EM Strasbourg Business School

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EM Strasbourg Business School
MottoBe distinctive
TypeGrande école
Students3300 in 2018
AffiliationsUniversity of Strasbourg

EM Strasbourg Business School, formerly the Institut d'Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées[dubious ] (IECS) is a French business school created in 1919 in Strasbourg, Alsace.


In 1919, at the initiative of the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie (CCI), the Institut d'Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées[citation needed], or European Institute for Higher Business Studies, (IECS) was created.

In 1956, in accordance with the CCI, the IECS was attached to the University of Strasbourg and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, thus becoming the only French business school tied to a traditional university.

In 1999, the IECS moved to a new building, the PEGE (European Center of Management and Economics). The building covers 26,000 m2 (280,000 sq ft), over four levels.

On 12 October 2007 the school underwent a strategic merger with the IAE of Strasbourg, forming a new entity, named the EM Strasbourg Business School.[1]

The school was the first French public institution to get a four-year "diversity" label issued by AFNOR in 2012.

In 2015, the School was accredited AACSB.[2]

As of 2018 there were 3300 students.[citation needed]


Students can focus their studies in banking and finance, entrepreneurship and management, finance, accounting and auditing, supply chain management, management of information systems, and marketing and sales. The school maintains a large undergraduate and graduate exchange program with nearly 200 partner institutions located in 55 countries all over the world, such as Trinity College, Dublin, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and HEC Montréal.


Since 2000 and as of 2020 it has been one of the elite grandes écoles in France, ranking in the top 17 business schools in the nation.[3] It is the only French business school to operate under the umbrella of a traditional university, the University of Strasbourg. This model was inspired by U.S. and other international models. The school is the only one in France to be ranked in the Shanghai academic ranking of world Universities through its affiliation with the University of Strasbourg.

In 2022, the Financial Times ranked the Masters in Management program 71st in the world.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]


  3. ^ Classement des meilleures Écoles de Commerce 2020
  4. ^ "Masters in Management 2022 - Business school rankings from the Financial Times - FT.com". rankings.ft.com. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Secretary General". FIFA. 26 April 2021. Archived from the original on 29 June 2023. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  6. ^ Lassalle, Isabelle (18 June 2017). "Législatives : qui est Jean-Marc Zulesi, nouveau député REM de la 8e circonscription des Bouches-du-Rhône ?". France Bleu. Retrieved 18 June 2017.

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