Executive MBA Chief Value Officer

    The first worldwide Chief Value Officer MBA !

Become the next Chief Value Officer

The Executive MBA Chief Value Officer is a graduate degree from Audencia, a school that is triple accredited (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA) and the first EMBA in the world dedicated to transforming the measurement, control and audit professions to get them through the “multi-capital” world.

INTEGRATED THINKING, VALUE CREATION, RESPONSIBLE STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP and INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION are the distinctive elements of our EMBA Chief Value Officer. We offer you very high quality education with exceptional guest speakers and experienced faculty, as well as strategic partnerships.

Our Chief Value Officer MBA is delivered in blended format:

  • PARIS face-to-face + learning trips
  • Online (65%)

At the end of this course, each participant obtains the Executive MBA Chief Value Officer degree from Audencia Business School.

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Key features

  • Training duration : 18 months, part time
  • Criteria of admission : Minimum of 8 years of relevant post-graduation full-time work experience and 5 years of managerial responsibilities (hierarchical, project or functional)
    For candidates who do not have these prerequisites, an internal test at Audencia will be taken during the selection jury.
    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    Full ACA Advanced Level from ICAEW
    Accessible through validation of academic credits due to experience (French system “VAE”)
  • Selection : Online application and interview
  • Training price : € 38,500 (not subject to VAT) - Eligible for the CPF
  • Next session : September 6, 2021
    Application deadline : applications will be accepted until August 27, 2021
  • Location : Paris, Online


  • Position yourself as a key player in your organization, and acquire the capacity to measure and communicate the value creation process of your organization

  • Understand and anticipate the financial, environmental and social implications of your decisions

  • Become the change navigator by supporting the evolution of your company's business model thanks to an integrated and multi-capital vision

  • Master the methods and techniques of measurement, control, reporting and audit of the key capitals of your organization

  • Manage and optimize the value creation process internationally, understand the implications of new technologies on the management of multi-capital value

  • Strengthen your personal and professional network thanks to your membership, upon registration, in the Alumni community of Audencia Business School.

Course delivery

The Audencia Executive MBA Chief Value Officer is a part-time, 100% English-speaking programme, which takes place in Paris and online for 18 months.

The pedagogies are participative and experiential, that is to say, geared towards  practice learning and developing skills.

There are many and varied learning methods: e-learning, case study, role play, simulation, community project, etc.

The courses are structured according to the philosophy of the flipped classroom:

  • Prior reading and understanding of concepts, from the virtual campus.
  • Review by the professor of fundamental concepts, work on real case studies of companies from very varied sectors, exchanges with participants to put your knowledge into perspective.

The programme is based on an alternation of theoretical and practical sequences where each theme will be the subject of an exchange in class.

Rediscover our webinar of June 30th, it will introduce the EMBA Chief Value Officer programme hosted by Delphine Gibassier, academic director.

The learning perspectives :

  1. Sustainable Development expert and business partner: understanding and integrating planetary boundaries and sustainable development goals (SDGs)

  2. Strategic thinking and forward-looking: understand and master the impact of technology on multi-capital accounting and have an international, strategic and political vision of multi-capital accounting methods

  3. Key contributor to business strategy: measure, control, report and audit all strategic capitals

  4. Architect of and force for change: supporting the ecological and social transition of business models

The targeted skills :

  1. Technical skills
    - Measure the multi-capital performance of your organization
    - Be an expert in multi-capital performance reporting and audit
    - Master strategic sustainable development linked to performance measurement

  2. Managerial skills
    - Learn to think with an integrated and systemic vision
    - Become a responsible leader
    - Acquire a long-term vision focused on multiple stakeholders
    - Become a change navigator
    - Support business models in their transformation

