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 June 17 to 28, 2019.

IÉSEG Students

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


Academic main topics:

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summer Program Syllabus 2019

Module 1: Business modelling (3 ECTS)

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.

Module 2: Managing innovation (3ECTS)

At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • Understand the different typologies of innovation.
  • Analyse the main internal and external sources of innovation.
  • Explain the main challenges of managing innovation.
  • Create managerial strategies to shape the innovation process.



Entry Requirements

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

Application Process

Admission is based on applications available at summer@ieseg.fr and examination of the required documents.
Application deadline: May 5th, 2019

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


Tuition and Scholarships


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

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

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.


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.

Download the IÉSEG Summer Programs Application

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

Merit-Based Scholarship DEADLINE: MAY 1st, 2019
Any applications or information provided after the deadline will not be considered.



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

(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.

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