Next Intake : January 2022
Duration : 1 year
Languages : English
Campus : Rennes

This programme is designed to be the highest in value for money of all triple accredited institutions. The curriculum, specifically crafted to reflect the current needs of business leaders, is delivered by an international faculty composed of experts and high-level academics using the most advanced pedagogical methods, including working in virtual teams, case studies, hands-on simulations and two unique eye-opening 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

iNTERNATIONAL class environment, with colleagues coming from all corners of the world and business functions, so the teaching takes into consideration the different world views, cultural biases, and business knowledge that your peers and professors will bring to the classroom environment.

iNTELLIGENCE driven tools and business solutions shape organizations and allow to make sense of the wealth of information and complexity that surround us, so an understanding of AI concepts and applications to the real world is fundamental for you as a business leader.

iNSIGHT about yourself, your hidden strengths, communication and management style will allow you to become a more effective team leader. Leading others starts by knowing one´s and others´ biases and psychological processes influencing individual and collective decision-making.

iNNOVATION lies at the core of this programme, enabling you to look at today´s challenges in an unframed way, because complex problems require innovative thinking. Exploration of a start-up and inventive ecosystem in a European capital and world experts brought to class will bring you fresh and out of the box perspectives to apply in your own business or at a large or small organization.

iMPACT the world around you using the knowledge acquired: your own company or start-up, your organization and the wider society. You will acquire a unique view on matters that affect not only the bottom line, but also how to take into consideration the impact of decisions using other measures such as the triple bottom line to improve company performance generating solutions that provide benefit beyond the boardroom.

5 reasons to join this programme :

  • 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 reference
  • Motivation letter
  • Strong quantitative background preferred

English proficiency (one of the following):

  • TOEFL > 80
  • IELTS > 6.0 (4 skills)
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam > B2
  • Pearson Test > 63 (minimum 59 in each section)
  • Native Language
  • Previous studies taught in English (minimum 2 years)
  • or a placement English test (similar to TOEIC) , at no extra cost. Available at the time of your acceptance into the programme.
  • Admission procedure

    Two-step admission process:

    • Online application file
    • Personal interview

    For more information, please contact us

    Information meetings

    We can meet you in any of our permanent offices located in:

    • Rennes
    • Milano
    • Monterrey
    • Bangalore
    • Wuhan
    • Beijing
    • Shanghai
    • Bogotá



  • 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

Imact trip in Africa, IMBA, Rennes School of Business



  • Positive Organisational Psychology
  • Leading Change & Corporate Regeneration
  • Coaching for Managerial Excellence
  • Managing Human Capital in the Modern Age


  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Sustainable Purchasing
  • Data-Driven & Green Supply Chain Management
  • Information Systems Support for Environmental Sustainability


  • Managing AI-Enabled Business
  • Machine Learning for Business Intelligence
  • Textual Analysis for Business
  • Responsible AI in 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 + € 150 Alumni membership.
– Innovation field trip to Lisbon (Airfare, accommodation and most meals)
– Impact trip to Africa (Airfare, accommodation and most meals)
– Course materials.

Application fees:


Merit and need-based scholarships available

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