Transform the uncertain into opportunity with our Sustainable EMBA

In today’s context of change, Rennes School of Business’ Sustainable Executive MBA (EMBA) is a key training program for leaders aspiring to transform challenges into opportunities. Focused on sustainability issues and adapted to the volatile realities of the global world, this program aims to develop skills in advanced management, ethical leadership and social responsibility.

Offering an immersive learning experience on the Rennes campus, the Sustainable EMBA relies on interactive pedagogy for a deep understanding of sustainability in business.

With over 29 years’ experience and ranked in the Financial Times Top 100 worldwide, this program is aimed at professionals who want to give meaning to their careers and make a positive impact on their environment. Joining the Sustainable EMBA at Rennes School of Business means choosing to navigate with confidence in a complex environment and prepare a sustainable future for yourself and future generations.

In 2023, the Rennes School of Business Executive MBA was ranked among the world’s top 100 EMBAs by the Financial Times.

  • 95% success rate between 2020 and 2022
  • 91% satisfaction rate between 2020 and 2023

RNCP level 7 certification, Bac+5, recognized and eligible for CPF funding (RNCP38003).


Rennes SB’s EMBA has progressed in the latest ranking of the prestigious Financial Times global ranking by 6 places, i.e. 14 places since 2022.

  • November 4th 2024
  • 18 months
  • 100% English
  • Rennes
  • 37 200€ incl. VAT
  • RNCP - CPF certified


Our Sustainable Executive MBA is more than a degree; it’s a catalyst for transforming both your career and your business. By embarking on this program, you are making a commitment to personal development, thought leadership, and a responsible business future. Shape the Future with Vision, Innovation and Responsibility.

Co-construct a future where you are at the forefront of positive change.

Personal objectives

  • Acquire strategic insights and exceptional managerial skills. Our Sustainable Executive MBA prepares you to take the lead in a fast-moving world.
  • Improve your ability to make judicious decisions in the complex and uncertain environment of international business. We prepare you to face these challenges with confidence.
  • Transform your business process approach by embracing innovation and adopting new ways of thinking. Our program encourages you to push the conventional boundaries to achieve excellence.
  • Develop leadership skills adapted to multicultural and multigenerational teams, preparing the foundations for an inclusive work environment that respects the diversity of talents and perspectives.

Corporate objectives

  • Understand the real benefits of sustainable practices, including substantial cost savings and efficiency improvements. Our Sustainable Executive MBA Sustainable program highlights how sustainability can be synonymous with cost-efficiency.
  • Understand the importance of corporate social responsibility in minimizing environmental impact and contributing to a more sustainable future. We help you develop ethical and environmentally friendly business practices.
  • Analyze the increasing trend among consumers towards eco-friendly products and services, and how your company can respond effectively to this demand to position itself advantageously in the market.
  • Implementation of an ethical, sustainable and responsible management style in a multicultural environment.

Participant profiles

Meet the Actors of Change:

The programme is open to people with an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience, including 3 years in a management position.


Senior managers

Operational managers


A Commitment to Excellence and Sustainability

At the heart of our Sustainable Executive MBA program, you’ll find personalities driven by a burning desire to learn, grow and align their actions with their values. These are professionals who have not only proven their merit in the business world, but also seek to transcend the traditional boundaries of leadership and management.

Management experience: The Key to Added Value

Management experience, whether in project management or team leadership, is essential. Our participants bring a knowledge and experience that collectively enriches the program, facilitating an invaluable exchange between peers. Their expertise is essential for adding depth to discussions, broadening perspectives and maximizing mutual learning.

Personalized approach to admissions

We recognize the diversity of each candidate. That’s why we take a personalized approach to the admissions process, taking the time to understand key aspects of your life and professional experiences. This meticulous attention enables us to assess your potential for long-term management and leadership, ensuring that every participant can make a significant contribution to the program and benefit fully from what we have to offer.

Vision of a Professional Project

Having a clear vision of a professional project is not only a source of inspiration but also a powerful motivating force for our participants. This ambition serves as the foundation of their Executive MBA pathway, guiding them towards achieving their professional goals and surpassing their aspirations.

A mosaic of talent

Our participants come from diverse backgrounds, sectors and functions, each bringing their own unique color to the mosaic of our Sustainable Executive MBA program. This diversity is the cornerstone of our learning community, where ideas cross paths, perspectives diversify and innovations are born.

The 29 EMBA cohort at Rennes School of Business have averaged:

  • 46% women,
  • 54% men,
  • Approximately 20 participants,
  • 15 nationalities (40% international),
  • 45 years of age and 15 years of professional experience.

The campus is accessible to disabled people. If you have a disability, please contact our disability department (feel.good@rennes-sb.com) to find out how we can help you.


The Executive MBA of Rennes School of Business provides a truly formative experience. You will explore a wide range of skills in class and beyond, and meet professionals from all walks of life, industries, cultures and nationalities. The exchange of ideas, sharing of experiences and group work are at the heart of the learning process.
Professors use students’ professional experience to illustrate and apply different concepts. Case studies, oral presentations, work in small groups, role plays and digital simulations all play an important role in training.
Guest speakers and speakers from major international groups help anchor the teaching in concrete examples and share their leadership experience.
Individual and collective work outside of classes is also a key part of the learning process. Students will apply the concepts they learned during their training in their daily activity. Their success is then assessed by their teachers.


