Eligible for the HEC Paris Executive MBA

Executive Certificate

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Drive innovation and enhance your entrepreneurial leadership skills

Innovation and entrepreneurship are essential drivers of growth and the main sources of value and wealth creation. They therefore need to be managed very carefully and with great discipline in both start-ups and established firms.


If you are an executive seeking to develop your entrepreneurial skills, launch new business ventures and discover best practices for stimulating innovation, this is the program for you.





The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”

– Peter Drucker



The program will enable you to:

Develop entrepreneurial energy and a culture of innovation in your company

Learn how to collaborate effectively with other players and specialists both inside and outside of your organization, and within specific ecosystems

Identify opportunities, develop business plans and capture created value

Fund and develop new business ventures

Academic Director(s)

Sihem Jouini

Associate Professor, HEC Paris

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Program Content

Consists of two 5-day sessions


Session 1

Fundamental skills in entrepreneurship and innovation

Paris, France

Design thinking, recognizing market opportunities, creating customer value, developing business plans for innovative projects, how to fund projects...

Session 2

Innovative management and entrepreneurial leadership in the USA

Boston, USA

Turnaround and harvesting the company, entrepreneurial leadership, innovative business models, open and social innovation...



Research project

To capitalize on the insights and experience of the experts present in the program

Each participant carries out an analysis of an entrepreneurial project of their choice. The hands-on nature of the project enables you to apply all theories and concepts acquired during the program.


Customize your learning journey

This program opens access to:

The HEC Paris Executive MBA 

Credits gained on successful completion of this program can be used towards the HEC Paris Executive MBA (EMBA), as the program is also a specialization within the EMBA. The EMBA selection process applies to all candidates.

Number of program hours




Total number of 

EMBA Hours

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The program is aimed at:

Executives interested in launching innovation or new businesses, either as a new venture or within an established organization
Members or managers of an innovation development team, 
Executives who have a personal start-up project in any area of innovation


Training costs

15950 € excl. VAT

Next session

  • Session 1
  • Session 2

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CPF eligible program
Code CPF 23 98 09
Competency set #4 from the RNCP 21 568

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For further information, please contact :

Barbara Tigre Maia

Admissions Assistant

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Learn in different environments

The  different locations enable you to experience the world of business from different angles and cultural perspectives. You will also be able to take a step back and develop your skills with hands-on training that you can apply as soon as you return to your company.


Learning Ressources

Company visits


Tried and tested for you

  Discover the experiences of current and former participants.

Martine Garnier

Managing Director, MBSVi - Medical & Biological Science Value Innovation


Before the program I was a scientist with business acumen. After the program, I am a business woman with scientific acumen.

Pascal Caisey

Director & Head of Prescription Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim


The project was a great opportunity to develop, lead and implement innovative management opportunities within my company.

Carol Echtebarne

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Cunningham Lindsey France


The program gave me the ingenuity and creativity to think of solutions and carry out business.

Roseline Dieudonné

Senior Manager in charge of Practise Management System, KPMG


The program reinforced my international strategic vision and social networks.


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