EDHEC Global MBA

Diverse as the world, Individual as you.

3rd
worldwide for ESG (Environmental and Social Governance) Education,

Financial Times, 2022

3rd
worldwide for opening new career opportunities,

The Economist, 2021

5th
worldwide for International Mobility,

Financial Times, 2022

Duration
10 months with fast-track or extension options
Language
English
Campus
Nice
Format
Full-time

 

Upcoming intake dates

September

This highly personalised Global MBA programme enables you to develop the necessary skills and business practices to transform your career and lead with confidence, conviction, and authenticity. The EDHEC Global MBA packs a wealth of knowledge and practical experience into an intense 10-month programme. Over a third of the programme is customised to suit your own career path, and the international business education and hands-on experience you’ll get is combined with personalised career coaching and a global network to help you on your way.

 

Global MBA Programme at a glance

 

The triple-accredited and top-ranked EDHEC Global MBA is an intensive and highly personalised 10-month programme that provides you with a 360°business vision in a global context. It is designed to help you transform your future, build an international business network, and develop your business and leadership skills to drive the change your career and our world need.

  • Develop a global business perspective, and gain the necessary skills and expertise you will need to further advance or change your career or launch your own entrepreneurial project.
  • Personalise your programme  to match your own objectives, goals, and aspirations, with a choice of electives, a specialised track, and a tailored MBA project. You can also fast-track or extend your MBA experience according to your situation and needs.
  • A Programme built on Sustainable Impact: Your whole curriculum includes an integrated learning journey encompassing sustainability, social impact and ethical & principled leadership both in class and across the school. In addition, you will take part in the unique Sustainable Impact Challenge which also features an immersive learning expedition
  • Lead 360 : your personal & career development support.
  • Join one of the most diverse and international MBA cohorts in the world.

3 Reasons to Choose the Global MBA (GMBA) at EDHEC

A truly personalised programme

Designed to make an impact: 5th in the world for ESG education

A collective, and hands-on learning experience in a diverse and international cohort

Leaders must develop the vision and skills necessary to lead their organisations to success. Our goal is always to bring out well-rounded, value-driven, inspirational, and reflective leaders who make a positive difference to the business world.

Sandra Richez, EDHEC Global MBA Programme Director

Sandra Richez

Global MBA Programme Director, EDHEC, Nice, France

Gain a global vision with a personal focus

 

An international, experiential, and highly customised programme designed for impactful leadership.

 

Your 10-month journey includes:
 

  • 6 months of core strategic foundation courses
  • 5-month Sustainable Impact Challenge 
  • 1 month of electives
  • 1-month specialisation track
  • 2-month tailored MBA project
  • 2 international business trips
  • Personalised Lead 360 programme throughout your MBA experience
  • Option to fast-track or to extend your EDHEC experience with an internship or international exchange

To discover more about the GMBA programme, including your choice of electives, specialisation tracks, and projects, visit our dedicated Global MBA website.

 

Download brochure

 

Personalise your programme to match your goals

 

Delve deeper into your chosen field or develop new business skills and perspectives with:

  • A choice of electives
  • A specialisation track
  • A tailored MBA project

 

Personalise your programme

Build Your Strategic Foundations

 

Gain a global business vision

 

During your first 6 months, gain a global business vision that allows you to understand and apply relevant strategic frameworks, ask the right questions and make informed, impactful decisions. Subjects include Strategy, Innovation and Management, Finance, Analytics and Risk, and Personal and Organisational Leadership.

 

Personalise your MBA experience

 

After building your knowledge of the key business fundamentals during your first six months, in March and April you can personalise your programme through a choice of electives and a one-month specialisation track.

 

Electives:
  • Macroeconomics
  • Sales & Business Development 
  • Advanced Corporate Finance 
  • Data Visualisation
  • Strategic Foresight
  • Agile Thinking
Tracks:
  • International Finance
  • Global Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Innovation

Lead with confidence and conviction - The Lead 360 Programme

 

The Lead 360 personal and career development programme prepares you for the next step in your post-MBA journey and provides you with innovative tools, global leadership skills, workshops, and coaching sessions that will be indispensable to you as you advance your career. 

