It's often said that the university years are the best at IMPGT: a variety of courses that allow students to acquire a solid foundation and develop their thinking, friendly teachers and a warm atmosphere...all the ingredients are there to help them blossom as they find their way. My advice for a future student: take advantage of this privileged working environment to surpass yourself!
I completed my entire academic career at IMPGT. After a Master 1 MAPT, I decided to move towards a Master 2 DMPCT, notably to reinforce my legal knowledge, with the idea of taking civil service competitions in mind. […].The DMPCT Master's Degree was also fundamental to the success of my exams by giving me a solid legal and managerial basis and by enabling me to make the most of the various internships I had completed throughout my studies, particularly during the oral exams. This possibility of an internship is a real asset in my professional career. The DMPCT Master's degree was a particularly enriching year for me, with varied courses and high quality teachers from different backgrounds, each one a specialist in his or her sector. Thanks to this academic background, I am now a civil servant, in a management position that I am passionate about.
...] this diploma confirmed my desire to become involved in the management and promotion of projects that contribute to the development of a territory. The five years I spent at IMPGT were marked by the transdisciplinarity specific to the territorial context [...]. The completion of three successive internships, within structures working for economic development and international influence (DGA Strategy and Territorial Development of the CD13, Provence Promotion and the Euroméditerranée Public Establishment of Development) allowed me to meet a plurality of actors. Having just graduated, I am now in charge of development, economic promotion and trade in a Vaucluse inter-communal area of 30,000 inhabitants. As a non-tenured Territorial Attaché, I am involved in the construction and management of economic attractiveness initiatives in a region faced with various structural challenges. […]
Currently a professional firefighter in the SDIS du Var, I have very good memories of my 2016-2017 year in the M2 DMPCT. The lecturers are of a high quality and the training allows us to be very close to the teachers. The IMPGT is not to blame for this, since this human-sized structure provides real support to students, both in terms of skills development and administrative formalities. It was a year rich in non-negotiable contributions of knowledge for the integration of the public service and preparation for its competitions. I chose to integrate this training with the aim of enriching my knowledge of local and regional authorities and preparing my career as a professional firefighter. If I should give any advice to future students, it would be to be curious, looking at the various aspects of our administration and local authorities in order to approach this training with serenity.
The school year at IMPGT was very exciting, full of cross-curricular disciplines. I really appreciated the support from the administration and faculty, it was very important. I advise prospective students to be curious and active. Currently, I work in the city of Marseille, my position is directly linked to my training.
I chose the Master 2 DMPCT because it was a continuation of my university career. During this year, I acquired both legal and managerial skills. During my job search, this training enabled me to present a versatile and attractive profile to recruiters from the various public bodies for which I was applying. Today, I am a civil servant at the CNRS where I co-manage a team of about twenty people in the field of human resources administration. The contribution of this training is crucial to my daily life.
I chose to follow the M2 DMPCT training in order to diversify my academic background. I have enjoyed discovering new subjects as well as the courses given by professionals. I advise new students to be open to all the richness that a university as big as AMU has to offer. I am currently working in a regional association for access to law as a coordinator. The M2 has brought me a diversity in my background that has opened up the field of possibilities to me.
It was a professionalizing year that made me grasp the future challenges of public action. I chose the master's degree for its specialization on local authorities. I appreciated the availability of the teachers, the living environment. I advise her, to take advantage of it to acquire operational skills and create her network.I passed the technical and administrative officer exam in 2019 and I am currently a student officer in my second year at the EOGN. The skills I acquired in law and management are of great use in my schooling and future positions.
Attracted by the public sphere, I chose this M2 because it offers solid theoretical training and practical knowledge provided by quality lecturers. I advise students to do a work-study internship, develop their historical culture, work in a group, and enjoy Aix-en-Provence life! I have been a state administrative attaché since 2018. I work in a department of the Ministry of the Interior in Marseille.
It is the issues of public utility and general interest that attracted me to IMPGT. I did my entire curriculum there. It is a small structure with a good atmosphere among students. The professors are easy to get to and listen to. The training covers most of the themes related to local authorities and the necessary management tools. This profile allows you to quickly adapt to new subjects. Today, I am in charge of the operational and legal follow-up of a PSD in a town hall.
