Who is this degree for?

Whether you’re an aspiring or active business leader and entrepreneur, you can choose from the paths below to master exactly the skills you need to reach your next career goals.

MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This program is ideal if you’re looking to build a career as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur, innovation management consultant, executive team leader, or a decision-maker for launching innovative projects and making R&D investments. You can also prepare for a career managing small and medium retail export or sales enterprises. Benefits of pursuing an entrepreneurial career path include:

  • working in diverse fields and roles
  • being your own boss
  • enhanced insight into multiple functional areas
  • opportunities to make positive impacts on how people live and work

Executive MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Executive Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed for professionals in charge of, or interested in, product innovation and business development. Entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs will also find the program extremely relevant. In this program, you can 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

Application Deadlines

The degree is offered twice per year with start dates in June and December.

Applications are open for the December 2022 cohort!

Early deadlines to apply:

  • October 30
  • November 15

Classes start on December 12, 2022.

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

Requirements

MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Applicants for the degree program must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience
  • A potential project idea
  • An English test is not required. English proficiency will be evaluated during the conversation with the program advisor, as well as through the essay responses and video pitch.

Executive MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Applicants for the degree program must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of eight years of professional experience
  • A potential project idea or project that you would like to scale up
  • An English test is not required. English proficiency will be evaluated during the conversation with the program advisor, as well as through the essay responses and video pitch.

High-quality professional experience in innovation and 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 you’ll use this program to help advance 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 two-to-three weeks of submitting your application (an additional interview may be requested).

How to Apply

Start an application through HEC website and submit the following documents:

  • A three-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 private link to the video in your application file.
  • Answers to seven essay questions regarding your motivations for joining the program and your professional background.
  • Two online recommendation forms.
  • A copy of your university transcripts, a copy of your degree, and resumé (CV).
  • 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 how to apply and start your application

If you have a disability, the Mission for Disabled Learners at HEC Paris can provide you with support. For further information, please visit our website.

Class Profile

  • 44 different nationalities (20% from the United States and Canada, 15% from France, 11% from India, 6% China, and 48% from other countries)
  • Students average age: ~36
  • Average years of professional experience: ~13
  • 77% men and 23% women
  • 80% are working in a company or large organisation
  • 60% looking to start a business
  • 20% already have launched or started a business
  • 25% aspiring to boost their career internally
  • Most common job titles: 31% Manager, 17% Director, 17% CEO and Founder

Applications are open for the December 2022 cohort!

Early deadlines to apply:

  • October 30
  • November 15

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

Classes start on December 12, 2022.

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

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