Next Intake : January 2022
Duration : 15 months
Languages : English
Campus : Rennes

The programme is designed to offer the best benefit ratio of any triple accredited institution. The course, specially designed to reflect the needs of today's business leaders, is delivered by an international faculty of leading experts and academics using the most advanced teaching methods, including virtual teamwork, case studies, field simulations and two highly informative field trips.

“Exposure to innovation will be a constant in this programme”


This programme prepares managers and business leaders for scenarios that are rapidly changing, with the addition of new technologies and practices where we need to understand more than ever:

  • The human factor, iNSIGHT
  • The geopolitical context, iNTERNATIONAL
  • The nuances and opportunities of digital business, iNTELLIGENCE
  • The creation of new business models and services, iNNOVATION
  • The methods to generate societal and organizational value, iMPACT

Exposure to innovation will be a constant in this programme. In addition to courses on innovative business solutions and tools, you will explore the unique entrepreneurial and pioneering environment of a thriving European capital: Lisbon.

An adventure and impact trip to Africa will give you a current view on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) problematic so you can explore the human, business and societal factors at interplay. As part of the iMBA you will work in a project to apply a business idea to solve one of the United Nations SDG. Business leaders must understand the needs and ways to do well in business while doing good for society, generating a positive impact on their bottom line in combination with producing societal value.

iMBA Director


Learning Goals

Through this unique learning and experiential journey, you will be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge, concepts and tools at different functional levels of the corporation to approach business questions
  • Analyse and synthesize across business functions to set out an overall strategic direction for the corporation
  • Understand your own sense of purpose, meaning and worldview as a corporate leader
  • Use emotional intelligence to apprehend and collaborate effectively in the face of others’ sense of purpose meaning and worldview
  • Acquire business intelligence tools and the necessary skills and know-how to apply them to everyday business problems
  • Understand AI innovations and how to translate them into business opportunities
  • Analyse and synthesize social and environmental impact, both primary and secondary, on corporate activities
  • Negotiate between conflicting stakeholders and their demands, suggesting, defending and implementing a proposition maximizing shared value
  • Get a strong sense of different cultural identities, sensitivities and value systems and shows respect and tolerance towards them
  • Collaborate effectively and efficiently in a multicultural environment
  • Understand innovation for optimal business functioning and their impact and translate fundamental innovation into new business approaches

The Five i Dimensions

This programme is articulated along five distinctive dimensions that cover essential traits and areas of knowledge that a business leader must possess to thrive in challenging and fast-moving environments. As you can see, business is not what it used to be.

iMBA, Rennes School of Business


5 reasons to join this programme :

  • Recognized program by Ministère du travail, de l’emploi et de la formation “RNCP Level 7” registered under the number 35206.
  • An international programme with a strong foundation in business intelligence solutions, AI driven innovation and leadership skills to prepare graduates to design and lead the organisations of the future.
  • Coaching for personal and professional development, topical workshops and career support will allow you to maximise the value of your professional profile to future employers.
  • First-hand experience during two study trips organised to Portugal and Morocco.
  • A dynamic and international environment, just 1h30 from Paris by train.
  • Possibility to join the Rennes SB Alumni association, a rich network for internship and job opportunities.


  • Strong academic background
  • Bachelor or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years work experience
  • One strong managerial references
  • Pearson test (minimum 63) scores
  • Motivation letter
  • Strong quantitative background preferred

English proficiency (one of the following):

    • TOEFL > 80
    • TOIEC > 750
    • IELTS > 6.0 (4 skills)
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam > B2
    • Native Language
    • Previous studies taught in English (minimum 2 years)



  • Building a Knowledge-Based Organization
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Consulting
  • Financial Valuation and Market Intelligence
  • Economic Insights for Business & Strategy
  • Managerial Accounting Systems
  • Corporate Strategy


  • Effective & Lean Global Operations
  • Geopolitical Risk Management
  • International Financial Accounting
  • Global Business and the Macro Economy
  • Managing Cultural Complexity
  • Global Virtual Teaming


  • Managing Digital Business Transformation
  • Innovation in the Digital Age
  • Open Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence in Business


  • Leadership Through Personal Development
  • Human Psyche in Consumer Decision Making
  • Effective Communication for Global Leadership
  • Negotiation Insights
  • Designing Agile Organisations


  • Leading & Investing for Impact
  • Triple Bottom Line Goal Setting
  • Sustainable Supply Networks Management
  • Sustainable Marketing Management



  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Data driven and green supply chain management


  • Machine Learning for Business
  • Managing AI Anabled Business



  • Full-time programme, mandatory attendance including two study trips

GRADUATING PROJECT (one of the following)

  • Impact Project based on real company needs through an internship
  • Academic Research Thesis


This programme will train you as a leader through personal insight and business intelligence in an international context, allowing you to deliver impactful and innovative business solutions for the business world of tomorrow.

You will excel as a leader through a strong awareness of self and others in business contexts, discovering new approaches and methods to problems through Artificial Intelligence, creating shared value between the corporation, the community and a changing geopolitical and global ecosystem.

With participants coming from all over the world, this student-centred journey will use the knowledge of your peers and professors, mixing e-learning components with individual and group work to help you think outside of your habitual frame, creating innovative business solutions.

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees:

Tuition € 20 000

“So, are you convinced?”
Do you have any questions about whether you are eligible to apply? Contact your advisor