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Common MBA financing options


Depending on company policy, employers can finance all or part of MBA tuition fees. It is rare today that an employer agrees to finance an MBA in full, but it is not unheard of. More often, you can negotiate a significant contribution to your tuition fees. In addition, some companies offer corporate scholarships.


This is the most common source of financing for MBA programs. The École des Ponts Business School Admissions Team has negotiated preferred rates and packages with leading European banks for all participants that meet the banks’ criteria, such as providing a loan guarantor.

Please find here the special scheme with Société Générale.


Every country has scholarship and funding options and you should contact institutions in your country to check for available opportunities. Some online platforms help students to obtain information about different scholarships, grants, financial aid across the globe. In France, for instance, professionals can benefit from an individual right to training (DIF/CPF) and support from a joint labor/management fund (FONGECIF).


Available through the Campus France network or your local French Embassy, they are primarily aimed at attracting quality graduate students. Beneficiaries are selected on the basis of academic criteria.


In many countries an MBA is considered a tax-deductible expense.

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Financing Options

Making the choice to pursue an MBA is an important investment that requires thought as to how to best finance your program both in terms of tuition feesand cost of living expenses. As every individual is unique in terms of situation, opportunities and needs, our Admissions Team will be happy to assistyou in the elaboration of your financing mix.

In addition to finding a short description of the main financing options below, you may also download a comprehensive, up-to-date document gathering tips, sources and advice

Please note that many financing schemes are time-sensitive and may require planning six months or more before your program starts.

Full-time & EMBA Tuition Fees

Full Time MBA in Innovation Management

€ 32,000 (in Paris)

1 weekend/month (18 months): € 42,000
€45,000 for Company sponsored candidates

About The Program

In order to sustain the fundamental values of pursuing excellence and promoting diversity, the École des Ponts Business School offer several tuition reduction schemes. Depending on your personal situation and upon the Scholarship’s Committee appreciation, a candidate may cumulate the benefits of more than one scholarship scheme. Scholarships are available only for candidates with 3 or more years of working experience.

Attribution of scholarships is based on three primary eligibility criteria:

Merit, Financial need, Adherence to School values. 

Furthermore each single scholarship scheme has its specific eligibility requirements (see dedicated pages for more information).Please note that scholarship requests must be submitted in parallel with your MBA or E-MBA application. The request consists in some short essays on your background, personal statement, and why you think you deserve this opportunity.

Other financing options


A limited number of honor loans for up to 50% of total tuition fees is also available. Attribution is based on an application file depicting merit, financial need and the specific situation and good standing of the applicant.


Alumni and staff from ParisTech may claim a discount on their tuition fees. Discounts are also available for partnering organizations and companies, as well as members of NGOs who self-finance.

Important: we only accept scholarship requests from candidates who have already completed their online application.

Important: So that we can present your case in the best conditions to the Admissions Committee, your scholarship application will only be considered if you have completed your online application.

In order to apply for a scholarship, please download our Scholarship Request Form here. Once completed, please upload it to your application or send it via email to our Head of Admissions, Hina Wadhwa ( Please note that scholarship applications for the October 2017 intake must be submitted by August 15 at the latest. Beyond this date, we cannot ensure that your application will receive the attention and consideration it deserves.

École des Ponts Business School Scholarships

In order to promote diversity in the classroom, academic excellence and equal access to learning opportunities for all, we offer several scholarship schemes for candidates meeting all admissions criteria. They consist in a tuition fees reduction of up to 50% and are attributed on the basis of both merit and financial needs: candidates living in Western Europe – or countries with an equivalent standard of living – can only benefit from scholarships of up to 25%.

Scholarship options include:

  • Excellence & Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Talent
  • Cross-cultural Diversity
  • Women in Business
  • Professionals with Disabilities
  • Senior Professionals

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