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Sacked French economy minister signs up for business school

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-11-03

Former French economy minister Arnaud Montebourg is going back to school to learn how to run a business.

Left-wing firebrand Montebourg, who was replaced by former investment banker Emmanuel Macron in a cabinet reshuffle in August after criticising the government’s economic policies, will start at the prestigious private Insead business school on Monday as a live-in student.

He’s signed up to the Paris school’s “Advanced Management Programme” which promises to “transform senior executives into great business leaders”.

The course, which costs 34,000 euros, is taught in English. Montebourg is reported to have been given a scholarship to attend.

“I decided to go back to school because I learned over the last two years that running a business is a real skill,” said the former Socialist minister, whose portfolio included industrial renewal, was quoted as saying by Le Monde on Friday.

Date created : 2014-11-03

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