CEFAM (Centre d’Etudes Franco-Américain de Management)
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.
Study in France and America
CEFAM (Centre d’Etudes Franco-Américain de Management) 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.
Two main choices have always been fundamental to CEFAM’s primary focus:
Complete part of the program in France before continuing, first at an undergraduate (BBA) level and then at a graduate (MBA) level, at one of CEFAM’s affiliated universities while simultaneously earning two degrees:
One French, the CEFAM degree, recognized in France and in Europe
The other American, conferred by a prestigious, AACSB accredited university
Deliver the entire program in English, starting in the first year, thanks to an international faculty
CEFAM is still today the only school that allows all of its students to study in the United States and obtain a degree from a prestigious American university. During their year in the United States, CEFAM students acquire independence, confidence, and responsibility.
Considering CEFAM to be an American school in France because English is used in the classroom and its programs are based on an “Anglo-Saxon” format would be an oversimplification, at best. Its mission spreads over the globe, as the international careers of our alumni over the past 30 years will attest. Our graduates work in high level positions throughout the world.
Studying at CEFAM
CEFAM has embraced cutting-edge pedagogy to ensure students learn more, explore more, and engage in more depth with each of their subjects.Whether it is a growing collection of mixed-mode courses delivered face-to-face as well as online, the use of world’s best practice simulations and business games, English seminars for students who need to improve their language skills, or the office hours that allow students to have individual consultations with any of their professors, CEFAM is a model of pedagogical innovation in a competitive business school environment.
At CEFAM, we encourage students to find personal fulfillment and bring true meaning to their education and careers. CEFAM provides access to an excellent education while taking into consideration the needs and expectations of today’s companies in an ever-changing world. We have opted for a learner-centered focus.
CEFAM’s faculty and staff have one ambition – the academic, professional, and personal success of all their students. Our graduates are employed in high level positions throughout the world.
CEFAM clearly affirms its secular nature by accepting individuals from all faiths, as well as those who do not follow a particular faith, and does not abide discrimination of any kind based on gender, nationality, or its students’ ethnicity.
Applying to CEFAM
Directly after high school graduation (or after 1 or 2 years spent in a different institution), CEFAM welcomes students from around the world. Applicants must first complete an application, before taking the entrance exam; both fall and spring admissions are available. The objective of CEFAM’s entrance exam is truly to identify those who have the potential to become future international managers.
Although it is not necessary to be bilingual to enter the CEFAM program, a solid level in English is required to be able to take courses directly in English in the 1st year. For those students whose language skills need improvement, CEFAM recommends its 1 semester intensive English program (Foundation Program).
The results will be sent out within 2 weeks of the exam session.
CEFAM applicants can only take the entrance exam 1 time per year.
Admission to the entrance exam is valid 1 year.
Transfer Student Admission
As CEFAM's academic system is based on the American model, transfer students can gain admission depending on their academic background and results.