The academic program of the MBA in Innovation Management is the result of our 30 years of experience in delivering MBAs in Paris and around the world. 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. The program is now “project-based” which means that the backbone to the entire program are three 3-month projects that run in parallel to the course work. The three projects are 1/ a social impact project, 2/ an in-company consulting project and 3/ a start-up challenge to create your own business.
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.).
As you now know, 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!
The program is divided in three terms:
- Leading & Managing
- Business Performance
- Innovative & Agile Mindset
During these three terms, École des Ponts Business School also offers you the Leadership & Career Development Program, where our talented career and leadership coaches will guide you beyond your confort zone to new insights about you, your passions, the right career for you, and how to get it. Beyond the individual, they will also inspire the whole cohort to ensure your MBA transformation as a cohesive group – supporting each other and helping each other to succeed.