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Centre d'Études Franco-Américain de Management

Centre d'Études Franco-Américain de Management

Check whether Centre d'Études Franco-Américain de Management is right for you as an international student.

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Lyon, France
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Study abroad at CEFAM

CEFAM is a French-American business school (Centre d’Etudes Franco-Américain de Management) that’s located in Lyon, France. Lyon has become a major European city, yet still has the feel of a smaller town in parts, making it perfect for students new to France.

The business school aims to educate future decision makers and managers who will use their skills in international companies after graduation. The School models itself on American business schools and has strong links to US universities.

The School offers just one program that gives students a French and American degree at the end of four years: the first three years of the program take place at CEFAM and focus on the fundamentals of international business, and then you specialize in an area of study in your fourth year, with the option to study in the US.

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Why study at CEFAM?

  • AACSB accredited

    the highest level of recognition for business schools

  • Small class sizes

    learning can be student-focused and personalized

Life as an international student

CEFAM is built on the basis of being international. In keeping with the American university model, the extracurricular activities make up a large part of student life. Participating in activities offers an exceptional opportunity to meet others for friendship or professional contacts.

Each CEFAM student is involved in one or more cultural, athletic, humanitarian or event-based activity each year they attend the school.

Student life & facilities

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    • Bars 1
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    • Cafe’s 1
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    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 12

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Fees and funding

CEFAM’s academic program, based on the American model, allows students a large amount of flexibility in organizing their program. Students may take anywhere from 4 to 7 courses per semester and adapt the semester costs accordingly. A 3-credit course is billed 606 euros

Foundation program: €1,576

Year 1: €9,044 Year 2: €7,871 Year 3: €4,687 Year 4 in France: €9,750 Year 4 in US: US$32,000-40,000

Scholarships and Financing at CEFAM in Lyon

Several solutions exist to help you finance your education at CEFAM:

  • Adapting your schedule and course load to be able to work part-time
  • Partnerships with banks for loans at preferential rates and many other advantages
  • Personalized financing plans available with installments
  • Honor scholarships awarded each year
  • Erasmus grants for European internships
  • Student jobs

Scholarships and Financing for the United States

Several solutions exist to help you finance your education in the United States:

  • Scholarships are available from the Auvergne Rhone Alps region to help finance your academic year in the United States
  • Merit scholarships are awarded to CEFAM students based on their academic results when they transfer to a partner university, ranging from $1,000 to $23,000
  • Partnerships with banks for preferential rates


Centre d'Études Franco-Américain de Management

47 Rue du Sergent Michel Berthet, 69009 Lyon

Lyon is the second largest metropolitan area in France. The 2000 year old historic center is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site; with artistic creativity and cultural activities abound.

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Visa requirements for Centre d'Études Franco-Américain de Management

Many international students will require a visa to study in France, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.