New world, new vision

Today’s higher education is constructed in a global digital world.


In an economy where new innovations are overturning former models of economic growth. In an economy where artificial intelligence has come to change man’s place at work and deeply transformed tomorrow’s jobs. In an economy where immediacy rules, where rapidity, reactivity and adaptability endow unprecedented competitive advantages. emlyon business school chose to transform its pedagogical approach and its vision of a business school founded on a new concept, the early maker. The makers movement was born 10 years ago, on the Do It Yourself principle. Initially uniting Do It Yourselfers, the makers movement gradually spread over the digital world and start-uppers, federating in its wake a whole community of creators, artisans, entrepreneurs, artists and educators. The aim was to fast forward as quickly as possible from invention to innovation, from prototyping to industrializing smart ideas. Today being a maker is holding your future in your own hands, being the actor and entrepreneur of your existence, in a collaborative approach, and turning Do It Yourselfers into Do It Togetherers. This concept represents what we believe entrepreneurs should be: those who try out, experiment, make mistakes, start over, learn as they go along. emlyon business school’s entrepreneurs are makers and early movers, in other words, early makers.

Rankings and accreditations

Ranking #2 among French business schools and #38 worldwide in business and engineering schools - The Times Higher Education, Global University Ranking 2019.


The Triple-Crown accreditations, from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, is a means to assess for each school and for all programs, the relevance of the courses offer and their development projects. emlyon business school was one of the first in Europe willing to undergo such procedures.


In 1998, emlyon business school achieved the European EQUIS accreditation unconditionally, renewed in 2003, and again in 2008.


emlyon’s International MBA and Executive MBA were acknowledged by the AMBA (Great-Britain) accreditation in 2000, and MSc in Management program followed suit.


In 2005, emlyon business school was also awarded the American AACSB accreditation.


For several years now, the Triple-Crown accreditation, only awarded to 1% of business schools worldwide, goes to show the relentless efforts emlyon business school made in terms of pedagogy, resources and with regards to its dynamic strategy.

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