Best MBA programs in France 2024  

81 MBA programs in France

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France is a destination of choice for international MBA students (the second in Europe after UK).

Learning French is not a requirement for enrolling in a MBA as almost all internationally accredited programs in France are offered in English.

Not only it is home of top-ranked INSEAD and HEC Paris, France has the most business schools with triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) after UK with well-ranked business schools such as EmLyon or Grenoble Ecole de Management.

In order to stay competitive in the national and international arena, French business schools have undertaken initiatives with:

  • Creation of bigger entities: NEOMA business school (merger of ESC Rouen and ESC Reims), Kedge Business School (merger of Bordeaux Ecole de Management or BEM, Euromed Management in Marseille), France Business School (merger of ESCEM, ESC Amiens, ESC Clermont and ESC Brest but dissolved later), Skema business school (merger of ESC Lille and Ceram), IUM in Monaco acquired by Inseec...
  • Opening of new campuses abroad: EM Normandie in London, HEC Paris in Doha; Qatar, Essec in Singapore, ESCP Europe in Rome, Madrid, London and Berlin, INSEAD in Abu Dhabi and Singapore, Toulouse Business School in Barcelona and Casablanca; Morocco, EmLyon in Shanghai Kedge in Dakar; Senegal and Suzhou; China.
  • Partnerships with other institutions: Ecole des ponts jointly offers an Executive MBA with Temple University's Fox School of Business and an MBA program in Brussels and Paris wih Solvay Brussels School of Economics; HEC Paris, New York University's Stern School of Business, London School of Economics team up to offer a Trium EMBA; Kedge Business School offers MBA programs in collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, EM Lyon and East China Normal University collaborate to open a business school in Shanghai; the Euro MBA program is offered by a consortium of six business schools in Europe.

Paris is a strategic place for recruiting students. Some of the top French business schools are located in the Île de France: HEC Paris, ESSEC ESCP Europe, Insead...ESSEC even gets closer to Paris by offering executive programs in La Défense, the largest business district in Europe. Schools such as Audencia based in Nantes, Neoma Business School in Rouen and Reims, Kedge Business School in Bordeaux and Marseille offer MBA programs in the capitol of France.

Though most MBA programs are concentrated in the Paris area, other places offer interesting perspectives for studying. You can study Wine Business in Bordeaux, Aerospace and Aviation in Toulouse or Global Business in the French Riviera. Grenoble offers a natural environment near the French Alps where you can enjoy skiing or snowboarding. The city was named the best place in France for studying by French magazine l'Etudiant.

Graduates may have the opportunity to work for companies of the world's fifth-largest economy and CAC 40 corporations in key industries such as luxury and brand management (LVMH), finance (BNP Paribas), insurance (AXA), retail (Carrefour), cosmetics (L'Oréal), energy (EDF, Engie, Total, Air Liquide), automotive (Renault, PSA), telecom (Orange), food (Danone), aerospace (EADS) or spirits (Pernod Ricard).

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  • MBA
    Fontainebleau, Singapore
  • Global Executive MBA
    Abu Dhabi, Fontainebleau, Singapore
  • MA in Private School Leadership/MBA
    New York, Singapore, Fontainebleau

     Dual degree program offered in partnership with the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College at Columbia University

  • Trium Global Executive MBA
    online, Modules in London, Paris, Shanghai and New York City

     Program offered in partnership with HEC Paris, London School of Economics (LSE) and NYU Stern. The curriculum consists of six modules and online sessions between modules over a 17 month period.

  • HEC Paris MBA/Masters

     HEC MBA Students can earn an additional degree with one of the partner institutions:

    • an MBA degree from either Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), SEM - Tsinghua University Beijing, National University of Singapore (NUS), Keio Business School, NYU Stern, Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT), Fundaçao Getulio Vargas (FGV), Pontificia Universidad Catollica de Chile (PUC), or EGADE Business School of Technológico de Monterrey (EGADE)
    • a Masters degree from London School of Economics (LSE)
    • a LLM degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Georgetown University
    • a Masters degree from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
    • a Master of Science in Management Studies from MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Executive MBA
    Beijing, Doha, Jouy-en-Josas, Paris, Shanghai

     The program offers 6 flexible schedule options:
    Four residential tracks:
    Paris Modular: Bilingual French/English
    Paris English Modular: English
    China Modular: English with simultaneous translation into Mandarin
    HEC Paris in Qatar EMBA: English
    Two non residential tracks
    Paris One-Day-a-Week: Bilingual French/English
    Paris End-of-Week: Bilingual French/English

  • HEC Paris MBA
  • MBA/Msc in International Finance

  • Global MBA
  • Executive MBA
    Paris, Roubaix

     The Lille program is offered in a weekend format. Classes meet every other week on Friday and Saturday.

    Classes of the program in Paris meet once a month for four consecutive days.

  • Family Business Global Executive MBA
    Modules in Lille, London, Paris, Singapre, Nice.

  • International MBA
  • Executive MBA

     Classes meet 3 days a month for 20 months.

  • Railway Global Executive MBA
    Ecully, online (blended)

  • Full-time MBA

     ProgramMoscow (Part-Time) Tbilisi (

  • Euro*MBA
    online. Residential modules throughout Europe (Nantes, Barcelona, Leipzig, Aix en Provence, Warsaw, Maastricht)

     Program offered in partnership with Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management (France), Audencia Nantes School of Management (France), EADA Business School Barcelona (Spain), HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany), Kozminski University (Warsaw, Poland) and Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (the Netherlands). The curriculum combines residential weeks throughout Europe with online courses.

  • Executive MBA
    Nantes, Paris
  • Full-time MBA

  • Executive MBA
    Caen, Deauville, Le Havre, Oxford, Paris

  • Executive MBA Management et stratégie de l'officine

     Programme offert en partenariat avec le Crédit Mutel et la Faculté de Pharmacie de l'Université de Strasbourg.

  • Executive MBA Management hospitalier et des structures de santé
  • Executive MBA Management stratégique de la RSE

  • Global MBA
    Cergy, Singapore
  • MBA in International Luxury Brand Management
  • MBA in Hospitality Management (IMHI)
  • ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA (Weekend or Modular tracks)
    La Defense, Mannheim

  • Executive MBA with EM Strasbourg

     Classes meet for 3-4 consecutive days per month.

  • International MBA
    La Défense