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  • University Collaborator

NSHSS handpicks its partners carefully, searching for colleges and universities that directly align with our mission to provide the best resources for our members and their families. We may receive compensation from our partners, at no cost to you. 

CEFAM – International School of Management

CEFAM (Centre d’Etudes Franco-Americain) was founded in 1986 to respond to the growing internationalization of markets and companies. The school prepares its students for careers in management, not only through the content of its programs but also through its academic organization in association with several renowned American universities.

CEFAM is the only school in France that allows all of its students to simultaneously obtain two recognized degrees: one French and the other American, in partnership with AACSB accredited American universities.

The CEFAM programs follow the American Liberal Arts in education and offer both Business (finance, marketing, management, etc.) and General Education courses (history, arts, French language class, etc.). All courses are taught in English by English native speakers.


Degrees delivered:

Students can either study for 3 years in Lyon and spend the 4th year in an accredited partner university to get a dual degree (French Professional Master diploma, “manager des organisations internationales” certified level I, and a Bachelor in Business Administration from one of our U.S. partner schools) or study for 4 years in Lyon to get a Master diploma and pursue an MBA in the United States. GMAT is waived and scholarships are available at our partner schools.

CEFAM also provides students with study abroad opportunities allowing them to live in France for a semester (fall or spring) or during a summer session while pursuing their college education.

All credits earned at CEFAM can be transferred to the students' home universities.


Lyon, France: the best city in which to study

Come study in Lyon! Its remarkable location in proximity to Provence, the Mediterranean, the Alps, and a large wine region makes Lyon one of the most charming and attractive cities in France.

The 2000 year old historic center is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Artistic creativity thrives and cultural activities abound year round. Lyon truly offers a wide palette of cultural events of international standing.

Lyon's fine cuisine is an integral part of the local way of life. The city is the capital of French gastronomy and offers a choice between the popular charm of its famous “bouchon” bistros, the refined elegance of its two- and three-star gourmet restaurants, and the warm lively atmosphere of its open air markets.

Lyon is:

- Rated the #1 city for students.

- The 2nd largest metropolitan area in France.

- Home to a 2,000 year-old historic center recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site.

- The capital of French gastronomy.

- A wonderful location at the heart of Europe that makes traveling easy.

- 2 hours away from the Alps ski resorts.


Join us for a summer, a semester, or for all of your studies.

Apply online:

Application Deadline (fall intake): July 31st

Application Deadline (Spring intake): November 30th



Dominique Bert