A Group dedicated
to higher education

Created in 1988, Excelia Group was one of the first higher education groups in France.
The Group not only 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 School, La Rochelle Academy and La Rochelle Executive Education.

La Rochelle Business School

Ranked in the Top 20 of the best French business schools.
A School that is AACSB accredited for all programmes and EPAS accredited for both the BBA International and the Master in Management Grande Ecole programme.

La Rochelle Tourism & Hospitality School

The only French school whose courses are UNWTO.TedQual accredited.

La Rochelle Digital School

La Rochelle Academy

Foundation programmes

Short-study programmes

La Rochelle Executive Education


Areas of expertise

The Group includes two institutes whose aims are to develop and further enhance two areas of expertise… CSR and Tourism. In addition, in 2015, the Group established a case study laboratory to assist the Schools’ professors in their teaching and to provide students with an innovative learning tool using real-life company case studies. 

  • IRSI: Institute for Sustainability through Innovation
  • TMI: Tourism Management Institute
  • Innov Case Lab: Case Study Laboratory