150 years ago, emlyon business school was literally opening its doors at the heart of Lyon's second district, under the umbrella of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Born from the determination of the silk manufacturers in Lyon to offer a real theoretical and practical training to future business leaders, the School was a front runner in its experience-based pedagogy.

Ever since, it never failed to innovate in this direction, to breathe life into its entrepreneurial spirit, and to provide students with the ability to take informed actions and impact the world.

Foundation of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Lyon
State recognition of the School
Move to Ecully and beginning of internationalization
Implementation of the Confluences 2025 strategic plan

A celebration-punctuated sesquicentennial

2022 will unravel under the banner of celebration and reflection

  • Corporate and recreational events clad in our 150 years of age: A special graduation ceremony marked by the 150th anniversary with a corporate evening party and an alumni gala.
  • Intellectual events: Study days in partnership with an intellectual journal of reference, event conferences with great witnesses...
  • Ad hoc contents: a historical podcast “2022: emlyon's Odessey”, a white book born from the study days, a research book, a great consultation of our alumni about tomorrow's vocations..

150 years,

here and now

The 150th anniversary of emlyon is an opportunity for the School to lay its foundations again and consider the future, drawing on the wealth and diversity of its experience. Rather than celebrating the past only or the School itself, emlyon chose to open a discussion between these various eras and their actors, with a view to shed a light on today's issues.

Discover the frieze of the 150 years of emlyon business school