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Created in 1988, Excelia Group, located in La Rochelle, France, has a solid presence in the local region but also on an international level, supported by a major network of partner universities and companies both within France and worldwide.

The Group is independent and autonomous in its decision-making as well as being multidisciplinary and multi-campus, and today boasts 5 different schools, sharing a strong identity, focussing on employability and responsibility. 

It includes La Rochelle Business School, La Rochelle Tourism & Hospitality School,La Rochelle Digital SchoolLa Rochelle Academy and La Rochelle Executive Education.

Since 2007, Excelia Group has been a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, an association grouping some forty State-recognised Management Schools. Membership is based on stringent criteria relating to the school’s structure, recruitment methods, pedagogical approach, international dimension, relationship with the corporate world, student support and guidance, and the type of qualifications on offer.

Since 2013, La Rochelle Business School has been AACSB accredited, an international label of excellence held by only 5% of business schools worldwide.

As an AACSB accredited institution, La Rochelle Business School boasts high quality programs for prospective students and parents, similarly, graduates from the AACSB accredited institution learn the business acumen necessary for today’s business world.
EPAS, a quality label for La Rochelle’s BBA and Master in Management programs:

In February 2014, the School was awarded a renewal of its EPAS accreditation for the maximum period of 5 years. This accreditation guaranteed students on the two programs receive a quality, coherent and internationally-focused education that complies with demanding specifications. EPAS is an international program accreditation system operated by the international organization, European Foundation for Management Development.

In 2009, La Rochelle Tourism & Hospitality School obtained UNWTO.TedQual certification for all of its programs, the first French school of tourism to have done so. This ensures that the school is recognized in the tourism industry on an international level. The accreditation was renewed in 2014 for the maximum period of 4 years.

The UNWTO.TedQual Certification System, created in 1999 by the World Tourism Organization with the support of the United Nations, is a quality assurance system for high-level education and training in the tourism, hospitality and the food and beverage industries. It is based on the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and establishes standards of quality and excellence in education, training, savoir-faire and social skills at an international level. Its criteria also include research and teaching in tourism management and hotel management.

Notable programs at Excelia Group 

Master’s in Management:

Excelia Group’s Master’s in Management program places human elements and experience at the heart of its curriculum and pedagogy.
Students can undertake the Master’s in Management program in either English or French. Students on the master’s program will be trained in business and management skills to become responsible business managers for the leaders of tomorrow’s organizations. 

• Excelia Group’s Master’s in Management program offers the Humacité Project: a social, humanitarian or civic voluntary project, enabling students at the business school to develop the values to become a committed and responsible manager
• Utilize the Experiential and Personal Development (EDP) program which allows students to build their own unique study path
• The Master’s in Management at La Rochelle Business School is dual accredited (AACSB and EPAS), renewed in 2019 for a maximum duration of 5 years. In addition, for the last 15 years, the Master’s in Management is state-certified and awards a Grade de Master qualification

Students can go global thanks to an international project element which includes Cap Anglophone, Humacité©, internships, academic expatriation, and the track is 100 percent in English.

By the end of the program, students on the Master’s in Management program will have received one to two years professional experience through internships or work-study, which will provide students with valuable professional experience before graduating.

BBA International 

The BBA International combines political science and management, preparing students on the program for an international career in the development of organizations.
La Rochelle Business School’s BBA is taught in both English and French, making it the perfect program for international students. The graduate program starts in September each year and is full-time. Students also have the choice of which French city they study at: La Rochelle or Paris.

Students on the graduate program will receive training in international cooperation. 50 percent of the program on the BBA International at La Rochelle takes place abroad (Humacité© project, academic expatriation, company-based internships).
BBA International students will get 13 international double qualification, there is an English Track available from the first year (perfect for international students or those hoping to improve their English language proficiency while studying abroad).

Semesters on the program are also structured around four geopolitical zones:
• Europe
• Africa and the Middle East
• Asia
• The Americas

And international travel doesn’t stop there for students. BBA International participants can enjoy one-week Learning Expeditions to Brussels, Marrakech, Bilbao (study trips providing a common thread for the geopolitical zones studied) to name but a few global locations.

In Years 1 and 2 on the BBA International there are 274 hours of language teaching – meaning students can improve their French and English language proficiency.