 

Principled leadership is deeply ingrained in EDHEC’s Global MBA culture and is integrated into all areas of the Lead 360 programme. Through theory, practice, self-awareness, observation, and inspiration, each participant will be able to reach their leadership potential.

  • Individual and collective coaching
  • Lead 360 elective workshops
  • Assignments
  • Fast-track or extension options
  • CareerSMART, a dedicated initiative to help you create your career strategy

Broaden your horizon, gain international exposure

Although the Global MBA is based in the stunning city of Nice, you will experience a world of diversity and international learning through the curriculum, your professors and your cohort. In addition, your programme also includes 2 global business trips: to EDHEC executive campuses or company locations in destinations such as Singapore, Silicon Valley, London, or New York (locations may change from year to year). 

Choose a track in international finance, global leadership, entrepreneurship, or digital innovation and see the world through the eyes of seasoned executives or entrepreneurs willing to share their global expertise in a local context.

Putting your new skills into action

After 8 months of developing your 360° business acumen, your final 2 months are dedicated to the Tailored MBA Project (sometimes called a Capstone Project). We offer you a choice of 6 options, all of which are designed to put into action your newly acquired skills and vision:

  • Consulting Project
  • Internship or Job Report
  • Business Plan
  • Sustainability Project
  • International Academic Exchange
  • Thesis/research Project

3rd worldwide for responsible business education

 

At EDHEC, we ensure that the curriculum includes an integrated learning journey encompassing sustainability, social impact, and ethical and principled leadership. We are proud that our Global MBA has been ranked by the Financial Times as worldwide for Environmental & Social Governance, both in 2021 and 2022.
 

Sustainable Impact Challenge

 

During the Sustainable Impact Challenge, you will work in teams and put your MBA experience to the test, while tackling a real-life issue. From defining the scope of your project, researching, and knowledge-gathering through to pitching your final proposal, the Sustainable Impact Challenge will challenge your team leadership and business acumen and serve as an invaluable learning experience and window to the complexities of executive leadership.

 

Inspiring Impactful Leaders

 

You will have many opportunities both within and outside of the programme, to develop your knowledge and experience on key societal and environmental issues:

 

  • Clubs and activities including the MBA Sustainability Club and the MBA Diversity & Inclusion Panel
  • Expert panels and speaker sessions
  • Option to focus on sustainability for your MBA Project
  • Sustainability Learning Expedition

Programme overview

Gain a global vision with a personal focus

 

An international, experiential, and highly customised programme designed for impactful leadership.

 

Your 10-month journey includes:
 

  • 6 months of core strategic foundation courses
  • 5-month Sustainable Impact Challenge 
  • 1 month of electives
  • 1-month specialisation track
  • 2-month tailored MBA project
  • 2 international business trips
  • Personalised Lead 360 programme throughout your MBA experience
  • Option to fast-track or to extend your EDHEC experience with an internship or international exchange

To discover more about the GMBA programme, including your choice of electives, specialisation tracks, and projects, visit our dedicated Global MBA website.

 

Download brochure

 

Personalise your programme to match your goals

 

Delve deeper into your chosen field or develop new business skills and perspectives with:

  • A choice of electives
  • A specialisation track
  • A tailored MBA project

 

Personalise your programme

Business Fundamentals

Build Your Strategic Foundations

 

Gain a global business vision

 

During your first 6 months, gain a global business vision that allows you to understand and apply relevant strategic frameworks, ask the right questions and make informed, impactful decisions. Subjects include Strategy, Innovation and Management, Finance, Analytics and Risk, and Personal and Organisational Leadership.

 

Electives & Specialisation Track

Personalise your MBA experience

 

After building your knowledge of the key business fundamentals during your first six months, in March and April you can personalise your programme through a choice of electives and a one-month specialisation track.

