The longest running European EMBA focused on technology and innovation management

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The Program

The EPFL EMBA is a tailored program designed to provide managers and executives a fully-accredited MBA curriculum while at the same time focusing on how to identify, encourage, and support innovative activity with the intent of generating value for their organizations. The EPFL EMBA is the longest-running European Executive MBA program specializing in the management of innovation. It focuses on providing a bridge between the technology innovation strength of EPFL and the international business community.

At a glance

16 months

40 weekdays




2 weeks


We believe in bringing theory into practice


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Program Projects

International Capstone Project

A highlight of the EPFL EMBA program is the International Capstone Project in Cape Town, South Africa. It is an opportunity for participants to combine and apply all the learnings of this executive program in a practical setting while understanding how diverse cultural influences impact businesses. A key benefit is that participants learn that there are business opportunities in alternative markets. Participants work in small teams, each with a young, dynamic company or organization in the Cape Town area, to help solve a current business challenge facing the company.

Business Venture Project

A vital element of the EPFL EMBA is learning to address all necessary strategic and operational activities through the development of a business plan. It requires participants to produce a realistic and detailed multi-year action plan that identifies risks and addresses how to mitigate them.  Working in teams allows participants to experience issues related to leadership, collaboration, motivation, and personal differences, and encourages groups to solve these issues to ensure the optimal outcome.

Strategic & Innovative Project

The highly practical Strategic and Innovative Project (SIP) is an application-in-context of knowledge garnered over the course of the EPFL EMBA program. This individual thesis work is usually conducted at and for the company where each participant is employed. The SIP can be an analysis of a new process, product or service, or the evaluation of transitioning an existing product or service into a new market. Alternatively, the SIP can be a detailed analysis of an existing business or planned strategy to project future performance that offers enhanced or alternative solutions. Most importantly, the SIP is intended to have practical relevance to the participant’s firm.

Upcoming Events

  • OCTOBER 2019: Meet us in Geneva At QS Connect

    Date: October 24, 2019

    Time: 18:00-21:30

    Location: Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, 33, Quai des Bergues, Geneva, 1201

  • OCTOBER 2019: Meet us in Zürich at QS Connect

    Date: October 26, 2019

    Time: 10:00 - 14:00

    Location: Zurich Marriott Hotel, Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich, 8006

  • NOV 2019: Information Session at EPFL, Lausanne

    Date: November 7, 2019

    Time: 18:30-20:30

    Location: EPFL EMBA Rue Cantonale – Avenue Forel, 1015 Lausanne