University profile

emlyon business school

2019/20 edition

About emlyon business school

Created in 1872 and based in Lyon, France, with multiple international campuses, emlyon business school is a top European business school devoted to lifelong learning for entrepreneurial and international management. The institution is ranked in the top 100 in the world for Global Employability (#2 Business School in France, #64 in the world) by The Times Higher Education and stands out among the few business schools worldwide awarded three international accreditations (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB).

With a by-line based on the “early maker” concept where by students are highly encouraged to develop their entrepreneurial spirit and experiment, emlyon business school is a place where you nurture your ideas to make them reality. Today, being a maker means controlling your destiny, being the actor and entrepreneur of your existence, and moving from Do-It-Yourself to Do-It-Together in a spirit of collaboration. This concept reflects emlyon business school’s vision of the entrepreneur: an individual, who tries, experiments, makes mistakes, starts again and learns as they go. The entrepreneur from emlyon business school is a maker and an early mover. He is an early maker.

emlyon business school offers a number of scholarships, which cover 10-60% of tuition fees, awarded based on different criteria. For more information on scholarship information, please access the programme of your choice and create your personal account.

Admission requirements for graduate programmes at emlyon business school include a bachelor’s degree, a GMAT/GRE/TAGE MAGE test score and an English proficiency score.Please note that admission requirements may vary depending on the programme of your choice.

The Global Entrepreneurship Programme is a specialised programme in entrepreneurship run jointly by emlyon business school (Europe) and Zhejiang University (Asia) in collaboration with Pace University (USA), who together form a partnership of international business schools recognised as experts in Global Entrepreneurship.

Are you ready to start your entrepreneurial career? Then this programme is the right choice for you.

Are you ready to start your entrepreneurial career? Then this programme is the right choice for you.

Global Entrepreneurship is about turning your ideas into global achievements and this programme will help you build your entrepreneurial projects from scratch and reach your career ambitions!

Join the Global Entrepreneurship Programme and:

  • Benefit from international learning methods from three institutions each recognised as expert in the field of global entrepreneurship
  • Live and study in France, China and the United States in a 12 month span
  • Be part of a true hands-on learning experience and build your own business projects
  • Learn about four important pillars of entrepreneurship: new venture creation, family business, social entrepreneurship and business development
  • Join a highly diverse cohort with many different entrepreneurial personalities

Times Higher Education ranking

#2 in France

#10 for entrepreneurship

#64 worldwide

Global Employability University Ranking – 2015”

PG subjects available

Looking for a Focus on General Management

MSc in Management - Grande Ecole

MSc in Management - European Triple Degree - Grande Ecole - France | UK | Germany

Looking for a focus on Entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneurship Program - France | China | USA

International MBA

Looking for a focus on Specialisation

MSc in Luxury Management and Marketing - Paris | London | New-York | Shanghai

MSc in Sports Industry Management - Paris | The Alps | Shanghai

MSc in International Hospitality Management - Lyon | Shanghai

Specialised Programme in Quantitative Finance

On-site services you will have access to

  • Online virtual campus for access to all course materials
  • Full wifi access on campus
  • Learning Hub with more than 32 000 references, 8 000 newspapers and 25 databases
  • Language Centre, giving free access to international students who want to learn French
  • Trading Room
  • Privileged access to the cafeteria
  • Restaurant and snacking area

Fees, funding and costs

Fees, funding and costs may vary according to the programme of your choice. Please refer to the programme website you are interested in and go to the tab “Financing”.


Location may vary according to the programme of your choice as many programmes take place on different campuses. Please refer to the programme website you are interested in and go to the tab “Programme”.


Several accommodation options are available both on and off campus. Select the “housing” tab on the programme website of your choice to get more information on housing options.


Lyon is an enticing European metropolis. As the capital of a dynamic region, a major education platform, and an important cultural center, the city offers you an ideal living environment. Lyon is the #1region in France for incoming international companies and gathers around 150,000 students as well as many international headquarters including Atari, Bayer CropScience, BioMérieux, Plastic Omnium, Rhodia, Sanofi Pasteur and Interpol. Throughout the year, the city of Lyon hosts many outdoor festivals and events bringing the community closer together and stimulating the curiosity of locals and foreigners. Among others the city hosts the renowned “Fête des lumières”, the “Nuits Sonores” and the “Nuits de Fourvière”. Local gastronomy is also a source of great pride: Lyon is home to 22 of the best restaurants in France, according to the Michelin Guide. Lyon is less than two hours away by car from the French Alps, and a three-hour drive to the Mediterranean Sea. London, Barcelona, Milan, Zurich... can be easily reached within an hour flight from Lyon. Lyon is also 2 hours by high-speed train from Paris.

Want to know more? Click on the “ Lyon” tab on the programme website of your interest.

How to apply

Selection sessions run on a monthly basis from November to June. To discover more on the next selection sessions, refer to the “Admissions” tab on the programme website of your choice.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any field
  • GMAT/GRE/TAGE-MAGE/CAT test score
  • English proficiency test score (TOEIC or TOEFL or IELTS or Cambridge CPE or PTE)

Contact details

+33 78 33 70 27
23 avenue Guy de Collongue
Rhône-Alpes region
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