I spent three years at IMPGT, L3 to M2. For me, this course is the only one that prepares me so well for public service competitions. From the territorial culture as a whole to the learning of support functions (HR, public accounting...), the teaching is complete and given by both professors and practising executives, whose experience is rich. If your objective is to integrate the world of local authorities, look no further!
The MESS Master's degree is a quality, dynamic course taught by dedicated professors. A subtle assembly of students in continuing and initial training who bring added value to the training by sharing knowledge and experience, and who lead to an exchange in a collaborative network of sustainable mutual aid and a position of Director. The training advocates participatory management by example and highlights the intrinsic values of the individual by sharing the human values of employees in the health, social and medico-social sector. Thank you for this sharing.
The master's degree has great strengths: the lectures by professionals, the numerous group work, the diversity of the students. If I were to give some advice to future students: realise how lucky you are to be trained by professionals, take advantage of the work-study programme to apply what you have learned, debate with other students, share your ideas, take a step back, reflect, learn, and above all, drive the changes that seem good to you. The master's programme made me understand the importance of teamwork, communication between professionals and the impact of a manager's behaviour on his teams. Today I am an autonomy planner: autonomy counsellor for families with loved ones in loss of autonomy. [...]
The Master MESS fits perfectly into my professional project. Indeed, this very comprehensive training promotes individualized contact between students and the teaching team. The various courses, modules and lectures given by specialists in the sector allow a more relevant understanding of the professional environment and the ability to apply the theoretical aspect of the training to the reality of our structures.
The MESS training at the age of 47 was extra-ordinary: meeting with these young students sweeping the gaps in age, culture, universe, going through a world health crisis leading us to leave each other too quickly but linked by social networks to share our experiences in our different sectors, from health to medico-social, accompanied by a serious, competent teaching team, listening to its students in a new context.
My experience within IMPGT has been rich in meetings, whether within the promotion, internships but also with all stakeholders. Particularly sensitive to the piloting of public policies in the field of autonomy, I had the opportunity to join the Departmental Council of the Alpes de Haute-Provence as head of the ESMS dedicated to the elderly and disabled, a position I still hold.
The IMPGT's MESS Master's degree has been very formative in particular by the quality of the teaching and the lecturers, but also by the human and professional values advocated by its team. The human scale of this training facilitates interaction and exchanges between lecturers and students and thus creates a more pleasant course dynamic. At the end of my training, I took on the position of human resources project manager. I accompany hospitals and medico-social institutions on exciting subjects such as improving working conditions and managing working time. I am amply satisfied and I recommend this training which has fulfilled all its commitments.
The MESS training was for me a real springboard allowing me to switch from a student vision to a professional vision: a vision that recruiters on the market are waiting for tomorrow. Alternating between the field and training allows me to acquire a "practical-theoretical" base but above all to develop adaptability: vital for our professions. The IMPGT and the teaching team not only wish for a full success in the students' anniversary course, they also wish to identify, train and accompany the professionals of tomorrow who will participate in the changes in the health sector.
The Master MESS in 2 words: sharing and humanity. 2 years rich in encounters with students from diverse backgrounds. The teaching was designed to focus on the experience and concrete problems of school managers, with the constant concern to place the human being at the heart of management, which was important to me as a former nurse. Immersion in a work-study programme in an establishment enables the learning to be quickly put into practice. At the end of my training, I joined the general management of a private hospital.
After having worked as a nurse for 6 years, I wanted to evolve by staying in the health and medico-social field. The MESS master's degree was a perfect fit for my plans. During these two years of the master's programme, we met other professionals from different backgrounds, shared our experiences, and thus were fully involved in our master's programme. To date, I am the director of an EHPAD and I always enjoy sharing my "field experience" and participating in the events instituted by the IMPGT.
What appealed to me during my M1 and M2 years in the MESS program was first of all that its alternating format and the diversity of courses given by seasoned professionals and academics quickly allowed us to confront theory and practice and to be quickly confronted with the realities of the professional environment. Being able to mix initial and continuing education students is also a significant plus. Being able to learn from each other's stories also allows us to gain insight into certain professional experiences already lived, to obtain a more enlightened view of certain situations. Today I am very grateful to my former teachers and former classmates who have somehow allowed me to be where I am today.
