emlyon business school: 2nd in the Times Higher Education rankings for France


For the fourth consecutive year, the Times Higher Education ranks emlyon business schoolamong the best institutions in the world for employability. emlyon business school is ranked in the top 40 worldwide and 4th among higher education institutions in France, making it the 2nd-highest among France’s business schools.

Designed by the HR consultancy Humaines Emerging, carried out by German consultancy Trendence and published by the Times Higher Education on November 19, 2019, the employability ranking focuses solely on recruiters. Based on the responses from 8,000 employers and CEOs of international companies around the world, the rankings assess the reputations of the various institutions and the relevance of their qualifications to the jobs market.

“What if we stopped asking the schools each year to answer dozens of ranking surveys and concentrate on - the economic world and how well our graduates are prepared and can adapt to the expectations of the job market and - society and how our schools contribute to the different societal challenges... At emlyon, we have chosen to place employability at the core of our mission and we pay close attention, each year, to the Times Higher Education ranking, which is based on an opinion survey of 8,000 business leaders in 23 countries. This ranking objectively measures the success of our mission. I take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the business leaders who have testified to the quality of the work carried out by emlyon business school faculty and teams. This will further strengthen the confidence our students have in their professional future,” says Tawhid CHTIOUI, Dean of emlyon business school.

“emlyon business school embraces values that are similar to those of Maison CHANEL: creativity, humanity, wellbeing and daring. I am well aware that emlyon business school students are not only impeccable in terms of theirsavoir-faire, which reflects our own expectations of people at CHANEL, but also in the wealth of knowledge they have gained from their courses and the teaching by their professors,” added Claudia GASNOT, Campus Manager, People Development Service, CHANEL.

“This wonderful position in the Global University Employability rankings is due recognition for the efforts made by emlyon to meet the changing needs of both employers and students. Such international recognition is fully deserved and a positive sign for emlyon’s future, as it holds out the promise of ever more relevant collaborations with the world of business,” declared Marguerite METEYER, HR Campus Manager, L’Occitane International S.A.

“Congratulations! This ranking is richly deserved for the continuous efforts made by emlyon over the years to adapt its courses, so that its students meet both the current and future needs of French and international companies,” highlighted Henri Pierre NAVAS, Partner, Ernst & Young & Associés.

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Employability at emlyon business school

  • Net level of employment: 89.5%
  • Employment secured before graduation: 76%
  • Employment secured within 3 months of graduation: 93%
  • More than 4,000 work placements in companies every year (all programs/campuses)
  • More than 170 recruiters (major groups, start-ups, SMEs) due to attend the emlyon Careers Forum from January 13-15 on the Lyon campus.

About emlyon business school

Founded in 1872 by the Lyon CCI, emlyon business school is a private, technical institution for tertiary education, recognized by the French state. The school hosts 7,260 students of more than 90 nationalities and a further 6,200 individuals carrying out employer-related training programs (formation continue). The school has six campuses worldwide (Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Casablanca, Shanghai, Paris and Bhubaneswar), and is supported by a network of 181 international academic partners. It has a community of 30,000 graduates in 120 countries.

The mission of emlyon business school is to reveal “makers” – individuals who are leading the transformation, and who are anticipating the future, connecting different worlds, building and being positive; people who prefer to take action, who learn about the action to take, who have values, and who operate as part of a collaborative effort. The notion of a ‘maker’ reflects emlyon business school’s vision of an entrepreneur as someone who tries, experiments, makes mistakes, starts again, and learns along the way. emlyon business schoolseeks to develop these skills as part of a next-generation teaching experience that brings together the production and sharing of excellence in academic research and the development of innovative learning journeys.