The 5 Best Business Schools in Paris for 2020 According to Students

The 5 Best Business Schools in Paris


Studying Business in Paris

Are you good with numbers? Are you a neat and organised person? Are you ambitious, straightforward, and wish to study a degree that will provide you with good opportunities for the future? Then perhaps a business-oriented degree may be a great choice for you – and even better – in Paris. In this article, we will present the 5 best Business Schools in Paris.

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The 5 Best Business Schools in Paris

INSEAD Business School

Ranked as the best business school in all of France, this prestigious institution has a campus located in the Parisian metropolitan city of Fontainebleau (the other two are in Singapore and Abu Dhabi). INSEAD Business School was founded originally in Fontainebleau in 1957 by Georges Doriot, Claude Janssen, and Olivier Giscard d’Estaing, the brother of former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.

Even though none of its campuses is located in America, the school follows the traditional business school education system of the United States. Currently, the school offers several Masters’ degrees (specialising in areas such as Consulting, Coaching, and Finance), Business Foundation Certificates, open programmes in Executive Education and several PhDs; and is attended by approximately 1,300 students from all over the world every year.


2019-06-27 12:20:29
A real worldwide mba and diverse experience

INSEAD was founded as a european MBA and has become a real world MBA with a diversity that many other business schools would only dream of.
The quality of the faculty is extraordinary. Faculty is up to date and publish and consult thus they can relate to business day to day challenges both at MBA and Executive level.
The new simulation during the last period of the MBA is an interesting and great learning experience for all students.

Programme: MBA
Degree: Master's
Graduation: 2000
Campus: Fontainebleau
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HEC Paris

The École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (usually abreviated as HEC Paris) is a prestigious international business school, considered as one of the best French Grandes Écoles” with students from more than 95 different countries. This school was founded in 1881 and is located in the commune of Jouy-en-Josas, in the south-western suburbs of Paris.

The HEC Paris also offers a wide range of Masters’ degrees (Management, International Finances, Financial Economics, Marketing, etc.), Doctorates, special executive education courses for enterprise managers, as well as many more. It also conducts a summer school that offers several interesting courses, such as Business and Geopolitics, Energy and Finance, and Fashion Management.


Property Investment ...
and Management
2019-11-11 22:12:48

The classes contextualized me in a universal investment environment, not only in the European universe like others. Classes could be a little more millenium set, there are massive subjects but I understand that they are necessary.Of course, I would recommend to several colleagues.

Programme: Property Investment and Management
Degree: Short Course
Graduation: 2019
Campus: Paris
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EDHEC Business School

EDHEC Business School has been offering, for than 100 years, studies in Business and Management. The school was founded by entrepreneurs from France and is considered one of the best Business Schools in Europe.

EDHEC is spread out over multiple campuses in different parts of the world. The main campus is located in Lille, France. EDHEC has campuses in Nice, Paris, London, and Singapore as well.

School’s programmes include BBAs, MBAs, and MScs in the field of Business and Management. EDHEC Business School has a strong focus on research and was pointed out as one of the best schools in France for financial and risk management research.


2018-03-19 20:20:10
Student review

I’m in a great university ! There is a lot of things to do and a great opportunity to meet incredible people. The associative world is amazing and there are always events created by the students with the support of the school.


ESCP Europe

ESCP Europe was founded in 1819, thus making it the oldest business school in the world, by a group of influent scholars and businessmen, including Jean-Baptiste Say and Vital Roux. The ESCP Europe Business School is also one of the most important French “Grandes Écoles.” Just like the ESSEC Business School, it has also received the triple accreditation by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA and has several campuses distributed in the cities of Paris, Madrid, London, Berlin, Warsaw, and Turin.

As for academic programmes, this school has the advantage of offering Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s, and PhDs both at a full and part-time basis.

Regarding the Parisian campus of the school, this student, Ying, has commented on the importance given to collective work and group projects, something that could really come in handy for experience at working environments and may allow students to further develop their social skills.


2017-09-18 14:50:50
a lot of group work

i was really shy and quiet , like i have been being a wallflower for so many years , always alone , and study alone , i was so worrying about my future career cause i think my personality doean’t fits group work , and nowadays , you have to work as group ,always , but with this school , they always give you so many collective project , let you free to come up an idea you like and find people have same interest to work with it , i really like this part , cause it’s your work , your idea , you feel very passional about it , so you would devote yourselt to it and don’t feel tired , i really recommand ESCP


ESSEC Business School

This school has got several campuses distributed in the countries of France (one in Cergy-Pontoise and the other in the Parisian area of La Défense), Morocco, and Singapore. The ESSEC Business School was first established in 1907 as the Economic Institute by Ferdinand Le Pelletier and currently, it has approximately 52,000 students.

Specifically, the ESSEC Business School offers postgraduate students the possibility of studying Masters’ Degrees specialising in diverse areas of the economy, both in English and French languages; and has received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA), thus making it one of the most selective and prestigious business schools worldwide.

Furthermore, according to this student’s review, the school may offer its students a lot of studying flexibility which may allow them to work or engage in other activities, and also possesses a warm and competent teaching body that will try to help you in every way they can:


Information Technology ...
2017-09-21 16:28:55
Great experience

I applied for an advanced master’s degree in IT management at ESSEC business school and absolutely don’t regret it!

The teachers are more than helpful and will always try to give the best advice to develop our career which is what I was looking for after getting my engineering degree last year.

I had the opportunity to work at the same time as my master is a part-time master with this rhythm:
– 3 weeks at work
– 1 week at school

It’s, in my opinion, a wise choice to follow such a program after a masters degree to specialize in a specific domain.

Programme: Information Technology Management
Degree: Master's
Graduation: 2018
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Editor’s note: This article was first published on the 27th of August 2018. We’ve updated it for current readers.

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