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About emlyon business school

Country France
City Lyon
Number of courses 24
Year founded 1872
Number of students 9050
Number of full-time students 1972

Founded in 1872, emlyon business school is a globally-ranked institution and among the 1% to hold triple accrediation by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. It has 6 campuses around the world, including Lyon (France).

emlyon business school is ranked in Top 50 in the world for Global Employability and #2 Business School in France by The Times Higher Education (Ranking - 2024).

Benefit corporation since july 2021, it is internationally renowned for its academic excellence and its unique positioning, which firmly establishes it, here and know, in the issues and challenges of the 21st century.

early makers since 1872

A notion of teaching geared towards initiative and decision-making.
The 'early makers' signature teaching style is the driving force behind the school's teaching: demanding standards, experience, experimentation and an entrepreneurial ethos, all to boost students' capacity for action.                                             . . .

emlyon business school offers a full range of graduate programs, allowing you to enroll in the program that suits your career goals at best.

For students who already have a clear idea of the career path they want to take:

All offer specialist knowledge and tailored international learning experiences.

For those students who are looking for more options, the Master in Management - Grande Ecole, in addition to the basic management classes, offers over 200 electives students can choose from. After all, choosing a management programme should be about choosing a profession and getting the means to make it happen.

emlyon business school students acquire the capacity to assess risks, to rally required support and resources for a project, to build a professional network are key to the success of any manager in any company today, whether they've set up their own company or not.

With close ties to the business community, and partnerships with over 2,000 companies, career management is at the heart of each and every student's curriculum as putting academic knowledge into practice through internships or first jobs is key to managing the start of a career in international management.

emlyon business school offers a number of scholarships, which cover some of the tuition fees, awarded based on different criteria. For more information on scholarship information, please access the program of your choice and create your personal account.

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Student reviews of emlyon business school

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Michelle - MSc in Management - Grande Ecole

The program offers a complete range of core management and specialization courses for students from diverse backgrounds. 

Parallel to my academic course, I have also acquired 18 months of work experience (a 6-month internship and a 12-month apprenticeship) in a French automotive company as a program controller, where I was able to acquire professional skills through a very practical experience. It was not always easy to find a balance between work and study, and to manage the stressful rhythm. The Employer Engagement Manager from the school at that time provided me with support and coaching, which was valuable for a young student, and I appreciated it very much.

As an emlyon business school student, I have also had the opportunity to participate in many different career and social events organized by emlyon, which helped me to build my first network in France as foreign student.

emlyon is an internationally renowned business school and one of its strengths is the employability of its graduates. For my part, I have got my first CDI job offer (permanent contract) in a well-known consulting firm before finishing my last year of studies through a career forum organized on the campus.

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Pauline - MSc in International Hospitality Management student

Following a grounding in the areas of catering, wine and beverages, Pauline Mey saw an opportunity to create a niche in the hospitality market by setting up eco-responsible, technologically advanced hostels for clients from around the world seeking 3–4-star quality of service at a price that’s right. Duly equipped with the emlyon business school and Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse) MSc in International Hospitality Management, she successfully navigated a business launch that could have been blighted by the COVID-19 pandemic to make a real name for herself and her business venture “Beau M Hostel”.

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Christophe, MSc in International Marketing & Business Development student

For Christopher Rehfus – a german student – a return to France to continue studying made perfect sense, following a highly successful Erasmus semester spent in Lyon and prior internship experience. He explains why he chose emlyon business school, the MSc in International Marketing & Business Development, and why conditions at the school are so conducive to learning and integrating smoothly into life on campus.

How would you describe the settling-in period at emlyon business school?

Christopher Rehfus : To be honest, it was pretty seamless and for two main reasons. Firstly, I had already spent time not only in France but specifically Lyon, studying and working. I very quickly got a taste for the French lifestyle and fell in love with the city, which is vibrant and cosmopolitan, so it was not before too long that I became a genuine Francophile. Secondly, emlyon proved truly welcoming from the outset. Every member of staff at emlyon is supportive and willing to connect with the new students, which creates a safe environment to start studies. The spirit of a diverse and dynamic surrounding with engaging professors made me curious to learn more for the year to come.

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Fees, Funding and Scholarships at emlyon business school

As a socially responsible institution, every year, emlyon business school awards numerous scholarships. They are granted based on multiple criteria such as coherence with the program's missions and values, diversity, promotion of entrepreneurial mindset, excellence and need.

These scholarships are limited in number, so for students intending to apply, please contact emlyon business school as soon as possible to discuss the options.

Services Offered for International Students

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On campus medical facilities
  • Overseas Graduations
  • Social Activities
  • Special English language
  • Sporting facilities - variety of clubs
  • Sporting facilities - Team sports

Facts about emlyon business school

  • Year institution founded: 1872
  • Total enrolled: 9050
  • Number of Full-time students: 1972
  • Number of Professors: 166
  • Year MBA first offered: 1972

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