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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.

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. 

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.

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 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 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:

    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.

    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. 

    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, 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.