Schools of management enjoy special forms of official recognition:
• certification by the French State, indicated by a stamp on the graduate’s diploma.
• listing in the registry of Grandes Écoles published by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, which regulates all of France’s Grandes Écoles.
• official recognition of certain diplomas as equivalent to a Master.
Operating at a variety of levels, France’s many schools management offer programs geared to economic requirements and new management practices. Internships and international exchanges play a large role in many programs. The great majority of schools have come together to offer common entrance exams. About 190 schools admit students directly from secondary school.
Most of France’s business schools are private; many are affiliated with local chambers of commerce and industry.
The annual tuition varies widely but is generally between €5,000 and €15,000.