M.Sc. Innovation, Strategy and EntrepreneurshipGrenoble Ecole de Management
For the past 30 years, Grenoble Ecole de Management* (GEM) has developed its role in France and abroad as a leader among French business schools.
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||€ 18300|
|Start Date||September 2016|
|Application Fee||₦ 20500|
Program duration : One academic year (on campus) + project (12 months)
Entry requirements : Bachelor or Licence level degree
Degree level : Master
The aim of the MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship is to provide a framework and a toolkit for future managers and entrepreneurs to identify, assess and manage business opportunities in either their own companies or in existing organizations.
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.
A WORD FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Innovation and Entrepreneurship are everywhere in our daily lives: smart cities, internet society, the digital economy, big data and design thinking, to name only a few. The consequences are huge: we will no longer buy – we will use! We will no longer manufacture - we will print with 3D printing!
After the Internet of People with mobile internet technology and applications, the next wave will be the Internet of Things called : IoT with news applications, new behaviors, and above all new business models. You have to discover and learn the causes and impacts of IoT in the next decade.
The MSc in Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship is a convergent Master-level program designed for students who want to prepare themselves for the tectonic shift in the way we live and work. Companies and organizations, already responding to the challenges of tomorrow, project hiring graduates who have learned to navigate through the new landscape of innovation and strategy. See the opportunities got by the graduates in Employability section.
If you want to broaden your theoretical knowledge while gaining practical experience in the working world, network with today's leading industry experts and tomorrow's game-changers, create your own business or help companies face tomorrow's challenges head-on, this program was designed for you! You will be challenged by an intensive, rigorous curriculum, taught by acclaimed academics and professional experts, and learn from your fellow students – a truly international group – through teamwork and intensive real-life case studies.
If you are ready to embark on this adventure and be part of this unique experience in Grenoble, heart of the French Alps and France's capital of innovation and entrepreneurship, come and join us!"
Marie-France Derderian, MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrpreneurship Program Director
This program is designed for recent graduates from any background as well as managers or entrepreneurs willing to develop and manage technological and business opportunities.
- Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject with a good grade average
- No past work experience necessary
- Fluency in English - see test requirements below.
- The GMAT is not required for this program.
To apply for this program candidates must complete the online application and include scanned copies of all original supporting documents. All documents must be in English, or be submitted with a certified translation into English if written in an another language.
- 3 short essays
- Scan of passport
- Internationally recognized passport picture
- Fluency in English (TOEFL, PTE, IELTS or CPE):
- TOEFL: computer-based: 240 / IBT: 94 (minimum score of 22 in each band) / paper-based : 587. (Institutional/ITP TOEFL not accepted.) TOEFL Institution code: 8973.
- IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
- Cambridge Proficiency Exam : A,B,C
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a minimum of 63.
- TOEIC is not accepted.
- Please note that GMAT and English test scores must be communicated to GGSB by the beginning of July for September programs and by the beginning of November for January programs
- Official copy of latest degree or diploma
- University transcripts: front/back with grading scale
Please note that for your initial application we ask only for copies of documents. If you are accepted, we will then request the original certificates or certified copies. These may be either sent by post or brought in person when you begin the program. This request will be made in your acceptance letter.
To ensure GGSB is the right fit for you, you may be asked to participate in an interview. You will be notified if an interview is necessary after the Admission Board meets.
Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please consult rolling admissions deadlines.
Note: All academic qualifications, including those earned at GGSB, are recognized at the discretion of each country or university. Students seeking admission to a further course of study or who wish to work in another country after their GGSB program may need to have their GGSB degree certified through a process specified by the receiving authority. Before starting a GGSB program, students who know that they want to work or study in another country or university are advised to verify whether their intended GGSB degree will be recognized.
PROGRAM AND MODULES
In addition to its proximity to research-intensive, international companies (STMicroelectronics, Hewlett-Packard) and scientific organizations (the micro and nanotechnology innovation center GIANTMinatec - 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.
Students will be required to attend the program full-time for one academic year from September to June the following year.
Following the classroom portion of the program, students will complete a Final Management Project on a topic of their choice related to the program content. Students may complete the project while participating in an internship or full-time employment.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT AND THE CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT
Finance for Managers
Cross Cultural Communication and Negotiation
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Issues in Business
Managing IT for Success
Leadership, Team Building and Managerial Creativity
Legal Environment of International Business
Accounting for Managers
Introduction to Innovation
Creativity and Innovation
Innovation Through Design
Marketing High Tech and Innovation
Managing Business and Innovation Networks
Microeconomics of Competitiveness (Harvard)
Mergers, New Acquisitions and Restructuring
Strategic Marketing and Marketing Planning
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
New Venture Business Planning
Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities
Small and Family Business
Digital Marketing for Entrepreneurs
*Content subject to change.
At the end of the classroom portion of the program, each student will be required to complete a Final Management Project of approximately 20,000 words in length under the guidance of a GGSB professor.
