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How much time should I spend on an e-learning programme?

The amount of time required to complete an online course varies depending on the programme chosen.  

For the Master of Science in Corporate Finance, Master of Science in International Business, Master of Science in Data Management & Business Analytics, 10 to 15 hours of work per week are expected.

For the Corporate Finance certificate, we recommend 7-9 hours/week, while for the Advanced Strategic Management certificate, 5-7 hours/week of work is required.

Maintaining a work-life balance is essential and will help ensure participants get the most out of their course. Our programmes are designed so they can adjust their workload to fit their own situation. One benefit of remote work is that learners can fit it into their family and professional lives.

To find out more about the specifics of our online training courses, see our programme pages. 

How does EDHEC Online career development program work?

Designed for online learners and working professionals with evolving goals, YouDrive is a career development program offered by EDHEC Online in all its programs and tailored to our participants professional needs and goals. Through guided introspection and one-on-one sessions with an experienced coach, you will:

  • Improve self-awareness
  • Reflect on your career and define your career goals
  • Identify your strengths and skills to develop further
  • Benefit from the expertise and experience of a coach to achieve your goals
  • Improve your job search
  • Take advantage of networking opportunities

For more information about our personalized support system, please contact us.

What is distance learning?

Online training, e-learning, or distance learning is a variant of in-person learning that uses the internet and information and communication technologies. This teaching format allows participants to do coursework at their own pace, at any time, and to access learning content from anywhere in the world, as long as they have an internet connection.

E-learning offers them the opportunity to get training without taking time off from work or as they create a business. As such, it is a great way to balance a participant’s professional, personal, and educational lives.

Fill in this contact form to find out more about how online learning works at EDHEC. Our advisors are there to guide you.

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Am I required to take an English test?

In order to apply to our Master of Science programmes, all candidates must take an English language test. These tests help ensure that you will be able to get the most out of our courses. 

See our programme pages for details about the tests and score requirements: 

    Can I get a bank loan in France?

    Most French banks will agree to finance training for French residents.

    If you live outside France, we suggest contacting the banks in your country to have a better chance of getting a loan. 

    For more information about our financing solutions, please contact one of our career advisors. 

    Can I join the EDHEC Alumni network by enrolling in an online programme?

    By completing an online diploma with EDHEC Online, you will be joining a professional network that will support you from the first day of your programme at our distance leaning centre EDHEC and throughout your career.

    Being part of the EDHEC alumni network means:  

    • The opportunity to meet, communicate, and network with other participants and graduates at various events around the world. 
    • Benefitting from services offered by the school that can contribute to one’s career 
    • Being informed of EDHEC’s educational and research news 

    Please feel free to view our EDHEC alumni network page for more information. 

    Can I participate in the program without any financial skills?

    Although we recommend that candidates have some basic knowledge of finance principles, it is not mandatory to have previous experience or training in this field to apply for the MSc in Corporate Finance.

    Don’t hesitate to contact a program advisor to determine which program is best suited to your skills set and objectives.

    Can I participate in the program without any knowledge of computer development and programming?

    It is recommended that you have basic knowledge of programming in order to follow the computer language courses effectively. The first trimester of the MSc in Data Management & Business Analytics is entirely dedicated to an Introduction to Python.

    If you’d rather learn how to understand and analyse data without having to take programming courses, we recommend you join the MSc in Business Strategy & Analytics.
    Don’t hesitate to contact a program advisor to determine which program is best suited to your skills set and objectives.

    Do I have to take a test to apply?

    If you have little or no basic knowledge of mathematics, you will be asked to take a test in addition to the admission interview with the program advisor. This multiple-choice test focuses on logical reasoning, statistics, and probability, and is designed to assess your ability to complete the program.

    Do I need to speak French to join EDHEC Online programmes?

    No, speaking French is not a prerequisite to apply to our online programmes. 

    We offer international programmes taught entirely in English for international students based anywhere in the world.  

    Our English-speaking staff are also available to answer any questions you may have. 

    Below is a list of our programmes taught entirely in English: 

    However, we also have courses taught in French. 

    Does EDHEC Business School offer any financial aid?

    Financial aid can be a critical factor when it comes to embarking on a master’s programme. All candidates who are accepted are automatically considered for financial aid (payment instalments, scholarships, etc.). 

    To get more information, contact our programme advisors. 

    EDHEC Online Campus: how does it work? 

    The program content is divided into modules. For each module, a set of deliverables is usually required, to be completed individually or in groups.

