M.Sc. International Management - Master's Degree International Business Realities Program

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Ph : +33 (0)4 78 78 71 88 - contact.iaefc@univ-lyon3.fr

International non-exchange students please contact :

iaelyon School of Management
Université Jean Moulin
1C, avenue des Frères Lumière CS 78242
69372 Lyon cedex 08 France




Contribute to enhance the international performance of companies and organizations

This program aims to enlighten students on international challenges by providing them with global and cross-cutting insights into various management situations within a multicultural context. Increasing market globalization presents companies with new challenges making it imperative to educate future managers capable of meeting them.
The 1st Year of the Master’s aims to provide students with a solid background in International Management by teaching them managerial knowledge and skills. The 2nd Year of the Master’s helps the participants to gain a greater proficiency in International Management.
Students get the opportunity to analyze international management issues from multiple perspectives to be able to develop strategies adapted to the modern business world: a world marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. A particular emphasis is put on the development of the participants’ ability to draw a link between theoretical knowledge and its application, their openness towards the different cultures and the social corporate responsibility of a manager in today’s world.

The program is fully taught in English. The multicultural mix of the participants and faculty gives the possibility to analyze and discuss business topics and issues from different points of view. The small size of the group (25 to 30 students) guarantees an interactive exchange with fellow students, faculty and practitioners.


The highlights of the program:
  • A dynamic program firmly focused on International Management
  • Full English track
  • Multicultural classroom and high level of interactivity due to the small size of the group
  • Internship and Career Center providing IBR students with personalized guidance and employability support
  • Double degree with the prestigious University of Economics VSE Prague, with University of Pavia or the University of Tübingen
  • EPAS accreditation since 2008
  • High-level research team in international management

The 1st year of Master helps both understand the international environment through its economic, legal, financial and geopolitical components and grasp the realities of companies facing new strategic, organizational and intercultural challenges.

It addresses the situation of both multinational and smaIl and medium enterprises and investigates all dimensions related to their internationalization.

During the second year students strengthen their analytical and strategical knowledge and skills by participating in the various courses during the first semester. The 2nd year of the Master’s program gives the students a great flexibility; especially the internship and the choice of the topic of the final thesis are opportunities for the students to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in the field they would like to work in later on.

The internship allows students in their 1st and 2nd year of the Master’s in International Business Realities to effectively use the knowledge acquired during their studies. The internship with an international management mission can take place in France or abroad.

This degree stands out through the variety and richness of its programs largely related to the international profile of both its students (from all over the world) and faculty.



Training contacts

1st Year: M. Arthur NGUYEN
2nd Year: M. Paul-Marc COLLIN



Ph. +33 (0)4 26 31 86 38

Anissa LIANI
Ph. +33 (0)4 26 31 87 45



Prerequisites for enrolment

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Prerequisites training

  • either a three-year national University degree (Bachelor’s or 180 ECTS credits) in a speciality compatible with the requested Master’s or having a strong management component;
  • or, under the same conditions, a degree or state-approved level 2 title or a title approved by a national regulation at the same level;
  • or a three-year foreign University degree in a specialty compatible with the requested Master’s.
The application files of students holding a foreign degree or not having obtained the required 180 ECTS credits will be submitted to the Committee for Validation of Studies for validation of the admission.

Conditions of admission / Conditions of successful application

This Master’s is designed for committed students with a solid prior curriculum, having an international focus, being proficient in English and other foreign languages, being able to adapt rapidly and prepared to engage in an intensive academic program.

Selection is made on the basis of an application file : academic results + results to Score iae Message test or TAGE MAGE or GMAT tests for international outgoing
and incoming students + results to TOEIC or TOEFL or IECTS English Test + professional project (CV and cover letter).
PLEASE NOTE: SIM Test is not required for iaelyon students.

Master 2 students are furthermore invited to an individual interview if they passed the first selection round.

Internal applicants: students applying for the Master 1 and holding an iaelyon Bachelor’s in Management Science will benefit from specific admission conditions.

The program of the Master’s International Business Realities is also available to professionals in Life-Long Education and in Validation of Professional Experience.

Conditions of submission

Enrolment procedures

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Tuition fees for international non-exchange students : 6,000 Euros per participant for the full academic year. The fees do not include the mandatory French Social Security (approximately 215 Euros/year) and other living expenses.



The Master’s in International Business Realities is divided into 4 semesters organized as follows:

  • Semester 1: September to December
  • Semester 2: January to beginning of April: Academic program, April to July: Internship
  • Semester 3: September to beginning of January
  • Semester 4: 6-month internship starting from January or later

The internship is a period of exposure to a professional environment during which students acquire professional skills and apply the knowledge they gained during their curriculum in order to earn a degree or qualification and foster their professional integration.

Nb. of hours: 702 (358 in the 1st Year - 344 in the 2nd Year)

Schedule and procedures

The minimum duration of the internship is 12 weeks (on a full-time equivalent basis) for the Master 1 students and 6 months for the Master 2 students (on a full-time equivalent basis).

What's next ?

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Level of education obtained after completion

Level 7

Job opening

Business sector or job

Completing the 1st year of the Master’s in International Business Realities opens the doors to the 2nd year of the Masters’ in this specialiIity or in any other related speciality in France or at one of the international partner Universities of iaelyon School of Management. Students may also integrate the labor market in positions in which they are responsible for helping businesses or organizations - in France or abroad - develop internationally.

Students graduating from the Master 2 Program have the skills and the competencies to work for multinationals or SMEs with a strong international focus. Graduates may start their career as a project or product manager in companies in an international field.