CEFAM was founded in 1986 by its current CEO and President, Roger Serre and Jean Michel Perrenot. Their inspired idea was to build an institution that delivered an American, Liberal Arts curriculum in France, taught in English, focusing on Management as a response to the growing internationalization of markets and companies.

International Partnership was paramount to the vision of CEFAM, with Northeastern University and Temple University becoming the first two CEFAM partners, which they remain today. CEFAM’s international partnerships have grown and developed over the years, now including many other invaluable partners for the dual degree, MBA, and Study Abroad programs alike. With over 1500 alumni in over 60 countries, CEFAM remains the only institution in France that allows 100% of its students to earn dual degrees simultaneously.