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: 46 schools
Schools with 5 Palmes       6
Schools with 4 Palmes       8
Schools with 3 Palmes      20
Schools with 2 Palmes      12
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 2016

INSEAD Business School

1 620‰

HEC Paris

2 541‰

ESSEC Business School

3 345‰

emlyon business school

4 293‰

Université Paris Dauphine

5 210‰

ESCP Europe Business School

6 192‰

4 Palmes Of Excellence - TOP business school with significant international influence  

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Palmes league
Dean’s recommendation rate 2016

Grenoble Ecole de Management

1 362‰

Neoma Business School

2 231‰

EDHEC Business School

3 227‰

KEDGE Business School

4 201‰

Toulouse Business School

5 197‰

Audencia Business School

6 188‰

Sciences Po

7 166‰

IAE de Paris - The Sorbonne Graduate Business School - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

8 162‰

3 Palmes Of Excellence - EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence  

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Palmes league
Dean’s recommendation rate 2016

Rennes School of Business

1 175‰

Skema Business School

2 157‰

EM Strasbourg Business School - Université de Strasbourg

3 135‰

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

4 114‰

ESSCA Graduate School of Management

5 105‰

iaelyon School of Management - Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

6 96‰

IÉSEG School of Management

6 96‰

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

8 87‰

BSB Burgundy School of Business

8 87‰

Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School

10 79‰

ICN Business School

11 66‰

Telecom Ecole de Management

11 66‰

Université De Paris II - Panthéon Assas

11 66‰

IAE de Grenoble - Universite Pierre Mendes-France Grenoble 2

11 66‰

INSEEC Business School

15 57‰

Ecole des Ponts Business School

16 52‰


16 52‰

PSB Paris School of Business (ex ESG MS)

18 48‰

ISC Paris Business School

18 48‰

ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management (*)

20 44‰

2 Palmes Of Excellence - GOOD business school with strong regional influence  

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Palmes league
Dean’s recommendation rate 2016

EDC Paris Business School

1 87‰

Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle - La Rochelle Business School

2 79‰

EM Normandie - Normandy Business School

3 57‰

Universite De Lille 1 - Faculté Des Sciences Economiques et Sociales

4 44‰

Paris ESLSCA Business School

5 39‰

Groupe ESC Pau

6 35‰

IAE Poitiers Ecole de Management - Université de Poitiers

7 31‰

IPAG Business School

8 26‰

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

9 22‰

IAE Gustave Eiffel - Université Paris Est Créteil

9 22‰

Université Auvergne - Ecole Universitaire de Management

11 13‰

Brest Business School (*)

11 13‰

* New institution approved by the ISC to enter in the 2016 Eduniversal Official Selection