The Collège as a talent pool
The Collège des Ingénieurs’ model is that of an “Enterprise School”: the young engineers and scientists attend management classes and work in company missions where they gain an understanding of real clients and actions demanded by an increasingly competitive environment.
Collège des Ingénieurs - a hub for science & engineering talent
The Collège des Ingénieurs is a European institution created in 1986 which, every year, selects outstanding young engineers and scientists from European top universities and develops their management skills. The 10-month management programme (MBA) is specially designed to prepare the most talented graduates (Master's and Ph.D. level) for responsible positions in the world of business.
Therefore cooperating with the Collège gives managers the opportunity to benefit from young tech and science minds from the best European universities and Grandes Écoles. Over a period of 10 months, the Fellows of the Collège des Ingénieurs conduct a company mission. The assignment aims at finding real solutions to the problems posed by the company. Thus, our corporate partners benefit from a special talent pool of graduates, selected and educated by the Collège des Ingénieurs.
The win-win? The Fellow demonstrates that he or she is capable of producing beneficial results in the business world and the partner companies get value through the assignment. The company will also be able to meet young talent which could be potentially recruited.
The 174 fellows of the 32nd class
When recruiting talent, we look for the unusual graduate who combines academic excellence with an entrepreneurial mindset, capable of stimulating real innovation. As a result, the Collège is very selective and admits around 120 applicants for the MBA programme every year. Around 50 Science & Management candidates are enrolled over the period of three years.
Browse some company missions
Business models for autonomous driving
Product and marketing plan for a new product segment
Roll-out additive manufacturing consulting
Strategy for packaged gases in the European market
Digitalization - Development of a Digital Roadmap
Sourcing of new production alternatives within Asia-Pacific region
Business development in aviation maintenance business
Product strategy - status quo and future concepts
Artificial intelligence strategy
Developing of a digital strategy
Strategic market opportunities in battery materials
Business and organizational strategies development
Standardisation and internationalization of service & maintenance processes for wind turbines
Technology scouting and business development for road marking
Developing driver assistance stystems
Developing the Merck accelerator program and internal innovation projects
3D printing: material strategy and masterplan for systems, materials and processes
"Make or buy" traction battery
Product development of new infusion therapies
Development of a strategy framework and annual development planning process for Business Line High Power
The mission or assignment aims at finding real solutions to the problems posed by the partner corporations. The Fellow defines the aim of the assignment with the client, then he or she will manage and be responsible for the realisation of the mission. Assignment phases at the company alternate with the seminars at the Collège des Ingénieurs.
The assignments are located in Europe. The Collège supervises the Fellows during the period of the assignment. Intermediate presentations and reports are also part of the assignement. The admission to the Collège is independent of the assignments proposed by the corporations.
Twice a year (January and September) you can cooperate with the Collège by offering a 10-month mission within your company. For over 30 years we have been cooperating with the most innovative corporations in Europe.
Interested in offering a company mission and getting to know young engineering and science talents from the best technical universities and Grandes Écoles? Please get in touch:
Torino, Italy: please contact Silvia Petocci by email.
Munich, Germany: please contact Vasco Szymanski by email.
Paris, France: please contact Hélène Feau by email.
Every year, we take CDI assignments. That allows us to see what the Fellow can do in a real life situation. To do that, we have to provide a project that is genuinely interesting and strategic.
Executive board member, Air Liquide
CDI is a very important European programme, which we are very proud of being associated with. It is definitely an accelerator for a career path.
John Elkann, Chairman FCA
The Collège offers a dual training for future leaders not only in class but also in business reality. This is an ideal prerequisite for future managers.
Prof. Thomas Edig, Member of the Executive Board HR, VW Nutzfahrzeuge