Company missions at over 70 corporate partners in Europe

Our company partners provide the special opportunity to incorporate concepts learned at the Collège into real business world situations.

Within the company missions, our Fellows deal directly with these challenges. Together, the Collège and the companies form a unique European innovation eco-system.

Learning through action - Qui agit intellegit

At the Collège you will deep-dive into the dynamic challenges of leading companies through the company mission, which represents two-thirds of the MBA experience. Here, you will apply concepts taught in the classroom to real problems.

Our innovation network of over 70 partner companies gives you essential and valuable first-hand experience for your career start.

Company mission: Preparing you for future challenges

As the learning experience at the Collège is based on Learning through Action, seminar weeks alternate with periods spent in individually matched company missions.

The development of your management qualities will be accelerated by being immersed in the real world of business right from the beginning. We believe that Learning through Action is an instant career elevator for you.

The company mission is a managerial and strategical challenge in one of our partner companies requiring scientific competence. A year spent at the Collège will sharpen your entrepreneurial mindset and enrich your professional network.

Browse some company missions

Jessica
Automotive industry

Business models for autonomous driving

Ruth
World leading energy company

Communication of innovation

Carolina
Automotive industry

Evaluation of strategic projects and partnerships, M & A and Open Innovation

 

Leonard
Reinsurance company

IT strategy roadmap

Alexander
Electronics & semiconductors

Product and marketing plan for a new product segment

Vivien
Leading insurance company

Optimisation of counterparty risk management

Julian
World-leader industrial electronics

Roll-out additive manufacturing consulting

Andrea
Manufacturing

Continuous improvement of product maturity over the course of a project

Hanna
Chemical & engineering company

Strategy for packaged gases in the European market

Ambre
Large scale pharmaceutical company

Development partnership for therapeutic research

Rémi
World leading energy company

Business model definition for deep-tech onshore exploration

Felix
Medical and health sector

Digitalization - Development of a Digital Roadmap

Jannik
Aviation & aeronautics

Sourcing of new production alternatives within Asia-Pacific region

Silvia
Energy

Contribute to the development of g-mobility in Italy by coordinating the efforts of different stakeholders

 

Thomas
Large scale pharmaceutical company

Operational excellence in drug discovery

Stefan
Medical technology

Product strategy - status quo and future concepts

Individual Company-Fellow matching

The matching process between the Fellow and the company mission is unique: after admission, every Fellow meets several managers in interviews organized by the Collège for potential company missions.

The missions are within the network of company partners. You will benefit directly from the trust base of our partners and will get offered challenges, which you would not see as a young graduate. As a result, working on a Collège mission is far more than gaining practical work experience.

The Fellows excel during the mission, build and enlarge their professional network and truly understand how managers think and act. This opportunity, of course, leads to exceptional job offers after the MBA, both inside and outside the Collège's worldwide network of companies.

Company missions and partners

Electronics & Communication

The challenge for technology companies in electronics and telecom is to grow through innovation, acquisitions and operational excellence. Collège Fellows are working on the technological challenges of tomorrow, such as technology roadmaps or business cases for new products. They support management in the company to become more efficient and agile in processes such as procurement or R&D and help to bridge the market and sales departments with R&D or production.

Our partner companies: Infineon Technologies, Magneti Marelli, Siemens, Osram, Sivantos

Finance, Banking & Insurance

The insurance and banking industry is entering a new era. Changing consumer needs and expectations are placing greater demands on existing players and thus providing an exciting and challenging environment for our Fellows.

Our partner companies: PartnerRE, EXOR, La Banque Postale, Banca Sella, Covéa, Natixis

Energy

The energy sector is at the crossroads of a pioneering moment. Government pressure and environmental responsibilities are encouraging the shift of energy generation from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. To understand and be a part of this change, people involved in the sector need to possess the skills of understanding the traditional as well as the emerging forms of energy.

Our partner companies: TOTAL, Edison, ERG Evolving Energies, ENGIE, Infineon Technologies, EDF, Air Liquide, SNAM, Orano, RTE

Infrastructure

Transportation, communication, sewage, water and electric systems are all examples of infrastructure. Globalization, deregulation, consolidation, the rapid growth of e-commerce, and privatization are opening new doors, while additional demands are being placed on operational performance and profitability.

Our partner companies: SNCF, Autostrada, GRDF, Atlantia, Bouygues Construction

Chemistry & Life Sciences

Digitalization and the use of AI in pharma are challenges faced by these companies to offer innovative solutions and bring personalized medicine. Chemical companies are becoming a solution provider to other industries. They are thus facing the innovation challenge of their clients such as digitalization, autonomous driving, new materials, smart products (IoT), energy management and others.

 

Our Fellows work on market studies or determine technology benchmarks within the innovation centers of these companies. They support teams in the companies to manage the process of bringing start-ups closer to the big corporations, or they support general management in the definition process of technology strategy and the management of innovation networks in science.

 

Our partner companies: Air Liquide, Evonik, Covestro, Merck, Arkema, Sanofi, Wacker, Henkel, Venator, Humanitas, SOL, Vivisol, Orano

Engineering, Machinery and Aeronautics

Companies in engineering, aerospace, machinery and components need to respond to rapid advances in digitalization, automation, innovation in a globalized environment. Our Fellows in this branch find innovative ways to reduce costs, manage supply chains and improve R&D processes.

More and more projects are related to the ways companies answer to globalization: processes are rolled out to use a global network of suppliers more efficiently, often with the help of IT or even digitalization and artificial intelligence. Companies become better global players in adopting their product offering to different markets.   

Our partner companies: Airbus Group, Lufthansa Technik, MTU Aero Engines, Safran, AvioAero, CLN Group, Chargeurs

Automotive industry

The automotive industry is facing a potentially disruptive future. New types of technology and mobility offerings are reshaping the business. Fellows of the Collège are enrolled in these technology challenges reaching from e-drive technology, connectivity and digitalization, new materials, but also organizational issues linked to becoming a more agile organization.

They support project teams in market studies, help to be more effective in the procurement of innovation, analyze the impact of new types of technology on innovation in products or help to implement new ways of organizing the teams and establishing KPIs.

Our partner companies: BMW, Bosch, Volkswagen, Continental, Daimler, Ferrari, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Hella, Mahle, Maserati, Eberspächer, Pirelli, Renault, Magneti Marelli, Arkema

Mid-sized (family) businesses

Family owned business, midsize companies, hidden champions or small technology companies are facing innovation and globalization challenges more directly. But they are capable to quickly adapt to changing needs and are often driving forces of innovation in their business.

 

Fellows work on projects to develop new products or solutions. They use IoT technologies, digitalization or artificial intelligence to impact SMEs. Very often they directly support top management on board level and are thus in touch with the strategy development of the companies.

 

Our company partners: Eberspächer, EOS, Chargeurs, Goldbeck, Hilti, ERG Evolving Energies, Kleemann, Sivantos, Knorr-Bremse, Schuler, Trumpf, Webasto, EXOR

Others

The other industries with which we are collaborating are sports, fashion, media, services and logistics.

Our partner companies: Juventus, Reda, BCube, BCG, Gartner

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