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ICN Business School

ICN Business School is a member of the Chapter of the ‘Grandes Écoles de Management’ in the Conférence des Grandes Écoles.

Master's Programmes

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



Created in 1905 by the University of Nancy and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Meurthe-et-Moselle, the ‘Institut Commercial de Nancy’ becomes ICN Business School in 2003, a private higher education institution recognized by the State, Associated with the University of Lorraine.


The mission of ICN Business School is to provide innovative and transdisciplinary education that enables students and practicing executives to become responsible professionals capable of acting in the global business environment. ICN Business School faculty engages in knowledge creation in the crossroads of art, management and technology that contributes to the advancement of impactful knowledge and sustainable practice in the business and organizational fields.


Research at ICN is rooted in the ARTEM philosophy of transdisciplinarity. Research is imbued of this idea that frontiers have become territories to explore. Being part of ICN since 1999, a time when research was still in its infancy at the school, ARTEM has shaped faculty recruitment policies namely in what concerns research attitudes and approach. Although culture cannot be directly managed, it can be nurtured and favoured by a consistent recruitment policy that permits the creation of a specific and innovative spirit.


The Career & Internships Office organizes the following events throughout the year: Workshops to help the student to assist in an efficient search for internships/ jobs (in France a well as abroad), to produce their CV (in French and in English language) and cover letters, and to prepare them for recruitment interviews.

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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

Common areas are available for students

  • a ‘student house “Maison des Etudiants” allowing students to work independently on their School Association projects,
  • a modern library “Médiathèque” covering more than 2200 m²
  • a student restaurant ” (S)pace CROUS”.
  • The ICN has also an additional premise on the ARTEM campus near the main building, totaling 390 m², for its Executive Education and Corporate Relations services.

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.

Student Life

Campus life

Ideally located, the campuses of the school are located in the heart of Europe and take advantage of an impressive cultural landscape.

The Artem campus in Nancy, is a common campus shared between the ARTEM partner institutions, the National School of Art and Design and the National School of Engineering. It facilitate the cooperation for transdisciplinary pedagogy and research.

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.


Accredited EQUIS and AMBA, ICN offers one of the best Masters in Management in the world according to the Financial Times.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

a very amazing experience ,respect to those who encourages us to study and keep up

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,..).