2

year program taught 100% in English

4

specializations

12

months of professional experience

Master in Management

ESDES Lyon Business School

Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management

The Master in Management is a 2-year program which mixes theoretical knowledge and practical experience provided by academics and professionals.

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Master in Management

The program aims to give students the ability to evaluate the complexity of the international business arena by providing them with analytical tools for decision-making processes. Students will also develop their communication, leadership and teamwork skills. Interactive learning methods are used in the program such as business simulation, conferences on international business issues, and storytelling.

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • To master and apply the knowledge and skills required to function effectively in a specialized field of business.
  • To adopt ethical, social and responsible behavior by engaging in activities that impact society.
  • To manage operations in companies or organizations within an international context.
  • To contribute to the collective performance of the group by being  an effective team member.
  • To work efficiently with people from different cultures and operate successfully in various environments.
  • To develop professional hindsight to solve problems and make subsequent decisions.
  • To acquire communication skills in order to engage with a wide range of audiences in at least two different languages.
  • To contribute to the digital transformation of organizations by developing a digital mindset and digital expertise.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ideal for students who want to study business in France and wish to follow a program taught in English.
  • A balanced mix of academic and professional learning
  • Acquire a solid and lasting foundation for an evolving career
  • 2 years to become an expert in one of our 5 specializations
  • Develop your managerial skills and reveal your leadership potential
  • Benefit from an individualized path: MasterClasses, professionalization, internationalization
  • Opportunity to obtain a double Master’s Degree during the final year at one of our partner universities

 

Degree: Master in Management

Duration: 2 years

Professional experience during the program: Consultancy project and 6-month internship

Good to know: It is possible to obtain a double Master’s Degree during the final year at one our partner universities

 

EFMD accredited

The Grande Ecole Program has been EFMD accredited since March 2020.

 

Master / 1st year Hours ECTS

Semester 1

Core courses

48 6
MasterClasses 40 4
Specialization courses 144 18
Personal & Career Development 12 1
French Language* 12 1
TOTAL SEMESTER 1 256 30

Semester 2

Core courses

 

 

 

48

 

 

 

6

MasterClasses 40 4
Specialization courses 120 15
Personal & Career Development + Consultancy project 12 4
French Language* 12 1
TOTAL SEMESTER 2 232 30

 

Master / 2nd year Hours ECTS

Semester 3

Core courses

48 6
MasterClasses 40 4
Specialization courses 144 18
Personal & Career Development 12 1
French Language* 12 1
TOTAL SEMESTER 3 256 30
 

Semester 4

 

 

Master’s Thesis

   

 

 

21

Internship   9
TOTAL SEMESTER 4   30

* Intensive French classes are available during the summer

CORE COURSES

Core courses aim to provide students with a global and strategic approach to all issues of management. Students acquire the ability to adapt their decision-making process to any complex , interdisciplinary, perpetually changing environment, with diverse cultures. 

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SPECIALIZATION COURSES

The Master in Management is a 2-year program which mixes theoretical knowledge and practical experiences provided by academics and professionals.

The program aims to give students the capability of evaluating the complexity of the international business arena by providing them with analytical tools for decision-making processes. Students will also develop their communication, leadership and teamwork skills. Interactive learning methods are used in the program such a business simulation, conferences on international business issues or storytelling. 

4 specializations fully taught in English are available:

 

MASTERCLASS

Each semester, students must choose 2 masterclasses. Masterclasses are taught by School research professors on subjects close to their research themes. These expert classes help students to acquire very specific knowledge, which is useful in their field of specialization. These are also a chance to blend research and pedagogy and to submerge students in research works. Masterclasses are also a good experience of research which will prove helpful when writing the Master’s thesis.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT 

Workshops and coaching are organized to optimize students’ understanding of business standards, personal branding and digital tools for employment.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Each student partakes in a consultancy project and a 6-month internship to improve their level of work experience.

Consultancy project: A company commissions a group of students on a real business project

Internship: A 6-month work experience placement, in France or abroad. ESDES provides support for placements and knowledge of the employment market.

 

MASTER’S THESIS

The Master’s thesis is the final task of the program. This must demonstrate a capacity for reflection, method and professionalism, and confirm, in writing, all the skills students have acquired.

REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must currently be finishing or have already completed their third year of a bachelor degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits).

After receiving the application, including supporting documents, the admissions board will review the complete file. Candidates will then be invited for a personal interview by Skype.

After the interview, the final admission results will be communicated by email.

Applications are evaluated as follows:

Admission for Master’s degree Weighting
Application form 10
English test 4
Interview 6
TOTAL 20

 

Native English speakers or candidates who have been studying in English for at least two years will be exempt from the English test requirement. In this case, applications are evaluated as follows:

Admission for Master’s degree Weighting
Application form 10
Personal interview 10
TOTAL 20

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Monthly session: send your application file before the 5th of each month.

Documents required for your application:

  • Completed application form
  • Transcripts of your Higher Education studies
  • Transcripts of baccalaureate or equivalent high school diploma
  • Two academic and / or professional recommendation letters
  • Official English test results (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, CAMBRIDGE EasySPEAKing…), native English speaking students are exempt.
  • Cover letter
  • Résumé / CV
  • Copy of passport (photograph page)
  • ID photo
  • Application fees: €180 (non-refundable).

 

Fees per year 

€10 380 E.U. / €11 630 non E.U.

* 2020-2021 rates

ESDES Lyon Business School

Admissions recruitment – Contact us

+33 (0)4 26 84 49 31

Benefits of this course

Individualized path: MasterClasses, professionalization, internationalization

Contribute to the digital transformation of organizations

Acquire a solid and lasting foundation for an evolving career

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