Top 5 Best Universities in France to Study for MBA

Study MBA In France: Top 5 Universities, Academic Requirements, Scholarships, Tuition, Student Visa

In ths post we want to extensively on MBA in France, we have Top 5 Universities that have the best accreditation when it it comes to global EMBA and MBA. We are discussing more about their Academic Requirements, Scholarships, Tuition, Student Visa.

Before we go into details, we want to look at MBA history in France shortly.

With the world’s sixth-largest economy, and Europe’s third largest economy, France is an ideal destination for business students looking to take the next step in their careers and undertake an MBA or an EMBA.

The business schools in France offer internationally-recognized MBA programs and great pan-European networking opportunities.

With a more temperate climate, easy access to both industrial ports and the seaside for leisure, Paris offers the financial anomaly of Monaco.

Many of France’s top business schools have multiple campuses across FranceEurope and beyond, so be assured that your MBA in France will be a truly international experience.

  1. HEC Paris MBA: A leading global MBA

HEC Paris MBA is among the top ranking MBA programs in the world, provides the ideal environment for students to realize their full potential in becoming 21st century business leaders.

Located in the Paris-Saclay Innovation Cluster 17 kilometers from the center of Paris, a major economic epicenter in Europe.

Designed to unite France’s best research institutions, hi-tech businesses, startups and universities, the cluster enables MBA students to draw upon the expertise of other participants and team up with scientists to bring their technological inventions to market.

The HEC Paris MBA 16-month program gives students the ideal amount of time to digest new information and build their CV through internships and specialized courses balanced with practical workshops.

The size of HEC Paris MBA cohort is limited to 250 students and guarantees a personalized learning experience that prioritizes each students and their goals.

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HEC Paris MBA Tuition fee is  €66,000, before which a nonrefundable application fee of €200 is paid.

For information on the academic requirements, interested candidates can download The HEC Paris MBA Brochure at

Scholarships: All applicants admitted into the HEC Paris MBA will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships. HEC Paris scholarships only cover tuition fees for courses taken on the HEC Paris campus.

The university offers over €1,000,000 in aid every year from donations of the HEC Foundation.

The scholarships are highly competitive, and depending on the type of scholarship (merit-based or based on specific criteria, as in the case of the Forté Scholarship) some scholarships require an interview and/or submission of an essay.


  1. INSEAD – Europe Campus

With additional campuses in Abu Dhabi and Singapore, INSEAD’s European campus is situated at Fontainebleau, just outside of Paris.

The school is regularly ranked among the world’s top business schools in the Financial Times Global MBA ranking. In 2016 and 2017 INSEAD was ranked the best MBA in France and the top program in the world.

INSEAD has a reputation as a feeder school for the biggest consulting firms, both in France and the world at large.Access the application form of your choice:

The academic requirement and Application forms for the INSEAD MBA are available through the link

The  Current tuition fees for the class graduating in December 2019 is €84,000.

INSEAD Scholarships are the most sought-after source of financial assistance, since they are limited in number there is significant competition for each award.

These scholarships are granted under various criteria and essentially there are two basic categories of scholarships; Need-based (demonstrate financial need) and Non-need based (on either merit, nationality, gender, professional background, leadership abilities, field of previous studies etc.)

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For all INSEAD scholarships we require applicants to provide accurate details of their financial situation.


  1. EMLYON Business School

EMLyon is a business school primarily focused on entrepreneurship, with an International MBA which offers a Finance-focused track. The Industry track allows students to specialize in luxury brand management or life sciences.

Lyon’s major industries include the banking, pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, these subject areas have local focus but global potential.

EMLyon’s Executive MBA was named among the Top 100 EMBA programs by the Financial Times in its 2016 ranking.  is located in Ecully, France.

Tuition fees of €38,500, Application fees of 120€ and €500 administration fees per year for extension of studies beyond the official length of the programme. Next Intake begins in September 2019

Scholarships: To be eligible for one of the guaranteed scholarships, interested applicants should download the qualification certificate and attach it to their application.

Reductions in tuition fees can be offered through needs-based scholarships and may be granted in addition to guaranteed scholarships. The Excellence Scholarship of 30% reward exceptional students who have achieved a GMAT scores of 650+.

The Diversity Scholarships of 20% ensure a rich learning environment and are offered to the first student enrolled from each nationality.

The Early Bird Scholarship of 20% is offered to each student who enrolls before the end of December. The Alumni Recommendation Scholarship of 10% is offered to applicants that have been introduced to the programme by a member of emlyon forever alumni.


  1. ESSEC Business School

Located ib Cergy-Pontoise, an hour’s drive from Paris, ESSEC Business School’s MBA in France  is regarded as strong in the luxury brand management and hospitality management fields.

The school’s Executive MBA was ranked in the Financial Times’ Executive MBA Ranking 2016. The EMBA’s classes are held in both Paris and Singapore. ESSEC has partnered with Mannheim Business School in Germany to deliver a joint EMBA where students choose either the European or Asia-Pacific Track.

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Tuition for the ESSEC Global MBA France Campus, tuition is at €45,000.

Scholarships: The following Scholarships will be awarded to registered students who meet their respective criteria; Early Bird €3000, Young Potential Leader Up to €15,000, Regional Diversity Up to €15,000, QS, ESSEC essay contest 20,000€, ESSEC USA Alumni €5,000, Serge Bellanger French-American MBA Student Scholarship $10,000, The Firmenich Scholarship €8,400.

For informtion on the academic reqirents to apply for ESSEC Global MBA in France visit


  1. EDHEC Business School

With its idyllic location on the French Riviera, it would be hard to say no to studying an MBA at EDHEC in Nice in southern France. The business school is another one ranked among the top 100 in the Financial Times’ MBA Ranking 2016. Its Global MBA includes concentrations in International Finance, Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship. EDHEC also offers an Executive MBA, plus the Family Business Global Executive MBA, a program taught across five campuses in France and Nice, as well as at partner universities in the US.

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the EDHEC PhD in Finance programme is highly selective, normal entrance requirements include: a master’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited school, college, or university (business management, economics, science, and engineering degrees are preferred); academic excellence; superior scholastic potential (certified by GMAT or GRE scores); and English proficiency.

Tuition fees for 2019/2020 is €44,000

Scholarships: Some top scholarships and gramts offed by EDHEC include funding for residential track participants, funding for executive track participants, mobility award, emerging country scholarships, bursaries, research chair sponsor rebates, alumni rebates, funding opportunities for singapore citizens.

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