History, Affiliations and Rankings
Entrepreneurs from the north of France launched EDHEC Business School in 1906. "EDHEC" is an acronym for "École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord," which translates to "School of Higher Education in Business Administration from the North." Motte Duthoit, a leading textile manufacturer and the mayor of Roubaix, France, purchased the land that today houses EDHEC's headquarters, known as "La campagne." At La Campagne, legendary architect Gréber created a Manor house in the Anglo-Norman style to Motte Duthoit's specifications. The Manor, which was once the residence of the Motte family, currently functions as a training centre for EDHEC Executive Education. EDHEC holds the triple accreditation from EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Association of MBAs (AMBA). EDHEC is among the greatest business schools in France and beyond. For the fourth year in a row, EDHEC Business School has been ranked among the top ten European business schools in the Financial Times list of European Best Business Schools.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Lille, Nice, Paris, London, and Singapore are among the School's five sites. The Lille Campus, which is environmentally friendly, entrepreneurial, and conveniently located in the city, symbolises the EDHEC Business School's vibrancy as well as its innovative strategy. Lille is also home to the EDHEC Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Incubator, as well as its network and partners, demonstrating EDHEC's commitment to fostering and supporting entrepreneurial endeavours. The campus facilities include 21 lecture halls, 35 lecture rooms, 4 computer rooms, 760 seats in the auditorium, 2 music rooms, 3 200 m² of sports facilities and 3 restaurants. MBA, Finance and Management are the most popular programs at the School.
Accomplishments and Alumni
EDHEC is a global community dedicated to rethinking business in order to have a positive impact on the globe and future generations. They focus on building agility and inventiveness while always prioritizing honesty with this as their goal. The brain that drives the vision is knowledge generation fuelled by applied research and regularly updated full-range academic programs. They are backed by ultra-modern, multicultural campuses that are built for living and interaction, and where 100 different nationalities collaborate and share ideas and practices. They prioritise exchanges with the world's leading academic institutions and strengthen their global footprint with a dedicated team of Country Managers and a large Alumni network: 160 local Ambassadors, 80 international clubs, and over 500 events per year. Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman, Jean-Jacques Goldman, French singer-songwriter and Sacha Poignonnec, CEO of Jumia are among the notable alumni of the university.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
In total, the business school has around 8600 students enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programmes. EDHEC has over 110 nationalities represented on campus, with international students accounting for 35% of the student body. Both English and French are used in the classroom. Over 80 student organizations promote inclusion and entrepreneurial spirit, and they are carriers of our DNA. They practice business behaviour and the soft skills required for professional development, as well as maintaining an open mind. The School’s Career Centre helps students define their career goals, prepare for the recruitment processes, and find the best opportunities to achieve their objectives. EY, Deloitte, L'Oréal, Amazon, Accenture, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan are among the top employers of university graduates.