ESDES School of Management • Lyon, France
ESDES School of Business and Management was founded in 1987 as part of the Catholic University of Lyon. Lyon is a great student city that hosts international events, such as the biannual festivals of dance and contemporary art, the Grand Lyon Film Festival and the annual Festival of Lights. ESDES offers a 5-year integrated master programme which is a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical experiences provided by academics and professionals and therefore allows the students to develop their career paths. The curriculum focuses on key business skills that may come in handy in students' future careers. This ESDES course has two stages (a three year-period and then a two-year period) during which students can choose to specialise in one of the following:
International Risk Management
International Supply Chain Management
International Business Administration
Digital Law and Management
Marketing and Digital Business
All of the above are taught in English.
ESDES places emphasis on international culture; students take at least two foreign languages and do a six-month study abroad programme in an English speaking country, followed by a two-month placement. In year 5 , students can choose if they would like to spend one semester at one of the school's partner universities or business schools around the world.