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MSc Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Design

SKEMA Business School
Program overview
1-2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Paris
September 2021

Paris
September 2021

Paris
September 2022

Paris
September 2022

Program description

MSc Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Design

The UN expects the world population to reach ten billion by 2050, with two thirds of people living in cities. At the same time, natural resources are becoming scarcer. Access to food, land, clean water, and reliable energy will become increasingly challenging. While this creates material tensions, such a situation also presents significant opportunities to create innovative sustainable industries. According to the Business and Sustainable Development Commission “Achieving the Global [UN Sustainable Development] Goals opens up US$12 trillion of market opportunities in ... food and agriculture, cities,energy and materials, and health and well-being.

Creating radically new businesses and jobs that make profit with purpose whilst addressing economic, environmental and societal challenges requires two key skills: creativity and business acumen. Developing these two skills is the role of the MSc Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Design.

Admission requirements

Two-Year MSc:

  • Eligible to apply: students who hold a three-year university degree or equivalent.

MSc (one-year):

  • Eligible to apply: students who hold a four-year university degree or equivalent + two months minimum of professionnal experience. In some cases, a three-year degree with substantial professional experience can be accepted.
  • Students will be required to reach the necessary level for the MSc before moving to year two.

English language test required for all students:

In some cases, the English test can be waived (for English native speakers or degree holders from an English-speaking country)TOEFL (530), TOEFL IBT (71), TOEIC (810), IELTS (6)


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Program content

Semester 1

Required courses

  • Eco-system of Innovation
  • Building a Digital Business
  • New Ventures & Business Plan
  • Market Research
  • Sustainable Innovation from a Business Perspective
  • Finance for New Venture Management
  • Effectual Strategic Marketing

Two electives from this list:

  • Dreams Hunter program
  • Ethics, Governance and Entrepeneurship
  • Open Innovation
  • Research Methods and Critical Thinking
  • Business plan competition "Challenge Jeunes Pousses"
  • Employability & Career 1

Semester 2

Required courses

  • Sustainable Design Futures, Trends and Innovation
  • Sustainable Design Innovation and Strategy
  • Facilitating Creative Thinking
  • Design Thinking and Human Factors
  • Sustainable Design Leadership
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Innovative Design Contextual Research
  • Discovery and Insight

Two electives from this list:

  • Biomimicry Methodology
  • Applied Theory in Sustainability
  • Foundations of Sustainable Materials
  • Creation of Services, Interfaces and Experiences
  • Service and Enterprise
  • Pleasure-based Approaches to Service Design

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Program delivery

This is a double degree taught in English on SKEMA's Sophia Antipolis campus and on the Sustainable Design School's campus nearby in Cagnes sur Mer.

Tuition fees

  • One year MSc: €25,000
  • Two-year MSc: €38,000

Qualification

Students will acquire the following skills:

  • Master contextual research and collaboration in the field of sustainability Integrate eco-stewardship methodologies with professional scenarios
  • Apply sustainable principles and methods to design innovative solutions that meet the needs of the present while maximising the positive impact on the future.
  • Master the commercial mindset required to transform ideas into new, viable businesses
  • Analyse a new venture idea from multiple perspectives
  • Increase your chances of success by mastering business models and business plans

Continuing studies

There are many examples of successful entrepreneurial companies built using design to create a competitive advantage (e.g. Airbnb or Apple). McKinsey recently reported that large, traditional corporates which are design-focussed companies outperform their peers both in terms of revenue growth and in total return to shareholders.

Graduates of the MSc Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Design will find opportunities to pursue careers as:

  • Entrepreneurs in sustainable industries
  • Intrapreneurs for large corporates which emphasise corporate social responsibility
  • Incubator advisors
  • Business developers in positive impact start-ups

Career opportunities

There are many examples of successful entrepreneurial companies built using design to create a competitive advantage (e.g. Airbnb or Apple). McKinsey recently reported that large, traditional corporates which are design-focussed companies outperform their peers both in terms of revenue growth and in total return to shareholders.

Graduates of the MSc Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Design will find opportunities to pursue careers as:

  • Entrepreneurs in sustainable industries
  • Intrapreneurs for large corporates which emphasise corporate social responsibility
  • Incubator advisors
  • Business developers in positive impact start-ups

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About this institute

SKEMA Business School

SKEMA is a global business school, which creates the necessary material and human resources to deliver an educational program that reflects the global economic environment perfectly. It has seven campuses worldwide on five continents.  SKEMA is multi-accredited – EQUIS, AACSB...


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Why study at SKEMA Business School

SKEMA aims to become the reference for global business schools. We are based on five continents. Our international strategy is to train management leaders in the knowledge economy by developing :

  • A school with one identity on its different sites, with campuses set up in the heart of scientific hubs. The school’s culture fosters an international outlook, excellence and innovation.
  • Multi-site education programs offering mobility, professional expertise and interdisciplinary programs (technology-management).
  • Synergy with the school's local environments both in terms of research and in business partnerships. Cross fertilisation within science hubs (but also among these hubs) that will give an overall view of innovation and the needs for specific skills in the world’s different regions.
  • Systematic involvement of global companies with the school (governance, programs, incubators, research, students).
  • The school is managed according to the values of excellence, humanism, diversity and innovation.
  • SKEMA contributes to the local environment and economic fabric wherever its campuses are located.

Contact info

SKEMA Business School

Avenue Willy Brandt
59777 Lille
France

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www.skema.edu


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