Building Tomorrow’s International Managers
The Lyon International Business School offers an international program to students who wish to obtain a Bachelor degree in business. This program brings an international edge to students who want to get more out of a standard professional curriculum. This degree will allow graduates to launch themselves confidently into positions of middle management in today’s global companies.
A Truly International Experience
The international Bachelor of Business Administration (iBBA) opens a window to the world. Business today is mainly influenced by the Anglo-Saxon and Asian world, and it is with these influences that we aim to prepare our students for international commerce. Therefore, our courses are taught entirely in English by professors of primarily anglo-american backgrounds, and we introduce Mandarin and Asian Studies into the program, too. Specific classes on intercultural management will teach students how to successfully integrate themselves into and manage businesses within these regions.
In addition to this international framework and curriculum content in the classroom, our mandatory three month training cycles take place with one of our partner universities in New York City (USA) and / or Birmingham (UK). Students are required as part of the international program to spend this time abroad, in order to enrich their résumé and knowledge of business culture. We encourage our students to make the most of these three months and enjoy this exciting opportunity to learn while experiencing a new city.
Stand Out From the Crowd
As the employment market is increasingly becoming more saturated, an International Degree and experience can prove to be an invaluable asset in your job hunt. Our graduates are able to distinguish themselves to potential employers by virtue of their experience and their diverse, practical knowledge of international business.
In addition, our teaching takes into account the newest, industry disrupting trends such as Big Data, Digital Marketing and Digital Fabrication. This focus makes our graduates valuable to future employers and gives them a competitive edge in the market.
The Lyon Business School Difference
While some of our teaching may be theoretical, we place an enormous emphasis on practical application of what the students have learned. At Lyon Business School, each student follows a personal, entrepreneurial project throughout the program. Each student is required to apply classroom theory and skills directly to his/her own future company.
Not only does this entrepreneurial project give real life business management practice, but the theoretical teaching becomes simultaneously more concrete and applicable. This increases student motivation and the skills covered are much easier to learn when seen in action.
Our program is based on learning methodologies of individual and group work, which is a key success factor at the Lyon Business School. We strongly encourage group work on these projects in order to generate ideas, although each project is the responsibility of each individual student. This method of brainstorming is very similar to the conditions they will one day be asked to work in when they join a company after graduation. We ask that students work hard to develop the following habits: ask the right questions, plan and prioritize your work, find and select relevant and reliable sources of information, develop critical thinking, mobilize your creativity and learn to work effectively. These habits are crucial for success in the workplace.
Throughout this program students will discover all the disciplines inherent to the International business world: Communication, Intercultural Management, International Marketing, Digital Marketing, Finance and Law.
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.
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.
In order to obtain an international diploma, students will have to spend a mandatory training period of three months at one of our partner-schools, either in Birmingham (UK) or New York City (USA). Students will take classes daily from 9am to 12pm and have the afternoons free in order to participate in projects, gain work experience and explore the region/town. Weekends are always free. The school may organise group trips for students to discover particular sites, events or cultural delights, but these will not be mandatory.
The following prices apply to the full cost of ONE year of instruction for iBBA/iMBA students.
IBBA 1st year or or IMBA 1st year or or
IBBA 2nd year
IBBA 3rd year
IMBA 2nd year
IBBA 1st year
IMBA 1st year
Fees for studying abroad are not included in the standard rate.
Please take note of the following:
- According to the European legislation, an inscription certificate (“certificat de scolarité”) can only be delivered to students who have paid their school fees entirely and in advance. This certificate is very useful to international students who wish to apply for a VISA to study in France.
- Prices do not include travel costs, accommodation or living expenses in Lyon or abroad.
- Please add the following administrative fees: European residents: €270 // International residents: €350