All of the School’s programmes are designed and organised to offer students multiple experiences, through which they can discover their personality and define their career path. We like to define La Rochelle Business School as the “School of experience". At the school there are many opportunities to benefit from different experiences, some of which are highly original, such as the HUMACITE programme. These experiences represent, on average, 60% of the students' training.

Learning through experience means, more specifically:

- longer internships : 14 months for the Bachelor in Business, 12 months abroad (mandatory) for the Bachelor in International Business, 12 months for the Master (ESC) programme…Many of these internships, depending on when they take place and the programme or option selected, can be completed under a work-study agreement (see details for each programme).
- "Consultancy projects” : assignments that allow each student to work, in small groups, on a real business problem, submitted and evaluated by the firm concerned.
systematic participation in foreign exchanges, whatever the course of study selected.
mandatory participation in a student associations, in particular via the SCAP module.
international experience via an internship abroad and/or student exchange programme, depending on the course of study and options selected.
self discovery: personal growth, individualised support, design of a personal path adapted to the student’s personality. 

This pedagogical method, based on experimentation in the field, allows the school to train a “new generation” of managers who stand apart in a changing, complex world in need of leadership and solidarity due to their strong interpersonal skills and capacity to create virtuous relations with:

customers of firms, as service providers
others, in all their diversity, as members of society
themselves, in a perspective of personal balance and self-assurance

The school’s philosophy illustrates a real desire to form future graduates who are immediately operational, with a high level of employability.

  • SCAP: experience right from the beginning, in the 1st year

Each 1st-year student, whatever his course of study, must join a project team in the context of a student association, sporting event or initiative to promote the school.

The school offers a module called SCAP –Sports, Culture, and Activities for Personal development - an initial experience working in a group over a long period of time. This experience encourages the integration of new students and builds school spirit as project team members are from all courses of study.

Students can choose from:

  • SCAP Sport: athletic students can choose from one of 7 sports and form a school team to take part in various competitions.
  • SCAP Promo: students who are passionate about business and sales can work for the Communications Department, representing the school at fairs, during admissions (welcoming new students) and various promotional operations.
  • SCAP Asso: students can join a school association and work on a project team or take on various responsibilities (treasurer...).
  • SCAP Event : students take a part in the organisation of the school events, conduct and ensure that everything goies smoothly.

Supported and guided by a 2nd-year student, each 1st-year student is assessed at the end of the year according to several criteria:

- results achieved collectively and individually, compared to targets set at the start of the year
- the level of involvement and initiative in the field, both collective and individual
- the capacity of the team and student to objectively assess how the project was managed, the group’s dynamics and the personal development of each team member

  • “Entrepreneur" path: for creators of start-ups and heads of associations

Students in their 2nd year at La Rochelle Business School who are at the head of an association or who are interested in creating their own firm can benefit from a special path of part-time study. The “Entrepreneur” path allows students to benefit from collective and individualised coaching by a consultant in human resources who can advise them on how to reach their collective and individual goals and their operational, managerial and personal development objectives. This rich experience is a major factor in constructing the student's personal and professional project.

This path is assessed during an oral presentation. Objectivity, analysis of the experience and the capacity to question one's actions are the essential themes of a presentation designed to serve personal growth through experience.