Emmanuel METAIS


Message from Emmanuel Métais, Dean EDHEC Business School

The Covid-19 crisis has changed the daily lives of millions of people around the world. For EDHEC, this health crisis has resulted in the closure of our campuses and, since 25 March and until the end of the semester, by a massive deployment of online courses and exams. Thanks to the tremendous commitment of our faculty and students, from the first day, nearly 4,000 students connected from 50 different countries and attended 350 virtual classes given by 90 professors. Business games with nearly 800 students have also been held online. Once again I would like to congratulate all of you for your commitment. However, this crisis has had and will have a major impact on the way we live and work. This is why, in this uncertain period, we wanted to provide some sociological and economical insights and forecasting on the crisis we are going through. This was made possible thanks to the expertise of our teachers and our research centres. But not only. Our students have also proven their ability to bounce back and adapt themselves quickly to this unprecedented situation. On this page, you will find all this information, events, webinars, as well as general information on the Covid-19 crisis. We hope this will be helpful for you, to understand and get through this period of uncertainty.

Take care of yourself.

Emmanuel Métais


Information academic year 2020/2021

Emanuel Métais and the EDHEC Business School’s educational community details you the terms for the 2020-2021 academic year: enhanced support, solidarity and commitment to serve future generations. Discover the terms of a return to school in September made completely new by the force of circumstances without abandoning what makes EDHEC so strong: our academic rigor, excellent student experience and strong individual support for every student.

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General information Covid-19

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, we wanted to regularly inform all EDHEC' stakeholders.

A FAQ is available on our website as well as on My EDHEC for our students.
You will also find all the messages from Emmanuel Métais, EDHEC's Dean, to our audiences on this page.


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EDHEC mobilises its community to help Covid-19 victims

EDHEC Business School helps Covid-19 victims


The EDHEC community is engaging in a variety of solidarity measures geared to helping the hardest-hit participants in our society. The EDHEC Foundation has ramped up the solidarity fund created in 2019 to help students in financial difficulty and converted it into an emergency fund. Thanks to this emergency fund french and international students financially affected by the Covid-19 crisis can benefit from this exceptional aid to face different situations: cancellation of a student job or internship, the loss of parental income or extra living costs entailed by an extended stay abroad. Beyond the foundation, the “FORESIGHT, INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION” research chair has moved to set up teams of students devoted to supporting companies in major difficulty. The EDHEC Alumni association is also involved alongside the NGO ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) with The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), an NGO that supplies people in Africa with emergency medical assistance. Want to know more? See our article explaining the initiatives to support the victims of Covid-19.

Understand the Covid-19 crisis

Understand Covid-19 crisis with EDHEC

Given the scale of the coronavirus crisis, this crisis has profoundly changed our daily lives, our way of working and our relationships with others. In order to deal with this crisis, as a higher education institution, we wanted to provide you with insights and analyses on this crisis from a sociological, managerial or economical point of view, as well as foresight elements in order to help you make the right decisions during this period of deep uncertainty. Our experts have dealt with different aspects of the crisis such as "How can companies turn uncertainty into opportunities?" or even "Covid-19: What the impact of the crisis on the French and world economy?" To discover all the analyses carried out by EDHEC researchers and experts, go to EDHEC Vox website, the online information-sharing platform of EDHEC Business School experts.


Discover how our students adapted to the situation while keeping up with their studies and their charitable initiatives. Here are some of their testimonials.

EDHEC students know how to re-invent themselves fast and make a positive impact on the world, even during confinement. Our associations – 95 in total this year – are showing creativity in these unprecedented times.

Discover how

Attend our webinars

EDHEC Covid-19 webinars


EDHEC Business School, as a leading academic institution, has decided to mobilize all of its teams to help you deal with this exceptional situation. EDHEC programme departments, research centres, research chairs, study centres have converged their efforts to create a cycle of webinars presented by EDHEC faculty, researchers and experts in order to understand the business and economic Covid-19 impact, deal with it and prepare for the future.

Discover all EDHEC's webinars

(Re) Discover our campuses

EDHEC Business School has been forced to close its campuses since 16 March, in order to ensure the safety of its students and staff.
If you still want to discover our campuses or if you are suddenly taken by nostalgia, we offer you a virtual visit of our Lille and Nice campuses.

EDHEC - Lille Campus

EDHEC - Nice Campus


See also our Paris, London and Singapor campuses

Start an online training

The confinement period can be usefully used to train, study a topic of interest, or even acquire a diploma.
As of today, with EDHEC Risk Institute, you can follow a cycle of 4 MOOCs in finance entitled "Investment Management with Python and Machine Learning".
EDHEC Online also offers online degrees and certificates.