emlyon business school was founded in 1872 by the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry and celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2012. Throughout its history, the school has remained true to its origins: entrepreneurial, innovative and humanist.
emlyon business school positions itself around the “early maker” concept. The maker movement was born 10 years ago around the Do-It-Yourself principle. Initially a concept that applied to DIY enthusiasts, it gradually spread to the world of digital and start-ups, uniting a whole community of creators, artisans, entrepreneurs, artists and educators in its wake. It signals a transformation from invention to innovation, from prototyping to the industrialisation of a good idea.
Research lies at the very heart of emlyon's strategy. It is the cornerstone of the school's past and present success, and shall remain so in the future. It is a key aspect of the school's added value, providing the foundation for its international credibility and reputation. It also helps to expand the skills and knowledge of its faculty members and, in turn, benefits its programme participants. This scientific research work underpins the Faculty's ability to achieve its mission. What's more, it enables the school to provide its business partners with critical watch system and ensures that they have access to the very latest knowledge.
Over 30 individual and team sports are on offer to relax and have fun or for training and inter-university competitions. The campus features a gymnasium (Building D) for handball, basketball, volleyball, football, badminton, table tennis, fencing, step aerobics, stretching etc, two outdoor tennis courts, a beach volley court, a mini outdoor football field, a dance studio, combat-sports gym and a weightlifting room.
The triple accreditation, AACSB, Equis and AMBA, from which emlyon business school has benefited for several years, and on which only 1% of international establishments can pride themselves, proves the long term quality of educational efforts, resources and strategic orientations that emlyon business school can guarantee. It also provides an evaluation of the relevance of what each campus and set of programs have to offer as well as their development plans.
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