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KEDGE Business School

3.6 out of 5 (22 ratings / 19 reviews) Bordeaux, France
KEDGE BS was created to achieve a critical mass that would ensure its international visibility. Created as an association, it is financially independent. Its activities fall within two inter-related categories: applied research and education.



  • 1874: The École Supérieure de Commerce de Bordeaux was created
  • 1969: The School was set up at the Talence campus
  • 2001: The School obtained Equis accreditation
  • 2004: BEM became one of the pilot institutions of the GRLI (Global Responsible Leadership Initiative) programme
  • 2007: The School obtained AMBA accreditation
  • 2008: A campus was opened in Dakar
  • 2009: The School obtained AACSB accreditation


The School has three Centres of Excellence in Marketing, the Supply Chain and CSR with five areas of Expertise: Wine & Spirits, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Health Management, Finance Reconsidered and Creative Industries & Culture. Coordination between advanced academic and applied Research, Initial Training and Executive Education courses and partnerships with companies and organisations boost KEDGE's influence on managerial practices in these areas.


The role of the research centre is to produce and share knowledge about the management of creative industries and culture.

  • Creative industries culture
  • Supply chain
  • CSR
  • Wine and spirits
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Health management
  • Finance reconsidered
  • Marketing


  • As part of the Be-U professional and personal development strategy, the Career Center provides support in several forms throughout the course. It encourages relationships with professionals and recruiters in particular through several events throughout the year.
  • At any point in their course, students can consult a coach to review their progress on their desired career path, to plan their search for an internship in France or abroad, and to optimise their applications (CV, cover letter, social networks, practice interviews, etc.)
  • More than 120 companies and 150 recruiters attend over 2 days to meet students and offer them internships, VIE international business placements, jobs, and sandwich year jobs.

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Student services

KEDGE BS and its International Students Association Melting Potes offer every semester to International Students a pick-up service from “Bordeaux Mérignac (BOD)” airport and “Bordeaux Gare Saint Jean” train station.

The International Students Association Melting Potes supports the International Office in facilitating the integration of international students among the French students through the organization of activities all year round.

Housing services

  • The Housing service of KEDGE Business School is available on a single platform. The platform allows you to find housing in our city but also in other cities in France and abroad.
  • You will find housing offers from private landlords, real estate agencies and student residences.
  • A multilingual team is at your disposal 6 days a week to help you to find and book accommodation.

Library services

The Kedge Library (incorporating the libraries at Bordeaux, Marseilles and Toulon) offers its users a number of specialist information sources that are primarily focused on management: books, academic and professional reviews, students’ own work, publications by teaching staff, and various specialised databases.

Medical services

Wellness is above all a philosophy of living. The concept means 'a personal feeling of well-being', and is therefore a global state of health. It covers the important things in life, but also daily trivialities that often make life exciting, and prevent it from becoming gloomy... Wellness is the importance of feeling comfortable in your skin and the idea that happiness is different for everyone.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Bordeaux
The new Bordeaux campus has been designed to be a living space. Spread over 35,000 m2, it has dedicated work and chat rooms, and sports and relaxation areas.
  • Marseille
KEDGE Business School continually invests in substantial logistics resources, both in terms of its educational infrastructures and cutting-edge technological resources. 
  • Paris
The group created a new establishment in Paris' 9th arrondissement, a vibrant hub of activity where students, teaching staff and businesses can meet, exchange and interact.

Sports facilities

The Bordeaux Campus Has Four Sports Areas

  • The gym
  • The dance studio
  • The weight-training room
  • The multi-sports ground

They are managed and run by the Sports Society, the Arts Society and Sports Supervisor Sébastien Debray. For obvious security reasons, students do not have free access to these rooms. 

The Marseilles Luminy Campus Has Two Indoor Sports Areas
  • A weight-training / cardio-training room
  • A dance studio

They are managed and run by the Sports Society, the Arts Society and Sports Supervisor Ludovic Chaix. For obvious security reasons, students do not have free access to these rooms. They can access the activities by following the appropriate registration procedures.

Student clubs

The Confederation acts as a link between the administration and the associations, but is also there to support members of the associations with legal, economic and organisational problems. The Confederation also deals with professionals, an accountant and a lawyer, who work with KEDGE’s associations, and meet each association at least once a year.


This dual expertise in education and research has earned it its status among the 1% of the world's business schools that are triple accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

Student Reviews

I cnt review without complete experience
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

Not studied yet , just got an admit so can give review.

Russian student in the heart of the "Melting Pot"
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I appreciate the fact that all courses are practical and provide me with good skills for work. However, I feel lack of competences I will need in the field where I would like to work in (Project Management). In addition, studding in France appears to be really expensive since the income of my family comes in rubles (a weaker currency).

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Kedge BS is a French Business School located in Marseille and Bordeaux. I am enrolled in the IBBA program that requires me to spend 2 years abroad with both academic exchange experiences and international interships.

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