MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Placement Report 2020

At a Glance

The MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation will help you unleash your potential as a person and as an entrepreneur. The disruptive programme structure is designed to guide you step by step in the creation of your own venture.
You will gain all the personal and professional skills to create dynamic new startups that have meaning for you in an economic or social context. The programme will encourage you to think differently and work towards creating something new for the world.


Language: English
Location: Location: Remote in July-August (self paced)
Lille Campus from September to May

Start Date:  July 2022
Deadline to apply: 30-Jun-22

  • Identify, develop and execute entrepreneurial opportunities with economic and social impact
  • Initiate and manage innovation and new product development
  • Appraise business development strategies with a focus on scaling the enterprise and expanding internationally
  • Develop the personal skills, qualities and mind-set to lead and manage new, growth-oriented, ventures
  • Reflect on your entrepreneurial journey; examining your experiences, choices, and the development of your competencies and skills
  • Build and access the entrepreneurial ecosystem to support continuous learning, collaboration and resources sharing


July – May: academic courses / June onwards: work experience  



♦ 18-month full-time programme: 1-year academic & 4-6-month internship/work placement
♦ Taught entirely in English 
♦ A mix of foundation courses, core courses & electives
♦ Talent Identification & Career Development (TI&CD)  
♦  Applied Master Project 
♦  French classes




  1. Entrepreneurial Competencies and Skills Development
  2. Fostering an Entrepreneurial Mindset  
  3. Entrepreneurial/Intrapreneurial Experience
  4. Exposure to Entrepreneurial Ecosystem



  1. Incubator Space
  2. Investor Network
  3. Pitch Contest
  4. International Board of MSc. Advisers



  1. Board of Industy and Academic Coaches 
  2. Journal and Tool Kit Club
  3. International Speaker Series


♦  Entrepreneurship
♦  Consulting
♦  Corporate Strategy
♦  Product Development
♦  Corporate Entrepreneurship
♦  Innovation
♦  Intrapreneurship



The personal and professional benefits of an internship abroad 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 Applied Master Project allows you to put acquired knowledge and skills into practice through the preparation of an Executive Business Plan and Investor Pitch Presentation. This Project is the capstone of the Programme, enabling you to draw together and apply each of the key components of business start-up and growth.  You can decide the project to work on, provided it has meaning for you and has social, cultural or economic value to the World.



120 ECTS.




Average Age
Continents Represented
Age Range


Main Previous Academic Discipline

Business Management

Key Figures

of jobs have an international dimension

of graduate created their own business



Europe (76% in France)

Asia - Pacific

Middle East & Africa




Main Sectors

IT/ Telecom
Consumer Goods

Leisure / Hospitality
Financial Institutions / Banking / Insurance


Selection Criteria for the 1st Job

Adapted to Career Plans (salary / company's reputation / job description)


Key Recruiters





Maria Figueroa-Armijos

“Current transformations in the global economy demand future generations who can affect sustainable impact.

Anchored in a top EU business school created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, our program is strategically designed to prepare an entrepreneurial generation of ethical leaders with a global perspective who can spur innovation in any context.

Whether your interest is in commercial, social or public ventures, our experiential learning curriculum and immersion trips will prepare you to lead in a global society increasingly propelled by innovation and entrepreneurial activity.”

—Maria Figueroa-Armijos

Our teaching methods aim to give you the professional and personal competencies to launch, resource, lead, and manage entrepreneurial and innovation initiatives. Our methodology includes you as an active participant in the learning philosophy and is aligned to the emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem and current market trends.

Our methodology includes:

♦  Core curriculum

  • Acquiring professional and personal skills
  • Developing business and entrepreneurial knowledge
  • Fostering an entrepreneurial attitude

♦  Supporting infrastructure to put your learning into action

  • Incubator Space
  • Board of Industry and Academic Coaches
  • Industry and Alumni Connections
  • International Board of MSc. Advisors

♦  Co-curricular activities to support personal development and building connections

  • Journal and Tool-Kit Club
  • Coaching
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Competitions
  • International Speaker Series
  • Study Visits
  • Field Trips
  • Company/Site Visits

ANTIOCO Michael, PhD

Professor - Dean of Faculty and Research

BARLATIER Pierre-Jean, PhD

Associate Professor

BARUAH Raginee

Assistant Professor


Lecturer, Member of the EDHEC Family Business Research Centre
European Legal Strategy


Assistant Professor
Operations & Supply Chain, Strategic Management


Associate Professor
Organizational Behaviour, Family Business


Professor, Member of the EDHEC Family Business Research Centre
Family Business, Business History, Strategic Management

