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Time Magazine predicts that the future of employment will see a more flexible, freelance, more collaborative and far less secure work world, with startups growing at an unprecedented rate. Interested in an entrepreneurial MBA career path, but want the advantages of a high-level MBA qualification? The International Masters of Business Administration from EMLYON, voted #10 worldwide for entrepreneurship by the Financial Times in 2014 allows you to specialise your MBA in New Ventures, with courses including Entrepreneurial Finance, International Entrepreneurship, Marketing of Innovation and Intellectual Property Law, developing your entrepreneurial knowledge and capabilities.

Entrepreneurship is in EMLYON Business School’s DNA. The School’s mission since 1872 has been to educate entrepreneurs for the world, with this entrepreneurial spirit reflected in the International MBA programme. The International MBA features an Entrepreneurial Leadership Project; a 9 month consultancy project which gives graduates the opportunity to adapt their theoretical knowledge to real-life business issues, culminating in the presentation of strategic recommendations to an organisation. For the MBA class of 2014-2015, those students interested in entrepreneurship had the opportunity to work with a brand new venture, as well a develop a new venture within an existing large industrial group; invaluable for understanding the realities of an MBA career path in entrepreneurship. Plus, Professor in Entrepreneurship Rickie Moore has previously taken members of the New Ventures class to Texas to take part in the Venture Labs Investment Competition, giving the cohort first-hand experience of creating a business and pitching a concept.

The International MBA from EMLYON allows you to specialise your MBA career path with a range of different gateways. Other gateways include MNE’s, Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Luxury & Life Sciences.

MBA Career Paths: specialise your MBA in New Ventures

For participants interested in an entrepreneurial MBA career path, modules of the New Ventures gateway could include, but may be subject to change year on year:

  • Entrepreneurial Finance

Entrepreneurial Finance contributes to EMLYON Business School’s mission to educate entrepreneurs for the world, with respect to a solid consideration of the finance perspective of a new venture. Participants will develop a deep knowledge of how entrepreneurs assess the financing requirements of their ventures and how they can solicit capital. The course also enhances the participant’s understanding of the investors backing the venture.

  • International Entrepreneurship

International Entrepreneurship concerns the intersection of International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy and focuses on two main areas: new venture internationalisation and comparisons of entrepreneurial ventures in different countries. The course examines the different processes and outcomes of the internationalisation of new ventures through readings, case study analysis and discussions with entrepreneurs who have taken this step with their organisations. The course will also provide comparative studies of the internationalisation of entrepreneurial ventures in different countries to understand the varied outcomes in different contexts.

  • Marketing of Innovation

In today’s industry characterised by rapid innovation and disruption of existing marketing techniques, this course will give you an understanding of how to successfully market new products launched in established markets. Each session focuses on a different stage of the process of innovation, from the initial idea to the market and its growth. Specific themes include strategic perspectives on the management of innovation, managing the innovation flow and a consultancy approach of Innovation Management.

  • Intellectual Property Law

When working internationally, managers must be aware of the opportunities and risks linked to Industrial Property Rights. The aim of this course is to enable participants to understand Industrial Property Rights issues in the different industries as well as in services. It is also designed to make them pro-active managers in the development and the protection of their firm’s brand as well as their innovative creations.

International MBA graduates share their entrepreneurial MBA career paths!

MBA entrepreneurErick Balderas Moreno, graduate of EMLYON’s International MBA in 2009 has since launched two successful ventures in his home country of Mexico. Saying of his MBA experience: « it was one of the smartest and best decisions I made in my whole life so far. I joined a worldwide recognized business MBA programme with a focus on entrepreneurship where I learned a lot inside and outside the classroom which helped me very much in making smarter decisions in terms of starting a new venture. »

MBA career pathsTobias Boecker, recent graduate of EMLYON’s International Business MBA programme and experienced entrepreneur took the New Ventures specialisation to prepare him for his future entrepreneurial career path, saying of the specialisation: “our New Ventures project was a great opportunity to refresh my pitching skills.”  Tobias is currently building a start-up in the pet health industry together with a PhD graduate from INSA, a well known engineering school in Lyon. Previously, he worked as a Startup Scout for the accelerator Startupbootcamp IoT & Data in Barcelona.

The right MBA for entrepreneurial leaders

It is a strong focus on entrepreneurship, a year-long consulting project, the large diversity in student body and faculty and learning specialisations that makes the International MBA program from EMLYON Business School the right MBA for entrepreneurial leaders. Voted #10 MBA worldwide for entrepreneurship by the Financial Times 2014.

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