emlyon Business School

Master in Management

The Master in Management – Grande Ecole program offered by emlyon business school is an international program in general management with a progressive specialization.

Join a program of excellence recognized in France and worldwide:  

4th in France and 7th worldwide in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2023 Ranking

 4th in France in the QS World University Ranking 2023

2nd French business school for employability – Global University Employability Ranking 2024 Times Higher Education

Vidéo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEWtx_SG8Qs

Master program


You will master the fundamentals of management through various courses*:

  • Strategic management
  • Accounting & Control
  • Organizational Behaviour & Leadership
  • Economics
  • Transformations
  • Business Data Compliance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Act for the Planet
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Quality Management
  • Dive into Cultures
  • Etc.

You will also take part in all of the following emlyon business school signature DNA courses:

  • Sustainable Futures: you will be introduced to the role of consultant by working for companies who will give you a problem to solve. A real team challenge!
  • RECAPSS (Applied Social Science Research Program): you will conduct a field survey on a topic of your choice, develop your critical thinking and skills inherent in field             survey methodologies.
  • PCE (Business Start-up project): you will work in groups on your own business creation project, benefiting from the support of experts and the tools of our maker’s lab!
  • Prototype at the maker’s lab: you will learn different coding languages and methodologies, then use what you have learned to apply it on real-life products.

Because your goals are unique, your academic journey is too – you will gradually specialize by choosing between specialization tracks or elective courses.

* Specialization tracks: Financial & Accounting Management, Financial Markets, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Entrepreneurial Insights, Marketing, Supply Chain, etc.

  • Elective courses: Corporate finance, banking & insurance, Economic, econometrics & statistics, Entrepreneurship & innovation, Audit & management control, Sustainable development & social responsibility, Globalization challenges & international strategy, Law & social sciences, Marketing & digital strategy, Leadership & human resources management, Humanities & social sciences, Management science research, Engineering science, artificial intelligence & data science, etc.

Through experiential learning in the Makers’ projects, you will “learn to do and do to learn” by working as a team for at least 4 months in the category of your choice (starting a business, sports, humanitarian actions, sustainable development, social responsibility, arts, etc.).


You will have the choice between tracks to develop your specialization*:

  • Advanced Tracks: Corporate Finance – Financial Markets & Risk Management – Management – Entrepreneurship – Strategic Practice – Data Analyst – Marketing & Business Markets – Digital Strategy & Web 3 – etc.
  • Professional Tracks: Investment Banking – Entrepreneurship – Artificial Intelligence – Quantitative Strategy – Digital Marketing – etc.*
  • Electives courses

Or you can add value to your skills by taking part in a Double-Degree program with one of our prestigious partner institutions in France or abroad.

Are you interested in an “alternance”? If so, you can split your time between school and a company to put into practice what you have learned. This option is available for French-speaking students only (level C1) during the Master 2 year of the program.

You will also be able to apply your knowledge and skills to a high-impact mission through the 50-hour Responsible Commitment program.

*Non-contractual courses subject to change, correction, modification, and deletion. For program details and conditions, please contact your program advisor.

Career opportunities

100% of Master in Management – Grande Ecole program graduates found a job within 6 months of graduation. 87% are employed before graduation. Here are some examples:

The most recent graduating class is currently working in these job functions:

Audit/Consulting: 39%
Finance/Banking/Insurance: 14%
Technologies: 11%
Industrial sector: 11%
Media/Arts/Culture: 5%
Retail/Distribution : 4%
Others: 16%

The average annual salary upon graduation is €55K, and the average annual salary after 3 years is €101,7K (Financial Times ranking 2023).

Graduates of the Master in Management – Grande Ecole Program class of 2022, surveyed in 2023.

Main recruiters

  • BNP Paribas
  • Capgemini
  • Crédit Agricole
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • L’Oréal
  • LVHM
  • Mazars
  • PWC
  • SG (Société Générale)
  • Wavestone

What does Procter & Gamble say about us?

