Challenges rankings 2023: EDHEC Business School ranks third in France

The Challenges magazine rankings published on Thursday 8 December place EDHEC third in France for its Grande Ecole programme. The school also maintained its second-place ranking for its four-year BBA programme.

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17 Feb 2023

In line with the latest Financial Times rankings, which put EDHEC in the Top three French schools and seventh among European management schools (up three places), the Challenges ranking confirms the rise of the institution seen in recent years and testifies to its growing appeal among students. EDHEC thus consolidates its leadership among the top French business schools, alongside HEC and ESCP.


This performance acknowledges the strategic choices the school has made since launching its 2025 strategy to "Impact Future Generations". Through its research and programmes, it commits to future generations on a daily basis and demonstrates its ability to train talented young people who want to play a role in transforming the world and meeting the great challenges that face our society.

A wealth of discerning and demanding programmes

This ranking recognises the academic excellence of the institution's educational offering, comprising a wide variety of multidisciplinary courses, as well as a unique and personalised student experience.

On the Grande Ecole side, EDHEC has developed several flagship programmes, such as  the MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance in partnership with Mines Paris – PSL and the GETT (MSc in Global Economic Transformation & Technology). This course, designed together with prestigious institutions ‒ SKK in South Korea and Berkeley Haas in California ‒ takes students on a voyage of discovery on three continents for 24 months.

The BBA programme also offers many courses to meet students’ personal and professional goals, such as its Global Business Track, which includes two immersive years in Los Angeles (UCLA extension) and Singapore (Nanyang technological university), or its double degree with UTC Compiègne, which trains future manager-engineers in highly sought-after skills.

"This ranking, published by Challenges, confirms EDHEC's continued growth dynamic, placing it in the top three business schools in France,” said Emmanuel Métais, Director General of EDHEC Business School. “It validates the ambitious "Impact Future Generations" strategy we have been pursuing for many years. It is also great recognition of our collective ability to innovate and move the boundaries for future generations."



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