Executive MBA

Rise to the challenge, transform the future.

  • Format

    24 months or Fast Track (1 year)

  • Languages

    French & English

  • Location

    Paris – La Défense

  • Fees


  • Intake

    March & october



In a deeply changing world and in an increasingly competitive environment, there are many new challenges to rise to – how to build sustainable value; transformational and positive leadership; global and systemic decision-making; managing innovation and change; managing and capitalizing upon multicultural dynamics.

The objective of Executive MBA is to train the new generation of leaders who will have the capacity to take up these challenges.

Executive MBA is targeted at people having responsibilities in an organisation and who have a career development project towards a new role involving leadership and human competences.

IÉSEG Executive MBA is accredited by AMBA.

This programme provides a registered title with the French RNCP (National Repertory of Professional Certification) Level 7, recognized in France and in Europe.

Directors’ foreword

Executive MBA

Dr. Catherine DEMANGEOT and Dr. Ghassan YACOUB

Academic Co-Directors of the Executive MBA

Today’s better organisations need changemakers who have the analytical, strategic and human skills that will enable them to inspire their teams and stakeholders towards a sustainable future. The philosophy behind the IÉSEG Executive MBA is to provide executives and managers with the knowledge, competences and confidence to develop their positive leadership and create sustainable performance for their organisations. These two pillars, alongside the development of a strategic mindset in a changing world, and the leadership of innovation, form the four key competences that you will develop through a series of interactive sessions, integrative projects, and two learning expeditions.

On the program, you will interact with subject-matter experts who also have corporate exposure, and with other executives whose experience in different roles, sectors and cultures will enable you to put your own experience in perspective and enrich it. Alongside covering the essentials of contemporary business and management, the personalized elements of the program, especially the one-to-one career and personal development coaching and the professional consultancy memoire, will enable you to take stock of your experience to identify and pursue ambitious personal and career objectives through personal transformation.

Whether you are considering boosting your existing career, further asserting your legitimacy, are contemplating a change of professional direction, or would like to better leverage your experience and expertise, IÉSEG Executive MBA will provide you with the competences and the confidence to lead at a higher level towards a sustainable future. All the best as you undertake this transformational and rewarding journey.

Benefits of the Executive MBA

  • A unique and innovative approach supported by our desire to train participants in positive and sustainable leadership.
  • Career and individual coaching throughout the 24-month training course (10 hours per person): the participants create their own coaching course according to their needs.
  • A customizable learning experience (electives, professional consulting thesis).
  • Speakers who are both academic and professional experts.
  • The various origins of our participants guarantee cultural diversity in class.
  • IÉSEG School of Management, accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA,  is ranked among the top 10 of business schools in France and recognized by the Financial Times as one of the best business schools in the world.

Why do an Executive MBA:


    As the world evolves, so do the competences one needs in order to play a leading role in the future of organizations.

    The program is designed to enable you to develop the following four ‘meta-competences’ through a series of classes and integrative projects:
    > Developing a strategic mindset in a changing environment
    > Organizing for sustainable performance
    > Leading for innovation
    > Positive and transformational leadership: Develop a personal leadership journey

    During the IÉSEG Executive MBA, you will be able to explore new ways of thinking, creating and innovating. We provide you with a large range of electives (at IÉSEG and abroad) so you can create your own path and give your program the identity you want.

    Also, as it is important to experiment and learn from other contexts, you will go on two learning expeditions (one a year) to discover how business is done in a fast-evolving environment and in an emerging market.

    At IÉSEG, we want Executive MBA participants to expand their impact during the program. The career development and the self-aware manager seminars will help you to identify personal and professional assets to find your place as a future global leader in a changing society.

    Alongside these seminars, you can also work with a personal coach in order to explore approaches and sharpen your career strategy. During the second year of the program, you will produce a professional consulting thesis. You can select a topic to match your personal and/or professional interests and objectives.

IÉSEG’s Executive MBA is:

  • Average age: 40
  • Work experience : 16 years
  • Number of nationalities: 19
  • Gender: 36% women and 64% men
  • Achievement rate: 75.6%
  • Program’s satisfaction rate: 84%
  • IÉSEG’s services satisfaction rate: 84.8%


Partnership with Cegos

IÉSEG worked on a partnership with Cegos to develop its Executive MBA. A top-ranking European player, Cegos is a worldwide leader in professional training and development.

Combining the academic excellence of the School and the field experience of this renowned partner, IÉSEG’s Executive MBA offers a comprehensive training program for the leaders of the future.

Class Profile:

The participants of the Executive MBA have diverse profiles allowing them to bring a great wealth of exchanges and projects. This diversity is reflected, in particular, by the different jobs from which they arise and the variety of the jobs that they perform.

Executive MBA - Class Profile

Diverse business sectors:

> Finance, Holding Banking and Insurance 17.9%
> Telecom, IT, Electronics 17.9%
> Other (Sport, Public Sector, Building, Media, etc.) 14.3%
> Retail, Trade 12.5%
> Pharmaceutical, Healthcare 12.5%
> Energy 8.9%
> Training, Education 7.1%
> Advertising 5.4%
> Transports 5.3%
> Consulting 3.6%


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