Inseec Business School, (formerly The Institut des hautes études économiques et commerciales) is a "grande école" in the French higher educational system. It holds a rank of 12th among French business schools according to the magazine Challenges. It was founded in the city of Bordeaux in 1975, and then moved to Paris in 1983. Students can choose among 27 programs provied in Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon and London. INSEEC is recognized for its Wine Marketing and Management MBA and its Luxury Brand management Food & Wine MBA. But its main MBA Program is in Audit and Finance.
Since 2006, INSEEC has delivered a Master degree (Bac +5, which means in French five years of high studies) with the agreement of the minister of national education. In 2008, it entered the Conférence des grandes écoles and became a member of the Chapitre des Écoles de Management; then in 2009, it became an active member of a common exam for preparatory classes to which the school was already associated since 2003. The school is also a member of UGEI, EFMD and AACSB.