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    69009 Lyon, FRANCE
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Undergraduate / Graduate

CEFAM has rolling admissions.


As CEFAM’s academic system is based on the American and Canadian models, it is possible to enter the program:

At the end of the program, students obtain dual French and American degrees or dual French and Canadian degrees.

The CEFAM Program


3 Years to Learn the Fundamentals

The first 3 years of the program take place at CEFAM. These years allow students to:

1 or 2 Years of Specialization

At the end of their 3 years in Lyon, CEFAM students have 3 options:



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The American or Canadian BBA: “Bachelor of Business Administration”

The BBA is the degree of reference in the United States and Canada for undergraduate programs in Business.

The modular program design and the practical experience gained in company internships give graduates many career choices and allows them to follow a truly personalized program when choosing their professional itinerary.

Through the CEFAM program, students can spend their fourth and final year at one of our American partner universities or their fourth and fifth year in Canada. In the United States and Canada, students have access to many different majors, including:

At the end of their studies, students obtain both the BBA from the American or Canadian university and the CEFAM Degree, certified Level 7 (previously Level 1) by the French government.
After graduation, CEFAM students can continue their education with an MBA or MS degree in one of our partner universities or anywhere in the world.

Fourth year at CEFAM:

The 4th year at CEFAM, along with a 6-month internship, gives students the possibility to earn the CEFAM degree, with a major in Marketing or Finance. The 6-month internship may also be carried out after completion of studies and entrance into the professional world.

Enroll for a 5th year in the USA and earn an MBA, Master of Business Administration

After completion of the 4th year at CEFAM and conferring of the CEFAM degree, students may enroll in an MBA program for a 5th year of study with one of CEFAM’s American University partners: Siena College, La Salle University, Monmouth University, or The University of Mary Washington.

Direct Admission to ISC Paris

CEFAM wished to expand the exceptional paths our graduates are able to follow by developing a partnership with ISC Paris. Students may either enroll in the Grande Ecole Program or earn an MSc. Both options are available to students after completing the CEFAM dual degree program.

ISC is a member of the Grande Ecoles of Business and Management, recognized for their quality and pursuit of excellence. ISC’s international accreditations are AACSB, AMBA, and EFMD.

Direct Admission into CEFAM’s 4th year:

Students who have completed 3 – 4 years of post-secondary education in Business may be eligible to enter directly into CEFAM’s 4th year. They can major in Marketing or Finance, and must complete a 6-month internship abroad. Completion of these requirements will grant them the full CEFAM degree “Manager of International Organizations” RNCP Level 7 certified by the French government.

These students then have access to CEFAM’s MBA partners in the USA or the MSc program at ISC Paris.

Each MBA partner program has specific concentrations:

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