Business Schools ranking in France

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Higher education in France is divided between grandes écoles and public universities. Grandes écoles are selective whereas with universities, as long as you have a baccalaureat you can get in to one. A striking trait of French higher education, compared with other countries, is the small size and multiplicity of establishments, each specialized in a more or less broad spectrum of areas. A middle-sized French city, such as Grenoble or Nancy, may have 2 or 3 universities (focused on science or sociological studies), and also a number of engineering and other specialized higher education establishments. In Paris and its suburbs there are 13 universities, none of which is specialized in one area or another, and a large number of smaller institutions which are highly specialised. It is not uncommon for graduate teaching programmes (master's degrees, the course part of PhD programmes etc.) to be operated in common by several institutions, allowing the institutions to present a larger variety of courses. Another original feature of the French higher education system is that a large share of the scientific research is not done by universities, but by research establishments such as CNRS or INSERM. In many cases, the research units of those establishments are installed inside universities (or other higher education establishments), and jointly operated by the research establishment and the university.

Eduniversal in France: 46 schools
Schools with 5 Palmes 7
Schools with 4 Palmes 7
Schools with 3 Palmes 20
Schools with 2 Palmes 12
Schools with 1 Palme 0

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5 Palmes Of Excellence - UNIVERSAL business school with strong global influence

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INSEAD Business School

1 749‰

HEC Paris

2 704‰

ESSEC Business School

3 430‰

Grenoble Ecole de Management (1)

4 380‰

emlyon business school

5 296‰

Université Paris Dauphine

6 268‰

ESCP Europe Business School

7 235‰

4 Palmes Of Excellence - TOP business school with significant international influence

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EDHEC Business School

1 324‰

Toulouse Business School

2 279‰

KEDGE Business School

2 279‰

Neoma Business School

4 240‰

Audencia Business School

5 223‰

IAE de Paris Sorbonne Business School - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

6 201‰

Sciences Po

7 134‰

3 Palmes Of Excellence - EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence

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Skema Business School

1 240‰

IÉSEG School of Management

2 173‰

Rennes School of Business

3 168‰

EM Strasbourg Business School - Université de Strasbourg

3 168‰

ESSCA Graduate School of Management

5 151‰

ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management

6 145‰

Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management IAE - Aix-Marseille Université

6 145‰

Université de Toulouse 1 Capitole - Toulouse School of Management and Toulouse School of Economics

8 134‰

Grenoble IAE - Université Grenoble Alpes

9 101‰

BSB Burgundy School of Business

9 101‰

iae lyon School of Management - Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

11 89‰

Université De Paris II - Panthéon Assas

12 84‰

Telecom Ecole de Management

13 78‰

INSEEC Business School

14 73‰

ICN Business School

15 67‰

PSB Paris School of Business (ex ESG MS)

16 61‰

Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School

16 61‰


18 56‰

Ecole des Ponts Business School

19 50‰

ISC Paris Business School

20 39‰

2 Palmes Of Excellence - GOOD business school with strong regional influence

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EDC Paris Business School

1 134‰

EM Normandie - Normandy Business School

2 123‰

Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle - La Rochelle Business School

3 78‰

Universite De Lille 1 - Faculté Des Sciences Economiques et Sociales

4 73‰

Groupe ESC Pau

5 61‰

IAE Poitiers Ecole de Management - Université de Poitiers

6 56‰

IAE Gustave Eiffel - Université Paris Est Créteil

6 56‰

IPAG Business School

8 50‰

Paris ESLSCA Business School

8 50‰

Université Auvergne - Ecole Universitaire de Management

10 39‰

Université Lumière - Lyon II - Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion

11 17‰

Brest Business School

11 17‰

(1) The league upward for this institution has been approved in 2017 by the Eduniversal International Scientific Committee