Through our partnership with emlyon business school, we’ve set up a series of unique events such as the “48h recruiting challenge”. It’s an extremely fruitful partnership, and the school’s Career Support and Employer Relations department is highly effective. As a result, emlyon business school has become one of Procter & Gamble’s key recruiting targets.”

Anne Claire COSTES // VP Marketing COTY // ex-Brand Director Procter & Gamble // Geneva

emlyon’s new campus

For the 2024 intake, emlyon business school is moving back into the center of Lyon, in the Gerland district. emlyon’s new campus is designed as a vibrant and sustainable hub, where you will learn and benefit from an interpersonal, hybrid, committed and connected experience.

       30,000 sqm of total surface area

       Open spaces for students: library, fablab, bakery, brasserie, etc.

       3 metro stops to Part-Dieu, France’s second-largest business district

       1/3 of the campus area is occupied by outdoor spaces

Discover the new campus   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LIBe1DuPGU

Student life in Lyon, France

UNESCO has declared Lyon’s historic urban site a World Heritage Site. From the Basilica of Fourvière to Vieux Lyon and Croix-Rousse, Lyon is renowned for its quality of life, rich culture, and renowned gastronomy, best represented by the traditional “bouchons lyonnais”.

At the crossroads of Europe, Lyon is a true gateway to the world. All of Europe is only a few hours away from Lyon-Saint Exupéry International Airport, and 3 TGV train stations connect the city to Paris (2 hours) and Marseille (2h30), as well as the Alps and the French Riviera.

Located in the heart of France’s largest industrial region, Lyon is home to several French and international headquarters, including Bayer, BioMerieux, Groupe SEB, Renault Trucks, WHO, Interpol, etc.

The metropolitan area has a particularly well-developed urban mobility and eco-friendly transportation: 4 subway lines, 7 tramway lines, buses, boats, self-service bicycles, etc.

Interested in experiencing a vibrant student life? Lyon is a « mini-Paris » where the cost of living is more affordable (about 26% less) for a high quality of life. With more than 150,000 students including 15,000 coming from abroad, there are several associations for international students. emlyon business school’s BDI (Bureau des Internationaux) will help you to meet other international students and discover the city and its surroundings.

But first, our International Students Office will make sure you get all the administrative help you need (housing, transportation, financing, banking partners, visa process, health insurance, etc.). We are waiting for you!


Scholarships granted by emlyon business school

–        As a socially responsible organization, emlyon business school helps students to finance their Master in Management – Grande Ecole by offering scholarships to qualifying students. These scholarships can help cover up to 60% of the tuition fees of the 1st year.

emlyon Foundation scholarship

–        emlyon business school Foundation may grant financial scholarships based on academic, personal, and financial conditions. Application process are available on our platform at the beginning of the academic year.

Partner company scholarships

–        Some of emlyon business school’s partners offer scholarships to students.

France Excellence Europa and Eiffel Scholarships

–        If you meet the excellence requirements of the France Excellence Europa or Eiffel Scholarships programs, emlyon business school may present your application to benefit from this financial aid. More information on https://campusfrance.org

Campus France

–        Discover more scholarship options available depending on your country of residence on campusfrance.org.

Mobility grants Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

–        The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region supports the international mobility of its students participating in an internship or studying abroad outside Europe. On average, students have received financial assistance between €1,000 and €1,500. Additional flat-rate assistance is awarded based on social criteria as well as depending on the level of the CROUS grant (from €80 to €530). Students with disabilities receive an additional €530.

Erasmus+ grants

–        The Erasmus+ mobility grant is financed by the European Union and is awarded for study or internship mobility of up to 12 months. The monthly allowance ranges from €225 to €674. An additional €50 will be granted if you choose an eco-responsible mode of transport (round trip from home to your host country). An additional €250 may be paid if you meet certain inclusion criteria.

Banking partners

–        emlyon business school students are eligible for bank loans from our partner banks.
Find out more about our banking partners on our website.


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