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IESEG School of Management

IÉSEG School of Management is one of the top Business Schools in France, ranked 7th in France and 21st in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2014 ranking.

IÉSEG School of Management is a Grande École and thus is part of an elite group of French higher education institutions. Of the 63 business schools in France that have a Grande École program, IÉSEG is among the 14 that have received AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. In 2014, L’Express – L’Etudiant  ranked IÉSEG 3rd for academic excellence among the Grandes Écoles. IÉSEG belongs to the selective Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE). The CGE is a French national institution, created in 1973. Conditions of entry to the Conférence des Grandes Écoles are strict, and the member institutions and the degrees that they award are highly regarded by students, the public and French employers.

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:
    IÉSEG is ranked 21st and is 7th among French Business schools
  • L’ÉTUDIANT / L’EXPRESS  Ranking of Academic Excellence in French Business Schools:
    • Academic Excellence : IÉSEG is ranked 3rd
    • International Excellence : IÉSEG is ranked 4th
  • LE FIGARO ETUDIANT Ranking of Business Schools Recruiting Students from High School
    IÉSEG ranked 1st in France

Established in 1964 in Lille, the school has a second campus in Paris at La Défense, European biggest business hub. The School has a total of more than 3800 students on both campuses.

At IÉSEG students have access to the 5-year Grande Ecole Program: A 3-year Bachelor program covering the fundamentals of management followed by a 2-year MSc program in which the students deepen their management knowledge and choose a specialization. The diploma approved by the French Ministry of Education has also been awarded the grade de Master (Master’s degree).

IÉSEG also offers Bachelor, Post-Graduates and MBA programs entirely taught in English.

More than 81% of IÉSEG’s faculty (more than 500 professors) is international, and the School has a network of more than 220 partner universities in more than 50 countries.

IÉSEG collaborates closely with the largest institute for basic research in Europe, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Grande École Program

IÉSEG School of Management: offering the expertise of a 5-year program

In 1978, IÉSEG pioneered the first 5-year Grande École program. It is still one of the few academic institutions in France to offer a 3-year Business Administration bachelor’s program followed by a 2-year Management Science master’s program, leading towards a degree recognized by the French government.

This program structure offers many advantages:

  • Compatibility with international norms and standards, which facilitates international exchange programs and helps student diplomas to be recognized throughout the world.
  • Students receive English-language instruction beginning in the first year of the bachelor’s program, thus gaining an international perspective right from the start.
  • The development of an extensive knowledge base continually updated and enriched over the course of five years. The program also allows for in-depth study of all the major areas of Management: Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, etc.
  • A diverse set of skills developed via the four required internships: professional experiences vary in nature and intensity, and take place in France and abroad (at least four internship months are spent abroad).
  • Programs designed for personal growth (teamwork, open-mindedness, creativity, adaptability, communication skills, etc.), keeping in mind that in this regard, perfection will demand values that remain consistent over time.
  • Participation in international exchange programs during the years 2 through 5 of the curriculum: 80% of students participate in these exchanges, capitalising on the opportunity to enrich themselves, gain greater autonomy and learn to adapt to new environments.
  • An international body of students and professors.

At the end of 5 years, an IÉSEG graduate can:

  • function as a junior manager
  • understand company organisation from a strategic perspective
  • contribute to change management
  • comprehend the ethical and intercultural dimensions of business.

Students can choose one of these fields of specialization:

  • Audit/Control
  • Finance
  • International Business Economics
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Information Systems Management
  • Marketing
  • International Negotiation & Sales Management

Why Choose the Grande École program at IÉSEG?

  • 100% taught in English
  • Two campuses to choose from: Paris and Lille (a lively European student city, close to 5 major European capitals)
  • Free French language classes
  • Reasonable cost compared to other countries
  • Diversity on campus: almost 1 500 international students
  • 81% permanent staff are international
  • Opportunities to take part in the exchange programs in one of our 223 partner universities in over 50 different countries
  • Opportunities to do an internship in France or anywhere in the world
  • English speaking staff at the university


Bachelor in International Business

The Bachelor in International Business is designed for students interested in management and international business. They will be taught to manage projects for international companies and to operate in complex business environments in an ethically responsible and sustainable way. The Bachelor in International Business program consists of 6 semesters of coursework, including an option for an exchange with one of our university partners.

Personal development courses through sport and cultural activities foster the development of managerial skills and key competencies. During their third year of the bachelor students will have the opportunity to choose electives in areas such as marketing, financial reporting and analysis, international negotiation, capital markets, and international project management.

3 internships totaling 7 months of progressive work experience means that the students graduate with professional connections and experience. There are three internships in total with each taking place at the end of the academic year. The goal is to provide a wide range of company experience and teach students how to approach assignments and working relationships in a professional environment.

The first internship is one-month long and concentrates on gaining experience in labor, such as working on the factory floor. The second one is three-months long and the work experience will be at a junior assistant level. During the last three-month internship students will be working at a junior manager level.

Application checklist

  • Online application form
  • CV / Resume
  • Copy of passport
  • 80€ application fee
  • English proficiency test (IELTS, TOEFL IBT, TOEIC) if required
  • Secondary education syllabus (general description of all the courses)
  • Secondary education transcripts and diploma (officially translated if required)

Application deadlines

  • May 29th for non-EU citizens
  • June 26th for EU citizens

Tuition 2015-2016

  • € 9,500 per year, for EU and non-EU students
  • International merit-based scholarships are available


IÉSEG has a merit-based International Scholarship Program with a tuition waiver of 10 to 25% per year. Selection is based on the applicant’s previous academic performance and overall application portfolio. The scholarship application is automatic; students do not need to apply separately.


MSc Postgraduate programs

IÉSEG’s postgraduate programs portfolio is designed for students willing to live a fully cross-cultural and international experience. IÉSEG’s MSc programs are taught entirely in English and cater especially to international students. They cover the following areas:

  • International Business
  • Fashion Management
  • Digital Marketing & CRM
  • Business Analytics & Consulting
  • Accounting, Audit & Control
  • Finance
  • Banking & Capital Markets
  • Negotiation for Organizations
  • Big Data Analytics for Business

Application deadlines

  • May 29th 2015 for non-EU citizens
  • June 26th 2015 for EU citizens

Tuition 2015-2016

  • € 12,000 for domestic and international students.
  • International merit-based scholarships are available.


International MBA

The International MBA (IMBA) is aimed at young managers with the potential of being global business leaders.

There are two semesters of course work. An internship, thesis, or consulting project finish the program.

Application Deadlines

  • May 29th 2015 for non-EU citizens
  • June 26th 2015 for EU citizens

Tuition 2015-2016

  • € 20,000 for domestic and international students. Merit-based scholarships are available.