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MASTER OF SCIENCEEntrepreneurship, Technology and Startup Management



MSc & Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Technology and Startup Management

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CampusUC Berkeley and Sophia-Antipolis
Intake: August
Language: English 

Creating and managing a technology startup

MSc delivered by SKEMA Business School and Certificate delivered by UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

​Programme outline

Technology is becoming increasingly pervasive in our society: according to a PwC survey released recently, technology - including telecommunication and marketplaces - represents close to 40% of the value of the top 100 market valuations worldwide. We believe that deep-tech fields such as AI/augmented intelligence, AR/VR, biotechnology, blockchain, energy
storage, genomics, IOT, nanotechnology, robotics and space exploration, to name a few, will revolutionise our lives in the coming decades.

These booming markets will therefore open countless opportunities for entrepreneurs. However, launching and managing a technology startup does have some specificities. One of the best places in the world to learn how to do this is Silicon Valley. According to CB insights, out of the 1219 unicorns worldwide as of November 2023, more than half are in technology. Six hundred and sixty ones were born in the USA and, of those, about half in Silicon Valley. This is close to twice the number of unicorns than in all of Europe in an area of just 150 square kilometres. That gives an indication of the outstanding ability of this part of the world to manage technology innovation.

UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology​

UC Berkeley lies within this stellar ecosystem and - with 22 Nobel laureates – it is one of the finest institutions in the world. Students will be privileged to follow courses on the Berkeley campus itself with The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology and share classes with some UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students.

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the premiere institution on the UC Berkeley campus for the study and practice of technology-centric entrepreneurship and innovation.​

Why choose this programme?

  • Study for one semester at the heart of the most innovative ecosystem in the world: Silicon Valley and study the second semester in one the leading technopoles in Europe : Sophia-Antipolis.
  • Many classes will include interactions with outstanding founders of fast-growing technology companies at various stages of development
  • Plenty of opportunities to learn about the latest deep-tech trends.
  • Following a robust academic programme which covers the latest innovations and technology trends.

Students will acquire the following skills:

  • Develop your ability to build from scratch and manage a technology startup.
  • Learn to work in teams with scientists and engineers: students following this programme will have the chance to interact both with engineering students on the Berkeley campus
  • Analyse a “technology push” new venture idea from multiple perspectives in order to give it the best chance to succeed.
  • Master the specific skills required to transform a technological invention into a commercially viable product through rapid prototyping and quick market interactions.​

Programme co-directors

Nicolas Servel, SKEMA Business School
David Law, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, UC Berkeley​


​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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