Created in 1987 within the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy) ESDES (School for Social and Economic Development) is a post-baccalaureate School of Management, a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. ESDES is engaged in the process of international accreditation with EPAS and AACSB.

Its vocation is to train manager and entrepreneur, able to create and manage sustainable governance for the rise of a responsible economy. Collective performance, Citizenship, and openness are the values carried by ESDES.

3 programs:

  • Master Degree in management (PGE) in 5 years
  • Bachelor Degree in business in 3 years
  • Training to the DSCG diploma

Located in the heart of Lyon, ESDES students enjoy a brand new campus, shared with 5 other faculties of UCLy. Lyon is renowned as one of the best city in France to study and work.

Key figures

1,400 students, 50 permanent faculties including 35 teacher-researchers and has 160 professionals involved in the curriculum


Programs taught in:
  • English (US)
  • French

This school also offers:


ESDES Lyon Business School

The Global Business Development (B.A.) 3-Year Program is a three-year program, with the first two years, focused on building and developing the fundamentals of business. ... [+]

Global Business Development (B.A.) 3-Year Program

A three-year program, with the first two years, focused on building and developing the fundamentals of business. The last year is structured to allow a triple specialization, geographical, functional and sectoral.

During the 3rd year, students can choose between 2 options:

Digital Marketing International Business

The educational progression of the program, based on professional, social, cultural and international experiences, allows the student to personalize his/her career path, to quickly gain autonomy and professionalization whilst integrating the core values of the school.

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Program Objectives To provide graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge in a certain industry so that they can make an effective contribution to an organization in the capacity of a junior manager. To develop students’ critical appreciation of the role of managers in a global context with a focus on a chosen geographical location (Asia, Europe, America, Middle East, Africa) and an industry sector. To prepare students to design and follow their own continuing professional development with the ability to specialize in the third year. To equip students with the analytical and evaluative skills ie. develop students understanding, their judgment, problem-solving skills with an ability to communicate to a broad public. To enhance their appreciation of cultural differences. Highlights Ideal for students who want to study business in France and wish to follow a program taught in English. A truly international Program (professors and students in this program come from a wide array of different backgrounds with around 35... [-]
France Lyon
September 2020
English (US)
3 years
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Welcome to ESDES

ESDES 10 place des archives 69002 Lyon France
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France