KEDGE Business School

KEDGE Business School is a Triple Accredited (AACSB, EQUIS AND AMBA) French business school and grande école. Located in Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulon and Paris plus two campuses in China (Shanghai and Suzhou) the school is a merger between two business schools: BEM (ESC Bordeaux, founded in 1874) and Euromed (ESC Marseille, founded in 1872). Following the merger, Kedge is the largest[1] business school in France. It is consistently ranked near the top 10 business schools in France[2] by the Financial Times and is the one of the best 30 business schools in Europe, according to the Financial Times 2014.[2] Nationally, it ranks 3rd for its MBA,[1] 3rd for its budget, 2nd for research and is accredited by Palmes League as TOP business school with significant international influence [3], The Global Executive MBA from Kedge Business School is now ranked n°22 worldwide, one place up from last year, the KEDGE BS Global Executive MBA pursues its progress in the Top 25 of the 2016 Financial Times Executive MBA ranking. In seven years, it has moved up 62 places in this reference ranking.[4]

KEDGE Business School
TypeGrande école, Business school
Established2013 (1872 Euromed Marseille
1874 BEM Management School)
Academic staff


KEDGE Business School was founded by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Bordeaux and Marseille. It is governed by a Board of Directors composed of business leaders and representatives of local authorities.

The Board of Directors is structured into five committees, holding 65% of the voting rights.

The President of the Board of Directors is François Pierson, who was formerly CEO of AXA France, Chairman of the Board of AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance, and CEO of AGIPI. Vice-President is Pierre Goguet, President of Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce, Statutory Auditor, expert registered with the Bordeaux Court of Appeal. Thomas Froehlicher acts as Dean & Director of the General Kedge Business School.

BEM Bordeaux Management School (Now KEDGE BUSINESS SCHOOL)
MottoBEM, write your story
TypeBusiness School (École consulaire)
AffiliationCGE, AACSB
Students2,700 (in 2010)
44.796173°N 0.601566°W / 44.796173; -0.601566

BEM - Bordeaux Management School

The current Bordeaux campus of KEDGE is the former BEM (Bordeaux École de Management), a French grande école founded in 1874,[6] managed and financed by the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce.

BEM was a member of the Chapitre de la Conference des Grandes Écoles, which is the association of France's leading schools.

BEM was based in Talence near Bordeaux. BEM is a member of the "campus d'excellence (IDEX)", "Université de Bordeaux", an élite research federation. In 2008, BEM opened new campuses in Dakar and Paris. After the merger with Euromed to become KEDGE Business School, a new and larger campus was inaugurated in Talence in 2014.

Euromed Management – School of Management and Business
Euromed Marseille École de Management
MottoGet ready to love your future
Campus Marseille



Euromed Management – School of Management and Business

Euromed Management – School of Management and Business is a French business school. It was founded in Marseille (France) in 1872 by the Chambre de Commerce et d' Industrie Marseille-Provence.[2] It has a triple accreditation: EQUIS by the EFMD, AMBA, and the AACSB.[3] It belongs to the top 30 European Business Schools according to the Financial Times and to the top 10 Masters in Management, in France, according to the Financial Times.

Faculty and research

A department groups together professors who share complementary expertise in their discipline. Instruction and curriculum are developed and coordinated for all programs in these departments under the management of the department head, who is chosen by his or her colleagues. The Faculty is divided into 5 departments: Management, Strategy, Marketing, Accounting Management, Operational Management and Finance. Kedge Business School currently devotes over 12% of its overall expenses to research activities and has the ambition to reach 20% by 2018. It was therefore necessary to create the infrastructure and the organisation to help the School meet this ambition. As a consequence, research activities have been reorganised in a Research, Development and Innovation business unit.

Student associations

KEDGE Business School promotes the creation of student associations :

  • Clepsydre : the non-partisan student forum which organises conferences, debates and speech contest for students, businesses and other organisations
  • Marketing Méditerranée : the most awarded junior-entreprise in Europe which offer a consulting service
  • Unis-Terre : a student association with over 150 members which has several humanitarian missions
  • Interact : a student association focused on welcoming exchange students in order to integrate them into the local student life
  • SimONU : a student association which simulates General Assemblies of the United Nations

Campus extension

In 2018, the expansion project in the Luminy campus (in the Adhesion Zone of the Calanques Natural park) is still controversial, with plans to modify 11.000 square meters of nature. According to critics, around 600 centennial trees will be cut down while the director of school says the old trees will be preserved.[7]



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