KEDGE Business School: Paris campus

KEDGE made the decision to remain at the heart of the city in order to facilitate public mobility between its different sites, be near businesses, benefit from their dynamism and provide a high level of service.

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Available Programmes in Paris

Discover KEDGE Paris campus

A strategic location

Located in the heart of the city in the exceptional Lumière Building, one of Paris's largest business centres (and business ecosystems), KEDGE Paris is a place of versatility, designed as a bridge between innovation and people, placing entrepreneurship at the centre of the school's philosophy.

Located within the 135,000m2 Lumière building and  spread over 2 floors, it is comprised of two wings linked by a central atrium of 52,000m2. The school not only responds to a functional and technological role  but also brings in an emotional factor, a necessity to meet the aspirations of its different audiences. Everything is based on the profound renewal of teaching by placing entrepreneurship at the centre of the school's philosophy.

Outstanding facilities

  • Various catering areas, including numerous company restaurants
  • Sports facilities
  • A friendly environment near Bercy Village and the BNF (the National Library of France), easily accessible by public transport, with a wide range of accommodation. A huge co-working area allowing for better collaboration between students and staff and adaptable rooms with a reception capacity of between 40 and 200 students.
  • An enhanced digital experience: immersive rooms will enable students to work on practical case studies and a giant screen will be constantly streaming classes or conferences held on the school’s other sites.

An enhanced student experience

KEDGE's campus revolves around 4 main axes: modularity, flexibility, connectivity and user-friendliness.

To respond to new educational, organisational and digital developments, KEDGE Paris wanted to revolutionise the student experience by creating the campus of tomorrow, a place entirely dedicated to educational innovation whereby best practices will be replicated in the school's other locations.

KEDGE also shares its facilities with major companies including: Natixis, SNCF, ING Direct, Société Générale and the Ministry of the Interior.

The campus’ academic activities are focused on executive education programmes and the best MS and MSc programmes developed in the region.

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How to get to Paris KEDGE Business campus? 

Address: 40 Avenue des Terroirs de France. 75012 Paris

Tel: +33 1.87.89.94.500

From Charles de Gaulle  (CDG) Airport, the most important airport of Paris situated about 25km north-east of the city centre:

- Airport transfer service: the easiest and most relaxing way to get to the city centre is booking an airport transfer service. The driver of the car will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal with a sign with your name on it and will take you to your destination in the shortest of time.

Taxi:  a taxi from Charles de Gaulle to Paris takes approximately half an hour and costs between 50 and 55 euros. There is an extra charge 15% from5pm until 10am. This supplement also applies on Sundays and public holdays.

RER: The line B of the RER train (Paris' express train) connect CDG Airport with the city centre in half an hour. The most important stops include Gare du Nord (25 minutes), Châtelet-Les-Halles (28 minutes), and Denfert-Rochereau (35 minutes). A train leaves the airport every 10 – 15 minutes. A single-journey from Charles de Gaulle to Paris costs € 10 (zones 1-5). This ticket is also valid if you need to take the metro (subway) from one of the train stations to get to your hotel.

Roissybus
The Roissybus is a bus connecting the airport with Place Charles Garnier, next to Place de l’Opera, taking 60 minutes. A one-way ticket costs 11EUR. The bus runs from Charles de Gaulle to Paris from 6 am to 12:30 am, departing every 15-30 minutes and from 5:15 am to 12:30 am from Opéra to Charles de Gaulle.
The Roissybus stops at all the airport terminals (except 2G) before heading to the city centre, dropping its passengers off at rue Scribe at the corner of rue Auber.  
We recommend this bus for those who are staying close to Place de l’Opéra and can get to their hotel by foot from the bus station.

- Bus: 
Two local buses connect this airport with the city centre:
- Bus 350: From Charles de Gaulle to Gare de l’Est.
- Bus 351: From Charles de Gaulle to Place de la Nation.
Both buses take over an hour to get to Paris and they leave the airport every 15 – 35 minutes.
A one-way costs € 6 if the tickets are purchased on board. 

