Director of the Master in Management


Location:France / Lyon


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


ESDES Lyon Business School is a non-profit, higher education institution (Grande Ecole in the French system) located on its main campus in Lyon and, since september 2020, in Annecy, France. ESDES (AACSB accreditation in progress) offers a broad range of business and management programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. The 5 Year Management Program is fully accredited by the French Ministry of National Education and awards a university-level Master degree (diplôme BAC+5 Visé, Grade Master). The Master in Management Program is also EPAS Accredited. As part of the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy), ESDES also offers double degree programs with the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Science. For further details about the school and the research center, please visit the website at


Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Student life, the Director will manage and develop the Master in Management Program in accordance with the school's mission, values and positioning, to fulfill the expectations of stakeholders and the requirements of both national and international accreditations (CEFDG, AACSB, EFMD.).

Job description

The Director of the Master in Management will assume the role of managing, marketing and running of the program.

Principle Missions

  • Supervise and ensure the design and development of the MiM Program in compliance with quality and accreditations procedures and to lead the implementation of defined actions;
  • Ensure the strategic positioning of the MiM Program on national and international markets;
  • To participate in promotional operations (trade fairs,Open Days, ...) and student recruitment;
  • Ensure the smooth running of the program, and adhere to commitments and budgets;
  • Ensure the quality of career placement;
  • Manage the program teams.

The Director of the MiM will be part of the Management Board and contribute to the strategic development of the School. He/She teach a set number of classes in his/her specialty, to be agreed with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Provision will be given to contribute to school's research production according to the terms defined with the Associate Dean for Research .


Ph.D. or Ph.D. in economics or management sciences.


10 years of significant professional experience in a similar position

  • Expertise in managing academic programs
  • Expertise in the development of teaching and learning
  • Experience in Team management
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary and international higher education institutions
  • Proven experience in teamwork, in cross-functional and project mode
  • Possess a wide range of knowledge in national and international accreditations


  • Leardership
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Sense of rigor and organization
  • Good perception of Markets
  • Sense of innovation
  • Sense of listening and commitment
  • Agility

Position to be based in Lyon

Post Vacant from 1st December, 2020

If you feel the position correspond to your profile, please apply by sending us the following

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae, including 2 references for contact

Applications must be sent by email to For further details, feel free to contact Olivier Maillard, Dean and General Manager,

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