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From MIB to ENPC MBA Paris to École des Ponts Business School

From the first Master’s in International Business at rue des Saint Pères in Saint Germain des Près, to the launch of our Executive DBA program and international research centers, your school has changed tremendously. Nonetheless, more than ever, we are faithful to the motto inherited from Celia Russo, our charismatic founder : In Business to Make a Better World.

Today, we are a community of 6,000+ alumni from around, not only sharing some memories from our school days, but also a passion for innovation, an open-minded spirit and the quest for unconventional ideas to serve human progress and the future of our fragile planet.

Building on the vision that technology and business are among the main forces that are shaping the future, École des Ponts Business School relentlessly transforms itself and its programs.

Together, we can accelerate the transformation of the school and have a greater impact on our world

Our Alumni community is both a source of inspiration and a vibrant support network for this ongoing transformation.

Several alumni are members of the board of the school, which has mandated Jean Eichenlaub (MBA class of 1995), President of Qualium and Jean-Marie Hurtiger (Ingénieur Civil 1973), former CEO of Renault Samsung Motors, to lead a campaign of fundraising to serve the school’s strategic objectives, better serve our community and have greater impact on the world.

The Co-Innovation Lab, an initiative which can not happen without the full support of our alumni

We are happy to share the news with you: as early as in July 2019, École des Ponts Business School is relocating to new premises right in the center of Paris. The school’s new campus is ideally located in a lively neighborhood, next to the Coulée Verte green walk, a five-minute walk from Gare de Lyon transportation node, and a ten-minute walk from the Seine river.

Most importantly, our building is the home of Leonard:Paris, the innovation hub of Vinci – a Fortune Global 500 champion in the field of engineering and construction. Our participants will be at the heart of an entrepreneurial ecosystem bringing together start-ups, mentors, inventors and innovators.

Together with our alumni, the school is creating a space dedicated to impacting our world through research, business transformation and entrepreneurship: the Co-Innovation Lab.

What we want to achieve

Concretely, the Co-Innovation Lab will consist of a coworking space of ten seats and a meeting room. It is meant to accommodate and serve in the same space:

  1. Start-ups founded by École des Ponts Business School participants and alumni,
  2. Researchers, interns and visiting Faculty involved in our research centers: CERC, CPC Paris, CASE Africa,
  3. Alumni and participants – from all of our past and present programs globally – visiting Paris and looking for a temporary coworking and/or meeting space to conduct their business or work on their own research.

In liaison with the alumni association, a mentoring and exchange program will be set up to foster peer learning and co-innovation.