EDHEC Business School was founded in 1906 in Lille by entrepreneurs from the North of France. It is a leading business school striving to “Make an impact”, which specializes in business, entrepreneurship, management and innovation. EDHEC has 5 campuses around the world, which reveals its truly international nature.Show more
Amazing campus located in Roubaix with very good facilities especially in terms of sports (swimming pool, squash court, fitness room, gymnasium), interesting international dimension and great career opportunities!View more
I am a student at EDHEC in the Lille campus, and my experience was overall very good. Sometimes the courses can be too theoretical, and I get the feeling that the program that is not specialized or personalized enough: the students can only choose two elective courses per year. That means that students don’t really get to study exactly only what they find interesting, but also things that they have already seen before and maybe don’t like so much. I had a lot of standard subjects that were mandatory, like marketing, strategy and financial accounting. When it comes to student clubs and activities in the University, EDHEC has around 50 different student club, and they are known for being highly professionalizing, and you can even create your own. We also have several networking sessions with companies, which as good to give the students a nice overview of the market and start building their network, like for example the career week. The campus is big and with very nice infrastructure: a swimming pool, sports grounds, library…. For accommodation, there are usually two options: accommodation on the campus but there are a few slots or accommodation in the city center. It is quite easy, but I advise you to do it at least 2 months before your arrival (the school helps international students to find one). As for the city, Lille is a very nice city, a lot of nice bars and clubs… and it is located only 1h from Paris! It was definitely the best years of my life and I would definitely recommend it to a friend, and for future students: take advantage of the associative experiences while remaining serious in your academic and professional life!View more
We don’t really have the kind of “bachelor” course in France, but I did my “pre-master” year at EDHEC Business School in Lille, and then pursued with a Master in Management in the same business school. Some courses were not very useful because we had no practical application, we did not really know what to expect from the course and what was the purpose of it. Others were hard to follow (hello Financial Statement Analysis).
To be honest, it was quite worse than expected: I knew that some courses were going to be quite “useless”, but I realized that a lot of them were too theoretical. What I liked the most was the student experience (student clubs), the possibility to attend conferences and the possibility to easily network with companies (“café meetings” every Wednesdays). The alumni network is quite active as well. I would recommend it to a friend, to have a shot at some of the subjects I had like Marketing, Accounting and Strategy. It is quite easy to find accommodation in Lille: plenty of apartments for students at reasonable prices. The school offers accommodation on the campus, but it is quite expensive compared to the prices in the city center. There are plenty of student clubs (56 student clubs), from local initiatives to sport associations with a national impact. It is even possible to create your own student initiative. Students are encouraged to join these student clubs, to gain professional experience and personal skills. Lille (North of France) is a student city, with plenty of bars and clubs, great for the nightlife. Easy to meet new people, friendly inhabitants in the North of France.
If you like beer, it is the best place to go. The campus is fairly big, with about 4,000 students on the campus every year. New campus, modern infrastructure, sport facilities in the campus (swimming pool…). For future students, I would say it is important to know how to make the balance between studying and working for your student club. Student clubs take a lot of time!
Courses are varied and include both theoretical and practical examples.
Professors include many ‘real life’ examples from the business world (like case studies). Students are also given some projects throughout each year.
The school is continuously developing partnerships with other universities all over the world and even offers exclusive international programmes with some of them.
Top companies come to the campus many times each year, with occasional exclusive recruitment sessions. They also participate to a yearly career fair (exclusively for EDHEC students) with over 120 companies.
The student union life is particularly developed. There are numerous unions in many fields.View more
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.View more