CAUCHIE Grégoire, PhD

Associate Professor

CERVELLON Marie-Cécile, PhD

Professor - Head of Faculty Marketing

CHARKI Mohamed Hédi, PHD

Associate Professor
Social Network Analytics, Information Systems


Assistant Professor



COLEY Gilles

Associate Professor - Coordinator of Accounting and Control Department

COLLARD Christophe

Professor - Co-director of LL.M Law & Tax Management - Member of EDHEC Augmented Law Institute


Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Data Science, Economics & Finance

DALY Peter, PhD

Professor & Director, MSc in Management Studies
Communications, Management


MBA Executive Director & Professor


Associate Professor


Head of Leadership Development Chair & Professor

DEGLAIRE Emmanuelle, PhD

Associate Professor, Member of the EDHEC Augmented Law Institute
Law, Tax

DENIS Etienne, PhD

Assistant Professor

DICKSON Elisabeth

Head of Modern Languages & Professor

DU JARDIN Philippe, PhD

Associate Professor & Researcher at the EDHEC Value Creation Research Centre
Information Technology


Head of Faculty (Law), Professor & Member of the EDHEC Augmented Law Institute
Law, Business ethics


Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Academic Director of the Msc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Director of the EDHEC Value Creation research centre - Academic Director of MSc Financial Management in European Apprenticeship Track - Director of Executive MBA & Professor
Accounting, Finance

GOLDZAHL Léontine, PhD

Associate Professor, Member of the EDHEC Economics Research Centre


Assistant Professor


Associate Professor
Financial Analysis, Banking, Management Control


Director Business Management track, Programme Director MSc in Marketing Management & Professor

HERBIN Frédéric, PHD

Associate Professor


Associate Professor, Director of the Open-leadership Chair

JUNGST Martijn, PhD

Associate Professor and Coordinator International Academic Affairs

KAMBLE Sachin, PhD

Professor of Strategy
Operations & Supply Chain


Assistant Professor - Marketing

Photo Karin Kollenz




Head of EDHEC Family Business Research Centre - Associate Professor


Operations & Supply Chain

LIOUKAS Konstantinos, PhD

Associate Professor

LONGUET Patrick, PhD

Associate Professor

LORRAIN Isabelle, phd

Associate Professor

MACÉ Serge, PhD

Associate Professor, Deputy Head of the Faculty of Data Sciences, Finance and Economics, Member of the Economics research Centre

MALGIERI Gianclaudio, PhD

Associate Professor, Researcher at the EDHEC Augmented Law Institute, September 2020

MARI Isabelle, PhD

Associate Professor, member of the EDHEC Family Business Research Centre
Management, Strategy

MARS Marie-Catherine, PHD

Associate Professor & Deputy Head of Faculty (Marketing)

MAURY Tristan-Pierre, PHD

Professor, Member of the Economics Research Centre


Associate Professor

MEYFREDI Jean-Christophe, phd

EDHEC International BBA Director - Management Studies & Professor

MONNET Bertrand

Research Director, Head of the chair Criminal Risks Management, Lecturer

PECHEUX Claude Luce, phd



Professor & Director MSc in Strategy, Organisation & Consulting
Operations & Supply Chain

PRADIES Camille, PhD

Assistant Professor


Director of the EDHEC Foresight, Innovation & Transformation Chair - Professor
Innovation Management, Strategic Management, Technology Management, Strategy

RONSSE Anne-Lise, PhD

Associate Professor

ROQUILLY Christophe, PhD

Professor - Director of the EDHEC Augmented Law Institute, Co-Head of LL.M Law & Tax Management - Professor

RUAUD Sabine



Associate Professor, Member of the EDHEC Family Business Centre


Professor - Director of the MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation

SERIO Dominique

Associate Professor

SISTO Michelle, PhD

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Decision Science




Assistant Professor

TOVSTIGA George, phd


UHLANER Lorraine, PhD



Associate Professor, Member of the EDHEC Augmented Law Institute


Associate Professor
Corporate Social Responsability



VERBEECK Cédric, phd

Assistant Professor
Operations & Supply Chain


Associate Professor
Information Technology

VERY Philippe, PhD

Professor, Head of Faculty (Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Operations)






Assistant Professor
Data Science, Data Science

You will take three of these 5 foundation courses in an online format in the July/August period. According to your background, the Selection Committee may require specific classes or you may choose three courses from this list. 

The objective of this course is to provide you with a solid grounding in the principles and practice of finance and develop the understanding of the tools necessary to make good financial decisions. This module aims to provide knowledge and understanding of key management issues in corporate finance and in the market for financial assets.

This course is run as a combination of two modules: Basics in Statistics and Introduction to Coding with R through EDHEC’s Online Unit. We strongly recommend completing the modules in parallel, one week at a time.

This Basics in Statistics module presents the basic principles of statistical data analysis (description, estimation, testing), as well as the most common statistical methods such as linear regression.

