MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Practical information

Program duration
One academic year (on campus) + project (12 months)

Entry requirements
Bachelor or Licence level degree

Degree level
Master

Full program fees
€ 21,450 (in Grenoble Campus) - International residency included in the price

Important dates

Teaching location
Grenoble Campus

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY WITH A PEDAGOGICAL OBJECTIVE

Objectives

The aim of the MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship's master degree is to provide a framework and a toolkit for future managers and entrepreneurs to identify, assess and manage business opportunities in either their own companies or in existing organizations.

Furthermore it helps and steers them in the start up creation process

The program reflects the realities of the global environment and provides general management courses together with highly specialized modules in the areas of Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

A word from the Program Director

Innovation and Entrepreneurship are everywhere in our daily lives: smart cities, internet society, the digital economy, big data and design thinking, to name only a few. The consequences are huge: we will no longer buy – we will use! We will no longer manufacture - we will print with 3D printing!

After the Internet of People with mobile internet technology and applications, the next wave will be the Internet of Things called : IoT with news applications, new behaviors, and above all new business models. You have to discover and learn the causes and impacts of IoT in the next decade.

The MSc in Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship is a convergent Master-level program designed for students who want to prepare themselves for the tectonic shift in the way we live and work. Companies and organizations, already responding to the challenges of tomorrow, project hiring graduates who have learned to navigate through the new landscape of innovation and strategy. See the opportunities got by the graduates in Employability section.

If you want to broaden your theoretical knowledge while gaining practical experience in the working world, network with today's leading industry experts and tomorrow's game-changers, create your own business or help companies face tomorrow's challenges head-on, this program was designed for you! You will be challenged by an intensive, rigorous curriculum, taught by acclaimed academics and professional experts, and learn from your fellow students – a truly international group – through teamwork and intensive real-life case studies.

If you are ready to embark on this adventure and be part of this unique experience in Grenoble, heart of the French Alps and France's capital of innovation and entrepreneurship, come and join us!"

Marie-France Derderian, MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrpreneurship Program Director


Marie-France Derderian, Program Director on Campus Channel

Program

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY TRIP WITH A PEDAGOGICAL OBJECTIVE

In addition to its proximity to research-intensive, international companies (STMicroelectronics, Hewlett-Packard) and scientific organizations (the micro and nanotechnology innovation center GIANT Minatec - the French Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique and LETI), this program also comes from a top quality international teaching team made up of academics and professionals, thus creating an atmosphere supportive of teaching, learning, creative thinking and research.

The program’s main objective is to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the field of Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

The program corresponds to the realities of the global management environment by offering highly-specialized courses in the fields as well as courses relating to general management and business, thus extending the intellectual understanding of Innovation, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship as a discipline.


Program organization

Students will be required to attend the program full-time for one academic year from September to June the following year. 

Following the classroom portion of the program, students will complete a Final Management Project on a topic of their choice related to the program content. Students may complete the project while participating in an internship or full-time employment.

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities
  • Harvard Course: Microeconomics of Competitiveness
  • Innovation through Design
  • Intercultural Management
  • International Negotiations
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Innovation
  • Leadership, Teambuilding and Managerial Creativity
  • Legal Environment of International Business
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing High Tech & Innovation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
  • New Venture Business Planning
  • Project Management
  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Small and Family Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Marketing and Marketing Planning

*Content subject to change.

At the end of the classroom portion of the program, each student will be required to complete a Final Management Project of approximately 20,000 words in length under the guidance of a professor.

In order to successfully complete the Final Management Project, students are required to address a particular research question or knowledge gap in their field of study.

This research should be business-oriented and coherent with the program’s objectives. A student may choose to write the Final Management Project on a topic grounded in his or her internship experience.

Live Business Cases

During this program, participants will have the opportunity to become real-life business developers by exploring a Live Business Case provided by companies working in partnership with the MSc Innovation, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship program. Students will work in groups and delve deeply into their cases during the seven months from October to June under the supervision of a coach.The Live Business Cases are launched by a briefing given by the company.

Live Business Cases will cover:

  • Innovation, entrepreneurship, and management issues from an integrated, holistic perspective.
  • A capstone opportunity for students to apply theoretical principles from coursework and lectures.

At the conclusion of the Live Business Case, students will be able to:

  • Build a company analysis
  • Select and apply a methodology, and make useful and efficient recommendations.
  • Understand the Business Development process
  • Provide critical analysis
  • Make strategic decisions
  • Work in a small multicultural group under time constraints
  • Produce compelling written and oral presentations
  • Demonstrate communication, negotiation and leadership skills

 

At the end of the seven-month Live Business Case, each group will produce a written report and make an oral presentation to the Jury and other groups from the program. The Jury consists of the company coach, the school coach, and the program director.

Student Testimonial

MSc in Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship“ MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship exceeded my expectations. This is a rigorous program taught by experienced professionals in a highly international setting. I turned down offers from U.K. business schools to attend this program, and I am learning a lot from this unique, challenging experience.

I am particularly satisfied with the program organization: the coordinator is accessible, friendly, and open to feedback, and administrative teams helped make the transition to a French school smooth and effortless.

Students in this program have benefited from a surprising amount of professional exposure, with company visits and networking opportunities that broaden academic and professional perspectives. This personal touch distinguishes the MSc ISE from similar programs at other schools.

All in all, the MSc ISE has the makings of a world-class program with solid academic and intellectual foundations, enhanced by a team of capable, international professors. This is definitely a program for budding technologists, entrepreneurs, and those who aspire to work in the businesses of tomorrow.

