Technology Business Course

Simplicity is technology that works for the user

At Philips, we believe that technology should be as simple as the box it comes in — transforming a task into an opportunity, a burden into a pleasure. It’s at the very heart of our brand promise of “Sense and Simplicity”.
Delivering that promise is not easy. It requires imaginative thinking, technical innovation, superb engineering, cutting-edge industrial design, in-depth business knowledge and real leadership. To rise to that challenge, we need the best brains in the business.


Only the best need apply

Places on the Technology Business Course are limited, so we will consider you for a place if the following criteria apply to you:

  • Either a recent Master’s graduate (within the last 2 years) or about to take your Master’s Degree in one of the following subjects: Electronics / Electrical Engineering / Optoelectronics, Information Technology / Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Optics, Mechatronics, Physics, Technical Industrial Design, Mathematics, Chemistry / Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering.
  • Top-level academic achievements
  • Able to demonstrate the drive and initiative that help to make a strong leader
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as these are needed to inspire others in an international business environment
  • Strong linguistic capabilities
  • Well-rounded personality formed through different life experiences and extra-curricular activities
  • Make sure your CV accurately reflects your life-experiences and achievements.

Impress us in your application and we'll follow up with an ability test and interview to determine your suitability for a place on the course. 


Push yourself to the limits

On the course you’ll work in small teams, competing against others in simulated technology roadmap scenarios, determining strategic technology directions and investing in key technology developments. We’ll provide feedback on the impact of your team’s decisions so you can modify your thinking accordingly. Along the way, we’ll throw in a few disruptive events to see how you react. It’s several years’ worth of business experience packed into three days and as close to the future as you can get. You’ll have to use your leadership skills and powers of persuasion to the full if your team is to succeed, but you’ll also have ample opportunity to present your personal opinions on what went right and what went wrong and to prove that you have the drive and ambition to get a top technology job.


The fast track to career success
As a successful graduate of the Technology Business Course, you will be offered a position in Philips that truly reflects your ability to identify and assess the impact of new technologies, steering future product development in the right direction to achieve market success. Within a few years you're likely to find yourself in one of Philips’ worldwide technology competence centers, helping to build new businesses from new technologies or working as one of our global technology managers. Whether you opt for a career path in technology, technology management or a mixture of both, you'll have access to an unsurpassed program of personal development and further education - putting you firmly on the road to CTO status within the global Philips organization.


At this moment no Technology Business Courses are scheduled for 2009. Please check our technology vacancies and apply for a challenging career with Philips.