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Established in 1899, Burgundy School of Business is an international leading teaching and research establishment, belonging to the Top 1% Business Schools in the World, which received double AACSB and EQUIS accreditations, and ranked within top 14 business schools in France. We are located at the heart of Dijon, the historic capital of Burgundy Franche-Comte.
BSB offers high-level management programmes including Bachelor, Master and MBA level. 100% taught in English or in French.
Today, BSB is proud to have over 3000 students, 72 permanent teachers and 350 expert speakers to deliver exceptional material and quality teaching. Furthermore, BSB is linked with 200 major academic partners in 56 countries around the globe and offers more than 60 international Dual-degree programmes.
MORE THAN 120 YEARS OF EXPERTISE
BSB's rich history extends back over more than 120 years.
1899 - ESC Dijon is created in Dijon by an entrepreneur, Léon Gadeau, with the support of industrialists and Burgundy wine merchants. It is located at 29 rue Sambin, still our home today.
1900 - On April 25, ESC Dijon is officially recognised by the French government.
1916 - We welcome our first mixed class with 8 girls and 36 boys.
1919 - The first American students arrive at our institution in Dijon.
1987 - ESC Dijon is one of the 14 founding schools of the Chapter of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles de Commerce.
1998 - We create our first international double degrees.
1965 - Our students go to China on an exchange trip, the first of its kind for a French school.
1968 - BSB signs its first international exchange agreement with the Staatliche Höhere Wirtschaftschule in Pforzheim, Germany.
2000 - We create our first international courses (offered in English, Spanish and German) and we develop management courses in a foreign language in the Grande École programme.
2010 - First graduation ceremony at the Zénith in Dijon to celebrate the school's 110th anniversary.
2012 - Opening of the Paris campus located in the 14th arrondissement.
2013 - On September 1, ESC Dijon opens its Lyon campus and delivers our Bachelor programme.
2014 - Opening of the Lyon Confluence Campus located in the 2nd arrondissement.
2015 - On April 1, ESC Dijon is one of the 7 founding member establishments of the COMUE Université Bourgogne Franche Comté.
2016 - On October 11, ESC Dijon becomes BSB - Burgundy School of Business.
2020 - BSB has 200 international academic partners, 62% of which are accredited.
International students can join the Bachelor in Management in Year 1 (for a 3-year course) or directly in Year 3 (for a 1-year course).
First year entry requirement: a non-French secondary school diploma.
Third year entry requirement: a non-French degree from a management programme equivalent to two years of higher education (120 credits based on ECTS).
For English track: IELTS: 6.0/ TOEIC: 750/ TOEFL IBTL 74/ Duolingo: 95
For French track: DELF/DALF: B2 or TCF/TEF: B2
International students can join our Master's programmes with the following requirements:
Academic requirements: A bachelor’s degree of three years or four years in any field.
Language requirements: IELTS: 6.0/ TOEIC: 750/ TOEFL IBTL 74/ Duolingo: 95
Recognition in France and far beyond
EQUIS: European Quality Improvement System
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: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
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.
French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
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.
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.
BSB Facilities and Cultural Life
The Dijon campus is located in the city centre, and all of the facilities are within walking distance. The campus, redesigned in 2017 and is carefully created for a high-quality student life, focused on providing the best student experience, adapted for new teaching approaches and new ways of working.
BSB is also proud to present the House of Finance, which is a mini Wall Street and contains a trading room with Bloomberg technology at its heart. Moreover, BSB has an excellent Career Centre, focused on facilitating smooth entry of new students into the competitive labour market.
At BSB, the facilities include a music studio, dance hall, zen room, café and gym. BSB holds the highest award for active cities and sports!
BSB has a very rich and exciting cultural life, as Dijon provides 250 days of cultural festivals: concerts, theatre, street shows, and the VYV festival Les Solidarites with which BSB is partners.
Dijon has been rated as a 2nd Best City to study in with the most pleasant living conditions for students «L’Etudiant Magazine». With 30,000 students, Dijon is also one of the towns with the most affordable student accommodation.
International students love BSB
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.
#1 OUR CURRICULUM CHANGES FASTER THAN YOU DO
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.
#2 GET A CUSTOMISED EDUCATION TO SUIT YOUR PROFESSIONAL GOALS
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.
#3 INSPIRATION & COMMITMENT TO A HIGHER PURPOSE
Meet unique and inspiring personalities at our monthly events
In addition to our core faculty, 450 expert speakers from the finance, marketing and management sectors come each year to train our students and share their business experiences.
Meet Nobel Prize winners, entrepreneurs, philosophers, CEOs, athletes and many other inspiring leaders who will motivate you all year round. Get to know industry specialists depending on your field of interest: from the international director of a world famous Champagne producer to the co-creator of SIRI or the head of strategy for the biggest French sport retailer.
#4 AN ENVIABLE LOCATION AND TOP NOTCH FACILITIES
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.
#5 WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION, RESEARCH AND A REPUTATION FOR QUALITY
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.