The MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation will prepare you for an international career in the creative economy; managing enterprises in the arts, culture, technology or humanitarian sectors. You will learn to ask the right questions, see the bigger picture and develop a better understanding of complexity and globalisation. The programme will give you the competency to distinguish yourself from others and make a positive impact in the world.
Location: Lille Campus
Cirque du Soleil, Patron of the EDHEC MSc in Creative Business
EDHEC MSc in Creative Business, which offers rigorous training for students wishing to work in the arts, culture, entertainment and leisure sectors, responds to the growing demand of business and social innovation talents in creative industries. Cirque du Soleil provides insights and inspiration to the students enrolled in the programme. The company is showcased in class, with EDHEC professors teaching a case study about the entertainment company. The relationship also generates creative business ideas for the company. From a group of street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major international organisation providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Its mission is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world. Cirque du Soleil’s International Headquarters in Montreal is the unique world-class creative laboratory where creators from all disciplines gather to collaborate on various creative projects.
For over 20 years, the EDHEC MSc in Creative Business has benefited from the expertise and excellence of EDHEC’s faculty and the support of prestigious patrons such as:
Founded in Lille in 2010, InitiativesETcité is a social and solidarity economy-based initiative aimed at fostering meaningful economic development and creating sustainable jobs in Hauts-de-France.
Under the initiative, 20 service companies have come together to contribute to local and sustainable economic development by supporting project leaders through the Evident! social innovation incubator and by helping regions and companies in the areas of social innovation, sustainable economic development, organisational development and ecosystem structuring.
Officially recognised as a regional hub of economic cooperation since 2013, InitiativesETcité has brought together a network of actors from different backgrounds to promote local economic development and employment. It can draw on high-level expertise in numerous fields, such as innovative economic models, legal structures, public policy implementation, sponsorship and private partnership, financing, communications (strategy, social networks, public relations, general interest) and digital technology (the integration of communications and process tools).
EDHEC’s partnership with InitiativesETcité on the Creative Business & Social Innovation course gives students the opportunity to spend a semester working with companies on group projects that have a social impact. These projects enable students to formulate and present recommendations and help them to fine-tune their problem-solving and advisory skills.
This programme is also endorsed by:
Sept – May: academic courses / June onwards: work experience
♦ 1-year full-time programme taught entirely in English
♦ Mix of core courses & 1 seminar
♦ Talent Identification & Career Development (TI&CD)
♦ 3-6 month internship / work placement
♦ Master Project
♦ Creative Industry and Collaborative and Innovative Organisation Management
♦ Social Innovation
♦ Innovative Finance
♦ Arts Management
♦ Philanthropy (Lobbying-Fundraising)
The personal and professional benefits of an internship are immense and long-lasting. Expanding your global contact network is no different. During your internships abroad you will develop valuable business relationships which will take your career goals to an international level. Many students find their jobs as a result of internships during their time at EDHEC.
The Master Project allows you to put acquired knowledge and skills into practice. If you prove your ability to perform high quality research, EDHEC faculty or members of its research centres may, working under their supervision, offer you the opportunity to deliver your Master Project in the form of applied research.
“I am very pleased to have designed the MSc in Creative Business and Social Innovation as it corresponds perfectly to societal developments and to the expectations of a new generation of managers. This MSc is unique and is the only French qualification that brings together the arts, culture and social innovation. I am very proud that EDHEC is the pioneer in this domain.”
Our teaching methods are aimed to give you the core competencies necessary to compete in a complex and competitive business environment. You will learn to deepen your analytical thinking, develop practical skills, and design creative strategies for business success.
Our methodology includes:
♦ Core curriculum
♦ Blended learning
♦ Applied learning
♦ Personal performance coaching
Professor - Head of Faculty (Marketing)
Professor - Strategic Management & Business History
Professor - Coordinator for Strategy Courses, EDHEC Master
Associate Professor - MSc SOC Director
Professor - Director of LL.M Law & Tax Management - Coordinator for Law Courses, EDHEC Master
Professor - MBA Executive Director
Associate Professor - Director MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Professor - Head of Faculty
Business Ethics, Philosophy
Professor - Head of Faculty (Law)
Business Ethics, Law
Associate Professor - Programme Director Msc in Marketing Management
Associate Professor - Coordinator for Finance & Economics Courses, EDHEC Master - Coordinator of the Department of Economics and Finance
Research Director, Holder of the chair Criminal Risks Management
Associate Dean for Faculty and Research - Professor - Director of LegalEdhec Research Centre, Co-Head of LL.M Law & Tax Management
Professor - Head of MSc Creative Business / Coordinator for Culture & Society Courses, EDHEC Master & EDHEC BBA / Head of Culture & Society
Entrepreneurship, Family Business
Associate Professor - Head of Pedagogical Innovation
Head of Faculty (Management & Strategy) & Professor
Professor - Assistant Dean, Intercontinental Honours Track & International Academic Affairs
The main objective of the course is to help you to see how you can contribute to the development of the intangible assets of a company. You will learn the necessary rules and development trends to manage the creative and innovation issues of a Fashion, Food or Fragrance business, where innovation and creation are in the core of the intangible assets strategy.
