Executive Master

Online Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Drive Innovation & Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Innovation and entrepreneurship play a crucial role in creating value and ensuring the success and sustainability of companies throughout the world. This is why we have designed a flexible, online degree program to meet the specific needs of current and future business leaders in charge of innovation or business development, and entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs. The program will enable you to:

Develop a new way of thinking to capitalize on different opportunities in your organization or business venture

Learn to create or identify potential innovations

Gather talent and capital, launch and manage rapid growth and reduce risk factors

Bring your ideas to life through project-based learning




Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice”

– Peter Drucker

Become an entrepreneur


Drive Innovation and develop an entrepreneurial mindset



Our professors and experts will help you acquire the skills and know-how to:

Develop innovative and high-potential commercial opportunities

Drive innovation and business development

Develop 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 top professors and seasoned professionals

Academic Director(s)

Thomas Astebro

Professor, HEC Paris

Discover the program outline 

Program content


The innovative and flexible format of the program has been specifically designed for busy professionals and is composed of two distinct parts. In part one you complete a series of self-paced, online foundational courses that lead to the Online Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. Part two features a six-month project-based curriculum taught by HEC Paris faculty and mentored by seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders. The key objective is to help you learn how to transform ideas into business reality, culminating in a final pitch before a jury.




Successful completion of Part I leads to the Online Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship



Entrepreneurship strategy: from ideation to exit, Scaling up Operations, Managing the Performance of a Growing Enterprise, Marketing through Social Media


Boosting Creativity, New Product Development, Developing a Customer-Centric strategy through Marketing, Intellectual Property Law for new businesses


Business Strategy, Strategic Management of Innovation, Organizing for Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Changemaking


Successful completion of Part I and Part II leads to the Online Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

From Concept to Commerce: Apply the theory and practical expertise gained during the program to create a new product, brand or organization, via a team project. Receive support and be mentored by an HEC Paris expert during this 6-month project.



Design Thinking for Innovation

How to Create a Business Plan


Online Business under Information Asymmetries

(Re-)invent your Business Model with the Odyssey 3.14 approach

Entrepreneurial Finance

Private Equity and Venture Capital


Our partner




We are launching this program with Coursera, the world’s largest online learning platform. This partnership means that you can start the self-paced courses right away on the Coursera platform while also progressing towards the Master’s program, if you apply and are admitted.

Find out more from the brochure

The program is aimed at:
Current and aspiring entrepreneurs, consultants in innovation management, decision-makers for launching innovative projects and making R&D investments and members of an executive team in a company.

Application deadline for next intake : 3rd August 2018

Training costs

20000 €

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For further information, please contact :

Elisabeth Villette

Program Advisor



The admissions process for the Online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is rigorous but straightforward. HEC Paris welcomes applications from candidates based all over the world. High-quality professional experience in either innovation, new product development, launching business ventures or entrepreneurship, as well as the relevance of your professional project will play a key role in the success of your application. 





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Applicants for the degree program must have: bachelor's degree, 5 years work experience and English proficiency. Applicants will also be asked to submit a potential project idea. GMAT / GRE are recommended, but not mandatory. 

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