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Global Executive MBA Program Structure

A Strategic Partnership

Based on a growing strategic partnership between the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia (USA) and the École des Ponts Business School in Paris, the Ponts Fox Executive MBA was developed to offer graduates the possibility of obtaining an international Executive MBA with a degree from two renowned institutions and two renowned accreditation bodies – AMBA and AACSB.

The École des Ponts Business School Global Executive MBA considers students to be active participants in the definition and creation of their academic experience. Each participant brings his or her personal and professional experiences to the table and together, guided by the School´s talented teaching team, they create a unique cumulative learning experience. The program is by nature generalist and takes a broad holistic approach to learning, aiming to provide a comprehensive set of skills appropriate for people who will go on to enjoy senior, international, management careers. 

The World Is Your Campus

In addition to taking classes in Paris and Philadelphia, you can seize the opportunity to maximize your international experience with no additional registration fees. 

Develop your own business network by attending classes at École des Ponts Business School and Fox partner overseas programs where you will meet some of the most innovative international senior executives.  

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Program Calendar

  • The Executive MBA program starts each year in January (cut-off – May).
  • The program runs over 18 months 
  • In-residence program modules are taught in our special one weekend a month format starting on Friday at 09:00 to Sunday at 19:00.
  • All classes are taught in English by internationally renowned professors
  • The Executive MBA includes one mandatory international study trip (USA) and two optional study trips (USA and China).
    • Each study trip is approximately one week long and includes preparatory lectures, pre-visit readings, company visits and high-level guest speakers.  

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A message from the Dean of the Fox Business School

Ranked among the top programs in the U.S. and the world by Financial Times, the Fox School of Business at Temple University is excited to partner with the École des Ponts Business School to deliver a joint Executive MBA degree. The Executive MBA program will help you develop greater confidence in your ability to lead in your current position, bring skills to a new position, or launch an enterprise in an economy driven by globalization, innovation and information technology. Faculty members are selected not only for their academic expertise but for their extraordinary ability to communicate with executives and to encourage the sharing of ideas and experiences.

Through diverse teaching methods — lectures, discussions, case analyses, online business projects – the Executive MBA provides an exciting forum for analyzing current problems and discussing managerial issues and equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to lead in today’s ever-changing business environment. I invite you to join the Executive MBA program delivered jointly by ENPC and the Fox School of Business and gain the perspective you need to advance your career.

Dr. Moshe Porat, PhD, CPCU
Dean and Professor
Fox School of Business

A message from the Dean of the École des Ponts Business School

We are very pleased to welcome you to the École des Ponts Business School Global Executive MBA, delivered with the option of a double diploma with the Fox School of Business (Philadelphia, USA). The schools signing your diplomas have several decades of experience administering internationally acclaimed, ranked and accredited MBAs. The philosophy shared by all schools, and which underlies all of our programs, is that of preparing participants to be global leaders who strive to have a positive impact on the world around us.

It is our conviction that leadership and management must be anchored in a value system that emphasizes human capital and society at large. Because business is international and management is cross-cultural, the schools have always emphasized a global approach to teaching.

That approach has been enriched, over the years, through our experiences teaching programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. The quality of our programs has been recognized by leading accreditors like AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS and this program benefits from the “triple crown” of accreditations.

Deciding to pursue an Executive MBA is an important life choice – it is a very wise investment in yourself and, probably the best thing you can do for yourself to create exciting new professional opportunities. But the payoff is not only professional, rather it is first and foremost personal. You will learn a lot about yourself along the way, face numerous challenges and celebrate victories big and small. As you will discover, the most difficult part is not getting in – it is doing the work, making the time, getting organized, and being both efficient and effective.

This requires “project management” and blocking out time every week (for some, every day) to get things done on time and up to your own standards. But, like all investments, the more you put in the more you will get in return. And the satisfaction of a job well done is enormous, as you will see and experience. Participants attending this program come from all over the world and from a broad range of backgrounds – just like the staff and faculty. We are sure that you will enjoy meeting and working within such a richly diverse environment.

 As you may know, an E-MBA program is as much about learning from your professors as learning from your peers – their knowledge, experience, skills and cultural perspective combined with your own makes for a unique learning experience.
The program you are joining is an experience for you and a continuous work in progress for the school. We are continually striving to make the program better – better in terms of content, of pedagogical methods, of relevance to employer and participant preferences, and of being in sync with today’s personal and professional demands. Don’t hesitate to share your ideas on how to further improve the program along any of these dimensions at any time during and after the program!
We are proud to be able to you offer forward-thinking content, delivered by internationally-renowned faculty, which addresses the current issues and challenges facing people, organizations and society today. We are very pleased that you have decided to join us on this journey of reflection, discovery and advancement and look forward to working with you and getting to know you personally – as you are now, officially, part of the family!

 Alon Rozen
Dean and Associate Professor of Innovation and Management
École des Ponts Business School
       

Global Executive MBA Curriculum


About The Program

While most of the classes take place at our Executive Campus in the center of Paris, one module is delivered, along with a study trip, over one week in Philadelphia, home to the Fox School of Business. We also have at heart to meet the constraints of busy senior professionals and managers and offer them the right study/work/life balance with a convenient and flexible program format. Each course is taught in a weekend format, from Friday to Sunday, 9am-7pm, once a month.

In the course of the program, three online sessions are dedicated to hot topics in management. Led by international faculty from the Global Executive MBA Network, they gather the E-MBA cohorts from Paris, Philadelphia (USA), Tokyo (Japan) and Bogota (Columbia). For you, this is a chance to work in groups with fellow E-MBA participants from around the world.

The Global Executive MBA program also offers the flexibility to take additional electives or catch up some of the mandatory courses – at no extra academic cost – in one of the other École des Ponts Business School or Fox MBA programs in Casablanca (Morocco), Shanghai (China), Hanoi (Vietnam), Philadelphia (USA) and Bogota (Columbia).

Core Curriculum

Certificate in Global Business Essentials​

  • Team building and Leadership
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Accounting & Financial Analysis
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource & Change Management

Certificate in Managing in a Complex World​

  • Business Negotiations
  • Business in Society: CSR, SD & Ethics
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Project & Corporate Finance
  • International Business Economics (macro+micro)
  • Managing in a Complex World

Certificate in Innovation Management & Innovative Leadership​ 

  • Study Trip Philadelphia (USA)
  • Decision Making Models (USA)
  • Effective Communications
  • Design-Thinking & Innovation Management
  • e-Leadership: enabling technology & disruptive strategy
  • From Business Modeling to Business Plan

Capstone Project

The Capstone Project is held over two weekends, two months apart. By teams of 2 or 3, participants conduct a strategic audit of a company they are interested in, e.g. the company of a team member or a company targeted for employment.The audit will culminate with specific and actionable recommendations, ordered by priority, as for a consultancy report to the Board of Directors. Participants are required to conduct primary research, question customers and interview company executives. The findings are then presented during a plenary session (viva) in front of a jury composed of peers and faculty.

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