Classement QS Business Masters and MBA Rankings

Sep 24, 2020

🏆 Our Master in Management (Programme Grande Ecole) is entering the world's Top 10 in the 2021 QS Business Masters Rankings!

🏆 Our International MBA ranked 25th in Europe, up 35 places worldwide.

“We are delighted to see that the school’s strategy and the resulting academic choices are today acclaimed by the community of Higher Education.” Isabelle Hault (alumna 90), President of the Executive Board and Dean of em lyonbusiness school.

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The QS rankings for Masters in Management (MiM) and Global MBA (iMBA), both a reference in Higher Education, were published on Wednesday September 23rd. TheGrande Ecole Program of emlyon business school rises to rank number 10 of the world’s best masters in management. A true international acknowledgement, highlighting the performance of the programs of emlyon business school, and reinforcing the school’s attractiveness and its international outreach.


emlyon in the world’s top 10: a first-tier international school

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a company specializing in the analysis of higher education institutions on a global scale, published its latest ranking of the world’s best Master in Management programs (Grande Ecoleprograms in France), one of the mostly acclaimed rankings among students and professors. emlyon business schoolreaches the 10th position in the world’s best Master in Management ranking, out of 148 programs assessed in 30 different countries. This independent ranking is based on a solid and reputed method, evaluating criteria such as employability, thought leadership, or alumni careers. The assessed panels were constituted of about 38,000 employers, 35,000 academics and 28,000 alumni. emlyonbusinessschool was notably distinguished for the impact of its research, its PhD program, and for the number of international students and the diversity in their country of origin.

In parallel, the school International MBA program is also strongly progressing in all assessed criteria, and jumps 35 ranks in the QS Global MBA ranking, demonstrating its overall excellence. Thus, our iMBA is ranked 62nd worldwide but also reaches the 25th position in the best European Global MBA.


A widely recognized strategy of excellence

This ranking acknowledges the excellence of emlyon’s programs, its pedagogical model and its reputation among employers, guaranteeing alumni a strong employability on the international scene.

It confirms the continued strategy of academic excellence of the school, accredited as an institution by the world’s best organizations over the past 20 years. emlyon business school was again reaccredited by AMBA in September for the maximum duration of 5 years, just like it was by AACSB and EFMD (EQUIS accreditation) in 2019, still placing the school in the selective club of the 1% of the world’s business schools with the triple-crown accreditation.


A globalization strategy bearing fruit

emlyon business school includes a strong international dimension within its programs and research centers, but also in its overall development. Indeed,globalization constitutes one of the 4 strategic axes of the school’s development. Thus the school covers 6 campuses in 4 different countries (France, Morocco, China, India), with over 32,000 alumni worldwide.

“We are delighted to see that the school’s strategy and the resulting academic choices are today acclaimed by the community of Higher Education. This recognition reinforces our confidence in our objective to position emlyon business school among the best business schools in the world” responded Isabelle Huault, President of the Executive Board and Dean of emlyon business school.

By her side as of September 2020:Annabel-Mauve Bonnefous, Director of Degree Programs and member of the Executive Board, as well as Sylvie Jean, Director of theGrande EcoleProgram. A new executive team intending to sustain this strategy based on excellence and globalization.

To embody and materialize this openness to the world, our Hub in Gerland, our new training ground currently under construction at the heart of the Lyon Metropolis, will become our next point of entry for the whole international network of emlyon business school.

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