ISC Paris is among the business and management Grandes Écoles that have been recognized for their quality processes, and their quest for excellence. Our three international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA, and EPAS)–earned in less than three years–serve as evidence of this.

These business school accreditations attest to the high level of ISC Paris’ programs, and the degrees that we award. There are two types of accreditations: public, and private.
Government-issued accreditations give French and European recognition to our programs.
Private-sector accreditations are international certifications based on the quality and excellence of our programs. They allow universities to set themselves apart from the competition, on a national and international scale.

ISC Paris Grande École is recognized by the French government, authorized to award Master degrees, and accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EPAS. ISC Paris is also a member of the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles.

Government-issued accreditations

ISC Paris’ Grande École Master in Management program awards a degree that is certified as “high school + five years, Master level”, and this accreditation was renewed for four years, until 2022.

The Bachelor program, a Bac+3 degree accredited by the French Ministry of National Education, published in the Official Bulletin on July 27, 2020, for two years (2022).

Our MSc, and MBA programs prepare students for certifications that are part of France’s national register of professional certifications–the Répertoire National de la Certification Professionnelle (RNCP).

The French Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation–the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur de la Recherche et de l’Innovation (MESRI)–accredits higher education degree programs; evaluations are performed by the Evaluation Commission for Management Training and Degree Programs–the Commission d’évaluation des formations et des diplômes de gestion (CEFDG). This entity classifies university-level degree programs that are authorized to issue officially-approved Master degrees, and also classifies each program by level (number of years of study after high school) within the French system, referred to as “bac +” (bac+2, bac+3, bac+4, bac+5, etc.). Only degree programs evaluated by the Evaluation Commission are officially authorized and can award the Master degree.


Officially-approved Master degree programs

This approval (a “Visa” in the French system) attests to the quality of the program’s content, instructional methods, and professors. It is valid for one to five years for programs that involve three to five years after high school (bac + 3 to bac + 5 in the French system). Only this official approval authorizes a French university to issue degrees approved by the MESRI.

The Master degree authorization is granted after an evaluation of a university that issues a degree involving five years of study after high school (bac + 5 in the French system). It is valid for one to five years, and ensures a high level of course work, from both the professional and academic points of view. The Master degree is internationally-recognized and makes students highly employable, or eligible for further studies outside France.


Bachelor program: Bac+3 Degree

The Bachelor program, a Bac+3 degree accredited by the French Ministry of National Education, published in the Official Bulletin on 7/23/2020. This accreditation took effect on September 1, 2020, for a term of two years (August 31, 2022).

RNCP accreditations

Our MSc, and MBA programs also make students eligible for certifications from the RNCP, issued by France Compétences, in partnership with APTIM or IGS-ESAM. These certifications are level 6 (Bachelor) and level 7 (MSc, MBA) in the European system.

Private-sector accreditations

ISC Paris holds three accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, and EPAS. These are among the most prestigious accreditations available for business and management schools. They are a testament to the high academic level and international reputation of ISC Paris–the Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris.

These so-called “private-sector” accreditations are valid for one to five years, and are granted only after a rigorous audit of the school. The primary criteria for these accreditations have to do with the quality of student recruitment and staff hiring, the type of coursework, the international scope of the curriculum, student employability, business partnerships, student support and tracking, and the alumni network.

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