College of Management of Technology

The College has an aligned focus on research and teaching in the areas of Management Science with close ties to Engineering and Technology. Moreover, it infuses the EPFL campus with an entrepreneurial spirit, encourages cross-disciplinary partnerships and undertakes a comprehensive approach to industrial issues and public policy.



Giving up patent rights can accelerate innovation, study finds

— A recent study published in Research Policy, the leading innovation journal, examines the effects of patent pledges on innovation. Patent pledges are voluntary commitments made by patent holders to limit the enforcement of their patents. The study, conducted by Prof. Gaétan de Rassenfosse from EPFL, Switzerland, and Prof. Alfons Palangkaraya from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, estimates the effect of these pledges on follow-on inventions.

Andreas Fuster a été désigné meilleur enseignant de la section d’ingénierie financière © Alain Herzog / 2023 EPFL

“With so many zeros, it's hard to make the link with the real world"

— While his background makes him an unlikely candidate to become a teacher – especially at a technology school – Andreas Fuster’s choice to join EPFL in 2021 proved to be a good one: he’s been named best teacher in the financial engineering section for 2022.

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Google grant for Prof. de Rassenfosse to research in IP analytics

— EPFL’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) lab, led by Prof. Gaétan de Rassenfosse, has announced that it has secured a grant from Google to advance research in IP analytics. The project builds on an earlier open-source infrastructure called PatCit, which was developed to improve the quality of patent citation data.

The public was able to learn about many technologies, such as deepfakes.© 2023 Alain Herzog/EPFL

EPFL's Open Days a resounding success

— Over 25,000 people attended EPFL’s Open Days this weekend, enjoying a unique opportunity to learn more about the School’s research and its joint initiatives with other organizations.

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Showcase 2030


With: Sophia Haussener, Associate Professor Laboratory of Renewable Energy Science and Engineering, EPFL, Sabrina Cohen-Dumani, Founder & CEO, Nomads Foundation, Carla Della Maggiora, Deputy Director, BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy), Augustin Fragnière, Associate Director, Centre de Compétences en Durabilité, Université de Lausanne, Professor of Strategy and Supply Chain Management, IMD, Jean-Valentin de Saussure and Ludwig Luz, Co-Presidents,  Swiss Youth For Climate Association, Carlos Cordon, Senior Scientist, IUCN, Jessica Smith, Head of Nature, UNEP Finance Initiative, Simon Zadek, Executive Director, NatureFinance, Renata Pollini, Head of Nature, Holcim, Lindsay Lessard, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Quantis, Edoardo Chiarotti, Senior Researcher, E4S and Université de Lausanne, Frederic Hoffmann, Chair, Unearthodox, Hiba Larsson, Principal in Nature Investments, Nature Finance, Thomas Brooks, Senior Scientist, IUCN And many more!
Place and room: SwissTech Convention Center
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Inaugural Lecture – Prof. Ianina Altshuler


With: Prof. Ianina Altshuler
Place and room: CO1
Category: Inaugural lectures – Honorary Lecture

Inaugural Lecture – Prof. Sara Bonetti


With: Prof. Sara Bonetti
Place and room: CO1
Category: Inaugural lectures – Honorary Lecture

Inaugural Lecture – Prof. Meret Aeppli


With: Prof. Meret Aeppli
Place and room: CO1
Category: Inaugural lectures – Honorary Lecture

Info session – CAS in Value Chain Data Technologies


With: – Elaine Moran, SRVC Executive Director – Prof. Dimitris Kiritsis, SRVC Academic Director – Prof. David Atienza, EPFL – Alvaro Amo, Alumni
Category: Conferences – Seminars

lunch&LEARN: improving retention of non-traditional STEM students at EPFL


With: Simone Deparis
Place and room: ME B1 B10
Category: Conferences – Seminars

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Master programs CDM
Master programs

Our successful Master Programs prepare students for leading careers in academia and industry.

Management, Technology & Entrepreneurship MTE

Financial Engineering MFE

Sustainable Management & Technology SMT


The Minor programs are offered to EPFL students with a Bachelor degree and who would like to complement their studies with with key concepts & tools the College’s fields of expertise:

Management, Technology & Entrepreneurship

Financial Engineering

Systems Engineering

Doctoral programs CDM
Doctoral programs

Pursue an academic career and collaborate with researchers at the forefront of academic thinking in one of our two doctoral programs:

Management of Technology EDMT

Finance EDFI

Executive Education CDM

The College offers several Executive Masters in the area of Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship as well as Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS)


Certificate of Advanced Studies

Executive Short Courses


Management of Technology & Entrepreneurship Institute

Management of Technology

The Management of Technology & Entrepreneurship Institute has been created to foster research and to offer strong programs in the fields of management of technology, entrepreneurship & public policy


Swiss Finance Institute

The Swiss Finance Institute @ EPFL has been created to foster research in finance and to develop a strong offering of programs in finance and financial engineering at EPFL. The focus is on the areas within finance that have a natural interaction with mathematics, statistics, engineering, and science, namely, mathematical finance, financial econometrics, and entrepreneurial finance.

Enterprise for Society Center (E4S)

The Enterprise for Society Center (E4S) inspires economic and social transformation by producing, collecting and disseminating frontier research and science-backed evidence, with a view of helping enterprises and society develop practices, strategies and policies consistent with rising to the “grand challenges”, such as climate change, resource scarcity, social change, urbanization, or digitalization.


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