Emlyon Business School

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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 6 campuses currently: Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Paris, Shanghai, Casablanca and Bhubaneswar.[2]

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


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 announced their alliance, the Alliance Lyon Grenoble Business School, centered on innovation, entrepreneurship, growth, and new business.[3]


emlyon business school is organized in six campuses in the Urban Community of Lyon (Écully), Saint-Etienne, Shanghai, Casablanca, Bhubaneswar, 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.[4] 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. In 2018, emlyon opened a campus in India with Xavier University.[5]

International RankingsEdit

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
FT - Master in Management 20th 30th 26th 27th 40th
FT - Master in Finance - - 24th 24th 33rd
FT - European Business School Rankings - - 20th 22nd 21st
FT - Global MBA - - - - 99th
FT - Executive MBA - - 87th 83rd 63rd

In 2018, Times Higher Education ranked emlyon in the 34th position of its Global University Employability Ranking, being placed for the third consecutive year in the top 50 in the world and second place in France.[6]

Student lifeEdit

emlyon business school hosts the student association the Petit Paumé, which is the second-largest[7] student association in France in terms of financial means. emlyon business school also hosts an 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.


  1. ^ "Grenoble Ecole de management et l'EM Lyon s'allient pour « bâtir une faculté de niveau mondial »". Le Monde.fr. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ emlyon. "Chiffres clés - EMLYON Business School". emlyon. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  3. ^ "Alliance at the Summit for EM Lyon and Grenoble School of management - Place Gre'net". placegrenet.fr. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ "International Focus". em-lyon.com. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Bhubaneswar | Training sessions offered by EML Executive". executive.em-lyon.com. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  6. ^ "Best universities for graduate jobs: Global University Employability Ranking 2018". Times Higher Education (THE). 2018-11-14. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  7. ^ (in French)Palmarès 2014 des meilleures associations étudiantes

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