Experience launching an innovative 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 this 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
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