An Overview

CEFAM (Centre d’Etudes Franco-Américain de Management) was founded in 1986 to respond to the growing internationalization of markets and companies. The school prepares its students for careers in management through:

  • The content of its programs
  • Its academic organization, in association with several renowned American universities.

1 Program for 2 Degrees

Two main choices contributed to establishing CEFAM’s primary focus:

1/ Spending part of the program in France before continuing in one of CEFAM’s affiliated universities while simultaneously earning two degrees:

  • One French, the CEFAM degree, recognized in France and in Europe and certified Level I by the French government
  • The other American, conferred by a prestigious American university accredited by the AACSB (gold standard for business schools)

2/ Teaching the entire program in English, starting in the first year, thanks to an international faculty

Studying in the United States

CEFAM is the only school that allows all of its students to study in the United States and obtain a degree from a prestigious, AACSB accredited, American university. In the United States, CEFAM students are registered for classes in the partner university and acquire independence, ease, and responsibility.

CEFAM: Your Partner in Success

CEFAM’s faculty and staff have one ambition – the academic, professional, and personal success of all their students. The graduates are employed in high level positions throughout the world. CEFAM affirms its secular nature by accepting individuals from all faiths, as well as those who do not follow a particular faith, and does not abide discrimination of any kind based on gender, nationality, or its students’ ethnicity.

The UPIL Campus

CEFAM is located on the ultra-modern René Cassin Campus in Lyon, established in 2004. The René Cassin campus is made up of 23 different schools and training centers that share common values and have chosen to combine resources to improve the quality of their facilities and services. The more than 5,000 enrolled students represent many different populations, backgrounds, and educational objectives. This diversity is an essential part of CEFAM’s identity and contributes to our students’ academic and professional success. CEFAM’s students, faculty, and corporate partners benefit from a cutting edge academic environment.


Program Name Course Duration Price in Euros
Bachelor of Business administration Year 1 € 8,821
Year 2 € 7,683
Year 3 € 4,584
MBA Year 4 € 16,000
Year 5 € 16,000
MSc. International Business Year 5 € 11,000


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