4th
worldwide for ESG & Net Zero Teaching

Financial Times, 204

57th
worldwide MBA

Financial Times, 2024

7th
worldwide for International Mobility,

Financial Times, 2024

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
  • Lead360: 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

Cutting-edge electives, a specialisation track of your choice, numerous MBA project options and individual leadership & career coaching

Diverse as the world

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

Designed to make an impact

One of the best in the world for ESG education, the programme includes a sustainability learning expedition and a 5-month sustainability challenge

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

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. 

* On average, candidates complete the programme in 12 months (depending on length of internship)

 

DISCOVER THE PROGRAMME IN DETAIL

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

 

Electives

Tracks:
  • International Finance
  • Global Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Innovation

 

Specialisation Tracks

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 Lead360 programme. Through theory, practice, self-awareness, observation, and inspiration, each participant will be able to reach their leadership potential.

  • Individual and collective coaching
  • Lead360 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 London, Stockholm, or Berlin (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 #3 in the world for ESG Education consistently since 2021.

 

 

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. 

* On average, candidates complete the programme in 12 months (depending on length of internship)

 

DISCOVER THE PROGRAMME IN DETAIL

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

 

Electives

Tracks:
  • International Finance
  • Global Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Innovation

 

Specialisation Tracks

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 Lead360 programme. Through theory, practice, self-awareness, observation, and inspiration, each participant will be able to reach their leadership potential.

  • Individual and collective coaching
  • Lead360 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 London, Stockholm, or Berlin (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 #3 in the world for ESG Education consistently since 2021.

 

 

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

EDHEC Global MBA Rankings

4th
Worldwide ESG & net zero teaching

Financial Times, 2024

7th
Worldwide International mobility

Financial Times, 2024

13th
Global MBA in Europe

Bloomberg Business Review, 2022/23

17th
Worldwide for Carbon footprint

Financial Times, 2023

20th
Global MBA in the World

P&Q, 2022/23

36th
Worldwide for Alumni network

Financial Times, 2023

57th
Global MBA in the World

Financial Times, 2024

Triple Crown Accreditation

 

EDHEC is a member of the select category of business schools worldwide (fewer than 1%) to be triple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Transform your career with a top-ranked MBA

The EDHEC Global MBA is a highly personalisable programme that will open the doors to an international career. 

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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:

 

29+
different nationalities

in a cohort of 78 students

32
Average age is 32.

With student ages ranging from 25 to 45

7
Average work experience of 7 years.

Ranging from 3 to 20+

47%
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.

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.

 

Learn all about EDHEC’s admissions procedure

 

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 (GMAT Focus Edition), 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

 

The Global MBA application includes :

  • 2 essays.
  • 2 letters of recommendation (EDHEC reference letter template).
  • 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: €51,000*

 

These are the full tuition fees for the entire length of your Global MBA.

 

Fees & Admissions Procedure          All MBA Scholarships

 

*Flight fares for the Business trips excluded. The average price for the fares are in between 300 € and 600 € in total depending on the destination of the trips you choose.

 

**Tuition fees are provided for information only and are subject to change.

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.

To reward excellence and foster diversity in our MBA cohorts across all campuses, EDHEC offers generous scholarships and other funding programmes. Discover our full range of scholarships, help, and advice on financing your MBA and find out if you are eligible.
 

All MBA Scholarships

 

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 ?

 

Let us evaluate your profile for personalised advice on MBA scholarships and other financing solutions.

 

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.

 

Learn all about EDHEC’s admissions procedure

 

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 (GMAT Focus Edition), 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

 

The Global MBA application includes :

  • 2 essays.
  • 2 letters of recommendation (EDHEC reference letter template).
  • 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: €51,000*

 

These are the full tuition fees for the entire length of your Global MBA.

 

Fees & Admissions Procedure          All MBA Scholarships

 

*Flight fares for the Business trips excluded. The average price for the fares are in between 300 € and 600 € in total depending on the destination of the trips you choose.

 

**Tuition fees are provided for information only and are subject to change.

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.

To reward excellence and foster diversity in our MBA cohorts across all campuses, EDHEC offers generous scholarships and other funding programmes. Discover our full range of scholarships, help, and advice on financing your MBA and find out if you are eligible.
 

All MBA Scholarships

 

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 ?

 

Let us evaluate your profile for personalised advice on MBA scholarships and other financing solutions.

 

Evaluate your profile

 

A GMAT or GRE score is required for most MBA programmes

 

 

Try a free GMAT practice test

Global MBA FAQ

The Global MBA programme is expertly crafted to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of international business dynamics. It enables them to hone their business and leadership skills effectively, thanks to its well-structured curriculum alternating academic & action learning. Furthermore, the programme offers an array of electives and specialisation tracks, allowing participants to tailor their learning experience to align with their professional aspirations. Central to this programme is the development of leadership abilities, which not only enhance their knowledge base but also prepare them for the global business arena. 

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.

Here are some examples of what you can do after completing the programme: 

  • International marketing director: They specialise in devising global marketing strategies that are sensitive to cultural variations. This role is distinct from a standard marketing director, with a focus on the intricacies of international markets and cross-cultural communication. 

  • Global supply chain director: They oversee their company’s global logistics, from the purchase and processing of raw materials to their delivery to the distribution network. One of their key responsibilities is to reduce costs and to ensure suppliers comply with security standards and company values as well as the overall supply chain security.  

  • Global business development manager: They identify opportunities in different regions of the world and develop strategies to expand the business into international markets. 

  • Global product manager: They oversee the development and launch of products in international markets, while adapting the offer to the local demand. 

  • Global brand manager: They are responsible for managing a brand across multiple markets, ensuring its recognition and consistency. 

  • Global sustainability manager: They ensure that their company implements sustainable practices. They drive corporate social responsibility initiatives at a global level. 

  • Global risk analyst: They identify and mitigate risks before their company makes a decision to invest in a particular region. On an international level, risk management includes elements such as political instability or cultural differences that can affect the success of a product or service. 

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.

Earning a Global MBA offers numerous advantages, including: 

  • By enrolling in this programme, you will acquire a comprehensive global business outlook, significantly enhancing your cross-cultural communication and leadership capabilities. 

  • EDHEC Business School provides a diverse range of electives, including macroeconomics, sales and business development, and strategic foresight and month-long specialisation tracks on digital innovation, entrepreneurship, international finance or global leadership. This degree of personalisation and flexibility allows you to tailor your learning experience to align precisely with your career aspirations. 

  • The programme offers an unparalleled opportunity to expand your professional network. You'll connect with business leaders worldwide, gaining invaluable insights from a multitude of international perspectives. 

  • A highly regarded Global MBA is one of the best ways to boost your career. Whether you are looking to progress within your current company or are seeking new opportunities, this degree will be an invaluable asset. 

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