Global Executive MBA

Niveau d'admission : 
Bachelor Degree + 5 years of managerial experience
Nature du diplôme : 
Executive MBA.
Expertises : 
Brand management,
Business & Entrepreneurship,
General Management,
Global Management,
International Business …

Choose your campus, choose your path: Paris - Marseille - Bordeaux - Shanghai

Your career is already successful but you are convinced that your future depends on your ability to continually develop yourself. You want to expand your mind, to stimulate your intellect, and to face real challenges;
You want to enter a world-class Executive MBA to open new doors, increase your capacities and extend your global network:

Enter the 24th Intake of our MBA programme.  

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  • Format : 
    Part Time
  • Admission : 
    Application online
  • Durée : 

    600 h / 20 months (flexible)

  • Date de rentrée : 


  • Langue d'enseignement : 
  • Séjour international : 

    2 to 6 weeks

  • Tarif : 

    € 35,000

  • Lieux : 
  • 23 rd Executive MBA Worldwide & 4th in France

  • EQUIS Accredited

  • AACSB Accredited

  • AMBA Accredited

Why choose Global MBA? You will be…

Entering the Global MBA can propel you to the coveted and limited network of international Executive MBA graduates from the best business schools worldwide.

The last Financial Times ranking of the top Executive MBAs worldwide placed the Global MBA* on this elite list in the 23rd position.

The Global MBA has now become the 4th  EMBA in France and the 12th in Europe and No. 1 worldwide for "Salary increase": 114%.

Of the 13 670 schools offering business degree programmes worldwide, only 58 hold "Triple Accreditation" by the three most influential business school accreditation associations: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.



The stakes are higher; your personal and professional needs are clearer. And time is limited.

Take control of your future while guarding the reins of your current professional situation:

  • Make an immediate impact on your professional life with continuous self-development.
  • Reveal your full leadership potential to lead teams and change.
  • Confront global challenges.
  • Develop your analytical capacity and your ability to make decisions in complex situations.
  • Draw on your company’s challenges and implement multifaceted solution.

In 2015, for the second year in a row, Kedge holds the number one place in salary increase between programme start and three years following graduation in the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking.  This represents a 114% increase in salary compared to a 51% worldwide average. At present, Kedge remains the only school sitting higher than 100% in this category.

Connect with a global and powerful community

You will enter the Kedge Business School Alumni Association: more than 35 000 executives worldwide and 1 100 MBA Alumni, and have access to our online platform ‘The Social Hub’ to:

  • Promote business opportunities.
  • Benefit from our Alumni services (network sessions, online resources, sectorial clubs, career services…).
  • Benchmark best practices.
  • Participate in our mentorship programme.
  • Attend conferences and events.

Create relationships that last a lifetime

Every year, more than 100 executives join the Global MBA* programme in France and in China.

Intake 2015 brings together men and women of 21 different nationalities with an average of 14 years of managerial experience. These executives represent prominent national and international firms, as well as dynamic SMEs and start-ups. You will belong to a cohort of MBA participants from 4 different campuses, and will meet your colleagues on many occasions: International Business Seminars; Major courses; Business simulations, and Core courses which gather the entire cohort, creating a real community.

The global MBA "Refresh your skills programme": a unique offer

Privileged and free access for Alumni to one MBA Course per year will keep your business acumen up-to-date and enrich your MBA community network.

A programme taught 100% in English, composed of:

  • 440 hours of courses,
  • 200 hours of workshops, seminars and coaching.+

15 Core Courses
Business Models, Economics, Accounting & Finance

  • Business Model Design
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial & Management Accounting
  • Multinational Finance

Strategy, Marketing and Social Responsibility

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Strategic Innovation
  • Geostrategy & Geoeconomics
  • Market Research
  • Branding Strategies
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibility

Management & Leadership

  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Change Management
  • Multicultural Leadership

Elective courses (choose 2)

  • Information System Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Communication strategy
  • Negotiation
  • Or any of the 35 Specialisation Major Courses

Workshops and business Simulations

  • 2 Management Workshops: Lead Oneself, Lead Strategy & Change.
  • 2 Business Simulations: Gaia & Artemis

10 Specialisation Majors (1 to be chosen)

  • Branding Strategies for Market Development (Marseille)
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship (Marseille)
  • Transport Management (Marseille)
  • Leading Ecosystemic Innovation (Marseille)
  • Global Management (Shanghai)
  • Finance (Shanghai)
  • Brand, Design & Innovation (Shanghai)
  • Wine & Spirits Management  (Bordeaux and 3 international seminars in 3 countries)
  • Sourcing and Value Creation (Paris)
  • Resource Management (4 international seminars in 4 countries)

1 Development Centre

The Development serves a project promising feasible and sustainable development. At your service throughout your MBA and credited. Each participant will be followed by a personal coach, with respect for privacy. There will be two parts in this individual programme: My professional project definition & action plan & My personal coaching programme. 

No longer is leadership about a few exceptional leaders at the top of the organisation. Rather, the future is about exceptional teams and the leaders within those teams who can out-manoeuvre, out-manage and out-innovate their competition. This is why we designed the "Leadership Module".

This module encompasses the entire scope of leadership development. It provides participants with state-of-the-art tools and frameworks, allowing them to analyse individual and group situations and potential courses of action. By combining collective and individual approaches, participants will learn and develop leadership competencies throughout the MBA programme.

"The international visit component of the Global MBA is one of the strongest and most substantial elements of this kind that assessment panels have observed in accredited part-time programmes." AMBA - Global MBA assessment report March 2012 

The Global MBA mandates the participation in at least 2 (and up to 6) International Business Seminars, all located where your future potential markets are taking shape. In order to expand your conceptions of the business world and open new opportunities, the International Business Seminars are true field experiences; combining academic theory, real-life consultancy work, benchmarking, business networking and direct socio-cultural interactions.

