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ICN Business School

The mission of ICN Business School is to train students and executives to manage enterprises efficiently, with a commitment to corporate responsability, and to contribute to innovation through creativity. 

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



Since 1905, ICN has been the “Grande École” Business School in the East of France and at the heart of Europe. Its identity and its development are rooted in the links between management, technology and art. These links will be vital determinants for tomorrow’s economic environment.


Teaching, training and research are key factors of success for an institution of higher education. The final goal is to train managers to be responsible, and to achieve this, ICN Business School delivers educational programs which are appropriate for the world of business.


For a number of years several professiorial chairs have been contributing to SD and CSR initiatives at ICN Business School:

  • Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation, currently held by Professor David Wasieleski and coordinated by permanent Faculty member Dr. Günter Schumacher. The Chair is jointly financed by ICN Business School and the Lorraine Regional Council. It was established in order to develop joint research projects.
  • Chair International Research Chair in Art & Sustainable Enterprise, currently held by Professor Paul Shrivastava and coordinated by permanent Faculty member Dr. Silvester Ivanaj. 


Personalized support has been a core feature of the School for 25 years, and was formalized in the Center for Personal and Professional Development. Staff in the Center provides support, procedures and qualified personnel to help students with their personal development.

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Student services

  • Supporting students during their learning experience.
  • Guidance is provided on all School programs. It varies according to the maturity of the students and takes different forms during the course. 

Housing services

ICN Business School does not own any residence halls but you can find your accommodation on one of our campus in France or abroad.

There are 4 main housing categories :
  • A furnished studio in a private student residence hall (Totem or Pythagore or Bergamote or Espérance),
  • A furnished studio in a private residence (Les Estudines, Appart’City Cap Affaires),
  • A furnished room in a state-owned university residence (CROUS),
  • Private housing (apartment, roommates).

Library services

The university libraries and ICN Business School have been enriched of books and e-books related to CSR and SD. 

Medical services

Enrolment in the French student insurance system will allow you to be reimbursed for up to 70% of medical costs. We recommend that you also purchase additional insurance called a student “mutuelle” which will provide more coverage. This insurance can easily be obtained in Nancy. The two health insurance providers are LMDE and MGEL which provide special packages for international students. You will have to choose between these two during your online registration.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Nancy, in the heart of Europe

Situated in the center of town, ICN is the Business School of the city of Nancy and the University of Lorraine.

  • Metz is located at the heart of Europe

Located in the Metz Technology park area, the Campus operates in the midst of 200 innovative companies and a pool of other prestigious institutes of higher education or "Grandes Ecoles", such as SUPELEC, ESITC, ENSAM, GEORGIA TECH.

  • Nuremberg
This ICN campus is at 1h25 form Paris by plane, in the core of Bavière, in a major cultural metropolis of Germany.
  • Chendgdu
Unlike traditional Chinese destinations, Chengdu is not located on the east coast and thus retains a more traditional side that cities like Shanghai or Beijing. 

Sports facilities

The SUAPS (Service Universitaire des Activités Physiques et Sportives de l'Université de Lorraine) is the sports service for all students in Nancy. You can practice any of 55 different sports. Among them are: aikido, badminton, basketball, body-building, climbing, dancing, fencing, gol!ng, kayaking, skiing, sky-diving, swimming, tennis, table tennis. ICN’s Sport Association (BDS-Bureau des Sports) will assist you with all administrative steps and will also help you join any of the school’s sporting teams if you wish.

Student clubs

• BurkinH20 helps in the struggle to combat one of the world’s problems: the need for water. Thanks to the ARTEM Alliance, this ICN Association also includes students from Mines Nancy and the Ecole nationale supérieure d’art et de design de Nancy. 

• Latina is an Association which helps poor children in Peru. It collects in France and distributes in Peru teaching materials, health and hygiene materials, and toys. 

• GreenTouch has as its mission to raise awareness of the problems and challenges of sustainable development to a range of different publics: ICN students, primary school children and academic Faculty.


  • EQUIS Accredited:

The EQUIS Accreditation confirms the strategy of the School and the relevance of its quality process, both of its pedagogy and research activities. With this Accreditation, ICN is part of the circle of 100 world leaders in higher education management. ICN concluded agreements with more than 150 universities around the world and has an increasing number of foreign students and foreign professors. 

  • AMBA Accredited:

The AMBA Accreditation is the oldest and highest distinction of MBA programs in the world, attesting to the quality of the MBA (Master of Business Administration) programs. 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just start on time with arranging everything, especially the accommodation. Don't worry too much about being on your own because in no time you will feel at home and have a lot of friends. The level of the courses was rather 'low', in my home country the courses are more difficult and you have to do a lot (tasks, presentations, exams,..).

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