THINK AHEAD THINK INTERNATIONAL
A part-time training compatible with a professional activity; classes taught on Fridays and Saturdays
The IAE Lyon IMBA is a unique executive program, entirely taught in English over 11 months, international guest speakers, professors and practitioners, come to share their knowledge and expertise with a culturally diverse classroom.
Developed around a flexible part-time format, with classes taught on Fridays and Saturdays, the IMBA offers the opportunity to follow courses all the while keeping one foot in the professional world, thereby minimizing any potential disruption for candidates and employers.
Recruited on an international scale, participants come from varied cultural backgrounds and benefit from different academic and professional experiences; the diversity of a multicultural and multidisciplinary group helps to provide a comparative approach.
Seminars are interactive with modern teaching methodologies including in-class case studies, references to concrete professional situations, in class role-playing and interactions between peers and professors. Participants are not only exposed to best management practices, they are also complementary and learn from one another.
This IMBA program is not only a year where participants learn about management theories; it is a career-changing move, a real life-changing experience, during which candidates grow both from a personal and professional standpoint.
The objective of the IMBA is to better prepare participants to be effective global managers who understand the overall environment, organization, employees and customers.
Participants will inherently learn to be more effective cross culturally because of the international diversity of their classroom. The IMBA curriculum does not only put the emphasis on the theoretical and practical aspects of management it encompasses how these techniques should be adapted and applied in various parts of the world.
Strong focus on:
- Strategic and analytical thinking
- Decision making and problem solving
- Understanding international socio-economic issues
- Teamwork and communication
- Personal adaptability and cultural agility
- Personal and career development
- Organizational awareness
- Global understanding of the complexity of the organization
- Leadership development
Our academic professors, which are both professors and consultants for executives in renowned universities and business schools, work hands-in-hands so as to create international contents and drive students towards a successful career.
A total of 15 courses - 12 core and 3 elective courses
- Organizational Behavior
- Business Economics and Legal Environment
- Information Technology and Project Management
- Corporate Finance and Accounting
- Marketing Management
- Management Communication
- CSR and Business Ethics
- Risk and Crisis Management
- Change and Innovation Management
- Cross-Cultural Management
- Effective Leadership and Negotiation
- New Management Styles and HR Issues
- Competitive Strategy Management
At the end of the program participants are required to submit a dissertation based on a professional activity in an international context or on a specific project requiring the implementation of management theories.