The advantages of a multiplatform MBA programme

Follow the Global MBA on 4 campuses: Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux & Shanghai, and move from one location to the other to adapt to your professional evolution. Follow your Major in France or in China: your selected Major will determine the location of this 2-week intensive module (see page 8 the location of each Major).

The strength of international partnerships

The Global MBA has targeted major Business Schools to provide participants the opportunity to meet MBA students and professors from the best academic environments and exchange over chosen business topics. ž

  • Australia: University of South Australia, Adelaide
  • China: Antai School of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University. ž
  • Russia: Plekhanov Business School Integral, Moscow
  • India: Indian Institute of Management Lucknow - Noida Campus. ž
  • Brazil: USP - University of Sao Paulo. ž
  • South Africa - University of Stellenbosch - Business School
  • United Arab Emirates: American University of Sharjah. ž
  • UK: University of Exeter Business School
  • USA: Rollins College, Crummer School of Business, Winter Park, Florida.
  • USA: Portland State University
  • USA:  Sonoma State University 

The Kedge Business School Faculty

The Global MBA participants have access to a world-class faculty – both permanent and visiting – and to cutting-edge research activities. The Global MBA Faculty are active business practitioners who undertake world-class research that generates important and innovative ideas, both relevant to business and to the understanding of geostrategic issues corporations are facing. They are dedicated and expert teachers who publish books, and create innovative simulation games, integrated into the MBA. They address high-level conferences the world over (with more than a 100 papers presented last year), lead consulting activities for major international companies and foster close relationships with the business world. Whether you study in France or China, you have access to the same MBA faculty and benefit from the same high-quality pedagogical support.

Leadership development requires an accumulation of different learning experiences.

This is why the Global MBA is supported by 4 different actors, helping leaders to learn, experiment & exchange.



Developing future leaders takes time and requires diversified experiences

The development of leaders involves both enhancing their knowledge of business acumen and helping them optimise their management behaviours - and this takes time. MBA participants will both acquire state-ofthe- art business knowledge and build performance- oriented attitudes and behaviours.

Get Ready to Start: blended-learning

These online modules allow participants to acquire, if/when necessary, basic knowledge so as to best follow the programme’s fundamental courses, enabling the professors to go deeper into their topics right from the start.

Open your mind: Conferences

The Global MBA programme organises monthly conferences, with a three-fold objective:

  • Thoroughly explore a pertinent business topic, addressing specific issues or areas which concretely illustrate course material with unique insights and the latest research developments.
  • Develop the MBA Community network, inviting Alumni, participants and candidates to exchange over a “social-academic” event.
  • Contribute to “out of the box” ways of thinking by addressing non-conventional topics.

Create added value: Business Development Projects

These projects provide the opportunity to bring together the acquired knowledge and thus bear a sustainable impact on the participant’s professional life. Participants work to complete this concrete and practical application (a new professional challenge or an entrepreneurial venture), accompanied through close monitoring by the MBA professors and tutors.

You can adapt your path throughout your curriculum to meet the demands of your work calendar

You will build your personal path, choosing:

  • Your main Campus (Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Shanghai).
  • Your Core and Major courses’ rhythm (14 months to 4 years).
  • Your Major (you can attend courses in other majors, in addition to yours).
  • Your International Business Seminars: from 2 to 6 (China, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, India, UAE, USA...).

"During this programme, I have gained close to 10 years of experience"

"Civil engineer and manager by 25 years' experience in the French Navy, I wanted to gain more civil business knowledge and shipping clues. The Global MBA* brought me to the level I wanted and the outstanding location helped me to benefit from highly-skilled lecturers. I confirm also that following an Executive MBA alongside your job is challenging, but I got strong support from my fellow students from whom I have learned a lot during the sessions. My experience has been very positive: during the programme, I have gained close to 10 years of experience and feel strong enough to accept a challenging position in any business."

Franck Magarian (French) 50 years old, 2009 Intake (Marseille). Executive Vice President, CMA Ships - CMA CGM Group

"The MBA has changed my life"

"At the end of the year 2010, I decided to join the Global MBA* Programme and I didn’t know, at this time, the added value that this experience was going to bring to me. Somebody in the staff told me "whatever you do later on, the MBA will change your life". And it’s true. After 15 years of work experience, I profited from my experience and learned more about business, management and mainly about myself. The time was very intensive as I had to carry on my job, while also completing courses, case studies and spend time with my family, but every moment spent in the MBA was profitable and mind-opening. Teachers and coaches are skilful and the staff was always present to help me find the most adapted solution to manage the programme, my job and my life."

François Cordeau (French) 45 years old, 2010 intake (Marseille). Factory Director, OTV Groupe Veolia  

"I learned a lot in terms of knowledge, but above all about myself"

"Nowadays, the maritime environment is central to the development of the worldwide economy. Therefore, the Global MBA* shall be the reference for executive education programs. Churchill said "an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty". People involved in the Global MBA* are required to be optimists because this adventure will be hard, demanding, but also great and so rewarding. I lived it fully and intensely and I learned a lot in terms of knowledge, but above all about myself. By overcoming each difficulty, I reached a milestone in my personal development and I am now armed to meet the new maritime challenges of my company."

Cyril Levy (French) 39 years old, 2009 Intake (Marseille). Head of DCNS UAV Programs

Global MBA : a truly international experience
Irfan Ghauri: The Entrepreuneurial Journey

While completing coursework and projects, the Global MBA Development & Management Path is on-going and aims to prepare and coach you in the development of your leadership capacities and to implement a personal ‘transformational’ project throughout your entire MBA experience. It provides you with state-of-the-art tools and frameworks, allowing for the analysis of individual or group situations, and potential courses of action.

