About emlyon

About emlyon business school

Founded in 1872 by the Lyon CCI, emlyon business school has an enrollment of 8,900 students of 121 nationalities over 6 campuses worldwide (Lyon-Ecully, Shanghai, Saint-Etienne, Paris, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai). emlyon draws on a Faculty of 170 international professors and researchers, and a network of 190 global academic partners, to provide learning tracks of excellence and open to the world. emlyon runs a 3 community of 37,500 alumni spread out in 130 countries. As a Société à Mission since July 2021, emlyon’s raison d’être consists in: “providing life-long training and support to meaningful individuals able to transform organizations, for a fairer society, with more solidarity and respect for the planet.” In its early makers pedagogy, action and reflection are closely intertwined. Skill hybridization and social responsibility are at the heart of its training programs, where the best of both socio-economic and academic worlds meet.

emlyon business school’s mission is to reveal “early makers”, as actors of change who shall anticipate, straddle frontiers, be constructive and positive, committed to actions, and share values in a collaborative manner. Early makers shall be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, who will try out, experiment, make mistakes, start again and learn as they go. At emlyon business school, students will be able to develop such skills via a next generation pedagogy, associating academic research output of excellence and newly elaborated innovative learning tracks.

emlyon business school Asia now offers study abroad programs for bachelor and master degrees, GEMBA and GDBA degree programs, as well as EDP programs. Besides, there are Certified B-School Lecture Program, the EDP Program for Global Sports and Recreation Industry Leaders, Asian Leadership Camp of Wellness Industry, China Innovation Management EDP Program, Global Innovation Leadership Prgram and She Brand-Business for Good EDP Program.

In building an integrated industry-academia-research cooperation and training international industry leaders, emlyon business school has established a number of centers, including Good Business Centre (GBC), Centre for the Eurasian Sport Industry (CESI) and Global HR & Organization Innovation Center (GHOIC) and Business Intelligence Center (BIC). More research centers will be set up to realize resource sharing and value creation.

Early Makers

Early makers are people who can take their destiny into their own hands, who shape and mould their existence as part of a collaborative process, moving from “Do It Yourself” to “Do It Together”. They are innovators who can bring their projects to fruition, who move from concept to prototype, who try, experiment, make mistakes, start again, and learn as they go.

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