Professional Certificate

Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

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Develop your skills in innovation and entrepreneurship

In this self-paced online Professional Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris, the #2 ranked business school in Europe, you’ll learn how to innovate, cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, and develop your business.

AT A GLANCE
  • 4-10 months
    (Avg. 10 hours per week)
  • 12 courses (Approx. 4 weeks each)
  • 5,000 EUR
  • 30 academic credits

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Sessions are filling quickly. Enroll now to reserve a spot in the next session. You will be redirected to HEC Paris’ website for payment.

How the Certificate works

This Professional Certificate program includes three topic areas. Each topic area includes four courses and one final exam. To earn the Professional Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, you’ll complete all 12 courses and the final exams. The Professional Certificate is part of HEC’s Online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree, but can be taken independently.
Scaling Up~ 4 Courses

Learn how to scale operations within tight resource constraints, implement a structured management approach, and capitalize on social media marketing.

Creativity and Innovation~ 4 Courses

Focus on creativity and innovation as you learn how to use state-of-the-art frameworks and tools to develop new products and bring them to market. Learn to maintain a competitive advantage and use intellectual property rights to protect your idea from imitation or misappropriation.

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy~ 4 Courses

Learn to engage and incentivize your employees to be as innovative as possible with a hands-on exercise that guides you through developing a social mission and sustainable social impact strategy for a profit-making entrepreneurial project.

Academics

After you complete this series of self-paced foundational courses, you’ll earn a Professional Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris. Courses in the Professional Certificate are offered monthly, and you can take them on your own schedule.

Apply this Professional Certificate to a degree

You will earn 30 academic credits upon completion of the Professional Certificate program. These credits can be applied towards the HEC Online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OMIE) Degree if you are accepted into the OMIE program. The 30 credits earned from the Professional Certificate make up 1/3 of the total credits required to complete the full OMIE degree program.

  • 12 courses (Approx. 4 weeks each)
  • 4-10 months
    (Avg. 10 hours per week)

The Certificate experience is...

100% ONLINE
100% ONLINE

The same courses you’ll find on campus, with the flexibility to learn when and where you want.

INTERACTIVE
INTERACTIVE

Collaborate with a global network of industry leading classmates, instructors, and alumni.

ENGAGING
ENGAGING

Innovative courses with lectures from some of the world’s best instructors and hands-on projects.

CAREER-FOCUSED
CAREER-FOCUSED

Practical courses designed to help you master skills that you can start applying to your career right away.

When you complete this Certificate, you’ll be:

  • Success

    Prepared to apply new ways of thinking that help you find creative solutions to business challenges

  • Success

    Ready to seize new opportunities in your current organization or to start a new business venture

  • Success

    Able to effectively implement new and innovative business strategies

Program Details

Content

All content in the Professional Certificate is available online and through Coursera’s iOS and Android apps, and can be completed at your own pace.

Content Includes:

  • Lecture videos with speed control and downloadable options for low-bandwidth connections
  • Interactive in-video questions
  • Reading items (text and image-based)
  • Discussion forums where you can network with your fellow learners
  • Graded and practice assessments to apply what you’ve learned

Recommendations

Recommended Background:

  • This Professional Certificate is open to all interested learners. There are no required prerequisites.
  • Prior management or entrepreneurial experience is helpful, but not required. The Professional Certificate is designed for any executive or entrepreneur seeking innovative, practical solutions to their business challenges.
  • The Professional Certificate is also recommended for learners who are interested in the Online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, but aren’t ready to apply to the full program yet.

Suggested Sequence:

  • Each topic area includes 4 courses and a final exam. We recommend taking all courses in a topic area before taking the final exam.
  • You can take multiple courses at a time, and you aren’t required to finish one topic area before moving on to the next.

Get Started Today

Sessions are filling quickly. Enroll now to reserve a spot in the next session. You will be redirected to HEC Paris’ website for payment.

About HEC

Specializing in management education and research, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of educational programs for the leaders of tomorrow.

Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris is a founding member of the Université Paris-Saclay. It boasts a faculty of 138 full-time professors, more than 4,400 students and over 8,000 managers and executives in training each year.

#2

Business School in Europe (Financial Times Rankings)

57,000

alumni in 132 countries

445

research articles published in the past 5 years

Faculty

Ambroise Huret

Ambroise Huret

Instructor
Anne-Laure Sellier

Anne-Laure Sellier

Associate Professor of Marketing
Corinne Dauger

Corinne Dauger

Instructor
Florian Hoos

Florian Hoos

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Scientific Director of the Master in Sustainability and Social Innovation
Frédéric Dalsace

Frédéric Dalsace

Associate Professor of Marketing
Giada Di Stefano

Giada Di Stefano

Associate Professor of Business Strategy
Kristine de Valck

Kristine de Valck

Associate Professor of Marketing
Marc Vanhuele

Marc Vanhuele

Professor of Marketing
Pascale Brochard

Pascale Brochard

Instructor
Pierre Dussauge

Pierre Dussauge

Instructor
Sam Aflaki

Sam Aflaki

Associate Professor of Operations Management
Sebastian Becker

Sebastian Becker

Associate Professor of Accounting and Management Control
Svenja Sommer

Svenja Sommer

Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management
Thomas Astebro

Thomas Astebro

Academic Director and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Tomasz Obloj

Tomasz Obloj

Associate Professor of Business Strategy

Get Started Today

Sessions are filling quickly. Enroll now to reserve a spot in the next session. You will be redirected to HEC Paris’ website for payment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The program consists of twelve self-paced courses, each designed to be completed in about four weeks. Your time to complete the program may range from 4-10 months, depending on the number of courses you take at one time. Course sessions are offered on a monthly schedule, and you can easily switch sessions if you need more time or have a scheduling conflict.

  • Yes, strong performance in the Professional Certificate will be taken into consideration. However, completing the Professional Certificate does not guarantee admission into the degree. If you currently meet the prerequisites and are interested in the degree, we encourage you to apply directly to the degree. All applications will be reviewed holistically by the admissions committee of HEC Paris.