Education is the backbone of Mazars’ talent and leadership development strategy. Our clients await educated answers to complex questions, our people expect to augment their employability along with a strong sense of belonging. This is why we created Mazars University back in 2008, with one simple question in mind: why stop learning once you graduate? In a talent-intensive industry, we very much rely on the quality of our people. Education at all stages of the professional journey is what increasingly makes the difference.
Mazars University is recognised as one of the most advanced and innovative corporate universities by its peers. It was first accredited CLIP – the leading independent accreditation for corporate universities – in 2015 and was recently re-accredited in 2020. This accreditation confirms our talent management strategy and gives us validation from our peers that Mazars University counts among the leading players.
Mazars University is a real arena for learning, discovering and exchanging views amongst staff and partners from all over the world, and a crucible of our diversity. It closely resembles our partnership image, and is a real integrated, truly international structure. It promotes variety of opinions, debates, and offers a broader view of the world in a quintessentially democratic atmosphere.
Core missions of Mazars University:
Accelerate Mazars’ cultural metamorphosis
Connect Mazarians, worldwide
Boost global performance
Produce, curate and share knowledge
Grow Mazars’ rich ecosystem
Enhance our brand
Put shortly, the strategic mandate of Mazars University is, more than ever, twofold: to sustain the culture and the leadership of our partnership.
To this end, Mazars University has been built around a blended learning approach, encouraging coaching and feedback, and offering modern on-site as well as online programmes, as follows:
Cutting-edge international seminars
Mazars University offers 17 world-class Leadership & Business Development programmes, among which is our flagship “The Next MBA”. The Next MBA builds a community of top executives from leading companies around the world, who embark on a transformative learning experience together.
Other programmes cover a variety of topics and geographies ranging from our Women Leadership Seminar, our Business Development Accelerator to our very own Development Centre and Partner Development Focus.
User-friendly digital learning worldwide
Mazars University provides our professionals across the globe with unlimited access to state-of-the-art training content, through its global partnership with LinkedIn Learning and its global online platform, “MazarsU”.
Our people at the heart of our transformation
Through multidisciplinary workshops and initiatives, such as the “Global Mazars Shake”, our people design innovative audit, advisory and business solutions. “Mazars Shakes” are internal innovation events where Mazarians participate in hacking today’s business challenges to offer innovative solutions and services.
Regardless if an international experience is inbound or outbound, everyone agrees that it leads to professional growth as well as long-lasting professional and personal relationships, which are the hallmarks of Mazars. Since we are present in over 90 countries and territories, we promote international mobility for Mazarians to develop their careers and contribute to Mazars’ global business.
The NextMBA, launched in 2011, counts 190+ graduates and participants. The programme is delivered on 6 continents, with a starting week in Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. This MBA gathers faculty from the most prestigious universities and business schools in the world (Harvard, Princeton, Kellog, NYU, Stanford,…) and welcomes participants from blue chips like Manpower, Steelcase, Aviva, L’Oreal, Saint-Gobain among others.
A disruptive model: Mazars’ NextMBA
Meet the NextMBA. Next as in the next type of MBA, next type of leader, next type of faculty, and the next kind of cooperation between corporate universities. Pioneered by Mazars, in partnership with an exclusive group of hand-picked, leading academics from around the world, this 6-week programme was first rolled out to the top 70 executives of the Mazars leadership community over a period of 2 years.