EDHEC Business School (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord)

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EDHEC Business School
Type Grande école
Established 1906 [1]
President Emmanuel Métais (Dean)
Academic staff
167 permanent faculty members and 810 adjunct faculty [2]
Students 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students [2]
Location Lille, France
Nice, France
Paris, France
London, England
Singapore [3]
Campus Urban
Website www.edhec.edu

EDHEC Business School is a leading French graduate business school specialising in business and management. EDHEC Business School has 5 campuses: Lille (main campus), Nice, Paris, London and Singapore.[4] EDHEC Business School offers a full-range educational spectrum: undergraduate (BBA), graduate (MiM and MsC) and executive education portfolio (Global MBA, EMBA, PhD in Finance, as well as a variety of open and customized programmes).[5] It has 8,000 students enrolled in traditional graduate and undergraduate programmes, 150 partner universities and a network of more than 40,000 alumni in over 125 countries.

EDHEC Business School is among the 1% of business schools in the world with Triple Crown accreditation: EQUIS (accredited by the EFMD - European Foundation for Management Education), AMBA and AACSB. Of the 13,670 schools offering business degree programmes worldwide, only 77 have triple accreditation as of October 2017. EDHEC is also accredited by the French "Conférence des grandes écoles".[4][6]


EDHEC Business School was founded in 1906 by entrepreneurs from the North of France[7]. Motte Duthoit, leading textile manufacturer and mayor of Roubaix, France, purchased the land known as “La campagne” on which EDHEC headquarters currently stand. A Manor house was built in the Anglo-Norman style by architect Gréber. Formerly home of the Motte family, the Manor now serves as a training centre for EDHEC Executive Education. "EDHEC" is originally an acronym for the French "École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord" or “School of Higher Education in Business Administration from the North”. 

  • 1906 Creation of a department for business studies at the “Ecole des Hautes Etudes Industrielles” in Lille
  • 1921 Founding of the school under its current name « Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord »
  • 1947 Establishment of Graduate Association, EDHEC Alumni1958 Choice of operational framework. Registration as an independent association with “Grande Ecole” status and ability to confer master-lever qualifications.
  • 1971 Official recognition of the School by the French Department of Higher Education and Research
  • 1983 First international agreement with London School of Economics
  • 1988 Launch of the ESPEME School (EDHEC BBA nowadays), delivering a 4-year bachelor programme
  • 1991 Setting up the campus in Nice
  • 1999 EQUIS Accreditation. First international basepoint (London)
  • 2000 Introduction of the Executive programme portfolio
  • 2001 Launch of EDHEC Risk Institute (ERI)
  • 2003 AMBA Accreditation
  • 2004 AACSB Accreditation
  • 2010 Launch of the EDHEC Incubator (EYE)
  • 2011 Opening of the Executive campuses (Singapore and Paris)
  • 2012 Launch of ERI Scientific Beta. Strategic partnerships with Yale and Princeton.
  • 2013 Launch of EDHEC Family Business Centre (EFBC)
  • 2014 ESPEME becomes EDHEC BBA
  • 2016 Launch of EDHEC Infra
  • 2017 EDHEC joins Station F, the largest start-up campus in the world


2015 2016 2017 2018
FT - Global MBA - 84th 74th 75th
FT - Master in Management 18th 15th 16th -
FT - Master in Finance 3th 4th 1st -
The Economist - Master in Management - - 16th -

Degree Programmes[edit]

EDHEC offers a Bachelor, Master in Management, Master of Science, Doctorate degrees in a variety of disciplines including finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, law and management. The school also has two Masters in Business Administration programmes: the EDHEC Global MBA (full-time MBA) and the EDHEC Executive MBA. EDHEC programmes benefit from the output of EDHEC researches. Studies combine theory with a hands-on approach to the business world, underpinned by international academics and the expertise of corporate executives.  

All courses are taught in English and in a mixture of French and English.[8]

International BBA[edit]

The Bachelor in Business Administration is the undergraduate degree of EDHEC Business School. The 4-year programme alternates work placements and academic exchanges worldwide. Three tracks are offered: Global Business Track, Business Management Track and the On-line track, plus an apprenticeship section. After their degree, students may choose to pursue their studies or stair their professional career. 

Master in Management (MiM)[edit]

The MiM is the historic “Grande Ecole” programme of EDHEC Business School. The 2-year course provides with different areas of specialization: Financial Economics, Business Management or Global Economic Transformation & Technology. Taught entirely in English, all the MiM tracks (except the Global Economic Transformation & Technology track) award a Double Degree: Master in Management and Master of Science. 

Masters of Science (MSc)[edit]

EDHEC offers 13 MSc programmes for studies in corporate finance & banking, finance, financial markets, international accounting & finance, risk and finance, Law and Tax Management, Creative Business & Social Innovation, Data Analytics & Digital Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Global business, Management studies, Marketing management and strategy, Consultancy and Digital transformation. 

Global MBA[edit]

The Global Master of Business Administration of EDHEC Business School has an international student body from 37 countries with an average of 7 years’ work experience (as of 2017 promotion). The 10-month programme, full in English, allows students to craft a customized experience, choosing from 4 different key areas: Entrepreneurship, Digital Innovation, International Finance and Global Leadership. Headquartered in the French Riviera, this degree programme proposes business trips[9] enabling students to develop a global mindset and visit businesses in South Africa, London, Paris, Singapore or Silicon Valley.

