Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse)

MSc in International Hospitality Management - chateau

Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse) follows in the heritage of innovation and global expansiveness set out by two extraordinary visionaries and entrepreneurs – Gérard Pélisson, co-founder of Groupe Accor (today’s AccorHotels), chairman of the Institut since 1998, and “Chef of the Century” Paul Bocuse, founder of the school in 1990.


Inspired by their vision and devotion to the profession, Institut Lyfe welcomes students from around the world, preparing them for management careers and entrepreneurial missions within the global hospitality industry.


Their unique educational approach, focusing on creativity and innovation and incorporating individual monitoring and project-based learning, draws on individual student talents giving graduates the competencies and confidence to develop new models for the hospitality industry of tomorrow.


Each student benefits from the internationally renowned expertise that makes Institut Lyfe the School of Excellence for the professions in hospitality, restaurant and culinary arts.

emlyon business school

A unique and deeply rooted business school

The School hosts 8,900 students representing 121 nationalities in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, along with nearly 6,900 participants in executive education programs. The School counts 6 campuses around the world: Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Paris, Shanghai, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai. It draws on a network of 190 international academic partners and leads a community of 38,600 alumni in 130 different countries.

Our campuses

Studying on an emlyon business school campus is a life experience filled with innovation. All emlyon business school campuses have a number of innovative tools for learning, exchanging and creating: Creativity & Learning Hub, Learning Lab, interactive whiteboards, whiteboard walls, Apple TV/tablet, creativity boards and more…

Lyon Campus

Campus Gerland, emlyon business school

Gerland: A campus in the heart of the city by 2024

In the run-up to its 150th anniversary, emlyon business school was keen to craft a place of education in keeping with its history and prestige, addressing the current upheavals in technology and society, and continuously adapting to the uncertain changes that will be the hallmark of the next few decades.

Shanghai Campus

Shanghai Campus

The new Shanghai campus opened in 2017, in partnership with East China Normal University. With its 5,000 m² building, the campus is situated in the Minhang District in Shanghai and close to the technology park which hosts the R&D centres of large, international firms.
Our Shanghai campus is run by a dedicated team having a great knowledge of local environment (political, economic and commercial, academic…). The emlyon business school community in China already gathers 2,000 people including 600 graduates working locally and maintaining close ties with the local business community.

Paris Campus

Paris Campus

An ultra-connected and innovative site, the Paris campus is part of emlyon business school’s globalisation approach. The 5,500 m² Haussmann-style campus is located in the heart of Paris, next to "Gare de Lyon" train station. The Global BBA is now offered at our Paris campus.

Ranking & accreditations

emlyon business school is the 2nd French business school to make it into the 2021 Times Higher Education employability ranking.

The triple accreditation, AACSB, Equis and AMBA, from which emlyon business school has benefited for several years, and on which only 1% of international establishments can pride themselves, proves the long term quality of educational efforts, resources and strategic orientations that emlyon business school can guarantee. It also provides an evaluation of the relevance of what each campus and set of programs have to offer as well as their development plans.