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Research in Management & Innovation

A springboard for an academic career


Programme taught in English at SKEMA and GREDEG in Sophia Antipolis.

September intake.

This MSc is a state-recognised Master 2.

SKEMA students who complete the programme receive an MSc degree
from SKEMA and a master degree from the University Côte d’Azur.

This is a University Côte d'Azur programme taught over a one-year period (Sept. to July).

Who can apply?

Any student who has completed the first year of a European master degree (or equivalent). (more info)


The MSc in Research in Management & Innovation (RMI) offers a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue doctoral studies and a career in teaching and research. It aims to provide students with a theoretical grounding and thorough research skills in a large spectrum of cutting-edge topics in management. 

The programme places a strong focus on innovation in both the organisation and ecosystem contexts. 

In the second semester students design an individual, supervised research project, which they present at the end of the year to the RMI faculty.  

Regular seminars with top international scholars enrich the coursework component and expose the students to the highest academic publishing standards. 

The diversity of interests and methods used by the RMI faculty and doctoral students, all part of the GREDEG research laboratory, creates a supportive research environment. 

This MSc is preparation for a PhD

Students who successfully complete their MSc in Research in Management & Innovation may apply for a three-year PhD programme

The first year of the PhD programme is dedicated to advanced courses and finalising the research proposal. From the second year on, students focus on developing their own dissertation.

Our students are expected to shape their research agenda through interaction with the faculty and their advisors and to present their research at academic conferences. They will also acquire teaching expertise in their chosen fields. A limited number of one-year scholarships are available for this programme for outstanding candidates.

Students acquire relevant skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Ability to conduct a literature review
  • Ability to identify and formulate research questions
  • Ability to design a research proposal
  • Scientific writing and presentation skills (in English)

Research laboratory

GREDEG (Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie & Gestion)

Developed in collaboration with


This programme is co-managed by two professors:

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