The Development Centre

The Development Centre serves a project promising feasible and sustainable development. At your service throughout your MBA and credited. Each participant will be followed by a personal coach, with respect for privacy. There will be two parts in this individual programme: Your professional project definition & action plan & Your personal coaching programme.

Your career project & action plan 

The module begins with assessment work, which includes an online assessment and a self-assessment completed during the 1st session, helping you define the personal AIMS you assign to your MBA. This assessment will be completed at strategic moments throughout your MBA, gathering contributions from peers, professors, colleagues and partners. All this valuable information will be recorded in your Personal Roadbook, which will also include all stages of the design, refining and implementing your personal project. Your coach helps you filling in your MBA Roadbook. The rhythm of filling in the Roadbook depends on each participant’s project and path. At the end of the programme and 6-12 months after, you will submit your Project, explaining your vision, aims and action plan in front of a ‘co-development’ jury, composed of peers, faculty and MBA administration.

Your personal coaching programme

Individual coaching sessions with professional coaches will provide permanent support and accompaniment to enable each of you, in your mother tongue -as much as possible, to create the conditions required to succeed in the programme and ensure that the programme serves an integral purpose in the development of your career objectives and to fully exploit resources (both current and potential), to achieve your aims and optimise your transition from both a personal and professional perspective.

Principles: This individualised support adheres to the principles of coaching and in particular that of total confidentiality vis-à-vis the Global MBA administration and the participant’s employer. Coaching is optional and not credited. The number of sessions you need is to be co-defined with your coach. Extra sessions (subject to individual credit) can be programmed after the end of your courses and even after your graduation,

Optional collective workshops

The programme offers several specific Management, Development & Career Workshops, which will help you explore your leadership behaviour and its impact on others. Participants wishing to develop their career will have access to several Career Workshops (useful for all internal or external mobility projects): Competencies, Motivation, Network, Interviews. International employability workshops will be planned on demand.

Building Teams

The programme will build teams of 4 to 6 participants, in order to allow you to experience specific constrained team situations which you will have to analyse independently. These teams will be mandatory for 3 courses/projects.

3 Core Courses will help you understand these issues

  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Leadership Across Culture
  • Change Management

Global MBA Coaches interviews:

Frederique Tofani: What does the coach know?

Sophie Clergue: Feeling Right in Your MBA

Business Models, Economics, Accounting & Finance

Through this course, we will explore how to design powerful, sustainable business models, whether you are a startup, a multinational, or a non-profit organization. After this course you should be able to:

  • Challenge and reframe old business models by understanding current market drivers and how they weaken or strengthen a business architecture;
  • Understand the business architecture of any venture, and specifically what added value is created to specific customers’ segments, how revenues are generated, how the cost structure is dealt with, what the key resources and competencies involved are, etc.;<:li>
  • Coordinate various business approaches (strategy, marketing, finance, innovation, HR) to develop, sustain and enhance competitive business models;
  • As entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs, design new added values fitting specific visions and markets, while being also able to set it up as a concrete, real-life activity.

Philippe MÉDA

Philippe MÉDA is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and an international business consultant working with startup networks and accelerators in Europe and Singapore, and major international companies: Gemalto, SAP, Pfizer… He trains entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in fast growing markets business design (web economy, biotech, healthcare, IT, energy…). He is also a consulting professor for several Master programs: IAE, ENSCI, Mines, ENSAM, … Philippe has developed a direct grasp on innovation and enterprise through a diverse major-record: As a Researcher in Biotechnology with the public sector (CEA / INSERM) ; As an Engineer in a private startup (Immunotech) ; As a BU Director with several pharmaceutical businesses in the Healthcare market ; And also a SME Manager. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry & Cellular Biology from Grenoble University.

Macroeconomics analyses of behaviour and functioning of the economy. Microeconomics of human behaviour and choices as they relate to relatively small units – an individual, a firm, an industry, and a single market. Decisions that individuals and firms make under the condition of scarcity: the scarcity of time, capital, labour, land, energy, knowledge, technology.

William WANG

William Hua WANG is Associate Professor of Economics, Strategy and Innovation Management, and China Area Manager at Kedge Business School. His research fields cover Industrial organization, Industrial Economics, Foreign direct investment, Automobile industry, Strategy of enterprise Innovation, Chinese Economy. He is the French Director of CEMCD (China Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Diversity). He holds a PhD in Applied Economics - IREPD - University Pierre Mendès France Grenoble

Role of the accounting function internal to the organisation. Broad view of managerial accounting, various costing systems, cost behaviour patterns and cost structures. Use of accounting for the evaluation of product, managerial and divisional performance. What can accounting can for decision makers and how accounting choices affect decisions? Strategic importance of aligning accounting systems with firm technologies and goals. Current issues in management accounting and internal reporting.

Keith RYAN

Since 2000, Keith Ryan is a Financial & Management Accounting Profesor at Kedge Business School, ESC Grenoble, Bordeaux, Edhec and Reims. Previously he has been Finance General Manager, Celine, LVMH Group (1997-1999), Finance Director France and South Europe, Telectronics (1985 - 1997), European Financial Planning Manager, Medtronic Europe (1974-1985) and Chief Accountant, Celcon Ltd., London (1968-1974). He holds an Economics Degree of Bachelor of Arts of Bristol University, UK. He is Associate member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

The main objective of this “Multinational Finance” course is to enable participants to understand the complex interactions between financial markets and strategic corporate risks. This course assumes that participants are already familiar with basic fundamental concepts and techniques in corporate finance, accounting and economics. Therefore a special emphasis will be put on an evaluation of both strategic and financial consequences of operating globally: the role of financial management in maintaining global competitiveness being the very specific issue considered in the course.


