Academic programs

Bachelor Business Management

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac, Bac + 2
Admission conditions
Length of studies
3 years
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Cost and financial aid
National tuition fees
Accessible as
Teaching languages
French and English
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Diplôme National de Licence contrôlé par l'Etat


“a post high school program with an intensive practice of English”

Created in 2022, the Bachelor Business Management is a program with:
  • A firmly international dimension: During the 1st and the 2nd year, in addition to English courses and a second language, half of the courses will be taught in English. In 3rd year, students will be able to chose between a year abroad amongst one of iaelyon 120 international partners or a year in France fully taught in English. Also, 20% of international students will be integrated in the group in order to reinforce the intercultural dimension of the program.
  • A challenging general curriculum, based on detailed learning of the basics which allows students to apply for Masters in Management or International Trade.
  • An application of theoretical knowledge through regular meetings with professionals, business games and mandatory internships in 2nd & 3rd year.
  • A class spirit, strengthened by small groups of students (around 60 students including international students), group projects cohesion activities and community engagement.




Iaelyon strengths:

  • A renowned school of management, accessible to all through public tuition fees
  • A strong partners universities network for international exchanges
  • A nationally accredited diploma
  • The support of our career center for your professional project & internships through career events …
  • Spotlight on student community commitment


2nd year: 2 to 4 months mandatory
3rd year: 3 to 6 months abroad mandatory


Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac, Bac + 2

Admission conditions

High school students/Degree seeking applicants:

The Bachelor Business Management is intended for students who took the following classes:
Mathematics – Social & Economy Sciences
Applicants must have a good knowledge of English and a second foreign language, a solid work ability, rigor and strong motivation.


Applications for 2nd year entry are not allowed
Applications for 3rd year entry will open in 2024
Visit our international students’ application page 

Cost and financial aid

National tuition fees

25 hours/week (+ 25 hours of personal work)

1st year (604 hours)

22 courses, 12 in English & 2 language courses
1st semester
  • Majors: Principles of Management, General accounting 1(in French), Applied mathematics & optimization (in French), Macroeconomics, Consumer Behavior, Digital culture & Office Software (in French)
  • Minors: Introduction to law (in French), Business English 1: introduction to main business functions, English communication skills 1, Second Language (German, Spanish or Italian), Group projects
2nd semester
  • Majors: Introduction to project management, General accounting 2 (in French), Management Probabilities & Statistics (in French), Businesses & Information systems (in French), Responsible management practices, Personal development
  • Minors: Business Law (in French), Business English 2: doing business in the global economy, English communication skills 2, Second Language (German, Spanish or Italian), Group projects

2nd year (590 hours)

20 courses, 8 in English & 2 language courses
3rd semester

  • Majors: Principles of marketing, Financial analysis (in French), Introduction to Human Resource Management, Data analysis (in French), Information systems management 1
  • Minors: Labor Law (in French), Microeconomy & Game Theory (in French), Second Language (German, Spanish or Italian), English communication skills 3

4th semester

  • Majors: Marketing strategy implementation, Costs analysis (in French), Finance (in French), Strategic diagnosis, introduction to supply chain management, Data analysis using Excel (in French) Information systems management 2 (in French), Business plan/business pitch
  • Minors: Taxation Law (in French), Industrial economy (in French), Second Language (German, Spanish or Italian), English communication skills 4
  • Mandatory internship 24 months

3rd year (489 hours)

Fully English-taught in France or 1 year abroad

5th semester

  • Majors: International Business Organizational behavior - Data collection for marketers - Business negotiation - Investment criteria - Management and accounting control
  • Minors: Social Responsibility and Business ethics Digitalization of business processes - International seminar - Language (German, Spanish or Italian)

6th semester

  • Majors: International HRM and Crosscultural Management - Digital marketing - Entrepreneurship and innovation - Banking & financial markets – Audit
  • Minors: Principles of Continuous improvement Guest lectures - Language (German, Spanish or Italian)
  • Mandatory internship abroad 36 months

Year of highschool graduation

Bac + 3

Targeted skill(s)

The Bachelor in Business Management aims to develop the following skills:

  • Being able to identify and understand a company’s primary functions and its relations with its stakeholders
  • Being able to apply management major concepts
  • Being able to implement a theoretical analysis and obtain a new perspective in practical cases
  • Knowing how to grasp international experiences, being open to the world diversity and capable of intercultural adjustment
  • Being able to integrate corporate social responsibility in international management trade

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor in Business Management allows students to directly integrate the professional world, thanks to its general curriculum and its professional & international experiences.

Further studies

The Bachelor in Business Management prepares students for masters’ degree at iaelyon in management or international trade.


Program Administration
Ph. : +33 (0)4 78 78 76 07

iaelyon School of Management
Université Jean Moulin
Manufacture des Tabacs
6 Cours Albert Thomas - 69008 LYON
Adresse postale :
1C, avenue des Frères Lumière - CS 78242 - 69372 LYON CEDEX 08

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