Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

16 months
31816 EUR/year
31816 EUR/year
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Based in Switzerland, at the forefront of global innovation, the EPFL EMBA from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne is the longest running European EMBA focused on technology and innovation management. 

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To drive growth in an increasingly fastchanging and interconnected world, we are convinced that leaders must harness innovation while speaking the language of both business and technology. 

The EPFL EMBA from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne is a tailored program designed to provide managers and executives a fully-accredited MBA curriculum while at the same time focusing on how to identify, encourage, and support innovative activity with the intent of generating value for their organizations..

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

Career options:

Since 1998, our hands-on approach combines innovative thinking with strategic management skills. We equip participants to lead a tech-oriented workforce, foster a culture of innovation and lead businesses from ideas to commercialization. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Creativity & Ideation
  • Digital & Social Media Marketing 
  • Innovation Strategy 
  • Financing Innovation
  • Accounting Principles
  • New Product Accounting
  • Management Finance
  • Economics of Innovation 


The audience is made up of university graduates from diverse fields, with at least 5 years professional experience who are especially motivated by innovation.

There is no need for participants to be familiar with technology. The program teaches the process to move a new idea, an innovation towards its financing and commercial deployment.

The ages range from early 30's to late 40's.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


100 ECTS



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • >=5 years professional experience after the Master degree or
  • 7 years professional experience after the Bachelor degree
  • Fluency in English
  • Curriculum vitae & motivation letter
  • Copy & transcript for each degree
  • A scan of your passport
  • One passport photo (minimum 300 dpi .jpg file)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31816 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42422 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    31816 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42422 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • The fees are 47,000 Swiss Francs


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