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.
The program is aimed at :
Professionals with at least 8 years of professional experience, wishing to prepare for a career in business as an 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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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.
In this part of the program the participants work on a team project, which enables them 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.
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.
The admissions process for the Executive 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.
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Applicants for the degree program must have: bachelor's degree, 8 years work experience and English proficiency. Applicants will also be asked to submit a potential project idea. GMAT / GRE are recommended, but not mandatory.
This program is accessible for people with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any specific requirements or to obtain the Public Accessibility Register.
This lifelong learning program, which has a BAC+5 level (European level I/EQF 7), has been awarded a Visa by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research via the CEFDG (Commission d'Évaluation des Formations et Diplômes de Gestion).
The official title of this degree program is: “Diplôme en Innovation et Entrepreneuriat”. You must complete the 120 ECTS credits to obtain the degree.