BSB provides current and future managers with a high quality education supported by research activities and an international, dynamic faculty. We continuously strive to deliver the most innovative and customisable undergraduate and graduate programmes which include a blend of both theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on projects to prepare you for a complex, rapidly changing future. Our mission is to give current and future managers a quality education based on our research activities and to contribute to the influence of our region. Part of an entrepreneurial and internationally open approach, our training programmes contribute to the acquisition of professional expertise, integrating the needs of business and societal responsibility.
We are known for doing things a little differently.
In a business school ecosystem often characterised by mergers and acquisitions, we set ourselves apart with a very distinctive identity which has been built over more than 120 years. Since 1899, we made a clear choice to put our students in the spotlight and we have been working relentlessly to offer an innovative curricula and tailor-made services, giving you a robust toolkit to explore your passions and develop new skills.
At BSB, you will experience an active learning pedagogy characterised by small and dynamic classes where the curriculum is based on facts, yet focuses on stimulating critical thinking skills to go beyond the details.
BSB has ten programmes which are fully taught in English and 39% of our professors are international. Every year we organise the Weeks of Excellence, during which 40 prestigious speakers come to give more than 50 course modules. These speakers represent renowned international universities such as:
Live in one of the world's most sophisticated countries while taking accredited university courses in English.
With 25% of our student body and 39% of our faculty from overseas, you will be exposed to a variety of cultures which will help prepare you for an international career or diverse work environment.
Watch our video to learn why international students from over 70 countries choose BSB and what they love about studying with us!
As a smaller, private institution, we have the flexibility and freedom to rapidly adjust our curriculum according to current affairs and changes in today’s society and business environment. In fact, our programmes are reviewed and adapted every year in order to ensure we’re providing a highly relevant education that prepares our students for a rapidly changing world. New programmes or specialisations are created annually to correspond to what companies are looking for in terms of skills and knowledge.
We offer the individual coaching and support you need to help find your purpose and fulfil your role in society, in your community, and in a company or organisation.
At BSB, we believe that education is a personal journey, which naturally, is as unique as you are. That’s why our faculty, professors and expert coaches work alongside you to help you develop your potential and build a career suited to your personality and strengths.
And for students taking our Bachelor's and Master's in Management Grande Ecole programmes, you'll find a wide variety of modules to choose from and supreme flexibility when planning your courses and academic path. In addition, you can gain work experience via internships, and you can choose from 200 international partners and study abroad for a full semester or year, depending on your programme.
BSB offers an exciting opportunity for international students to earn a dual degree for the cost of a one-year master’s programme.
In order to be eligible, you must:
Upon completion, you will receive two degrees: the prestigious Master’s in Management Grande Ecole and a Master of Science in your chosen speciality.
As part of BSB’s commitment to train you to become a socially responsible manager, we encourage you to carry out awareness-raising projects with a positive impact – either as part of your coursework or within a student club or association. We believe these experiences teach you how to be considerate of others, more aware of your impact on the environment and your role in society, and also to remind you both of your power and your responsibility to make change happen.
If you’re looking for an incredible quality of life, France has it all.
The Burgundy region of France is located in the eastern half of the country and is famous as the birthplace of the finest wines and cuisine in the world. Home to a variety of UNESCO heritage sites and no stranger to culture, you’ll be amazed at how much there is to explore outside the classroom.
With easy access to neighbouring European countries, reliable transport links via nearby train stations and pedestrian-friendly cities, you’ll find getting around convenient and safe.
A dynamic city with a youthful vibe, Dijon is the capital of one of France’s 13 regions, yet it’s surprisingly affordable. With a much cheaper cost of living than Paris or Nice, you’ll benefit from a high quality education in a low cost city.
BSB's main campus is located in the city centre of Dijon, which means you can easily reach your classrooms as well as various facilities around the campus by public transportation or on foot: shops, restaurants, bars, museums, parks, gyms, libraries, and more.
Recently renovated in 2017 and designed to stimulate learning, collaborating and socialising, you’ll find a unique study environment built to suit your every need.
We believe that research is a core activity within a business school, and part of our academic legitimacy relies on our capacity to produce knowledge through research, experimentation, and evaluation. We see research as a great path to learning as it cultivates critical analysis, structuring reasoning, and seeing things from a new, advanced perspective.
Since 2003, we have had our own research centre known as the CEREN (Centre de Recherche sur l'Entreprise) led by the Associate Dean of Knowledge & Transfer. The CEREN brings together all the research activities at BSB.
BSB is the only French business school to have its research centre assessed by the prestigious HCERES, which is the national independent administrative authority that evaluates research units.
The research work carried out in the CEREN aims to promote models of organisation and governance that can enhance and regenerate their ecosystems based on the concepts of social and societal responsibility, ethics, sustainability and diversity.
BSB is one of the seven founding institutions of UBFC, a community born in April 2015 that embodies the development of higher education, research and innovation in our region. Today more than 60,000 students and 8,800 staff are represented within UBFC. By drawing on the power and assets of the member institutions, together we are raising the profile of our multidisciplinary training programmes, links to research in recognised fields, and the economic and cultural strengths of the region, namely agri-food, microtechnology, energy and mobility.
