Founded in 1872 by the Lyon Chamber of Commerce, emlyon business school welcomes 8,900 students, representing 107 nationalities, and 6,900 managers in its professional development programmes. The school has seven campuses in France and abroad (Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Casablanca, Shanghai, Paris, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai) and can draw on a network of 190 international academic partners. In addition, it maintains a community of 35,700 alumni in 130 countries.
emlyon business school’s mission is to develop ‘early makers’, agents of transformation with a flair for teamwork, who anticipate, link worlds, handle and cultivate ideas, and see things and take action before others. This notion of ‘early maker’ reflects the vision of the entrepreneur endorsed by emlyon business school: An early maker tries, experiments, makes mistakes, starts again, and learns as they go. emlyon business school strives to cultivate these skills in a next-generation approach that combines the production and dissemination of excellence in academic research with the creation of innovative curriculums.
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Notable alumni of emlyon Business School include Jean-Pascal Tricoire (CEO & Chairman of Schneider Electric), Clotilde Delbos (CFO & deputy CEO of Renault), and Christian Ngan (Cameroonian entrepreneur).