EM Normandie Business School


Accreditation is a quality assurance process that education institutions or programmes undergo to confirm that they meet a strict and recognised set of service and operational standards. Accreditation is proof that the University is credible and provides quality education.

EM Normandie is accredited by the following institutions

Local Accreditation

  • The UAE Ministry of Education, through the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)
CAA accreditation

International Accreditations

EM Normandie entered a very restricted circle of triple-accredited business schools. Less than 1% of the world’s business schools and only 17 Grandes Écoles in France hold the famous triple crown. This is an undeniable advantage for EM Normandie students and graduates.

EM Normandie is accredited by:

  • EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Associations of MBAs (AMBA)*

*Master in Management

Local and international accreditations

School for Life, School for Good

EM Normandie is one of the oldest French Schools of Business and a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE). Founded in 1871 by by local traders and ship-owners, Jules Siegfried and his brother Jacques, EM Normandie represents 150 years of history and innovation. Starting with only 26 students in Le Havre, EM Normandie now have more 6,500 students from across the globe, continuing to fulfill its primary purpose to train managers to become global changemakers.

EM Normandie draws on its experience and vision of the future to offer its students the best learning experience. It ranks among the top 1% of Business Schools with triple accreditation worldwide and in the Financial Times 2023 Top 80 of Best Business Schools in the world.

EM Normandie comprises six campuses: Le Havre, Caen, Paris,Dubai, Dublin and Oxford, with a plan for two new branch campuses in Vietnam in 2024 and the Americas in 2025. It is home to an international community of more than 26,000 alumni worldwide.

Centrally located in the heart of Dubai, EM Normandie in the UAE is locally by the Ministry of Education through the CAA, and internationally by the AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

The School’s purpose is to train students to meet the managerial and entrepreneurial challenges of tomorrow. It aims to inspire and train the generations of yesterday, today and tomorrow to become actors in a sustainable world: free to think, learn, and create.

Join a world-renowned French business School

EM Normandie’s excellence is recognised by the award of accreditations and labels, as well as a prominent place in national and international rankings.

A recognised school for over 150 years


students, including 1,000+ international students

full-time professors: 97% PhD holders amongst management lecturers

TOP 1%
of business schools holding triple accreditations in the world

Partner companies

partner universities all over the world

Alumni in 100+ countries

of international professors

The School’s accreditations

The UAE’s Ministry of Education, working through the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), has granted EM Normandie Business School Initial Institutional Licensure (IIL) and Initial Program Accreditation (IPA) for its Bachelor in International Management (BIM) program and two master’s programs, Master in International Logistics and Port Management (ILPM) and Master in International Marketing and Business Development (IMBD). This is a testament to the excellent calibre of our educational programs, which pushes and encourages learners to reach their full potential. This accreditation implies that EM Normandie is now officially licensed by the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates to award degrees/qualifications in higher education.

We are currently the only French Business school in Dubai licensed by the Ministry of Education in the UAE. The Ministry of Education can certify our degree credentials, giving students the assurance that their degrees are of the highest calibre and globally recognized. The accreditation is a significant step in our quest to establish ourselves as a vital component of Dubai’s developing status as a hub for international education.

Accréditations AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA

Our programme labels

Commission for Academic AccreditationEM Normandie’s programmes in Dubai are recognised by the UAE authorities, providing students with an official degree to validate their training internationally.

Add the UAE local accreditations as soon as we have them.

Our rankings

In the 2022 Financial Times ranking of the Best European Business Schools, EM Normandie stands proudly as the 22th French Grande École, securing the 85th position in the overall ranking.

EM Normandie continues to excel in the global higher education landscape. According to the 2023 QS Rankings, our “Master’s in Management” program is recognized as the 95th best among the top Master’s in Management programs worldwide.

International Rankings

Higher education French recognitions

Within the French « Conférence des Grandes Écoles », EM Normandie is a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, a select group consisting of 38 French Business Schools out of some 400 institutions in France.

CGE and CEFDG recognitions

Launched in 2019 by Campus France, the ‘Bienvenue en France’ label is the result of a national quality assurance process. It measures and promotes initiatives to welcome international students in higher education. EM Normandie has obtained the highest rank, 3 stars, for a period of 4 years.

Initiated by ChooseMyCompany, the Happy at School® label is based exclusively on the opinions of students and reflects their satisfaction with multiple criteria: infrastructure, respect for the environment, academic teaching, student life, relations with companies and confidence in the future. EM Normandie was named Best School Experience in 2022 by Speak & Act and joins the Top 5 business schools offering the best student experience in France. 

EM Normandie explains accreditations and labels in this video