EDHEC Business School

Created by and for entrepreneurs, EDHEC has embodied the fundamental values of business for over a century. Our aim is to pass on the keys to business success to new generations of managers and entrepreneurs, spreading the conviction that companies can have a positive impact on the economy and on society as a whole.

Top reasons to study here

  • Keen to protect its independence in action for the last 110 years.
  • EDHEC relies on its own resources to fund and guide its development.
  • It also exercises full autonomy in its academic and scientific strategy.



Since its establishment in 1906, EDHEC has built its reputation on pragmatism and a teaching approach focused on business. The key tools, knowledge and behaviour of business are passed on to generations of managers. 


  • Through its unusual model, the content of its programmes and the value of its research, EDHEC nurtures its differences, encouraging students and teachers to think outside the box and foster their leadership qualities. 
  • EDHEC trains generations of quick-thinking, inventive and resourceful entrepreneurs and managers who can change the rules of the game to take the teams and projects entrusted to them further.
  • Because effectiveness in business is borne out of being unique, EDHEC places great importance on diversity and a combination of cultures, profiles, practices and disciplines in its teaching and operations. 


For more than 10 years, EDHEC Business School has been pursuing an active policy of dynamic research based on 5 research centres, 8 research chairs, 2 innovation centres and an academic community represented by more than 160 world-class professors and researchers, a number that has increased by more than 25% over the last 5 years. Allocating more than 20% of its annual resources to research, EDHEC sets itself apart by its historical "Research for Business" positioning and the development of distinctive fields of excellence.  


The company is the focal point of EDHEC’s plan, and its reason for being. Aside from the special links formed between centres of research and expertise and many international groups, EDHEC maintains close ties with the corporate world, with which it co-designs its teaching and anticipates its graduates’ future careers. 

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Student services

  • The International Students Office (ISO) assists students to settle in smoothly in France by organizing orientation events and multicultural seminars to welcome International students to EDHEC Campuses.
  • The ISO guides students with administrative procedures before their arrival and during their stay and answers all questions about the French systems (medical and home insurances, banks, resident permits, etc.)

Housing services

Two academic campuses in Lille and Nice offer facilities and equipment at the highest level worldwide, and host all of EDHEC’s activities from initial training to ongoing development and research. The campuses in Paris, London and Singapore are primarily dedicated to ongoing training and research, and interact with companies in both of these fields.

Library services

All students enrolled at Edhec are automatically members of the Library until they have completed the viva voce for their dissertation or their thesis.

Medical services

Medical cover can be offered to students in various forms. Preventive measures, including:

  • medical appointments, including a mandatory check-up in the first year;
  • healthy lifestyle advice, including advice on giving up smoking, diet, etc.;
  • screenings for AIDS, etc.

As well as care including:

  • general medical appointments;
  • gynaecological appointments.

Student Life

Campus life

The Lille Campus showcases the School’s dynamism and innovative strategy, and is designed as an environmentally responsible, entrepreneurial and open facility. Located in 8.5 hectares of landscaped grounds, the Lille Campus houses numerous amenities including 2,000m² of student association premises, three restaurants, a 3,200m² sports building, 40 classrooms, 20 lecture theatres, a 750-seat auditorium and a student residence.

The Campus is designed to host 4,000 students, of whom a third comes from outside France, and offers cutting-edge technological facilities, including a digitally networked library open to all students and a trading room, a key training facility in finance.

Sports facilities

Sport is in EDHEC’s DNA. It provides direction and fulfilment, and plays an important role in the programmes as well as in life on campus. Team spirit, commitment, social inclusiveness and respect – values in line with EDHEC’s business view – make practising a sport a natural part of the educational programme. Sport teams are also a major driver of cohesion in the EDHEC Community, which meets regularly to support students who are registered in internal and external competitions and events.

Student clubs

  • Bureau des Etudiants
  • BBA EDHEC Esports
  • Chinese Career Development Union (CCDU)
  • EDHEC 2.0
  • Edhec Consulting Club
  • Edhec Nations Unies
  • HelloWorld!EDHEC
  • Open Up


AMBRA, AACSB, EQUIS Accredited. 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I graduated from MBA in Nice. That was a solid experience with a 32 international minds.

Best life decision to come to this school!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like my school, how diverse and international it is... most, if not all of our classes are very interesting and very useful in the future

Enrica rated 4 out of 5 stars

The school is very demanding but very innovative in its way and with a wide variety of courses to choose. People are very friendly if you try to speak french and to participate in activities. Anyway when I was there (2016) the school's international association was not that active. I would therefore recommend it as a nice way to know a new particular culture and live great...

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