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Master of Science Entrepreneurship & Innovation - one-year programme

SKEMA Business SchoolSophia Antipolis - FRANCE

Field(s) of study: Entrepreneurship
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 0 €
Course cost: 16 900 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Academic excellence scholarships
  • Bank loan
  • Crowdfunding/Sponsoring
  • Government grants
  • International mobility grants
  • Paid internship
  • Payment by a training organisation/Training Leave
  • Payment by my company
  • Personal or family funding
  • Private grants (company, foundation, etc.)

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 30
Places available per academic year: 30

Course length: 

  • 1 year (12 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level+4 years
A Level+5 years



Experience entrepreneurship through action learning

  • Students interact and work with local innovative ventures on: analyses of opportunities, business model designs, business plans, go-to-market strategy implementation, and more.
  • Experience local* entrepreneurs' business lives: students coach management teams of start-ups; students pitch their business plans to juries in realistic contexts, and more …

   Put theory into practice

  • Experience how the latest research on innovation and entrepreneurship is put into practice in local entrepreneurial ventures (e.g. spin-offs from local multi-nationals or research centres).
  • Work as strategic consultants with local businesses putting innovation management theories into practice (e.g. with local innovative SMEs or start-ups).
  • Learn during lectures and tutorials with entrepreneurs.

   ​Benefit from the MSc's partnerships:

  • Local* entrepreneurs and decision makers
  • Local competitive clusters (IT, biotech, cloud computing, renewable energy),
  • Local science parks (Sophia Antipolis, the European Silicon Valley; Suzhou Industrial Park, the Chinese silicon valley)
  • Local incubators (PACA-EST, XJ'-SKEMA …)
  • Local business angels

Students work with these organisations on projects, case studies and research.
*"Local" = Sophia Antipolis or Suzhou Industrial Park and the surrounding areas. 

Courses covered include those on innovation, business opportunities, business plans, product development, marketing, finance, strategy, negotiation, project management, consulting and more…

Course format: 

September to May in courses. May to October in internship and thesis writing.

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Entrepreneur, incubator advisor, executive consultant in strategy and business development, business development manager, business unit manager, marketing and sales manager in innovative start-ups and existing companies, venture capital/investment fund advisor, auditor.

Entry requirements

  • Bac +3 and Bac +4 for Two-Year MSc,
  • Only Bac +4 for MSc in one year
  • A four-year degree or equivalent (or, in some cases: a three-year degree plus substantial professional experience; or for UK applicants only: a three-year bachelor's degree with honours).
  • A good score in one of the following English language tests: TOEFL (580 institutional testing programme / 237 computer-based test and 92 internet-based test), TOEIC (830), ELS (112), IELTS (6.5) or equivalent.
    Note: no English language test score is required for students who have a degree from an English-speaking university. 
  • A GMAT or GRE score will be to the candidate's advantage.

Admission criteria: 

  • Application file
  • Interview
  • Language test score(s)

Course cost description: 

MSc in one year: €16,900 / $19,942 
Two-year MSc: €28,000