The ICN Business School is characterized in all its activities by its openness to other cultures and other disciplines.The ICN is open to international opportunities and influences via its student and Faculty exchanges, and the opportunities arising from its network of international partner universities, one of the most dynamic in French Business Schools.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • The ICN Business School is characterized in all its activities by its openness to other cultures and other disciplines.
  • The ICN is open to international opportunities and influences via its student and Faculty exchanges
  • The ICN Business School's commitment to students is that each one should make the transition from 'wanting to' to 'being able to'.



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. The ICN Business School, formerly the "Institut Commercial de Nancy", was created in 1905, by the University of Nancy and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Meurthe-and-Moselle.


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.


• Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation. Jointly financed by ICN Business School and the Lorraine Regional Council. It was established in order to develop joint research projects which combine ethics in business and CSR issues, and which examine innovation and change in organizations.

• Chair International Research Chair in Art & Sustainable Enterprise. It promotes research into the intellectual links between art and sustainable development.

It is also present in symposia, scientific research events, lectures and thesis defenses, and in refereed conferences for communications and peer-reviewed journals published each year.


The mission of ICN Business School is to train responsible managers, that is, executives who are respectful of persons as human beings and respectful of the natural environment, as part of their concern to improve performance and economic profitability. ICN includes in its teaching programs humanist values such as self-respect, respect for others and respect for the environment. These give students references which are appropriate for making enlightened decisions.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)


Student services

Guidance is provided on all School programs. It varies according to the maturity of the students and takes different forms during the course. The aim of this support is twofold:

  • to enable students to discover themselves in order to develop their full potential and be aware of their weak points, and
  • to help students construct their educational pathway and make informed choices at the different stages in 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

A well-furnished working space and computer area. Students can gather here to work in groups, consult books (any theme related to management), magazines (daily, weekly, monthly titles) or professional documents (activity reports, Kompass...) Open more than 60 hours a week, the "BU de Gestion" has the NoctamBU label, with evening openings.

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.There are more than 55 000 students and 3 500 professors and researchers

  • 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.

  • Nuremberg, a city where we feel good
This ICN campus is at 1h25 form Paris by plane, in the core of Bavière, in a major cultural metropolis of Germany. Museums present history in a living way due to visits staged and dramas which present Dürer's life and work, or the daily life of a patrician family.

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

Student Associations were created in the 1980s as part of the Master in Management program. When the Bachelor of Business Administration was created, the practice was adopted for that course. A Student Associations Project Leader was appointed with the responsibility of coordinating projects, allocating tutors and compiling a 'School Projects Charter'. Student Associations are a formal part of the curriculum, with a specific timetable allocation, and the award of ECTS credits.These projects have become an 'institution' in the School, a vital opportunity for students to apply theory to practice.


ICN Business School is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS).

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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