Paris School of Business ranks each year among the best business schools in France.
The school offers a high academic level paired with hands-on experience throughout all our programs. Our truly multicultural environment in the heart of Paris is also part of the combination that guarantees our success.
Since 2019, Paris School of Business has achieved 4 prestigious international accreditations including:
- AACSB and BGA for the Business School across its full portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
- Two accreditations for specific programmes:
- EFMD Accredited Master and AMBA for the Grande Ecole Masters in Management Programme (MIM)
- AMBA for the Masters of Business Administration (MBA).
Less than 2% of business schools worldwide currently benefit from these international labels of excellence.
Paris School of Business International Accreditations in Detail
In February 2019, Paris School of Business obtained the European EFMD Accredited MASTER label for a period of 3 years.
The EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) awarded the EFMD Accredited Master label to the Paris School of Business Grande Ecole Masters in Management Programme (MIM).
The EFMD peer review team made up of international higher education experts, underlined in particular the quality of the School’s relations with business organisations and the excellent work accomplished in collaboration with the School’s alumni association.
This highly coveted and internationally recognised accreditation has so far been achieved by fewer than twenty programmes in France.
In September 2020, Paris School of Business obtained the renewal of the British AMBA accreditation for its Grande Ecole Masters in Management Programme (MIM) and for its MBA (Master of Business Administration).
This accreditation awarded by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) guarantees that the overall quality of the MBA and MIM programmes complies with international standards for academic excellence.
The Grande Ecole Master in Management Programme (MIM) at Paris School of Business first obtained AMBA accreditation in 2014, when we became the first ever first independent school to obtain this label in France. The accreditation was subsequently renewed in 2017 and then in 2020 for a maximum period of 5 years.
The MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme first achieved AMBA accreditation in 2016. The accreditation was subsequently renewed in 2017 and then in 2020 for a maximum period of 5 years.
Awarded to the best Business Schools, AMBA accreditation is proof of high-level programmes and teaching excellence at an international level. Fewer than 300 Business Schools worldwide are currently accredited by AMBA.
In February 2020, Paris School of Business obtained the American AACSB accreditation for a period of 5 years.
This AACSB accreditation process assessed the School's overall level of excellence, including: the relevance of its mission and strategy, the qualification of its faculty, the quality of its programmes and student support, as well as the School’s capacity for innovation and continuous improvement of its portfolio of programmes and training courses.
Among the strengths highlighted by the international team of auditors, they emphasised in particular the powerful international dimension of Paris School of Business, its close links with the world of business and its proven ability for pedagogical innovation.
By achieving AACSB accreditation, Paris School of Business joined just 5% of Business Schools worldwide that currently hold this highly coveted label of excellence, of which only 24 are in France.
In September 2020, Paris School of Business became the first ever French School and only the 8th School in the world to obtain the British BGA accreditation across its portfolio of programmes.
Created in 2018, the BGA (Business Graduates Association, an offshoot of AMBA) accreditation is awarded to Business Schools that are able to prove their commitment to promoting responsible management and the positive impact of this on a wide range of stakeholders including: students, graduates, business organisations, partners and civil society.
Of the 140 BGA member schools registered in 2020, only ten had so far achieved accreditation for their work in the area of responsible management.
Memberships - Paris School of Business
Paris School of Business is a member of the European Commission ERASMUS+ / SOCRATES programmes.
The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a UN-supported initiative founded in 2007. As a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, PRME has become the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions.
Paris School of Business has been a signatory of PRME since 2014 and shares information on its initiatives and progress with other international higher education institutions and business organisations via the PRME platform.
Paris School of Business is a private higher education institution recognized and certified by the French State. The school submits programme review reports at regular intervals to the National Commission for the Evaluation of Management Programmes and Qualifications (CEFDG), which makes recommendations to the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research & Innovation (MESRI) for the award of national ‘visa’ and ‘grade de master’ accreditations.
Paris School of Business is a full member of the Federation of French Grande Ecole Management and Engineering Schools (CGE) made up of institutions recognised for the excellence of their training provision, and their close ties with the world of business and wider civil society. The CGE notably awards national accreditation for advanced Masters programmes such as the MSc or Specialised Masters.
Paris School of Business is a full member of UGEI (Union of Independent Grandes Ecoles), an association of French private Grande Ecole Business Schools.
Paris School of Business International Rankings
Since December 2020, Paris School of Business has been ranked in the Financial Times' top 90 European Business Schools.
In September 2020, the Paris School of Business Master in Management (Programme Grande Ecole) was ranked 88th by the Financial Times among similar programmes run by reputable business and management schools worldwide.
For several years now, Challenges newspaper has ranked Paris School of Business as a top post-baccalaureate Business School in France. Challenges magazine is amongst the most reknown and distinguished economical newspaper in France.
Therefore, being ranked in 3rd position for Paris School of Business’ ‘MBM’ in 2020 is a real source of pride and recognition of the high work that the school is doin everyday, in order to maintain an elevated level of academic contents.
Rankings of our programs
Bachelor of Business Administration
The Bachelor of Business Administration programme was ranked among the TOP 10 Bachelor programmes in France by "Le Parisien" newspaper.
The Bachelor of Business Administration programme is ranked among the TOP 15 Bachelor programmes specialising in International Management.
The International MBA executive programme is ranked among the TOP 20 Full-Time MBAs by Eduniversal.
MSc in Arts & Cultural Management
The MSc in Arts & Cultural Management is ranked among the TOP 10 Masters programmes in Arts & Cultural Management by Eduniversal.
MSc in Luxury & Fashion Management
The MSc in Luxury & Fashion Management is ranked among the TOP 20 Masters programmes specialised in Luxury Management by Eduniversal.
MSc in International Management
The MSc in International Management is ranked among the TOP 20 Masters programmes specialised in International Management by Eduniversal.
And also, you can discover our other French rankings such as Le Parisien (top 20 in France)