    On the virtual campus, you have access to weekly interactive online classes, workshops and discussions via Slack messaging. Our participants are also required to work in groups on a collaborative project throughout the program.

    Compatible with tablets and mobiles, the online campus is accessible 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
    Interactions between peers and mutual support are at the heart of the EDHEC Online pedagogy: the support team is always available to help participants get organised, succeed in their learning path up to graduation, and achieve their career goals.

    How do I explain my professional project?

    As part of the admissions requirements, we ask that you have a detailed, well-defined career plan.

    How is organised the Online MBA programme?

    Online MBA participants immerse themselves in a 24-month journey engaging in weekly live classes, leadership development workshops, individual and group assignments, seminar series, specialisation tracks, learning expeditions, a consulting project, and an entrepreneurship project.

    The programme starts with a 3-day on-campus induction seminar on climate change and introduction to critical thinking.

    The Online MBA includes two learning expeditions, online and in-person, both of which are outstanding opportunities to meet and learn from renowned professionals around the globe.

    How much do EDHEC online programmes cost?

    The prices of online courses vary based on their type and duration. We invite you to review our programmes pages to learn about the different tuition fees. 

    How much time should I spend on an e-learning course?

    We recommend dedicating 7 to 9 hours of work towards it per week.

    Maintaining a work-life balance is essential and will help to ensure learners get the most out of their course. Our training courses are designed so that learners can adjust their workload to align with their personal situation.
    One benefit of remote work is that learners can fit it into their personal and professional lives.

    How much time should I spend on an e-learning course?

    We recommend dedicating 5 to 7 hours of work towards it per week.

    Maintaining a work-life balance is essential and will help to ensure learners get the most out of their course. Our training courses are designed so that learners can adjust their workload to align with their personal situation.
    One benefit of remote work is that learners can fit it into their personal and professional lives.

    How much time should I spend on an e-learning course?

    You experience several different learning formats: with your entire class during live online classes, in learning groups and on your own at your own pace. We recommend you dedicate 10 to 15 hours of individual work towards your course per week.

    Maintaining a work-life balance is essential and will help to ensure learners get the most out of their course. Our training courses are designed so that learners can adjust their workload to align with their personal situation.

    One benefit of remote work is that learners can fit it into their personal and professional lives.

    Is physical travel required to follow an EDHEC Online programme?

    With a 100% online programme, there are no travel constraints. This type of training allows for a seamless combination of work, personal life, and learning time. 

    Exam scheduling is determined in advance, with dedicated time slots. Exams are taken online: all you have to do is connect to the platform provided by EDHEC Online. 

    On a voluntary basis and depending on availability, some programmes may offer in-person experiences or modules, in order to maximise educational immersion: 

    What are the admission requirements for an EDHEC Online programmes? 

    Depending on the diploma or certificate you are applying for, certain prerequisites must be met. Our eligibility criteria always take into account your previous academic credentials (initial training), professional experience, professional goals, and motivations. To find out more about all the prerequisites for each of our programmes, visit the pages dedicated to our online diplomas and certificates:

      What can you do with an Online MBA?

      MBA participants represent diverse backgrounds, undergraduate degrees, professional experiences, and occupations. The EDHEC Online MBA offers a Transform360 Leadership Development Programme designed to give you maximum exposure to different industries and roles, as well as develop the skills and insights you will need to evolve, transform and succeed in the career of your choice.

      Whether you are looking to advance in your current role or make a career change, the Online MBA will prepare you for a future leadership role in: General Management / Leadership, Finance, Investments & Accounting, Strategy & Innovation, Information Technology, Corporate Responsibility, Marketing & Product Management, Business Operations, Sales & Business Development, Supply Chain & Logistics, Business Intelligence & Analytic, etc.

       

      What does the leadership development programme involve?

      To prepare you for professional life beyond the Online MBA, EDHEC has developed a dynamic personal and career development programme designed to help you reach your full potential.    

      Transform360 combines theory, practice, self-awareness, observation, and personal reflection and is cornerstone component of the programme. Transform360 is intended to build your awareness of the critical soft leadership skills and emotional intelligence that are the hallmarks of inspirational leaders.   

      You will participate in 28 hours of interactive workshops, individual and collective coaching sessions, and other tailored assignments that are proven to support you through the process of understanding your personal strengths and weaknesses, finding focus and intention in your career path development, and inspiring you to reach your full potential.

      What is an online degree worth?

