Executive MBA in Paris: Frequently Asked Questions | École des Ponts Business School

FAQs & Facts

Will I also learn traditional MBA topics like strategy, finance and marketing?

Yes, the program has been designed to include both the helicopter view on business and the toolbox that every top manager needs to master.

Both schools are internationally accredited, which means that we are committed to equipping our participants with the skillset required by companies around the world. Simply put, the program’s approach is to prepare participants for the future of business. So we’ve integrated the latest research on instructional design, learning and neurosciences to offer a next-generation learning experience.

How is the LeadTech Global Executive MBA different from other Executive MBA programs?

The LeadTech Global Executive MBA uses traditional EMBAs as a starting point, integrating innovative approaches and pioneering methodologies along the way. You can find some of the most powerful innovations listed here:

  • Participants benefit from the combined forces of two leading, internationally ranked and accredited schools and their worldclass alumni networks.
  • The program combines modules in 4 business hubs around the world. The residential modules provide a deep immersion in Paris and Barcelona, two cities that are spearheading the startup revolution in Europe. With the International Study Trips to Hong Kong and Silicon Valley, our Executive MBAs will gain unique insight into two of the global hotspots of leadership, innovation and technology. Together, these 4 cities represent powerhouses of the leading 3 economic zones, as well as gateways to Latin America (via Spain) and Africa (via France).
  • Key international business events are embedded directly into the program such as the World Mobile Congress and 4YFN in Barcelona. This emphasis on immersive learning and direct interaction with multinationals, startups, leading international faculty and subject-matter experts is a source of added value to participants and partners alike.

How is the program ranked?

We are sad to see the dreadful effects that MBA rankings have had on business schools that play with statistics or make their decisions based on the expected outcome of rankings. We don’t believe that the criteria put forward will help candidates understand the value a program can create for them.

However, we know how hard it is to cut through the marketing noise and that recruiters are influenced by rankings. We’ve done our best to design what we believe is the right curriculum for the fourth industrial revolution. This includes learning from some of the best professors from around the world.

Before its redesign, the program was ranked 39th in the world by The Economist. We hope that the unique edge the program provides our participants will be further recognized in the future.

The LeadTech Global Executive MBA has been jointly developed by two top-ranked, internationally accredited institutions: École des Ponts Business School and EADA Business School are both accredited by AMBA, the Association of MBAs. EADA also holds the EQUIS accreditation from EFMD, the European Foundation for Management Development.

What can I expect as a return on my investment?

Our graduates report an average 25% salary increase for their post-MBA job. However, bear in mind that there are as many different profiles as the number of candidates in each cohort. For instance, many of our graduates end up creating their own startups – and earn less money after their E-MBA than before. And many participants change jobs during the program with a salary progression of 30% to 40%.

That said, our goal, through our leadership courses and the support we provide via executive coaching, is to help you land your dream job. What is that? It’s a job that resonates with your life purpose, that has an impact, and that you’re good at. We’ve learnt this is more rewarding than numbers on a paycheck…

How will I know if this is the right program for me?

Deciding to pursue an Executive MBA is an important life-choice.

We cannot encourage you enough to do your due diligence. What is the business vision and the culture of the school(s)? What is the mindset in the classroom and in the community? How will you balance the workload with your personal and professional lives?

Assess the learning outcomes, meet with our school representatives, and most importantly, we invite you to get insider information: we organize events on a regular basis where you can meet with faculty, alumni and current participants, as well as get a taste of what the LeadTech EMBA experience can be. This is as much an exercise of practicing emotional intelligence as one of building fact-based analysis.

What about my network?

As business is increasingly global, and relocating and extensive travel is part of the executive life, we know that a globally recognized postgraduate degree is a tremendous asset in the corporate world.

By joining the LeadTech Global Executive MBA program, you join a combined network over 160,000 members strong, including CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, experts and government officials. Beyond the numbers, what really makes a difference is the feeling of belonging to a special group. A group that shares similar values and the ambition to impact the business world of tomorrow.

Who is the LeadTech Global Executive MBA for? What is the admissions process?

We have designed this program for high-potential managers and experts – both technical and a non-technical profiles.

Do you want to be this person?
  • A go-to person who can explain the impact of new technologies to your network
  • An effective innovator and leader in your field
  • An agile professional able to adapt to new circumstances effectively
  • A motivator creating a positive team dynamics and results
  • A proud ambassador of positive impact and “business for good and for profit”

Are you already this person?
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree, in any field
  • A good working level of English
Are you ready to make a meeting with the future of business?

Book an individual consultation with our Careers & Admissions team

  • What is my dream career and what are the challenges that may be sabotaging my success?
  • Which type of skills and leadership style should I develop to reach my full potential?
  • Do I have the right profile to join a top-ranked global program?