Educating the managers of tomorrow

Tomorrow’s work environment calls for open-minded, technology-driven managers with the capability to cope with uncertainty. We prepare our Fellows for this challenge through our unique education model: qui agit intelligit.

Our unique MBA

The Collège aims at developing a young leader's mindset so he or she can cope with agile companies, ever-changing variables and leadership in a globalized context. A year spent at the Collège is a year spent in a thriving network of like-minded ambitious Fellows, renowned professors, challenging managers and inspirational entrepreneurs. The Collège is a network of excellence, specially designed for engineers and scientists at the starting point of a career in management.

We aim at developing the following skills alongside management know-how:

  • establishing an entrepreneurial mindset
  • leadership in international teams
  • communication skills
  • value-driven thinking and acting
  • coping with change, agility and uncertainty
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Venture Lab & Intrapreneurship

From the business idea to a sustainable business, the role of entrepreneurship. Business planning and marketing of innovation and start-ups. Various case studies and examples.

The course is highly practical. Each group is assigned the task to identify technology innovators from research or start-ups and work with them on new business models and market approaches to find new product/market mixes for a given technology or innovation.

Innovation & Technology Management

Technology changes our life. Basic innovation principles. Management of R+D productivity. Leveraging intellectual property. High-tech. Individual creativity. Various case studies (in class and teams). Open Innovation workshops with technological companies.


Venture Lab

Professor Dietmar Harhoff, LMU, Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Professor Marc Gruber, Vice President for Innovation (VPI) at EPF Lausanne, Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization (ENTC)

Technology management

Professor Roman Boutellier, ETH Zürich (em.)

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Professor Emilio Paolucci, Politecnico di Torino


Finance & Economics

Management Accounting

  • Understand the role of accounting and controlling in a business context and use the instruments and techniques of accounting and controlling as for example: 
  • Costing and profitability analyses of products, services, markets, customers,
    Performance measurement
  • Understand why accounting information must include both financial and non-financial information and how you can analyze this information

Valuation Restructuring & Financial Engineering

The objective of the corporate finance course is to introduce the methods of valuation, the concept of value drivers and the basics of value-based management through a mix of lecture and a case discussion.
Various case studies.

International Investments: 

You get to know various types of investments and some specific aspects of markets. Further topics: Bonds, Derivative assets, a formal approach to price forward/Futures, Hedging interest rate risk, Swaps, Options, Pricing of options, applications of financial options, risk management.

Venture Capital

Introduction to venture capital, building the financial plan, capitalization terms, elements of pricing, structuring, and negotiating deals; preparing for profitable exit strategies. Various case studies (in class and teams)

Business Economics

Principles of macroeconomics, interest rates, exchange rates, monetary/fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and phases of the business cycle. The goal of this course is to build an understanding of macroeconomics mechanisms and the way they determine the evolution of the global economic environment.

Accounting, Controlling

Professor Christian Hofmann, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München

Professor Franco Vernassa, Università degli Studi di Torino

Corporate Finance

Professor Marc Bertoneche, Harvard Business School

Professor Dominique Jacquet, INSEAD, Ponts ParisTech

Professor Stefano Branca, Università degli Studi di Torino

Investments Professor Michael Rockinger, University of Lausanne

Professor Giuseppe Bertola, Università degli Studi di Torino

Andrea Gavosto, Fondazione Agnelli

Leadership & Personal development


Recognize that getting the right skills on the table is not enough to solve a problem efficiently. Be aware that teams must go through several phases before they are able to work efficiently together. Discover the key drivers available to team leaders to accelerate team development.

Organization and Performance

Improve your team effectiveness (collaborative intelligence, meeting, mailing, team knowledge, enhance leadership, manage conflicts, build a team). Improve your personal effectiveness (amplify your intelligence, resist the stress, organize the agenda and the desk, personal branding). Improve your effectiveness in business (increase sales, reduce costs, manage a unit with projects and processes, scoreboard, KPIs).


