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ESDES Lyon Business School

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Created in 1987 within the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy) ESDES (School for Social and Economic Development) is a post-baccalaureate school of management, a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. ESDES is engaged in the process of international accreditation with EPAS and AACSB.

Its vocation is to train manager and entrepreneur, able to create and manage sustainable governance for the rise of a responsible economy. Collective performance, citizenship, and openness are the values carried by ESDES.

3 programs:

  • Master Degree in Management (PGE) in 5 years
  • Bachelor Degree in Business in 3 years French 3 & English 1 track.
  • Master Degree in Management in 2 years French 3 & English 4 track.
  • Training to the DSCG diploma

Located in the heart of Lyon, ESDES students enjoy a brand new campus, shared with 5 other faculties of UCLy. Lyon is renowned as one of the best city in France to study and work.

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1,400 students, 50 permanent faculties including 35 teacher-researchers and has 160 professionals involved in the curriculum


  • ESDES 10 place des archives 69002 Lyon France, , Lyon

  • 26 Fbg des Balmettes, 74000, Annecy