- Night Bus
There are two night buses called Noctilien, 140 and 143, connecting Charles de Gaulle with Gare de l’Est.  A one-way ticket costs € 8

From Orly Airport

Airport transfer service: The easiest and most relaxing way to get to the city center is by booking an airport transfer. The driver of the car will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal with a sign with your name on it and will take you to your hotel in the shortest possible time. You can book a car for € 65.

- Taxi: a taxi from Orly to the city centre costs between € 70 and € 80.
 
- RER C + bus journey: ​​Orly Airport is connected to the train station Pont de Rungis by the “Paris par le train” bus. From the train station, the RER C takes you to the centre. The full journey takes 35 minutes. A single-way including the train and bus ride is € 6.85. It's also possible to use the Passe Navigo or the Paris Visite transport card (zone 1 - 4).

- RER B + Orlyval: the Orlyval train connects Orly Airport with the train station Antony. Here, you can take the RER line B. The full journey takes 33 minutes.

The price that includes both the Orlyval and train to the centre is 10.90. In this case, the only travel card you can use is the Paris Visite. The Passe Navigo is not accepted. 

- Orlybus: the Orlybus connects the airport with the train station Denfert-Rochereau, in Montparnasse. Here, you can take the RER line B or the metro lines 4 and 6. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get to the centre and costs € 7.70. Both travel cards are accepted if you decide to take the Orlybus. Taking the Orlybus is a good idea if you’re staying close to Denfert-Rochereau. Otherwise, it’s faster and cheaper to take the RER C and then the metro to get to the centre.

- Local buses: three local buses connect Orly with the centre from terminal Sud. A single-way ticket costs € 2 and is therefore the cheapest way to get to the airport. 

  • Bus 183: From Orly to Porte de Choisy metro station (metro line 7 and tram line 3). It takes approximately 50 minutes.
  • Bus 285: Connects Orly Airport with the train station Juvisy and with the metro station Louis Aragon (line 7). The route takes 15 minutes.
  • Bus 292: To the Marché de Rungis (Rungis Market). This bus is not normally used by tourists.

France has one of the most effective rail networks in the world, so the best way to travel between French Towns & cities is by train. The main train stations in Paris are:

- Gare du Nord where you catch the Eurostar to London and other northern destinations in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The RER from Charles de Gaulle Airport (line B) connects at Gare du Nord.

- Gare de l'Est is where you'll leave from if you want to spend the day in Champagne. Trains also head to other eastern points such as Strasbourg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and even Moscow.

- Gare de Lyon is the gateway to to the Rhone valley, Provence, and the French Riviera.

- Gare d'Austerlitz is the gateway to the centre of France and even the Mediterranean coast.

- Gare Montparnasse for access to the west and southwest cities including Bordeaux, Tours, Nantes and Rennes. The station is on Metro lines 4, 6, 12 and 13.

- Gare Saint-Lazare is where you will depart to get to Mont-St-Michel and Dieppe. It's reached on Metro lines 3, 12, and 13

  • By tube: Line 14, Saint-Emilion stop
  • By bus: 24/109/11, Terroir de France stop
  • By tram: line 3a, Baron LE ROY stop

Study Business Management in France: international programmes available in Paris

6 postgraduate programmes:

  • Art & Creative Industries Management: a unique higher education programme dedicated to French Arts & Creative Industries Management.
  • MSc Sustainable Finance: all financial institutions are now integrating new ethical and societal challenges in their investments and asset allocation strategies and are looking for qualified profiles.
  • MSc Marketing: the Master of Science (MSc) Marketing offers a dual approach: a comprehensive approach to marketing and a business specialisation.
  • MSc in Wine & Hospitality Management to develop a broad set of strategic business skills to reach managerial level positions in the wine & hospitality industries.
  • Msc in International Business: a course designed to give participants the necessary skills to compete in the global economy.
  • MSc Business Transformation for Sustainability is designed to help students develop the skills required to operate in an ever-changing ecosystem that calls for a profound reinvention of strategies and business models.

Executive Education programmes:

PhD programme:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration: aims to enable graduates to become future faculty members in leading international business schools and universities.

Why and how to apply to KEDGE Business School?

How to apply?

