EPFL EMBA:
HARNESSING INNOVATION

The longest running European EMBA focused on technology and innovation management

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CLASS PROFILES 2019-20

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CURRICULUM – COURSES

Digital Transformation

Why is everyone talking about digitalization? What is it and where did it come from? In what ways is it changing the business, the business model and the business landscape? What are the risks and what can it do for an organization? Digitalization is not just an IT system, it is a new way of functioning.
Andrea Dunbar

Innovation Strategy

The Innovation Strategy module focusses on the economics and management of innovation by organizations. The intent is for participants to learn the core concepts that make innovation projects more successful and profitable, and to apply these concepts to real business cases of known successes and failures.
Chris Tucci

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PROGRAM PROJECTS

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 GENERATED 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.

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.

EPFL EMBA South Africa Study Trip 2018

Interview with Alex Audagnotti (Call2Care) and Jihad Fahmé (EPFL EMBA Candidate 2018)

OUR PARTICIPANTS 2019-20

Alex Roth

Nationality: Switzerland

Industry: ICT

Alex Roth is a senior software engineer specialized in mobile applications development. Passionate by new technologies, he strives to maximize the value of products while ensuring great user experience. With strong analytical skills and extensive product lifecycle management knowledge, he managed agile teams and successfully launched international go-to-market projects in various start-ups.

Why I choose EPFL EMBA?

EPFL EMBA focus on innovation and technology, hands-on practice, and class profile diversity are unique. Its international reputation is the icing on the cake.
Anne Ong Vidal

Nationality: French

Industry: Finance

Anne Ong Vidal is Product & Transformation Manager at UBS Wealth Management / Wealth Planning, launching new concepts, defining the product strategy, managing the marketing components and coordinating the production of tax solutions. She has this position since 2012, after several different project management roles within UBS HR and Finance, and 7 years as a manager in the consulting line of Accenture Paris.

Why I choose EPFL EMBA?

EPFL EMBA is a great opportunity to foster my personal and professional development with a strong focus on innovation through a hands-on approach: learn new skills, better leverage on the ones already acquired, exchange with people from different horizons and broaden my network.

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CALENDAR 2020 – 2021

EPFL EMBA 2020 – 2021
class session (full days)

2021 Study Trip of 10 days

Graduation Ceremony

Innovation Leaders Event
(from 17:00)

Swiss Holidays