Online Program Director

Company:M-Executives / EDHEC Business School

Location:France / Nice

Discipline:Online program

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Online Program Director

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Online Degrees, the Program Director will have the following missions:

  • Lead and develop the Online program
  • Direct the academic content and program delivery
  • Worked closely with the dedicated administrative teams for Online Degrees: Marketing, Admissions, Operations, and Careers

The Program Director should embody the program for all stakeholders – students, faculty, staff, companies and corporate partners and alumni.

Academic role:

  • Define the structure and content of program to ensure connection between academic research and industry practice
  • Comply with accreditation needs (RNCP, Grade Mastère, AOL, …)
  • Review and revise program based on student feedback, current research, needs of market, business trends and strategic direction of program
  • Drive improvement and innovation in content and student experience in order to enhance program outcomes, student employability, performance in rankings and accreditations
  • Take responsibility for quality control to ensure quality delivery of program in conjunction with faculty
  • Conduct academic policies (completion rules, exams, …) in coordination with the Operation teams
  • Ensure quality of candidates, working with admissions team to refine recruitment strategies

Administrative role:

  • Work with Careers team to increase quantity and quality of placement results and to engage corporations in program
  • Be responsible for the program budget and gross margin
  • Ensure respect of policies and procedures of program and wider institution
  • Ensure running of and preside over various meetings – student representative meetings, Student Performance Review Committees, Teaching Committee, …
  • Represent and promote interests of the program at BU meetings and other relevant School Committees
  • Represent and promote the program externally in interactions with key external stakeholders (boards, accrediting agencies, …)


Essential: PhD or equivalent relevant professional experience; proven experience in effectively leading and managing Online Programs, international profile with multicultural experience; university level teaching in a business or management discipline; ability to initiate and drive strategic change; ability to engage academic staff in development of program; ability to establish collaborative and constructive working relationships across spectrum of professional support staff; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; financial and budgeting skills

Desirable: established track record of high quality research; successful experience of business and management practice; experience of working in Business, understanding of European/French culture


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