 

Electives:
  • Macroeconomics
  • Sales & Business Development 
  • Advanced Corporate Finance 
  • Data Visualisation
  • Strategic Foresight
  • Agile Thinking
Tracks:
  • International Finance
  • Global Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Innovation

Leadership Development

Lead with confidence and conviction - The Lead 360 Programme

 

The Lead 360 personal and career development programme prepares you for the next step in your post-MBA journey and provides you with innovative tools, global leadership skills, workshops, and coaching sessions that will be indispensable to you as you advance your career. 

 

Principled leadership is deeply ingrained in EDHEC’s Global MBA culture and is integrated into all areas of the Lead 360 programme. Through theory, practice, self-awareness, observation, and inspiration, each participant will be able to reach their leadership potential.

  • Individual and collective coaching
  • Lead 360 elective workshops
  • Assignments
  • Fast-track or extension options
  • CareerSMART, a dedicated initiative to help you create your career strategy

Global Business Trips

Broaden your horizon, gain international exposure

Although the Global MBA is based in the stunning city of Nice, you will experience a world of diversity and international learning through the curriculum, your professors and your cohort. In addition, your programme also includes 2 global business trips: to EDHEC executive campuses or company locations in destinations such as Singapore, Silicon Valley, London, or New York (locations may change from year to year). 

Choose a track in international finance, global leadership, entrepreneurship, or digital innovation and see the world through the eyes of seasoned executives or entrepreneurs willing to share their global expertise in a local context.

Tailored MBA Project

Putting your new skills into action

After 8 months of developing your 360° business acumen, your final 2 months are dedicated to the Tailored MBA Project (sometimes called a Capstone Project). We offer you a choice of 6 options, all of which are designed to put into action your newly acquired skills and vision:

  • Consulting Project
  • Internship or Job Report
  • Business Plan
  • Sustainability Project
  • International Academic Exchange
  • Thesis/research Project

Sustainable Impact Programme

3rd worldwide for responsible business education

 

At EDHEC, we ensure that the curriculum includes an integrated learning journey encompassing sustainability, social impact, and ethical and principled leadership. We are proud that our Global MBA has been ranked by the Financial Times as worldwide for Environmental & Social Governance, both in 2021 and 2022.
 

Sustainable Impact Challenge

 

During the Sustainable Impact Challenge, you will work in teams and put your MBA experience to the test, while tackling a real-life issue. From defining the scope of your project, researching, and knowledge-gathering through to pitching your final proposal, the Sustainable Impact Challenge will challenge your team leadership and business acumen and serve as an invaluable learning experience and window to the complexities of executive leadership.

 

Inspiring Impactful Leaders

 

You will have many opportunities both within and outside of the programme, to develop your knowledge and experience on key societal and environmental issues:

 

  • Clubs and activities including the MBA Sustainability Club and the MBA Diversity & Inclusion Panel
  • Expert panels and speaker sessions
  • Option to focus on sustainability for your MBA Project
  • Sustainability Learning Expedition
3rd
worldwide for

ESG (Environmental and Social Governance Education, Financial Times, 2022

3rd
worldwide for

opening new career opportunities, The Economist, 2021

3rd
Business School in France,

Financial times, 2022.

5th
worldwide for International Mobility

Financial Times, 2022

8th
worldwide for return on investment,

QS World University Rankings, 2022

9th
in Europe for learning

Bloomberg Business Review, 2022

10th
worldwide for the potential to network

The Economist, 2021

3rd
Worldwide for student Diversity (Economist)

Find out how a diverse cohort can make a difference

The EDHEC Global MBA – diverse as the world, individual as you

Transform your career with an intensive 10-month Global MBA tailored to match your personal and professional aspirations.


 Duration
 10 months - option to fast-track or extend

  
 Format
 Full-time, in English
 Personnalisation
 Electives + specialisation track + MBA project

Intake dates

September in Nice

 

Key Features

  • 6 months focussed on building your strategic foundations
  • Choice of electives + specialisation track + tailored MBA project
  • 2 international learning expeditions
  • Sustainable Impact Challenge
  • Lead360 programme for personal and career development support

The EDHEC Global MBA blends strategic foundations, personalised options, and tailored career guidance to help you transform your future.

