Executive MBA

Take you career to the next level

Location :
Lille & Paris

 Part-time :
16 months

Executive MBA Ranking :
Top 10 in Europe The Economist 2018, 69th in the World Financial Times 2019



Are you looking to boost your career? Are you a manager or an entrepreneur? Make a career move that really counts. EDHEC Executive MBA (EMBA) will give you the stimulating learning environment you need to acquire a global business outlook and successfully achieve the digital transformation of your company.




  • Enhanced skills and a new perspective

  • Professionnal and personal development

  • Insights into the challenges of globalisation

Global recognition

69th worldwide
Financial Times 2019

Top 10 in Europe, 20th in the world
The Economist 2018

26th in Europe
QS Global EMBA 2018


EDHEC Executive MBA programme will give you the know-how you need to drive your organisation’s performance and consolidate your leadership.



EDHEC Executive MBA core courses address all the disciplines that underpin corporate management to give students the tools they need to master all the key aspects of strategic and business management. The core courses are delivered in English by EDHEC teaching faculty and professional experts.

They cover the following areas:

The global business world

  • Economics and globalization
  • European business practices
  • Business Trips: the global business environment

Finance and accounting :

  • Business game – financial accounting
  • Accounting
  • Audit and business performance management
  • Corporate finance

Leadership and Organisation

  • Induction seminar
  • Organizational Management
  • Leadership and professional development workshops
  • Personal leadership coaching


  • Marketing management
  • Strategic marketing (business game)


  • Operational Management and logistics management
  • Business Law – Corporate legal strategies


  • Strategic analysis
  • Management and strategic options

6 electives to open up new perspectives :

EDHEC Executive MBA programme offers a wide choice of top level business options on the Lille and Paris campuses to consolidate your skills and provide you with new perspectives on management issues.

 You can choose up to 6 different electives covering a total of 90 hours.

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Machine Learning & Big Data
  • Management and Performance
  • IoT, Big Data, AI, Block Chain: Recognising capabilities of emerging technologies and new business challenges
  • Innovation and Design thinking
  • Organisational renewal : embracing digitalization
  • Les Tops priorités du Droit en Entreprise
  • Financial markets
  • From Vision to Empowerment
  • Luxury Brand Management
  • Decision Making Management
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Family Business Management
  • Criminal Risks Management
  • Connected Commerce



*Electives 2019-2020

Discover the new business models that allow to grasp the challenges of globalisation

To help them gain a better understanding of the challenges raised by globalisation and how to deal with them, the students take part in 2 Global Business Trips.

The Global Business Trips help you explore how economic and political models work in relation to western models, understand the mechanics of competition, and identify key business success factors. The trips also help you to step back, develop strategic sensitivity and acquire new managerial reflexes in project and people management.

The Global Business Trip includes a range of complementary activities:

  • Conferences to understand the country’s cultural environment.
  • In-company visits and discussions with local managers to link theory with practice.
  • Team workshops to draw up the Global Business Report.

The Global Business Report

At the end of the business trip, students form teams to write a detailed report on an industry or company of their choice: the Global Business Report. This report gives them the opportunity to gauge the insights acquired during the business trip, and to demonstrate their ability to apply the tools presented during the course to real-life conditions.

The aim of the Global Business Report is twofold:

  • To anticipate the trends emanating from the new market economies and identify alternative management models.
  • To develop the ability to "think strategically" by adopting a cross-sector approach and synthetic thinking, examine competitive trends in an environment with little information by learning to decipher weak signals and rumours, and enhance strategic sensitivity by making intuition a factor in decision making.

The project involves moving from thought to action and formulating strategic recommendations for the company of your choice.

The EDHEC Executive MBA consulting project consists of drafting recommendations , in the same way as a real consultant, on a concrete topic linked to your career plan and that is useful to the business organisation. It may concern the company you work for, one of its customers, or a company that you would like to found or take over. It involves both a long-term take of the future and a real understanding of the present, demonstrating a keen sense of reality that combines good sense, reaction and action. You will be supported by both a coach and a member of the teaching faculty in this exercise, and will discuss the work with the other members of your team.

This is the final stage of your programme. It has 3 objectives :

  • To help consolidate the theory acquired during your study programme and put it into practice.

  • To acquire a problem-solving methodology with a strategic bias (project management, framing a problem, diagnosis methods, developing and communicating proposals, etc.).

  • To develop formal strategic and cross-sector recommendations for a real management issue, similar to those you will develop later on.

Students defend their consulting project orally in front of a 2-person panel who examine the clarity and thrust of the diagnosis as well as the relevance of the recommendations envisaged.

EDHEC Executive MBA programme is based on a highly innovative approach built around three areas:

Leadership Development Seminars

EDHEC Executive MBA programme puts great emphasis on collaborative activities to help develop your leadership skills and strategic prowess. A series of seminars complete the group dynamics with a human-sized class located on the Lille and Paris campuses, with the aim of enhancing personal efficiency and decision-making skills.

Team workshops & Career Development

Dozens of case studies, often based on professional issues that members of the team have come up against, mean that you debate your ideas and formulate joint recommendations. In this active learning context, the teamwork activities hone your leadership skills and help you to understand how an efficient team works and the best attitude to adopt to boost your team’s performance.