In order to successfully complete the Final Management Project, students are required to address a particular research question or knowledge gap in their field of study.
This research should be business-oriented and coherent with the program’s objectives. A student may choose to write the Final Management Project on a topic grounded in his or her 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 partnerships 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 GGSB coach.The Live Business Cases are launched by a briefing given by the company.
LIVE BUSINESS CASES WILL COVER:
Innovation, entrepreneurship, and management issues from an integrated, holistic perspective.
A capstone opportunity for students to apply theoretical principles from coursework and lectures.
AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE BUSINESS CASE, STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
Build a company analysis
Select and apply a methodology, and make useful and efficient recommendations.
Understand the Business Development process
Provide critical analysis
Make strategic decisions
Work in a small multicultural group under time constraints
Produce compelling written and oral presentations
Demonstrate communication, negotiation and leadership skills
At the end of the seven-month Live Business Case, each group will produce a written report and make an oral presentation to the Jury and other groups from the program. The Jury consists of the company coach, the school coach, and the program director.
“GGSB’s MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship exceeded my expectations. This is a rigorous program taught by experienced professionals in a highly international setting. I turned down offers from U.K. business schools to attend this program, and I am learning a lot from this unique, challenging experience.
I am particularly satisfied with the program organization: the coordinator is accessible, friendly, and open to feedback, and GGSB’s administrative teams helped make the transition to a French school smooth and effortless.
Students in this program have benefited from a surprising amount of professional exposure, with company visits and networking opportunities that broaden academic and professional perspectives. This personal touch distinguishes the MSc ISE from similar programs at other schools.
All in all, the MSc ISE has the makings of a world-class program with solid academic and intellectual foundations, enhanced by a team of capable, international professors. This is definitely a program for budding technologists, entrepreneurs, and those who aspire to work in the businesses of tomorrow.
Augustine, 29, Singapore
MANAGERIAL CREATIVITY : A METHOD OF SELF MANAGEMENT BY THE STUDENTS
This course/workshop is an introduction to all group assignments to be carried out all through the year. In order to help you to be efficient when working in small groups, you need to know not only your personal strengths and improvement points but also those of your class.
By discovering them during this course, you will be able to imagine together how to leverage the strengths of your class and how to manage your improvement points. You have to manage the classroom as a company, so we will appoint different representatives in charge of the main aspects of the construction of the class as a performing team: event manager, class representative, timekeeper, project leader, MSc community leader, and Alumni communication and coordination manager. These representatives and their teams will draft an action plan for the coming year.
Foreign language skills are essential in business today and the program is taught in English but provides the possibility to learn a foreign language at the same time. No prior knowledge of French is required to attend the program. Non-French speakers may study French. Native and fluent French speakers will have the possibility to choose from Spanish or Chinese. The language component is not compulsory.
FULL PROGRAM FEES
Fees to be paid by student
: 18,300 Euros for 2 years
Fees cover tuition, project supervision and access to all GGSB facilities. The cost does not include accomodation and meals.
An administrative fee of 250€ is charged for student services in Year 1 and a further 250€ for student card renewal in Year 2.
Fees are subject to change. Please verify program fees each year before the beginning of the school year.
Note: MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship students are not eligible for CROUS scholarships.
The students following the MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship generally wish to prepare for careers as:
B to B Product Managers
Or in the following fields:
High Tech IT
Graduates of the MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship program hold positions in a variety of sectors all over the world:
Guillermo, Venezuela: Product Manager - Organizacion Palo Alto
Huwein, China: Project Manager, Reverse Innovation - Biomerieux
Amit, UK: EMEIA Product Marketing - Apple
Alexandre, France: Business Analyst and Pricing Expert - Schneider
Nikolay, Russia: Analyst - International Innovation Nanotechnology Center
Nikos, Greece: Business Developer - Intralot
Agostino, Canada: Associate - Kachan and Co.
Mayur, Singapore: Executive Business Development - Adnai Mining
Khodor, France: Digital Marketing Manager - Eurocopter
"The MSc ISE and its practical, real-world experience helped me tap into another professional domain and shift my career path.
As a working professional with several years in the field of marketing and communications, I lacked the engineering background of many ISE students. I felt that this put me at a disadvantage for switching to an innovation path. However, I was able to use the experience gained through my courses and the Live Business Case to successfully complete an internship with a French company. I found that I was well prepared for my internship topic, which dealt with reverse innovation in emerging countries with a focus on China, India, and Brazil, thanks to the ISE program courses.
The program design allowed me gain concrete skills that aided my transition from a marketing and communications path to an innovation and strategy path. This would have been challenging without the preparation this program gave me. The connections I made at GGSB are also important. You never know when you’ll have the opportunity to do business with a former classmate or professor!
I am excited about my new field and really appreciate the opportunities I had through the MSc in Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship. This is a program with a bright future!"
Huwein Zheng, 26, Shanghai - China