Online Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Drive innovation and develop an entrepreneurial mindset

Discover new business opportunities and lead innovation with an online master’s degree from HEC Paris, one of Europe's highest-ranked business schools. This program will enable you to identify and develop innovative and high-potential commercial opportunities, and is particularly relevant for current and aspiring business leaders who aim to lead business development, drive product innovation, or launch new business ventures.

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Program Objectives

Learn how to:

  • Develop innovative and high-potential commercial opportunities
  • Drive innovation and business development
  • Create products or services in a start-up context or within an existing organization
  • Apply everything you have learned by working on a team project, mentored by leading professors and highly experienced professionals

Key Benefits

  • Obtain a Master’s degree from the #2 ranked business school in Europe without having to leave your home or workplace
  • Network with respected businesspeople, successful entrepreneurs, and classmates online
  • Get team coaching from an experienced business expert
  • Apply your skills to a team project to commercialize an idea, product, technology, or business proposition

Who is this degree for:

This program is designed for professionals in charge of, or interested in, product innovation and business development. Entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs (professionals who want to lead entrepreneurial projects within existing organizations) will also find the program extremely relevant.

This program will help you to prepare for a career in business as:

  • An entrepreneur
  • A consultant in innovation management
  • A decision-maker for launching innovative projects and making R&D investments
  • A member of the executive team in a company
AT A GLANCE
  • 10-16 months
    (Avg. 10-15 hours per week)
  • 20 courses
  • 20,000 EUR
  • Completely online

Start your application

Early admission deadline:

November 17, 2017

Space in the program is limited. Apply early to guarantee your spot and gain early access to materials.


Final Deadline:

December 7, 2017

See Admissions Requirements

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After answering a few short questions, we’ll be able to help you find out if you’re qualified to apply and give you more information about the degree program.

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Academics

The OMIE program is composed of two distinct parts. In part one, you will complete a series of self-paced, foundational courses. These foundational courses will help you identify and develop innovative and high-potential commercial opportunities, understand how to gather talent and capital, and manage rapid growth and significant risks using ethical decision-making skills. The program’s entrepreneurial perspective also provides insight about how to tackle new opportunities in social ventures, governments, and other projects.

In part two, you will complete a six-month project-based curriculum taught by HEC Paris faculty. The key objective is to help you transform your ideas into business reality, culminating in a final pitch. The project-based part of the program will enable you to apply all of the theories and practical expertise gained during the program to developing a new product, brand or organization. You will work on a team project (idea chosen by the team) from initial conception to commercialization, mentored by seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders.

  • 20 courses
  • 10-16 months
    (Avg. 10-15 hours per week)

The degree experience is...

100% ONLINE
100% ONLINE

The same courses you’ll find on campus, with the flexibility to learn when and where you want.

INTERACTIVE
INTERACTIVE

Collaborate with a global network of industry leading classmates, instructors, and alumni.

ENGAGING
ENGAGING

Innovative courses with lectures from some of the world’s best instructors and hands-on projects.

CAREER-FOCUSED
CAREER-FOCUSED

Practical courses designed to help you master skills that you can start applying to your career right away.

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • Success

    Develop innovative and high-potential commercial opportunities

  • Success

    Drive innovation and business development

  • Success

    Develop products or services in a start-up context or within an existing organization

  • Success

    Work effectively in teams to plan and execute complex business initiatives

Admissions

Requirements

Applicants for the degree program must have:

  • a Bachelor's degree
  • a minimum of 5 years of professional experience
  • English language proficiency

Application Process

Our aim is to find out more about your personal motivation and skills in order to understand how this program will help you achieve your professional goals.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but have demonstrated strong academic performance in the HEC Paris Online Certificate in Innovation Management, will be considered for admission and should apply.

The final selection is based on your online application, including written essays, recommendations, and an online video presentation of your project and motivations. In some cases, you may be invited to an online interview with one of the Program Directors.

Admissions decisions are communicated within 2-3 weeks of submitting your application, depending on whether we require an additional interview with you.

Start your application

Early admission deadline:

November 17, 2017

Space in the program is limited. Apply early to guarantee your spot and gain early access to materials.


Final Deadline:

December 7, 2017

About HEC

Specializing in management education and research, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of educational programs for the leaders of tomorrow.

Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris is a founding member of the Université Paris-Saclay. It boasts a faculty of 138 full-time professors, more than 4,400 students and over 8,000 managers and executives in training each year.

#2

Business School in Europe (Financial Times Rankings)

57,000

alumni in 132 countries

445

research articles published in the past 5 years

Faculty

Ambroise Huret

Ambroise Huret

Instructor
Anne-Laure Sellier

Anne-Laure Sellier

Associate Professor of Marketing
Corinne Dauger

Corinne Dauger

Instructor
Etienne Krieger

Etienne Krieger

Affiliate Professor and Scientific Director of HEC Entrepreneurship Center
Florian Hoos

Florian Hoos

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Scientific Director of the Master in Sustainability and Social Innovation
Frédéric  Iselin

Frédéric Iselin

Affiliate Professor
Frédéric Dalsace

Frédéric Dalsace

Associate Professor of Marketing
Giada Di Stefano

Giada Di Stefano

Associate Professor of Business Strategy
Hélène Chanut-Musikas

Hélène Chanut-Musikas

Affiliate Professor
Kristine de Valck

Kristine de Valck

Associate Professor of Marketing
Laurence Lehmann-Ortega

Laurence Lehmann-Ortega

Affiliate Professor
Marc Beretta

Marc Beretta

Instructor
Marc Vanhuele

Marc Vanhuele

Professor of Marketing
Mathis Schulte

Mathis Schulte

Instructor
Pascale Brochard

Pascale Brochard

Instructor
Patrick Legrand

Patrick Legrand

Affiliate Professor
Pierre Dussauge

Pierre Dussauge

Instructor
Sam Aflaki

Sam Aflaki

Associate Professor of Operations Management
Sebastian D. Becker

Sebastian D. Becker

Associate Professor of Accounting and Management Control
Sihem Jouini

Sihem Jouini

Associate Professor of Innovation Management
Stefano Lovo

Stefano Lovo

Professor of Finance
Svenja Sommer

Svenja Sommer

Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
Thomas Astebro

Thomas Astebro

Academic Director and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Tomasz Obloj

Tomasz Obloj

Associate Professor of Business Strategy

Ready to start your application?

Early admission deadline:

November 17, 2017

Space in the program is limited. Apply early to guarantee your spot and gain early access to materials.

Final Deadline:

December 7, 2017

Want to learn more before applying?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes. Students who complete the degree will earn a Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris, the first business school in France to hold all three prestigious accreditations from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Courses in the degree program are taught by the same faculty as HEC Paris' on-campus programs, and graduates will join the HEC Paris alumni network.

  • Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree, 5 years work experience, and demonstrated English proficiency. This is to ensure that students join with a diverse range of professional experiences which they can bring to the program.

  • Yes, strong performance will be considered. However, please note that completing the certificate program does not guarantee admission into the degree program. All applications will be reviewed holistically by the admissions committee of HEC Paris.

  • No. You can apply to the degree program upfront without enrolling in the Certificate first.

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