Augustine, 29, Singapore

Managerial Creativity : a method of self management by the students

This course/workshop is an introduction to all group assignments to be carried out all through the year. In order to help you to be efficient when working in small groups, you need to know not only your personal strengths and improvement points but also those of your class.

By discovering them during this course, you will be able to imagine together how to leverage the strengths of your class and how to manage your improvement points. You have to manage the classroom as a company, so we will appoint different representatives in charge of the main aspects of the construction of the class as a performing team: event manager, class representative, timekeeper, project leader, MSc community leader, and Alumni communication and coordination manager. These representatives and their teams will draft an action plan for the coming year.

Foreign Languages

Foreign language skills are essential in business today and the program is taught in English but provides the possibility to learn a foreign language at the same time. No prior knowledge of French is required to attend the program. Non-French speakers may study French. Native and fluent French speakers will have the possibility to choose from Spanish or Chinese. The language component is not compulsory.

Careers

The students following the MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship generally wish to prepare for careers as:

  • R&D Managers
  • Project Managers
  • B to B Product Managers
  • Business Engineers
  • Business Developers

Or in the following fields:

  • Biotech
  • High Tech IT
  • Start-ups

CAREERS

Graduates of the MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship program hold positions in a variety of sectors all over the world:

  • Guillermo, Venezuela: Product Manager - Organizacion Palo Alto 
  • Huwein, China: Project Manager, Reverse Innovation - Biomerieux 
  • Amit, UK: EMEIA Product Marketing - Apple 
  • Alexandre, France: Business Analyst and Pricing Expert - Schneider 
  • Nikolay, Russia: Analyst - International Innovation Nanotechnology Center
  • Nikos, Greece: Business Developer - Intralot   
  • Agostino, Canada: Associate - Kachan and Co. 
  • Mayur, Singapore: Executive Business Development - Adnai Mining
  • Khodor, France: Digital Marketing Manager - Eurocopter

Testimonial

Running my own business has always been my dream, which is why I decided to study entrepreneurship.
I chose to do my master’s degree at GEM due to its notoriety in the field of innovation and its consistently high rankings among top business schools worldwide.

Not only was I taught by excellent professors, but the atmosphere among students and teachers was both impressive and enriching, especially due to the diverse mix of nationalities and backgrounds.
The combination of entrepreneurship and innovation provided me a more advanced insight into the business world and in particular the startup community.
 
Many of the professors lecturing on the program are deeply involved in the startup scene, which was a real selling point for me. The Silicon Valley trip was another major highlight, which included visits to major corporations such as Google and Facebook, as well as other leaders in the field if technology.

Overall this program was an invaluable experience that is already paying off for my career path.
The automotive industry has always fascinated me and I am now working at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, selling cars to the region of Latin America.
Furthermore, the knowledge I acquired on the program has enabled me bring innovative approaches to my own family business specialized in real estate.
On top of that I am also working on a startup which I started with a friend I met during the program in Grenoble!
All in all I consider that my time at GEM to be the most important in my life so far and I feel glad that I chose this business school and this program in particular.

Robin Zank

Learn more about what our MSc ISE graduates went on to do after their studies : MSc ISE testimonials

Admission

This program is designed for recent graduates from any background as well as managers or entrepreneurs willing to develop and manage technological and business opportunities.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject with a good grade average
  • No previous work experience necessary
  • Fluency in English - see test requirements below.
  • The GMAT is not required for this program.

Application

Apply here

To apply for this program candidates must complete the online application and include scanned copies of all original supporting documents. All documents must be in English, or be submitted with a certified translation into English if written in an another language.

  • CV/Résumé
  • 3 short essays
  • 2 references (professional or academic)  family members or friends are not acceptable as referees
  • Scan of passport
  • Internationally recognized passport picture
  • Fluency in English (TOEFL, PTE, IELTS or CPE):
    • TOEFL: computer-based: 240 / IBT: 94 (minimum score of 22 in each band). (Institutional/ITP TOEFL not accepted.) TOEFL Institution code: 8973.
    • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam : A,B,C
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a minimum of 63.
    • TOEIC is not accepted.
  • Please note that English proficiency test scores must be communicated to GGSB by the beginning of July for September programs and by the beginning of November for January programs
  • Official copy of latest degree or diploma
  • University transcripts: front/back with grading scale

Please note that for your initial application we ask only for copies of documents. If you are accepted, we will then request the original certificates or certified copies. These may be either sent by post or brought in person when you begin the program. This request will be made in your acceptance letter.

To ensure Grenoble Ecole de Management is the right fit for you, you may be asked to participate in an interview. You will be notified if an interview is necessary after the Admission Board meets.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please consult rolling admissions deadlines.

Note: All academic qualifications, including those earned at GEM, are recognized at the discretion of each country or university. Students seeking admission to a further course of study or who wish to work in another country after their program may need to have their degree certified through a process specified by the receiving authority. Before starting a GGSB program, students who know that they want to work or study in another country or university are advised to verify whether their intended degree will be recognized.

TOTAL PROGRAM FEES: 2017-18

Fees to be paid by student 21,450 Euros for 2 years

Included in the fees:

An administrative fee of 250€ is charged for student services in Year 1 and a further 250€ for student card renewal in Year 2.
Fees are subject to change. Please verify program fees each year before the beginning of the school year.

Policy concerning the refund of tuition fees.

Note: MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship students are not eligible for CROUS scholarships.

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