Continuing education


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:

You want to identify the right education programs or professional certifications suited to your profile and goals.
Submit your education issue here.



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.

Project management:
International Project Management Association – IPMA levels C/B/A
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)
Micro MBA in Entrepreneurship management – Centre Patronal Romandie Formation

Entrepreneurship & Innovation:
Exit strategy for startups – EPFL Innovation Park & Go Beyond Investing
Startup acceleration workshops EPFL & ETHZ series – Venturelab
Start-up Training program for entrepreneurs – Innosuisse Swiss Innovation Agency
Technologies transforming business models & opportunities – TransformTECH IMD & EPFL
Triple Track Traineeship in Innovation – Investiere Startup Investments & Venture Capital
Find the right markets for your innovation – EPFLx MOOC

Board governance:
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 Manufacturing
Lean Six Sigma (LSS)Belts White / Yellow / Green / Black / Master Black
Operational Excellence (OE)
Management of Risk (M_o_R)

Customer Experience Management (CEM/CXM)
Customer Relationship Management (PC.CRM)
International Standard for Service Excellence (TISSE)
User eXperience for Projects Managers (UX-PM)

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:
Digital marketing certifications in 2017
Growth Hacking
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

Blockchain – cours EPFL FIN-413, edX, FutureLearn
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) – Levels 1 / 2 / 3
Financial Big Data – cours EPFL FIN-525
Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

MOOCs platforms:
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
Stanford online
Khan Academy


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