GROUPE ATLANTIQUE, a multidisciplinary higher education hub, is joining forces with CDG INVEST to become a major player in higher education in Morocco.


The higher education group GROUPE ATLANTIQUE announces the entry into its capital of CDG INVEST.

CDG Invest has acquired a 20% stake, via its Génération Entrepreneurs program, in the capital of the Atlantique Group. This strategic association marks an important turning point for the Atlantique Group and underlines CDG Invest’s confidence in the group’s potential to become a center of excellence in higher education in Morocco.

Thanks to this partnership, the Atlantique Group will acquire the necessary means to accelerate the deployment of its higher education model focused on educational innovation, academic excellence and professional immersion.

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

GROUPE ATLANTIQUE, new benchmark player in private higher education in Morocco. Based in Casablanca, the Atlantique Group positions itself as a major institution of higher education, benefiting from the dynamism of private higher education in Morocco as well as the support of the Moroccan State for the development of private centers of excellence in the ‘Higher Education. It is committed to providing a world-class education, combining academic excellence, educational innovation, practical experience in a professional environment and strong social responsibility.

In initial training, the Atlantic Group initially brings together two specialized higher education schools:

Atlantic Business School, the Management school created 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 brings together a continuing training center, Atlantic Executive Center, offering more than a hundred training courses intended to support companies and the development of their executives, as well as an applied research center, CERUNA, and a foundation having Its main missions are to encourage research and support deserving students.

The Atlantique Group relies on a team of founders recognized in the higher education and education sector: Professor Rachid M’RABET (President of the Atlantique Group, having served for 20 years as General Director of the ISCAE and founder of the ISCAE Center for Doctoral Studies), Younes SLAOUI (President of Averroes Holding, co-founder of the international Odyssey Education Group and the Ecole Française Internationale de Casablanca) and Professor Abdellatif MÂZOUZ (University professor who has directed several educational institutions higher education in Morocco and current President of the Council of the Casablanca – Settat Region). The Atlantic Group has also set up an International Scientific Council bringing together eminent national and international academic figures, but also leading references from the professional and institutional world, responsible for supporting the group in its teaching and research positioning. .

GROUPE ATLANTIC, a positioning focused on skills development and employability

“The Atlantic Group, through its various schools, aims to provide our country with a new center of excellence, a generator of skills, where we take pleasure in learning and which is capable of offering varied and future for its students. The aim being training in professions and skills which ensure employability in a sustainable manner and which contribute to the influence of Morocco in Africa and internationally. », declared Professor Rachid M’RABET, President of the Group.

The Group’s purpose is to train new generations of specialized, efficient and competent executives, in line with market expectations and bearers of ethical and civic values. To do this, the Group stands out through its innovative teaching mission which is based on 5 pillars:

Academic excellence: the quality of the study programs is ensured by a highly qualified faculty and practitioners with individualized supervision and support for students;

Work-study training: an innovative model in Morocco to combine theoretical teaching and professional immersion. Students with up to 2 years of professional experience before obtaining their diploma; International openness: partnership with world-renowned institutions to develop a global vision and intercultural understanding, and offer students international mobility; Educational transversality: to allow students from different schools to collaborate and train with an interdisciplinary approach, promoting a global and complementary approach; • The acquisition of soft skills and mastery of languages: To ensure the development of students’ interpersonal skills and prepare them optimally for professional integration.

The current campus, with a capacity of 2,500 students, has quality facilities and training spaces, designed to promote creativity and interaction and thus provide an environment conducive to student learning and development. and teaching teams. The campus is located in Sidi Maarouf, in the heart of one of the most important business activity centers in Casablanca. It is easily accessible by Tramway, Busway and other public transport.

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