Empowering changemakers for a better society

Founded in 1964 in Lille (France), IÉSEG is a member of the Catholic University of Lille and the ‘Conférence des Grandes Écoles’. IÉSEG features among the top international management schools and has been awarded the triple crown of international accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

With a mission to empower changemakers for a better society, the School offers its 8,000 students, across its two campuses in Lille and Paris-La Défense, a wide variety of programs: Bachelor, Grande École Program, Specialized Masters, MBAs and Executive degree programs, as well as customized executive education program for companies.

The mission of IÉSEG is defined as follows:

  • To educate managers to be inspiring, intercultural and ethical pioneers of change;
  • To create knowledge that nurtures innovative leaders;
  • To promote creative solutions for and with responsible organizations.

IÉSEG draws on the expertise of a high-level international faculty. The 200 permanent professors representing 54 different nationalities all hold a doctorate or a PhD. IÉSEG also has a network of 331 partner universities in 74 countries.

Finally, its research center (IÉSEG Research) is an essential component of a CNRS (the French National Centre for Scientific Research) joint research unit, the LEM (Lille Économie Management – UMR CNRS 9221), which brings together over 150 researchers.

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