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Today, the school offers its students multidisciplinary courses that make them experts in international functions, with incomparable employability in a job market open to the world and in a constantly changing environment. Initially based in Paris, the school has also had a Campus in Lyon since 1999.

ESCE has developed real proximity with all forms of companies (large international groups, ETIs, SMEs, start-ups), and strong links with international networks and institutions.

Enable future graduates to be ideally trained to succeed in their international careers.

An Inventive Pedagogy

Focused on the market economy but also social, environmental, and solidarity.

Teaching methods at the cutting edge of technology and innovation.

A Multicultural Approach

Nearly 70 different nationalities on our campuses, intensive foreign language instruction, and international internships and exchanges.

Multiplicity of Specific Career Paths

Each student can define his or her own project and prepare for an international career.

Individual Development at the Heart of ESCE’s Strategy

Since 2019, the school has implemented a system for evaluating all skills (technical, behavioral, and linguistic) to help students integrate the strengths on which they can rely, the points to improve, and thus stand out in their transition into the job market.

This work is materialized by the provision at the end of studies of a “ Skills Passport” which brings together all the skills acquired by the student throughout their course and which is inspired by the skills assessments carried out by companies for several years. This pragmatic and innovative support is a real tool for legitimizing skills both for graduates and for companies recruiting with a certified document.

Taking Digital Transformation Into Account

The implementation of an innovative pedagogy allows enriching exchanges with students in a qualitative way, which responds to a desire for autonomy, flexibility, and diversity in teaching methods.

Beyond courses integrating a digital approach, the school offers online and hybrid programs allowing each student to develop their own point of view on the world by awakening their curiosity, to go further in their thinking. They are validated like other courses by ECTS.

After “Geopolitics Meetings”, the “Humanities Forum” and “Doing Business In”, ESCE has just launched “Free Trade”, the podcast for International Business players.

Solid Institutional Partnerships

The reputation of ESCE as a Grande École de Commerce International is based on its recognized expertise in International Management resulting from sharp and renowned research, its real proximity to all forms of companies (large international groups as well as start-ups), and partnerships signed with international reference networks.

  • Co-founder with BUSINESS FRANCE and COFACE of FORMATEX (Permanent and continuous professional training in International Trade)
  • Member of the International Commission of the CGPME
  • Member of MEDEF Paris
  • Partner of the National Committee of Foreign Trade Advisors of France (CNCCEF)
  • Partner of the organization “Learning Montessori” to develop a different pedagogy within its programs. This is the first time that Montessori pedagogy has been implemented in higher education.

ESCE is One of the “grandes Écoles” of Business in France !

Numerous accreditations and labels attest to the academic and professional qualities of our training. ESCE IS EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) ACCREDITED:

  • ESCE has obtained re-accreditation for 5 years in 2021 (the longest duration)

ESCE has Obtained Labels of Excellence:

  • BSIS ( Business School Impact System),
  • Welcome to France issued by Campus France, recognizing the quality of reception of foreign students in France.

ESCE is a Member of:

  • The Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
  • The UGEI (Union des Grandes Écoles Indépendantes)
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Campus Features

ESCE campus is located in the center of the Esplanade de La Défense, the largest business district in France and the 4th in the world.

  • A premium building entirely refurbished: 2700 m2 of collaborative and relaxation spaces, a rooftop with trees and panoramic terraces
  • An optimized student experience: connected and flexible workspaces to develop your talents individually and collectively, 400 m2 dedicated to associations, a 200 m2 incubator, relaxation areas, etc.
  • La Défense, a stimulating environment: ideally located 15 minutes from the center of Paris, you will benefit from the vitality and energy of this district, a source of multiple links with the 500 companies and large international groups present on site.

Discover Our Business School in Lyon

In the heart of Lyon, a stone’s throw from the historic city center, is the CITROËN building, home to students from ESCE and other schools in the Omnes Education group.

A historic building in Lyon architecture, the Citroën building was a huge garage for the brand, part of the national heritage of French architecture.

Our International Business School in Lyon welcomes its students in the atmosphere of an old garage turned into a place for living and sharing, in a renovated building that has retained its 1930s style.


    Bachelor Admissions

    The admission procedure for the ESCE International Bachelor (for French or foreign students) is done outside of ParcourSup and takes place throughout the year:

    • Evaluation of the application
    • Motivational interview
    • Feedback from the admissions committee

    After studying your file, you will be called for a face-to-face or remote interview for candidates living abroad. Your file will be submitted to a committee for deliberation.

    MSc Admissions

    The Master of Science corresponds to courses focused on international issues and taught in 100% English.MSc programs are built around the same active pedagogy which includes challenges, business cases, learning expeditions, etc.

    ESCE MSc programs are accredited by the Conference of Grandes Écoles


    Admission to a Master of Science is Conditional on the Validation of:

    • 180 ECTS for admission to MSC 1
    • 240 ECTS for admission to MSC 2

    Integrate ESCE via International Admissions

    International admissions only concern students who do not have French nationality and who live outside French territory.

    It is possible to integrate our programs:

    • ESCE Grande École program from 1st to 4th year
    • International Bachelor Program in 1st, 2nd and 3rd year
    • Master of Science program in 1st and 2nd year

    Students, via this procedure, follow the same curriculum as other students.


    The economic magazine Challenges has just revealed its ranking of post-baccalaureate schools in 5 years. The Grande Ecole Program gained 2 places compared to last year to reach 7th place.

    This rise confirms the exceptional quality of a program that offers much more than academic training.

    The ranking, based on seven crucial criteria, confirms our commitment to excellence:

    • Length of grade
    • Accreditations
    • Program attractiveness
    • Rate of Good and Very Good mentions among new baccalaureate graduates integrated in 2022, according to Parcoursup
    • Supervision of students
    • Salaries upon hiring
    • Annual school budget


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