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EMLYON Business School

emlyon business school
Logo emlyon 2016.svg
MottoEarly makers
TypePrivate business school
AffiliationCGE, AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA, Alliance Lyon Grenoble Business School
(emlyon-GEM Alliance)[1]
DeanBernard Belletante
Academic staff
113 (105 also researchers)
45°47′10″N 4°45′50″E / 45.78611°N 4.76389°E / 45.78611; 4.76389

emlyon business school is a French leading business school. It was founded in Lyon, France in 1872 by the local business community, and is affiliated to the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It has triple accreditation: EQUIS by the EFMD, AMBA, and the AACSB. emlyon has 5 campuses currently: Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Shanghai, Casablanca and Paris.


The school was created in 1872 and it is the fourth Business school in France created after ESCP Europe, École supérieure de commerce de Rouen and École de management de Normandie.

The first name of the school was ESCAE Lyon, then École supérieure de commerce de Lyon (ESCL), then changed to EM Lyon in 1997, for the 125th anniversary of the school. The final name, emlyon business school, was chosen in 2005.

At the end of March 2016, emlyon business school and Grenoble School of Management announce their alliance, the Alliance Lyon Grenoble Business School, centered on innovation, entrepreneurship, growth and new business.[2]


Emlyon is organized in five campuses in the Urban Community of Lyon (Écully), Saint-Etienne, Shanghai, Casablanca and Paris.

For many years, emlyon has developed partnerships with Chinese universities. A "Master en Administration des Affaires de Canton" (Master of Business Administration) in collaboration with the "Université Lyon-III" (Jean Moulin University Lyon 3) and the Lingnan College (part of the Sun Yat-sen University) was launched in 1997. It is a fully French speaking Master, which has been awarded in 2004 by the Chinese Ministry of Education.[3] EMLYON opened an office in Shanghai in 2000 and a new campus in September 2007 within the campus of the East China Normal University. The Casablanca campus was inaugurated in 2015. In 2016, EMLYON opened its latest campus in Paris.

International Rankings

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
FT - Master in Management 20th 30th 26th 27th 40th
FT - Master in Finance - - 24th 24th 33rd
FT - Global MBA - - - - 99th
FT - Executive MBA - - 87th 83rd 63rd

Student life

emlyon business school hosts the student association called the Petit Paumé, which is the second biggest[4] student association of France in terms of financial means. emlyon business school also hosts the event called "Le défi de Bacchus" which is the biggest wine-testing competition in Europe, gathering students and professionals. A competition well known for the degustation of French "grands crus" such as Château d'Yquem and because the restaurants where this event takes place are always Michelin starred. According to all the students the best association is Jet emlyon.


  1. ^ "Grenoble Ecole de management et l'EM Lyon s'allient pour « bâtir une faculté de niveau mondial »". Le Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Alliance at the Summit for EM Lyon and Grenoble School of management - Place Gre'net". 3 May 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ "International Focus". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ (in French)Palmarès 2014 des meilleures associations étudiantes

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