International Bachelor of Business Administration (iBBA)

Building Tomorrow’s International Managers

The iMBA takes the iBBA even further by offering more strategic and conceptual instruction. The iMBA proposes an international curriculum to prepare students for a career in international commerce. This degree program is primarily designed to produce future international leaders and entrepreneurs, equipped with the skills to develop their own scalable projects.

A Truly International Experience

Business today is influenced by global trends, primarily those of Anglo-Saxon and Asian business, culture and language. Lyon Business School offers complete immersion in this international orbit by teaching all courses in English by teachers with 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 allows our students to broaden their horizons by taking them into other international centers of commerce, and will also enrich their Résumé.

The Lyon Business School Difference

At Lyon International Business School, each student will be expected to develop a personal entrepreneurial project. For a Master’s student, this project should be particularly ambitious and most of all, scalable. The student is required to apply newly acquired strategies and tactics to her/his company. The Lean-Approach will allow the student to take her/his vision far beyond a mere idea as we encourage our students to graduate with a running business.

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.

In exceptional cases, Lyon International Business School may fund promising start-ups to stimulate our students’ remarkable careers.


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 curriculum


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.

Our Global Partner Universities

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.

Our partner school in NYC