Master Innovation and Entrepreneurship

ESCP Europe Business School

Application deadline: 14th January, 2013
Tuition fee:
  • € 15,400 / Year (EEA)
  • € 15,400 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
  • French
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation are at the heart of the economic renewal of a society. Becoming an entrepreneur is a natural step for most but also a difficult decision as it is more than a job, it is a “way of life”.After completing the Specialized Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, participants have an indepth perspective that allows them to design, build and oversee development projects in their careers. This Specialized Masters program is managed and taught by professors and professionals who are passionate about entrepreneurship and who share a great number of tools and field experience. For many, this Masters program has been the stepping stone for brilliant entrepreneurial careers.
This Specialized Master prepares high-level entrepreneurs to act in an environment that is frequently ambiguous and uncertain.

Key features and Dates

The ESCP Europe Specialised Masters (MS) are professional-oriented programmes in specific management areas designed for postgraduates with a clear career goal and lead to a specialisation or double skill in response to corporate demand for highly qualified managers.

The Specialised Master is a one-year full-time academic programme designed for students holding a first master’s-level academic or professional degree in engineering, business, architecture, medicine, law, pharmacology, political science, the arts, or any other graduate degree. Also holders of a Bachelor degree with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience are welcomed to apply.
The curriculum comprises six months of full-time coursework including an international seminar, followed by a company placement lasting at least four months and the completion of a professional thesis to be remitted at the end of the programme. Courses are taught in English and the national language of our respective campuses.



Our programme targets your expertise

The programme’s objective is to enable participants

  • to initiate and provide structure for an entrepreneurial activity,
  • to start a company,
  • or manage a new activity within an existing structure (intrapreneurship activity).

This full-time curriculum is spread over one year divided into 3 terms as follows:

  • 2 terms of intensive courses - September to December; January to March. An international seminar abroad is included
  • 1 term of professsionalization from April to December:
    • a company placement of at least 4 months, and
    • a professional thesis defended orally to a committee between early November and mid-December the year following the September intake.

Participants have to be proficient both in French and English.

Course modules

The course is centred round three basic components:

  • The student’s entrepreneurial project, which serves as a backbone for his/her coursework
  • A solid support system that includes:
  • Role plays with business angels based on the business plan
  • An academic “pre-incubator” to nurture the best business plans and support the launch of the most promising projects developed by Specialized Master students.
  • Corporate world professional coaches
  • Entrepreneurship projects:
    • "Innovation & Entrepreneurship Awards": awards the best project of 2010 class
    • "Accenture Awards" in partnership with BFM
    • "Prix de la Stratégie d'entreprise" in partnership with Les Echos
  • Real-life cases
  • CEO Talks
  • Office hours
  • Coursework on the fundamentals of management, marketing and finance, and cross-disciplinary courses on project management and practical application.

Detailed Modules

  • Entrepreneurial Finance
    • Financial modelling
    • Accounting
    • Taxation
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Opportunity Recognition
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Entrepreneurship Practicum
  • Strategic Mapping
    • Strategy
    • E-Business
    • Technology Transfer
    • High Tech Strategy & Management
  • Venture design: Shaping the opportunity
    • Marketing & Innovation
    • Legal Issues
    • Business cases
  • Leadership
    • Leadership & Entrepreneurship
    • Team Building
  • In-Depth Studies
    • Negotiation
    • Pricing
    • Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurial Applications
    • Entrepreneurial Track
    • Venturing Machine
    • International seminar
    • L’Oreal Life Case Study (or other companies)


  • Holders of a first Master's degree.
  • Holders of a Bachelor degree (240 ECTS) : with a minimum of 3 years professional experience
  • Holders of a Bachelor degree without professional experience (less than 30% admitted)

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.



For the 2013-2014 schoolyear, scholarships depending on both financial need and merit will be granted to the students in the Specialized Master programmes.

Only students who fulfill the two following criteria will be eligible:

  • students who were granted a scholarship (level 2 to 6 only) based on financial need in 2011-2012 and/or 2012-2013 ;
  • students who are admitted on the 1st list in the ESCP Europe Specialized Master’s selection

The amount of the scholarship is 10% of the tuition fees and will be deducted from these fees. Students will be informed of the amount of their scholarship at the end of October 2013.

For more information, please contact

Registrar, ESCP Europe Campus Paris



Triple accredited: EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB

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