Find out the prerequisites to enrol in one of the academic or professional programmes as an international student. How to apply?

KEDGE Business School rankings

The School regularly appears in French and international rankings. Our business school stands out for its management and specialised training courses for scholars and professionals. It is among the top 1% Business School worldwide and is ranked among the best universities and business schools in France. In 2022, KEDGE ranks 9th in Le Figaro rankings and 10th once again in l'Etudiant rankings. Find out the school rankings in France and abroad.

Scholarships for international students

At KEDGE, we strongly believe that funding concerns should not prevent students from accessing the education of their choice. To help you create your journey towards your dream career, the school offers a range of scholarships to ambitious and talented international students. how to apply for scholarship?

Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees can be found by visiting each individual programme.

Administrative formalities

Visa procedure, health insurance, contribution, housing insurance, financial help, etc. Find out more.

Available Programmes in Paris

Life in Paris as an international student

Unsurprisingly, Paris scores 10/10 in the l’Etudiant study for culture. It is home to a whopping 79 major museums (museums that receive more than 10,000 visitors a year) as well as theatres, venues and heritage sites. The French capital has also topped a ranking of the best cities to study in. The large student population in Paris is very well supported by the city council – since 2012 it has offered advice and funding to student associations, which they can use towards equipment, spaces and creative projects.

Places to visit and students tips

Paris is the 7th most expensive city in the World, but fear not, you can live like a king on a student's budget. Here are free things to do for students

  • The Eiffel Tower: while it does cost money to climb up the tower, it's free to just sit and enjoy the equally stunning views from the grass. Grab a baguette and a cheap bottle of wine for a French picnic under the tower!
  • Arc de Triomphe: climbing the Arc de Triomphe for a 360-degree view of the city is a much quicker wait than climbing the Eiffel Tower and is free for students with a visa!
  • Champs-Elysées: the most famous avenue in Paris, with picture-perfect French cafes, high-fashion designer stores and 5-star dining.
  • Louvre Museum: home to the most famous Mona Lisa. If you're under 25 years old and go on a Friday night after 6pm, or go on the first Sunday of the month during October-March, it is free entrance!
  • Love Lock Bridge: is the perfect place to bring your partner to symbolise your affection for one another by attaching a signed lock to the bridge.
  • The Paris Flower Market for a beautifully scented stroll and the perfect Instagram snap!
  • Parc de Buttes-Chaumont: stretch out on a blanket under a tree in the parc for a mid-afternoon nap, Parisian style.

As for the little Parisian pleasures no one tells you about, but a fellow foreign student would gladly share:

  • The rooftop view at Galerie Lafayette.
  • Bus line 82, take it from Montparnasse and have a tour....You'll get to roam the streets of Paris and the most famous monuments without realising it.
  • Check out la petite ceinture, an old train rail.
  • Mur des je t'aime... where love is expressed in all the languages of the world on a wall.
  • Sneak into the petits passages de Paris: panorames, passage des princes, grand cerf, and choiseul.

Where to live in Paris as a student?

Finding accommodation in Paris can be a challenge and should be looked into before you leave your home country. The 11th arrondissement, also referred to as Bastille, is highly recommended for international students in Paris. Conveniently located on the right bank, it is close to Nation, République, and canal Saint-Martin - all cheaps areas for restaurants and bars to enjoy endless nights. To help you in your search, KEDGE  has a dedicated housing platform.

Means of public transport

  • Paris Metro is the fastest way of getting around paris. The underground system has 16 interconnected lines and over 133 miles of lines.
  • RER, the Paris regional RER train is used both as a train system and subway. The RER connects the city centre with the different airports and Disneyland.
  • Paris city buses. Riding a city bus is one of the most popular ways of getting around Paris.
  • Montmartre Funicular is a type of automatic railway that connects the foot with the summit of the Butte Montmartre.
  • Paris Tramway. There are seven tram lines in Paris that only run in the city's outskirts.
  • Paris Taxis:  Paris has over 20,000 taxis on its streets 24 hours a day.

As well as Bordeaux, KEDGE also offers international academic courses on its other campuses, MarseilleToulon and Bordeaux.

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