The seminar will instruct you how to better frame ethical issues related to business and the economy, and to become more aware of the philosophical questions which underlie individual and collective decisions. You will learn about the practical implementation of ethical standards in business by participating in the Lille World Forum (forum for a responsible and sustainable economy).
EDHEC Career Centre helps you to master your career plan.
A dedicated team organises numerous training and recruitment events, on- and off-campus, to prepare you for challenging international recruitment processes and to help you network with potential employers.
The EDHEC Career Centre is a one-stop-shop for career development. It offers an integrated career programme designed for you to define and achieve your career goals: the Talent Identification & Career Development (TI&CD) programme.
Fine-tune your career plan. The Career Centre helps you design your job-search strategy and assess your recent work experience and managerial competencies. The TI&CD programme, unique in Europe, evaluates and assesses your strengths and areas of improvement based on 8 managerial competencies defined by international recruiters. The TI&CD is a real career booster enabling EDHEC students to assess and hone their managerial competencies to be particularly efficient in their first job.
List of services Career Centre provides:
Every year EDHEC Career Centre organises a number of events throughout the year to give its students an opportunity to learn about job and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations where they might like to work with.
Learn more about the various events organised by the career centre department.
► Please Note : Applications are received and evaluated on a rolling basis until 30th of June 2020.
We are looking for intellectual talent with a history of achieving high-level goals.
♦ 3-year bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent)
♦ Excellent academic profile
♦ Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)
► English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum 3 years) are eligible for an English Test waiver.
Admission to the EDHEC Master programmes is highly selective. Normal entrance requirements include: a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited school, college, or university; academic excellence; superior scholastic potential (certified by GMAT, GRE, Tage Mage or CAT scores); and English language proficiency. Admission decisions are made on the basis of your overall profile as reflected in the application pack.
Successful candidates come from a wide range of education backgrounds and experiences. They also display distinguished academic excellence, strong analytical skills, interpersonal competencies, international awareness, have proven motivation to undertake the programme, the capacity to make significant contributions to EDHEC Business School’s learning environment, and the potential to succeed as professionals, managers and leaders in the related field of study. The Selection Committee relies heavily on profiles, motivation letters, recommendation letters, and CVs.
The online service will enable you to apply for every Masters programme offered at EDHEC Business School - Master in Management (MiM) or Master of Science (MSc). Your application file will be processed by the Admissions Team and sent to the Selection Committee for appraisal. You will be informed by email of the evolution of your file including the final decision.
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EDHEC offers various scholarships & financial aids based on merit and financial need of the student. The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs also offers a large number of grants and scholarships. Lastly, students accepted to EDHEC are entitled to apply for private loans to cover the cost of their tuition fees.
The EIFFEL Scholarship offers financial support to high-achieving international candidates. It awards about €1200 per month. The scholarship is financed and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Who can apply:
Any students under 30 years with an excellence profile:
When is the deadline: Complete applications must be sent to EDHEC before 1st December
EDHEC offers scholarships to support high-profile candidates based on the excellence of their academic profile, impressive experience and extracurricular activities. A request for financial aid must be made at the time of application via the Financial Aid & Scholarship Form.
Who can apply:
EDHEC scholarships are reserved for applicants with excellent profiles:
When is the deadline:
for Indian Students
The Co-Financed Scholarship is a joint initiative of EDHEC Business School & Embassy of France in India. This scholarship is offered to two Indian students (2 scholarships of 50% for MiM Programmes) with an excellent academic background and clear career objectives.
Who can apply: Indian students who have been accepted into EDHEC's Master in Management programmes with high ranks from our selection committee.
When is the deadline: Students should complete their application file before 31st March and if accepted, must confirm their seats before 21st April.
for Russian Students
The Co-Financed Scholarship is a joint initiative of EDHEC Business School & Embassy of France in Russia. This scholarship is offered to the Russian citizens and to Russian students (1 scholarship of 100% for MSc programes) graduated from Russian Universities with an excellent academic background, clear academic vison and career objectives.
Who can apply: Russian students who have been accepted with high ranks from our faculty in one of EDHEC’s 1-year MSc programmes.
When is the deadline: Students (applying for MSc programme) should complete their application file before 31st March and if accepted, must confirm their seats before 21st April.
French Embassies offer a number of scholarships which are available for excellent students from all over the world.
More information: Please contact the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in your country
Campus France is a French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility. Campus France manages CampusBourses, a grant search engine that is an essential tool for financing your education in France.
More information: CampusBourses: grant search engine
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The International Students Office helps international students to resolve any administrative or transitional tasks (visa application, accommodation, insurance etc.) during their stay in France.
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GRE and Tage Mage accepted. CAT also accepted for Indian students only.
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EDHEC offers scholarships and financial aid to candidates with excellent profiles. External financial aid is also available to EDHEC applicants.
What is the EIFFEL Scholarship?
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Complementary courses in French are offered to all international students enrolled in our MSc programmes. Our French classes cover all learning levels, from complete beginner to advanced study. The goal is to support your acculturation to French culture and give you the linguistic foundation—grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening—to express yourself in the French language.