General information on ranking

Name of the ranking (in English) Ranking of Parisian Student Business Schools
Name of the ranking (in original) Palmarès des Ecoles de Commerce du Parisien Etudiant – Le classement
Scope of the ranking business school ranking
Website of the ranking
First year of publication 2009
Most recent year of publication 2021
Date of last update 2023-05-04
Publication frequency annual
Ranking organization Le Parisien Libéré
Methodology website

Palmarès des Ecoles de Commerce du Parisien Etudiant differentiates two list – one for schools accessible after two years of preparation (post-prep Business Schools) and one for schools that you can join just after the baccalaureate (Post-baccalaureate Business Schools). 14 criteria have been selected to classify the management schools delivering the Master’s degree. Here are the elements retained for the calculation of each mark. In the event of a tie, the schools are listed in alphabetical order.

Labels. Duration of the Master’s degree which can vary from 1 to 5 years, international accreditations: Equis, AACSB – AMBA and Epas only for establishments that do not yet have the others.

Power. Group and Grande Ecole program budget per student, number of foreign fee-paying students.

Development. Evolution of the number of students, group budgets and Grandes Ecole programs between 2018 and 2021.

Social. Share of total exemptions and scholarships allocated in relation to the cost of training.

Infrastructure. Campus size per student and its evolution between 2018 and 2021. Proportion of graduates who passed through the school’s campuses abroad. Number of students on foreign campuses in 2020-2021.

Professors. Proportion of research professors compared to permanent teachers. Share of teachers of foreign nationality. Number of Grande Ecole program students per permanent teacher.

Research. Proportion of articles published by professor-researcher. Number of stars (article rating system) per research professor.

Pedagogy. Percentage of course hours given by research professors. Proportions of courses in English and double degrees with French establishments. Number of educational agreements made with other schools for students.

International network. Proportion of double graduates. Share of accredited agreements out of the total number of agreements.

Professionalization. Proportion of apprentices and work-study students. Number of professional speakers.

Salary. First salary of young graduates declared by schools.

Entrepreneurship. Number of companies incubated in 2020-2021. Number of companies created by graduates over the past three years. Share of graduates from an entrepreneurial background.

Digital pedagogy. Share of graduates from a digital sector.

Pedagogical innovation. The last criterion was noted according to the opinion of the editorial staff of the “Parisien Étudiant”. It concerns the quality of the work of schools in the field of pedagogical and development projects.

Additional information

  • Main target groups: students and parents, higher education institutions
  • Level of comparison: institutional: 24
  • Major dimensions covered: employability, internationalization, research, teaching, entrepreneurship
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