Pr Estachy is Associate Professor at Kedge Business School, specialised in macroeconomics and international finance. His research focuses on the interactions between geopolitics and global capital markets and on the emergence of market conventions in the stock, bond or foreign exchange markets. He began his career in commercial banking at Credit Lyonnais Intal Headquarters and at BNP (Dublin & Paris). He later worked in the Treasury & Foreign Exchange dealing room of BNP in Paris, joining first the FX spot trading desk and then being in charge of a portfolio of multinational corporations. He then was VP at Rabobank-Paris. He holds a PhD in Macroeconomics and International Finance and an Executive MBA from HEC.

Strategy, Marketing and Social Responsibility

What is strategy? Stakeholders and corporate social responsibility. The strategic process. Strategy and performance. Environment analysis. Value net. Internal analysis, value chain, resources and capabilities. Sustainable competitive advantage. Business-level strategies. Competition and cooperation. Corporate-level strategies. Strategy and scope. Alliances, mergers and acquisitions. Corporate portfolio management. Strategy implementation and management. Complexity and management of strategic change.

Roland BEL

Roland Bel is Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Kedge Business School since 2007. He pursued an 20-year international business career, in Europe, the USA and Asia (ESSO, Hewlett-Packard, Schneider Electric, MGE UPS Systems). He occupied management positions mostly in Marketing and Strategy, developing new products & services, implementing innovation strategies, processes and organizations. Lately, he occupied general management positions in the US and in Asia/Pacific. His research focuses in the theory of organizations, international strategy, innovation and performance. Engineer in Computer Science from I.I.E. Paris and graduate from ESSEC BS (Paris), he holds a MBA from University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Sydney, where he taught courses in Economics and Strategy.

Why to innovate and typologies of innovation. Sources and partnerships for innovation. Diffusion of innovation. Strategies of innovation: creating and capturing value. Recent trends: value innovation, user innovation, open innovation, bottom up innovation. Innovation process, models, project management and portfolio management. Entrepreneurship and intra-preneurship, knowledge management, creativity. (TBC)

Pierpaolo ANDRIANI

Pierpaolo Andriani is associate professor in Innovation at Kedge Business School. He began his career as project manager in the laser industry and then joined Durham Business School as professor. He is a renowned specialist of innovation, complexity and networks. He holds a PhD from Durham university (UK).

Global approach of geopolitics of Mediterranean area (including Black Sea) and Africa: The zone of worst gap in human development, the non-Mediterranean actors, oil and gaz (key factors for silent or open confrontations), Turkey’s role.Global approach of geopolitics of Asia: Historical trends and actor, today's economic integration agreements, political cooperation organizations, oil and gaz resources and transport, perceptions (Russian containment, Chinese containment), conflictuality in Asia, French and EU asiatic policies.

Bernard DREYER

Bernard A.M. Dreyer is Sworn Shipbroker and CEO of Sudclearance (Shipbroker). He also operates A.C.I. (International Trade and Transports Consultancy), has served as a Consultant to the World Bank & SFI, to the EU Commission (DGTREn), and to the Consulting Council for the Gerson Lehrman Group, NYC. In his earlier career, he served as Chairman and CEO of large French transport companies and deputy General Manager of a transnational transport company. In addition to lecturing at Schools worldwide, he also serves or has served in senior board positions for various organizations, including: Executive Vice-Pdt of French National Organization of Sworn Shipbrokers, Vice-Pdt of Institut Méditerranéen des Transports Maritimes. He holds a business degree from IECS Strasbourg, a C.E.S. in German language, a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Trade, from CECE and a Post-Graduate in Military studies from IHEDN . He has published several books and numerous articles in international publications, including recent articles on Incoterms and on the influence of China in Africa.

The course illustrates qualitative market research. It adopts the Consumption Culture Theory perspective in investigating how a company can study and understand consumers. In this course the participant 1) will explore the key criteria to conduct and design a market research, 2) will understand the potentiality of qualitative market research, 3) will analyse the Web as repository of market knowledge and the methods that can be applied to unleash that knowledge.

Stefano PACE

Associate Professor at Euromed. His current research interests include brand communities & social media. He was a visiting PhD participant at Wharton Business School. His publications include articles in Marketing letters, Intal Marketing Review, European Journal of Marketing, Qualitative Market Research, Group Decision and Negotiation. He obtained his PhD in Business Administration & Management at the Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), as Director of the Master in Marketing & Communication.

This course promotes an holistic understanding of business, based on the assumption that branding serves a fundamental strategic function. Brand Managers are responsible for planning and directing the entire marketing program for a given brand or a group of brands. In a way, it is like running their own businesses brand managers have profit and loss responsibility for their brands. The main objective of this course is to walk participants through the steps required to build brand assets and create enduring competitive advantage for brands. This course endorses a practitioner, more than academic, focus and is designed as an MBA-level introduction to the issues faced by brand stewards. Stressing this applied focus, the course makes extensive use of an interactive pedagogy.


Michel Gutsatz is Senior Professor of Marketing at Kedge Business School and Director of MBAs and DBA. He currently is Adjunct Professor of Marketing at CEIBS (Shanghai). He is a leading expert in luxury and prestige brand management and the author of numerous books and articles on luxury. He is a consultant for investment funds, luxury brands, mass brands and retailers. Prior to that Michel was Managing Director of an Image Strategy Agency and HR and Internal Communication Director of the Bally Group in Switzerland. Michel also created and developed the MBA in International Luxury Brand Management at ESSEC. He holds an Engineering degree from Ecole des Mines de Nancy and a PhD in Economics.

