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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 America, Asia and Europe
• 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-renowned EDHEC - Risk Institute
• 5 international campuses EDHEC + 2 modules at Partner Universities (Boston, MA and Palo Alto, CA)

objectives & curriculum

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Business and Managerial Practices Fundamentals
(3 weeks on campus)

• Macro & Micro Economics
• Supply Chain
• Analytical and Managerial Finance
• Marketing Management with the world famous “MarkStrat” simulation
• Corporate Strategy with visits to Family Businesses in Asia, America and Europe



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 Business through an EDHEC simulation
• Wealth Management


Growing the Family Business
(3 weeks on campus)

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

Leadership development

• Assessment Centre at the beginning of the programme to set the stage. Improvement opportunities will be identified and a personal development agenda drawn 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 May 2017 with graduation in June 2018
• Taking place every two months approximately
• One or two weeks each time to optimize travel and study time

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 worldwide campuses: Lille, Paris, Boston, Palo Alto, 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.

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

• Trusted Learning Space on family business topics
• World-class academics, family business Leaders and experts
• Live Cases and workshops
• International pool of participants from family firms

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

“The courses are extremely varied and enriching, covering family business governance, strategy and marketing, but also design thinking and leadership development. Our exchanges with our classmates are the cornerstone of the programme, both during and outside the classes”.

Implementation manager of ISAGRI Group, France. GEMBA 2016 Graduate


Scholarships now available

A range of scholarships is now available.

EDHEC Scholarships:

Exclusive and limited opportunity EDHEC Business School rewards motivated applicants who are ambitious and organized to submit their application early. For those candidates accepted to the Family Business GEMBA before October 31st 2016, recipients will receive €15,000 applied towards the overall tuition fees of the programme.

Other Financial Aids

Our kind partners are aware of their responsibility of encouraging diversity. We are pleased to announce that we count on several scholarships, open to all applicants who have submitted a completed application.

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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