Created in 1872 and based in Lyon, France, with multiple international campuses, emlyon business school is a top European business school devoted to lifelong learning for entrepreneurial and international management.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Emlyon Business School is ranked in the top 100 in the world for Global Employability.
  • Emlyon Business School stands out among the few business schools worldwide awarded three international accreditations (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB).
  • Emlyon Business School is a place where you nurture your ideas to make them reality.



On October 14th 1872, the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Lyon opened its doors to 75 pupils and 17 teachers in an 18th century building in the heart of Lyon. By 1875, the School had 118 pupils of whom 12 were foreigners and almost half from other regions in France.

Today emlyon business school welcomes 4 100 students from 80 different nationalities.

By 1875, the School had 118 pupils of whom 12 were foreigners and almost half from other regions in France.


Emlyon Business School offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programmes giving its students a truly international experience:

  • Looking for a Focus on General Management: Bachelor in Business Administration, MSc in Management – Grande Ecole, MSc in Management - European Triple Degree.
  • Looking for a focus on Entrepreneurship: Global Entrepreneurship Program, International MBA .
  • Looking for a focus on Specialisation: MSc in Luxury Management & Marketing, MSc in Sports Industry Management, MSc in International Hospitality Management, Specialised Programme in Quantitative Finance, 11 specialised programmes taught in French.


The research conducted at the heart of Emlyon Business School is a key factor in its academic strength and strategic reputation.


Emlyon Business School has always worked closely with the Business Community in order to provide students with quality internship and job offers, as well as priviledged contact with companies.

Master's Programmes

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Humanities (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Emlyon Business School!


Housing services

Free accommodation service is provided on and off campus, giving priority to all emlyon business school students.

  • Le Galion and le Drakkar are 5 minutes away from the emlyon business school Lyon - Ecully campus.
  • This service offers a list of off campus accommodation as well.

Student Life

Campus life

Emlyon Business School has now 5 campuses in Ecully (France), Paris (France), Saint Etienne (France), Shanghai (China) and Casablanca (Morocco).

  • The business school's historical campus in Lyon-Ecully is situated in pleasant, rural surroundings just 15 minutes from the center of Lyon in the town of Ecully.
  • An ultra-connected and innovative site, the Paris campus is part of emlyon business school’s globalisation approach.
  • Ideally situated in a strategic location of the city - the prestigious Marina - the Casablanca campus is a new facility comprising rooms equipped with the very latest technology.
  • Situated 15 minutes away from the city center with over 9,500 m² of large, bright spaces on three levels, the Saint-Etienne campus combines the charm of a heritage-listed industrial building and rooms equipped with the very latest technology.
  • The Shanghai campus is located near the Zhongshan Park, one of Shanghai’s busiest commercial areas and the traditional business centre of Changning District.

Sports facilities

The Lyon-Ecully campus features tennis courts as well as a gym with wood flooring for handball, basketball, volleyball, football, badminton, table tennis, fencing, step aerobics, stretching etc.


  • Emlyon Business School is accredited by AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS.

The Global Study Awards

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