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IÉSEG School of Management

IÉSEG School of Management

IÉSEG School of Management is one of the top Business Schools in France, ranked 9th in France and 32nd overall in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2023 ranking. As a French Grande École and member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, IÉSEG is part of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country. 

Top reasons to study here

  • IÉSEG is ranked 7th in the General Ranking of the Best French Business Schools and 32nd overall in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2023 ranking.
  • IÉSEG holds the “Triple Crown” of international accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, and is part of a limited circle of the best business schools worldwide.
  • 83% of IÉSEG faculty is international, and the school has a network of more than 331 partner universities in 74 countries.


Our origins date back to 1964 in Lille where the historical campus was established. In 2008, we opened a second campus in Paris in the Grande Arche of La Défense. Since then, we have achieved the ranking of a top 10 French Business School as well as the prestigious accolade of becoming a Grande École – one of the most respected and academically rigorous higher education programs in the world. The IÉSEG culture is born out of a passion for progress and ability, meaning that we focus all our energy on identifying the true potential from each student. We are proud of our unorthodox approach to business education and its ability to instill the key values of accomplishment, responsibility, integrity, solidarity, engagement – abilities that have been at the heart of our school since the very beginning.


With a mission to empower changemakers for a better society, the School offers its 7,450 students, across its two campuses in Lille and Paris-La Défense, a wide variety of programs: Bachelor, Grande École Program, Specialized Masters, MBAs and Executive degree programs, as well as customized executive education program for companies.


At IÉSEG Research Center, our professors conduct award-winning research and publish in the best international scientific journals. The primary fields are Economics, Finance, Marketing, Negotiation, Information Systems Management, Strategy, Operations Management, and the interdisciplinary field of Health Management. IÉSEG also enjoys a unique association with CNRS, Europe’s largest research organization, which reinforces our interdisciplinary approach to modern business problems.


Our Career Services is a whole support system offered by IÉSEG for the construction of the professional project of IÉSEG students. It comes in many forms and evolves throughout the program.

The Career Services continue to build on the student’s personal and professional reflection to allow them to have the necessary tools to effectively enter the professional world. Workshops are led by certified Career Coaches, HR and recruitment professionals.

They include various topics such as:  

  • Improving your resume;  
  • How to communicate successful stories; 
  • Personality and motivation tests; 
  • Building your pitch;  
  • How to network;  
  • Skills assessments, etc.

Student services

Here at IÉSEG, information and help is always available with any of the issues and questions that may arise before and during your studies here in France.

We have dedicated Student Services in Lille and Paris who can provide information and guidance on Housing, Visa, Residence and Health.

Housing services

IÉSEG provides different housing options: student and private residences, as well as private housing (private landlords) and apartment sharing.

Our International Services Coordinators will support students in this process, so they should not hesitate to contact them for any question about housing or for assistance – the sooner, the better!

Library services

In Lille Campus, The Vauban University Library has over 55,000 books and more than 600 journal subscriptions, making it a modern research center with state-of-the-art electronic resources.

In Paris Campus Library, you can consult and borrow various books (reference books, dictionaries, history manuals…).

You also have a resources center for languages at your disposal. 

ICT services

All students have access to IT services and free Wi-Fi on our university campus.

Medical services

As a student at IÉSEG, you will be studying in France for more than 3 months. Therefore, you can sign up for Student Social Security. The Student Social Security scheme covers student healthcare. It reimburses part of the expenses paid for medical care and medicine. 

Campus life

When you join us here at IÉSEG, you will either be studying from our Paris Campus in the vibrant and bustling business hub of La Défense or at our original campus in the picturesque city of Lille.

Paris Campus consists of 3 buildings of a total of 14,000 m² (151,000 sq ft), and provides students with 20 lecture halls, 20 classrooms, 3 multimedia rooms, 2 trading rooms, a library, 2 cafeterias and meeting rooms for clubs and associations.

Lille Campus is part of the extensive campus of Université Catholique de Lille. As members of the consortium, IÉSEG students can take advantage of the university’s facilities: 13 libraries, a large sports center, restaurants, residence halls, academic partnerships, a medical center, etc. 

Sports facilities

Sport is an essential part of IÉSEG’s associative life. Several associations and clubs offer students the opportunity to practice different sports.

The Sports Bureau provides IÉSEG students opportunities for regular training and/or sports tournaments. It organizes the practice of various activities (rugby, football, basketball, handball, dance, tennis, badminton …).

Lille, with more than 800,000 members spread over almost 10,000 clubs demonstrates its attachment to the practice of sports. The greater Lille area alone has more than 350,000 sports club affiliates.

While in Paris, you will have access to a wealth of public gymnasiums (usually one for each neighborhood), as well as public stadiums and open parks for running.

Student clubs

Student associations at IÉSEG are a great way for students to gain experience in team projects, take on responsibilities, acquire relevant professional experience, and of course to pursue hobbies. With over 52 associations, 750 associative members and 500 associative events per year, students have a real opportunity to flourish personally and professionally. These associations are constantly growing, with new additions every year.

Whether you are interested in entertainments, sports, media, culture, humanitarian, corporate relations or cuisine, there is bound to be something that will appeal to you. 

IÉSEG and its programs are recognized in France by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. This recognition serves as a guarantor for the School’s excellence.

IÉSEG holds the “Triple Crown” of international accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, and is part of a limited circle of the best business schools worldwide (less than 1%). These accreditations certify IÉSEG’s excellence according to very strict international standards.
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)
  • Conférence des Grandes Écoles 


Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

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