  • Develop a resilient leadership mindset, ready to embrace global challenges with courage and determination.
  • Immerse yourself in crucial issues such as global warming and biodiversity loss, to understand their impact on global business.
  • Experience the change to sustainable practices at first hand, through real-life case studies and visits to Estonian and Finnish companies. The study tour is organized in partnership with Estonian Business School.
  • Take part in impactful, conviction-driven dialogues with speakers and members of your class to fully grasp the scope of corporate social responsibility.


  • Use the global limits as a basis for informed strategic analysis and decision-making.
  • Understand marketing techniques in an era when consumers are focusing on sustainability and ethics.
  • Build IT into your strategy to achieve zero net impact.
  • Boost innovation and creativity to stay at the cutting edge of knowledge management in an ever-changing world.


  • Learn how to use international sustainability standards in reporting and financial accounting.
  • Include ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria in accounting and management control.
  • Develop skills in operational management and responsible finance for environmental efficiency and strong ethics.


  • Develop your leadership skills and understand the behavioral dynamics needed to lead with vision.
  • Gain expertise in cross-cultural negotiation and adopt an agile approach to change management.


  • Create a sales strategy that combines global impact and local awareness.
  • Learn how to engage and coach effectively, maximizing your team’s potential.
  • Get involved in practical simulations and consulting projects to apply your knowledge in real-life scenarios.
  • Finish your EMBA course with an ambitious project that synthesizes your learning and prepares your transition to enlightened, sustainable leadership.


• Innovation & entrepreneurship
• Digital transformation & Artificial Intelligence





Interview with the Programme Director


Admission and support for financing

Our admission process is simple, fast and can be adapted to your professional schedule. You are accompanied throughout the procedure by our admissions managers, whether to complete your application file, prepare your interview with the Programme Director or with the processes for financial assistance and administrative registration.

Application & Interview

=> Application form to be completed on our platform where you will be asked to provide information on your career path and experience, your motivating factors, your career plan, etc.

=> Interview with the Programme Director, which consists of a period of exchange to ensure that our academic offer is in line with your expectations and your project. It will also be an opportunity to discuss current topics, your vision of current business trends, etc. Following the interview, an assessment report is published by the Programme Director to measure the quality of your application.

=> An admissions panel meets each week to assess and validate the applications received. You then receive your admissions letter by email. The admissions officer with the processes for funding and publishing your training agreement.

Financial aid

There are many funding schemes for vocational training depending on your situation, a non-exhaustive list is given below:

=> CPF Personal Training Account
=> Company skills development plan
=> OPCO contribution (for companies with fewer than 50 employees)
=> Individual Training Assistance (Pôle Emploi)
=> Assistance from the Région Qualifemploi (for job seekers)
=> The professional transition project – CPF de transition (formerly CIF)


Our alumni share their experience and how the programme contributed to their career development.

I joined the Executive MBA at Rennes School of Business at the time I co-founded a SaaS software start-up. I was transitioning from a CTO to a CEO position with an orchestrating role. I had the profile of a technical engineer and I lacked management and strategic development skills. The Executive MBA has enabled me to get a year ahead in operations for developing my company, thanks in particular to the course in Leadership, HR Management, Financial Strategy and above all Major Innovation, which guided me in my product development choices. It was also a great human experience with a variety of very different profiles among my fellow students.

Dominique Péré, year group 19, graduated in 2015

I graduated from the Executive MBA programme at Rennes School of Business in January 2020. The learning experience was intense and challenging, as I expected. The topics covered and the teaching methods are designed to foster collaboration between international students, which I greatly appreciated. The Executive MBA has allowed me to gain a clear vision of all aspects of managing a modern and innovative company on a global scale, and this global vision is a real professional advantage these days. After graduating, I had the opportunity to change companies and take on more responsibilities. Completing the Executive MBA has definitely been an enormous help for successfully making this career change.

Darin Beach, top of his class in the 23B group year, graduated in 2020

I signed up to the Executive MBA at Rennes School of Business with the aim of joining a multinational fashion company and benefiting from a multicultural experience that would help me achieve my goal. At Rennes School of Business, I had the opportunity to join an international class with a wide variety of profiles, and I particularly appreciated the exchange of experiences and views on the different topics covered. The Executive MBA has given me a lot of knowledge and advice on the different aspects of developing and managing a company. I am pleased to say that, thanks to this rewarding experience, I have managed to position myself in the company I wanted and in the position I wanted. I come from Mexico, I loved life on campus, the multiculturalism of students and the busy community life. Rennes is also a welcoming, lively city with an excellent quality of life.

Jaqueline Campos, year group 23A, graduated in 2019


Joining our Executive Education programmes gives you the means to add direction to your career. Rennes School of Business has a number of measures at your disposal to guide your career, develop your network, work on your personal objectives or meet our recruitment partners.

Individual coaching

Lifetime membership of the network of more than 26,000 Alumni

Thematic conferences

Partnership between Abaka and Happy to Meet You





international tenured professors

Top 1%

of business schools around the world

Top 100

best EMBAs in the world according to the FINANCIAL TIMES

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