The 2022 ranking of Paris post-secondary business schools

Business schools are competing to attract more and more candidates. They promise guaranteed employment for an international career.

Your course, with or without preparation. This profile presents two groups of schools all leading to a Bac Master’s +5. The difference is that some are accessible after preparation (2 years of study): it’s better 22. Others will welcome you right after the bac. They issue the same diploma and under the same conditions. We decipher all their peculiarities on the pages of this special issue.

Constant progress towards greater quality and international recognition: this is what our award indicators show. We are in the Premier League and all institutions guarantee access to a job with strong training.

This year, the top 10 post-preparation business schools remained stable. HEC remains in the lead while its competitors, Essec and ESCP Europe, are firmly entrenched in their wake. Edhec consolidates its fourth position, ahead of EM Lyon and Skema. The battle is fierce because the pursuit of excellence imposes itself as the common denominator. Excelia’s 14th position illustrates this movement through its regional diversification strategy and in terms of programmes.

Consult here our ranking of post-baccalaureate business schools and our additional subject arrangements.

Our ranking methodology for the best business schools.

Fifteen criteria were used to classify master’s degree-granting schools. Only 9 are shown on the web: All notes/full table can be found in the PDF version of our file. The Le Parisien / Today in France editorial team produced this list after a survey was sent to schools (only Burgundy Business School did not wish to respond). For all these criteria, below are the items held for calculating each score.

attachments. The duration of the master’s degree (1 to 5 years) and the number of national and international credits.

strong. Group and school budget for each student. Number of foreign students paying their tuition fees (for free exchange).

development. The evolution of student numbers, group budgets, Grande École programs, and the collective workforce between 2019 and 2022.

social openness. Share of exemptions calculated and grants granted.


1 / For middle schools: Sigem classification (the system for allocating middle school students to major business schools). The prepas volume and AST2 (admission to title in the second year of the Grande Ecole) are combined. The percentage of those who attended the oral examinations out of the number of qualified people. Candidates for the 2022 preparatory competition.

2/ For Post-Baccalaureate: Integrated Volume and AST 2 (competition 2021). Candidates for the 2022 competitions.

Infrastructure. Campus size per student and its development between 2019 and 2021. Proportion of alumni who spent on campus abroad. Percentage of students in foreign universities in 2018-2019.

professors. Percentage of researchers professors out of the number of permanent teachers. Share of foreign professors. supervision rate. The number of different nationalities among the faculty members.

Research. Percentage of articles published by research teachers in leading scientific journals.

breeding origins. Percentage of course hours awarded by research professors. Percentage of courses in English and double graduates with French institutions.

international. Minimum mandatory time abroad. Share agreements with institutions with international accreditation. Number of double degrees and countries shown.

Occupation. Minimum compulsory time in training. Percentage of trainees and students studying work. Number of professional contributors over a year.

Insertion. Student placement rate before graduation, salaries upon graduation.

leading businesses. Number of companies incubated between 2019 and 2020. Number of companies established by graduates during the past three years. Share of graduates with an entrepreneurial background.

Digital. The dynamism of digital politics. Facebook fans, Twitter followers, Instagram followers, LinkedIn members. Share of digital graduates.

Pedagogy innovation. The last criterion was noted based on the opinion of the editorial board of the “Parisian Student” regarding the quality of schools’ work in the field of educational and development projects.

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