Business Schools Ranking in France

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Higher education in France is divided between grandes écoles and public universities. Grandes écoles are selective whereas with universities, as long as you have a baccalaureat you can get in to one. A striking trait of French higher education, compared with other countries, is the small size and multiplicity of establishments, each specialized in a more or less broad spectrum of areas. A middle-sized French city, such as Grenoble or Nancy, may have 2 or 3 universities (focused on science or sociological studies), and also a number of engineering and other specialized higher education establishments. In Paris and its suburbs there are 13 universities, none of which is specialized in one area or another, and a large number of smaller institutions which are highly specialised. It is not uncommon for graduate teaching programmes (master's degrees, the course part of PhD programmes etc.) to be operated in common by several institutions, allowing the institutions to present a larger variety of courses. Another original feature of the French higher education system is that a large share of the scientific research is not done by universities, but by research establishments such as CNRS or INSERM. In many cases, the research units of those establishments are installed inside universities (or other higher education establishments), and jointly operated by the research establishment and the university.

Eduniversal in France: 50 schools
Schools with 5 Palmes       7
Schools with 4 Palmes       9
Schools with 3 Palmes      21
Schools with 2 Palmes      13
Schools with 1 Palme        0

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University and Business Schools Ranking in France

5 Palmes Of Excellence - UNIVERSAL Business School with strong global influence  

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Palmes league
Dean’s recommendation rate 2015

INSEAD Business School

1 623‰

HEC Paris

2 581‰

ESSEC Business School

3 344‰

emlyon business school

4 279‰

Université Paris Dauphine

5 214‰

ESCP Europe Business School

6 185‰

4 Palmes Of Excellence - TOP Business School with strong global influence  

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Palmes league
Dean’s recommendation rate 2015

Grenoble Ecole de Management

1 357‰

EDHEC Business School

2 273‰

Toulouse Business School

3 218‰

Audencia Business School

4 195‰

KEDGE Business School (former Euromed Management and BEM Bordeaux Management School)

5 185‰

Neoma Business School (former Rouen Business School and Reims Management School)

6 182‰

Sciences Po

7 153‰

Iae De Paris - The Sorbonne Graduate Business School - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

8 133‰

3 Palmes Of Excellence - EXCELLENT Business School with strong global influence  

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Palmes league
Dean’s recommendation rate 2015

Esc Rennes School of Business

1 159‰

Skema Business School

2 133‰

IÉSEG School of Management

3 130‰

EM Strasbourg Business School - Université de Strasbourg

4 123‰

Université de Toulouse 1 Capitole - IAE de Toulouse and Toulouse School of Economics

5 120‰

Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management IAE - Aix-Marseille Université

6 114‰

IAE Lyon - Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

7 110‰

Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne - Burgundy School of Business

8 101‰

Université De Paris II - Panthéon Assas

9 84‰

ESSCA Graduate School of Management

10 81‰

France Business School (former ESC Clermont, ESCEM, Brest Business School)

10 81‰

IAE de Grenoble - Universite Pierre Mendes-France Grenoble 2

12 71‰

Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School

13 68‰

ISC Paris Business School

14 65‰

Telecom Ecole de Management

14 65‰

PSB Paris School of Business (ex ESG MS)

16 52‰

INSEEC Business School

17 49‰

Ecole des Ponts Business School

18 42‰

ICN Business School

19 36‰

2 Palmes Of Excellence - GOOD Business School with strong global influence  

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Palmes league
Dean’s recommendation rate 2015

EDC Paris Business School

1 84‰

Universite De Lille 1 - Faculté Des Sciences Economiques et Sociales

2 71‰

EM Normandie - Normandy Business School

3 68‰

Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle - La Rochelle Business School

4 65‰

IPAG Business School

5 62‰

Paris ESLSCA Business School

6 55‰

IAE Poitiers Ecole de Management - Université de Poitiers

7 39‰

IAE Gustave Eiffel - Université Paris Est Créteil

8 36‰

Groupe ESC Pau

9 32‰

Université Lumière - Lyon II - Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion

10 29‰

Université Auvergne - Ecole Universitaire de Management

11 26‰