ONE OF the Top 15 European business schools

Constantly climbing up the rankings, a growing international footprint, cutting-edge research on the most strategic subjects, partnerships with academic players and leading companies... the list goes on. In 10 years, an exceptional dynamic has raised EDHEC campuses to the highest international standards, with globally recognised teaching, expertise and centres of excellence.


Triple international accreditation

Out of 14,000 establishments worldwide, EDHEC is one of just 80 business schools that have the EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA Triple Crown Accreditation. 

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EDHEC features in all of the honours lists and major rankings published each year worldwide.

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A global academic experience

EDHEC provides a unique international experience in tune with the globalised challenges involved with doing business worldwide.

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The strength of an involved community

EDHEC’s strength and vocation lies in its ability to create gateways and maintain a community united around the values of excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Rankings: programmes SERVING as a benchmark

EDHEC features in all of the honours lists and major rankings published each year worldwide. These benchmarking tools put EDHEC amongst the best business schools in France and beyond, across all of its programmes: Undergraduate, Grande Ecole, Masters and Executive Education.

Our excellence and commitment to being number one are confirmed by continuous placement in the lists of best academic institutions worldwide: in 2017, EDHEC Business School rose eleven places positioning among the top-15 European Business Schools and gained 10 places for the EDHEC Global MBA. Furthermore, the Financial Times ranked EDHEC #1 worldwide for Master in Finance pre-experience in that year. This ranking corroborates the impact of EDHEC strategy: to embed applied research within relevant academic programmes. 


Rankings of programmes

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Triple international accreditation

EDHEC is one of the world’s first business schools to have been awarded the two foremost international accreditations, EQUIS and AACSB, for its activities.

These international accreditations recognise the academic excellence of its programmes, the quality of its teaching faculty, its close links with businesses, and the involvement of the EDHEC Business School in the economic environment of its campuses.


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

The AACSB brings together the top management education professionals. After a lengthy evaluation, its accreditation is awarded to those institutions that demonstrate training compliant with strict specifications such as student recruitment process, academic level of teachers, evaluation processes and teaching methods used. EDHEC obtained AACSB accreditation in March 2004.

Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Guaranteeing quality and international recognition of the diploma, the AMBA introduces a standard for MBA-type programmes, whether full or part time. The association evaluates the organising institution, the content and timing of programmes, the level of the teaching faculty, the curriculum for students admitted, monitoring of graduates, the knowledge they have acquired and their new value on the market. EDHEC obtained this accreditation in 2003.

European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

This accreditation system EQUIS is specific to business and management schools. Coordinated by the European Foundation for Management Development based in Brussels, it aims to promote academic excellence, educational innovation, close relations between the School and businesses and international scope. EDHEC obtained this distinction in 1999, in recognition of the work carried out for the community, in student services, governance, relations with businesses and the internationalisation of its programmes and teachings.


A global academic experience

By working closely with the world of business, forming partnerships with prestigious academic institutions, and encouraging multiculturalism amongst its students, teachers and graduates, EDHEC provides a unique international experience in tune with the globalised challenges involved with doing business worldwide.


I instantly knew that EDHEC was for me because of its balance between theory and practice, its business focus and its international environment.EDHEC has given me concrete knowledge on how to be a manager in the real world, as opposed to theoretical, international business world.”

Carolina Valle, Colombian, EDHEC 2014, International Product Manager, Juva Santé International


The courses are extremely varied and enriching, covering family business governance, strategy and marketing, but also design thinking and leadership development. Our exchanges with our classmates are the cornerstone of the programme, both during classes and outside them. We learn from our reciprocal experiences every day."

Hélène Savalle, 2016 GEMBA Graduate

The Impact on my employability

One of EDHEC’s main contributions to my professional development has been to increase my willingness to step out of my comfort zone. This experience forced me to adapt quickly and helped me to become comfortable with new challenges"

Alexandre Casteau (EDHEC 2015), consultant, McKinsey – Genève


For me, EDHEC's strengths lie in its Career Centre, its powerful Alumni network and its faculty. I knew I had made the right decision by choosing EDHEC because from the offset we are surrounded by a support network whose aim is to train and help us in every possible way to secure positions within leading global financial institutions.

Tania Bachmann Trostiansk, EDHEC student, Summer Analyst, Goldman Sachs – London


The strength of an involved community

Between businesses and the academic world, researchers and managers, entrepreneurs and managers in a range of industries, students and teachers from different countries and continents: EDHEC’s strength and vocation lies in its ability to create gateways and maintain a community united around the values of excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship.


An active and welcoming community committed to serving business and society, EDHEC Alumni brings together 40,000 graduates in major cities globally and in every business sector.


Essential for the School's reputation and development, the EDHEC teaching faculty consists of both permanent and associate teachers and researchers.

partner companies

The School's raison d’être, businesses play a pivotal role in its development, teaching, research work and the professional opportunities it offers to its students.

Academic partners

Over five continents, beyond simple academic exchanges, EDHEC pursues an active policy of partnerships in order to increase the mental agility and international vision of its students by acquiring experience overseas.


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