About EM Normandie BS

School for Life, School for Good

Founded in 1871 as one of the first French “Grandes Écoles”, EM Normandie is triple accredited with EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. Less than 1% of business schools in the world hold this triple crown. EM Normandie draws on its experience and its vision of the future to offer its students the best learning experience.

Triple accredited EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA

The School’s purpose is to train students to meet the managerial and entrepreneurial challenges of tomorrow. Its aims at inspiring and training the generations of yesterday, today and tomorrow to become actors of a sustainable world: free to think, free to learn, free to create.

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EM Normandie’s excellence is recognised by the award of accreditations and labels, as well as a prominent place in national and international rankings.

A recognised school for over 150 years


students, including 1,000+ international students

full-time professors: 100% PhD holders amongst management lecturers

TOP 1%
of business schools holding both accreditations in the world

Partner companies

partner universities all over the world

Alumni in 100+ countries

The School’s accreditations

AACSB is an American accreditation that highlights the School’s strengths: constant improvement of training, great openness to the world, close links with the business world, educational innovation and research, culture of proximity and strength of its network. Only 5% of business schools in the world hold this label.

With the award of the EQUIS international accreditation, EM Normandie has joined the very select club of 183 accredited universities and business schools worldwide. This label rewards the School’s anchoring in its territory, characterised by excellent relations with companies, the internationalisation of its programmes, an innovative pedagogy, and an important network of graduates.

Triple accredited EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA

Our rankings

EM Normandie is the 18th French Grande Ecole in the Financial Times ranking of the Best European Business Schools (86th in the overall ranking) in 2021.

EM Normandie is ranked in the Top 100 of QS Best Masters in Management programmes in the world (2022) for its ”Programme Grande École”.

International Rankings

Higher education French recognitions

Within the French « Conférence des Grandes Écoles », EM Normandie is part of the highly selective club that includes 38 Grandes Écoles de Management awarding Master’s degrees among the more than 400 business schools in France.

CGE and CEFDG recognitions

Launched in 2019 by Campus France, the ‘Bienvenue en France’ label is the result of a national quality assurance process. It measures and promotes initiatives to welcome international students in higher education. EM Normandie has obtained the highest rank, 3 stars, for a period of 4 years.

Initiated by ChooseMyCompany, the Happy at School® label is based exclusively on the opinions of students and reflects their satisfaction with multiple criteria: infrastructure, respect for the environment, academic teaching, student life, relations with companies and confidence in the future.

Speak & Act, Welcome to France, Happy at School logos

Committed labels


In 2023, EM Normandie was awarded the SD/RS Label (Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility) for two years, joining the circle of 10 Grandes Écoles de commerce with this label. Created in 2015, this label gives national and international recognition to the sustainable development and social responsibility initiatives of French higher education and research establishments.

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EM Normandie explains accreditations and labels in this video