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  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months


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. 


EPFL it’s been ranked #1 international university in the world, #1 young university. It consistently is in the top 20 of the global ranking of all universities. According to "Shanghai ranking", EPFL is the number 2 Technology University in Europe.

The EPFL EMBA is fully accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the European standard for MBA program accreditation.    

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Friday & Saturdays every two weeks
  • Credits
    100 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic 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)

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31812 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42422 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    31812 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42422 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • The fees are 47,000 Swiss Francs

Living costs for Lausanne

  • 1609 - 1980 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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