emlyon business school

emlyon business school

The faculty is responsible for delivering top quality teaching and learning. Its role is to create new knowledge, develop innovative teaching and learning resources, and disseminate knowledge through academic and professional publications and conferences.

Top reasons to study here

  • Excellent higher education teaching also requires excellence in research and development activities.
  • Excellent higher education teaching requires a faculty of international quality.
  • emlyon business school has exceptionally strong links with the world around it.



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.


Its core purpose is to deliver excellent teaching in entrepreneurial and international management to all learners enrolled on emlyon business school courses.


Research lies at the very heart of our school'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.


  • An integral part of the curriculum, the Full-time MBA’s dedicated careers track comprises a full range of services specifically designed to help participants establish a roadmap to successfully manage their next and future career developments.
  • emlyon's Careers Services Department is here to help participants succeed and offers them the benefit of their expertise and experience, as well as a wealth of useful tools to guide them on the journey to finding the perfect dream job.

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Housing services

  • On campus: Le Galion and le Drakkar residences are 5 minutes walk from the emlyon campus.
  • Off campus: You are a future international student of emlyon business school, use the university housing platform on which you will be able to: Find a rental close to the campus; Find your international or French roommate; Find a sublet; Find a room in a French family

Student Life

Campus life

  • Lyon-Ecully Campus
  • Shanghai Campus
  • Saint-Etienne Campus
  • Casablanca Campus
  • Paris Campus
  • Bhubaneswar Campus

Sports facilities

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.

Student Reviews

Expensive scholarship but was worth it
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

In France, I am confident to find a good job after these type of studies which is why I would recommend it to someone. Professors are very well-qualified, there are regular course but also course with teamwork or project etc, also we can do an Erasmus easily. However, scholarship fees are very expensive so I needed a loan which is unfortunate but wages after studies are...

Emlyon review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good experience but I would say nothing different from the other French business schools.

What to expect from emlyon business school's BBA
Ghita Hemri rated 4 out of 5 stars

This programme's first goal is to make you ready for the job market. in every subject we are more into practical things than theory. Dont mistake me, we have our good share of theory but we always try to put what we learned into practice as soon as we can. Also, the first reason why i chose this programme is for its openness to the world. Every year we get the opportunity...

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