Accreditations & memberships


On May 12, 2016, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research awarded the EESPIG label (Etablissement d’Enseignement Supérieur Privé d’Intérêt Général) to UCLy, a non-profit institution, including ESDES and all its other schools and faculties.
This label is a guarantee of quality. It recognizes the School’s involvement in the public service roles of higher education and research.


Recognition of the Master’s degree

ESDES has achieved the highest national accreditation: official state recognition of the Master’s degree. We are a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.

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EFMD accredited

The Grande Ecole Program has been EFMD accredited since March 2020.
The international EFMD label is issued by the international organization EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development).


In order to gain international recognition for our degrees, ESDES committed in 2016 to the demanding AACSB accreditation process. This continuous improvement process reaffirms the academic excellence of the School and the relevance of its pedagogical approach.
The American label AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), created in 1916, is an accreditation that rewards business schools for the quality of their management training.

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Since May 2021, ESDES has been accredited by the BSIS in order to better measure its impact on the territory.
The Business School Impact System is an impact measurement tool specially designed for management schools and piloted by the EFMD.