HEC Paris


Who is this degree for?

The MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSIE) is designed for professionals in charge of, or interested in, product innovation and business development. Entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs (professionals who want to lead entrepreneurial projects within existing organizations) will also find the program extremely relevant.

This program will help you to prepare for a career in business as:

  • An entrepreneur
  • A consultant in innovation management
  • A decision-maker for launching innovative projects and making R&D investments
  • A member of the executive team in a company

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 MSIE meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.

Application Deadlines

Admission Deadlines:
Round 1: August 24, 2020
Round 2: September 7th, 2020
Round 3: October 5th, 2020
Round 4: November 2nd, 2020
Final Deadline: December 7th, 2020

The next cohort starts on December 14th, 2020.

Benefits of applying earlier:

  • Submit application materials in a timely manner
  • Gain early feedback from a personal enrollment counselor
  • Secure your spot in the next cohort of students


Applicants for the degree program must have:

  • a Bachelor's degree,
  • minimum of 5 years of professional experience,
  • a potential project idea, and
  • english language proficiency.

High-quality professional experience in innovation and/or entrepreneurship, will play a key role in the success of your application.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but have demonstrated strong academic performance in the HEC Paris MasterTrack™ Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, will be considered for admission and should apply.

Application Process

We seek in-depth information about your personal motivation and skills in order to understand how this program will help you achieve your professional goals.

The final selection is based on your online application, plus written essays, recommendations, and an online video presentation of your project and motivations. In some cases, you may be invited to a phone interview with one of the Program Directors.

Admissions decisions are delivered within 2-3 weeks of submitting your application (an additional interview with you may be requested).

How to Apply

Start an application and submit the following documents:

  • A 3-minute online video pitch focusing on your motivations for participating in the program. Highlight examples demonstrating an entrepreneurial mindset during your career. These examples can come from within or outside your current company. Please post your video pitch on YouTube. Participants based in China can use YouKu. Provide us with a public link to the video in your application file.
  • Submit your answers to 7 essay questions regarding your motivations to joining the program and professional background.
  • 2 online recommendation forms.
  • A copy of your university transcripts, a copy of your degree, and resumé (CV).
  • English language proficiency test score (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or CAMBRIDGE). Native speakers of English or candidates who already have a degree from an institution where all instruction was conducted in English, are exempted.
  • If you have completed the GMAT or the GRE, upload your results. Please note, that although the submission of a GMAT or GRE score is not mandatory, scores will be taken into consideration.
  • If you are currently enrolled, or have completed, the MasterTrack™ Certificate In Innovation Management And Entrepreneurship, submit your proctored exam results in order to earn credits towards the degree.
  • Non-refundable application fee of €100.

Learn more and start your application

Class Profile

  • 62 different Nationalities: 23 countries represented in Europe, 15 in Africa, 12 in America, and 12 in Asia.
  • Students average age: ~38
  • Average years of professional experience: ~14
  • 80% men and 20% women
  • 80% are working in a company or large organisation
  • 60% looking to start a business
  • 25% aspiring to boost their career internally
  • Most common job titles: 30% Senior Manager, 25% Director, 15% CEO, President, VP and Founder


Tuition for the complete degree program is 21,950 EUR.

Payments are made in 4 installments:
Installment 1 - tuition deposit of 5,000 EUR due two weeks prior to the start of the program
Installment 2 - 5,650 EUR due on Feb 14, 2021
Installment 3 - 5,650 EUR due on May 14, 2021
Installment 4 - 5,650 EUR due on Aug 14, 2021

Apply by 7 September to receive 10% tuition incentive.

Financial Aid

Financial Resources

To learn more about financing your degree visit the Degrees Financial Resources Hub.

Funding Options
See the HEC Paris website for funding options.

Tuition Reimbursement
Students are encouraged to seek tuition reimbursement through their employer. We recommend that you speak with your manager or HR department to see what’s available to you as an employee.

Payment Plans
Payments can be made in 4 installments of 5,488 EUR each. The tuition deposit of 5,488 EUR is due two weeks prior to the start of the program.

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