Business School

Emlyon Business School Executive Development

Emlyon business school is a learning experience like no other. For over 140 years we equip our students with the entrepreneurial skills, values and attitudes they need to succeed as leaders in today's challenging global environment.

Emlyon Business School Executive Development

Established 1872

Business School

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Accreditation & Recognition:

Based in France, emlyon business school belongs to the 1% of Business Schools in the world which have the triple accreditation - AACSB, AMBA & EQUIS. emlyon business school is also one of 11 French business schools with the Triple Crown.

emlyon business school trains 4,100 students including 40% from abroad (80 nationalities) and 5,500 company managers in continuous professional development programmes.

emlyon business school is a learning experience like no other. For over 140 years we equip our students with the entrepreneurial skills, values and attitudes they need to succeed as leaders in today’s challenging global environment.

Key figures

·        113 permanent professors, 80 visiting professors and overseas guests, 29 assistants registered on a doctorate or the emlyon Ph.D.programme

·        5 campuses: Lyon-Ecully, Saint-Etienne, Casablanca, Shanghai (a new one in September 2016), and Paris (opening in September 2016)

·        A network of over 26 000 alumni in 107 countries, 336 events organized in 2014/2015 in 21 countries with more than 7 500 alumni

·        emlyon incubator: 1 350 project supported, 950 companies created or taken over, 11 000 direct jobs created, 180 entrepreneur projects per year

·        3 clusters: Entrepreneurship & Growth, Work and Organizations and Lifestyle and Consumption

emlyon business school executive development

emlyon business school has been offering executive programs for executives and senior managers for more than 30 years. It trains more than 5 500 managers each years and proposes four types of programs:

Open programs
Degrees & Certificates
Custom Corporate Solutions
Coaching & Support

mission is to develop agile, responsible managers in an ever-changing world, who are capable of making a positive impact on the performance of the business and the ecosystem on the global stage.

emlyon business school experience

An innovative learning experience: courses, works and events based on entrepreneurship and innovation against a backdrop of major scientific breakthroughs and globalization.

 - Creative learning by emlyon business school

Research, working closely with businesses and mastering entrepreneurial processes, for which emlyon business school has been a European point of reference for several years, enriched by more recent achievements (MOOCs, effectuation, design thinking, etc.), ensure the excellence of the pedagogical approach and the satisfaction of value creation and innovation requirements. Creative Learning by emlyon business school secures the required drivers and puts you in a position to analyze, test, invent and act based on experimentation. There are two areas for ensuring that the knowledge and skills you acquire can be implemented in an operational way and be integrated into the requirements of businesses and organizations:

·        Globalization: be able to create for and in a polycentric way,

·        Digitization: be able to create using new logics of action, technologies, tools and behaviors.

The teaching tools and methods provided by emlyon business school incorporate these requirements. The skills developed focus on uses and apply to all subjects and issues (activity, organization, products, services, business model design, etc.).

 - Innovative multi-modal way of learning

Theory, cases studies, teamwork (from 4 to 6 people), blended learning (a mix of online and on site learning). Both the theoretical approach and discussions allow participants to challenge points of view and experiences. Open access to research contents: Knowledge@EMLYON emlyon business school launched this year its new website dedicated to the intellectual contributions of Faculty members. On a weekly basis, high-level academic content adapted in summaries, interviews, op-eds or videos. Short and attractive formats aimed at highlighting the cutting-hedge research led by emlyon business school's professors in social science and its impact for companies and society challenges.

 - Entrepreneurship

emlyon business school has established itself as the most entrepreneurial business school in France over the past 30 years. Its constantly innovative incubator has helped to liberate the ambition and potential of more than, 1,350 entrepreneurs and has played a significant role in supporting the creation of over 950 enterprises, which have generated more than 11,000 jobs since 1984. To replicate the work done here in France in key developed and emerging markets globally, the school successfully laid the groundwork for the creation of an international incubator network, which will operate out of physical or virtual hubs in North Africa, China and the USA, covering all high potential sectors and also developing specific focuses on cutting edge industries, such as medical technology.





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Solutions tailored to strategic business challenges

emlyon business school executive is able to meet the needs of individual companies through tailor-made in company training programmes.

We also offer tailored multi-modal teaching and learning solutions. We work with our clients to define the learning objectives of the programme, reflecting the company's context and key challenges. This involves a close working relationship with the client, founded on the principle of joint development.

We also design and deploy ad-hoc programmes. There are three main types of ad-hoc programme:

  • Leadership & Functional programmes to help businesses develop talent and in-depth expertise in certain functions
  • Action learning programmes to support companies in their transformation and help them to develop innovation
  • Degree & certifying programmes declined for companies, to help businesses manage transformation and strategic change  (General Management Programme, Leading an activity)

Our clients

We work with major CAC 40 companies (Saint Gobain, Airbus, Gdf-Suez, Danone, Crédit Agricole, Renault, Bouygues,Veolia, etc.), Fortune 500 companies (Kraft, Bristol Myers Squibb, Verizon, Mylan, etc.) and numerous medium-sized businesses and SMEs, institutional bodies and non-commercial organisations. We have been supporting some of these clients for more than 10 years.

Contact us:


Manager Corporate Custom Solutions

Executive Development

+33 (0)4 72 18 29 03

+33 (0)6 38 35 49 65


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