Introduction to business ethics and social responsibility, framing business ethics, stakeholder theory, ethical theory and decision-making, managing business ethics, CSR and business model innovation, ethics and consumers.

Virginie VIAL

Virginie Vial-Kilner is Professor in Development Studies, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Social Entrepreneurship at Kedge Business School. Her research focuses on economic growth, firms’ performance, with an emphasis on Developing Countries issues. The themes explored are the effects of microeconomic firms’ performance and macroeconomic growth, firms’ demography, corruption and its effects on growth and productivity, corporate social responsibility, and the relation between social capital, entrepreneurship and economic development. She holds a PhD in Economic History, London School of Economics.

Basic knowledge of the key marketing tools, models and frameworks for the analysis and understanding of marketing activities. Provide the ability to apply such models and techniques. Enable understanding of customer focus for brands and organizations. Enable understanding of the key elements of the marketing mix and be able to design a marketing program developing these elements. Enable participants to demonstrate critical thinking by analysing marketing problems, applying proper logic and formulating valid conclusions based on their analysis.


Rob Spencer is Associate Professor of Marketing, Kedge Business School, and holds the Chair in “Sustainable Sourcing in the Network Environment”. His previous professional activities include Regional Director Business Service Company, Head of Export, Industrial Goods, French SME (300 staff), Manager of Family Retail Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Business Administration, Uppsala University, Sweden.


David FORD

David Ford is Affiliate Professor at Kedge Business School and Professor Emeritus at the University of Bath in the UK. He is a founder member of the IMP Group of Researchers and has acted as seminar leader or consultant to a wide range of international companies in business and retail marketing. He has published in Harvard Business Review, , European Journal of Marketing etc. His is the co-author of “Business in Networks and Managing Business Relationships”, with other members of the IMP Group.

IT, Supply Chain & Project Management

The objectives of the course are to give participants a good understanding on: What IT can bring to their business: overview of the IT solutions available on the market and their added value for the companies in terms of efficiency, development, agility and costs (ERP, CRM, SRM, BI, e-commerce, e-marketing, e-procurement, Collaborative solutions…); Which type of IS architecture (internal / external, best of breed / ERP, centralized / decentralized) and which type of solution (software, SaaS, Cloud, outsourcing, offshoring) to implement according to the business strategy. Methodologies to manage IT/IS in their company: IT governance, project portfolio management, strategic sourcing, build and run best practices, change management, risks management…

Stéphane ROGER

Stephane Roger is developing new services offers as VP Product Marketing at Hubwoo (international SaaS marketplace), co-founder and CEO at Opteamis (provider sourcing company), founder and Partner at CTRL A / DSI (consulting firm dedicated to CIOs). He started his career with IS and strategic consulting firms in Paris: KPMG Peat Marwick, Atos Origin and AT Kearney where he drove ERPs implementations, Business Process Reengineering, IT strategic plans, IT gover-nance and IT transformation programs in an international context and within numerous sectors. He then became CIO at Uniq, European leader of the convenience food industry, where he increased the functional IS scope, improved services levels and reduced by 40% the operating costs. He holds a Master of Computer Science.

This three days class provides an overview on the theoretical and practical dimensions of Operations and Supply Chain Management. Key outputs of this course are:

  • Understanding the key concepts of supply chain management (SCM) and logistics operations
  • Identifying how competitive advantage can be derived from improving SCM and logistics operations
  • Understanding how SCM and logistics concepts and practices can be applied to service operations to achieve competitive advantage in the industry.

Thierry ROQUES

Thierry ROQUES (PhD) is Professor in Supply Chain Management at KEDGE Business School. He teaches Freight Transport, Supply Chain Management, and Logistics at the KEDGE Masters Programmes and directs research activities in SCM, Sustainable SCM and logistics outsourcing in various industries such as Wine and Spirits, transport or retailing. He also coordinates the Supply Chain Business School within Orange Group. His research focuses on Inter-organisational relationships, LSPs, Purchasing in the service industry and sustainable SCM. He is also researching on the Management of creativity. He is a member of the Supply Chain Campus in France. He teaches in many universities in Europe, Asia, Africa and America.

Introduction to project management: definitions and knowledge areas & project scope management. Time and cost management. Quality and risks management. HR and communications: managing project teams. Project integration management and change management in project contexts. Project escalation and termination.


Gilles Vallet is the programme director of the Postgraduate Programme in Project Engineering at Oxford Academics. His professional career has focused on projects, project management and project offices. Starting from systems embedded in submarines and telecommunication systems, he has consulted with international organi-sations and companies across two broad types of assignments: industrial projects (microelectronics, cars, information systems), and scientific projects (defence, air & space). He has also been deeply involved at CERN (Geneva). In all, he has either conducted or guided over 1000 projects. He has authored three books published in French (Editions Dunod), the Highware suite of training modules (>20,000 professionals trained in 8 languages) and Cross-knowledge on-line courses (>100,000 participants). Graduate Engineer from Ecole Polytechnique, he holds visiting teaching positions in several institutions such as HEC in Geneva

Management & Leadership

Introduction to organisational behaviour, foundations to OB: Personality and cognitive ability as predictors of job performance, behavioural interviewing, job satisfaction, motivation, stress at work, power, influence, and politics.An important part of the manager’s activity is dedicated to managing relationships and getting the best performance out of people at work. Through this course, students will better understand the role of the manager in this area, as well as the stakes of these “soft” skills and the difficulties they may encounter in the future as managers of people. They will be able through practical activities and case analyses to test and develop their skills to hire the best people and ensure their highest degree of motivation once hired. 


