University profile

IÉSEG School of Management

2017/18 edition

About IÉSEG School of Management

Live in France Study in English

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IÉSEG School of Management is one of the top Business Schools in France, ranked 7th in France and 31st overall in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2017 ranking.

As a French Grande École and member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, IÉSEG is part of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country. It is also awarded with the international accreditations EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

IÉSEG is part of Université Catholique de Lille, which, by its organization, size, infrastructure, resources and quality is very similar to some famous British universities.

Established in 1964 in Lille, the school has a second campus in Paris – La Défense, European biggest business hub. With its two campuses, the School counts more than 5,150 students

International mind-set, one of the strong points of the school


IESEG was the first business school in France to have a five year post- baccalaureate programme: a three year Bachelor programme covering the fundamentals of management followed by a two year MSc programme in which the students deepen their management knowledge and choose a specialisation. With an international mind set, IESEG is the first school to offer all the courses on the Master’s programme in English. 14% of the permanent academic staff come from a non-French background. There are over 300 management courses offered in English.

IESEG has a network of 281+ partner universities in more than 69 countries. 80% of IESEG students take part in our student exchange programme at these universities.

One school – two campuses – Lille and Paris

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The first and main IESEG campus is situated in the heart of Lille, known as a "student-city" and a dynamic one. With over 100.000 students, Lille is the 2nd largest University City in France.

The Paris campus: location- in the “Grande Arche de la Défense”, the heart of the business district.

Lille Campus

3 rue de la Digue
59000 Lille – France
Lille +33 (0)3 20 54 58 92

Paris Campus

Socle de la Grande-Arche,
1 parvis de la Défense
92044 Paris-La Défense cedex – France
Paris +33 (0)1 55 91 10 10

Advantages of studying at IÉSEG School of Management

  • Master in Management ranked 31st worldwide in 2017 by the Financial Times
  • AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations – top 1% of business schools worldwide
  • Same tuition fees for French and international students
  • Excellent services for international students

Programmes Offered at IÉSEG School of Management

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The Grande École Programme: The School is historically renowned for its traditional Grande École Program, a prestigious programme that takes students from the beginning of their higher education studies through to a master’s degree. Students are eligible for admission immediately after graduating high school. This five-year programme is divided into a three-year BBA and two-year Master program, either of which can also be completed independently.

Bachelor in International Business: Bachelor in International Business offers students a top-quality education in some of the job market’s most valued fields, preparing them to enter the workforce with a running start.


The Grande École Programme Master Cycle: Students joining IÉSEG in the Master Cycle as part of the « Grande École » curriculum, will make the coherent choice of continuing to their management studies in a School which definitely thinks globally, in a multicultural atmosphere.

Masters of Science: IÉSEG’s postgraduate programmes portfolio is designed for students willing to live a fully cross-cultural and international experience. We are committed to providing an excellent and well-rounded teaching programme to turn our students into talented, dynamic and successful business people. IÉSEG’s Masters of Science programmes are taught entirely in English and cater especially to international students. They cover the following areas:

  1. International Business
  2. Fashion Management
  3. Digital Marketing & CRM
  4. Business Analysis & Consulting
  5. International Accounting, Audit & Control
  6. Finance
  7. Investment Banking and Capital Markets
  8. International Business Negotiation
  9. Big Data Analytics for Business

International MBA

The International MBA is a one year programme completely taught in English aimed at young managers with the potential of being global business leaders. The programme equips participants with an in-depth understanding of the European business context and build the skills necessary to excel in complex international settings in top management positions or to start their own companies. The International MBA program design combines theoretical understanding with practical experience and skill development. Thus, through the curriculum, participants acquire essential knowledge in management together with the ability to apply it in concrete business situations.

Campus Life

Facts and Figures

  • More than 5,150 students.
  • 2270 international students on Lille & Paris campuses, 90 different nationalities.
  • More than 800 professors.
  • 14% of the permanent academic staff are foreign, 100% of the permanent academic staff hold a PhD.
  • 281 partner universities in 96 countries.
  • One research laboratory (IÉSEG Research) associated with UMR-CNRS (LEM UMR CNRS 8179), the French National Center for Scientific Research.
  • Over 5000 alumni.
  • Over 2 500 company partners (including for internships, presence on the professional advisory boards at IÉSEG, etc)

Services for International Students

IÉSEG is particularly proud to welcome nearly a quarter of its students from outside France making us a truly multinational and multicultural school.

International degree-seeking students who decide to study at IÉSEG the chance to earn an excellent academic education at one of the most exciting and culturally diverse business schools in Europe while adding an international dimension to their studies and diploma.

Here at IÉSEG information and help is always available with any of the issues and questions that may arise before and during your studies here in France.

Our dedicated student services department will be very happy to help you with the following:

  • Housing
  • Visa & Residence
  • Health
  • Language Courses

At IÉSEG we have a student run club dedicated to incoming international students called The international Club Lille and Paris and this club offers support to international students and organises events during the orientation week and the semester. They are in charge of the Buddy System, orientation week, the International Gala and the Farewell Ceremony.

The International Clubs arrange regular events, to create links between French and international students, such as Language Cafés (where everyone can come and talk with people in various languages), visits, parties, sporting activities, exhibitions (and more). These are organized all year long to make international students live the life of an IÉSEG student and discover the French way of life. They also organize trips to French and European cities and regions such as to London, Berlin, Brussels, Reims, Chateaux de la Loire, etc.


IÉSEG is well ranked in a number of recent business school rankings. You can see below a selection of these results in France and internationally to give you an idea of the upward trajectory of IÉSEG.

Financial Times ranking of the best Masters in management in the world:

  • 31st among the best Masters in management in the world
  • 7th among the best Masters in management in French Business schools

L'Etudiant/L'Express Ranking of Academic Excellence in French Business Schools:

  • 8th for Academic Excellence
  • 4th for International Excellence

Le Figaro Etudiant Ranking of Business Schools Recruiting Students from High School

  • 1st in France


Entering international students with outstanding credentials are automatically reviewed for merit based scholarships. IÉSEG offers up to 50% tuition waiver scholarships which are based on high academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, community and campus involvement, and strong faculty recommendation.

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