In 2021/2022, IÉSEG is:

Students on La Défense campus

More than 7 000 students.


1 200 students on university exchange programs abroad.


1 300 internships abroad.

Professor writing on a whiteboard

More than 700 professors.


175 permanent professors and 21 Teaching & Research Assistants from 48 different countries.


90 visiting professors.


More than 500 Adjunct professors.


81% of the permanent academic staff are foreign, 100% of the permanent academic staff hold a PhD.

Students in class

2 campuses: the Lille Campus with 34 000 m2 surface area in modern buildings in the heart of the city, and the Paris Campus.

Poignée de main

323 partner universities in 76 countries.


1 research laboratory (IÉSEG Research) associated with UMR-CNRS (LEM-CNRS UMR 9221), the French National Center for Scientific Research.


Over  12 000 alumni.


Over 2 500 company partners (including internships, presence on the professional advisory boards at IÉSEG, etc)



  • 2012
    IÉSEG School of Management is awarded EQUIS accreditation.

  • 2011
    Launch of the Advanced MIB program in Paris.
    The total number of students reaches 2 729.

  • 2010
    Launch of the International Summer Academy on the Paris campus.

  • 2009
    After one year in temporary premises, IÉSEG opens a campus located in “La Grande Arche”, Paris, La Défense. Launch of an “apprenticeship section” in the Master cycle of the Grande École programme.
    The total number of students exceeds 2,000. First corporate chair with Société Générale and Adecco.

  • 2004
    IÉSEG founds its International Advisory Board.
    The total number of students exceeds 1,000. Together with the Université Catholique de Lille, IÉSEG launches a second fundraising campaign (€10 million) following the success of the first one, which raised more than €5 million.
    First twinning programmes with Loyola College (India).

  • 2003
    Renewal of governmental accreditation of the degree, which also receives the grade de master. Launch of the Master of International Business.

  • 2002
    The IÉSEG Grande École program is redesigned for compatibility with the Bologna system. All courses of the MSc in Management are taught in English.

  • 1997
    IÉSEG becomes a member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles.

  • 1993
    The total number of students exceeds 500.

  • 1985
    IÉSEG becomes an institutional partner of a research center associated with the French National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS). Accreditation of the IÉSEG degree by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

  • 1976
    Official recognition of IÉSEG by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

  • 1964
    IÉSEG is founded in Lille.

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