IÉSEG School of Management is a Grande École and thus is part of an elite group of French higher education institutions. Of the 63 business schools in France that have a Grande École program, IÉSEG is among the 12 that have received AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditations.
The Grandes Écoles (literally in French “great schools”) of France are higher education establishments outside the main framework of the French university system. The Grandes Écoles do not have large student bodies. Its membership includes government service, engineering, and business schools that are generally considered to be the most prestigious in their fields. Most of top French executives, in business, politics and the administration, graduated from them.