ECTS-credited courses and projects on entrepreneurship

Over 5 years at EPFL, you can get over 100 ECTS-credits related to entrepreneurship.

Make sure to register early if you are interested: on some of these courses, seats are limited and filled very quickly!

Bachelor

Humanities courses on Entrepreneurship

  • In the 5th semester of Bachelor, the “Entrepreneurship” course (2 credits) is open to students from all Bachelor tracks.
  • In the 6th semester of Bachelor, the “Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship” course (2 credits) is open to students from all Bachelor tracks.

Semester/Bachelor projects on your own start-up

  • If you are interested in performing a semester/Bachelor project on a topic related to your start-up, do not hesitate to get in touch: [email protected]

Master

Master in Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship

One master program is focusing on entrepreneurship: the Master in “Management of Techology and Entrepreneurship” (120 credits, including 30 disciplinary technical credits). You may be allowed to use your own start-up project as a case study in several courses. You can check the study plan of this master program here.

Minors

Two minors are also offered to students from other master programs.

The minor in “Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship” (30 credits). You may be allowed to use your own start-up project as a case study in several courses. You can check the study plan here.

The China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC, aka STS-Chine, 30 credits), given within the minor in Science, Technology and Area studies. In this minor, you will design a connected device together with students from ECAL (industrial design) and UNIL (HEC), and travel to prototype it in Shenzhen (China). You cannot use your own start-up project as a case study in this course. You can check the study plan of this master program here (making sure you click on the “STS-Chine” tab).

Semester project on your own start-up

If you are interested in performing a semester project on a topic related to your own start-up, do not hesitate to get in touch: [email protected]

Master thesis on your own start-up

You have the possibility to perform your Master thesis within your own company (30 credits), even if it is not yet incorporated. Please get in touch with us one year before your master thesis starts! More details on our dedicated page.

Other training offers

There are many other training offers open to EPFL entrepreneur students. According to previous EPFL student-entrepreneurs, training opportunities most suited to your needs include InnoSuisse Business Concept, Business Creation and Business Growth courses.

For additional training, mentoring and coaching offers, have a look at our pages listing Resources for Entrepreneurs.