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emlyon Business School


emlyon business school was founded in 1872 by the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is a private higher-education establishment recognized by the French State. It is one of the oldest business schools in Europe.
emlyon is among the 1% of global business schools to be accredited by the three international accreditation systems: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. As such, it merits its status as a global-ranking school of business and management.

School Rankings

• Financial Times: 57


emlyon is located in Lyon, France.

Lyon’s history stretches back 2,000 years. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed historical site and one of the leading tourist destinations in Europe. As a capital of fine food and dining, Lyon is home to nearly 20 Michelin-starred restaurants. It’s ideal geographical location – close to the Côte d’Azur and the Alps, and just a two-hour TGV train trip from Paris – is very popular with students. Lyon offers a wide variety of cultural activities and events, including the Nuits Sonores (international electronic music event), the Fête des Lumières (festival of lights), the Nuits de Fourvière (concerts and cultural events), the Biennale de la Danse and the Biennale d’Art Contemporain.

More and more people flock to Lyon not only due to the vibrant life and charm of the city, but because of its exceptional cost of living. Lyon provides similar big-city looks and feels at a fraction of the price.
The cost of living is about one-third less expensive in Lyon when compared to Paris, which provides more financial flexibility and freedom for those living in and around the city.


The School counts six campuses around the world: Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Paris, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Shanghai.  It draws on a network of 200 international academic partners and leads a community of 41,700 alumni in 130 different countries.


emlyon business school permanent faculty gathers a body of highly qualified professors-researchers. They come from different backgrounds in terms of nationalities (35) and disciplines. They hold diverse perspectives and approaches to research and pedagogy. They each bring their expertise, experience and know-how to participants and partners, to the academic community and to the society at large.

Student Body

The School hosts 9,050 students representing 125 nationalities in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, along with nearly 6,900 participants in executive education programs.

MBA Degree Offerings

emlyon offers an International MBA (in both a full-time and part-time format), an Executive MBA, a Master in Management – Grande Ecole Program and a wide range of Master of Science Programs.

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