Professor Maurice Thevenet, ESSEC


Collège des Ingénieurs staff

Raquel Guarnieri and Cristiano Ghibaudo, Executive Coaches

Decision-Making and Action Professor Jean-Charles Pomerol, Sorbonne Université
Organization & Performance Dr. Patrick Georges, Solvay Business School Bruxelles
Project Management

Professor Alberto DeMarco, Politecnico di Torino

Professor Carlo Rafele, Politecnico di Torino


Career Planning

Long-term career planning involves a lot of guidance and preparation for life-long career planning: identifying core skills and values while developing personal and career goals in broad strokes.

Identifying career/employment trends: how can you prepare for future career developments?

Business Presentations

The Business presentation goal is to propose a documented business idea to an executive committee of a company where the Fellow's mission takes place. The targets are: to detect a top management issue, to have a development perspective of the idea and to make recommendations on actions (if possible with figures).


Beyond intuitive negotiation: the keys to more rational thinking in negotiation, the fundamental preparation, negotiating a project, dealing with emotions to enhance the negotiator's effectiveness. Various case studies and negotiation simulations

Intercultural Management

Definitions of culture and stereotypes. Decoding the culture shock.

Presentation Techniques

Bring to life everything you say with extra influence, personal impact, authority and natural presence. Learn to develop compelling content that quickly connects with people, from all backgrounds and discover strategies for handling questions. Comprehend how to gain buy-in from difficult personalities, feel confident to put these skills into action by gaining personal feedback and supportive coaching through video analysis.

Marketing & Strategy


Introduction to marketing and definition of the marketing environment (Pest & Swot tools). Further topics: value of price, customer value, market segmentation, differentiation, understanding and developing brands,
various case studies (in class and teams). 


The concept of strategy and industry analysis are the fundamentals. Further topics: analyzing resources and capabilities, cost advantage, knowledge management and the knowledge-based view of the firm, differentiation advantage, various case studies (in class and teams). 


Professor Maurice Saias, Northwestern University

Professor Dietmar Hilpert, ESB Reutlingen

Professor Achim Schmitt, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne

Marketing Strategy Professor Paul Fifield, Southampton Business School
Corporate Strategy Professor Michael Mirow, Universität Innsbruck
Geopolitical Scenarios Professor Paolo Magri, Università Bocconi
Digital Marketing Giacomo Arcaro, Università Bocconi


Operations & Digital Lectures

Production & Operations Management

This course explains how companies organize to produce at the best price, with the best service to their customers in terms of quality and delivery time. Various case studies (in class and in teams)

HR Management

Business drivers for HR strategy. Recruitment strategy. Executive remuneration & compensation. Management development & leadership. Case studies (in class and in teams)

Management of Services

Toward a new definition of services. Services: The front-stage experience. The Service Triangle. The Service- intensity matrix. Finding and keeping the fit. The three movements of quality. Balancing supply and demand. From industrial to professional services. Managing the change process
Various case studies (in class and in teams)

Production & Operations Management



Armelle Levieux, Member of the Executive committee, AirLiquide

Professor Thomas Edig, Chairman HR, Volkswagen

Thierry Baril, Member of the Executive committee, AirbusGroup

Professor Anna Caffarena, Università degli Studi di Torino

Maurizio Manetti

Digital lectures

To strengthen the ability to think about all the consequences of the digital revolution for the European industry, the Collège des Ingénieurs offers seminars that focus on digitalization, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The MBA Fellows, who are now (and will be) part of the digital transformation of the big European industrial champions in the coming years, have the opportunity to discuss and work with top managers in charge of digital transformation within the Digital Lectures offered at the Collège.


Industry 4.0

Norbert Luetke-Entrup, Head of Technology and Innovation Management, Corporate Technology, Siemens

Smart homes Thomas Birr, SVP Strategy and New Business, innogy
Data management platforms Alain Levy, Owner and CEO, weborama