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The HEC Paris MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSIE) is composed of two distinct parts. In part one, you will complete a fundamental phase of online study.

PART I : 10 FUNDAMENTAL COURSES - OVER 6 MONTHS
These online foundational courses enable participants to acquire the skills needed 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
• Strategic Management of Innovation

In part two, you will complete a project-based curriculum taught by HEC Paris faculty. The key objective is to help you transform ideas into business reality, culminating in a final pitch. The project-based part of the program enables you to apply theories and practical expertise gained during the program to developing a new product, brand or organization. You will work on a team project (idea chosen by the team) from initial conception to commercialization, mentored by seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders.

PART II : 10 PROJECT-BASED COURSES - OVER 12 MONTHS
The Degree part of the program, based around 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 Negociations
• Scaling Up Operations
• Managing the Performance of a Growing Enterprise
• Business Model Innovation with the Odyssey 3.14 approach
• Intellectual Property Law for New Businesses
• Entrepreneurial Finance
• How to Create a Business Plan
• Private Equity and Venture Capital

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Upon graduation, you’ll be able to:

  • Develop innovative and high-potential commercial opportunities
  • Drive innovation and business development
  • Develop products or services in a start-up context or within an existing organization
  • Work effectively in teams to plan and execute complex business initiatives

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You can earn a career credential and credit towards the MSIE degree with a MasterTrack™ Certificate program. If admitted to the full MSIE program, you won’t need to repeat any assignments you’ve completed.

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• Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship - 6 courses
Cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset while earning a career credential. Learn the skills needed to develop intriguing business ideas and bring them to market.
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• Entrepreneurship Strategy: From Ideation to Exit
This course covers in the chronological order each defining step of an entrepreneurial project.
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Program Length

The HEC Paris MSIE degree is comprised of 20 courses, which will take 18 months to complete, at an average of 20 hours per week.

The degree experience includes

Online learning: The same kind of courses found on campus, with the flexibility to learn anywhere at anytime.

Interactive: Collaborate with a global network of classmates, instructors, and alumni.

Engaging: Innovative courses with lectures from some of the world’s best instructors and hands-on projects.

Career-focused: Practical courses designed to help you master skills and apply them to your career right away.

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