Join an inspiring, diverse, and experienced cohort

 

There is nothing typical about our Global MBA class because we purposely seek to build a cohort that is diverse and dynamic in every way. 

Here is a glimpse of what our current MBA cohort looks like :

 

30+
different nationalities in a cohort of fewer than 75 students

31
Average age is 31. With student ages ranging from 25 to 45

7
Average work experience of 7 years. Ranging from 3 to 20+

46%
female this year, but we want to get to parity soon

Being part of such a diverse MBA cohort leads to networking opportunities and relationships across industries and countries, increased awareness of cultural differences in business, appreciation of diverse leadership, heightened interest in positive company culture, challenged perspectives, a rise in creative thinking, and a personal transformation.

Industry Pre-MBA

23.0%
23.0%
23.0%
20.0%
6.0%
5.0%

Years of experience

The most valuable and surprising aspect of the MBA was just how much of a positive impact the diverse cohort had on changing my mindset, exposing me to new viewpoints and challenging my perspectives. This isn’t something you can read about, it’s something you have to live. The experience made me a much stronger leader and team player and it helps me now in terms of encouraging collaboration, fostering a positive environment, and generally being able to manage conflict and find solutions.

Scott Perry

EDHEC Global MBA alumnus, 2018

The MBA programme at EDHEC helped me get out of my comfort zone and aim higher. Getting to know so many amazing people with interesting backgrounds and different experiences just made me realize how many opportunities and possibilities there actually are.

Britta Tilsner

EDHEC Global MBA alumna, 2017

Boost your career with the EDHEC Global MBA

 

Find out how our careers team can help you define the next steps on your career ladder.

 

Download brochure

Admission Requirements for the EDHEC Global MBA

 

The culture at EDHEC’s Global MBA is an integral part of the experience and maintaining this requires a personalised admissions process.  Our admissions team considers every candidate carefully, making sure that you are a good match for the programme, and that the programme is the right fit for you too.

 

General requirements :

 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience (preferably in an international environment).
  • Strong command of written and spoken English with proof of level from TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS.
  • Strong GMAT, GRE, Tage Mage or Executive Assessment score expected.
     

Applications are evaluated holistically.

 

Could this be you ?

 

Would you like to find out if the GMBA is right for you? Why not submit your profile and one of our advisors will get in touch.

 

Evaluate your profile

 

Admissions Procedure

 

Apply at mba.edhec.edu.

 

The Global MBA application includes :

  • 2 essays.
  • 2 letters of recommendation.
  • Transcripts and diplomas.
  • GMAT / GRE score report.
  • Proof of level from TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS.
  • Video interview.
  • Alumni interview.
     

Applications must be received before June 30th.

 

Apply now

Total tuition fee: €46,000*. These are the full tuition fees for the entire length of your Global MBA.

 

*Flight costs for the Business trips excluded. The average price for the flights is between €1,200 and €1,500 in total, depending on your chosen destination. Discover our full range of scholarships, help, and advice on financing your MBA here

Scholarships and financial aid can be critical factors when it comes to embarking on your MBA. For this reason, we aim to make the process as simple and transparent as possible. When you submit your basic profile to our team, an admissions manager will get back to you swiftly, to discuss which scholarship you are eligible for.

 

Am I eligible for a scholarship ?

 

Discover our full range of scholarships, help, and advice on financing your MBA and find out if you are eligible. 

Evaluate your profile

Admission

Admission Requirements for the EDHEC Global MBA

 

The culture at EDHEC’s Global MBA is an integral part of the experience and maintaining this requires a personalised admissions process.  Our admissions team considers every candidate carefully, making sure that you are a good match for the programme, and that the programme is the right fit for you too.

 

General requirements :

 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience (preferably in an international environment).
  • Strong command of written and spoken English with proof of level from TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS.
  • Strong GMAT, GRE, Tage Mage or Executive Assessment score expected.
     

Applications are evaluated holistically.

 

Could this be you ?

 

Would you like to find out if the GMBA is right for you? Why not submit your profile and one of our advisors will get in touch.

