KEDGE Business School - Abidjan campus

The Abidjan campus, inaugurated in September 2020 under the leadership of Dr Pape Madické Diop, aligns with BEM's vision to extend its presence across Africa. Recognised as the top business school in Francophone Africa by Jeune Afrique magazine, it provides a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive programmes, spanning from Bachelor to Doctorate levels.


A dynamic learning environment

BEM Abidjan was opened at the start of the school year in September 2020. The school strives to train responsible managers, aware of their role and ready to commit to the development of the African continent. Located in the 8th section, the campus is spread over 1010 m². Students, although mostly from the African continent, also come from European countries and further afield. In Abidjan, 50 % of teaching is delivered by permanent professors from the Bordeaux campus. The school benefits from:

  • 8 classrooms
  • 1 conference room
  • A multimedia resource centre including books, electronic books, magazines, scientific journals, research papers, computers
  • Fibre optic throughout the campus, an interactive screen and two video projectors
  • Catering facilities: Le Pain du Quotidien located next to the school offers meals and snacks at preferential rates for students


management programmes





Programmes available in Abidjan

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes:

  • Bachelors (bac +3 to +4): International Management Programme / Science & Technology / Sports Management / English / Communication
  • MSc KEDGE BS: 1st year in Abidjan and 2nd year in France (Bordeaux, Paris or Marseille). Diploma from KEDGE BS and level 1 approved by the French Ministry of Higher Education.
  • MBA diploma: The Master in Business Administration undoubtedly remains 'the world reference' for executives and the essential key to accessing a management position quicker. 1st year in Abidjan, 2nd in the US or UK. 

Executive education (degree training)

  • Bachelor of Technical Administration and Business Management - TAGE. A programme that prepares you for professions and activities related to management.
  • MBA: Euro-African blended MBA. AMBA-accredited diploma issued by KEDGE Business School ensuring unprecedented international recognition for a diploma co-constructed by an institution in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • DBA: Doctorate in Business Administration is a doctoral programme strongly rooted in the business world and is part of a perspective of career development and professional recognition.

Life in Abidjan as an international student

In Abidjan, the economic capital of Côte d'Ivoire, international students encounter a vibrant array of modern conveniences. The city's bustling markets, lively nightlife, and rich cultural heritage offer ample opportunities for exploration. Additionally, Abidjan serves as a thriving hub for business and entrepreneurship, providing internship and job prospects alongside its warm climate and beautiful beaches. Nature enthusiasts can explore Comoe National Park, while Grand Bassam beckons with pristine beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. Abidjan's unique blend of cultural and natural attractions makes it an exciting destination for international students seeking an enriching educational experience abroad.

Living in Abidjan as a student offers various accommodation options, including dormitories like Red City in Cocody, providing easy access to Félix Houphouet Boigny University. Campus INSET, part of the University of Cocody, offers a peaceful environment for studies with well-maintained student housing. Additionally, students can choose from a range of apartment options or opt for homestays for a more immersive cultural experience.

How to get there?

Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport, also known as Port Bouët Airport, is located 16 km south-east of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It is the largest airport in the country.

- From the airport, you can reach the city centre by several means of transports:

- Line 6 of SOTRA (Abidjan Transport Company) runs between the airport and Gare sud – the bus station in Plateau in approximately 50 minutes. Hours: 05: 30 – 9: 30 pm. Single trip tickets can be purchased from the bus driver at the rate of 200 FCFA.

- Taxis: Some taxis are in service from the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Abidjan International Airport to other districts of Abidjan and its suburbs. They are available 24 hours a day and can be found outside the airport for a minimum fare of 5,000 FCFA.

Ivory Coast has only one train line (operated by Sitarail) connecting the capital Abidjan to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This train service runs one to three times per week. There is also a weekly train service with stops in Bouaké and Ferkessédougou.

-Road conditions are poor but improving, especially in the capital, where new roads and bridges have been built.

-The bus service  is operated by the state-owned Abidjan Transport Company (SOTRA) and is currently undertaking a major fleet expansion programme.