The degree program will provide you with a complete quantitative toolbox and strategic skillset to complement and complete your existing technical background. Your firm grasp on the dynamics of technological innovation in economic, business and organizational contexts will ensure you are ideally suited for a wide range of roles.
A wide range of career choices are open to Corporate Strategy for New Markets degree graduates, from Strategic Business Unit leaders to strategy consultants or entrepreneurs. Strategy consulting is an obvious choice as first career step for our graduates, though consulting roles will be by no means limited therein – other avenues include IT consulting, change management, and digital and open innovation. Conversely, many of you will relish the opportunity to launch your own startup, in which case the market knowledge gained from the program will be invaluable. On the other side of the equation, assessing startups and market and investment opportunities is the job for business angels, another obvious career avenue.
Whatever choice you make, the combination of an extensive understanding of transforming markets along with comprehensive quantitative skills will be a valuable asset to your career progression in any environment. Should you begin your career in an operational capacity, you can rest easy knowing that a later transition to a strategy- or leadership-oriented role will be a smooth one thanks to your academic training. Indeed, the Corporate Strategy for New Markets program provides you with a global outlook from the very outset, eliminating the need for a career hiatus for a new round of studies should you choose to change focus.
Finally, École Polytechnique’s network of industrial partners, and location at the Plateau de Saclay business and research cluster, present a wide range of opportunities across the full gamut of industries and market segments.
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