MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program

DEVELOP YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT!

  • Format

    2 Terms + Capstone Project

  • Languages

    English

  • Location

    Paris – London

  • Fees

    €8,250 + £8,586.67*

  • Intake

    September

  • Credits

    90 ECTS

Accreditations

Why choose our double degree?

The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree develops students’ ability to critically understand and reflect on the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset in individuals and organisations. At the end of the program, students will be able to evaluate the factors affecting the success of new ventures and drivers of the innovation process. Using action-based learning aimed at offering insight into the complexity of the entrepreneurial and innovation process, students will evaluate problems seeking to respond to real world contemporary challenges.
In addition, students will benefit from the combined expertise of two leading institutions in the area of management studies, located in two of Europe’s finest capital cities: Paris and London.

Course Content

ECTS

IÉSEG PARIS-LA DÉFENSE

30

Technology Entrepreneurship and New Business Development

4

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the field of (technology) entrepreneurship. On the one hand, this course provides a bird’s eye view of the entrepreneurial process in which (technological) opportunities are transformed into value-creating economic activities. On the other, it equips students with a profound understanding of the entrepreneurial decision-making process as well as the role, analytics, and process of operational business-plan writing.

Creative Business Modelling

4

This course is intended as a ‘hands-on’ practical module on business models. It offers students an opportunity to develop and apply specific entrepreneurial skills and mindset that are important for becoming an entrepreneur and/or joining an incubator program.

Design Thinking

4

This course aims to equip students with an understanding of the main concepts, methods, and techniques of design thinking. This is an iterative and problem-solving process of discovery, ideation, and experimentation that employs design-based techniques to gain insight and yield innovative solutions for any type of organizational or business challenge. It is a new efficient approach for dealing with the accelerating pressures for growth and innovation faced by so many organizations today. Design thinking techniques learned in this course are critical for idea generation, problem solving, new product development, prototyping, and management of innovation projects by companies in every industry.

Innovation Management

4

This course aims to equip students with an understanding of the main issues in the adoption and diffusion of innovation, an awareness of the key steps in new products and services development, as well as an appreciation of the relevant skills and resources required to effectively manage innovation processes at both strategic and operational levels. The course introduces students to a variety of approaches based on real-world examples and experiences of leading international innovative firms.

Entrepreneurial Funding

4

The primary objective of this course is to introduce theories, knowledge, and tools for the financing of new and growing ventures. Successful venture growth requires the ability to evaluate ongoing financial performance and prepare financial plans to anticipate funding needs and build venture value. A second objective is to become familiar with the importance of venture capital for entrepreneurs, and how venture capitalists and entrepreneurs can build effective relationships with each other.

Collaborative Project

10

The aim of this module is to give students a real-world entrepreneurial experience. Throughout the semester, groups of students will have the chance to explore the world of startups first-hand by shadowing and/or interviewing entrepreneurs, providing consulting services to startups to address real-life issues, or creating their own startup. Participants are expected to acquire entrepreneurial knowledge and behaviors that support creative solutions and new value development. Moreover, by undertaking this module, students will strengthen their cooperative and collaborative working skills and competencies, whilst raising awareness and appreciation of intercultural and interdisciplinary diversity and differences.

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY LONDON

30

New Venture Creation

The aim of this module is to equip you with the background knowledge on strategic positioning and the more practical aspects of business planning.
You will look at a variety of frameworks for assessing entrepreneurs, products, markets, and industries with a view to understanding the importance of thorough market analysis and research prior to planning a new venture.

Designing Innovation for the Future (Optional Course)

The aims of this module are to introduce you to the importance of foresight and forecasting, with a focus on creative organisations. Teaching will include insights related to the use of effective research methods for trends forecasting and the role of new media and technologies in creating future scenarios.

Corporate Finance (Optional Course)

The aims of this module are to equip students with a working knowledge of the accounting and commercial skills required both to monitor and evaluate company performance, and to understand the financial consequences of business decisions, particularly for relatively small and young firms and to be able to critically assess alternatives.

