Academic programs

MA/MBA - General Management Program - GMP

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac + 4
Admission conditions
Length of studies
1 year
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The General Management Program (Master MAE), flagship degree of iaelyon School of Management, offers an overall vision of Business Administration and a set of skills in General Management to participants of various academic and professional backgrounds: engineers, doctors, lawyers etc.


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Designed for both French and international students the GMP is a full-time program entirely taught in English by iaelyon faculty members as well as international Visiting Professors and practitioners.

The program focuses on the development of double-skills and its strength lies in its general approach of business and management concepts targeting multidisciplinary and multicultural participants.

Long-lasting program, academically renowned, the GMP benefits nowadays from a strong recognition in the job market.


The highlights of the program:

  • Ranked in the Top 10 Master’s Degrees in management in France by the Eduniversal 2018 ranking
  • Full English track
  • Multicultural classroom and high level of interactivity due to small size of the group
  • Internship and Career Center providing GMP students with personalized guidance and employability support

The specificities:
  • The GMP is designed for pre-experience students and executive practitioners in Continuing Education
  • The degree earned after completion of the program and presentation of the Master’s Thesis, based on the mandatory internship, is a National Degree accredited by the French Ministry of Education and Research


4 to 6 months internship with an international management mission in France or abroad - Master thesis and defense (APRIL-SEPTEMBER)


Institution partnerships

Partnerships established with renowned engineering schools (INSA, Polytech Lyon, ECAM, ENTP) and other notorious institutions (Sciences Po Lyon) allow students to coordinate their postgraduate studies and their core degree.



The French version of the GMP (MAE) is also taught in several foreign countries: Poland (Lodz), Hungary (Budapest) and Czech Republic (Prague). Courses abroad are taught both by local Professors in the language of the country and visiting iaeyon faculty members.


Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac + 4

Required former training

The GMP is designed for a diverse audience, i.e. participants with a non-business background: engineers, doctors, lawyers etc. The program targets :

  • Students holding 240 ECTS earned outside iaelyon School of Management
  • Executive practitioners in Continuing Education

Admission conditions

Selection is made on the basis of an application file : academic results + results to TOEIC or TOEFL or IECTS English Test (if English is not the native language of the applicant) + professional project (CV and cover letter).


Master 2 - General Management Program, GMP

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> International non-exchange students

Program Fees for international non-exchange students : 6,000 euros per participant for the full academic year. This does not include the national enrollment fees (243 € for a Master’s degree), the French social security and other living expenses.


Master Management General Program - Semester 3

Master Management General Program - Semester 3

Career Opportunities

GMP graduates are hired in a wide variety of positions and diverse business sectors in accordance with their previous education and past experience. Overall they tend to be highly represented in general management and marketing positions.


Pre-Experience Master’s Students:
Tiphaine AMATE
Ph.: +33 (0)4 78 78 75 31

Continuing Education/Executive Applicants:
Ph.: +33 (0)4 78 78 71 88

International non-exchange students :

iaelyon School of Management
Université Jean Moulin
Campus Manufacture des Tabacs
6 Cours Albert Thomas - 69008 LYON
Postal Address:
1C, avenue des Frères Lumière - CS 78242 - 69372 LYON CEDEX 08 (FRANCE)

Registrar office contact details

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