In 2013, The Financial Times ranked six French schools among the world's top 10 graduate programs in finance.

Schools of business and management

France's 220 schools of business and management offer courses and teaching methods that meet the real-world needs of today’s global economy and business environment. Most programs include internships and some form of study abroad.

France's schools of management admit a very large number of highly qualified international students, including many from the U.S. Programs are increasingly taught in English, particularly for degrees in subjects such as International Business or International Business Administration.

Most undergraduate programs require three years of study, and graduates often continue on for a specialized advanced degree such as the MBA or a specialized Master's (mastère spécialisé).

Many of France’s business schools are also grandes écoles and are generally private institutions. Annual tuition varies widely, but is generally between €2,000 and €30,000.

The Campus France global site has compiled short profile descriptions of France’s schools of business and management.

 

Institutes of business administration at public universities

France's institutes of business administration (IAE) conduct research and teaching on business-related topics at the universities. Programs cover all areas of business and management, including marketing, finance and human resources. At the undergraduate level they offer the three-year Licence professionnelle in many specialties, as well as other Licence degrees. Master's and doctoral degrees are also awarded. Each IAE has its own character and special areas of expertise and excellence.