MBA – International track

Expand your horizons and lead global transformations.

  • Format

    1 year

  • Languages


  • Location


  • Fees


  • Intake


  • Credits

    90 ECTS



The International track is aimed at experienced professionals looking forward to future roles as global business leaders. The program equips participants with an in-depth understanding of challenges and opportunities in global business. They acquire knowledge in various management disciplines and sharpen their skills to apply it in concrete situations across a wide variety of sectoral and national contexts.

The International track is accredited by AMBA.

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

In its first participation in the 2020 Global MBA Ranking, IÉSEG was ranked 38th globally, consolidated as the third school with the highest percentage of foreign professors (80%) and shares, together with two schools, the first place for the high percentage of international students.

The International track is part of the IÉSEG HUB MBA which offers three different specializations: an Executive track, an International track and a Leadership & Coding track. All participants benefit from the solid support of the hub in terms of career program, common modules and learning expedition, corporate events, alumni interactions etc.

You will be a part of a thriving, diverse community and interact with experts and fellow participants across three different MBA tracks.

Director’s foreword

MBA – International track


Academic Director of the MBA – International Track

If you have realized the need to develop your professional competence through a challenging and thoroughly engaging experience, the IÉSEG MBA – International Track at IÉSEG is an ideal solution.

The program is designed to meet the needs of change-oriented individuals seeking to improve themselves and expand their network. This design involves a broad-based approach that provides key managerial inputs considering current global organizational challenges. A diverse group of expert faculty members facilitates modules all the while applying a judicious mix of both theory and practice.

We are located in the business district of one of the most vibrant cities in the world. The experience of living in Paris will set a very enriching context for your journey of professional and personal growth.

The MBA – International Track offers you the opportunity to be among specially -selected brilliant people from across the globe, who are eager for a learning experience focused on global transformations.

I look forward to seeing you in our program.

Executive Development and Innovation – Presentation


  • The program combines theoretical understanding with practical experience and skill development. The program is flexible so that, when choosing electives, participants can tailor the program to their interests.
  • Participants receive personalized support through coaching and a customized career development program.
  • The case method is used extensively to reflect real world challenges, allowing participants to develop innovative solutions for problem-solving.
  • The program ensures interaction with companies in various ways. Practicing managers are regularly welcomed to interact with participants. In addition, a learning trip in Europe is organized during the second semester for more intensive business and cultural exposure.
  • The MBA faculty is a mix of both internal and external instructors from diverse backgrounds, either academically qualified with doctoral degrees or with at least 10 years of professional experience in their fields. They are passionate about teaching and providing support to participants so that they can achieve their full potential.
  • Studying at IÉSEG, you will be a part of a thriving, multicultural community and interact with cutting-edge experts and diverse participants across three different paths.


    The MBA program helps you to enrich the knowledge you have gained through practical experience with theoretical understanding. Practical methodologies including the case method is used extensively to reflect real world challenges, allowing participants to develop innovative solutions for problem-solving. The program offers a high degree of flexibility through the incorporation of a large number of electives through which participants can tailor the program to their interests.
    IÉSEG MBA program helps you to enhance your career by providing personalized support through a customized career development program that includes personal coaching. Moreover, practicing managers from companies are regularly welcomed to interact with participants and to provide them with practical tips in this process. 
    The international track faculty is a mix of both internal and external professors from diverse backgrounds, either academically qualified with doctoral degrees or with at least 10 years of professional experience in their fields. They are passionate about teaching and about providing support to participants so that they can achieve their full potential. In addition, learning trips allow for more intensive business and cultural exposure.
    In the IÉSEG MBA – International track, you will be part of a thriving, multicultural community. Participants come from various countries and regions adding to the richness of peer learning and experience sharing. Furthermore, life-lasting bonds are developed to result in a global network through interactions with the batch of the year and program alumni.

Objectives of the MBA – INTERNATIONAL track

  • Expand horizons and develop managerial and leadership capabilities as applicable to global organizational settings.
  • Perceive organizational problems from a multifunctional and strategic perspectives
  • Develop ethical, responsible and sustainable approach to business considering global imperatives.
  • Adopt innovative solutions to complex business problems
  • Mobilize collective action and lead responsible global transformations at various levels.  


The program is offered on a full-time basis and consists of 13 months including 9 modules and 1 capstone project. The curriculum provides a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge, business and leadership competences.


  • Average age: 30 years
  • Work experience: 7 years
  • Number of nationalities: 11
  • Gender: 68% women and 32% men

Class profile

The MBA – International track attracts a wide range of people with diverse perspectives, cultures, opinions and talents from different regions of the world. The program attracts participants who are seeking to accelerate their professional career and progress to more demanding management and leadership roles.

It is designed to broaden their professional horizons with alternative management-oriented options and responsibilities, as well as new geographic regions. It targets individuals who are highly motivated, ambitious, open to integration in an international and multicultural setting and are eager to explore multiple avenues to develop their technical, managerial and interpersonal skills.

Academic Background

MBA - International track: Academic Background

Study in an international environment

MBA - International track: Class Profile


The MBA – International track meets the requirements of a global MBA program and is designed to enable participants to apply knowledge in different contexts and situations.

The program is offered on a full-time basis and consists of 13 months including 9 modules and 1 capstone project. The curriculum provides a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge, business and leadership competences.

