Career accelerator services


emlyon make your career our concern, both before and after you graduate from your MBA, and begin working with you on reaching your career objectives from day one!

emlyon's Careers Services Department is here to help you succeed and offers them the benefit of their expertise and experience, as well as a wealth of useful services and tools to guide you on the journey to finding your perfect dream job.

The emlyon 4-pillar career support

We make your career our first concern, both before and after you graduate from your MBA, and begin working with you on reaching your career objectives from day one. During the program we dedicate one full day a week to Careers, with an intense series of workshops and events. You will meet with employers, experts and alumni while also participating in company presentations, career fairs, meet-ups and discussion panels throughout your studies.
Once you are enrolled in the program, you can access our custom-built Career Center Platform and start networking!

Job Search Strategy Workshops

In small groups you will acquire a step-by-step methodology to land your post-MBA job. Finding a job is all about proving you meet the requirements of the recruiter and showing that there is a match between these criteria and your strengths and experiences.
Through a series of dedicated workshops, you will:

  • Create a strategy to reach your career goals
  • Define transferrable competencies & skills
  • Optimize your CV & LinkedIn profile
  • Get prepared for job interviews
  • Become adept at Pitching & Story Telling

Individual Career Support

You will have a dedicated Career Consultant to answer your questions on an individual basis. You can contact your Career Consultant directly to schedule a 1-on-1 session according to your availability by phone, email, or face to face.

During these sessions, you can:

  • Review your tools (CV, LinkedIn profile)
  • Prepare for an interview or simulate your presentation pitch
  • Take stock of your internship / job search strategy
  • Adapt your network strategy
  • Work on your career plan
  • Practice your salary negotiation

Online Tools

You will have access to several tools to support you in creating your job search strategy and improving your CV so that your profile is more attractive to employers.


Career development, like any other area of life, is as much about what you know as who you know. Access to a professional network is a powerful and building one should start as early as possible. The skill of networking is not about short-term gain as much as long-term connections. It is an approach that you should undertake and maintain throughout your career.

emlyon is a great place for you to improve your access to a global network of professionals. You will have excellent opportunities to meet with different companies and alumni who will share their experiences with you.

Job placement statistics

Time to accept job offer:

  • 94.7% accepted a job offer within 3 months of graduation
  • 88.9% satisfied in their career after graduation

Survey carried out in 2023. Concerns class of 2022.

Where is the class of 2022 now?

Job sector post MBA:

  • 54% Real Estate & Construction
  • 23%Consulting & Audit
  • 15% Other
  • 8% Media, arts & culture

    Job location:
  • 92% Europe
  • 8% Africa & Middle East

Positions held

  • Sales : 23%
  • Consulting and Expertise : 15%
  • Project ownership : 15%
  • Supply chain and purchase management : 8%
  • Sustainable development : 8%
  • Information systems development : 8%
  • Marketing : 8%
  • Production : 8%
  • Research & Development : 7%

Companies that hire emlyon graduates

Logos des entreprises partenaires de l'école de commerce emlyon business school

A booster for participants' career

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A graduate of the emlyon business school’s International MBA in 2019, Quentin Ankri, currently the Head of Project Management at Euronews, has forged a career spanning a wide range of positions, industries, and countries. He tells his professional story, and the impact that emlyon has made and continues to make in his professional life.

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emlyon alumni network

For nearly 150 years, emlyon business school's graduates have remained deeply attached to their school. Today there are over 38,600 alumni worldwide (covering more than 130 countries) keeping the emlyon alumni spirit alive by holding regular gatherings, developing business opportunities, backing and sharing all manner of projects and investments, including voluntary work, mentoring, talks, lectures and workshops... which are always friendly and welcoming occasions!