 

Evaluate your profile

 

Admissions Procedure

 

Apply at mba.edhec.edu.

 

The Global MBA application includes :

  • 2 essays.
  • 2 letters of recommendation.
  • Transcripts and diplomas.
  • GMAT / GRE score report.
  • Proof of level from TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS.
  • Video interview.
  • Alumni interview.
     

Applications must be received before June 30th.

 

Apply now

Tuition Fees

Total tuition fee: €46,000*. These are the full tuition fees for the entire length of your Global MBA.

 

*Flight costs for the Business trips excluded. The average price for the flights is between €1,200 and €1,500 in total, depending on your chosen destination. Discover our full range of scholarships, help, and advice on financing your MBA here

Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships and financial aid can be critical factors when it comes to embarking on your MBA. For this reason, we aim to make the process as simple and transparent as possible. When you submit your basic profile to our team, an admissions manager will get back to you swiftly, to discuss which scholarship you are eligible for.

 

Am I eligible for a scholarship ?

 

Discover our full range of scholarships, help, and advice on financing your MBA and find out if you are eligible. 

Evaluate your profile

FAQ

An MBA and an EMBA offer essentially the same programme. They both focus amongst other things, on leadership development, managerial and executive upskilling, business transformation, and developing new perspectives through the immeasurably important cohort dynamics. How each course is organised and who applies to it, however, does differ. An MBA at EDHEC, one of the world’s top Business Schools, is an intense full-time, 10-month executive education degree that requires participants to take a career break. Applicants are required to have a minimum of 3 years of experience. An EMBA is a part-time 16-month executive education degree. Participants can continue to work throughout and are generally required to have at least 7 or 8 years of professional experience.

The triple-accredited MBA at EDHEC includes individual and collective coaching, Lead 360 elective workshops, assignments, a tailored MBA consultancy project, specialisation tracks and global business trips, fast-track or extension options, and CareerSMART, a dedicated initiative to help you create your career strategy. MBA participants thrive within their international cohort and master analytical skills, global business practices, business administration, negotiation, agile management, and positive leadership skills.

 

You can personalise your Global MBA programme by selecting 3 to 5 electives from the following :

 

  • Macroeconomics.

     

  • Sales & Business Development.

     

  • Advanced Corporate Finance.

     

  • Data Visualisation.

     

  • Strategic Foresight.

     

  • Agile Thinking.

Employment prospects following the completion of an MBA exist in almost any discipline where business acumen, advanced managerial skills, and executive leadership qualities are required. From sales to marketing, to human resources, accountancy, the tech industry, the hotel and tourism sectors, healthcare, pharma, automotive, to the entertainment industry, or roles in government agencies, the sky’s the limit. MBA participants come together from diverse backgrounds, undergraduate degrees, and occupations, to create a supportive cohort and alumni network in which members motivate, encourage, and support each other long after graduation. EDHEC’s Lead 360◦ featuring CareerSmart is designed to give you maximum exposure to different industries and roles and develop the skills and insights you will need to evolve, transform and succeed in the career of your choice.

At EDHEC, an MBA course is an intense full-time, 10-month executive education degree that requires participants to take a career break. Applicants are required to have a minimum of 3 years of experience. Following completion of your MBA programme, you have the option of extending your MBA experience through internships and/or an academic exchange.

The duration of an MBA is different from an Executive MBA programme which is a part-time 16-month executive education degree. Participants can continue to work throughout and are generally required to have at least 7 or 8 years of professional experience.
 

EDHEC Global MBA ranks 1st  in the world for return on investment, which takes into account fees, living costs, post-MBA salary and progression, and also how long it would take you to pay back your investment. On average, EDHEC Global MBA graduates' pay-back period is just 20 months to fully pay back the programme.

EDHEC’s alumni career progress report illustrates just how successful EDHEC students are after graduation. The average salary an EDHEC Global MBA alumnus receives annually was determined to be $104,373. Alumni’s salary increased on average 70% after completing the Global MBA. 92% of alumni were employed by 3 months after graduation.

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