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Programme & Course delivery

  • Sustainability Science
  • System Thinking
  • Planetary boundaries
  • SDGs
  • Doughnut Economics
  • Life Cycle Assessment, Social LCA, GHG Protocol, TCFD (12 days)
  • Humans rights, poverty, circularity (3 days)
  • Materiality & reporting (3,5 days)
  • Risks, internal control, internal audit, external audit (2,5 days)
  • Marketing, production & supply chain – multi-capital performance (3 days)
  • Integrated Multi-Capital Performance Serious Game (2 days)
  • Transformational leadership (2 days)
  • The “transformation journey” (8 days)
  • Multi-capital strategic analysis of projects, investments and organizations (Merger & acquisitions) (2 days)
  • Sustainable business models (4 days)
  • Inspirational presentations by CVOs and researchers in sustainable development (11 presentations)
  • Responsible finance (Japan, Europe, US, investor relations) (5 days)
  • Green investments (1 day)
  • Impact assessment (learning trip) (3.5 days)
  • Social accounting (learning trip) (3.5 days)
  • Big Data, Block Chain, IA (3 days)
  • Global sustainability accounting, reporting and ratings geopolitics & governance (1 day)
  • Ethics (1 day)

Individual tutoring and group coaching (3 days) will be provided to each participant so that he can carry out his project:

Indeed, the conduct of the strategic project must allow each participant to:

  • Provide a source of multi-capital value creation for your business
  • Consolidate a business creation or takeover project, according to the multi-capital value creation process
  • Support a start-up in its development, while allowing it to strategically measure its overall integrated multi-capital performance

At the heart of the program, you lead a project, on behalf of your company, a start-up or individually (creation or takeover of a company)

This project has three objectives:

  • Make the link between the content of the program and the challenges of business organizations. You can thus transpose in your environment the concepts developed in the courses.
  • Get involved with your company in a common project. This approach makes it possible to assess your ability to engage in new fields of competence and in a context different from your traditional professional activity.
  • Give to your investment in this program a tangible impact for you and your business.


All projects revolve around several key stages. The educational progression brings, at each phase of the project, the skills necessary for its realization. The courses are thought of as resources that accompany you to progress in the realization of your project.

  • Continuous monitoring (case study, sub-group work, individual and collective reports ...)
  • Online exams for some modules
  • Writing of an applied dissertation and oral defense as part of the individual strategic project

The diploma will be awarded after validation of each modules.

To start with: Pre-admission interview (strongly encouraged)

After expressing your interest in the programme, you are invited to speak with your recruitment manager. This personalized interview makes it possible to assess the adequacy of your professional and personal project with the aims of our programme.

Your contact will also allow you to better understand the programme, the organization to set up and the admission process.

1st step: The application

You complete your application file online:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter
  • a certified true copy of your diplomas
  • a document attesting to your professional experience
  • a letter of support from your company if you are in office
  • two letters of recommendation

Your TOEFL or TOEIC test score if you have already taken these tests. Otherwise, you can take an internal test at Audencia during the selection jury.

If you do not have the required academic level (Bachelor Degree) or in the case of a "tangent" application, you will be asked for a GMAT, TAGE-Mage Executive score or an equivalent internal test.

2nd stage: Selection jury if you are selected

This jury takes place on an Audencia Business School site or remotely depending on the circumstances and generally takes place in 2 stages:

  • You must pass an English test or even a management aptitude test if requested by Audencia Business School ( "tangent" application file)

- If you submit a TOEFL / TOEIC score or even a GMAT / TAGE EXECUTIVE of less than 3 years, you are exempt from this or these tests.

  • During an individual interview, you explain to the jury your professional background and your motivations behind your training project.


3rd step: Final decision

The jury then decides on your admission or rejection of your application within a week and the decision will be communicated to you right after.

Participant profiles

  • Business Unit managers who wish to acquire skills in strategic measurement & use of their different capital
  • Financial specialists / accountants / auditors / internal auditors,
  • Directors/Administrators
  • Chief Finance Officer wishing to become Chief Value Officers,
  • CSR managers who wish to acquire skills in sustainable development accounting.

The size of the promotion varies between 15 and 30 participants.

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