Excelia Business School

Excelia Business School

Île-de-France, France


Private University


Established in 1988


Excelia is a private university-level higher education institution in France. It is a non-profit organization affiliated with the CCI, and it is also a  member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles. 

It was founded in 1988 as Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle. The Business School of the Excelia Group is one of just around 100 business schools globally (about 1% of all business schools) to obtain triple accreditation.

Top Reasons to Study in the Excelia Business School

Excelia Business School holds an excellent ranking and accreditation and has partnerships with various institutions across the country. Some highlights of the university are: 

  • The university offers personalized support and assistance for international students seeking education and guidance.  
  • At Excelia, there is a focus on inventive pedagogy and research excellence for the overall development of the future of the entrepreneurial world.

Cost of Studying at Excelia Business School

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Living expenses

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Average living expenses (Masters)


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Rankings for The Excelia Business School

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Excelia Business School is regarded as one of the best business schools in France. Some of the well-known rating agencies have awarded Excelia Business School rankings, which are listed below:



World University Rankings - Masters In Marketing


World University Rankings - Masters In Finance


World University Rankings - Masters In Management


World University Rankings - Masters in Supply Chain Management


Admissions at The Excelia Business School

Application Fee


How to Apply at Excelia Business School

A visa application involves multiple phases. You have to attend an interview with Campus France before submitting your paperwork.

Step 1: Go to india.campusfrance.org to get started. Register online by clicking on the account option.

Step 2:Fill out the form correctly, add language skills, photographs, CV+SOP, and other academic records. Make sure that "Complete" appears in all of the Validation tab's fields.

Step 3: To have your case examined you must send your file number to the Campus France office.

Step 4: For the academic interview with the Campus France adviser, you must present in person. You must also bring all of the required papers, as well as one set of photocopies and payment receipt. 

Step 5: You will receive an Interview completion certificate at the end of the interview.

Step 6: After the academic interview, schedule an appointment with VFS-France, to submit your documents, photocopies, receipts, and passport.

There are generally two study starts each year - September and January. Still, as the number of places in each intake is limited, it is advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

The Excelia Business School application fee is quite inexpensive in comparison to other universities in Europe, where students need to pay the required application cost for further processes. Application fee for the courses is 50 EUR (4,107.21 INR). 

Documents Required to Apply to Excelia Business School

  • Secondary or High school college transcripts
  • Program completion certificate
  • Acceptance letter
  • Application fee receipt
  • Resume/CV (if your course requires)
  • English Language proficiency test score (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume/ CV
  • Proof of payment of tuition fees
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Copy of passport
  • Financial documents
  • Health insurance certificate

Exams Accepted By the University

International students must score a minimum of required scores to grab a seat at the business school. Adding to the above mentioned academic requirements, all Indian applicants must provide either of the following scores to prove their language proficiency:


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The Excelia Business School has a vast alumni network of more than 40,000 like-minded people. Alumni LR Excelia aspires to be a springboard to employability and professional mobility by forging solid bonds amongst alumni of all Excelia programs and year groups.


Number of campuses the university has

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Transportation in the city

Excelia Business School has excellent local transportation services. Students can use bicycles or local transportation to reach the campus. In addition, the city bus pass ranges from 23 EUR to 80 EUR (1,921 - 6,684 INR), while the average bicycle pass costs around 10-40 EUR (834 - 3,340 EUR). For Tours campus, the Tramway pass subscription fee starts from 20 EUR (1,663.64 INR)

Services offered by the university

Excelia is organized into five schools:

  • Excelia Executive Education
  • Excelia Tourism School
  • Excelia Business School
  • Excelia Academy
  • Excelia Digital School
  • The historical campus is located in La Rochelle and provides various specialization programs that are offered in its other campuses. 
  • The Excelia Business School has labs, libraries, auditoriums, cafeterias for students to facilitate state-of-the-art amenities and facilities on campus. 

Student life

  • The school offers 50 different association clubs in which students can take part. The extracurricular programs in these 50 clubs will help you develop skills that are essential for personal and professional development. 
  • If you are interested in sports there are various sports clubs you can take part in. There are 40 sports and leisure activities including, swimming, handball, rugby, climbing, basketball, dance etc. 
  • The institute organizes various social gatherings, night clubs etc for students. 

On campus accomodation

 Excelia Business School provides on-campus accommodation to its students at affordable prices.

The CROUS residences are public-owned and State-subsidized. CROUS is the most popular accommodation type for students. It has low rent,  the accommodation is near the campus, and students can enjoy an excellent social life around the accommodation.


University Faculty:Student Ratio


University Faculty Stats

About 950 international students are pursuing their degree programs at the group, making up 25% of the total student population. In addition, 44% of the teaching faculty comprises international research lecturers and business lecturers. This international element represents a genuine asset for the entire community of the group, introducing different cultural aspects and international experiences. 


Research opportunities at university

Excelia Business school provides research and development activities in specific privileged fields. The institute is one of the prominent research-intensive institutions. The institute regularly organizes national and international conferences with its various research partners to give students the best research opportunities.

Internship opportunities (Part time job opportunities)

Excelia Business School provides various internships and part-time job opportunities. Students can choose to do off-campus internships to gain first-hand experience in various business sectors. The school's internship program will allow you to work under international professionals. In addition, the institute has a talented center, where you will find valuable advice on the business world.

Placement - Companies and average salaries offered

Excelia Business School is pleased to report that its average graduate wage has improved to 56,597 EUR three years after graduation (4,686,854 INR). Graduates of the Excelia Business School are working in more than 150 countries. It allows students to make or maintain contact with one another globally and provides access to dedicated job events. The placement rate of the institute is more than 85%.





102 Rue de Coureilles, 17000 La Rochelle, France

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1. Are there any Excelia Business School Scholarships for students seeking admission?
Yes, students can avail Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme for any Master course.

2. What is Excelia Business School fees?
Tuition fees depend on the programme you have been accepted onto. The average tuition fee for the popular programs at Excelia ranges from 11,418.07 EUR TO 16,2257 EUR ( 9.5 Lakh - 13.5 Lakh in INR) 

3. Is it possible to work on a student visa?
While studying in France, every foreign student has the right to work. Non- EU citizens will require a student visa. In addition,  International students can work upto 964 hours a year as a secondary activity, which is equivalent to 60% of the permissible working time in France. It's important to remember that a student job can only provide supplemental money. Keep in mind that French employers expect you to have a basic command of the language.

4. Is it needed to be proficient in French in order to apply?
No, you don't have to be proficient in French to apply to Excelia Business School for admission.

5. What Subjects is Excelia Business School known for?
The major focus of the university is in the field of management, business and finance.