Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summer Program

Looking for an experience in entrepreneurship and innovation while studying in Paris? This Summer Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which combines theoretical study with hands-on experience, will take place from July 6th to 17th 2020.

IÉSEG Students

Key benefits:

  • Experience a balanced mix of high-level academic learning with exciting social and cultural activities
  • Earn additional credits
  • Enjoy French art-de-vivre while interacting with fellow students from around the world in a highly international environment

Learning objectives:

During the two weeks, students will take courses that are highly customized to respond to the startups’ real-life challenge. They will be introduced to entrepreneurship under conditions of uncertainty, effectuation principles and lean startup. Further, students will gain practical skills to understand, evaluate, create, and ultimately manage effectively the innovation process within an organisation.

 

Program overview:

  • 2 intensive courses taught in English, 40 contact hours
  • 6 ECTS

 

Courses Content:

  • Business modelling, Cyrine BEN-HAFAIEDH (3 ECTS, 20 Contact Hours)
    We will use contemporary tools such as the business model canvas, and value proposition design.
    At the end of this module, students should be able to:
    – Explain the principles of effectuation and lean startup.
    – Describe the components and functioning of a business model.
    – Develop a value proposition.
    – Identify the main sources of failed business models.
  • Managing innovation, Emmanuel DAUPHINE (3ECTS, 20 Contacts Hours)
    At the end of this module, students should be able to:
    – Understand the different typologies of innovation.
    – Analyze the main internal and external sources of innovation.
    – Explain the main challenges of managing innovation.
    – Create managerial strategies to shape the innovation process.

Find out more about Grades and Credits

Application

Prerequisites

The program is open to students coming from ALL DISCIPLINES with a strong interest in entrepreneurship and innovation and a good command of English.

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Application Process

Step 1: Apply online (link) and download your JPEG picture

Step 2: Send the following documents at summer@ieseg.fr

  • Application form signed (after applying online you will need to download and sign the form)
  • Copy of your passport (ID page)
  • Copy of all your transcripts from higher education level
  • Copy of your international insurance (for more information go to the insurance section on this page)
  • For non-native English speakers: copy of your English level B2 certificate (IELTS, TOEFL IBT, TOEIC, Cambridge Exam or Duolingo). More information about B2 level European standard: https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/9._languages_common_european_framework_of_reference_en.pdf

Step 3: Pay the first installment (50% of the total fees) by bank transfer to reserve your place in the program. You will receive an email with the admission response

  • If you are accepted, you will receive your acceptance/visa letter
  • If you are not accepted, we will reimburse you the first installment

Step 4: Pay the second installment (50% of the total fees) by bank transfer to secure your place in the program

Application deadline: April 30th 2020

For more info: summer@ieseg.fr
Students from China and Taiwan may contact Marc Porto at the IÉSEG China office: chinaoffice@ieseg.fr

 

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Tuition Fees

Two Topic-based Courses [40 contact hours] 1 400 Euros*
Hospitality Package** 800 Euros
Administration Fee 200 Euros
Total 2 400 Euros

*Please note, that students from IÉSEG Partner Universities benefit from a 10% discount on the tuition fee (Topic-based Courses).

** The hospitality package includes housing (in single rooms and WiFi) and a diverse extracurricular activities.

IÉSEG Summer Programs Merit-Based Scholarship

IÉSEG School of Management has the pleasure to announce a Scholarship Program for the IÉSEG Summer Programs.

IÉSEG provides merit-based aid for a limited number of its most qualified candidates. The scholarship covers between 25% and 50% of the tuition fee (Topic-based Courses), based on academic merit of the chosen candidate. No financial documentation is required.

Eligibility

The scholarship is intended for students who have been admitted to and attend one of IÉSEG Summer Programs. All applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree‐granting program at the undergraduate or early graduate level. Students in business, management, and economic studies, as well as other disciplines, are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Supporting documents to be submitted with this application form

  1. Personal Statement (500 words): Tell us about your academic interests and discuss any experience or extra-curricular activities that may be relevant. Describe the goals you hope to achieve while studying at the IÉSEG Summer Program in Paris.
  2. Curriculum vitae including all the details of previous experiences and the candidate’s background (maximum 2 pages)
  3. Two letters of recommendation from professors in the applicant’s field of study (need to be send directly by the teacher at summer@ieseg.fr)
  4. Transcripts of the last two semesters (minimum GPA 3.0)

Please submit the full application including all the supporting documents as listed above, by email ONLY to the attention of:

Miss Farah HEFIED
summer@ieseg.fr

Merit-Based Scholarship DEADLINE: MAY 1st, 2020
Any applications or information provided after the deadline will not be considered.

 

Insurance

In order to participate in the IÉSEG International Summer Academy, students are required to have valid individual or university insurance covering them for:

  • medical expenses
  • travel and repatriation
  • Civil liability

(Please send copies of your insurance (in English) along with your application form to the IÉSEG International Summer Academy).

It is highly recommended to check with your insurance whether they will also cover your personal liability during your stay in France.

All students from EU/EEA countries must bring a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), obtainable in their own home countries. Expenses related to dental care and illnesses contracted before arrival in France are not covered.

It is the student’s own responsibility to make insurance arrangements for any accident, illness, injury, loss or damage to persons or property resulting from, or in any way connected with the study period in France.

For more information, please contact us at summer@ieseg.fr.

Summer Programs FAQ

Accomodations

campuseaDuring the program, students are accommodated in single rooms at one of our partner CAMPUSEA, in one of their residence in La defense (5 to 10min walk from the school).

Grande Arche Residence

Rose de Cherbourg Residence

For any other specific needs regarding accommodation, please contact summer@ieseg.fr.

 

Extracurricular Activities

In addition to a busy academic schedule, participants of the IÉSEG Summer Programs benefit from the high-quality selection of extracurricular activities.
(Subject to change without prior notice)

Common Activities to all Summer Programs

Romantic guided Seine River Cruise
The traditional and romantic Seine river cruise is offered to all our Summer Programs students as part of the welcome day. Since the Middle Ages, the Seine river banks form one of the most beautiful urban landscapes in the world. Many of Paris’ famous sights – Notre-Dame, the Louvre, the Orsay Museum, Palais de Chaillot, the Eiffel Tower – are located on the Seine river banks. That will be an exceptional, quick and relaxing way to visit Paris during your first days with us.

“L’incontournable” International evening
The International Evening is a great celebration of cultural diversity. At the same time it gives our students a chance to show their talents. The evening celebrates the culture and diversity at IÉSEG, providing an opportunity for students and staff to share in their cultural diversities through music, dance, poetry, costume and tradition.

Our closing ceremony
An unforgettable closing ceremony marks the end of each IÉSEG Summer Programs. The closing ceremony is followed by a farewell cocktail celebrating a new global friendship network.

Specific Activities per program

You will be able to choose between 2 to 3 elective activities among the potential following:

  • Guided tours of Paris’ districts (Montmartre, Le Marais, Paris left bank, Street art, secret passages, etc.)
  • Opéra Garnier
  • Château de Versailles
  • The Fragonard Museum
  • Bakery class or French Gastronomy class
  • French Cheese testing
  • Day at Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Day at Disneyland
  • Orsay Museum

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Other Summer Programs

You can also continue the program in July by registering to:

 

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