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École des Ponts Full Time MBA in Innovation Management

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A project-based MBA to radically transform yourself and your career

In a world where change is accelerating and disruption is the new normal for many industries, investing in a “conventional” MBA may not be the best move to boost your career right now. At the École des Ponts Business School, we have taken a bold move to completely redesign our Full-Time MBA in Innovation Management to create unparalleled value and a “WOW!” experience for our participants.

How did we do this? Well we looked to incubators, accelerators, innovation labs and avant-garde programs around the world for inspiration. The result, a revolutionary new approach we are calling the “project-based MBA” – a next-generation MBA which takes an ultra-modern and unconventional approach to get you the career you want and deserve!

Alon Rozen
Dean & Associate Professor of Innovation & Management

A seal of excellence

Ranked #1 worldwide by CEO Magazine since 2015

Our Full Time MBA program is accredited by AMBA has been ranked #1 in the world by CEO Magazine and the International Graduate Forum since 2015.

“École des Ponts Business School continues to excel against all CEO Magazine’s Key Performance Indicators. However, the School’s relentless pursuit of innovative management education, allied to a student-centric approach, is what keeps it at the very top of CEO Magazine’s MBA rankings. The hard data gleaned from our continued analysis and assessment of École des Ponts Business School’s MBA offering is further supported by the excellent feedback from students and alumni, making for a consistently robust ranking.”
Victor Callender, CEO – CEO Magazine and IGF

The power of project-based learning

Innovating in the classroom

Each course combines the traditional MBA case-study pedagogy and group work with real-life experiences and learning outside of class, including e-learning modules and serious games.

Most importantly, the curriculum is based on a backbone of experiential learning: by leading projects, you will gain first-hand practice and acquire a ‘learn-apply-test-iterate’ approach to business and leadership. This aptitude will definitely make a difference when you are confronted to a new challenge or an uncertain environment all through your career.

Learning, doing, being... thriving

The academic year is divided into three terms. Classes are scheduled accordingly to serve the three key projects of your MBA. You will participate in parallel in the Leadership and Career Development Program. As a result, you will have the opportunity to learn, do, and experience your soft skills along the way.

Study trip to the heart of worldwide innovation

An immersion in the heart of the most innovative companies in the world

What if you got the chance to meet with high-level managers from the innovation ecosystem of the Silicon Valley? Talk about their strategies and the challenges they are facing today, all in a very intimate and friendly environment?

Our MBA participants are invited to join our international study trips organized yearly to the Silicon Valley and Belgium. They include a mix of lectures, meetings with high-profile guest speakers and, most importantly, visits to local and international companies. Participants report that study trips are unique opportunities to apply and further develop their MBA skills; they also inspire new business ideas and help them establish connections with local alumni and prospective partners.

Naturally, the study trip to the Silicon Valley is dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship and venture creation while the study trip to Belgium has a focus on innovation and design thinking.

To nurture the next generation of business leaders and forward-thinking managers, École des Ponts Business School has been offering MBA programs since 1987. Inspired by our late founder, Celia Russo, we strongly believe that a business school’s responsibility is to create ethical managers and leaders. Men and women who can think creatively and critically about how to design new businesses – or improve existing ones – and in the process, help to make the world a better place.

Graduates as well as partnering companies acclaim the unique vision that inspires our programs. Although most business schools have assimilated the impact of globalization in the corporate world, they seldom teach how new technologies and innovation management can bring a sustainable competitive advantage, enhance business efficiency, and help develop successful strategies.

Leadership & Career Development Program

Your career transformation starts now

At three key moments throughout the program, you will engage in a two-day leadership retreat. Our team of talented career and

leadership coaches will guide you beyond your comfort zone. They will also inspire the whole cohort to make sure you succeed in your MBA transformation as a group.

The four half-day seminars are designed to equip you with the career and job-hunting skills necessary to thrive in the corporate world and in start-ups as well: personal branding, social media, individual and group interview techniques, user cases, job fairs and networking.

As the next steps in your career path are determined by your specific experience, skill set, personality and objectives, it is also natural that career guidance should be a one-to-one affair. A personal coach will work with you to effectively prioritize your objectives, successfully accentuate your strengths, optimally leverage your MBA, and, ultimately, embrace the new career you aspire to.

An Unparalleled Learning Experience

Our goal is to provide you a unique experience that will not only boost your  career bust also have a major impact on your personal development. You will enjoy a dynamic learning environment composed of interactive classes, case studies, workshops, international study trips and business simulations. In line with our tradition of academic excellence, we consistently “push the envelop” on teaching methods, innovative program content, and pedagogical design.

As you may know, an MBA program is as much about learning from your professors as learning from your peers. In our typical program you will mix with 30 fellow participants from more than 15 different nationalities, a whole set of diverse backgrounds. In class, during networking activities and with your coach, you will be urged to cultivate your emotional intelligence, analyze the impact you are making in cross-cultural or trans-disciplinary contexts and, ultimately, develop your personal leadership style.

Top faculty from around the world

Because business is international and management is cross-cultural, École des Ponts Business School has always emphasized a global approach to teaching. Our professors come from first-class universities and business schools from different parts of the globe to teach in our programs, either in Paris or in Asia and Africa. What’s more, we invite faculty members who are not only renowned for their cutting-edge research, but also repeatedly demonstrate their passion for teaching.

You will study with professors who are truly diverse in terms of their cultural, geographic and business perspectives and are committed to the highest academic standards. You will benefit from the most up-to-date and relevant academic concepts as well as their real-world applications in different business and cultural environments. Expect to get fresh viewpoints and specialized skills you can immediately put to good use!

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Expand your skill set 360°

Adding WOW! to the learning experience

The MBA in Innovation Management is a unique experience that will not only boost your career bust also have a major impact on your personal development. You will enjoy a dynamic learning environment composed of interactive classes, case studies, workshops, international study trips and business simulations.

As you may know, an MBA program is as much about learning from your professors as learning from your peers. In a typical MBA classroom, you will mix with 30 fellow participants from more than 15 different nationalities, a whole set of diverse backgrounds, and with an average 7 to 8 years of work experience. In and out of class, during networking activities and with your coach, you will be urged to cultivate your emotional intelligence, analyze the impact you are making in cross-cultural or trans-disciplinary contexts and, ultimately, develop your personal leadership style.

Jessie Chapman (USA)Founder, TexaQ

Amarou AW (Senegal)Senior Consultant, Mars & CO

Verna Mugot (Philippines)Regional Solutions Analyst, Pernod-Ricard

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What can I expect from my Strategic Career Consultation?

  • – Identify my assets and the ways to achieve my career goals
  • – Uncover hidden challenges that may be sabotaging my success
  • – Is an MBA or E-MBA the right move for me?
  • – Which MBA or E-MBA program is right for me?
  • – What are my chances of being admitted to a renowned, internationally recognized, and accredited graduate business school?

KEY FACTS

With a multicultural student body and visiting faculty aorund the world, you will gain a truly global experience and learn the true meaning of diversity.

Average Work Experience:
MBA7 years
Executive MBA12 years
Executive DBA19 years
Average Class Size28
Current participants worldwide319
Average post-MBA salary increase 26%
International Students 90%

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