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Master / International Business Administration

Full-time study

ESDES Lyon Business School
Business developer training program

Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management

Gain a solid perspective on the nature of business competitiveness and acquire skills to evaluate the complexity of the international business arena by mastering analytical tools for key decision-making processes.

It is taught 100% in English.

 

French version

Master / International Business Administration
Study in France

Studying at Master’s level allows you to choose your specialization and become an expert in your chosen field. The MasterClasses chosen each semester offer advanced teaching to strengthen this expertise and clarify your professional objectives.

The International Business Administration specialization is full-time and 100% in English.

 

OBJECTIVES

The specialization is designed to gain a solid perspective on the nature of business competitiveness and acquire skills to evaluate the complexity of the international business arena by mastering analytical tools for key decision-making processes.

It prepares students for becoming an international business leader. It adopts a project-based learning approach which combines theory and simulation and it provides analytical tools for decision-making. Students acquire the ability to evaluate the complexities of international business and develop communication, leadership and teamwork skills.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A generalist program focused on international business,
  • The opportunity to experiment management in an international context,
  • A multicultural environment with lecturers and students with more than 10 nationalities represented, giving the experience of intercultural relationships on a daily basis.

Teaching is delivered by a combination of professionals and academics.

Part of the teaching is common to all students of the ESDES Master in Management Program (Responsible Management, Data Management, Managing Cultural Diversity, Strategy: Choices and Implementation, Research Methodology, Business Strategy Game). Students also participate to masterclasses designed to broaden their horizons and deepen their understanding and analysis of the business world.

Specialized courses are introduced progressively each semester.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Careers open to international, within foreign companies in France or companies abroad:

  • Business Developer
  • Market leader
  • Marketing officer
  • Management controller

 

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 of our partner universities

 

EFMD accredited

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

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PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • To master and apply the knowledge and skills required for functioning 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 through the development of a digital mindset and 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 evolutionary 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
  • It is possible to obtain a double Master’s Degree during the final year at one of our partner universities

Semesters 7 and 8 (Master 1)

Module title Teaching hours

(exams included)

ECTS  

Semester

Fair Trade and Sustainable Development 24 3 7
Corporate Governance 24 3 7
International Corporate Finance 24 3 7
International Business Strategy 24 3 7
International Marketing 24 3 7
Leadership in International Management 24 3 7
International Taxation and Social Responsibility 24 3 8
Innovation, Creativity and Project Management 24 3 8
Global Supply Chain Management 24 3 8
Business Game: Global Challenge 24 3 8
International Business Law 24 3 8
Common Modules
Data Management 24 3 7
Responsible Management 24 3 7
Managing Cultural Diversity 24 3 8
Strategy: choices and implementation 24 3 8
Choice of 4 Masterclasses

* To be chosen within a list of available Masterclasses

72 8  

7 & 8

Foreign language (French for non-French speakers, English, German, Spanish or Italian) 24 2 7 & 8
Career Project (PEP’S) 15 2 7 & 8
Program events 24   7 & 8
Internship Master 1   3 8
TOTAL TEACHING 495 60  

 Semesters 9 and 10 (Master 2)

Module title Teaching hours

(exams included)

ECTS  

Semester

International Financial Management 24 3 9
Business Trends & Communication 24 3 9
Information System & Decision Making 24 3 9
Entrepreneurship & Business Modelling 24 3 9
International Human Resource Management 24 3 9
Digital Marketing 24 3 9
Common modules 
Research Methodology 24 3 9
Choice of 2 Masterclasses

* To be chosen within a list of available Masterclasses

36 4 9
Business Strategy Game 24 3 9
Career Project (PEP’S) 8 1 9
Foreign language (French for non-French speakers, English, German, Spanish or Italian) 12 1 9
Program events 12   9
Professional thesis and Grand Oral 20 10
Internship Master 2   10 10
TOTAL TEACHING 260 60  

 

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See admission procedure of Master in Management by clicking here.

 

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Benefits of this course

100% in English

100% of graduates are employed less than 6 months after graduation

Double degree options in only 1 semester

Head of program

Huiyi GAO

Head of International Business Administration Program

Portrait EC Huiyi GAO

Huiyi GAO

Head of International Business Administration Program

Huiyi GAO grew up in China. Prior to her PhD from the University of Lyon, she worked as a CFO for the Chinese branch of a Japanese firm. Her academic areas are international strategic management, focusing on the practices of French multinationals and on the penetration of Chinese firms in Europe. Her publications bridge Western and Eastern strategic thinking, identifying the characteristics of a new generation of Chinese business leaders.

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