Individual support through 5 tailored coaching sessions

EDHEC Executive MBA combines dense and high performance learning with intense tailored support. Students are given personal tutoring to complete their project and develop their leadership so that later on, they can shoulder their responsabilities fully and serenely.

Organised at regular intervals during the course of the programme, the individual coaching sessions cover three main areas:

  • Development of managerial skills
  • Career management
  • Decision making

Two additional sessions will help you to customize your approach to the "decision-making" module.

Next events

06 Mar

Executive MBA - Lille

Information Session

Lille Campus, Lille 08:30 - 10:00


11 Mar

Executive MBA - Paris

Information Session

Paris Campus 18:30 - 20:00



Develop your professional transformation through the innovative and relevant action learning input.

EDHEC Executive MBA is a balanced programme that combines serious academic input with a hands-on approach to the real challenges of business life.

  • Priority is given to business basics: finance, strategy, studies of new business models

  • An individual consulting project based on a real company case of your choice

  • Many unresolved case studies, role plays and business games

  • Completion of a Global Business Report, written in teams at the end of each business trip

Faculty members with real life business expertise

The EDHEC Executive MBA learning programme is underpinned by international academic experts and business professionals.

"The learning environment that we’ve designed will help you to develop a global and novel outlook on the business world, and to consolidate your management and entrepreneurship skills in order to reinvent your personal trajectory and that of your firm."


CANNONE Stéphane

Directeur des programmes sur-mesure

Techniques de négociation

CERVELLON Marie-Cécile, PhD

PhD, McGill University


COLLARD Christophe

D.E.A., Université de Lille II

Droit international des affaires


PhD, Université de Lille



PhD, Université Paris X

Finance d'entreprise


PhD, Université de Vienne

Innovation, Disruption et Transformation Digitale


Harvard Business School

Defense Business Board

MONNET Bertrand

PhD (ABD), Université Paris II

Criminal Risks Management


PhD, Université de Louvain

Marketing Management

VERY Philippe, PhD

PhD, IAE Aix en Provence

Management stratégique


When you join EDHEC Executive MBA, you join a fertile learning community of experienced professionals and business organisations from around the world.*

39 years old on average

29% female

14,5 years professional expérience on average

21% international

(*EDHEC Executive MBA Class 2015-2018)

I chose EDHEC as I was looking for an MBA that offered a truly interactive experience and I wanted to develop relations with the other members of my class. I really appreciated being able to exchange ideas in an environment that encouraged discussion.

Cédric TAELMAN, Operational Manager, Sagrex (Belgium) – Class of 2014

EDHEC Executive MBA programme adopts a fertile across-the-board approach, and includes many high quality courses in the fields of business strategy, finance, logistics and human resources, among others. It also provides students with tailored support via coaching sessions with a top flight teaching team. The programme also explores other business organisations through discussion and sharing experiences with the class during the courses and the group work.

Céline FOMPUDIE, HR Communications Manager, La Poste - Class of 2013

EDHEC Executive MBA programme gave me a solid foundation of skills and know-how to manage and unite a team. It helped me to develop a global approach and to make pertinent decisions. It taught me to see the big picture and to be objective and revealed my leadership style. Today, I try to bring out the best in each individual in my management practices. I’m also aware of the need to continually learn, and to cultivate self learning.

Michael JAINE, Direct Sales Director, SOFINCO – Class of 2013


Weekend Format

Twice a month (Friday - Saturday)
Lille Campus

Weekday Format

Once a month (Wednesday - Saturday)
Paris Campus

2 Intakes

March or September


Length : 16 months

Selection Criteria

A bachelor degree or equivalent

8 years of professional experience

Proficiency in English

Admissions Procedure

  • Initial Interview with the Programme Advisor

  • Discussion with participants and Alumni

  • Application form

  • A face-to-face Interview with the Programme Director

  • Response of the admissions committee

Overall cost of the course : 

September 2019: 43 000€ excl. VAT
(including 4 500€ excl. VAT for the 2 Global Business Trips).

This programme is eligible for the French personal training account scheme (CPF) - Code 245001.

Early bird

3 800€ reduction from tuition fees for all applications submitted before 31/05 for the programme starting in the new academic year September and before 15/10 for the March session.


There are 3 types of scholarships offering reductions of up to 8 500€


Europe & residents* = 5 000€

Outside Europe = 8 500€

* Residents are foreign nationals living in France.


Business start-up or takeover with entrepreneur status * (self-employed, company directors) = 5 000€

* Applicants seeking a scholarship in the context of a company start-up or takeover project must be able to defend his or her plan in front of an admissions panel.


This scholarship is reserved for applicants looking for a career change or between jobs.
The scholarship is awarded following an assessment by the scholarship award board. The amount can go up to 10% discount on the share of personal financing.

NB : only one scholarship is applicable for a programme. If two or several criteria are met, the highest reduction will apply.


Innovative Teaching Methods

EDHEC Executive Education and MBA programmes are underpinned by the know-how and expertise of the school’s top-flight teaching faculty of academics and business professionals.
EDHEC offers a unique learning environment that promotes the acquisition of technical skills and personal and professional transformation through its innovative and dynamic teaching methods.

Global Reach

EDHEC Business School is one of only 60 Business Schools in the world (from almost 14 000 institutions) to hold the three prestigious accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. This triple accreditation attests to the quality of EDHEC’s teaching and the academic excellence of its MBA and executive education programmes.




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