September 2020- December 2021 (Location:Lyon)

The first year is key both in terms of the knowledge you must acquire and the approach you need to adopt to develop your skills:

  • students admitted with economics and management qualifications may be excused from certain lessons in order to avoid repetition (commission decision). You can start your elective modules to progress along your path from January.
  • other students must acquire and earn credit for management/business basics.

For all students, the purpose of the year is to learn to learn and produce together through various key team projects.

Academic Content

Experimental Elements

4 “basic” online courses in English (with instructor support)

  • Business Statistics & Data
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Financial basics

(to complete at your own pace)

4 core courses:

  • Law/Economics
  • Corporate finance
  • Managerial finance
  • Marketing management

4 “DNA@earlymakers” courses:

  • RECAPSS
  • PCE (Business Creation Project)
  • Disrupted futures
  • Designing with web

Academic Content

Experimental Elements

Recapss;The applied research in social sciences (RECAPSS) course introduces you to the uncertain world of social science knowledge and research by deploying a tool for acquiring methodological and ethics competencies. Over four months, you will lead an applied research project from start to fi nish, supervised by a team of professors who are actively engaged in research. RECAPSS also develops skills relating to surveys, group work and communication of results via diff erent media. This project is carried out by groups of 5 students who choose each other and which professor and general theme they want to work with. E-learning modules are provided relating to the various research methodologies which are applicable in the fi eld of social sciences, with the option to gain further skills in the most appropriate methodology for the research question raised by the group.

Some examples of subjects:

  • Artifi cial intelligence and transport
  • Value compromises at work
  • Virtual reality vs. Reality
  • Work addiction
  • Sustainable luxury

Business Creation Project (PCE)

The PCE - Business Creation Project is characteristic of the school’s long-standing expertise in entrepreneurship. It allows you to work in small groups to experiment with creating a company through a virtual project. The purpose of this educational and experiential exercise is for you to apply the knowledge you have acquired in the lessons in a practical way and experience entrepreneurship for the first time.

It should enable you to:

  • familiarize yourself with the business creation process in order to acquire the basics and understand the diff erent facets of entrepreneurship
  • increase motivation, confi dence and the skills required to tackle entrepreneurial projects
  • think about value creation (economic, social, etc.)
  • learn to work in a team while developing creativity, thoroughness and perseverance

Some examples of projects

  • Mon petit Marc: Kit for reusing coff ee grounds for cosmetics or jobs around the house, designed for individuals.
  • Lumi: Children's plastic toy containing bioluminescent algae.
  • VINEO: Off ering wine makers the opportunity to improve their wine by aging it in an ocean environment rather than a cellar
  • MOUSSA LYON: Introduction of an eco-loop by recycling cooking oil collected from restaurants
  • CHAMPISTYRENE: Production of fully biodegradable, modular packaging from mycelium and hemp
  • RE’CYCLE: Collection of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) using non-polluting, electric tricycles

early makers’ factory:Learning through action plays an important role in your education as it turns knowledge into skills. The early makers’ factory, supervised by experts from the school and students in the corporation council, will help you to deploy the projects you choose.

The project proposal (aims, team, required skills, etc.) will be approved by a coach and you will implement it for a minimum period of 4 months.

The theme of each project is a free choice from the following categories:

  • Humanitarian, CSR,responsiblecommitment
  • Associative Management
  • Makers bridge (proposed by a company)
  • Art/culture
  • Business creation
  • emlyon business school transformation
  • New intelligence
  • Alumni Bridge(proposed by graduates)

SparCk 360° :Self Passion Action Reflexion Competencies Knowledge

  • A competencies-based approach
  • 4P scheme: Priorities, Profession, Purpose, Passion
  • Professional Development

Lab Pass+ Language Passport

Lab Pass aims to develop the basic skills and common sense on courses study, teamwork, project operations and entering the real business environment for students in the future, such as literature search and reference, business writing, business etiquette, etc. Language Passport is a language course open to all students. Students can consolidate French language learning or choose to learn a third or even a fourth foreign language.

January 2022 - January 2023 (Location:Lyon)

Choose your own early maker path (Fast track or Long track)

As you understand in this program, you can adapt you courses and projects at your rythm, by respecting the global frame and requirements to validate your degree.

Depending on your choice, you can take the fast track and finish your program in two years, or you can use one year more to finalize your plans and academic path (long track).

Courses will be offered every two months, that you will check and choose to build a consistent timeline to get professional experience and acquire the knowledge and skills required for your project.

Among the elective courses you can choose from, the major disciplines and sectors are included:

  • Purchasing
  • Auditing
  • Consulting
  • Data science & analytics
  • Law
  • Economy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Supply chain
  • Other related courses