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  • Benefit from Creativity & Learning hub .
  • Get a personalised learning path thanks to unique partnership with IBM.
  • Capitalise on our historical excellence and efficiency in entrepreneurship.



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.


Today’s graduates are likely to change role at least ten times during their professional life. The school's entrepreneurial pedagogy equips them to adapt, innovate, take risks, be open to the world. Unlike “learners” receiving knowledge from “knowers”, our students are the driving force behind their own learning project, a new way of learning to suit the new world.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (7)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Humanities (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)


Housing services

  • On campus: Le Galion and le Drakkar residences are 5 minutes walk from the emlyon campus.
  • Off campus: The Résidences et Loisirs Association offers an Accommodation Service in priority to emlyon students and programme participants. This service offers off campus accommodation search service with a list of offers private landlords (according to your criteria) in the surrounding of Ecully, or downtown Lyon.

ICT services

  • Full wifi access on campus

Student Life

Campus life

Located in pleasant surroundings only 15 minutes from the centre of Lyon, EMLYON Business School combines the advantages of a large metropolis with those of a campus in countryside-like surroundings. The modern buildings located in a large 6-acre park are equipped with the latest technologies.

On-site services you will have access to:

  • Online virtual campus for access to all course materials
  • Full wifi access on campus
  • Learning Hub with more than 32 000 references, 8 000 newspapers and 25 databases
  • Language Centre, giving free access to international students who want to learn French
  • Trading Room
  • Priviledged access to the cafeteria
  • Restaurant and snacking area 

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.


This triple accreditation, AACSB, Equis and AMBA, from which emlyon business school has benefited for several years, and on which only a small number of international establishments can pride themselves, proves of the long term educational efforts, resources and client orientation that emlyon business school can guarantee.  

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