France

Business Schools Ranking in France

Western Europe

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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Official Selection of the Best Business Schools in France

5 Palmes Of Excellence UNIVERSAL business school with strong global influence

Rank Position in
Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2021

INSEAD

1 562 ‰

HEC Paris

2 488 ‰

emlyon business school

3 297 ‰

Grenoble Ecole de Management

4 285 ‰

ESSEC Business School

5 272 ‰

ESCP Business School

6 146 ‰

Université Paris Dauphine-PSL

7 139 ‰

4 Palmes Of Excellence TOP business school with significant international influence

Rank Position in
Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2021

KEDGE Business School

1 310 ‰

NEOMA Business School

2 285 ‰

EDHEC Business School

3 272 ‰

SKEMA Business School

4 222 ‰

Audencia

5 190 ‰

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

6 133 ‰

Sciences Po

7 95 ‰

TBS Education

8 70 ‰

3 Palmes Of Excellence EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence

Rank Position in
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Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2021

IÉSEG School of Management

1 215 ‰

Rennes School of Business

2 203 ‰

ESSCA School of Management

3 184 ‰

Montpellier Business School

3 184 ‰

EM Strasbourg Business School - Université de Strasbourg

5 171 ‰

EM Normandie Business School (1)

6 139 ‰

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

7 127 ‰

BSB – Burgundy School of Business

8 120 ‰

ISC Paris Business School

8 120 ‰

ESC Clermont Business School

10 108 ‰

PSB Paris School of Business

10 108 ‰

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

12 95 ‰

Institut Mines-Telecom Business School (IMT BS)

13 82 ‰

IAE Grenoble Graduate School of Management - Université Grenoble Alpes

14 76 ‰

ICN Business School

15 70 ‰

Excelia Business School (former ESCEM Business School)

16 63 ‰

Paris-Panthéon-Assas Université

16 63 ‰

iae lyon School of Management - Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

18 57 ‰

INSEEC School of Business and Economics

19 44 ‰

ParisTech- Ecole des Ponts Business School

20 25 ‰

2 Palmes Of Excellence GOOD business school with strong regional influence

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Deans’ Recommendation
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EDC Paris Business School

1 108 ‰

Excelia Business School (former La Rochelle Business School)

2 101 ‰

Université de Lille - Faculté des Sciences Economiques et Sociales et IAE Lille Ecole de Management

3 89 ‰

Brest Business School

4 82 ‰

ESC Pau Business School

5 76 ‰

IPAG Business School

5 76 ‰

ESLSCA Business School Paris

7 57 ‰

IAE Poitiers Ecole de Management - Université de Poitiers

8 44 ‰

Université Clermont Auvergne - IAE Clermont Auvergne School of Management

9 38 ‰

IAE Gustave Eiffel - Université Paris Est Créteil

10 25 ‰

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

10 25 ‰

1 Palme Of Excellence BUSINESS school with considerable local influence

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Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2021

The International School of Management (ISM)

1 44 ‰

Financia Business School

2 19 ‰

(1) Upward league for this institution has been approved in 2021 by the Eduniversal International Scientific Committee

  • Ascencia Business School
  • CELSA Sorbonne Université
  • Digital College
  • EBS Paris - European Business School
  • Ecole Centrale de Paris - Centrale Supélec
  • Ecole du Louvre
  • École Supérieure Internationale de Savignac
  • EEIE - Ecole Européenne d'Intelligence Economique
  • EFAP
  • EGE - Ecole de Guerre Economique
  • ESA - Ecole Supérieure d'Assurances
  • ESC Amiens School of Management
  • ESCE
  • ESCI Business School
  • ESDES
  • ESG Finance
  • ESGCI
  • ESP - Ecole Supérieure de Publicité
  • Euridis Business School
  • Gobelins - L'Ecole de l'Image
  • Groupe ESPI - L'Ecole Supérieure des Professions Immobilières
  • HEAD - Hautes Etudes Appliquées du Droit
  • HEIP - Hautes Etudes Internationales et Politiques
  • IAE Amiens Ecole Universitaire de Management
  • IAE Brest University School of Management
  • IAE de Corse Ecole de Management et d'Economie
  • IAE Dijon Ecole Universitaire de Management
  • IAE La Rochelle University School of Management
  • IAE Limoges Ecole Universitaire de Management
  • IAE Metz School of Management
  • IAE Nancy School of Management
  • IAE Nice Graduate School of Management
  • IAE Pau-Bayonne University School of Management
  • IAE Perpignan
  • IAE Réunion Ecole Universitaire de Management
  • IAE Rouen Normandie University School of Management
  • IAE Savoie Mont-Blanc
  • IAE Toulon
  • IAE Tours Val de Loire Ecole Universitaire de Management
  • IAE Valenciennes Ecole Universitaire de Management
  • ICD International Business School
  • ICP - Institut Catholique de Paris
  • IDRAC Business School
  • IGS-RH - Institut de Gestion Sociale
  • ISCOM
  • ISEG
  • ISG - Institut Supérieur de Gestion
  • ISTEC Paris
  • le cnam - Conservatoire national des arts et métiers
  • le cnam Enass - Ecole nationale d'assurance
  • Léonard de Vinci - Paris-La Défense
  • MAGELLAN INSTITUTE
  • PPA - Pôle Paris Alternance
  • South Champagne Business School, groupe Yschools (ex ESC Troyes)
  • SUP CAREER
  • Sup de Pub School of Communication
  • Sup des RH
  • Université Angers
  • Université Caen Normandie
  • Université d'Orléans
  • Université de Bordeaux
  • Université de Cergy-Pontoise
  • Université de Montpellier
  • Université de Nantes
  • Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (UNS)
  • Université de Rennes 1
  • Université de Tours
  • Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  • Université Paris 13
  • Université Paris Ouest - Nanterre La Défense
  • Université Paris Sud
  • Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France - UPHF
  • UPEM - Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
  • Yncréa Hauts-de-France HEI, ISA, ISEN