EQUIS accreditation is the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. It is acknowledged worldwide by potential students, faculty, employers, corporate clients and the media, often being a pre-requisite for entry to rankings. BSB has been EQUIS-accredited since 2016.
AACSB, an American organisation, is synonymous with the highest standards of excellence. Since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance as well as business education intelligence, and accredits the best business schools in the world for the quality of their management training based on the academic level of teachers, the relevance of the educational process, and the means implemented to allow students to conduct their studies. BSB has been AACSB-accredited since 2014.
We are the only French business school to have its research centre assessed by the prestigious HCERES (Haut Conseil de l'Evaluation de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement Supérieur) which is the national independent administrative authority that evaluates research units.
Our membership of the prestigious Conférence des Grandes Ecoles dates back to 1987, when we served as one of the 14 founding schools of the Chapter of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles de Commerce.
Recognised by the French Ministry of Education, this accrediting body consists of the 40 most recognised schools in France.
BSB is also authorised by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation to deliver the ‘Grade de Master’ for our Grande Ecole Programme, which is the highest and most prestigious postgraduate recognition in France.
BSB is firmly in the Top 15 Business Schools in France according to the SIGEM ranking.
SIGEM is the most famous ranking given by students from preparatory classes.
BSB has gained 5 places since 2012.
We are the business school that has simultaneously experienced the most significant increase in this ranking over the past 8 years.
BSB is in the Top 100 of the Financial Times ranking, the reference point for all international business school rankings.
Four years after our first appearance, BSB confirms our place in the Top 80 worldwide, ranking #74.
Our position marks an increase of 5 places over the previous edition, and is the 3rd highest increase among all French ranked business schools.
BSB has been awarded the #3 Grande Ecole in the HappyAtSchool® 2020 ranking, which reflects the level of satisfaction of students and alumni with higher education establishments.
This award is based on various criteria including:
France has always been known for having some of the highest cultural and educational standards in the world. Throughout its history, the French higher education system has undergone multiple changes in order to stay relevant as our society evolves. Nowadays, as internationalisation has become one of the key aspects of higher education quality improvement, most reforms are aimed at enhancing the reputation of the university education system and increasing the competitiveness of French tertiary institutions on the global stage.
In France, higher education consists of two main categories: Public Universities and Grandes Écoles, which are prestigious schools mostly focused on Business or Engineering.
France’s public universities are funded by the national government, which closely regulates the “national diplomas” granted by the universities. This system allows the universities to offer students a good education in all general disciplines at an affordable price.
Since French public universities have a legal obligation to accept all candidates of the region who hold a Baccalauréat (French high school diploma), admission is often not very selective.
Nearly 100% of the programmes are taught in French and the class size is much larger than the Grande Écoles, often held in amphitheatres of up to 600 students at a time.
It would be highly unusual for a public university to offer internships, professional conferences or workshops, whereas these are core elements of a private Grande École such as Burgundy School of Business.
The French “Grandes Écoles” (meaning "Great Schools") are highly selective public or private institutions accredited by the French Ministry of Education and recognised worldwide. Most of these schools are dedicated to business and engineering, but there are also the Écoles Normales Supérieures (ENS), the institutes of political studies (IEP), veterinary schools, and other schools in a variety of specialised areas. Out of the 250 business schools in France, only 39 are members of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles.
Given their prestige, Grandes Écoles typically have smaller student bodies and programmes are taught in English. For example, at BSB we only have classrooms of 40 students maximum and we offer many courses entirely in English.
International internships and study abroad opportunities are also a hallmark of France's top schools. Moreover, BSB's status as a Grande École confirms our close ties with the corporate world, which means that studying at BSB offers you the opportunity to benefit from an exceptional network of companies and entrepreneurs.
Due to their exclusive nature, only about 2% of all international students who come to France study at a Grande École.
For the past four years, BSB’s Master in Management Grand Ecole has been included in The Financial Times "Top 100 Best Masters in Management" global ranking (74th) and continues to gain places every year.
This is an extremely flexible programme which enables you to also earn a dual degree by combining it with one of our two master’s programmes or one of our seven Master of Science degrees.
Wondering what it's like to live in France?
From culture to cuisine to cutting edge technology, France offers an enviable quality of life.
Come explore the sweeping hills of the Burgundy region or the charming city of Dijon, and you'll soon fall under our spell.
BSB provides current and future managers with a high quality education supported by research activities and an international, dynamic faculty.
We continuously strive to deliver the most innovative and customisable undergraduate and graduate programmes which include a blend of both theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on projects to prepare you for a complex, rapidly changing future.
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We strongly believe that students thrive in an academic environment which is focused on personalised learning and customised support.
WE STAY BY YOUR SIDE
Throughout your time at BSB, we help you to:
• Search for company internships.
• Prepare for your international trips.
• Choose academic courses.
A GLOBAL VISION
At BSB we encourage knowledge sharing and openmindedness, so we regularly organise meetings and conferences with prestigious international speakers.