If my years at IMPGT could be summed up in a few words: development of critical thinking. I enjoyed the theoretical lectures accompanied by practical tutorials. The IMPGT makes it possible to integrate the L2 or L3, on file, after an OTC. You will have to acculturate yourself with public management but you can count on the support of the institute. After the IMPGT, I did a Master 2 in law in a field that I am passionate about. Today, I would like to join the Air Force as a doctoral officer.
The internship I did during the master's program made it easier for me to find the job that matched my expectations. The position I am currently holding is a mentoring period to become a QSSE manager in 8 months. My main mission is to renew every 3 years the MASE certification (manual of safety improvement of companies), so it is a path that starts with the commitment of the management and ends with continuous improvement [...].
This training allowed me to deepen my knowledge of the world of research, while acquiring a solid theoretical basis in Public Management. On top of that, I had a high quality support and supervision from my research director and all the IMPGT professors. Thanks to this, I obtained a doctoral contract.
It was not a long way from my Bachelor's degree at IMPGT (2012-2015, then Master MAP) to my current position as a public sector consultant (Cabinet SEMAPHORES, ALPHA group). This training provides the tools to understand the functioning of our society and our public institutions, and the end-of-study internships allow me to assimilate theory and practice to enter the world of work in the best conditions. Enjoy!
If I had to sum up my research master year (year 2017-2018) in one word, I would say "knowledge". This training has taught me a lot of knowledge in the field of research, but also about myself. It allows me to mix the requirements of a master's degree with a work of introspection which allows me to formulate a thesis project in which I find myself. I had chosen this training because it was a first step towards obtaining doctoral funding. If I were to give an advice to future students: enjoy yourself. It is certainly work, but it is your opportunity to grasp the subjects that interest you and to learn how to construct them as an exciting object of research. Currently, I am continuing my doctoral work and teaching at IMPGT.
This year of Master 2 Research at IMPGT has not only taught me a lot about research in management sciences, but also to be persevering and critical. Exchanges with the teacher-researchers of IMPGT and IAE, team spirit among the students of the class, and a research work on a subject that I am passionate about made this year very enriching for me, and motivated me to continue with a doctoral thesis.
IMPGT's multidisciplinary training allows students to acquire solid notions about sustainable development and the issues that arise from it. The complementary nature of the teaching and the professors, both academic and professional, is a real asset for professional integration.
Personally, I can say that I was accompanied in the search for my internship and that the change of internship was facilitated by the teaching staff. As far as the courses are concerned, I appreciated having theoretical as well as practical courses. This is indeed the strong point of our training I think. Moreover, the IMPGT certainly depends on the faculty, but has a more personal functioning allowing a real follow-up by the teachers of the students and promotions limited to about thirty students. Having completed all of my studies in the faculty with nearly 500 students, I have noticed the difference in the follow-up and also the proximity with the teachers.
After 3 years of bachelor's degree at IMPGT, I entered the master's degree in Public Policy at Sciences Po Paris. The compulsory internships each year are the most at the IMPGT: I discarded my initial professional project in L1, I discovered the current one in L2 and I consolidated it in L3. In your studies, don't be afraid to make a mistake: you will be able to change direction. The Licence of the IMPGT offers you for that many outlets, and an accompaniment of proximity with the teachers to direct you.
[...] This year is very professional because we learn to work in "project management" mode with files to be submitted in groups, and time dedicated to tutored projects. In addition to this, individual performance, a lot of practical case studies in sessions, allowing us to acquire organisation, efficient working methods and a certain rigour, these are skills that are highly sought-after in the world of work [...] Thanks to the quality of this course, [...] I was able to find my first job as a project manager and executive in the local civil service directly the month I obtained my diploma, in a period that was not conducive to employment. […]
[...] The modernity of the courses offered by this Master II quickly appealed to me and I was not disappointed by the content during the year. The courses in public management [...] allowed me to take a step back from my speciality in public law and to open up my horizons. Few masters courses today offer a complete training in public management to law students. The IMPGT is therefore for me an institute of the future and I strongly encourage law students to take a closer look at what it offers [...].