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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.

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.

• Boosting Creativity
• Strategic Management of Innovation
• Organizing for Innovation
• Design Thinking for Innovation
• Entrepreneurship Strategy : from Ideation to exit
• Business Strategy
• New Product Development
• Social Entrepreneurship and Changemaking
• Scaling Up Operations
• Marketing Through Social Media

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.

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
• How to Create a Business Plan
• Fundamental of Negotiations
• Developing a Customer-Centric Strategy Through Marketing
• Managing the Performance of a Growing Enterprise
• Asymmetric Information, Trade and the Internet
• Intellectual Property Law for New business
• Entrepreneurial Finance
• Private Equity and Venture Capital
• Business Model Innovation with the Odyssey 3.14 approach

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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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There are many ways to explore the MSIE curriculum and get started. Begin with a single online course, the full 4-course Specialization, or you can earn a career credential with a MasterTrack™ Certificate program. If admitted to the full MSIE program, you won’t need to repeat any assignments you’ve completed.

Start with your first course
• Entrepreneurship Strategy: From Ideation to Exit - 1 course
Get the whole picture and learn how entrepreneurial ventures work. Learn the skills needed to pitch ideas and raise funds for your projects. You’ll also master strategies for expanding businesses into international markets.
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Take the full Specialization
• Managing Innovation and Design Thinking - 4 courses
This self-paced program teaches you to apply creativity and design thinking to any project or business idea. Go beyond management and apply strategies used by successful entrepreneurs and creative professionals.
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Earn a MasterTrack™ Certificate
• 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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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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  • Save a week’s worth of content for offline access with one click
  • Save and submit quizzes offline
  • View text transcripts of lecture videos
  • Take notes directly in the app
  • Set reminder alerts to help you make progress

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    20,000 EUR
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    18 Months

    Avg. 20 hours per week

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    20 Courses
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    Completely Online

The next cohort starts on June 15th, 2020.

Early Admission Deadlines:
Round 1: February 3rd, 2020
Round 2: March 2nd, 2020
Round 3: April 6th, 2020
Round 4: May 4th, 2020

Final Deadline: June 1st, 2020

Benefits of applying earlier:
• Time to get all application materials submitted on time
• Gain feedback earlier from a personal enrollment counselor
• Secure your spot in the next cohort of students

Questions? Please contact the Program Advisor by emailing or by calling + 33 (0)1 39 67 75 37.

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