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emlyon business school
France, China, Morocco
European MBA

emlyon business school is situated in 4 campuses in 3 continents (Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Casablanca, Shanghai, Paris), has an alumni network of over 26,000 graduates in 107 countries and is home to France’s premier start-up incubator.

In today’s world, a “maker” is someone who takes their destiny into their own hands, who shapes and molds their own future. Yet this is not a purely individual approach. On the contrary, it is a collaborative process. In other words, the principle is no longer “Do It Yourself”, but rather “Do It Together”. This concept perfectly reflects our vision of what an entrepreneur is, i.e. a person who tries, experiments, fails, starts again and learns by doing.
The MBA program at emlyon business school is triple accredited (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB) and offers participants a unique opportunity to work in an international environment, develop hard and soft skills, gain a global overview of business and steer their profiles in a strategic way to obtain their career goals.

Full-time MBA
Dedicated to individuals wishing to fast-track their current career, develop their own business, change sectors or to evolve internationally

  • 12 months
  • 1 intake in September of every year
  • Program taught in English
  • Based in Lyon, France
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience
  • Bachelor, Master or PhD degree required
  • Possibility to specialize, 9-month team based consulting project, international learning trip, dedicated careers track

Executive MBA
For seasoned managers wanting to transform their hard and soft skills into tools that will help them take their career to the highest level

  • Part-time format, 20 months (Lyon and Paris campuses/October intakes)
  • Accelerated part-time format, 16 months (Paris campus/March intake)
  • Fast-track format, 10 months (Lyon campus/October intake)
  • Minimum 7 years’ work experience (with initial managerial experience)
  • Bachelor required
  • Program fully taught in English
  • Possibility to specialize during the second part of the program, international learning trip to Shanghai, dedicated careers track, individual Strategic Initiative Project spanning the entire curriculum to be used either as internal sponsor company project or as stepping-stone for professional transition/reconversion and 9-month team based consulting project for fast-track participants

Program Information

Full-time MBA: Our International MBA is an intensive one-year program which is dedicated to individuals wishing to fast-track their current career, develop their own business, change sectors or to evolve internationally. Some key elements of our program are:

  • Diversity– this year the class is made up of 43 participants from 24 different nationalities
  • 9-month team-based consultancy project which correspondences with the participant’s career goals
  • Week long learning trip to discover the management style of another culture
  • Focus on entrepreneurship or corporate entrepreneurship
  • An opportunity to specialize in marketing, finance, strategy, entrepreneurship (amongst other topics)
  • A mandatory career track where every Tuesday is dedicated to career events (workshops, mentoring program, conferences, networking events etc.)
  • French language classes as well as a cultural Art de la Table course which delves into the French gastronomy and provides you with an introduction into French culture

Tuition Fees: 40 000€ (Academic Year 2017/2018)
Class Profile  2015/2016 full-time MBA class 
Number of participants: 43 
Number of nationalities: 24 
Male / Female Ratio: 65% male; 35% female 
Average Age: 31 
Average Work Experience: 7 years Minimum 3 years
Countries represented: Brazil ∙ Canada ∙ China ∙ Chile ∙ Colombia ∙ France ∙ Great Britain ∙ India ∙ Italy ∙ Ivory Coast ∙ Peru ∙ Japan ∙ Latvia ∙ Lebanon ∙ Mexico ∙ Morocco ∙ Panama ∙ Philippines ∙ Russia ∙ Saudi Arabia ∙ Spain ∙ Taiwan ∙ Turkey ∙ USA 

Executive MBA: emlyon business school’s Executive MBA is an entrepreneurship-focused, 20-month part-time program delivered to high-potential managers and senior executives aiming for a leading position within their organization. Key elements of the program:

  • Equal weight during the core phase of the program on strategy and entrepreneurship (entrepreneurial dynamics, corporate entrepreneurship, design thinking)
  • Strategic Initiative Project to be carried out individually leading either to participant’s strategic internal repositioning (if aligned on sponsor company’s internal project), external repositioning (different sector/function/geography) or entrepreneurial project (possible partnership with emlyon business school’s incubator)
  • Week-long learning trip to facilitate participant’s expatriation (China, India, United States etc.)
  • A possibility to specialize during the personalized phase of the program depending on your choice of electives
  • Dedicated personal development track during the entire core phase
  • Accelerated format : 10-month Fast-Track option (Lyon only/October intake) & 16-month accelerated option (Paris only/March intake)  

2015/2016 Executive MBA class Number of participants: 101 (71 in Lyon/30 in Paris) 
Male / Female Ratio: 77% male; 23% female 
Average Age: 39 
Average Work Experience: Average 14 years;  
Minimum Work Experience: 7 years 
Origin of cohort: France 78% / rest of the world: 22% 
Number of nationalities: 8 Countries represented: Algeria ∙ France ∙ Italy ∙ Cameroun ∙ Lebanon ∙ Mexico ∙ Senegal ∙ Indonesia ∙ USA 
Profile: senior managers, managing directors, project directors, liberal professions, entrepreneurs  
Tuition Fees:45,000€ (Academic Year 2016/2017) More information about the full-time MBA  

Executive MBA
Duration : 3 days a month during 20 months
Campus : Paris or Lyon
Profile :  For senior managers, managing directors and entrepreneurs with at least 7 years of professional experience

  • A convenient design so you can balance your personal and professional life 3
  • A  strong focus on your personal development
  • Learning by doing: individual strategic project
  • Experience the start up spirit and network with our start-uppers
  • Exploration of alternate business models : learning trip in Shanghai
  • Develop your critical thinking through disruptive approaches

 More information about the Executive MBA

Student Body
2015/2016 full-time MBA class

Number of participants: 43
Number of nationalities: 24
Male / Female Ratio: 65% male; 35% female
Age Range: 31
Length of Work Experience: Average 7 years Minimum 3 years
Countries represented: Brazil ∙ Canada ∙ China ∙ Chile ∙ Colombia ∙ France ∙ Great Britain ∙ India ∙ Italy ∙ Ivory Coast ∙ Peru ∙ Japan ∙ Latvia ∙ Lebanon ∙ Mexico ∙ Morocco ∙ Panama ∙ Philippines ∙ Russia ∙ Saudi Arabia ∙ Spain ∙ Taiwan ∙ Turkey ∙ USA

2015/2016 Executive MBA class

Number of participants: 71
Male / Female Ratio: 77% male; 23% female
Age Range: 39
Length of Work Experience: Average 15 years Minimum 7 years
Origin of cohort : France 78% / rest of the world : 22%
Profile : senior managers, managing directors, project directors, liberal profesionnals, entrepreneurs




  • Bachelor Degree
  • Min 3 years work experience for the full-time MBA / 7 years for the Executive MBA
  • Fluency in English
  • For the full-time : GMAT Score + English Proficiency score


Application fees: 
120 €
Tuition fees: 40,000€ (Academic Year 2016/2017)

Executive MBA
Application fees: 
150 €
Tuition fees: 45,000€ (Academic Year 2016/2017)




Full-time MBA - Lyon
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Executive MBA – Paris
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