AMBA-ACCREDITED

EDHEC Business School


Age: 105

History: EDHEC Business School has been providing first-class education for more than 100 years and is constantly ranked among the Top 5 Business Schools in France. EDHEC is fully accredited by the French government and was one of the first schools worldwide to be awarded the triple accreditation AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Addresses: The Lille campus is on the Rue du Port, Lille; the Nice campus is on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice. EDHEC Business School is currently extending its premises in order to offer students a wider range of services in 2010. EDHEC chose an exceptional new site set on 8.5 hectares of parkland for the Lille expansion plan and the project for an extension of 7,500m² is underway in Nice.

Ambience: Depending on the choice of programme, students will either attend the Lille or Nice campus. Both campuses are currently undergoing building work and from 2010, students will study on two exceptional sites. The Lille Metropolis International Campus is located at the crossroads of Northern Europe. Lille is close to major cities like Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and London. The International Nice Campus is located only a stone’s throw away from the Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport. The Nice Campus overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is just minutes from Sophia-Antipolis, Europe’s largest cluster of NTIC companies. Both campuses offer state of the art teaching equipments, such as numerous lecture halls, IT and e-learning labs, virtual trading rooms as well as extensive leisure facilities.

Vital statistics: EDHEC is especially renowned for its outstanding faculty and for its specific “Research for Business” policy. Research at EDHEC has an impact on companies, the economy and society as a whole and is carried out by six research centres including the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre, Europe’s premier research centre in this field. EDHEC is the most frequently cited business school in the world’s leading Economic Press in mainland Europe. Ranked among the top 5 business schools in France with over 5,000 students on its Lille and Nice campuses and a mix of 76 nationalities, EDHEC is the most international French business school. All international programmes are taught in English. They include a Bachelor programme as well as a Master in Management, a portfolio of 10 Masters of Science, two MBA programmes (full-time and executive) and a PhD in Finance (residential and executive track). It also offers seminars in London, Singapore and New York.

Added value: Students entering EDHEC will benefit from the school’s strong worldwide recognition, close ties with multinational corporations, research prominence, outstanding international faculty, a unique Talent Identification & Career Development Programme, on-campus recruitment fairs and companies presentations, off-campus EDHEC International Conferences & Events, high-level internships, 21,000 EDHEC Alumini life-members, and more.

Easy to get into? Candidates should posses the following: Bachelor’s degree or higher, academic excellence, scholastic potential, English proficiency score: TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC accepted, GMAT or GRE score. No professional experience required, except for full-time MBA applicants (A minimum three years’ work experience is required).

Glittering alumni: Richard Simonin, CEO, ETAM; Bernard Fournier, chairman, Ned Xerox Ltd; Franck Moison, president, Colgate Palmolive Europe; Laurent Freixe, CEO of Nestlé Spain and chairman of Nestlé Portugal; Gilles Normand, vice president, Nissan Motor Company, Japan.

International connections: Students hail from more than 100 countries and its 21,000 alumni manage and lead organisations in 108 countries worldwide. Typically, one out of every four students at EDHEC comes from overseas. International businessmen and women, alongside visiting professors from 97 partner schools, complement the top-notch core teaching staff.

Gurus: Florencio Lopez de Silanes, Scientific Director, MSc in Corporate Finance; Noël Amenc, Director of the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre; Lionel Martellini, Scientific Director, MSc in Risk & Asset Management; René Garcia, Scientific Director, MSc in Capital Markets and PhD Acadamic Director, Christophe Roquilly, Director of the LegalEDHEC Research Centre; Lisa Penaloza, Scientific Director EDHEC InteraCT Reasearch Centre and many more.

Student profile: Successful candidates must display a wide range of educational backgrounds and experiences, academic excellence, strong skills (vary depending on programme), interpersonal competencies, international awareness, proven motivation to undertake the programme.

Cost: For the full-time MBA it’s €32,500, the Masters in Management (2-year full-time program) is €11,750 per year.

Who's the boss? Oliver Oger is dean of EDHEC Business School, Professor Emmanuel Metais is the MBA Programme Director.

Prospectus: Tel: +33 4 93 18 78 05; www.edhec.edu; international.admissions@edhec.edu





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