Executive MBA[edit]

This part-time programme is aimed to meet the educational needs of managers and executives, allowing participants to earn an MBA in 16 months while working. Participants come from all type and size of organizations – profit, nonprofit, government – representing a variety of industries. EDHEC EMBA participants typically hold a higher level of work experience (8 years or more), compared to full-time MBA students. With a student body that is 22% international and 34% female (as of 2017 promotion), this degree programme proposes two intakes (February or September) and two formats: weekend format (Friday and Saturday, twice a month) or weekday format (Wednesday to Saturday, once a month).  

PhD in Finance[edit]

EDHEC Business School believes that academic research has a vital role to play in promoting innovation and constantly raising professional standards. With a century-long tradition of serving the needs of the community, it has defined a ‘Research for Business’ orientation and has spelled out its educational credo as ‘professional development through research-based excellence.’ The EDHEC PhD in Finance is the culmination of this ambition. The EDHEC PhD in Finance is the highest degree conferred by the Business School. This doctoral degree is academically intensive and prepares students for a career in academia or industry. Its structure includes core courses, electives, research workshops and a final dissertation. The program is taught and guided by an exceptional team of international scholars who not only hold prestigious qualifications, distinctions, and appointments but, more importantly, have also made significant contributions to the field of financial economics, furthering theory and impacting practices through research, consulting, and executive education.

Executive Education[edit]

EDHEC offers academic programmes at graduate-level in strategy, finance and leadership for executives, business leaders and functional managers. 

Management Development Programme (CSM)[edit]

Addressed to French-speakers, this programme is geared towards managers and future managers looking to give their career a new momentum while consolidating their professional skills. Weekly, monthly or blended learning plans are proposed, the total duration for each student depending on the chosen format.

Advanced Management Programme (AMP)[edit]

Part-time programme for senior executives and experienced professionals who wish to acquire the strategic skills to lead their organizations.

General Management Acceleration Programme (GMAP)[edit]

This fast track programme looks to develop participants’ ability to anticipate change, make decisions in a volatile environment, and reshape their leadership and managerial practices. 2 formats are proposed: 2 weeks or 3 weeks with options to complete with Business Trips and EMBA Elective courses. Addressed to French-speakers.

Custom programmes[edit]

Open programmes[edit]

Focused on improving specific leadership skills, such as persuasion, negotiation, teambuilding or communication, and specific areas like Criminal Risk Management or Global Business Trips. 

Partnerships and alliances[edit]

Thanks to its relevance to the business world and its academic recognition, EDHEC Business School has built over the years sound academic partnerships with leading business schools and universities. EDHEC has 230 international partners offering  22 double degrees. Among the world-renowned academic institutions, EDHEC partners with Bocconi (Universitat Commerciale Luigi Bocconi), IE Business School, Imperial College, Kyung Hee University, London School of Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management, Singapore Management University or UCLA Extension, among others.

EDHEC has a close relationship with the industry, both in regards to the production of academic contents and with experience on campuses. More than 150 companies have become members of the EDHEC Business Club, which enables them to privileged services and showcasing their employer brand among students. Innovative projects have born through these synergies, converging into the EDHEC Pedagogical Factory, which was awarded in 2017 by AACSB in the framework of their initiative "Innovations that inspire" [10]

In that regard, EDHEC continuously co-develops multidisciplinary learning modules with corporate partners. Some of the specific examples are the Explora Digital Certificate, EDHEC Open Innovation or the NéGO! Challenge. 


EDHEC Business School is involved in academic research.

The EDHEC-Risk and Asset Management (RAM) centre produces hedge funds style indexes, which are similar in purpose to CSFB/Tremont indexes on its website. It publishes a return based style analysis ranking of European mutual funds with Europerformance. The EDHEC-RAM is sponsored by financial organizations such as Euronext, Lyxor AM and Eurex.

EDHEC counts with six research centres in financial analysis and accounting, economics, risk and asset management, law, family business and infrastructure. The common goal of research centres is to meet international academic standards while also making the results useful to business and to policymakers.

EDHEC conducts applied research in the following fields:

  • Finance: Created in 2001 this centre does research in asset management, most particularly in the organisation and improvement of risk management.
  • Accounting and financial analysis: Created in 2006, the EDHEC Financial Analysis and Accounting Research Centre works on the choice of discount rate in company valuation and in particular on the integration of systemic accounting risk.
  • Economics: Since February 2006, EDHEC has had an economics research team focused on public policy and state reform. This team works on four broad themes: financing and reform of the welfare state, labor policies and competition, evaluation of sovereign risk and optimal management of the public debt and European budgetary governance.
  • Legal: The Legal EDHEC Research Centre has Legal Performance and Company Competitiveness as a subtitle. At the heart of the Centre is the notion of legal performance and its variations.


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  2. ^ a b "EDHEC Business School Top Universities". http://www.topuniversities.com.  External link in |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "ESPEME/EDHEC Business School Lille". http://www.regents.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 2014-11-07.  External link in |journal= (help)
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  5. ^ "EDHEC Business School". Top Universities. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2017-10-30. 
  6. ^ "EDHEC Business School Rankings". http://rankings.ft.com.  External link in |journal= (help)
  7. ^ "EDHEC Business School". The Official GMAT Web Site. Retrieved 2017-10-30. 
  8. ^ "EDHEC Business School Business Week". http://www.businessweek.com.  External link in |journal= (help)
  9. ^ "Comment réussir son MBA: ils racontent leur expérience". Challenges (in French). Retrieved 2017-12-07. 
  10. ^ "AACSB Innovations That Inspire 2016". www.aacsb.edu. Retrieved 2017-12-07. 

External links[edit]

EDHEC Official websites[edit]

Coordinates: 50°40′23″N 3°09′58″E / 50.67306°N 3.16611°E / 50.67306; 3.16611