Management technology and entrepreneurship

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English French
Local:$ 1.39k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 1.39k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:703 Duration:2 years

Photos of university / #epflcampus

To meet today's business challenges successfully, professionals must be able to bridge the worlds of technology and management, understand the functions of modern business organizations in a holistic manner, manage a variety of internal processes and engage with external stakeholders.

The Master in Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship is a new and exciting curriculum for scientists and engineers. This unique program in Europe provides fundamental training in strategy, finance, accounting, human resource management and economics. Furthermore, students can choose to specialize either in Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship or in Operations Management & Systems Modeling.

Students round-off their education with a Minor in a specific technical discipline, as well as with elective courses according to their preferences and specific future employment goals.

The Master of Science in Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship will bridge the worlds of technology and business. Graduates will have a unique and highly marketable profile that will prepare them for careers in various kinds of organizations from small technology start-ups to large established companies, consulting firms or public organizations in the fields of Production and Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Logistics, Project Management or Innovation Management.

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 (28 credits)
  • Disciplinary minor (30 credits)
  • Choice between 2 orientations (20 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)
  • Master project in the industry (30 credits) 

Core courses (28 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).

Orientations (20 credits)

The orientations provide the students with more specific competences in one of the two main areas of management.

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
  • Business Information Systems
  • Quantitative Systems Modeling Techniques

Electives (12 credits)

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

Industry focus – examples of courses:

  • Economics of Innovation & Management in Energy
  • Technology Policy and the Energy Transition
  • Information Technology and e-business Strategy

Skill augmentation – examples of courses:

  • Leading and Managing in a Global Context
  • Negotiation Techniques
  • Presentation Skills

Particular interest – examples of courses:

  • B2B-High-tech Marketing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Global Business Environment

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.

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or natural sciences from a reputable university with excellent academic record
  • Your resumé (curriculum vitae)
  • Copy of your University degree(s) or Bachelor's degree. If you don't have your degree yet, you will bring it to the Registrar's Office upon registration at EPFL*.
  • Legalized transcripts from each university you have attended.
  • A statement of purpose. See hereunder for a more detailed explanation.
  • Three recommendations (except holders of any EPFL Bachelor's degree applying in another field than their original field and except for candidates from another Swiss university applying to a Master in the same field of study as their Bachelor).
    During the electronic application process, you will have to give the details of three referees, who will then be requested to produce recommendation letters for you directly to EPFL. See hereunder for a more detailed explanation.
  • Your identity card or passport.
  • For foreigners who already live in Switzerland: your residence permit.
  • Extra documents such as TOEFL or GRE scores, research publications or other portfolios of your previous work, are welcome but not compulsory. We will only consider documents uploaded in your online application form. (No documents sent by postal mail).
  • Application fee CHF 150.


  • Excellence Fellowships
Similar programs: