emlyon business school 

emlyon business school was founded in 1872 by the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is a private higher-education establishment recognized by the French State. It is one of the oldest business schools in Europe. emlyon is among the 1% ofglobal business schools to be accredited by the three international accreditation systems: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. As such, it merits its status as a global-ranking school of business and management.

A Mission Company since July 2021, emlyon's raison d'être is to: "train and support throughout their lives enlightened individuals who effectively transform organizations for a more just, supportive and planet-friendly society". 

The teaching model: early makers since 1872

emlyon's distinctive academic signature early makers molds learning into a lifelong endeavor to have an impact on the world and offers a real alternative in its environment. It sees learning as not only a transfer of academic knowledge but also a "course of learning experiences" that equips students to forge a constant link between thought and action:"doing to learn, learning to do".

Through these collective and individual learning experiences, emlyon has set out to train responsible managers capable of taking up the challenges of today and tomorrow

Key figures:

  • 6 campuses around the world: Lyon, Paris, Saint-Etienne, Shanghai (China), Bhubaneswar and Mumbai (India)
  • 9,020 students from 125 different nationalities
  • 38,600 alumni in 130 countries
  • 190 academic partners worldwide
  • 49% of Faculty with an international profile
  • 1,600 partner companies

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MSc in International Hospitality Management Lyon


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Awards & Accreditations

EQUIS European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)


range 76-100 out of 500 / #3 French business school

Shanghai GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects: Management (2021)

EMBA European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)


#9 Masters in management

Financial Times 2022 Ranking


QS Business Master's Rankings 2023


Average rating 5

Based on 4 reviews.


A large range of courses, with quality professors. Also a very wide panel of opportunities! (Club, conferences, self awareness...)


EMLYON is a management school that listens very carefully to its students. The large choice of electives enables each students to develop their personal track


My internship in China has been an incredible experience: a true professional and personal spring board


emlyon business school

23 avenue Guy de Collongue
69134 Ecully

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