About The School
École des Ponts Business School is an internationally-accredited business school located only 25 minutes from the center of Paris at the main campus of Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées also known as Ecole des Ponts ParisTech.
We pride ourselves on the quality of the programs we offer, on the quality of our faculty who come from all corners of the world to teach in our programs, on the quality of our highly-diverse student body, on the quality and commitment of our staff, as well as on our ability to get to know each and every student who comes to our school!
Our Business School has been delivering MBAs since 1987 with nearly 6,000 graduates to date around the world. École des Ponts Business School is accredited by AMBA (the International Association of MBAs). Until the Financial Times recently changed its ranking system to favor large schools with permanent professors, our school was ranked among the top 100 MBAs worldwide. In September 2010, The Economist published its ranking of MBAs and École des Ponts Business School emerged as the 20th in Europe and the only MBA based in Paris. We are happy to be recognized by CEO Magazine that continually places us in the top tier of schools.
École des Ponts Business School‘s approach is based on that of our Alma Mater or mother school, Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées (also known as Ecole des Ponts ParisTech), which was created by King Louis XV in 1747. The school is the first civil engineering school in the world and one of France’s Grandes Ecoles (Ivy-Leagues), renowned for the excellence of its education. To learn more about our mother school, please click here.
The School's Genesis
Celia Russo played a critical role in the evolution of Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech) when she founded the only business school of its kind at a national French civil engineering school in 1987 — École des Ponts Business School.
Her international vision was rooted at birth when she was born in England to a French mother and an Argentinian diplomat. Raised in Latin America, she later obtained her Master’s degree in the United States from the University of Oregon after being awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
Celia Russo’s mission was to promote awareness and global interconnectedness by linking educational communities around the world. Her life was dedicated to bridging gaps, creating synergy, bringing out people’s existing potential, problem solving and creating a common vision of business being a source for a better world.
"We do not want to be a business school like any other. The curriculum has been designed so that participants reflect on what they are and what they want to do. We want our students to be dynamic and competitive, but also to develop their sense of responsibility. If you are an intelligent, entrepreneurial, self- determined, positively ambitious person, you will find a place with us."
We continue to follow in Celia Russo’s vision and aim to stay on top of new trends and continually create better business models to eliminate waste and encourage ambitious and agile entrepuernuers. Our elite business school keeps class sizes small, brings the best professors from around the world, promotes diversity through multicultural recruitement and an array of scholarships. Innovative thinking, academic integrity and civic responsibitiy is what we strive to instill as we provide the best educational experience possible.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
I was really convinced that the Global Executive MBA from École des Ponts was the best education I could get. It is one of the top three leading engineering schools in France, known on a worldwide basis and I was fully confident that doing an MBA at École des Ponts would create the right momentum to move up in my career.
Three months into the program, I was promoted to project manager within my previous company, the Capgemini Group. The program also helped me find my new assignment with Metanext at Société Générale. Furthermore, the E-MBA degree has improved many of my skills.
What’s most special about the Global Executive MBA is that it gives you a holistic view on business on top of being an expert. In my opinion, the business plan development course is one of the most important courses in the MBA program. It gives you a ‘ready-to-go’ kit if you’re planning to launch your own company. And even if you’re not planning to be an entrepreneur it is a great tool and asset to have for your internal and external customers and your investors.
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