The Introduction to Coding with R module

  • Introduces R, a standard and powerful programming language well suited for data analysis: its objects and its syntax
  • Presents Anaconda and RStudio, two user-friendly working environments for R
  • Presents selected built-in functions that perform common tasks.

The course is designed to provide you with an overview of the foundations of financial accounting with a practical focus on Financial statement analysis and the valuation of public organizations. These foundations are deemed necessary in order for students to successfully pursue the course of their studies at the Master's level.

The purpose of this course is to provide you with fundamental knowledge in Marketing, and to demonstrate the key role marketing takes within any organisation. You will gain a better understanding of what marketing is and what its role in the firm is, of the process of value creation from the perspective of customers, producers, and society at large. You will be know how to mix various marketing tools and techniques in a coherent manner.

This course’s primary objective is to help you answer several important strategic questions for companies or organizations, such as: What business shall we be in? How to compete for resources and create value? How to organize for and assess performance?... The course focuses on the complex and multidimensional nature of strategic decision-making.

You will gain a better understanding and framing of ethical issues related to business and economic questions. The course specifically focuses on domain-related issues, like ethical challenges in Strategy, Management, and Innovation.

Career and Talent Management have become critical components in the life of people and organizations. Organizations must be mindful of the changing workforce, including the evolving demands of employees and the new psychological contract. At the same time, employees must be mindful of changing organizations, including the demand for new and changing skills. You will learn about Career and Talent Management focusing on finding the best fit between people and organizations for today and tomorrow. Upon completion of the course, you will help organizations attract talent considering the evolving demands of employees, as well as motivate and retain these employees.

The aim of the 2 days seminar is to create a Start-Up from finding an idea to Pitching it. You will learn to develop your creativity in generating ideas. You will be able to identify, test, experiment with all the steps to launch a project and present it successfully.

Through this course, you will learn the fundamentals of marketing. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to create a consistent marketing plan within a global marketing strategy, identify and use relevant KPIs for the Marketing Plan elements and choose which channel is best for their project and analyze the results of the actions taken on each of them.

Because you will soon have the opportunity to manage projects and teams, and negotiate with stakeholders of your business, this course will familiarize you with the study and the practice of leadership and negotiation, i.e., the art and science of influencing and motivating people to actually realize the strategy you defined and hope to implement. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your personal leadership style and negotiation style and will learn tips and tricks on how to effectively lead and negotiate with others.

Globalization and Digitalization are drastically transforming the way companies innovate. To be competitive in such a context, firms need to be able to innovate better and faster, relying on recent open innovation approaches based on collaboration; customer-centricity, and agility. In this course, you will learn about key contemporary innovation management approaches and address a real innovation challenge in partnership with the EDHEC incubator located in Station F in Paris to develop your innovative skills and competencies.

Upon completion of this course, you will have all the skills and tools that will enable you to construct an investor’s pitch, create the set of documents that supports the pitch and deliver the pitch orally with success and impact.

Knowledge is facing various phenomenon which tends to threaten rationality: fake news, conspiracy theories, pseudo-experts questioning of science, etc. In addition to this, we are conscious now that the human brain is confronted with cognitive biases, and noise (Kahneman, Sibony, & Sunstein, 2021). Therefore, decision-makers must increase their vigilance, especially in critical times such as a pandemic. Wrong information can lead to wrong action with serious consequences. Future managers and entrepreneurs should learn how to rely on research, understood as the systematic investigation of reality to establish facts and reach new conclusions. The business research process is a sequential process based on scientific methods and allows future managers to understand, evaluate as well as conduct research to improve managerial decision-making. Upon completion, you will learn to apply the principles of business research to evaluate and design business research projects and to their Master's thesis and question reality in the most rigorous and objective way to make it meaningful.

You will gain experience and develop your knowledge in entrepreneurship and innovation into practical skills. In this Coaching course, you will learn and apply tools and techniques to discover problems and needs and to develop matching viable business models. You will learn to pitch ideas and business models and apply your skills in practice in diverse settings. You will demonstrate your leadership and project management skills.

Thoughtful understanding of the complexity of the relationship between business and sustainability requires a foundational understanding of critical technical concepts and trends at the intersection of both. Business is the engine that drives global economic growth and innovation. However, "business as usual" has reached dangerous levels of consumption and resource scarcity which could produce an unsustainable future. Through in-depth analysis of contemporary real business cases and a sustainable innovation pitch as a final project, you will be prepared to be managers and leaders of businesses who can take bold, practical actions that benefit people, the planet, and the bottom line in the competitive global economy. Upon completion of the course, you will understand the complex relationships between business, science, and policy and identify opportunities to forge partnerships involving business, government, and not-for-profit organizations, and apply all concepts learned to make an effective written and oral assessment of a complex issue at the intersection of entrepreneurship and sustainability.