      An online diploma has the same value as an in-person diploma. This official recognition certifies the quality of the knowledge and skills acquired.

      On completing an online program with EDHEC, you will receive a diploma from a Business School ranked 7th in Europe (Financial Times 2022 ranking) with triple accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). This guarantees the academic excellence of the programs, the expertise of the teaching staff, as well as its close ties to businesses.

      As with any graduation from a program attended in person, EDHEC Business School holds official graduation ceremonies for its online diplomas, at one of its campuses, to bring together the participants and pedagogical teams that have contributed to their learning and their online experience.

      What is the admission process?

      To register for one of our online programmes, there are 4 main steps

      • An interview with one of our programme advisors to review your goals and check your eligibility. Make an appointment now. 
      • An application form to fill in 
      • Your application will then be reviewed by the admission committee made up of our programme directors. If you are admitted, you must then sign your contract and make your first payment. 

      Some courses may have other requirements to complete the admission process (additional interviews, tests, etc.). To learn the requirements for each of our distance learning programmes, go to the relevant page:

         For further information on our admission process or on our distance learning programmes, please contact us by filling in this form. 

        What is the cost of the programme and what funding options are available?  

        The cost of the course is €39,000 excluding VAT.* 

        You have the possibility to pay in several installments. In addition, you can apply for an EDHEC scholarship, which offers up to -40% on tuition fees. You can also benefit from a negotiated bank loan with BNP Paribas which provides a preferential rate for EDHEC students.  

        After downloading the brochure, contact a program advisor to find out more about the financing solutions available. 

        What is the difference between an online degree and one attended in person?

        Both channels offer the same level of academic excellence and personalized support. The degrees carry the same value.

        What is the difference between an Online MBA and an Executive MBA?

        The main differences between an Online MBA and an Executive MBA lie mainly in their audience, format, requirements and level of flexibility.

        An Online MBA is a distance learning diploma that offers a high degree of flexibility. Courses and educational activities are accessible at any time, empowering participants to manage their schedules in full autonomy. This format is suitable for those who need to balance work, family, and education. The EDHEC Online MBA spans 24 months. An Executive MBA, while also providing flexibility, is often structured with classes during evenings or weekends. The EDHEC Executive MBA is a 16-month part-time programme.

        Participants to both an Executive MBA and an Online MBA are active professionals who ant to level up their career and reinforce their leadership. The EDHEC Executive MBA is tailored for managers boasting at least 7 or 8 years of experience. Meanwhile, the EDHEC Online MBA requires a minimum of 3 years of professional experience for eligibility.

        While both programmes are well-suited for working professionals, the Online MBA allows for greater convenience and flexibility given the programme is designed to accommodate distance learners with busy schedules. The choice between the two depends on your career stage, goals, and preferences for learning format and schedule.

        What is the value of an Online MBA?

        EDHEC offers a comprehensive portfolio of MBA programmes designed for professionals seeking to accelerate their career and transform their leadership. All EDHEC MBAs (Online MBA, Executive MBA, and Global MBA) are accredited by the AMBA (Association of Masters of Business Administration), a hallmark of excellence that acknowledges our rigorous teaching, the richness of our academic content, and the exceptional value of our student experience. The AMBA’s accreditation, awarded to 3% of business schools worldwide, attests to the demanding standards and selectivity of our programmes. This commitment to excellence is also reflected in the MBA programme rankings: the Executive MBA is ranked in the Top 30 globally by the Financial Times (2023 ranking) and #1 for Alumni Satisfaction. The Global MBA is ranked 4th worldwide according to ESG’s criterias by the Financial Times (2024 ranking). Each EDHEC MBA differs mainly in its learning modality and offered flexibility, its duration, or its prerequisites, and adapting to the different needs and professional goals of each participant.

        What kind of support will I receive throughout the programme?

        When you embark on an online learning course with EDHEC, you’ll receive strong support for the duration of your programme, both to help you with your studies and to achieve your professional goals. You can always connect with your support team – your academic mentor, tutors, learning coordinators, IT support and many more – through the Online Campus or the SLACK messaging tool. 

        What level of English is required to participate in the program?

        To follow the MSc Business Strategy & Analytics program, you need to be fluent in professional English (TOEFL>92, IELTS>6.5, TOEIC>850, Cambridge Test>175). Candidates must have the ability to understand, write and speak English in a professional setting.

        To confirm that your level of English is sufficient to follow the course, please contact your program advisor.

