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How is the course structured? 

Year 1 of this two-year course focuses on the breadth of the management discipline, providing you with knowledge in all key areas of business and management, including marketing, strategy, accounting, finance, operations, human resources, technology, entrepreneurship, and economics. All three partners are involved in delivering the course material at emlyon business school.

All students then undertake an in-company internship before continuing to the second year. Year 2 allows you to develop specialist knowledge in a chosen area, further supporting your career aspirations. Your choice of specialism determines where you will study: Corporate Development (LUMS), Corporate Finance (emlyon's Lyon or Shanghai campus), or Organisational Change and Strategy (LMU Munich). Year 2 concludes with the dissertation followed by a second internship or full time employment.


Year 1

This year of study takes place at EMLyon Business School.

Year 2 Specialisms

Corporate Development Specialism (Lancaster)

Finance Specialism (emlyon business school)

Students can follow one of three pathways.

FAME Finance Accounting Management & Economics pathway

  • Advanced Corporate Finance 1
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial diagnosis
  • Management and cost accounting
  • Financial Economics

FIRM Finance, Insurance & Risk Management (Initial) pathway

  • VBA for Financial Markets
  • Financial Macroeconomics
  • Fixed Income: CashFlow
  • Valuation & Hedging
  • Probabilities for firm
  • Introduction to the Derivatives & Risk Management of bank and Insurance Companies
  • Portfolio Management

FIRM Finance, Insurance & Risk Management (Advanced) pathway

  • Risk management for financial institutions
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Derivatives
  • Insurance Markets
  • Commodities and credit derivatives

Strategy & Change Specialism (LMU Munich)

  • Creating Value
  • Innovation and Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and Growth Management
  • Managing Sustainable Profits
  • Ecommerce
  • Marketing Asset Management Strategic Change
  • The Challenges of Being in Power
  • Thinking Strategically – Competing for Advantage
  • Management Communications