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emlyon business school

emlyon business school

emlyon business school


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% of global 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:

  • 4 campuses around the world: Lyon, Paris, Shanghai (China) and Mumbai (India)
  • 9,050 students from 125 different nationalities
  • 41,700 alumni in 130 countries
  • 200 academic partners worldwide
  • 51% of Faculty with an international profile
  • 2,200 partner companies

Campus Features

Campuses and learning environments

When you study on an emlyon business school campus, you'll enjoy an innovative living and working environment. The school's campuses are designed to accommodate the latest teaching methods and provide state-of-the-art technology, such as 3D printers, digital whiteboards, writable walls, and creativity boards. The learning hub and makers' lab are perfect examples.

The campuses are also friendly, relaxed areas where you can work, surf the internet, eat, be entertained, learn, talk to people and be creative. In short, all the resources you need for effective learning!

Lyon new Campus

For the 2024 intake, emlyon is moving back into the center of Lyon, in the Gerland district. emlyon’s new campus is designed as a vibrant and sustainable hub, where you will learn in an interpersonal, hybrid, committed and connected experience.

  • 30,000 sqm of total surface area including 7,000 sqm of collaborative spaces and 1,600 sqm dedicated to student life.
  • Open spaces for students: library, fablab, baker’s shop, brasserie, etc
  • 3 metro stops to Part-Dieu, France’s 2nd-largest business district.

Shanghai Campus

The Asian campus is currently offering study abroad programs for bachelor and master degrees, GEMBA and GDBA degree programs, as well as EDP programs.

Paris Campus

A 5,500 m2 learning environment, just a 5-minute walk from the Gare de Lyon train station, fully equipped with the latest digital technologies and closely linked to the business world.

Mumbai Campus

Emlyon business school has its own working space, within the St Xavier's College Indo-Gothic campus, classified as a historic monument and located in the city center of Mumbai.

    Alumni Statistics

    All emlyon business school events


    • Global Employability University Ranking & Survey 2024 (GEURS) : #2 in France
    • Financial Times - European Business School 2023 : #10 best business school in Europe
    • Le Point - Top schools most committed to ecological transition : #1 France
    • QS World University Ranking 2023 - Master in Management: #4 in France
    • Shanghai GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023
      • Management: #2 in France in the 101 -150th bracket (over 500 international institutions).
      • Business Administration: #3 in France in the 51-75th bracket
    • Happy at School 2023: #3 French business school for the best student experience out of 12 schools


    EFMD Equis AccreditedAMBA AccreditedAACSB Accredited

    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

    emlyon business school is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 badge

    Program Admission Requirements

    Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

    Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


    • Lyon

      emlyon business school Lyon-Ecully Campus 23, av. Guy de Collongue , 69134, Lyon

    • Shanghai

      emlyon business school Asian Campus 2F, Global Education Center, East China Normal University N°3663 Zhong Shan North Road , 200062, Shanghai

      • Saint-Étienne

        Cours Fauriel,51, 42009, Saint-Étienne

        • London

          London, United Kingdom

        • Shanghai

          Shanghai, China

        • Écully

          Écully, France