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EDHEC's Global MBA


A very international 2012 academic year for the EDHEC MBA

69 participants, 27 nationalities

EDHEC's Global MBA is more and more popular: an entering class of 69 students this September, an increase of 25% over 2011. With 27 nationalities represented and an average age of 33, the EDHEC Global MBA is ranked number one worldwide for the diversity of its student body.* Main nationalities include : China, India, Brazil , Russia, USA, Canada, Middle East, UK, Germany, Spain,etc.
Delivered at the EDHEC Campus located in Nice, on the French Riviera, this intensive ten-month programme is taught entirely in English; it is meant for managers who are seeking to effect a change of course in their professional careers. There are two intakes a year, one starting in September and the other in January. Among the novelties of this new academic year, the Global MBA students have the opportunity to choose from one of three Global Tracks: Finance and Leadership, available since 2011, and now Entrepreneurship, launched in September 2012. The latter track will enable students to take a learning expedition to Silicon Valley for an entrepreneurship seminar. In this way, the MBA students will have a close look at this great ecosystem of entrepreneurs and investors.

"The mission of this programme is to train enlightened leaders who excel as overall managers, all while being capable of making their work an integral part of a world undergoing constant change," says Emmanuel Metais, Director of the Global MBA.

The EDHEC Executive MBA, taught on the EDHEC Lille Campus, is likewise growing, as enrolment was up 20% from last year. This 18-month part time programme is now housed at EDHEC's Executive campus: the Manor, on the Lille campus. Taught mostly in English by an international faculty, the EDHEC Executive MBA maintains a strong openness to globalisation and diversity.

* 2010 and 2011 rankings from the Economist

About EDHEC Management Institute
Created in 2010, EDHEC Management Institute is the Executive Education arm of EDHEC Business School. Ten thousand managers and senior executives are trained every year on two international campuses (Lille, Nice) and three executive campuses (Paris, London, Singapore). EDHEC Management Institute offers a wide range of degree- and certification-granting courses of study meant to meet company needs (MBA programmes, Management Development Programme, blended-learning courses, executive seminars), as well as a customised approach for large global clients (Europe, Americas, Asia). EDHEC is ranked 26th worldwide and 3rd among French business schools for its Custom Executive Education programmes (Financial Times 2012 Custom Executive Education Programmes Rankings).

For more information about EDHEC Executive Education :

6,000 students and 10,000 executive education participants
17 degree programmes: ESPEME post-baccalaureate programme, Master in Management, MScs, 2 MBAs, a PhD in Finance, etc.
23,000 participants in conferences and seminars organised in 28 global financial capitals
24,000 alumni in 116 countries
134 permanent professors (49% of international origin) and 810 adjunct faculty members
13 research and teaching chairs
A €75m budget, 1/3 from corporate funding and 20% invested in research
5 campuses (Lille, Nice, Paris, London and Singapore)
EQUIS - AACSB - AMBA accreditations

EDHEC Business School aims to be recognised for research and training, innovative ideas and tools that have a high impact on businesses. This "EDHEC for Business" strategy is underpinned by excellent academic research, the results of which are systematically disseminated through EDHEC's programmes (MScs, PhD, etc.), to the business world and to society.

More information is available on the EDHEC Business School website: