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emlyon business school

emlyon business school

Founded in 1872, emlyon business school 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. Skill hybridization and social responsibility are at the heart of its training programs, where the best of both socio-economic and academic worlds meet.

Top reasons to study here

  • emlyon draws on a Faculty of 170 international professors&researchers, and a network of 190 global academic partners, to provide learning tracks of excellence.
  • emlyon business school is a public limited company with an Executive Board and a Supervisory Board but also a "Société à Mission" since 2021.
  • Right from the outset, emlyon's ability to reinvent itself has made it a front runner in higher education with a unique take on entrepreneurial spirit.


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.


The teaching model: early makers since 1872

emlyon's distinctive academic signature early makers molds learning into a lifelong endeavor to have an impact on the world and offers a real alternative in its environment. It sees learning as not only a transfer of academic knowledge but also a "course of learning experiences" that equips students to forge a constant link between thought and action: "doing to learn, learning to do".

Through these collective and individual learning experiences, emlyon has set out to train responsible managers capable of taking up the challenges of today and tomorrow.


Scientific research is at the very heart of emlyon business school's strategy to contribute to business and society. It is the innovative 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.


The Career Center prepares and guides the school's student and alumni community for successful entry into the workforce and lasting employability to meet the challenges and far-reaching changes in the world of work.

Our work is geared towards three main objectives:
  • Guide our learners to lasting employment
  • Connect up the student, alumni and employer communities
  • Build expertise and credibility in the field of employability trends

Student services

emlyon has implemented a free platform in order to help you settle in France for your studies (eg information on how to find housing, open a bank account, complete administratives procedures such as visa, etc.)

Library services

Our hybrid libraries in Lyon and Paris provide a great variety of content, in multiple formats, for all of our users: 

121,000+ reviews and journals

70,000+ books and e-books

50+ data bases 20+ e-learning and business games platformsA Finance Lab (in Lyon-Ecully)

Medical services

The Health & Wellbeing center provide the School’s students with free, confidential, preventive healthcare, promote healthy lifestyles and provide healthcare (through medical consultations). It is staffed by a multidisciplinary team made up of nurses, an occupational health doctor, a psychologist, a disability expert and a coordinator of prevention initiatives and well-being workshops.

Campus life

When you study on an emlyon business school campus, you'll enjoy an innovative living and working environment. The school's campuses are designed to accommodate the latest teaching methods and provide state-of-the-art technology, such as 3D printers, digital whiteboards, writable walls and creativity boards. The hybrid libraries and makers' lab are perfect examples.

Sports facilities

Over 45 sporting activities are currently available on the various campuses and at sites that are either nearby or easily accessible by public transport. Offering students this wide choice of sports, all programs combined, contributes to their well-being and helps strike the right balance between their studies and their personal development.

emlyon business school firmly believes that playing sport helps develop the skills required for a successful career. Through sport, we are seeking to develop soft skills, defined as the personal qualities necessary for a successful career.

Student clubs

The school currently has over 1,090 students involved in close to 56 associations across all of our campuses. They hold +600 association events per year and manage a total budget of 3.6 million euros.

 emlyon is among the 1% of global business schools to be accredited by the three international accreditation systems: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.


Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France

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