MBA for engineers and scientists:

Network of excellence

A fully financed MBA for talented master's graduates:

Learning through action!

Guiding engineers and scientists on the path from innovation to market


The MBA of the Collège des Ingénieurs

Technology is shifting the business landscape. Therefore leaders must adapt by changing the way they think and act. We believe that engineers and scientists are important driving forces in the future of the business world. They need to be best prepared for the new challenges of the current 'innovation to market' business revolution.

Ever since its foundation, the Collège des Ingénieurs has had the mission to make carefully selected young graduate engineers and scientists understand the core economic, entrepreneurial and international issues, but also the challenges and potentials of future business. The Collège prepares it's graduates for these new leadership functions, which requires a strategic understanding of business as well as an entrepreneurial mindset.

Embedded in a European innovation ecosystem, the Collège fulfills this mission by mentoring and challenging its students’ minds with the different perspectives of senior academics and practitioners with leadership backgrounds, and by providing them with a very special – and intense – experience of working on a dedicated company mission in leading corporations in Europe.

The peer group of top European graduates, in one classroom, spending their time and working together in an international context, puts them in a very inspiring environment.

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Learn more about the application process of the Collège des Ingénieurs.


Data 4 Business bootcamp

Learn to use the power of data to drive innovation, have impact and create value for a company.

The programme is fully financed, selective, intensive, and designed for young STEM graduates. To join the 6-week bootcamp (classes, company visits, challenges), apply here (M.Sc. or PhD level).

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Meet our MBA fellows!

Discover more about our fellows and find out what makes them so special.


Learning through Action

Our educational philosophy is genuinely innovative. We believe that there are some things that can only be understood through action. This concept is especially true in the case of management.

The management programme at the Collège des Ingénieurs is an innovative MBA programme: it is based on a unique development process of Learning through Action. It has been specially designed to take engineering and science graduates from the world’s top universities or Grandes Écoles and prepare them for the most responsible positions in the world of business through practical and conceptual theory.

Fully financed MBA

Our Fellows will receive a fully financed MBA, a salary from the Collège and unique mentoring as part of their education at the Collège. There are two options: the 10-month MBA programme or the combined Ph.D. and MBA programme (Science and Management).

Congratulations to all fellows of the 35th cycle for having finished their MBA!

We happily announce the kick-off of our new format "Innotalk" – an unconference talk among the international network of CDI alumni about innovation.

Together with VOLKSWAGEN, we shape the digital challenges of mobility: Thanks to our long-lasting cooperation with VW, we offer engineers and scientists an ideal career start.

Digitally connected and in the style of a boot camp, our new Fellows are starting their exciting MBA year this week in Paris and Turin simultaneously.

Today, the Collège and its Fellows proudly welcomed Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board @Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure, for an exclusive Masterclass.

Today the January intake of our 34th class starts into their MBA at the Collège des Ingénieurs with 58 Fellows from 9 countries. For the first time, the new German and Italian Fellows will visit our Paris site, meet their French colleagues and start their seminars.

Corrado Passera @CDI

On September 23rd, Corrado Passera, founder and CEO of illimity bank, held a masterclass at the Collège in Turin and gave our fellows extraordinary insights into his career. By retracing main steps of his work experience ranging from his multiple assignments at leading companies...

We are pleased to announce the renewal of our longstanding partnership agreement with the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China.

Today our new fellows from France, Italy and Germany begin their MBA at the Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris. During the upcoming month, they will get to know our three locations in Paris, Munich and Turin, study and grow together in an international environment and prepare themselves for their company missions in our partner companies. 

During this year's CDI Sailing challenge our new alumni extended their MBA-experience and explored the Balearic Islands. With three boats, the 34 graduates from Italy, France and Germany launched near Palma, Mallorca, sailing and growing as a team and as a crew.

A few days after the conclusion of Innovation For Change, Elena Barone and Mario de Matteo were called to represent CTRL+N by the association 7milamiglialontano, guests of Gianluca Bordiga of Friends of the Earth, engaged since 2007 in the preservation of Lake Idro and the river Chiese.

CDI graduation group

Congratulations to our Fellows of the 33rd class who have just completed their MBA at the Collège des Ingénieurs! At the graduation in Grand Salon des Invalides, Paris, on Friday 5th of July 2019, Philippe Mahrer, Knut Stannowski and Silvia Petocchi honoured our 65 graduates.

Mr Vincent Laflèche, Director of the Mines ParisTech Graduate School, and Mr Philippe Mahrer, President of the Collège des Ingénieurs, have signed an international double diploma agreement and pledge to continue their cooperation.

The Omnidermal Biomedics Start-up founded by Alberto Uberti and Jacopo Secco, ex-fellows and alumni of the Collège des Ingénieurs respectively of the 2015 and 2017 intakes, received the "Leonardo Start-up Award 2018" by the Leonardo Committee.

Discover the Collège

Meet notable alumni

Lars Wagner
CDI 2003

CEO @ MTU Aero Engines AG

Elisabeth Borne
CDI 1987

Prime Minister of France

John de Souza
CDI 1996

Serial tech entrepreneur, Co-founder and President @ Ample Inc.

Guido Crespi
CDI 1992

Former Senior Partner & Managing Director @ BCG

Wolfgang Bremm
CDI 1997

Director Mercedes-Benz Strategic Product Management
Digital Services and Market Research @ Daimler

Valérie Rabault
CDI 1998

Présidente du groupe Nouvelle gauche (parti socialiste)
Secrétaire de la commission des finances

Nikolai Zaepernick
CDI 2000

Senior Vice President, Central Europe @ EOS, 3D Printing

CDI 1989

Chairman @ Impala SAS, former Chairman and Chief Executive @ Neuf Cegetel and Louis Dreyfus group, Chairman @ Fnac Darty

CDI 1991

Group Deputy CEO @ AXA

CDI 2000

Head of Technology & Innovation Management, Corporate Technology @ Siemens

Marco Martinasso
CDI 2010

Direttore Generale @ Federazione Italiana Tennis Servizi

CDI 1995

Former Senior Partner @ McKinsey
Member of the board @ Valeo

CDI 1993

Executive Vice President supervising Europe Industries, Europe Healthcare and Africa/Middle East & India hubs, as well as the Healthcare business line and the Customer Experience program @ Air Liquide

CDI 1997

CFO @ Swiss Post Solutions

Yann Leriche
CDI 2000

CEO @ Getlink (Eurotunnel, Europorte, ElecLink)

CDI 1998

Senior Director Mobility @Byton

CDI 2000

Bereichsleiter Connected Services @ Daimler

CDI 2002

Co-Head of Natixis’ Corporate & Investment Banking division
Member of the Senior Management Committee @ Natixis

CDI 2010

CEO @ Talabat

CDI 2003

Senior Vice President, Flight Physics @ Airbus

CDI 2006

Co-founder and CEO @ Preligens (ex-EarthCube)

CDI 2011

Co-Founder & CEO @ ALAN

CDI 2010

Director Strategy Realization Office @ Merck

Valeria Ingrosso
CDI 2013

Strategic Initiatives Manager @ Humanitas

Martin Krehel
CDI 2016

Project Manager Strategy Digitalization @ BMW


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