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Overview of the MTE master curriculum

The Master in Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship is a highly selective 120 credits program which includes 3 semesters of courses and a 6-month master project carried out in the industry.

The curriculum of the MTE master is mainly in English and consists of:

  • Core courses (30 credits)
  • Disciplinary minor (30 credits)
  • Orientation (20 credits)
  • Electives (10 credits)
  • Master project in the industry (30 credits)

Full details about the courses are available in the current study plan.

Core courses (30 credits)

The core courses provide the students with substantial strengths and depths in conceptual and analytical foundations of management, and with solid quantitative methodological competences.

Examples of courses:

  • Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Principles of Finance

Disciplinary Minor (30 credits)

In order to get additional expertise in their original technological domain, the MTE master students must complete a “disciplinary minor” in the field of their bachelor.

The disciplinary minor includes 30 credits of master level courses which are chosen in the study plans of the other EPFL sections.

Students who already hold a technical master degree will have to do the minor in Systems Engineering or a transdisciplinary minor (to see the offer, please visit the study plans & rules page).

Orientation (20 credits)

The orientation provides the students with more specific competences in one of the three main areas of management and must be chosen among the following 3 orientations:

Orientation “Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship”
The goal of this orientation is to develop competences in managing the innovation processes within firms.

Examples of courses:

  • Strategic Marketing & Technology Commercialization
  • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Strategy
  • Technology & Innovation Strategy

Orientation “Operations Management & Systems Modeling”
The goal of this orientation is to develop competences in managing and improving industrial processes through quantitative models.

Examples of courses:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations: Economics & Strategy
  • Value Chain Management in Practice

Orientation “Business Analytics”
The goal of this orientation is to harness the power of big data to generate insights for improving business performance.

Examples of courses:

  • Data science for business
  • Causal inference
  • Optimal decision making

Electives (10 credits)

The elective courses allow the students to round-off their education, depending on their preferences and specific future employment goals.

Examples of courses:

  • Global Business Environment
  • Leading and Managing in a Global Context
  • Transitions and Technology Policy

Master project (30 credits)

Carried out in the industry, the master project gives the students the opportunity to put into practice the methodological and technical competences acquired during their studies and to show their ability to work independently.

The specific content depends on host firm and project topic.

Application Deadlines

Application can be filled online from mid-November to the 15th of December, or from the 16th of December to the 15th of April.

Online application process


Section MTE Office Hours

Tuesday to Thursday from 8.30AM to 11.30AM

[email protected]

+41 21 6930122

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