Executive MBA (EMBA)

Program director: Pr. Ulrike MAYRHOFER
Program officer: 


This Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) is a one-year program, entirely taught in English and designed for professionals willing to gain in-depth knowledge in the field of business administration. 

You have a professional experience and you want to step up to higher management positions: this is the degree you need.

The Executive MBA is conceived to give you the ability to take your career to the next level. You will gain more than expertise in business administration: you will acquire lifelong tools to achieve your ambitions.

The environment ensures effective and interactive lectures, where renowned professors and practitioners from different countries share their knowledge and expertise.

Organised around a part-time format, with two seminars per month (two-day seminars taking place on Fridays and Saturdays), the MBA offers the opportunity to follow courses while keeping your professional activities.

You will also prepare a research project on a business topic (in line with your professional activity) under the guidance of an academic supervisor and defend it at the end of the program.

You will develop your professional and international networks thanks to events organised by IAE Nice throughout the year.

The Executive MBA covers 20 seminars, with two options at the end of the program. 

You can either:

In addition, you have the possibility to complete a study-abroad period at one of our partner universities in Los AngelesMoscow or New York.

The Executive MBA at IAE Nice is ranked 8th in France (Le MOCI – Moniteur du Commerce International, 2020).


  • Gain in-depth knowledge in the field of business administration
  • Enhance your leadership potential
  • Give you the ability to take your career to the next level 
  • Acquire lifelong tools to achieve your ambitions 

Key points

  • One-year program entirely taught in English by international professors and practitioners
  • Part-time format compatible with a professional activity: two seminars per month (two-day seminars on Fridays and Saturdays)
  • Interactive learning with renowned lecturers
  • Research project on a business topic in line with your professional activity
  • Development of professional and international networks
  • Study-abroad period (optional)

*Two seminars per month (two-day seminars on Fridays and Saturdays), from October to June. 

(The “Space, Defence, Security Industries” SDS option is run as a Summer School in May or June.)

The research project is conducted throughout the year, under the supervision of a member of the MBA Faculty. 

20 courses (400 hours)  

Courses for the EMBA (General Track and SDS Option)
Business Communication      
Intercultural Negotiation
Economics for Managers
Business Law
International Business
Strategic Management
Organisational Behaviour
Human Resource Management
Corporate Social Responsibility
Marketing Management
Digital Marketing
Project Management
Information Technology
Corporate Finance
Management Controlling


EMBA General TrackEMBA SDS Option
  • New Perspectives in Management 1
  • New Perspectives in Management 2
  • Business Game or Business Case
  • Research Project
  • Management Principles Specific to the Security, Defense and Space Industry 
  • Innovation and Technology Programs 
  • (Cyber)-Security and Safety of Assets 
  • Protection of Intellectual Property and Technological Intelligence 
  • Export Control, Procurements and Lobbying


For more informations about EMBA SDS option → see http://unice.fr/iae/en/programs/other-certifications/cba-sds for details

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, or equivalent curriculum (at least 180 ECTS credits)
  • At least 3 years’ work experience
  • English proficiency
  • Interview with the Admissions Committee

Application materials

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Copy of identity card or passport
  • Copies of diplomas and grades
  • Certificate(s) of professional experience


Tuition fees: 10,000 €

Program director: Pr. Ulrike MAYRHOFER
Program officer:

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