"This is a place with a strong community spirit that values and encourages innovation and initiative. The IÉSEG environment leads to flexibility and cultural openness it is a school of life for professors and students alike."
Dr Birgit Kleymann, Associate Professor of CSR & Organisation Theory
In order to study at IÉSEG as an exchange student, there must be a student exchange agreement between your home university and IÉSEG, and your home university must formally nominate you to study at IÉSEG.
Check our list of partner universities for more details.
Established in Lille in 1964, IÉSEG is a member of the French Conférences des Grandes Écoles and is part of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country. As one of the top 10 Business Schools in France, it is also awarded with the international accreditation EQUIS and AACSB. The mission of the school is to prepare students to become complete, international managers who initiate change, and contribute to the development of responsible, innovative and enlightened organizations. In 2009, the School opened a campus in Paris-La Défense, and all IÉSEG programs are offered there as well as on the Lille Campus.
With more than 200 partner universities located in more than 50 countries, IÉSEG strives to create a truly international learning environment for its students, faculty and staff. There are a total of 3,100 students on both the Lille and Paris campuses, which includes 850 international students, 650 of whom come to IÉSEG through exchange agreements. More than 84% of IÉSEG faculty is international.
Programs are taught completely in English: we offer on both campuses a 3-year Bachelor of Business Administration covering the fundamentals of management followed by a 2-year Master of Science (MSc) programme in which the students deepen their management knowledge and choose a specialisation (Programme Grande Ecole). Master majors are in Marketing, Finance, Negotiation & Sales Management, Management / HR, Management of Information Systems, Operations Management, Audit Control, International Business, Economics and Strategy, Quantitative Methods.
Our staff provides support in every aspect of students’ academic and personal lives – we help them find comfortable accommodation on or near campus, assist with course registration, and we provide information on daily life, health insurance obligations, residence titles, CAF housing subsidies, etc. Our services also include free French language lessons, the Buddy System and the International Club, which is a student association facilitating the integration of international students.
IÉSEG is part of Université Catholique de Lille, France’s largest private university, which in structure, size, infrastructure, resources and quality is very similar to some famous British universities. Being a member of the university allows IÉSEG students to have access to many additional resources: a refectory and university restaurants, the sports centre, medical centre, etc.
We look forward to welcoming you to France and to IÉSEG School of Management!
Download the exchange flyer: Exchange Programme (.pdf)