Are you an experienced professional looking to advance your leadership creativity and your innovation management competencies? Would you like to accelerate your career as a leader in a global business environment?
Innovation management is a quickly emerging field with a growing demand – especially now that experts have linked innovation to resiliency. In this programme, you’ll study with top faculty members from triple-accredited Audencia Business School and gain insights from the brightest innovators around the world. The Master of Science in Innovation Management gives you training in how to:
|DEGREE EARNED||Master of Science (MSc) in Innovation Management|
|LANGUAGE||English and Chinese|
|PROGRAMME START||Early May 2021|
|DURATION||18 months, part-time|
|LOCATION||Programme is based in Nantes, France, with some study in Shenzhen, China, as well; courses will be held on-site, with small class sizes and safety measures for COVID-19|
Prepare for an advanced and creative business career in any sector of international management. Your programme is built on exciting new research and practice in innovation and responsible management. Each module is designed specifically for this programme and mirrors your future professional life in innovation for business, with a focus on:
Because Audencia is amongst the best-ranked and most corporately connected business schools in Europe, the quality of your education is high. Achieved by only 1% of business schools, Audencia holds triple accreditation from all top international academic accreditation bodies – EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.
Join us in Nantes, recognised by countless organisations and publications as one of the best places to live in France.
During this module, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the foundational principles of international management and develop relevant skills in problem solving and innovation.
At this point in the programme, you will develop the ability to identify and (re)design innovation processes for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Courses include:
Your final course-based module, module three will prepare you with key analytical approaches to use in strategic management decision making. Courses include:
Academic and practical
During this final module, you’ll be able to dedicate your time to writing your master’s dissertation. This written work is both academic and practical, allowing you to showcase what you have learned and how you plan to apply it. You may elect to write your dissertation in collaboration with a company or take a research-based focus.
You’ll be matched with a supervisor who will provide personal guidance throughout the life of your project.
You will have tutorials with your supervisor, but the bulk of your work will be self-managed. Your project is a substantial piece of individual work that requires extensive initiative and independent learning.
At the end of this period, you’ll give an oral presentation and “defend” your dissertation (answer questions about your ideas and findings) for a jury made up of Audencia faculty.
Our reputation, quality and network provide you with training from the best in both industry and academia. The knowledge, experience and vast network you’ll gain will prepare you to lead in innovation management.
Audencia is amongst the elite 1% of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. A world leader in corporate social responsibility, we were the first French business school to adhere to the UN’s Global Compact and sign the Principles of Responsible Management Education, which we also helped define. We bridge the gap between passion and business, pairing creativity with meaningful and effective action.
Through our network, you’ll work with faculty members who have extensive industry experience, researchers who specialise in a diverse range of fields and corporate partners in need of real solutions. We’re constantly developing innovative collaborations that expand our network, such as our alliance with other leading institutions in Nantes that unite and enrich engineering, management, architecture and creativity.
Shenzhen is a hub of finance and industry. Shenzhen’s GDP has grown (on average) 20.7 percent each year over the past 40 years. While its GDP per capita started at less than $1,000, it has now reached $30,000 dollars.
One of the first schools to be established jointly in China by a French business school and a Chinese university, Shenzhen Audencia Business School (SABS) brings together leading minds in international business and management. It is run collaboratively by Audencia Business School of France and Shenzhen University of China, two highly ranked institutions with a history of global engagement.
Enjoy life where the Pearl River meets the South China Sea. Shenzhen is energetic and metropolitan, with a highly international population of 12 million. One of the most innovative cities in China, Shenzhen has all the perks and amenities of a megacity while also offering a vast range of wildlife reserves, botanical gardens and public parks. It is one of China’s top tourist destinations as well as an international centre of finance, technology and logistics. Learn more about life at SABS.
Faculty members at Audencia are incredibly diverse, with 50% of professors representing 27 countries outside of France. Many have backgrounds in industry; their work is published in internationally recognised academic journals and business publications and they regularly act as consultants to a wide range of business entities, including start-ups, non-profits, NGOs, SMEs and multinational corporations.
All faculty members work within the frame of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and innovation, advancing responsible best practices for the business world. Areas of expertise are many and typically fall into one or more of the following centres of excellence and research departments:
Centres of excellence
The Master of Science in Innovation Management gives you the training and experience you need to move into a more strategic and innovative role within an executive global setting. Depending on the direction of your thesis and professional experience, this programme prepares you to climb within your current company, accept a management position at another company or start your own company as an entrepreneur.
Examples of positions this degree prepares you for include:
Through the Master of Science in Innovation Management you’ll strengthen your global network of peers and professionals. Audencia is highly international, boasting partnerships with 175+ corporate partners and 190+ global academic partners. At Audencia, 34% of students come from outside of France, representing 100+ countries.
During this programme, you’ll meet and work with professionals from a range of companies and organizations. A roster of guest speakers and industry partners will contribute to your learning and assessment activities. This offers you the chance to network with other industry professionals throughout your programme.
Audencia also has a business incubator available to programme graduates interested in pursuing entrepreneurial goals.
Join the nearly 22,000 Audencia alumni working in 110 countries. Audencia Alumni includes 22 professional and cultural clubs in France and 29 international chapters. You’ll be in good company, as over 2,000 of our alumni have become CEOs.
The alumni association will help you connect with other professionals and executives and provide additional development and networking opportunities to support your goals.
Join us! Here is a breakdown of everything you’ll need to make it smoothly through the application process. Admissions are open until 10 April.
Master of Science in Innovation Management
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin your application. Application deadline is 10 April.
You will be required to submit the following documents:
Please contact our admissions office with further questions.
Master of Science (MSc) in Innovation Management (2021-2022)
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