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Executive Education

MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

100% online 

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Language : English

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Program overview

Innovation and entrepreneurship play a crucial role in creating value and ensuring the success and sustainability of companies throughout the world. This is why we have designed this online degree program to meet the specific needs of current and future business leaders in charge of innovation or business development, as well as experienced or aspiring entrepreneurs.


MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Format: Online - 360 hours
Duration: 18 months
Language: English
Cost: 22950 €*

* Net price, HEC Paris is not subject to VAT. Prices, dates, faculty, and program content are subject to change.


The program is aimed at :

Entrepreneur or intrapreneur, a consultant in Innovation Management, a decision-maker for launching innovative projects and making R&D investments, or as a member of the executive team in a company.


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Flexibility, diversity, high-quality interactions, friendship and networking are just some of the assets of the MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In this video, participants share their experience and key takeaways from the program.




Obtain an MSc degree from one of the leading business schools in the world without having to leave your home or workplace

Meet and exchange with respected business people from across the world and successful entrepreneurs online

Work on a real life challenging team project in order to commercialize an idea, product, technology or business proposition



Develop a new way of thinking to capitalize on different opportunities in an organisation or business venture

Learn to create or identify potential innovations

Raise capital and find the best talents, launch and manage rapid growth and reduce risk factors

Bring your ideas to life by working on a team project

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The fully online nature of the program has been specifically designed for busy professionals and is composed of two distinct parts :

- The fundamental courses allow participants to acquire new knowledge and skills without having to compromise their personal and professional commitments. 

- The project-based courses are run in an interactive webinar format and feature personalized support and coaching for the team projects from HEC Paris professors. The aim of the pre-established schedule of the Executive MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is to create a strong group dynamic and an enriching learning experience from the outset. It also makes it easier for participants to work more closely and exchange with their professors and program team.

These online foundational courses enable participants to acquire the necessary skills to scale up a company, boost creativity, manage new product development processes, capitalize on social media for marketing purposes and clearly define business strategy in individual contexts.

Entrepreneurial Strategy: from Ideation to Exit

Building your Leadership Skills

Boosting Creativity

Business Strategy

New Product Development

Design Thinking

Social Entrepreneurship and Change-making

Organizational Design and Management

Marketing through Social Media

Scaling Up Operations

The Degree part of the program, in which participants work on a team project, enables participants to apply all the theories and practical expertise gained during the program to create a new product, service, brand or organization. The goal is to move a team project forward, from initial conception to commercialization during the project-based period. 

Participants will be mentored as a team by a highly experienced entrepreneur/business leader.

Team Working

Developing a Customer-centric Strategy through Marketing

Fundamentals of Negotiations

Strategic Management of Innovation

Managing the Performance of a Growing Enterprise

Business Model Innovation with the Odyssey 3.14 approach

Entrepreneurial Finance

Intellectual Property Law for New Business

How to Create a Business Plan

Private Equity and Venture Capital

Learning and evaluation methods

The fully online nature of the program allows participants to acquire new knowledge and skills without having to compromise their personal and professional commitments, while benefitting from direct interactions with HEC Paris faculty, and personalized support from an HEC Paris program manager. 

The project-based learning activities combine asynchronous courses, interactive webinars facilitated by HEC Paris professors, and team coaching by experience entrepreneurs. 

The learning methods include business cases, action-based learning, project management, models and analysis tools, theoretical and practical presentation, group work, interactive exchanges, tutoring, virtual classes, and distance learning.

The evaluation methods used include application in real-life professional situations, business cases, developing objectives and strategies (Marketing, Business Development, Digital, Financial…), applying concepts in real-life contexts, identifying stakeholders and implementing an adapted strategy (for each stakeholder if necessary) and self-assessment.


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The admissions process for the MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is rigorous but straightforward. HEC Paris welcomes applications from candidates based all over the world. High-quality professional experience in either innovation, new product development, launching business ventures or entrepreneurship, as well as the relevance of your professional project will play a key role in the success of your application. 



Are you interested ?

Applicants for the degree program must have: bachelor's degree, 5 years work experience and English proficiency. Applicants will also be asked to submit a potential project idea. GMAT / GRE are recommended, but not mandatory.

The official title for this degree program that will appear on your diploma upon completion is the MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This program requires completion of 90 ECTS credits in order to earn the MSc degree. This program is different from “Master of Science” degrees which typically require 120 ECTS credits. If you intend to pursue a PhD degree upon graduation or apply for employment which requires a master-level degree beyond 90 ECTS credits, investigate whether the MSc meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying. 



This program is accessible for people with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any specific requirements or to obtain the Public Accessibility Register.


Program Advisor
Nadia Madzharova
Nadia Madzharova
International Program Advisor
Program Advisor