Program Structure | École des Ponts Business School

Full Time MBA Program Structure

A challenging curriculum for our times

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
Course modules:
  • Leadership & Team Building
  • Project Management
  • Talent & Change Management
  • Managing Complexity & Critical Thinking
  • Business in Society

Term 2: Business Performance

Project: Strategic Consulting Project
Course modules:
  • 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

Course modules:

  • 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:

  1. Submitting a “specialization request” to the Program Director
  2. Taking advanced courses in class or online (minimum of 6 ECTS credits or equivalent)
  3. Completing an internship of 3-6 months relative to the specialization
  4. 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
Circular Economy
Design Thinking

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