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Stanford Ignite – Polytechnique

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Stanford Ignite Europe-based program is offered in partnership with École Polytechnique, one of Europe’s finest schools of engineering and science and one of the leading grandes écoles in France.

Through a combination of in-person instruction as well as live sessions delivered by distance-learning technology, we are able to offer Stanford Ignite to innovators around the globe.

Curriculum

Stanford Ignite — Polytechnique is offered as a part-time program using the same curriculum as the Stanford campus program.

Eligibility

  • Graduate students currently pursuing a master’s, MD, PhD, post-doc program in a nonbusiness field.
  • Professionals with a bachelor’s degree and some professional experience (an advanced degree is preferred).

If you have an MBA, graduate degree in management, and/or extensive managerial training, you are not eligible to apply.

Admitted applicants must be able to attend all sessions.

Tuition

This fee includes tuition, course materials, some meals, and program events.

  • 2014 tuition: US $10,000

Admission

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials as soon as possible. To be considered for admission, a complete application will include:

  • Current resume
  • A series of short essays
  • Two recommendations submitted via website

Applications will not be accepted after the published application deadline. Please note that the program will be conducted in English.

Past Participant Spotlight

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PhD, Ecole Polytechnique, 2014 Winner of Concours Mondial d’Innovation
Stanford Ignite
2013

Stanford Ignite far exceeded my expectations. Not only did I learn business fundamentals, I learned how to apply them while working with a highly motivated and gifted team.

Past Participant Spotlight

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Senior Product Manager, Google
Stanford Ignite
2013

The Stanford Ignite - Polytechnique program equipped me with everything I expected, and more. I am already applying the business concepts and skills I learned from Stanford Ignite - Polytechnique to my current job.