IESEG School of Management

Lille, Nord, France


IÉSEG School of Management is one of the top Business Schools in France, ranked 7th in France and 32nd overall in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2020 ranking.

As a French Grande École and member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles,  IÉSEG is part of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country. It is also awarded with the international accreditations EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

IÉSEG is part of Université Catholique de Lille, which, by its organization, size, infrastructure, resources and quality is very similar to some famous British universities.

Established in 1964 in Lille, the school has a second campus in Paris – La Défense, European biggest business hub. With its two campuses, the School counts more than 6100 students.

At IÉSEG, students have access to the 5-year Grande École Program: A 3-year Bachelor program covering the fundamentals of management followed by a 2-year MSc program in which the students deepen their management knowledge and choose a specialization. The diploma approved by the French Ministry of Education has also been awarded the grade de Master (Master’s degree).

In addition, IÉSEG offers Bachelor, MSc and MBA programs entirely taught in English.

More than 77% of IÉSEG’s faculty is international, and the School has a network of more than 306 partner universities in 75 countries.

IÉSEG collaborates closely with the largest institute for basic research in Europe, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Master Programs

The Master Cycle of the Grande École Program allows students to learn more about a domain related to their professional project by offering them numerous core courses relevant to company-related issues (data sciences, positive leadership, CSR, change management, etc.). Several electives are also offered “à la carte”, allowing students to have personalized courses. The Master Cycle is therefore a cycle of knowledge enhancement, but also of open-mindedness, contributing to training innovative, inspiring and ethical leaders.


  • A skill-based approach: learning through experience and experimentation: students learn via concrete situations (data provided by companies or organizations) and projects. The Master Cycle is made up of courses, a thesis or consulting project and a 6-month internship.
  • The Managing Diversity in Vivo course allows students to acquire experience as a group manager.
  • Active pedagogy based on interactions between professors and students mixing distance and physical courses.
  • Preparation for students’ professional projects via personalized support from coaches who are experts in their domain.

The MSc in Big Data Analytics for Business is a 4-term program that trains business professionals in the field of (online) marketing, finance, and operations. Graduates will become decision makers with strong fundamentals in business and analytics. Students are exposed to the leading-edge fundamentals in decision-making by extracting knowledge from Big Data.

The MSc in Business Analysis and Consulting is a 4-term program completely taught in English which aims at providing future managers and consultants with the managerial and communication skills required to act as change agents and to create sustainable performance for companies operating in a global environment.

The program not only focuses on a financial perspective, but allows you to study performance from many angles, such as human resources management, IT, operations management, risks etc. Participants are trained to acquire the necessary knowledge and competencies to translate strategic plans into tangible outcome

The Master of Science in Digital Marketing & CRM is a 4-term program completely taught in English which provides a unique opportunity to strengthen both your knowledge of Digital Marketing and CRM.

The main objective of the program is to prepare future managers to work in these two rapidly emerging and complementary marketing fields that represent new ways of conducting marketing and improving relationships with clients.

The focus is on acquiring the theoretical and practical knowledge. This is the foundation for the development of professionals who can improve their effective digital marketing strategy by capitalizing on customer’s data. Students will also gain an understanding of the importance of managing customer relationships in a day-to-day business environment.


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