Established in 2004, the College of Management of Technology (CDM) 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.
The College is composed of three institutes, the Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Institute (MTEI), the Swiss Finance Institute at EPFL (SFI@EPFL), and the Institute of Technology and Public Policy (ITPP).
The CDM offers two Master programs - in Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship (MTE) and Financial Engineering (MFE) - as well as two Doctoral programs - in Management of Technology (EDMT) and in Finance (EDFI). These successful teaching programs ensure a promising first-class education to prepare students for leading careers in academia and industry. An assessment of the past four years has brought to light a steady increase in the number of applications for all degrees. The programs attract talented students from many faculties and sciences.
Furthermore, the CDM additionally proposes three executive Master programs in partnership with other outstanding universities. The current offer covers executive Masters in Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems, Global Supply Chain Management and Management of Technology. The College plans to expand and diversify this portfolio in the near future.
Many of the core challenges encountered in the business world today are situated at the intersection of technology and management, and require fast and innovative (“entrepreneurial”) solutions. To meet those challenges successfully, professionals must be able to bridge the worlds of technology and of management, understand the functioning of modern business organizations in a holistic manner, be able to “think out of the box” in order to develop new approaches, manage a variety of firm-internal processes and engage with external stakeholders.
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 3 orientations (20 credits)
- Electives (12 credits)
- Master project in the industry (30 credits)
In this course students should gain a broad-based knowledge of the ever-changing world of information technology and how it relates to corporate strategy, digital business innovation, and their impact on government, work, and society.
- An introduction to digital business and the elements of its infrastructure.
- Explore current, and identify possible future, information technology and digital innovation trends, including big data and analytics, blockchain, crowdsourcing, outsourcing, and operations.
- Identify strategies for electronic commerce and digital business and how those strategies relate to and support business models.
- Develop a critical understanding of the societal impacts of digitalization.
Gianluigi Viscusi (Ph.D.) areas of expertise include information systems strategy and planning, business modeling, public policy, and ICT-enabled Innovation, e-Government, information quality, and value, service management and engineering, social study of information systems. Currently, he is specifically interested in three research streams: 1) crowd driven innovation, investigating how crowd related technologies affect organizations in both private and public sector; 2) translational research for the management of technology and innovation, with a focus on recognition, information production, and the role of information infrastructures; 3) open innovation in the public sector and social value of open government. He has been a consultant on e-government planning, policy design, and implementation roadmaps for international organizations such as e.g., the OECD. His research has been published in a range of books, conference proceedings, and journals such as e.g., Government Information Quarterly, Data & Knowledge Engineering, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems (ACM SIGMIS).