Dr. Laurent Lapierre teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is committed to providing his students with the knowledge and motivation to take responsibility for their well-being and career development, and that of their future employees. The University of Ottawa awarded him an Excellence in Education Prize for demonstrating outstanding teaching while maintaining a solid research program. Dr Lapierre completed his undergraduate studies in psychology at the Université de Montréal. He then earned a master's in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Waterloo, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from McMaster University. He is currently a full professor and Telfer Research Fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. His research focuses mainly on two topics: Work-family conflict and leader-follower relationships. Work-family conflict refers to the incompatibility between one's work and family obligations, which is related to a host of problems, such as reduced employee health, satisfaction at work and at home, job performance, as well as increased absenteeism and intentions to quit their job. His research has revealed that the organization, the immediate manager, the employee, and the employee's family can each play a significant role in reducing work-family conflict and has outlined specific actions that each party can take to achieve this goal. In his work on leader-follower relationships, Dr. Lapierre gives particular attention to the influence that followers can have on their leaders. A leader cannot exist without at least one follower, implying that employees' acts of followership would have some influence on the leadership displayed by their superiors. The critical question is: What is effective followership? Dr. Lapierre has begun working on identifying different followership styles among employees and how these styles could impact their managers' leadership behaviors, such as being more versus less directive, participative, supportive, and inspirational. This research will guide current and future employees on the role they can play in gaining the leadership they need from their superiors. Dr. Lapierre's research has been published in various journals, such as the Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, theJournal of Occupational Health Psychology, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vocational Behavior, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and the Journal of Business and Psychology. He was made a Telfer Research Fellow in recognition of his scholarly contributions.

This course provides concepts, observations and suggestions to improve analytical and operational negotiation skills; but it also addresses negotiation foundations on how to do first things first, i.e. how to make the right moves at the right time in order to reach the right decisions and to achieve ad hoc implementation. Topics covered: Questioning Oneself Before Implementing Negotiation Routines, Preparing Negotiation Before the Meeting, Process Facilitation Before Problem Solving, Creating Value before Claiming Value, Facilitating Negotiation Before Fighting, Finalizing the Deal Before Adjourning.


Michèle Pekar (BA, University of Wisconsin; MTS, Harvard University) is a Partner at Co-Development, a consulting and training firm. Michele is a senior negotiation trainer who has taught for the last 15 years negotiation, leadership, team building and fundraising at Kedge Business School, ENA, ENPC, ESSEC, Sciences Po Paris. She was trained in negotiation at Harvard. She is the editor of the best-seller “The First Move: A Negotiator’s Companion” (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). She has been the Director of International Development, Graduate Programs, at ESSEC BS – Paris & Singapore from 1996-2011. She developed international, communication, and marketing strategies. She has worked in annual and major gifts development at Harvard University from 1990-1995, coordinating fundraising activities and building relationships with high-level donors. Michele was also a legislative aide for the President of the Wisconsin State Senate.

The central concept of this course is change intervention, defined as the process of entering into an ongoing relationship with a client (either persons, groups, or organizations) with the expressed purpose of helping them improve.  The range of interventions which the course will review range from those focused on helping an individual make their own decisions about the kind of change they need at a personal level to working with large organizations in overall systems improvement efforts.  The course is non-prescriptive in terms of the content of interventions.  On the other hand, the relative impact of the interventions in general in terms of short and long term impact at all levels will form a critical area of course focus.  The underlying assumption of the course is that quality change management practice is based on sustainability of the intervention once implemented and results in a relatively positive increase in the quality of life of all players in the system as a result of implementation.

Michael MILES

Dr. Miles is currently a Faculty member at the University of Ottawa where he is the Director of the MBA Program, teaches Change Management, Strategy, Leadership, and Governance, and researches intercultural leadership. He also participates in a small consulting firm and consults extensively both in Canada and in Asia in the areas of organization development and business strategy. Dr. Miles has held a wide number of positions of increasing responsibility both in Canada and internationally. These full time positions have spanned the range of public sector, private sector, advanced education and crown agency responsibilities. His practical working experience includes the following diverse roles: Associate, Canadian Institute for Petroleum Industry Development (1985-95). Principal Management Consultant, Consulting and Audit Canada (87-89; 92-93). Project Management Advisor, World Bank -Ministry of Interior, Thailand (85-87). Director of Organization Development: Veterans Affairs Canada (1980-85). Organization Change Consultant: World Bank Thailand Project (80-81)… Michael Miles completed his Doctoral Degree in Human and Organization Systems at the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara. He holds 2 Masters Degrees in Organization Development and one in International Development.

There is a long on-going debate on whether:

  • Leaders are born OR leaders are made,
  • Leadership is situational OR some people are leaders whatever the situation,
  • Leadership is culturally sensitive OR leadership goes across cultures,
  • Leadership is ONLY at the top of the organization OR leadership is found THROUGHOUT the organization.
This course aims to explore all sides of the leadership literature, yet we believe that the statements in BOLD correspond to what we observe in global leadership at the moment. Participants will become familiar with the main topics and points of view on leadership then decide which are closest to their particular experience and finally be given a framework to think about their global leadership development path. To work Globally involves dealing with different national and organizational cultures: the students will become familiar with the dimensions of culture and their impact on leadership and organizations. Day 3 of this course aims to bring together Leadership and the Multicultural dimension in very practical, typical business situations.

