Founded in 1899, the Burgundy School of Business (BSB) is an international leading teaching and research school, belonging to the Top 1% Business Schools in the world with its double accreditation: AACSB and EQUIS. BSB offers high-level programmes in management, from undergraduate to postgraduate level with a wide range of specializations. Our rankings certify our expertise, including a Specialised Master rated 1st Best Cultural Management Programmein France (Eduniversal 2022). The BSB faculty is composed of 90 professors whose research and scholarly work feeds our programmes, helping students to cultivate their critical analysis and structure their reasoning. At BSB, we help shape agile managers and leaders, able to create new ways of thinking and doing business, evolving quickly in a global environment.

Since 2003, CEREN (EA7477), BSB’s Corporate Research Center, brings together the school’s research activities and French and international professors/researchers around six Research Axes related to Management Sciences and Economics:

  • Arts and Cultural Management
  • Decisions and Behavior
  • Digital Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance — Governance — CSR
  • Wine & Spirits

These translate into original and differentiated sets of themes (culture considered as the fourth pillar of sustainable development; the governance of cooperatives or family businesses; entrepreneurship education; financial inclusion; wine-business management, etc.) and into methodologies with, in particular, special emphasis on experimental economics within two unique research facilities, the Laboratory for Experimentation in Social Sciences and Behavioral analysis (LESSAC) and the Wine & Spirits Business Lab.

The Arts and Cultural Management Research Axis aims to become an excellence benchmark both nationally and internationally in the fields of cultural management and governancecultural policiesterritorial regeneration and heritage, and the role of the cultural and creative sector in sustainable development. In addition, the Research Axis has developed expertise in the fields of the art market and of entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative sector. It has a strong publication record in these domains and is actually involved as a major partner in a EU-funded projects, GLAMMONS (RIA, Horizon Europe call, as WP and Task Leader).

Research activities are the subject of theoretical and applied research and include a variety of collaborations at the local, national, and international levels in terms of research projects, scientific production, and the dissemination of results, with professional associations and networks (Le LAB – Liaisons Arts Bourgogne, Le Consortium, La Coursive Boutaric, SYNDEAC – Syndicat des Entreprises Artistiques et Culturelles); art schools (Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon) or the online magazine, Profession Spectacle (specializing in the realm of performing arts in France); international academic networks (ENCATC – European network on cultural management and policy, UBFC, Arts Management HEC Montréal, University of Barcelona, University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, University of Ferrara, Catholic University of Milan, etc.).

Illustration - Banner: Learning Center BSB, Dijon, France (Photo by the BSB Department of Marketing & Communication)