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emlyon business school (Master level)

emlyon business school was founded in 1872. It is a private higher-education establishment and 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.

The School hosts 9,020 students representing 125 nationalities in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, along with nearly 6,900 participants in executive education programs. The School counts six campuses around the world: Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Paris, Shanghai, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai. It draws on a network of 190 international academic partners and leads a community of 38,600 alumni in 130 different countries.

emlyon business school’s faculty comprises highly-qualified professors and researchers working in our research centers. They help face social and economic challenges through papers published in the most prestigious international academic journals and in wide publications. Their expertise covers a very broad spectrum, ranging from artificial intelligence to the social sciences and entrepreneurship.

emlyon is well ranked worldwide: #9 Global – FT Masters of Management Ranking, #12 – FT European Business School Ranking, #41 Global / #4 France – TimesHigherEducation Employability Ranking.

Lyon is the second largest city in France, the capital of French gastronomy, UNESCO world heritage site. It has been awarded 2nd best Big City in the world, and nominee in the top 12 “Europe’s Leading City Destination”.


  • France


  • Lyon ,
  • Paris ,
  • Saint-Étienne ,

Founding year


Acceptance rate


Fall semester application deadline

May 31

Spring semester application deadline

October 31

Semester fees (30 ECTS)

From €6500/semester

Subjects available to free mover students

Accounting & Finance [English]Accounting & Finance [French]Business & Management Studies [English]Business & Management Studies [French]Economics & Econometrics [English]Economics & Econometrics [French]

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Masters in Management
European Business Schools

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QS Business Masters Rankings


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Social Sciences & Management
Accounting & Finance
Business & Management Studies
Economics & Econometrics

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