Kathleen DAMERON

American by birth and a French national, Kathleen has deep experience living and working in a multicultural environment. She founded her intercultural management intervention firm, KD Conseil in 1992, to assist organisations in improving the intercultural effectiveness of employees who work in an international environment, on joint ventures, and in multi-cultural teams. Kathleen is an executive coach for senior & middle managers. She designs & facilitates interactive interventions in organisations. She has taught executive programs since 1997 at Essec Business School. Kathleen is certified in the Systemic Consulting Approach, Professional Coaching, Multicultural Training, Team Management Systems©, Success Insights©, International Profiler, Situational Leadership II© and is a NLP Master. In-company experience: Kathleen was company secretary of the French subsidiary of an American company, leader in selective distribution of beauty products for the ethnic market for 4 years. She also worked for Thomson Consumer Electronics Group as an in-house trainer for 4 years.

The Global MBA mandates the participation in at least 2 (and up to 6) International Business Seminars, all located where your future potential markets are taking shape. In order to expand your conceptions of the business world and open new opportunities, the International Business Seminars are true field experiences; combining academic theory, real-life consultancy work, benchmarking, business networking and direct socio-cultural interactions.

Each seminar is structured by theme and includes courses, cross-cultural negotiation training, conferences & company visits.

Spend up to 6 weeks in 6 different regions of the word, these where the 21st Century is shaping

  • USA: Lead Business Consultancy projects
  • India: Learn about Indian Entrepreneurship
  • Brazil: Learn about Innovative businesses
  • Morocco: Learn about International Development
  • China: Learn about Doing business in China
  • United Arab Emirates: Learn about International Development

A Core Course will help you understand these issues: Geostrategy & Geoeconomics

Participants can follow any Major, wherever its location.

Major organisation: An intensive 2-week programme.



 Strategic Sourcing and SCM   


  • Global Management  
  • Finance
  • Talent Management
  • Brand, Design & Innovation management 


An International Network Approach

Regardless of the sector of activity, on one point most managers can agree: The future business practices need to find ways to do more with less. That's why the Kedge Global MBA offers a newMajor in 'Resource Management' for the next academic year, but we won't do it alone... University of EXETER BS (UK), University of STELLENBOSH BS (South Africa) and YOKOHAMA National University (Japan) and BENTLEY University (Boston, USA) joined KEDGE BS to design and create this innovative 4 continents' program, and give you a huge opportunity to benchmark best practices and exchange with fellow Executive MBA faculty, corporate partners and students around the globe. 

We offer our participants a fantastic chance to work with well-known and recognized wine and spirits academics and guest speakers in Australia, California, China, South Africa, and France: the Major in Wine and Spirits Management will help you reach your objectives, develop your international network, and generate opportunities. 


Action Learning: Leading a Business Development Project

All MBA participants will lead Business Development Projects with the help of faculty members.


  • Develop company-oriented and/or personal projects.
  • Core MBA-length application of all management tools and techniques learnt during the programme.

A Core Course will help you understand these issues: Project Management.

Our selection and admission process ensures that you will share your MBA experience with the best participants.

  • University degree or equivalent (In some exceptional cases, this diploma may be replaced by intensive professional experience - 10 years coupled with notable career progression).
  • Significant work experience and a minimum of 5 years’ managerial experience. -a GMAT or Global MBA Business Admissions Test (this test is tailored specifically to the seniority and global nature of the applicant pool of our MBA. It consists of an MCQ Aptitude Test – problem solving, communication, numerical and factual data management, logical thinking – and a Case Presentation, developed to test the career maturity and business "acumen" of candidates.)
  • A TOIEC (750 points required), TOEFL (110 points required) or IELTS (7.5 points are required).
  • Two letters of reference (professional or academic).

To apply online, chose your campus, fill in the application form and complete it with all additional documentation. The application processing fees (€ 120) are not refundable.

Marseille Campus: apply online

Paris Campus: apply online

Bordeaux Campus: apply online

Shanghai Campus: apply online

Admissions are examined in the order of their arrival.

Selected applicants will be invited to an interview in front of a jury of admission composed of a member of the faculty and a senior administrative member. This interview will be preceded by an in-situ test if the candidate has chosen the Business Administration Test.

Results: Applicants will be notified of their results within 10 days.

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Tuition fees

€ 35, 000 (all formats).

This price includes all tuition fees, books and training materials, housing for two International Business Seminars.

Additional costs

Participants are expected to pay for travel to the two mandatory International Business Seminars (total: between € 1,300 & € 2,500), for personal expenses, travel and accommodation for modules which are not taken on their chosen main campus.

Several means of financing are cumulative and your programme, through co-funding, can be 100% funded.

Our admission team will help you build the best financing options, which can include funding from your company, from public organisations for French residents, from banks (student loans at special rates) and scholarships.

Several options are available and can be combined:

1 - Company Financing

Our advice is to convince your employer that your studies will give them an added value. Reassure your intentions by signing a contractual agreement (clause formation). Offer to also use your account of DIF,  holidays, RTT, Saturdays, etc.

With support by the Fongecif

The employee is removed from the company's effective staff/payroll. Maintaining of the salary varies according to the time worked in the company (part-time or full-time).

Direct support

The company chooses to invest in the development of its employees for the future development of the employee and for an evolution of the employee's functions.

Training plan of the company

Each year, employees be allowed to take training in an MBA as part of large-scale employee training development, to be kept in their jobs and grow within the company.

The company has the right to look at the skills acquired and developed during the MBA.

2 - Financing through a public foundation (OPCA)

In the case of a part-time Fongecif, several possibilities EXIST: Fongecif reimburses the company for the employee's salary days spent in courses. He/she may participate in training costs from zero to about 60%. Payment is made directly to Kedge BS following the receipt of the attendance certificate.

In the case of other organisations such as the Fafiec, Opcareg, Opacif, Agefos PME,… your company has to submit a file to its collector.

