Program Content for the MSc in Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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The Master of Science (MSc) in Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship offered by emlyon business school is accessible after a Bachelor minimum (valid diplomas include bac +4 or bac +3). This program enables foreign or French students to acquire a high-level, specialized education aimed at the main functions of innovation and entrepreneurship in companies whose scope is resolutely oriented towards international markets.

This program requires a professional mission at the end of the course for a minimal duration of 4 months (internship, VIE, fixed-term contract or permanent contract).

The goal of this innovation and entrepreneurship course is to foster the development of responsible entrepreneurial leaders through three phases:

  • Term 1: Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Lay the foundations of entrepreneurship and innovation: understand the entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Term 2: Sustainable Business Development
    Expand your horizons: explore the Scandinavian ecosystem and discover the new opportunities
  • Term 3: Securing and Accessing New Markets
    Leverage the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Asia and learn how to implement and grow your venture

Discover the MSc in Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship program content for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Structure programme MSc GIE

First period (August to December) in Lyon-Ecully


You will first follow a core syllabus which will allow you to acquire the fundamentals of management, gain the necessary skill set of international business management and apply it to the industry.


Example of courses:

  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility


After the enrolment and before the official start of classes, you will have access to many of the digital resources available to emlyon business school students during the summer:

  • emlyon business school apps and platforms (Learning Hub, Career Center, etc.)
  • e-learning management fundamentals courses available online


This will help you to get to the grips with the various tools and ensure that your integration is a success, as you will have a busy schedule once the program begins in September.



  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
  • Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking
  • Business Strategy in Action
  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Micro-Economics of Competitiveness
  • Operational Excellence
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Chinese Innovation System
  • Protyping with Fab
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • International Negotiations
  • Finance for Startups
  • Platform Strategy
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Business Analytics

Second period (January to March) at OULU Business School, Finland


  • Building Change Through Entrepreneurship
  • Building Business Through Creativity and Collaboration
  • Customer Behavior Analysis
  • Market and Competitor Analysis
  • Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technologies
  • Venture Growth Strategies
  • Perspectives in Innovation Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Institutional Context of Global Business

Third period (April to June) at the Franco-Vietnamian Center for Management, HO Chi Minh & Hanoi, Vietnam


  • Local Business Environment
  • Global Purchasing
  • Social Media and Mobile Marketing
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business Law
  • Intercultural and Global Management
  • Business Project

Fourth period (July to December) – Anywhere in the world


The Professional Thesis is an analytical work on a topic related to the industry and to the professional experience gained during your internship. This is a great opportunity for you to research a subject which is not only of particular interest, but which has the potential to contribute powerfully to your personal and professional development.


The 4 to 6-month internship is a great opportunity to put your academic knowledge to the test and acquire tangible experience within the industry.


The internship is a great opportunity to put your academic knowledge to the test, and acquire tangible experience within the industry. The school will give you all the support and tools you need to find the right internship for you. Instead of doing an internship, starting directly with your first job can validate this professional experience required to get your degree and graduate from the program.

Rickie Moore Director of the MSc in Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Word of welcome

With the global economy undergoing an expanding transformation towards a more sustainable society in which the interests of the planet are reshaping habits and profits, there is an increasing demand for more sustainable products, services and technologies. Consequently, there is a parallel increasing demand for more sustainability-focused individuals who are prepared to make a difference in society. The emlyon business school MSc in Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship has been designed to meet these demands.


The objective of emlyon business school's MSc in Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship is to prepare professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders who embrace sustainable entrepreneurship as a major driver of the future. This Master of Science offers a global experience, and will allow you to discover first-hand how innovative and sustainable entrepreneurial ventures start and thrive around the world. Immersing yourself in a rich multicultural environment that demands excellence, you will master the fundamental skills and acquire entrepreneurial talent that will be useful throughout your entire career.


If you are ready for the global transformation challenge, if you wish to develop the skills required for success in this highly demanding environment, and if you are desirous of joining the global community of innovative and sustainable entrepreneurs, then I look forward to welcoming you in the program.  
Rickie Moore - Director of the MSc in Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Assessment methods may include case studies, presentations, mock exercises, tests, etc.

The graduation rate for students of the MSc in Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the 2021-2022 academic year is 65.5% (95% of students taking the exam have graduated).