Key figures

Rennes School of Business – Facts & Figures

4330 students (53% international) and 26 PhD students

  • 90 permanent faculty members (40 nationalities), of whom 86% actively involved in research, 89% holding a PHD/Doctorate and 91% international
  • 10 000 alumni
  • 260 main academic partners
  • 70 nationalities on the campus
  • AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS triple-crown accreditation

A recent history of achievement


  • 32th place ranking in the world by the 2017 Financial Times for the Master in International Finance (and 8th French School)
  • Opening of Campus 4 at Rennes
  • Opening of a residence campus for international students at Rennes


  • 35th of the Financial Times Business School Master in management Ranking
  • 45th of the Financial Times Business School Master in Finance Ranking


  • ESC Rennes launches a third research centre, the R-SCOM (Research in Supply Chain and Operations Management)


  • EQUIS accreditation
  • 23rd in the Financial Times global Masters in Management ranking
  • Opening of Campus 3 at Rennes


  • François Chatel becomes the new Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Rennes School of Business enters the Financial Times ranking
  • AMBA accreditation
  • EPAS re-accreditation for 5 years


  • AACSB accreditation
  • Launch of a 5-year development strategy plan (2012 – 2017)


  • Opening of Campus 2 at Rennes


  • Opening of the Research Centre for Technology and Innovation Management
  • Launching of the International Bachelor Programme in Management
  • 5-year EPAS accreditation for The Master in Management programme


  • Opening of the Research Centre for Responsible Business
  • Development of a 5-year development strategy plan (2007 – 2011)
  • Dr Olivier Aptel becomes Dean of ESC Rennes School of Business
  • Mr Bernard Angot is the new President of ESC Rennes School of Business
  • New strategic positioning: Group ESC Rennes becomes ESC Rennes School of Business


  • Launching of new postgraduate programmes: the Master of Science


  • Building expansion (10 000 m²) and deployment of the multimedia platform


  • 10th  anniversary of the School
  • Re-accreditation by the Open University


  • Setting up of a 5-year development plan


  • Joins the Chapter of Management Schools and the Conference of the Grandes Ecoles
  • 1st French Business School to obtain the ISO 9001 label certified by the French Association for the Certification of Quality Assurance


  • Becomes member of the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development)


  • Accreditation by the British Open University.


  • Foundation of the School