Eligible for the HEC Paris Executive MBA

Executive Certificate

Innovation & Social Business

Design new business models and foster innovation

Over the past few years, a growing number of corporations have started to explore inclusive business models as a way of expanding their traditional markets. If you want to find out what Inclusive Business can bring to your organization, then this could be the program for you. Our goal is to to enable you to discover new ways of developing business that have real social impact

In both emerging and developed countries

For multinationals, entrepreneurs and SMEs.  




Engaging in social business is beneficial to a company because it leverages on business competencies to address social issues, involves one-time investment with sustainable results, and produces other positive effects such as employee motivation and improved organizational culture.” 

— Muhammad Yunus



The program will enable you to:

Understand what innovation and social business mean in practice in emerging economies

Acquire the necessary tools to carry out an in-depth analysis of the mass market in emerging countries and new emerging market strategies

Learn how to encourage and promote frugal and reverse innovation

Develop new value propositions that meet the needs of emerging market consumers more effectively

Academic Director(s)

David Ménascé

Senior Lecturer, HEC Paris

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Program Content 

Consists of two 5-day sessions


Session 1

Innovation and social business from a Sub-Saharan African perspective 

Cape Town, South AFrica

Session 2

Innovation and social business from an Indian perspective

Bangalore, India

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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 and senior managers with an international mindset who want to become the next generation of socially aware business leaders in the rapidly changing and emerging world economy.

Training costs

15950 € excl. VAT

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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

Professor insights

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Differentiation & innovation through services

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.

Roseline Dieudonné

Senior Manager in charge of Practise Management System, KPMG


The program reinforced my international strategic vision and social networks.

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.


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