication, and artistic and cultural production|
|1992||Opening of the Groupe IGS Toulouse-Blagnac campus|
|1991||Creation of the CFA CODIC, an apprenticeship training center for trade, distribution, and service professions|
|1990||Opening of the René Cassin campus in Lyon|
|1988||Creation of the IMIS School, specialized in management for the healthcare industries|
|1987||Creation of the ESAM Business School, specialized in management, finance, and law|
|1985||Creation of the first inter-company work-study training center (CIEFA)|
|1982||Opening of the IPI School, specialized in computer science, in Paris|
Creation of ICD Business School, specialized in business development and marketing
Opening of the first apprenticeship training center (CFA) for service industry professions
|1979||Creation of ADIP – The Association for the Development of Professional Integration|
Active contribution to the creation of the HR audit report, a tool that measures the effectiveness of a company’s HR policies, and which has since been incorporated into French labor laws
The IGS-RH school opens, offering the first masters level, continuing education program specialized in human resources
|1975||IGS (Institut de Gestion Sociale) was founded to provide training for managers, executives, and employees in the fields of management and human resources|