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MASTER OF SCIENCEEntrepreneurship & Innovation




​​Experience launching an in​novative business with start-up creators or learn the core skills to join a fast growing start-up or scale-up​

Campus : Sophia-Antipolis 
Intakes: January and September
Language : English
Programme director : Nicolas Servel​

 This MSc is a full-time programme with eight months of courses followed by work experience or a research project.

Entrepreneurship is the art of recognition and exploitation of opportunities. it is valuable within organisations as well as in the establishment of new ventures. Discovering entrepreneurial opportunities requires that individuals not only possess knowledge, but that they also have the cognitive abilities that allow them to value and exploit that knowledge.

Furthermore working for a start-up or a scale-up before launching its own company can be a valuable choice. However, if you want to shine from the start, this does require a specific mindset and some specialised skills.


Why choose t​​his programme 

  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and learn to think differently under the supervision and coaching of faculty-entrepreneurs

  • Experience the steps involved in launching and developing an innovative business with start-up founders and corporate entrepreneurs

  • Anchor entrepreneurial projects in sustainable growth and create meaning 

  • Understand the pace and excitement of working for a fast growing company (start-up or scale-up)

  • Network with talented classmates

  • Direct access and frequent interactions with the program director and faculty​

  • Experience, benefit from, and prosper among the unique resources and opportunities of a global leading centre of innovation: Sophia Antipolis, a technology park home to over 2,000 companies, 38,000 employees from 63 nationalities and close to 10,000 researchers and students.

The value chain

  • Lectures and tutorials with recognised Faculty, entrepreneurs and business angels

  • Active learning by working on innovative venture​​​​​​ projects with entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs

  • Connections with cutting-edge academic research on entrepreneurship and innovation

  • Cross-fertilisation with local ecosystems (clusters, incubators, business angels, …)

  • Students develop their own projects, give input on others’ projects, write dissertations or business plans on innovative topics, share knowledge with start-up creators​


  • Sophia Antipolis local incubators, Sophia Business Angels, competitive clusters (Artemis-Carma, Capenergies, Cercadis, Telecom Valley), Reseau Entreprendre PACA, Pépite Cré@tude PACA-EST

  • Suzhou XJ-SKEMA incubator

SKEMA faculty expertise is also praised by European authorities. As a member of the European consortium Health-2-Market since 2012, SKEMA has been training researchers in life sciences to entrepreneurship and business planning. For more information see the Health-2-Market website​

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SKEMA Ventures

SKEMA Ventures supports students and graduates to design, test and launch entrepreneurial projects on six innovative territories on four continents.



Sophia Antipolis local incubators, Sophia Business Angels, Angels’ Bay Invest, SAAT Sud EST, Réseau Entreprendre PACA, PACA Emergence, students entrepreneurship cluster PEPITE PACA-Est.


About the degree

By joining an MSc, students obtain a master of science degree and the "Diploma of Specialised Studies in International Management" (DESMI), a degree approved by France's Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (master's level. More info - text in French). 

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