A Grand Ecole since 1986, the Burgundy School of Business was founded as Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Dijon-Bourgogne in 1899 and took on its current name in 2016, the same year as it completed triple accreditation. It is still largely based in Dijon, where it moved into new city centre premises in 2017, but is also expanding its operations in Lyon and since 2004 has had an office in Paris. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the Cote d’Or remains the largest shareholder.
Working under the slogan "Lead for Change" it offers courses in English and French while giving students the option of acquiring one of eight possible third languages. Non-French speakers are offered free classes in the language.
While offering a full range of courses including a three-year Grand Ecole Masters including exchanges abroad, it is most noted for what it calls "French Touch" programmes.
The Centre for Arts and Cultural Management builds on expertise dating back to the first courses in 1990. The School of Wines and Spirits was set up in 2013. It aims to become a world leader for the trade and close to half of the students on its courses come from Asia.
In 2018 the university organised Apero2Gether, inviting all 16,000 alumni to get-togethers in Dijon, Marseilles, Paris and London.