International Bachelor of Business Administration (iBBA)

Program Overview

Lyon Business School offers complete immersion in the international world by teaching all courses in English, with teachers from a mostly Anglo-American background.The students will also be given Introductory Mandarin lessons, as well as classes pertaining to Asian business and cultural practices. Mandatory three-month practical training cycles are required as part of our international studies and can take place with one of our partner universities

This degree program is primarily designed to shape future international leaders and entrepreneurs, equipped with the skills to develop their own scalable project .Throughout this program you will discover all the disciplines inherent to the international business world: Mergers and acquisitions, Strategic marketing, corporate level strategy, cross cultural management, Business intelligence, corporate finance, lean business strategy.

Students have at least a 6 months internship period to accomplish, throughout their studies. Transfer students may be accepted in the bachelor’s final year (year 3).


The training takes three years and all subjects are taught in modules that will be validated either at the end of the lesson, or right at the end of the last lesson in that particular module.

Each year of instruction has a different curriculum that has a special focus on one of the main disciplines, like Marketing, Law or Economics.

If a student wishes to obtain this graduate diploma in less than three years, an individual training plan may be agreed upon. This would take past experiences and diplomas into account. The student may also be asked to commit to following one or more of our e-learning classes to complete their educational requirements.

View the iBBA syllabus


Every student will be required to write a dissertation on a given subject and give an oral exam at the end of the year. The successful completion of the teaching modules, dissertation and oral exam will determine whether the iBBA diploma can be granted.


Students have to carry out a 6-month internship in a company in France or abroad in year 3 and are strongly encouraged to carry out shorter interships in between. With the help of the school, students are able to find a suitable internships.

Why an internship is important for Bachelor’s student experience?

An internship enables you to gain first-hand exposure of working in the real world. It also allows students to harness the skill, knowledge, and theoretical practice they learnt in university. It teaches young professionals about the specific industries and companies they are interested in. Internships provide a nice learning curve for students with little experience of the professional world.