What to remember from the Interview

iaelyon School of Management

International MBA

The objective of the IMBA is to better prepare participants to be effective global managers who understand the overall environment, organization, employees and customers. 15 courses are studied: Organizational behavior; Business economics and Legal environment; Corporate finance; Marketing management…  It does not only put the emphasis on the theoretical and practical aspects of management. It encompasses how these techniques should be adapted and applied in various parts of the world. The program also offers a study trip, a real business case in collaboration with a company, an individual coaching and a specific IMBA Alumni Network.
Entry requirement: Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years work experience
Duration: 11 months (part-time)
Location: Lyon (France)
Language: English 
Selection: application form + interview

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2018-03-27

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What to remember from the Interview

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Participants:

  • Ulrike MAYRHOFER - International MBA Academic Coordinator
  • Quentin ENJALBERT - IMBA Graduate, 2017
  • 00:19

    The Corporate Speech

    01:54

    I didn’t study business but I have been working in communications as a professional. Would you still accept me in this program?

    04:04

    Is it required that I currently be employed to apply?

    05:00

    Do I have to be present in Lyon for classes or do you teach online?

  • 06:23

    What is the value of the IMBA to an employer? How does that translate into benefits for my career?

    07:36

    I’m working as a logistics and shipment manager for the past six years and would like to change fields. Would this program facilitate that?

    10:42

    How many students do you generally accept into the program?

    13:25

    Can you tell me more about the structure of classes over the course of Friday and Saturday, please?

  • 15:32

    What is expected of us outside of class? How much independent work is assigned?

    20:22

    Hi Quentin. Why did you choose this program at IAE Lyon? Did you already live nearby?

    22:14

    The Expert Question

    22:28

    The Expert Question: What makes your *international* MBA different from an MBA without the i? Most MBA programs also have international components, including modules in other countries.

  • 26:22

    What’s the point of a study trip to Cambridge? It’s not exactly an international business hub

    28:50

    What is the average salary increase I could expect with this degree?

    30:26

    What kinds of backgrounds do the teachers come from? Are these executives who teach part-time or academics?

    33:35

    What is the organization of doing the IMBA over two years instead of one?

  • 34:45

    Do you offer any grants of scholarships to finance the 13,500 euros tuition fees?

    35:21

    What is the team building module listed in the curriculum? Wouldn’t it be more useful to actually study something instead of doing trust falls and games?

    37:14

    What corporate relationships does IAE Lyon have that are particularly relevant to this program?

    37:58

    Conclusion