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According to our participants, it is the strong focus on entrepreneurship, the 9-month consultancy project and the large diversity in student body and faculty that makes our full-time MBA programme uniquely suited to meet their needs.

Take your career to the next level and benefit from:

Please note that knowledge of the French language is not required.

Core Courses

Master the fundamentals

Starting from early September, these fundamentals courses last untill December. They enable participants to acquire all basic knowledge that companies expect from an MBA graduate.

During that period various subjects are approached: The Economic Environment for Opportunities - Financial Accounting - Fundamentals and Tools for Measuring/Managing Value - Foundations of Strategic Thinking - Managing Operations and Systems - Managing People to Create Value - Principles of Marketing Management - Strategic Decision Making - Corporate Entrepreneurship - Fundamentals of New Ventures – Microeconomics – Organisational behavior.


From January on, participants can choose to specialise their MBA in conjunction with their individual career goals. Participates can specialise in:

One functional specialisation:

  • Functional path: Finance, Marketing or International Strategy

And one contextual or industry specialsation:

  • Contextual specialization: Multinational Enterprises or New Ventures
  • Industry specialization: Luxury Business or Life Sciences

Participants are not obligated to specialise and can cherry-pick their electives if they wish to do so.


emlyon business school is recognised as the European frontrunner in the field of Entrepreneurship, which shows particularly within the full-time MBA program.

Throughout this program, you will not only learn how to identify interesting business opportunitiesbut also acquire the competencies you need to exploit them profitably.

The capacity to spot opportunities, take initiatives and to get things done is what will make you a successful entrepreneurial leader in today’s global business environment. This is valid whether you plan to work as a high-level manager within an existing company or are planning to set up your own.

International Exchanges

In addition to its cultural interest, the international exchanges allow participants to take management courses that complement their emlyon business school studies. Thus increasing their value on the job market and expanding their professional network.

Our partner institutions dedicated to International MBA exchange programs - http://graduate.em-lyon.com/en/International-MBA/international-mba-programme/International-Exchanges


An integral part of the curriculum, the Full-time MBA’s dedicated careers track comprises a full range of services specifically designed to help participants establish a roadmap to successfully manage their next and future career developments.

emlyon's Careers Services Department is here to help participants succeed and offers them the benefit of their expertise and experience, as well as a wealth of useful tools to guide them on the journey to finding the perfect dream job.


Selecting the right participant is about more than just test scores. At emlyon business school we take an applicant's entire potential into account. Elements like motivation to pursue an MBA, your background and professional project weigh just as heavily in our selection procedure.

If you would like to have the contact details of the right person to help you with any questions regarding the programme or the selection procedure, you can create your personal space and obtain full contact details on your EMLYON dashboard.

  • Admission Process

The admission process for the 2019 intake will run on a monthly basis from October 2018 to July 2019. 

  • Admission Requirements:

- University Degree (minimum Bachelor's Degree or equivalent)

- Min 3 years' work experience


- English proficiency score (TOEIC or TOEFL or IELTS or Cambridge CPE or PTE)

  • Please note:

- You may apply even if you have not taken the GMAT/GRE/TAGE MAGE test yet.

- An exemption from a GMAT/GRE/TAGE MAGE test is possible but only under specific conditions.

Visit the International MBA page on the emlyon business school website for more details!





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