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EDHEC Family Business Global Executive MBA

the first Executive MBA for Family Businesses in Europe



EDHEC Family business Global Executive MBA at a glance

• Strategies for Family Business: balancing theory and practice with visits to Family Firms in Asia
• Legal and financial engineering for Family Business
• Corporate Financial Strategy ‘serious game’
• Family Business Governance, and the role and responsibilities of Board Members
• Leadership assessment centre to design individual development agenda

• On-going dialogue between coaching and mentoring
• Leadership development programme with a leadership bootcamp in the UK
• Leveraging of EDHEC world-renowed EDHEC - Risk Institute and EDHEC research on Governance
• 5 international campuses

objectives & curriculum

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Business and Managerial Practices Fundamentals
(3 weeks on campus)

• Microeconomics and Operations Management
• Analytical and Managerial Finance
• Marketing Management with the world famous ‘Markstrat’ simulation
• Corporate Strategy with visits to Family Businesses in Asia



Growing the Family Business
(4 weeks on campus)

• Strategies for family businesses, corporate finance and governance issues
• Roles and responsibilities of Board Members, how to run a board
• Fiscal and Financial engineering specific to Family Firms through an EDHEC simulation
• Wealth management


Getting Read y for Action, Creating your own Family Business Agenda
(2 weeks on campus)

• Actual business cases
• Develop your own business agenda
• A guide you through the personal contribution you intend to articulate within your family business

Leadership development

• Assessment Centre during the first week. Improvement opportunities will be identified and a personal development agenda drawn up by each participant with the help of a professional coach
• Coaching and mentoring throughout the programme

Your Leadership Development programme

Our Leadership development plan comprises

Leadership Developement Programme

Global and transformational

15 months

• From February 2017 with graduation in May 2018
• Takes place every two months approximately
• The first and third period both last two weeks
• A total of 9 weeks on campus

3 weeks

• Significant work between sessions
• Some will be done in advance (e.g. virtual, team exercises, and readings)
• Some will involve applying concepts to your work environment (implementation reports, personal projects, and participant’s cases)

15 months

• Global Programme, company visits and international networking
• Modules will take place alternately on EDHEC’s five campuses in Lille, Paris, Nice, London and Singapore
• Readings will be done in advance

Innovative teaching methods

The content of the Programme is important; so is the learning process! How you learn is as important as what you learn, and at EDHEC we also want to make sure that you can apply immediately your newly acquired knowledge.

• Cases and business games for accelerated learning
• Concrete and applicable
• Enrichement through diversity
• Strategic focus
• Diversity, engagement and fun

participants profile

• Identiſied as next leaders (family members or external to the family)
• Recognized achievement and strong potential
• Analytically solid and emotionally mature
• Clear motivation and drive
• Rich business experience (10 years, of which 4 with managerial responsibilities in the Family Firm).
• Average-age: mid-30s to mid-40s


Scholarships now available

A range of scholarships is now available.

Our kind partners are aware of their responsibility of encouraging diversity. We are pleased to announce that we count on several scholarships. The scholarships are open to all applicants who have submitted a completed application. The scholarships are given to the February 2017 intake of the EDHEC Family Business Global EMBA (GEMBA).

For more information regarding the Scholarships and admission process, please contact:

Romuald Gallet
GEMBA Admissions Office
16-18 Rue du Quatre-Septembre 75002 Paris – France
Phone: +33 1 53 32 76 62


Your application must be completed and sent to:

EDHEC Family Business GEMBA Admissions Office

Romuald Gallet
16-18, rue du Quatre-Septembre
75002 Paris – France

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