3 - Individual Right to Training (CPF)

This is the right of any employee to access the annual budget for vocational training during or outside working hours. Each employee acquires a right to 20 hours of training per year (or more in some cases), which can accumulate for up to 6 years (ie a maximum of up to 120 hours).

4 - Individual Financing

You may obtain a sponsorship for a part of your MBA by a third party

You then make your MBA the subject of research or consulting as part of the curriculum.

A consulting project can be presented and sold to a company in arguing the validation of the project by a team of teachers and a high level of consulting at a cost 50% lower than the market value for such services.

Tax reductions (for French residents)

Employees may deduct their real professional costs from their taxable income. Training costs are deductible and can be spread over 3 calendar years.

Student loans at preferential rates

We have negotiated special rates with a number of private lenders who can offer different grace periods and repayment periods for individual loans. Global MBA participants are eligible for student loans at preferential rates: offers from our partners can be found below:  BNP Paribas 1 et 2, Caisse d’Epargne, CCI, Credit Agricole, La Banque Postale, Société Générale.

Timelines implementation

By the Kedge Business School accounting department up to 24 months.

Candidates can apply for one of our scholarships: scholarships are awarded by a jury in order to promote diversity in the class, through 3 different categories (from € 2,000 to € 8,000):

  • International diversity
  • Individual entrepreneurship projects
  • Individual professional conversion project

The scholarship request form and criteria are available herePlease note that this Scholarship request will considered once received your on-line MBA application.

New!  50% Scholarship opportunities for diversity:

The Kedge Global MBA places at the core of its values a strong emphasis on Internationalisation.  This emphasis arrives via its diverse profile of professors, who hail from both academic and professional backgrounds; via its integration of 10 international seminars and business consultancies to put its participants in direct contact with where the 21st century business world is taking shape, and; via its active recruitment of international students. It is in this vein that the Kedge Global MBA programme is pleased to offer 3 exclusive scholarships to selected international applicants (Paris, Bordeaux, or Marseille), covering 50% of the total MBA programme tuition.

Interested applicants must apply and be accepted to the Kedge Global MBA programme and complete the application process for this unique scholarship offer.  Applicants will be screened based on their MBA application dossier, curriculum vitae, Management Aptitude Test, admissions interview and a separate scholarship application, including a detailed description of how the Kedge Global MBA will help them to achieve their professional objectives.  While three 50% scholarships are on offer, we remind applicants that other institutional scholarship opportunities exist.

For more information, please contact:
Sandrine Rognon +33 (0)4 91 82 79 12




For a Company, sponsorship of a high potential employee on the Global MBA is a major investment and even if your company isn’t supporting your employee financially, an MBA requires time away from work so support is essential for him to succeed.

  • The Global MBA can clearly bring immediate benefits as participants begin applying what they have learned from the earliest moments of the programme, introducing powerful expertise, new thinking, soft skills and perspectives to the organisation.
  • Confronted with several insights on how to tackle complex issues, participants become more creative and motivated in their daily tasks.
  • In the long-term, participants acquire a more holistic and global approach to business, as well as an entrepreneurial attitude and a general increase in output.
  • Faculty and peer support enable our participants to secure the implementation of innovative ideas and solutions in your company and in complex professional situations.
  • An MBA is an opportunity of rewarding, developing and retaining key talents.
  • You can suggest to your employee a ‘lock-in period’, post-programme, for him (her) to prove his (her) commitment to the organisation.
  • In order to facilitate flexibility during the programme, the Global MBA administration is committed to re-organise participants' schedule as often as needed.

Your programme will be composed of 480 hours of courses and 260 hours of workshops seminars and coaching.

You will build your personal path, choosing:

  • Your main Campus (Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Shanghai).
  • Your Core and Major courses’ rhythm (14 months to 4 years).
  • Your Major (you can attend courses in other majors, in addition to yours).
  • Your International Business Seminars: from 2 to 6 (China, Brazil, Morocco, India, UAE*, USA).

During the programme, you can adapt your path (campus, dates, major, international seminars, …) to meet the demands of your work calendar.

Send us your CV for a pre-admission evaluation!


Sandrine Rognon - Candidates for Marseille Campus
+33(0) 491 827 912 
Kedge Business School 
7 bd de Dunkerque 13002 Marseille France


Kirt Wood

Kirt Wood  - Candidates for Paris Campus
+33(0) 603 343 294 
Kedge Business School Paris Campus 
52 rue de la Victoire 75009 Paris



Sébastien Thebaud - Candidates for Bordeaux Campus
+33(0) 556 84 42 07
Kedge Business School 
680 cours de la Libération 33405 Talence 



Damien Costello

Sandra Glavas - International Partnerships
+33(0) 491 827 316
Kedge Business School Campus Marseille La Joliette
7 bd de Dunkerque 13002 Marseille France



Celine Liu

Celine Liu - Candidates for Shanghai Campus
+86 21 5230 1653
Kedge Business School Campus Shanghai
RM 103, South Building, 535 Fahuazhen Rd. Shanghai China



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Learn more about what the Global MBA programme entails: We cordially invite you to attend one of the flagship courses of the programme.  This opportunity will give you an insight into the organisation of our programme as well as provide you an excellent opportunity to exchange with our active participants and faculty.

Upcoming Master Classes 

Exchange with Global MBA participants and brush aside preconceived ideas

Upcoming Conferences


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Chiffres clés
  • 39 ans d'âge moyen
  • 4 Campuses: Paris, Shanghai, Marseille, Bordeaux
  • 20 Months Programme
  • 3 Days per month (Th-Fr-Sa)
  • 10 International Seminars
  • 24 Alumini nationalities
  • 1200 MBA Alumini worldwide