Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Postgraduate course in Entrepreneurship for Master students or junior professionals, in partnership with MIP Politecnico di Milano.
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Early-Bird discount (1000€) deadline: 31/1/2019
Brussels & Milan
Solbosch Campus (ULB) & MIP Politecnico di Milano
1 year
every day, 6 months in Milan, 6 months in Brussels.
Monday to Friday
English
€ 16.000
The fee does not include accommodation, travel and living expenses.
Registration deadline: 30/06/2019 | Programme start: 12/09/2019
Deadline for non-EU students: 31 May 2019, for EU students: 30 June 2019

Who is the programme aimed at?

Profile

This program seeks Master students or junior professionals from any academic background who wish to acquire or develop new skills and take their career to the next level. Motivated candidates, with a strong interest in business, innovation and entrepreneurship, appreciating diversity and multidisciplinary activities.

Key admissions criteria

Eligibility criteria
  • Bachelor or Master or equivalent (4 or 5 years of study overall)
  • 3-year Bachelor (180 ECTS), preferably followed by 1-2 years of work experience
  • Proficiency in English is a must

Your benefits

By the end of this Advanced Master, you will be able to acquire the capability to foresee and understand technology and market changes from their inception, introduce and manage innovations both cost-effectively and sustainably, identify new market and social opportunities for new and existing businesses, assess the costs and risks associated to new technologies and new markets.

MIP and Solvay are two top global business schools accredited by EQUIS and AMBA. They are ranked by the Financial Times among the best business schools in Europe and have been recognized as prestigious business schools for decades. MIP and Solvay operate on full scale university campus where you will enjoy real student life and constant, enriching connections with the business world.

Develop your leadership, managerial, organizational and decision-making skills, learn how to think and act as an entrepreneur and an innovative leader and become more prepared and self-confident to face recruiters or to launch your own project.

Experience our teaching methods which are very hands-on and participant-centred. Courses are mainly structured into real case studies, design and experimentation labs, simulations, presentations, group work, field projects and exposure to mentorship and corporate projects.

Classes are intentionally limited to manageable-sized and coherent cohorts (max 35 students), ensuring maximum participation and easy access to the faculty and the advanced masters academic or administration team.

The faculty comprises Solvay, MIP and ULB professors bringing in their theoretical insight and the latest research expertise from their respective fields, as well as top-level practitioners driven by a real passion for education bringing in their practical insight and on-the-field experience. Top-of-the-line guests are also invited for additional workshops or sessions.

Diversity in class in terms of gender, academic background and culture enhances your student experience. By being mobile across different European locations, you will be stimulated to adopt a broader market perspective and to leverage your capability to network and interact with diverse business environments.

Our career service will help you in building your career thanks to our strong connection with the business sector and to our dynamic team who will accompany you into the professional world. From self-assessment to networking opportunities, our team assists you to realise their full potential. Through a wide range of seminars, coaching sessions, workshops, events and other resources, we help you to discover the career path best suited to your personal fulfilment.
85% of our students find a job within 3 months after graduation!

Become part of one of the largest business networks in Belgium, members of which are actually present in more than 65 countries around the world. Participate in the events organized, expand your network and never stop learning and evolving.

Overview of the programme

The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship will help you develop the ability to spot new market opportunities, to design suitable innovation strategies and to build a new organisation, while constantly experimenting your skills and creativity in very different settings.

Curriculum

Fall term in Milan, Spring term in Brussels.

1 FALL TERM AT MIP, MILAN

September - February

  • Design-driven innovation
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and team management
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Markets and technology of the future
  • Social and sustainable innovation
  • Project management
  • Field Project: New venture lab (to be continued in Brussels)

2 SPRING TERM AT SOLVAY, BRUSSELS

February – August

  • Strategy and growth
  • Leading and Living Innovation
  • Data analytics
  • Financial analysis
  • Field Projects:
    • New venture lab
    • Innovation in action lab

More programme features

ADMISSION PROCEDURE:

1- Send your resume (see contact details below) for an eligibility check.
2- Complete and submit the online application form together with the required documents.
3- Receive feedback from the Academic Committee.
4- Have a personal interview with the Academic Director.
5- Receive feedback on your admission. If positive, please note that you will have two weeks to finalize your registration by paying a deposit of €2000.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION:

  • Online application form
  • CV in English
  • Copies of University degree(s) and of all academic transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native speaker
  • A cover letter in English

If the applicant deems it relevant, he/she can support the application with:

  • Letters of reference
  • Any other certificate (GMAT, GRE, etc.)

Participants.

The 3 key words that defi nitely sum up my experience are: passion, network and quality, in terms of the classes that we have, the people that we meet and career opportunities that we have.

Creating the perfect team, developing a Business Model Canvas, learning how to innovate your product, calculating the innovation rate of technologies of the future… When you are confronted with these topics each day, it definitely creates an environment where you are eager to start your own company!

Professionally wise the master actually brought me a job ! During the master, we had to work as consultants for a company of our choice; so I ended up at that company and I actually never left.

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Nationalities in the class

63 %

International students

85 %

Of our graduates find a job within 3 months after graduation

Lecturers

Laurent Bouty

Pragmatic Optimist at The Beyonders, Transformative CMO, Growth Specialist, Academic Director @ Solvay Brussels School

Academic Director

Chiara Franzoni

Associate Professor in the School of Management of the MIP Graduate School of Business - Politecnico di Milano

Academic Director

Catherine Blondiau

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Coach • Managing Director @ Start.Lab

Lecturer

High potential people need to mix state-of-the-art management skills with entrepreneurial mindset. This is one of the core objectives of this program with a unique learning mix of knowing, doing and being capabilities.
Laurent Bouty
Academic Director

Career Opportunities

After graduation, an unlimited range of job opportunities will be accessible for you. This program is addressed to candidates who may wish to:

  • become an entrepreneur
  • become a leader of the founding team of a startup
  • join an existing start-up or scale-up
  • become a project manager or business analyst in small and medium sized firms
  • become a strategy or technology consultant
  • become a product and business developer or a chief designer officer
  • become a consultant to assist companies in implementing innovative and creative projects
  • become an advisor in venture capital or business angels funds or in the entrepreneurial finance division of banks
  • become an advisor in incubators, technology transfer offices or entrepreneurship centres

Any questions?

Contact us
Programme Coordinator Advanced Masters
Veronika HARTOSOVA
  • GMAT/GRE BASED REDUCTIONS:
    GMAT Score between 590 and 650 or GRE equivalent - 5 scholarships amounting to €3.500
    GMAT Score above 650 or GRE equivalent - 3 scholarships amounting to € 5.000
  • Instalments option for the tuition fees also available. Contact us for more info.
  • 15 Postgrad Solutions study bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply.
  • “Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship” university certificate delivered by Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management – Université libre de Bruxelles. 
  • Specialising Master: “Advanced Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship” delivered by MIP Politecnico di Milano.