MS Entrepreneur

MS Entrepreneurship

Accredited by the Conference des Grandes Ecoles. Open to international candidates. Specialisation available as a Cooperative Track

The one-year MS Entrepreneurs will allow you to develop your capability to take risks and work in a team, which are indispensable qualities for a successful professional career as a future manager.
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Accredited by the French Conference des Grande Ecole.

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The MS Entrepreneurship programme trains tomorrow’s CEOs and managers, to be able to take up a variety of operational responsibilities, to take over floundering or thriving business organisations, to start their own firms, but also to act as the right hand to senior managers or become strategic consultants

Learning Objectives

  • Developing your autonomy and capacity for adapting Developing new skills in management, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
  • Being able to diagnose and audit a business
  • Managing projects

Strong Points

  • Dual skills in management and entrepreneurship/innovation   
  • A real-life in-company experience via 2 consulting projects, 2 challenges and an internship as the ‘right arm’ of a CEO
  • An opportunity to join the InsIDE incubator (offering acculturation, support, hosting, funding), the School’s institute specialised in innovation and entrepreneurship dedicated to student entrepreneurs
  • A strong professional network thanks to numerous contacts with the world of business


Active learning is the basis of the MS Entrepreneurship programme. During the programme, you will attend lectures and seminars. The programme team values the contribution provided by the link between theoretical knowledge and real case studies, which enable you to develop the analytical skills and detached viewpoint whichare necessary qualities for future "expert generalists".


  • 1 intensive coding seminar, website design, e-commerce solutions in partnership with the Coding School
  • Sales negotiation and techniques
  • Personal development
  • Participating in entrepreneurship projects
  • English

Professional Experience

During the programme, 2 in-company consulting projects, in groups of 3 students, and 2 real in-company challenges, supervised by recognised professionals, are scheduled in keeping with the framework of the HEC Entrepreneurship pedagogical:

  • ‘Starting a Business’ consulting project (6 weeks)
  • ‘Business Development of Innovative Products and Services’ consulting project  (5 weeks)
  • ‘Taking over a Business’ challenge (3 weeks)
  • ‘Turning Around a Floundering Business’ (3 weeks)

1 internship or supervised personal start-up or take over project  ( InsIDE incubator) for 4 to 6 months (April to September)  
If you have a start-up or take-over project, you will be able to take advantage of offers from the InsIDE incubator (for a period of up to 15 months).
A professional thesis must also to be submitted.

Admission process

Candidates are selected on the basis of an application form, followed by an individual interview.

Please use the on-line application procedure

Eligibility for application

The programme is open to students holding the following degrees:

  • Master degree or equivalent ("Bac+ 5" or 5 years after secondary education) 
  • At the Jury’s discretion: 4-year undergraduate degree with 3 years of professional experience (internships excluded).
  • Exceptionally the admissions board may accept applications that do not meet the formal criteria listed above but appear exceptional on other aspects (academic excellence, community work, international experience, internships, etc.)

Admission procedure

  1. Application files submitted are reviewed with special attention paid to the seriousness of the file and the quality of the academic and/or professional profile.
  2. Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview via Skype with a Head of Academic Programme. This interview helps clarify the applicants profile, their projects, their objectives. The final admission decision (offered or denied admission) is communicated a few days after this interview.
  3. Admitted candidates are notified formally and invited to make a down payment, later on deducted from the  tuition fees. This initial payment confirms the candidate's seat in the programme and an unconditional letter of admission is then issued.

In order for our students to benefit from optimal learning conditions, places in our programmes are limited. The number of remaining places is reviewed after each admission session. Whenever a cohort is full, admissions for the programme are closed :

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 admission session is 15 March 2020.

In parallel with their EM Normandie application file, international candidates must also complete the Campus France application file in order to facilitate the visa obtention.

Once the fee down payment has been received, the School will help International students with their visa procedures and search for accommodation.

Career Prospects

After completing this programme, you will qualify for positions such as:

  • CEO
  • Business Developer
  • General Manager
  • Subsidiary Manager
  • Head of Profit Centre
  • Business Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Start-up/Take-over Consultant
  • Project Executive

Personalised Support

  • 2,000 internship offers including 500 abroad
  • 300 Cooperative Track offers among a network of 700 business organisations
  • Regular monitoring meetings with students/business organisations
  • Personalised coaching with the Career Path Scheme
  • An Alumni Network with 17,500 members

Tuition Fees for 2020 - 2021

  • MS Entrepreneurship : €14,500
  • €50 charged to candidates offered admission
  • As from September 2018, you will pay a €91 contribution to CEVC  (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus) by connecting to
  • €575 membership fee for Association Alumni EM Normandie, which will give you access to all their services and a life membership (not compulsory).


Various options are offered to students to fund their studies: 

  • Grants: Campus France
  • Paid student jobs offered by the School’s Junior Enterprise and Jobs Services

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