emlyon business school


emlyon business school

emlyon business school MBA

emlyon business school
Since its creation 140 years ago, emlyon business school has been driven by entrepreneurship, innovation and humanism. Our vision and mission are nurtured by our global and digital world. The entrepreneur from emlyon business school is a maker and an early mover. He/she is an early maker. emlyon business school is situated in 6 campuses in 3 continents (Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Casablanca, Shanghai, Paris, Bhubaneswar), has an alumni network of over 31,000 graduates in 121 countries and is home to France’s premier start-up incubator.
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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, 7-month team based consulting project, international learning trip, dedicated careers track
  • Take a sneak peak of what your first day will look like!

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)
  • Fast-track format, 10 months (Lyon and Paris campuses/October intake)
  • Minimum 7 years’ work experience (with initial managerial experience)
  • Bachelor required
  • Program fully taught in English or French
  • First half of the program are dedicated to core courses, during the second half you will choose a 'Makers Bridge' specialization either Corporate Executive, Corporate Entrepreneur, Small & Medium Enterprise Manager or Entrepreneur. You will also take part in international learning trips and a dedicated leadership and development track
  • Meet Sophie, current Executive MBA participant 

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 64 participants from 32 different nationalities;
  • 7-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 bootcamp 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: 38 500€ (Academic Year 2020/2021)
Campus: Lyon

Class Profile 2019/2020 full-time MBA class
Number of participants: 64
Number of nationalities: 32
Male / Female Ratio: 58% male; 42% female
Average Age: 30
Average Work Experience: 6,5 (Minimum 3 years)
Countries represented: Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, France, Ghana, Guniea, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia

Executive MBA: 

A 10 to 20-month program delivered to highpotential managers and senior executives who want to

  • Realign their professional direction
  • Advace their skills to keep up with teh changing environment
  • See direct professional and personal benefits

Key elements of the program:

  • Core courses to help you develop your ability to lead in this rapidly evloving world. You will be exposed to the full breadth of business topics and disruptive trends you will need to know about to stay successful
  • Dedicated Leadership and Development track where you will be supported by specialized experts with a strong track record for coaching executives
  • In company projects
  • In the second half of the program you will choose a "Makers Bridge" specialization which will either help you go further in your current career or change direction all together. You will choose between Corporate Executive, Small and Medium Entreprise Management, Corporate Entrepreneruship, Entrepreneurship

Tuition Fees: 54,000€ (Academic Year 2019/2020) More information about

Duration: 3 days a month during 20 months or accelerated over 10 months
Campus: Paris or Lyon


Executive MBA class profile 2019/2020
Number of participants: 88
Male / Female Ratio:  65% Male, 35%Female.
Average Age: 42
Average Work Experience: Average 18 years;
Minimum Work Experience: 7 years
Origin of cohort: France 58% / rest of the world: 42%
Number of nationalities: 12 countries represented: France, Spain, USA, Ukraine, Brazil, Tunisia, Algeria, Portugal, Morocco, China, Japan, Cameroon.
Sectors: Engineering (39%), Sales (33%), R&D (19%), Finance & Accounting (7%) and IT (2%)
Profile: senior managers, managing directors, project directors, liberal
professions, entrepreneurs, project managers.


Student Body

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
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


Full-time International MBA

  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience
  • Bachelor, Master or PhD degree required
  • English proficiency test for non-native speakers
  • Online application with video exercise

Executive MBA

  • Minimum 7 years’ work experience (with initial managerial experience)
  • Bachelor required
  • English or French proficiency test for non-native speakers
  • Online application with video exercise


Application fees: 120 €
Tuition fees: 38 500 € (Academic Year 2019/2020)

Executive MBA
Application fees: 150 €
Tuition fees: 45,000€ (Academic Year 2019/2020)

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