Throughout the program, the faculty adopts a thorough and practical approach using cases and real-life examples to apply concepts to solve business issues. Participants are required to work on cases and/or group projects for each course to develop essential skills to face challenging situations and imagine new solutions. Faculty members foster interactions in the classroom – participants learn from each other’s experiences and are trained to develop and defend their opinions.

Participants also benefit from a personalized coaching and career development program.

  • Electives

    To personalize your learning experience beyond the core modules, participants will be able to choose from a series of electives, such as:Lean management, Problem solving and decision making, Focused operations management, Leadership and team development, Mindfulness & Management, Project Management, Business modeling & organizational management, Advanced operations, Cybersecurity, Information system management, Business plan development, Strategic Performance Management, Strategic use of intellectual property rights, Innovation management, Finance, Banking and financial markets, Fintech, International negotiation, Sales and marketing, Consumer behavior, Sales techniques, Big data analytics, Luxury Marketing.

    The choice of electives offered evolves every year to take current trends, availability of experts, etc. into account.

  • Capstone Project

    The capstone project of the program is an important component that helps integrate learnings from the coursework through a significant practical project. In general, there are two options for the MBA capstone. The first is to engage in a project of professional experience in the form of an internship, regular work contract or entrepreneurial effort that involves full-time commitment for four to six months. The second is to take up a professional consultancy thesis that seeks to address an applied managerial problem under the guidance of an academic advisor. In both cases, the projects are structured within specific time frames following applicable guidelines. The most significant among the requirements is the submission of a structured professional project report or professional consultancy thesis. Participants are free to opt for the type of capstone they would like to do to complete the program within the overall time frame of the program.

Full Program


In this module, participants will enhance their understanding of various organizational issues involved in developing, producing, and distributing goods and services, aligned with overall business goals and stakeholder requirements. Importantly, participants will be challenged to think concretely about making necessary changes and selecting options that balance elements of the bottom line in an overall global business context. In this process, they will approach global issues involved in organizing holistically with focus on functions such as accounting, marketing, human resources, operations etc.


This module helps in understanding issues associated with the exercise of leadership in global organizations. Participants consider complex challenges that they are likely to face as they progress towards top-level leadership positions in global organizations in various sectors. In addition, the module strives to enhance personal skills and capabilities that are needed to function as effective leaders and explores the challenges of functioning as ethical changemakers in leadership positions.


This module helps participants to adopt a broad strategic view of global organizations, considering both external and internal factors. Participants will explore methods and tools for assessing the strength of competition and the relative bargaining power, anticipating competitors’ actions, analyzing cost and value structures and their relevance to competition, and assessing potential changes in the scope of the firm. These tools will help them to be effective global business leaders, entrepreneurs or consultants.


This module is designed to provide participants with an appreciation of innovation and entrepreneurship processes in global organizational contexts. Business competitiveness heavily depends on each company’s ability to innovate and promote entrepreneurial processes. This module will provide participants with the theoretical base and applied tools aimed at business model development and new venture creation. They will acquire skills to understand, evaluate, create, and manage an effective innovation process and appreciate relevant examples from leading international firms.


This module enables participants to adopt a focused approach and sharpen their capabilities in select areas that are highly relevant for global business organizations. Through a range of electives, participants explore, a wide array of topics that include Project Management, Luxury Marketing, Strategic Performance Management, Information Systems Management, Lean Management, Mindfulness in Management, Business Modelling, Advanced Operations Management, Decision Making, International Negotiations, Business Analytics, Financial Markets etc. Participants can select those that best suit their career projects and leadership ambitions in multinational companies.


In this module, participants explore the big societal challenges that deeply affect businesses in the current world and consider possible responses to them through various initiatives at sectoral, organizational and stakeholder levels. The current global business context calls for a deep understanding of the grand challenges to pursue equitable, sustainable strategies that contribute to building a better a world. This module responds to this challenge by exposing participants to the complexities involved in addressing these challenges.


In this module participants will focus on the important idea of transformation that is a central concern in the exercise of leadership. Business settings are increasingly characterized by a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) environment. This makes it necessary for leaders to be able to initiate and manage complex transformations. In response to this imperative, the module focuses on tools and techniques to lead effective and desirable change at multiple levels. Participants will have opportunities to engage in practical activities to apply their learnings in specific simulated or real-life scenarios.


In this module, participants work on their professional projects through a tailored career program. Through a series of experiences involving both group-oriented sessions and individual-oriented coaching, participants are able to progressively work towards a clearer specification of personal and professional goals and formulate a feasible action plan to achieve them. They are guided by career experts and coaches throughout the process.

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The program offers participants various support components that can be pursued in a customized way according to their personal and professional projects. Participants can attend selected language courses from according to their specific levels (beginner, intermediary or advanced). Moreover, there are opportunities to participate in and sometimes lead various activities and events. Some of these involve interactions with area experts or industry leaders in emerging fields exposing participants to new business trends and developments.


During the second semester, IÉSEG also provides the opportunity to a few students to take some additional electives in one or more of its partner schools/universities. These courses are offered over a week and specialize in some aspects of business linked to the region where the partner school/university is located. This arrangement helps International MBA participants to gain a richer multi-location learning experience during their program.

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Information about the MBA – International Track is as of October 2022 and may be subject to change.


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