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Lyon is a city in the eastern part of central France, around 450km south-east of Paris and 150km south-west of the Swiss border (and the nearby city of Geneva). The city is a major higher education centre, with 12 universities and around 140,000 resident students.
Lyon has a rich history and a strong association with luxury goods, gastronomy and the arts. The city developed as a centre for the trade and manufacture of silk, with strong connections to Italy. It has also long been recognised as one of the premier French cities for food – an impressive accolade in a country renowned for its cuisine!
As well as excellent degree programmes, postgraduate students in Lyon enjoy access to some of France’s most famous landmarks and attractions including beautiful medieval and renaissance architecture (much of it influenced by Italian styles) and, of course, some of the world’s best restaurants.
The most famous Lyonnais festival is the annual Fête des lumières, in which the entire city is spectacularly illuminated by lightshows. Lyon’s situation at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers also lends it a unique geography, with part of the city situated on the resulting ‘Presqu’Île’ peninsula.
Sports fans will find much to enjoy in Lyon, which is home to the world-famous football team Olympique Lyonnais. Both the men’s and the women’s sides have enjoyed considerable success at national and international levels.
If wine is your thing you’ll be able to explore the nearby Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône regions, or, if you’d rather travel further afield, you could take the opportunity to visit neighbouring Switzerland and Italy.
Postgraduate courses in Lyon are offered by various renowned universities and higher education providers, many of which specialise in higher degrees.
The École centrale de Lyon, for example, is an acclaimed engineering school and, with its founding in 1857, became one of the first graduate schools in France. Lyon is also home to the prestigious EMLYON Business School, founded in 1872 and offering an MBA programme ranked amongst the best in the world.
Lyon has a diverse, innovative economy, with strong sectors in digital industries, clean technology, life sciences and logistics. Known for its high quality of life, Lyon is one of the richest cities in France and has a vibrant start-up scene.
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A 10 to 20-month program delivered to highpotential managers and senior executives who want to Realign their professional direction Advace their skills to keep up with teh changing environment See direct professional and personal benefits Key elements of the program. Read more
The MBA program at emlyon business school is triple accredited (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB) and offers participants a unique opportunity to work in an international environment, develop hard and soft skills, gain a global overview of business and steer their profiles in a strategic way to obtain their career goals. Read more
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The MSc in Luxury Management & Marketing Marketing is a 18-month program delivered by em lyon business school in partnership with Parsons School of Design at The New School (New York City) and in association with London College of Fashion and LUISS Business School (Rome), preparing students for an international management career in the luxury industry. Read more
The MSc in Management - European Triple Degree , run jointly by em lyon business school (France), Ludwig Maximilian Universität… Read more
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