MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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Programme Description

Overview

Programme Duration: One academic year (on campus) + Final Management Project (can be completed remotely while working)

Entry Requirements: Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject. Fluency in English

Full Programme Fees: € 21,450 (Grenoble Campus) - International Study Trip included! In 2020, Students from the Grenoble campus will travel to San Francisco while students from the Berlin campus will travel to Dubai.

Campus locations: Grenoble, France and Berlin

Language: English

Financial Aid and Scholarships available

Objectives

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.

Why choose this program?

  • Acquire the skills to manage projects across national and cultural boundaries.
  • Develop an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial spirit.
  • Assess the economic and market potential of innovations, ensuring corporate success.
  • Gain the ability to evaluate the strategic role of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances.
  • Develop skills to meet the social, ethical, legal and financial constraints in new ventures.
  • Earn your degree from a triple-accredited institution.
  • Discover and try out the whole process of a start-up creation.

Programme

In addition to its proximity to research-intensive, international companies (STMicroelectronics, Hewlett-Packard) and scientific organizations (the micro and nanotechnology innovation centre 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.

Programme Content*

The first year of the Master is a full-time year in Grenoble or Berlin. Students will be required to attend the program full-time for one academic year from September to June the following year.

Year 1 - Campus Year

The first year of the Master is a full-time year in Grenoble or Berlin. Students will be required to attend the program full-time for one academic year from September to June the following year.

Introduction Session

General Management and the Corporate Environment

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Insight into Digital
  • Intercultural Management
  • International Negotiations
  • Leadership, Teambuilding and Managerial Creativity
  • Legal Environment of International Business
  • Managerial Economics
  • Project Management
  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Digital Analytics

Innovation Management

  • Digital Transformatin in Business
  • Introduction to Innovation
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Innovation and Design Thinking

Strategy

  • Strategic Management
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
  • Strategic Marketing and Marketing Planning

Entrepreneurship

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Business Planning
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities
  • Small and Family Business

*The content of the program may be adapted from year to year to take into account the needs of industry. Class attendance is compulsory.

Year 2 - Final Management Project

At the end of the one-academic-year full-time part of the program, each student will be required to complete a Final Management Project of approximately 15,000 words in length, under the guidance of a tutor. This is an applied or theoretical research project that can be completed at a distance and in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship. To successfully complete the Final Management Project, students are required to address a particular research question or knowledge gap in their chosen field of their study. This will be business oriented and coherent with the program's objectives. A student may choose to write their project on a topic grounded in their 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.

International Study Trip

This one-week innovative and entrepreneurial study trip abroad provides students with an in-depth perspective into one of today’s most influential economies. Students participate in lectures and company visits to gain insights into business practices in the field of innovation.

In 2020, Students from the Grenoble campus will travel to San Francisco while students from the Berlin campus will travel to Dubai.

Top Employers of our MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship Graduates

Adnai Mining, Apple, Biomerieux, Centigo, Eurocopter, International Innovation Nanotechnology Center, Intralot, Kachan and Co., N26, Nissan, Oracle, Salesforce.com, SAP, Schneider, The Retail Performance Company, Toyota

Examples of MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship Graduate Positons

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

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."

Last updated October 2019

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