Throughout their career, EPFL alumni often need to value their profile and to develop their skills within further education, professionnal trainings and certifications.
To help you achieve your goals, the EPFL Alumni department offers dedicated services:
- advice on continuing education for Contributors members;
- partnership with the Formation Continue UNIL-EPFL (FCUE), including HEC Lausanne ;
- discount for Contributors members on various programs: FCUE, IMD & EPFL, Swiss Board School ;
- interest-free loans for Contributors members, in partnership with the ACUBE Foundation;
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at EPFL.
You want to identify the right education programs or professional certifications suited to your profile and goals.
Submit your education issue here.
EDUCATION PROGRAMS & PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Please find below a non-exhaustive list of education programs that our alumni have completed or which we deem of interest in your career, based on our experience.
We will not however recommend any particular school or institution (other than EPFL that is) since we haven’t benchmarked them.
If you are contemplating any of the programs or areas below, we can advise you on the best ones suited to your profile and goals.
International Project Management Association – IPMA levels C/B/A
HERMES (for IT)
PRINCE2 (for IT)
Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute) – PMP / PgMP / PfMP (PMI)
Scrum (for IT)
Executive MBA (EMBA) – EPFL, Executive School HSG, HEC Lausanne, IMD, INSEAD
Education programs of the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration – IDHEAP (UNI Lausanne)
Finance et Comptabilité – Executive Education HEC Lausanne (FR)
Master in Business Administration (MBA) – HSG (UNI St. Gallen), HEC Paris, IMD, INSEAD
Marketing stratégique et Communication – Executive Education HEC Lausanne (FR)
Entrepreneurship & Innovation:
Exit strategy for startups – EPFL Innovation Park & Go Beyond Investing
Micro MBA in Entrepreneurship management – Centre Patronal Romandie Formation
Startup acceleration workshops – venturelab
Swiss Federal training programme for startup founders – CTI Entrepreuneurship
Technologies transforming business models and opportunities – TransformTECH IMD & EPFL
Board leadership training programs – IMD, INSEAD
Training program for board members of Swiss companies – Swiss Board School & Institute
Startup Board members academy – EPFL Innovation Park & CTI Entrepreuneurship
Executive leadership programs – Executive School HSG, HEC Lausanne, HEC Paris, IMD, INSEAD
Embodying and expressing leadership, Public speaking – VoxImpact
Enterprise Mentoring, Coaching tools or Federal Diploma – Gesformat (FR)
Business Process Professional (CBPP) – ASO
Good Manufacturing Practices (BPF/GMP/cGMP) – SGS
Management of Quality & Organizational Excellence – American Society for Quality (ASQ CMQ/OE)
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Supply Chain Management – EPFL International Institute for the Management of Logistics (IML)
Five S (5S)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) – Belts White / Yellow / Green / Black / Master Black
Operational Excellence (OE)
Management of Risk (M_o_R)
Information & New Technologies:
Big Data & Data Analysis – cours EPFL, FCUE, EPFL EXTENSION SCHOOL, MOOCs
Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (CobiT)
Data Science – FCUE EPFL
Internet of Things – FCUE EPFL
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Digital marketing certifications in 2017
Google AdWords IQ / Analytics / Tag Manager Fundamentals – Google Academy for Ads
Facebook Blueprint – Facebook elearning et certification
Search Engine Marketing (SEM) – Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – SEO certification
You will find a wide range of online free courses covering many technical, management and softskills areas in the MOOC platforms below.
Courses are offered by prestigious universities around the world with the option to get certified (which is recommended so far as you want to validate your knowledge). You may consider paying for course completion certificates, exams certificates and graded items.
EPFL MOOC factory