        What level of English is required to participate in the program?

        To join the MSc in Data Management & Business Analytics, you need to be fluent in professional English (TOEFL>92, IELTS>6.5, TOEIC>850, Cambridge Test>175). Candidates must have the ability to understand, write and speak English in a professional setting.

        To confirm that your level of English is sufficient to follow the course, please contact your program advisor.

        What level of English is required to participate in the program?

        To join the MSc in Corporate Finance, you need to be fluent in professional English (TOEFL>92, IELTS>6.5, TOEIC>850, Cambridge Test>175). Candidates must have the ability to understand, write and speak English in a professional setting.

        To confirm that your level of English is sufficient to follow the course, please contact your program advisor.

        What level of English is required to participate in the program?

        To join the MSc in International Business Management, you need to be fluent in professional English (TOEFL>92, IELTS>6.5, TOEIC>850, Cambridge Test>175). Candidates must have the ability to understand, write and speak English in a professional setting.

        To confirm that your level of English is sufficient to follow the course, please contact your program advisor.

        What level of study can EDHEC Online programmes offer? 

        EDHEC Online delivers diplomas at different levels (Bachelor and Master) as well as certificates (short courses). All these courses are delivered by a world-class business school that is recognized worldwide for the quality of its training.

        To learn about which diplomas are offered for each course, please visit the relevant programme pages:

          What will I study in an Online MBA?

          As a programme delivered by a top-ranked, triple-accredited business school, the Online MBA includes a diverse set of business fundamentals courses to ensure a strong business acumen, such as Strategy, Marketing, Finance, but also critical topics in line with key business issues (green finance, climate change, sustainable innovation, leadership).

          Online MBA participants will thrive within their cohort to master analytical skills, global business practices, business administration, negotiation, agile management, and positive leadership skills.

          Who are EDHEC Online programmes for?

          Our distance learning programmes are aimed at professionals, whether they are at the beginning of their careers or experienced managers, who wish to go back to school to improve their skills, develop their career, create their own company, or retrain. 

          Who is the Online MBA programme for?

          The Online Master of Business Administration is designed for high-potential modern professionals who want to advance their career path by sharpening their business acumen, broadening their knowledge of emerging business topics and trends, and developing their leadership skills.

          Non-business or management profiles are highly encouraged to apply as a business background isn’t a pre-requisite. The ideal candidate will have nonetheless a strong interest in business innovation, digitla transformation and the will to contribute to positive change.
           
          Whether you are looking to advance in your current role or make a career change, the Online Master of Business Administration will prepare you for a future leadership role in finance, accounting, strategy, innovation, corporate responsibility, marketing, product management, operations, and more. 

          Why register for an online course at EDHEC Online?

          Founded in 1906, EDHEC has trained generations of leaders, decision makers, and professionals in the global economy and management. Since 2004, the school has positioned itself as a pioneer in online courses, offering diploma programmes  to managers and future managers. Today, we are putting this expertise to good use through an innovative pedagogical approach to online learning. 

          At EDHEC Online, learners interact with a core team composed of teachers, mentors, coaches… And of course, the other participants in the class! Our online degrees are designed to create a real group dynamic and a true cohort spirit. 

          The courses are designed by EDHEC faculty and learning designers using carefully developed scenarios specifically for the online format.

          In addition to videos, EDHEC online courses include up to 50 types of activities: quizzes, virtual classes, downloadable resources, multiple choice tests, case studies, group work, etc. The diversity of tools and content offered on our online Campus enables learners to engage in a proactive and effective learning process.

          Learning is organised into 3 levels of interaction: individual to work at one’s own pace (asynchronous), in a learning group (4 to 5 people) to exchange good practices and work on case studies, and finally with a whole class (synchronous).

          Taking part in an EDHEC online programme also means having access to courses from other world-renowned schools and universities, such as ESMT Berlin and Imperial College, members of the FOME Alliance (co-founded by EDHEC). 

          For all these reasons, studying at EDHEC Online is a great opportunity for those who wish to boost their career and strengthen their skills. 

          Will I take a programming course?

          There are no programming courses in the MSc in Business Strategy & Analytics curriculum. The program objective is to learn how to understand and analyse data to optimise strategic decisions, without developing knowledge of programming or computer language.

          If you want to develop your skills in this field, we advise you to follow the MSc in Data Management & Business Analytics program.

          Don’t hesitate to contact a program advisor to determine which program is best suited to your skills set and objectives.