Executive Master Management Général

Developing the skills of executive officers and consolidating their business expertise

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  • Equivalent to a master’s degree, level 1 “Operational Unit Manager”
  • Duration : 12 to 18 months
  • Easily combined with professional activity (2 or 3 training days every month)
  • 2 intakes per year : in February and September, in Lyon and Paris



LYON : Sabine Chavanelle +33(0) 4 72 18 29 25
PARIS : Noémie Alves +33 (0)1 53 34 23 91
Casablanca : +212 (0) 522 64 18 18

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Programme objectives

You wish to:

  • consolidate your management position with your internal and external counterparts
  • improve your steering and team leadership practices
  • match your professional position with your level of skill
  • have a global vision of your company combined with business expertise

In an increasingly complex and uncertain world, your role as a manager will be to give meaning to your actions with your teams. Twelve months of exchanges, intense encounters, revisiting your managerial practices and acquiring essential skills. Twelve months that will enable you to gain both academic and professional recognition.

Sandrine VIVIAN, Director of the Executive Master in General Management

Personal objectives

•To push your professional carrier forward
•To reinforce your business expertise under an operational and strategic perspective
•To join the 26,000 graduates in the EMLYON Business School network
•To obtain a level 1 diploma, equivalent to a master’s degree

Goals for your company

•Well-prepared executives, who combine management efficiency with business expertise
•A return on investment guaranteed thanks to the post-graduate dissertation
•A modular and flexible training cycle, easily combined with professional activity

Participants profiles

“General Management Program” participants are operational managers: new managers, transversal managers (projects mode), future managers…

Years of experience
Basic training degree

Programme architecture

Elective modulesDissertationlCore courses


  • Highly qualified teaching staff with 90% of the 130 permanent professors holding a doctorate-level diploma
  • 7 teaching and research units in touch with the business world 
  • An incubator, which has coached 1 350 participants in supported projects since 1984
  • emlyon business school belong to 1% of the worldwide Business Schools with the triple accreditation




The required level for acceptance in the General Management Programme is:

  • 5-years of professional experience 
  • a bachelor’s degree +2 years or equivalent. A “Validation of Professional Experience” (additional application form) is possible for applicants who do not have this level of diploma.
  • Program accessible by VAE

The application form

The application is reviewed by a Reading Committee, who decides whether:
- the application is approved in its entirety : the candidate is admitted
- the application is partially approved: the candidate has to go in front of the Selection Panel
- the application is not approved: the candidate is rejected

Interview in front of a Selection Panel

“Validation of Professional Experience” process or application partially approved ? The last step for acceptance in the program is an interview with a Selection Panel of two people, a Professor and a programme graduate. This step lasts 30 to 45 minutes. The panel assesses the relevance of the course for the candidate’s career plan.

Educational costs

€ 18,900 excl. VAT. 
Include all the educational costs particularly the initial and final assessments and lifetime membership in the emlyon business school forever alumni network (*excluding accommodation, transportation and meals)
Selection fees: € 222 inc. tax


From the very first day, participants in the General Management Programme belong to the emlyon business school  network, with 26,000 members. 
Belonging to this active network is a tremendous asset for your current and future career.
Furthermore, the school organises many events and conferences that are opportunities to connect and to develop your professional and entrepreneurial plans.