Institutional Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Capitalism

This module will provide you with an understanding of the institutions underlying modern market economies and of the institutional conditions that enable finance, innovation and entrepreneurship.
The module will introduce you to prominent multi-disciplinary approaches to the analysis of economic institutions and some key methods used for theoretical and empirical research in this area.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
Explain the general nature of institutions and organizations and their role in modern market economies Describe the particular institutional features of property, markets, finance, corporations and states, and their functions in modern market economies, Compare and contrast the diverse and uneven evolution of these institutions in different countries, critically evaluate some prominent but different approaches to the analysis of economic institutions.

Corporate Governance, the State and Development (Optional Course)

By the end of this module you will be able to critically discuss the main theories in the areas of law and finance as well as alternative explanations of the link between law and financial development. We will critically discuss the notion of ‘quality of law,’ the role that the Rule of Law plays in the economy, as well as different measures of legal shareholder protection.
You will familiarise yourself with alternatives to the legal-rational Western system of economic organisation (including relationship-based systems and clans). This will allow you to understand how corporate governance reforms have been used to promote financial growth and what firm-level consequences result from such reforms, driven by the international financial institutions.
Topics addressed in this module include ‘the Washington Consensus,’ the Law & Finance school, legal reforms and the transplant effect, the impact of shareholder protection on stock market development, and shareholder vs. stakeholder models of corporate governance.

CSR (Optional Course)

By the end of this module you will be able to make informed assessments of the range of ways in which companies can shape their environment. We will critically evaluate the nature of corporate social responsibility and how the debate and practice of this issue has evolved over time. You will assess the challenges facing internal and external stakeholders in exerting influence over corporate activity and will evaluate the pressures that lead to national variation between companies and how they shape their environment and engage with a range of stakeholders.

International HRM (Optional Course)

By the end of this module you will be able to make informed assessments of the impact of national institutions on HRM. We will uncover the key elements of national traditions of HRM and why they differ through a careful analysis of how they have evolved over time. We will take a number of case studies to understand the challenges facing companies that manage people across nationally distinct systems, and will assess the current trends in international HRM, including whether patterns of work are converging or diverging.

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

30

Capstone Project: 4-to 6-month internship or work experience anywhere in the world.
Alternatively, students can opt for a consulting project or a thesis.

Workshops and Corporate Events

Alongside the courses, the program includes various workshops and corporate events to further develop your personal and professional skills. These cover a range of topics, such as conflict management in cross-cultural environments and intercultural communication.
Our Career Program helps participants to establish their professional career plan by working on their skills, personal strengths, and using networking tools to be prepared to meet recruiters’ expectations internationally.

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INCUBATORS PROGRAMS

Loughborough University London

Loughborough University London provides access to business coaching and support through its Future Space team.

This includes access to the following:

  • Business Coaching from Loughborough University Enterprise Network staff
  • A pre-accelerator program for early-stage start-ups (FFWD London)
  • The university incubator program ‘The Studio’
  • The Sport Tech Hub, an accelerator, which helps tech start-ups that encourage people to live a physically active lifestyle

IÉSEG

IÉSEG’s Incubator is the go-to place for students and alumni who want to start a business. The Incubator assists entrepreneurs with business ideas who wish to test the validity of their value proposition.

Additionally, there is a 12-month program for those who already have an operating company, as well as an option for those who wish to scale up their venture.

Since the beginning of its operation, IÉSEG’s Incubator has supported 92 startups, which collectively raised over €3.5 M and created 13 jobs.

“The Incubator is a talent pool of energy, created for and by its members. Being part of it means being part of an exciting, collaborative adventure.”
Jacques ANGOT,
Director of the IÉSEG Incubator

Partnerships

A DOUBLE DEGREE WITH LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY LONDON
Loughborough University London is an inspiring postgraduate campus located on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Established exclusively for postgraduate study and research, Loughborough University London combines influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators to deliver one of the best postgraduate experiences the UK has to offer.
Loughborough University London is part of an exciting community of organisations, creatives and educational providers located in a unique area that provides a stimulating environment for students and staff to ask questions, challenge ideas and collaborate with a wide range of inspiring industry partners.

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Élise LANCELOT