Technology, Innovation management, Leadership 

The Executive Master’s is École Polytechnique’s selective degree for executives and managers. 

The course offers unique content combining technology, innovation management, and leadership, and will allow you to acquire the scientific and managerial skills required to influence and manage innovation in a context in which technology plays a major role. 

It has been designed in a modular format to allow you to study while working at the same time.

Target audience: executives and leaders in all sectors
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Duration: 12 four- or five-day modules over 14 months
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Format: on site, 50 days of training
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Cost: €59,000 excl. taxes
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Language: French or English
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Next course start date: September 10, 2024

A unique experience at the heart of innovation

Unlike a classic Executive MBA (EMBA), the content of École Polytechnique’s Executive Master’s focuses on understanding the technological trends that are set to play a key role in organizations and their business development. The course content is based on three pillars: technology, innovation management, and leadership. 

Our aim is to give you an accurate overview of the different research advances in the most cutting-edge fields. Supported by our school’s 23 laboratories (most of which are CNRS laboratories), the Executive Master’s offers an immersive experience at the heart of innovation that will equip you with the tools to confront the challenges of the future.

During this course you will acquire sound knowledge in a range of technological fields, apply these skills to innovation management, and benefit from an individual and group coaching program to develop your leadership skills. 

TECHNOLOGY

>> Data Science
>> Artificial Intelligence (AI)
>> Quantum technology
>> Internet of Things (IoT)
>> New Materials 
>> New Energies
>> Sustainable Development (SDG)
>> Biomimetics
>> Industry 4.0
>> New digital companies
>> ...

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

>> Design Thinking
>> Creativity
>> Design
>> Innovation Marketing
>> Global Innovation Strategy
>> Financing innovation
>> Entrepreneurship
>> Project Management
>> Regulation
>> ...

LEADERSHIP

>> Negotiation
>> Individual coaching
>> Group coaching
>> Crisis management
>> Change Management
>> Intercultural Management
>> Communication
>> ...

A format designed for executives

The different teaching formats foster discussion and make learning a dynamic experience.

CLASSES, CONFERENCES, DEBATES, VISITS

To enable you to acquire solid theoretical skills, teaching includes conferences, debates, talks by experts, and visits to laboratories, incubators, companies, museums, etc.

TEAM
PROJECT

The Team Project is the cornerstone of your course and allows you to apply the program's teachings through a concrete project (creation, acceleration, incubation, excubation, etc.).

SOTA
Report

The State Of The Art (SOTA) Report is an individual assignment on a topic of your choice that you will work on throughout the program. The objective of the task is to produce an overview of an area in cutting-edge technology.
>> See a selection of SOTA (State of the Art) Reports by our alumni!

COACHING & DÉVELOPPEMENT

To help develop your leadership skills, you will receive personalized support throughout the course through coaching and personal and professional development classes.

DIVERSITY

Diversity is at the heart of our admission process. Our graduating classes include engineers, businessmen and women, managers of large groups, start-up founders, but also politicians, researchers, physicians, lawyers, etc. 

This allows us to bring together participants with complementary skills in graduating classes that are limited to 36 participants in order to maintain a small-scale, friendly environment that promotes synergies and exchanges.

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A PRESTIGIOUS ACADEMIC TEAM

École Polytechnique is a time-honored establishment with a rich history that is internationally recognized for its research laboratories and researchers. 

To give our participants direct access to cutting-edge research, we have asked those involved to present it directly. Most of the classes are taught by faculty who work in École Polytechnique’s laboratories.

The Executive Master’s notably includes teaching by Nobel Prize laureates, CNRS medal holders and a number of chair directors.
 

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Abdul Barakat
Prof. Adbul Barakat
Biomedical engineering

CNRS Research Director and Professor of Mechanics and Biology at École Polytechnique, Head of the AXA Cardiovascular Cellular Engineering chair.

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Cécile CHAMARET
Prof. Cécile Chamaret
Innovation Marketing

Professor in the Innovation Management and  Entrepreneurship Department (MIE) of École Polytechnique and Academic Director of the Executive Master's.

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Eric Moulines
Prof. Éric Moulines
Data Science

Professor of Statistics at X's Center for Applied Mathematics and a Member of the French Academy of Sciences.

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Gérard Mourou
Prof. Gérard Mourou
Physics

Nobel Prize laureate in Physics for the invention of laser impulse amplification and Professor at École Polytechnique.

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Kalina Raskin
Prof. Kalina Raskin
Biomimetics

CEO of Ceebios (European Center of Excellence in biomimetics), Physico-Chemical Engineer and Doctor in Neuroscience from UPMC.

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Philippe Drobinski
Prof. Philippe Drobinski
New Energies

Director of the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory, CNRS Research Director, Director of the “Energy4Climate” chair and Professor at École Polytechnique.

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International

A TRAINING PROGRAM WITH AN INTERNATIONAL FOCUS

The international component of the Executive Master’s is another advantage of this course and begins the moment you arrive on campus, which is home to many different nationalities of students, researchers and entrepreneurs. 

In addition, École Polytechnique offers modules in France and abroad on new topics thanks to its network of internationally renowned partner universities. For example, previous graduating classes had the opportunity to study an introduction to the challenges of Industry 4.0 at TUM (Munich), new forms of mobility at UC Berkeley and the specificities of digitalization in the Singaporean context with SMU.

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. INTERVIEW WITH THE ADMISSIONS TEAM

The first stage of the application process is an interview with our admissions team. If all the requirements are met, you will be granted access to the online application portal.

2. APPLICATIONS

The application portal allows you to put together your written application providing details of your project and motivation. If your application is approved by the selection panel, you will be invited to an interview.

3. INTERVIEW WITH
THE SELECTION PANEL

The aim of this interview is to discuss your project. 
The panel will then decide on whether to accept your application.

The Executive Master in the eyes of its graduates

Enrolling on the Executive Master’s means taking part in a life-changing adventure. The diverse range of profiles and projects allows you to study in a stimulating environment, learn from others, and discover new topics. 

Because each participant has their own specific project, the possibilities for change and progression are endless. Here are a few testimonials from our graduates on their experiences during the program.
 

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Abdul Malik

"I joined the École Polytechnique Executive Master because I strongly believe the energy world and the new technology world are going to be closely intertwined. The Executive Master allowed me give me the answers that I am looking for to be able to better develop the synergies that are required in the energy and the new technology sectors."

Abdul

Director, TOTAL Group's general interest project Industreet

Information session 

Our next information session to present the Executive Master’s will be held on Thursday September 19th, 2024, at 12pm (Paris Time). This event is an opportunity to talk to graduates, ask questions and discuss your project with our team.

Brochure

Download our brochure to find out more about this unique program and see the key dates of the next run of the course.

News

Discover our page dedicated to the SOTA (State Of The Art) Reports by our graduates. This report is an individual assignment that must be carried out by all participants of the Executive Master’s during the program. The aim is to produce an up-to-date overview of an area of innovation.