Atlantic Group announces the entry of CDG Group into its capital


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CDG Invest has acquired a 20% stake through its Generation Entrepreneurs program in the capital of Atlantic Group. This strategic partnership marks a significant turning point for Atlantic Group and underscores CDG Invest’s confidence in the group’s potential to become a center of excellence in higher education in Morocco.

Thanks to this partnership, Atlantic Group will have the necessary resources to accelerate the deployment of its higher education model focused on pedagogical innovation, academic excellence, and professional immersion.

A press conference detailing this partnership is scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2024, at the Atlantic Business School campus, the management school of the Atlantic Group.

ATLANTIC GROUP, a new benchmark player in private higher education in Morocco.

Based in Casablanca, Atlantic Group positions itself as a major institution in higher education, benefiting from the dynamism of private higher education in Morocco and the support of the Moroccan state for the development of private centers of excellence in higher education. It is committed to providing top-tier education that combines academic excellence, pedagogical innovation, practical experience in a professional environment, and a strong social responsibility.

Initially, Atlantic Group included two specialized higher education schools:

– Atlantic Business School, the Management school established in 1985 (formerly ESIG), authorized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation under number 13/85.

– Atlantic Engineering School, the Engineering school, authorized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation under number 497/2023.

It also includes a continuing education center, Atlantic Executive Center, offering over a hundred training programs aimed at supporting businesses and developing their executives, as well as a center for applied research, CERUNA, and a foundation whose main missions are promoting research and supporting deserving students.

Atlantic Group is supported by a team of founders recognized in the higher education and education sector: Professor Rachid M’RABET (President of Atlantic Group, who served for 20 years as the General Director of ISCAE and founder of the Center for Doctoral Studies at ISCAE), Younes SLAOUI (President of Averroes Holding, co-founder of the international Odyssey Education Group and the French International School of Casablanca), and Professor Abdellatif MÂZOUZ (a university professor who has directed several higher education institutions in Morocco and is the current President of the Casablanca-Settat Regional Council). Additionally, Atlantic Group has established an International Scientific Council comprising eminent national and international academic personalities, as well as leading figures from the professional and institutional world, tasked with guiding the group in its educational and research positioning.

ATLANTIC GROUP, a focus on skill development and employability

The Atlantic Group, through its various schools, aims to endow our country with a new center of excellence, generating skills, where one takes pleasure in learning and that is capable of offering varied and future prospects to its students. The goal is to train for professions and skills that ensure sustainable employability and contribute to Morocco’s influence in Africa and internationally,” declared Professor Rachid M’RABET, President of the Group. The purpose of the Group is to train new generations of specialized, high-performing, and competent executives, in line with market expectations and bearing ethical and civic values.

To this end, the Group distinguishes itself by its innovative educational mission, which rests on 5 pillars:

– Academic excellence: the quality of study programs is ensured by a faculty and practitioners who are highly qualified, with individualized guidance and support for students;

– Alternating periods in companies: an innovative model in Morocco for combining theoretical education with professional immersion. Students accumulate up to 2 years of professional experience before obtaining their degree;

– International openness: in partnership with globally renowned institutions to develop a global vision and intercultural understanding, and to offer international mobility to students;

– Pedagogical transversality: to enable students from different schools to collaborate and be trained with an interdisciplinary approach, promoting a comprehensive and complementary approach;

– Acquisition of soft skills and mastery of languages: To ensure the development of students’ personal skills and optimally prepare them for professional integration.

The current campus, with a capacity for 2,500 students, features high-quality training facilities and spaces designed to foster creativity and interaction, thus providing an environment conducive to learning and the flourishing of both students and teaching teams. The campus is located in Sidi Maarouf, at the heart of one of Casablanca’s most important business activity centers. It is easily accessible by Tramway, Busway, and other public transport.