Students will receive personalized support and guidance to help define their professional project and plan your future, and there is the possibility of a Work-study Track in Year 4.

La Rochelle Business School’s BBA International has triple recognition. The program is certified as a 4-year post-High School qualification by the Ministry of Higher Education, AACSB and EPAS accreditations, International University qualification.

  • International Students:

The Group welcomes  3,800 students, 950 are international students, representing 78 different nationalities: More information here

  • Accomodation plateform:

Excelia Group has its own free-of-charge online accommodation Platform with lots of offers such as furnished/non-furnished studio appartment, house shares/flat shares, rooms in private houses, French host families...More information here

  • La Rochelle:

La Rochelle city, is first place in the category ‘Medium size cities’ Ranking of Student Cities 2019-2020 L’Etudiant:  More information here

  • Tours:

Located only one hour away from Paris by train, with its chateaux, museums, parks and garden, the city welcomes thousand of tourists every year: More information here

  • Students'associations and activities:

There are some 50 associations and clubs to choose from and getting involved will help your development on both a personal and a professional level: More information here

Applying in 5 steps: Here

More about admission requirements at the bottom of this page.

Message for our futur students:

We hope that you are doing well. We would like to give you some updates from La Rochelle regarding the global pandemic.

Our students’ health is our main priority. Excelia Group has closed access to campus facilities since the 16th of March and all of our academic activities are currently being conducted online.

The goal of France’s confinement measures is to stop the widespread of the virus; eventually making France as a safe destination to pursue a higher education for the upcoming intakes.

Nonetheless, with the global spread of the virus, we understand the challenges that you might face in the near future (lockdown, delay in visa procedure, plane problems, etc.).

Rest assured that we are putting in place all necessary actions to ensure the upcoming intakes can begin in the best condition possible for our students by opening extra intakes from October 2020 to January 2021, conducting virtual intakes, and allowing late arrivals.

We will also study your personal situation, and Excelia Group has decided to be more flexible regarding the deposit refund policy. If the situation is not back to normal in September, the school will accept cancellations for reasons linked to the current crisis.

All of our staffs are currently working remotely and are available to answer all of your inquiries by phone, email, and WhatsApp. You can find the contact details below.

Best Regards,

Excelia Group Head of  International Admission

How to apply?

Upload a resume and the proof of the current academic level (transcripts, school enrollment certificate, diplomas...)

  • Remote Admission Interview
  • Admission results wil be available within 6 days

Admission fees :  50 euros to be paid online

U.S. Federal Student Loan Program:

Excelia Group is now participating in the U.S. Federal student loan programs. American Students can receive a federal student loan from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program when enrolling in our school and if you are eligible.

How to apply: Complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov and use our school code 042706

If you have any questions , please email us at: [email protected]

Our graduate network, Alumni LR Excelia Group, comprises 17,500 alumni across 95 countries: More here

Excelia Group Employability Statistics:

Bachelor in Business - BB ( More here)

  • 100% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
  • 25% secure employment following their end-of-studies internship
Bachelor of Business Administration International - BBA International (More here )
  • 94% of our graduates find a job within 2 months of graduating
  • 60% find a job before the end of their studies

Bachelor in Tourim & Hospitality Managment - BTHM (More here)

  • 96% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
  • 30% find a job before the end of their studies

Master in Management - MiM ( More here )

  • 99% of our graduates are in the workplace within 6 months of graduating:
  • 60% find a job before the end of their studies

Masters of Science - MSc ( More here )

  • MSc Engineering Business Management: 100% of our graduates find a job within 4 months of graduating
  • MSc Audit and Consultancy: 96% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
  • MSc Banking, Insurance, Wealth & Real Estate Management: 96% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
  • MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: 95% of our graduates find a job within 4 months of graduating
  • MSc Digital Marketing and Collaborative Strategies: 95% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
  • MSc International Business Management: 93% of our graduates find a job within 4 months of graduating
  • MSc Sustainable Development, CSR & Environment: 90% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
  • MSc in Destination Management: 85% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
  • MSc Global Luxury & Fashion Management: 83% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
  • MSc International Event Management: 83% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
  • MSc International Hospitality Management: 83% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating

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