Career springboard: The MBA program at CDI

Dear Student,

As a (prospective) top graduate, you have completed a demanding course of study at the TU Dresden. Do you want to have an impact in your future? Then it’s now a matter of finding the right career path in innovation topics such as sustainable business models, mobility, personalized health care, or circular economy.

By acquiring management skills, you can successfully set yourself apart from other top candidates. At the CDI, you will learn to think like a manager. This will open fascinating career opportunities. With individual career coaching and direct access to our large network, we provide you with optimal support.

The ten-month MBA programme is based on the learning through action concept, that is to say, management seminars alternating with phases in the company project. In this way, the CDI promotes the development of its graduates’ leadership qualities and entrepreneurial thinking. But being part of the CDI means even more:

· Fully financed MBA programme exclusively for engineers and scientists (right after M.Sc. or PhD)

· Peer group of 150 top European graduates

· Individual company mission in one of our 60 partner companies in Europe (Siemens, VW, BMW, Infineon, Merck, Evonik, etc.)

· Business boot camp in Paris, Munich, and Turin

· Case-based training in small international groups with world-renowned professors (INSEAD, Harvard, etc.)

· …and a lot of fun!

At the CDI, it is important that those interested in our MBA programme speak with current fellows and alumni to get first-hand information ( We will be happy to put you in direct contact with fellows and alumni who come from the same field as you and answer your questions on how to plan a successful career. Meet our fellows at the virtual open-door day on February 24 or get in touch directly (

We know that not all STEM is the same. Graduates from different disciplines also face different challenges when starting their careers. To find out how the MBA at the CDI can be your personal career accelerator, have a look at our career sites.

Admission to the CDI is merit-based. Our programme is tuition-free, and all participants receive financial support (currently €10,000 gross for ten months) to cover their cost of living. Prior experience in business is not required. The programme starts right after your M.Sc. or PhD.

Ready to find your right career path at the CDI? Then apply by Thursday, March 31, 2022, to start the MBA programme in May 2022. We look forward to your application! If you have any further questions, please feel free to book a time slot for a personal exchange.

Best regards,

Carolin Huber

Talent Management

Collège des Ingénieurs

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