Business Schools in France

France is a popular destination for international students from all over the world because of the large number of courses available in the colleges and universities of France, the easy admission procedure and comparatively low tuition fees. Though French is the medium of instruction in most French colleges and universities, with the increase in the number of international applicants, France has introduced several courses of study in the English language too. Business studies is one of the chief professional subjects taught in France. A survey conducted in the year 2010 says that among the 125,000 foreign students in France, more than 35,000 are pursuing business studies. There are more than 400 degree programs that a student can choose from to study business and management in France. Moreover, the French business school classrooms are technologically equipped; they prepare students to face the professional field in the government and private sectors. There are 40 business schools, 95 technology universities and 27 business administration universities in France.

List of Business Schools in France

  • ADVANCIA Business School of Management & Entrepreneurship – Paris
  • International Institute of Paris – Paris
  • The American Business School – Paris
  • Audencia Nantes School of Management – Nantes
  • Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business – Paris
  • Bordeaux Ecole de Management – Bordeaux
  • Ecole Supérieure de Commerce Clermont – Clermont – Ferrand
  • Ecole de management de Normandie – Le Havre, Caen
  • Ecole Des dirigeants et Créateurs d’entreprise – Paris La défense
  • Ecole de Commerce Européenne – Lyon, Bordeaux
  • EDHEC Business School – Lille, Nice
  • Ecole de Management Léonard de Vinci – Paris La Défense
  • Ecole Supérieure de Commerce d’Amiens – Amiens
  • ENPC School of International Management – Paris
  • ESC Bretagne – Brest
  • Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes – Rennes
  • École supérieure de commerce de la rochelle – La Rochelle
  • Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Montpellier – Montpellier
  • École supérieure de commerce de Pau – Pau
  • EM LYON Business School – Lyon, Geneva, Shanghai
  • Ecole de Management Strasbourg – Strasbourg
  • EPSCI – Cergy-Pontoise
  • ESCE – Paris, Lyon, Beijing, São Paulo, Mexico
  • ESCEM School of Business and Management- Tours, Poitiers
  • ESCP Europe – London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Torino
  • ESDES Business School – Lyon
  • Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA) – Angers
  • ESSEC – Cergy-Pontoise, Singapore
  • Ecole Supérieure de Gestion – Paris
  • Euromed Marseille School of Management – Marseille
  • European Business School Paris – Paris
  • Grenoble école de management – Grenoble
  • HEC Paris
  • IAE de Paris, Sorbonne Graduate Business School – Paris
  • IAE Graduate School of Management – Aix-en-Provence
  • IEE PARIS – International Trade Management
  • IAE de Lyon – Lyon
  • Institut d’administration des entreprises de Poitiers – Poitiers
  • ICN Business School – Nancy, Metz
  • IDRAC International Business School – Lyon, Paris, Nice, Montpellier, Nantes, Toulouse, Grenoble
  • Institut d’Economie Scientifique et de Gestion (IESEG) – Lille, Paris
  • INSEEC Business School – Paris/Bordeaux/Monaco
  • INSEAD – Fontainebleau, Singapore
  • Institut Supérieur Européen de Gestion (ISEG) – Paris, Strasbourg, Lille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes
  • Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG) – Paris
  • Institut supérieur de commerce international de Dunkerque – Dunkerque
  • ISC Paris School of Management – Paris
  • International School of Management (ISM) – Paris, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo
  • MIP School of Management, Paris
  • Paris Dauphine University – Paris
  • Reims Management School – Reims
  • Rouen Business School (formerly ESC Rouen]) – Rouen
  • Skema Business School (formerly ESC Lille and CERAM Business School) – Lille, Paris, Sophia-Antipolis, Suzhou (China), Raleigh (USA)
  • TELECOM École de Management – Paris
  • Toulouse Business School – Toulouse
  • Paris School of Business
  • Weller International Business School – Paris

Business Programs Offered in France

Listed below are the degree, certificate and short term courses available in business studies in France:

  • CAAE – Certificate of Training in Business Administration
  • MBA – Master of Business Administration
  • MAE – Master d’Administration des Entreprises
  • DESS – diplome d’etudes superieures specialisees
  • Masters in General Management and Administration
  • LMD – Licence degree in management
  • Ph.D in Management Sciences

Eligibility for the Course

A resident and an international student will have to fulfill certain admission eligibility criteria to get admission to the business schools in France. Listed below are the eligibility requirements to study in French business schools:

  • The applicant must show good ability of writing, general knowledge, basic knowledge of management & business, logical reasoning, English and intellectual curiosity
  • The applicant must produce certificates of previous examinations passed
  • Certificate of proof showing B2 level of proficiency in the French language
  • Generally, every business school of France conducts interview of the top applicants. In the interview, the applicant is required to speak about his choice of study and his past academic achievements.
  • Photocopy of the page of passport which shows the personal details of the applicant. The passport, which is also proof of identity, must be valid for at least six months after completion of course.
  • Student visa

Admission Procedure

To get admission in a business school in France, an international student must -

  • Fill up and get signed documents available from the French Information Resource Center of the Embassy of France located in Delhi
  • Visit the Alliances Franchises that has branches in all main cities across India to select the course and the institute of study in France
  • Get a provisional admission form from the business school of your choice
  • Fill the admission form and send it to the business school along with necessary documents notified
  • Apply for a student visa only after you receive a letter of recommendation from the business school
  • Secure a TOEFL score of at least 213 and a GMAT score of at least 550
  • Admission procedure in French business schools takes place in the months of September or October.