CEFAM was founded in 1986 by Roger Serre and Jean Michel Perrenot, who act as CEO and President respectively to this day. They had an inspired idea 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.

Building international partnerships was paramount to the vision of CEFAM, with Northeastern University and Temple University becoming the school’s two first partners, building ties that remain strong today. CEFAM’s international partnerships have grown and developed over the years, now including many other invaluable partners, which are instrumental in the Dual Degree, MBA and Study Abroad programs alike. With over 150 alumni in over 60 different countries, CEFAM remains the only institution in France that allows 100% of its students to earn two different degrees simultaneously.