School 10 November 2020

TSM obtains the BSIS Label for its Impact in the Occitanie/Midi-Pyrenees Area

TSM obtains the BSIS label which measures the extent of the school's impact on its territory. The awarding of this label confirms the strong and positive anchoring of our school in the city of Toulouse and the Occitanie/Midi-Pyrénées region.

Financial Impact

158 M€

Weight of the direct, indirect, induced impact of TSM on its territory


Recognising TSM’s Anchoring in the Local and Regional Territory

Beyond its internationalisation strategy, TSM has demonstrated a strong anchoring in the city of Toulouse and the Occitanie/Midi-Pyrénées region. This strong connection to the local area is reflected in the very name of our school: Toulouse School of Management, a school with an international vocation that proudly claims its roots in the “Ville rose” (Pink City). We tell you all about the impact of TSM in the Occitanie/Midi-Pyrénées region. 


TSM: An Attractive School for Companies

TSM is perceived as an institution capable of developing regional and national economic activity. Each year, our students engage in actions to develop the economic activity of the region, such as the establishment of external companies in the Gers department (Trek, Merida, Pinarello). Not to mention research work such as the identification of new management paths for regional incubators. Proof of companies’ confidence in TSM: 258 local and regional companies support TSM via the apprenticeship tax.


Training Programmes Adapted to the Needs of Companies

TSM is constantly adapting to the needs of companies by regularly offering new programmes, such as the University Diploma Quality of Work Life in Health, open at the start of the 2020 academic year to support the region's healthcare staff during this period of pandemic.
Our students’ skills and expertise are recognised and appreciated:

  • 668 internships have been signed with a local company in 2018-2019.
  • 644 work-study contracts have been signed with a local company in 2019-2020.

TSM key figures employment


A School Rooted in the Regional Ecosystem

TSM actively participates in academic and professional networks in the region:

  • TSM has privileged relationships with other higher education institutions in Toulouse.
  • The school maintains privileged relationships with training organisations in the banking sector (CFPB), the HR and marketing sector (ASFO Grand Sud) and the CCI of Tarn-et-Garonne (B2M).
  • 365 professional instructors (280 of whom work in the region) are members of the TSM teaching staff.


An Intellectual Production with Solid Added Value

The TSM’s researchers and professors advance research in the fields of management thanks to intellectual production with solid added value:

  • 27 PhD theses were defended by TSM doctoral students between 2017 and 2019.
  • 206 papers were delivered by TSM faculty members in symposia and conferences between 2017 and 2019.
  • 27 international scientific events have been co-organised by TSM professors.
  • TSM lecturers regularly publish in major national media to contribute to public debate and contemporary societal issues.
  • TSM Research researchers are regularly invited to present the results of their work in companies and institutions in Midi-Pyrénées.
  • TSM has research agreements with Airbus, Pierre Fabre and Sigfox.

TSM key figures intellectual production


A School that makes Toulouse and its Region shine

TSM is promoting Toulouse and the Occitanie/Midi-Pyrénées region through:

  • its research activities,
  • the organisation of visits to the region,
  • the organisation of conferences and afterworks on key themes (CSR, globalised economy, etc.),
  • its partnerships with the La Dépêche du Midi Group and the Stade Toulousain.

TSM has also embarked on an international strategy of recognised partnerships which contributes to the international visibility of Toulouse:

  • In particular, TSM Doctoral Programme has signed agreements with Lancaster University School of Management (United Kingdom), WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany) and Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal).
  • TSM also has double degree agreements with HEC Liège (Belgium) for the Master in Finance, KU Leuven (Belgium) and the College of Management of mahidol University (Thailand) for the Master in International Management, Assumption University (Thailand), The Open University of Hong Kong (China), Tongji University (China) and Ingolstadt School of Management (Germany) for the Master in International Marketing of Innovation open at the start of the 2020 academic year.


BSIS, a Label Measuring the Impact of Business and Management Schools

Developed by EFMD and FNEGE, the Business School Impact System (BSIS) is the first comprehensive impact assessment tool for business and management schools. It identifies the tangible and intangible benefits that the school brings to its local environment.

The BSIS label is awarded following an audit that examines the educational, financial and societal impact of the school at national and regional level, as well as its impact on business development, the regional ecosystem, the image of the region and the impact of its intellectual production.


Download the report on the main impacts of TSM on its territory

More info on the FNEGE website