Full Time MBA Program Structure
Innovating in the classroom
We consistently challenge our professors, the program content and the pedagogy to continuously evolve and adapt to the desires of participants and the requirements of employers. We consider that some of our latest innovations are crucial to adjust to the complexities of the digital age.
Each MBA course further helps add to the business and management skill-set necessary to succeed in these real-world projects and allows participants to test their course learning immediately via applied project practice. Our courses thus combine MBA case-study and problem-based learning pedagogical methods with group work, real-world examples and experiences, as well as learning outside of class (action learning, inverted classrooms, MOOCs, serious games, etc.).
Discover the power of project-based learning
The program is “project-based” which means that the backbone to the entire program are three 3-month projects that run in parallel to the course work. Our curriculum offers a unique experiential-learning experience: by leading these projects you will gain first-hand knowledge, understanding and experience while acquiring an agile and innovative mindset you will apply to business, management and leadership all through your career. This aptitude will definitely make a difference when you are confronted with a new challenge, an uncertain environment and, especially, when you explain to a top recruiter why your MBA is different than all of the others – meaning why they should hire you!
Term 1: Leading & Managing
Project: Social Impact Project
- Leadership & Team Building
- Project Management
- Talent & Change Management
- Managing Complexity & Critical Thinking
- Business in Society
Term 2: Business Performance
Project: Strategic Consulting Project
- Analysis & Financial Management
- Project & Corporate Finance
- Supply & Value Chain Management
- Strategic Analysis & Management
- Managerial Accounting
- Harvard Course on Microeconomics of Competitiveness
- Business Negotiations
Term 3: Innovative & Agile Mindset
Project: Start-Up Challenge
- Technology Management, Circular Economy & Competitiveness
- Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Robotics
- Cryptoeconomics, Cryptocurrencies & Smart Contracts
- Study Trip to the Silicon Valley
- Marketing of Innovative Products & Services
- Product-to-Market Challenge
- Innovation & Design-Thinking
- Innovation Start-Up Prototype
- From Business Model to Business Plan
Classes are scheduled accordingly to serve the three key projects of your MBA. You will participate in parallel to 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.
A choice of specialization options
to successfully transition to your dream career
Participants willing to boost their career in an emerging industry or domain can seize the opportunity to develop vertical skills and hands-on practice in the business discipline of their choice.
This requires the following:
- Submitting a “specialization request” to the Program Director
- Taking advanced courses in class or online (minimum of 6 ECTS credits or equivalent)
- Completing an internship of 3-6 months relative to the specialization
- Submitting and defending a specialization project report
Examples of specialization options:
Internet of Things (IoT) Management
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Management
Big Data Management
Green Technologies Management
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY
Going through the Solvay-Ponts MBA was a once in a lifetime experience for me! My batch consisted of 19 great people with 13 nationalities, the faculty is top notch - quite dynamic and hands on in the classes, and the program staff very supportive. Not only did I meet a lot of great people, I learned a lot of new ideas as well. Having gone through this program with them broadened my personal, career, and cultural perceptions. I am now working as a Regional Solutions Analyst in an international alcohol company headquartered in Paris where I combine my previous IT experience with the newly acquired business literacy. I attribute all of this to the school for giving me this excellent opportunity!
Of course the professors are fabulous, both in their experience & teaching methods but what really makes this MBA program unique is the cohort… diverse in nationality & experience and thirsty for knowledge. I will say that while this mix of diverse cultures, personalities, experiences and motivations made working in groups challenging, I came out so much stronger by getting through it. This was an unexpected aspect of learning... building my personal confidence in a big way which is certainly the reason I was able to take the leap and start my own company.
"The MBA helped me transform myself from a purely technical thinker into an innovative business thinker.” ‘’I already had the problem-solving skills in me, but the MBA clearly added a lot of business acumen. So I was able to get out of the pure technical aspect of solving problems and add the business aspect, the business results and an entrepreneurial approach.’’
Verna Mugot (Philippines)Regional Solutions Analyst, Pernod-Ricard
Jessie Chapman (USA)Founder, TexaQ
Amarou AW (Senegal)Senior Consultant, Mars & CO