Highlights & Testimonials

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emlyon business school is part of the 1% business schools with the triple international accreditations by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, and ranked amongst the best business schools in France and worldwide.

  • #20 European Business School – 2019 Financial Times
  • #38 worldwide / #4 in France in Global University Employability – 2019 Times Higher Education
  • #2 best Bachelor degree in France – 2019 Le Point & 2019 EDUNIVERSAL
  • #10 worldwide in Masters in Management – 2021 QS ranking
  • #8 worldwide in Masters in Marketing – 2021 QS ranking
  • #16 worldwide in Masters in Finance – 2021 QS ranking
  • #51 worldwide / #4 in France in MBA – 2019 Which MBA The Economist
  • #62 worldwide / #4 in France in MBA – 2021 QS ranking




  • Access to international undergraduate and postgraduate programs
  • 5 campuses in Paris, Lyon, St Etienne, Casablanca and Shanghai
  • Courses fully taught in English with French & international students, and world-renowned professors
  • Wide range of business courses, from Intro to Advanced level
  • Cultural and French language courses to immerse in the French culture and lifestyle
  • Boost your creativity in our makers’ fab lab
  • Tripe accredited institution: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA
  • Top 20 European business school
  • Support for the visa process with multi entry visa to stay from 6 months to 1 year
  • Housing and visa support
  • Health insurance included
  • High level athletes program and sport activities
  • Orientation week with teambuilding and outdoor activities
  • International student association and events
  • International student support, awarded by the “Welcome to France” label
  • emlyon business school official transcript
  • Earn ECTS for credit transfer to your home institution
  • Discover Paris, city of lights and love, renowned city for its culture, history, gastronomy, art & cinema, luxury, fashion and design, 3rd most visited city worldwide, and UNESCO world heritage site
  • Discover Lyon, the second largest city in France, French gastronomy capital, UNESCO world heritage site, and voted French most attractive city, 2 hours distance by train from Paris, South of France, Italy or Switzerland
  • Discover St Etienne, French city of design, member of UNESCO Creative Cities Network, host city of The International Design biennial, long industrial and cultural history. 2h50 train distance from Paris, 45 min from Lyon, and 3h from South of France
  • Discover Casablanca, economic capital of Morocco and its largest city, campus located by the Atlantic coast, the city is a large industrial and commercial center with modern architecture and open to the Western lifestyle
  • Discover Shanghai, multi-cultural metropolis located by the sea with modern and traditional Chinese features, the largest base of Chinese industrial technology, one of the most important seaports, China’s largest commercial and financial center



Here are some testimonials from the incoming international students at emlyon:

“I met so many amazing people and now have friends all over the world, I was able to travel to 12 different countries and countless French cities. Europe is beautiful, and there is so much diversity and history between cultures. The university experience in France was very different than my classes at Murray – I was able to do a lot of hands-on learning in France. Going abroad is catching flights and catching feelings – lots of them – the good and the bad. Travel will fill you with wonder – the truth is that there is a lot more to discover out there beyond our own borders here in the United States. The best way to start to understand it and appreciate it is to go out of your comfort zone and start meeting.”

Study abroad in France at emlyon - The News article
Youtube video testimonial
Samantha – Murray University

Annie McCabe

“Studying abroad is a memory that lasts a lifetime. At EMLyon, I was able to do more than further my business education. By collaborating with students from across the globe – America, Hong Kong, Canada, Morocco, Italy, Guatemala, Russia – I learned to see the world differently. I made new friends that I still keep in touch with today. And I was able to experience so much of the beauty, history and cultural value of the city of Lyon. It was truly unforgettable! "
Annie – Rollins College


"One of the greatest elements in emlyon is the teaching style. Small groups combined with practical approaches on learning that enables students to be more confident for their future endeavors" Menelaos – Aston University


“I am very happy about my exchange at emlyon as the facilities are great, professors are open for questions and the city is just welcoming for students. Every time I called the international office there was always someone there to really help me also. I am also very happy about the practical courses and real life cases as in the end these are already helping me now in real life and how to understand the business world better. Thanks to the group works, I met people from all around the world and I was never out of people to do something. Also Lyon is located perfectly for some small day trips to Avignon, Annecy or Grenoble. In short, I am having a great time here and I recommend anyone open for some change to come to France at emlyon." Alexander – KU Leuven


“I greatly enjoyed my study abroad experience at emlyon. The professors helped us learn so much more about French and European business culture. The other students were from all over the world so it was truly a multi-cultural experience.“ Michelle – Rollins College


“Making the decision to study and live abroad for four months was a huge one. Now that I’m back home, I’m thrilled to have gone through with it. The emlyon campus in Saint Étienne is a 45 minute train ride from Lyon, and easily accessible for all. The campus itself has great support staff, making the course selection process easy. The newly renovated Learning Hub offers an excellent study/hang-out area, making the school a great place to be during “free time”. The students are extremely diverse, coming from all four corners of the world, giving those studying abroad an excellent opportunity to meet new people and create meaningful friendships.“ Alexandre – York University

If you want to hear from our international students about their experience at emlyon, click on the link below for an interview video of our American students.
From emlyon business school with love – USA