Missions students

Projects assigned to our students

ELP (Entrepreneurial Leadership Project):

International strategic consulting project assigned to a team of experienced students from our IMBA programme.


Key information:

Consulting projects conducted by MBA teams to help organizations to:

-     Assess industry and market challenges

-     Gather inspiring ideas gathered from other industries, applied to your business

-     Generate strategic alternatives

-     Provide practical and unbiased strategy recommendations

-       Project duration: 7 months, from mid-november to end of June
-       Team of 4-5 English-speaking students of different nationalities
-       Call for projects opens from June 2018 for the year 2018/2019, closes mid-october 2018.
-       Presentation of projects to students for selection/allocation to various teams mid-november (not all project proposals will necessarily be selected)

For your information, please see the profiles of our International MBA 2017/2018 students (you will work with the 2017/18 MBA year group):  CVBOOK International MBA 2017/2018

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Global BBA Field Study:

Studies carried out in groups by 1st-year students on our Global BBA programme (Saint-Étienne and Paris): customer satisfaction surveys, market research, retail pricing, etc.

Key information:

-       Between October and January
-       2 half-days per week
-       Groups of 4 to 6 students
-       Call for projects opens from June 2018
-       Studies can be completed in English or in French

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Grand IDEA projects:

The teaching offered to students on the Grande Ecole programme - I.D.E.A. path (Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship & Arts) is based on "design thinking" and is delivered by multidisciplinary teaching staff including designers, engineers, anthropologists and specialists in entrepreneurship. 
In their final year of the programme, the students are assigned an in-company innovation project in the form of a work-study contract (1 week of school / 3 weeks in the company). Grand IDEA projects can involve developing a service, product or system that will bring about change or innovation.
The project environment can be either in the service sector or in industry and applies to start-ups and SMEs as well as middle-market firms and major groups.


Key dates:

-          The call for projects takes place from May
-          The Program validates the missions progressively
-          The Program transmits the missions to all students
-          The company selects its candidate
-          October-December: preliminary study phase (mini-IDEA)
-          January-July: work-study contract with early prototype deliverable

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For any questions, please contact Véronique Debiesse, Employer Relations Coordinator: debiesse@em-lyon.com / 04 78 33 78 92