A warm welcome to cohort 17, starting in Aix !

In September, cohort 17 will begin their IMMIT journey starting in Aix-en-Provence, France. We welcome a group of over 20 students from the Netherlands, France, Finland and other countries! Hopefully this extraordinary group will have an amazing time during the upcoming two years. Best of luck to cohort 17!

🚀 WEBINAR – International Master in management of IT on April 26 – 6pm to 7pm (UTC+01:00)

IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management organises a webinar to present the IMMIT Programme!

Are you a student or a young professional with a scientific or management background (Bachelor+)? Consider our World Class Master IMMIT!

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During our Webinar, you will interact with:

  • Pr. Jocelyn Husser, Program’s Academic co-director, on the added value of this program from an academic and professional perspective Profil
  • Lisa Janssen (Current student) Profile
  • Mariana Tesovic, Recruitment Manager at IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management about the application process, fees and grants Profile
  • Pr. Emiel Caron,  Program’s Academic co-director, on the added value of this program from an academic and professional perspective
  • Moderator: FrĂ©dĂ©ric TONTON, administrative coordinator or the IMMIT program

Join the IMMIT Webinar on the 8th of December 2022, 17:00h CET!

Are you a student or a young professional with a scientific or management background (Bachelor+)? Consider our World Class Master IMMIT?

Join the IMMIT Webinar, you will interact with:

  • Pr. Jocelyn Husser, Program’s Academic co-director, on the added value of this program from an academic and professional perspective Profile
  • Half Scheidl (Alumni),  Business Area Manager – AI, Analytics and Data at H&M Group (Stockholm, Sweden) Profile
  • Lisa Janssen (Current Student) Profile
  • Mariana Tesovic, Recruitment Manager at IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management about the application process, fees and grants Profile
  • Moderator: VĂ©ronique Moncada, in charge of the International Development at IAE Aix-Marseille Profile

IMMIT Webinar: REGISTER HERE
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Best Thesis Award 2022

Like every year, the best thesis award was awarded at the graduation ceremony in Aix-en-Provence. This year’s winner is Laura Arias, with thesis subject ‘Initiating a continuous process mining implementation.’, which she wrote during her graduation internship at Philips Domestic Appliances. Congratulations!

Thesis Elyas Razawi

Abstract: There are many different strategic objectives in managing an acquisition. One of the objectives that have grown in importance in recent years is the digital component of an acquisition. Especially in IT-driven acquisitions, spotting digital value levers and developing transformative capabilities help unlock more value from M&A. However, developing these digital dynamic capabilities in the context of M&A is novel and only practised by the most innovative firms.

This paper aims to uncover what role the digital dynamic capabilities play in the pre-signing phase of an IT-driven acquisition and whether there are any advantageous digital dynamic capabilities for IT-driven acquisitions. This thesis focuses on solving these questions by conducting informed grounded theory by studying multiple cases with semi-structured interviews and an extensive literature review.

From the analyses of the interviews and a confirmation of the validating focus group, insights into critical and supportive digital dynamic capabilities for the pre-signing phase of an IT-driven deal have been found, and a select few capabilities are picked to build a new theoretical model, namely formulating digital strategies, conducting IT due diligence, analysing the financial value of IT, leveraging digital knowledge inside the firm and external recruiting of digital expertise. These and other supporting digital dynamic capabilities are essential in unlocking value from IT-driven acquisitions.

Thesis Lisa Janssen

Abstract: Both digital transformation and ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) objectives are mainstream, yet critical to today’s economy. Multiple studies argue that there is a connection between digital transformation and ESG within the business context, but what that connection precisely entails remains a black box. The insurance industry is lagging in both digital transformation and ESG, so it could be assumed that insurance firms also lag in the possible connection. Several important factors were discovered by conducting an extensive literature review, several semi-structured interviews with experts in the field of insurance, and a validating document analysis.

There seems to be no direct influence between digital transformation and ESG if this is not included in the organization’s business strategy. To have the most significant possible impact on ESG objectives after a digital transformation, a practical roadmap has been designed as a support for insurance firms, where the first step is to include ESG objectives into the business strategy, then to change the organizational structure and company culture, to lastly be able to make more sustainable decisions and to invest in a greener IT infrastructure.