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emlyon business school

emlyon business school

emlyon business school


emlyon business school

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. It 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. As such, it merits its status as a global-ranking school of business and management.

A Mission Company since July 2021, emlyon's raison d'être is to: "train and support throughout their lives enlightened individuals who effectively transform organizations for a more just, supportive and planet-friendly society".

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.

Key figures:

  • 4 campuses around the world: Lyon, Paris, Shanghai (China) and Mumbai (India)
  • 9,050 students from 125 different nationalities
  • 41,700 alumni in 130 countries
  • 200 academic partners worldwide
  • 51% of Faculty with an international profile
  • 2,200 partner companies

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


  • Lyon

    emlyon business school Lyon-Ecully Campus 23, av. Guy de Collongue , 69134, Lyon

  • Shanghai

    emlyon business school Asian Campus 2F, Global Education Center, East China Normal University N°3663 Zhong Shan North Road , 200062, Shanghai

    • Saint-Étienne

      Cours Fauriel,51, 42009, Saint-Étienne

      • London

        London, United Kingdom

      • Shanghai

        Shanghai, China

      • Écully

        Écully, France