Founded in 1987, ESDES School of Business and Management (École supérieure pour le développement économique et social) is part of the Catholic University of Lyon, and is one of France's top ranking business schools.

ESDES offers the following programs to students from around the world: International Business Program, and Business Courses in French. The International Business Program is an exchange program designed for students who are enrolled at ESDES partner institutions and wish to study for one or two semesters at the University. Students may choose classes that are taught in English or in French or both. Courses are available at both the Bachelor's and Master's level in the area of Finance, Marketing, Law, etc.

ESDES has been offering access to its undergraduate French-taught program to exchange students from around the world. Students can enrol in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th year courses and transfer the credits earned to their home institutions. Concentrations available include: Marketing and Sales, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources Management, International Business, Business Development and Entrepreneurship, Audit.


- 26th place in the French Business Schools ranking 2009 (Le Point).

- 33rd place in the 2008 French Business Schools ranking (L'Etudiant).

- 32nd place in the 2008 French Business Schools ranking (Le Figaro).

* Next: ESSEC Business School

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