No venture subsists without financing. In the first part of this course, you will learn how to build credible, evidence-based & convincing Financial Projections and derive from them an estimate of their financial needs with a clear view of the risks associated to this prediction. The second part of this course, you will learn how to define the Financing Strategy needed to fulfill these needs: I.e. valuing your enterprise, deciding when and with which available Financing vehicles to finance the venture, and negotiating a deal suiting your strategy & your capital structure objectives. Upon completion of the course, you will learn to build and monitor credible Financial Projections based upon a solid Business Model applied in an integrated 3 Statements Financial Model, make informed decisions on financing choices in relation to a strategic issue and understand how capital providers assess risks, value young ventures, and negotiate deals.

When growing from concept to delivery, small and entrepreneurial firms often realize that they must quickly master multiple operational topics to begin delivery and scale up their venture. One of the main reasons why new ventures fail is the operational aspect wherein the entrepreneur fails to manage the details of running the business in an effective, efficient, and efficacious manner. This course explores the key issues associated with the design and management of supply chains and operations in a small firm/ entrepreneurial firm context and makes students apply them to their own project. Upon completion of the course, you will learn how to apply quantitative and qualitative problem-solving techniques to the management of operations.

Family-owned and -run businesses dominate in most economies. According to the latest figures, around 83 percent of French businesses are family businesses. Similarly, worldwide family businesses account for around 70 to 90 percent of all businesses. In the US, family businesses constitute 85 percent of private-sector employment and one-third of the S&P 500. The probability is high that many students will pursue careers in or with family businesses. Jobs in investment banking, wealth management, consulting, and management all relate to some extent to family businesses. However, few understand this special type of business as family firms (both private and publicly traded) face unique challenges. These difficulties are primarily related to the interaction of family, management, and ownership - particularly where the family wishes to preserve its influence and control from generation to generation. The course aims therefore to familiarize students with the notion of a family business and its challenges, as well as to provide more specific exposure to family firms in France and worldwide.

  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
  • Social Innovation & Social Business 
  • Creative Entrepreneurship Development Model
  • Web Analytics
  • Data Regulation
  • Managing Innovation & Digital Transformation
  • Sustainability Management
  • Managing Risks, Compliance & Human Rights
  • AI and Impact on society
  • Media, Social Media
  • Global Justice & Human Rights
  • Customer Data Analytics
  • Introduction to Sustainable Finance
  • Law & Data
  • Data Regulation for Data Scientists 

EDHEC's Chair in Leadership Development is opening a certificate in Reflexive and Positive Leadership in 2022 with its partner Potentialife. Based on its 18 years of experience in deploying Learning Teams™ and a course called "Reflexive Leader" in schools and companies, this 90-hour course will train people to become Reflexive and Positive Leaders. Students will develop their self-leadership and therefore their capacity to lead others, with both a high degree of reflexivity and positivity. They will increase their self-awareness, their practical reflexivity, their self-leadership, their empathy and, their internal locus of control.

Learners will be invited to engage in deep personal reflection about their leadership by using the specific methods and tools developed by the Leadership Development Chair and Potentialife: Art of Questioning, Reflexive dialogical practice with oneself and in groups, journaling, testing through micro actions…


EDHEC Augmented Law Institute is offering a Certificate in Legal Risks for Managers in 2022. This certificate should help future managers in setting out a practical framework for legal risks management (identification, measurement & mitigation of legal and regulatory risks). Upon completion of the certification, you will be able to assess the impact of legal risks in terms of value destruction and identify the major legal risks your company is facing.

Our MSc students have the opportunity to apply for a study tour. The objective is to immerse them into a real professional and cultural environment in order to get acquainted with specific industry practices. As an illustration, our past study tours have focused on the creative economy in Montréal; on innovative businesses in San Francisco, Berlin, Paris; on value creation in the film industry in Bulgaria; on new tech in Dublin, on the legal industry and LegalTech in London… 

Career Centre

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.

Understanding and developing the attributes and skills employers require is key to employability. This is why the EDHEC Career Centre offers a programme specifically designed to help master’s students define and achieve their career goals ‒ the EDHEC Career Booster. The programme looks at students' specific needs, wants and goals in the context of their professional development and matches them to job-market requirements.

Eighty percent of our EDHEC Career Services for students are tailored to individual needs and career goals.  

Through a four-step programme, which includes self- and 360-degree assessment, you will get to know yourself better, identify your strengths, key attributes and areas for development, and define your career goals and job-search strategy. You will benefit from year-round individual career advice from dedicated counsellors, external experts and coaches, both on campus and remotely, as well as personalised coaching based on our in‑house assessment. 

Through voluntary and mandatory career training, workshops, CV clinics and assessment centres, you will hone your skills and learn to master the most competitive recruitment processes. As an MSc student, you will benefit from customised training by industry, market and function, in addition to individual mock interviews, including technical interviews and case practice. EDHEC Career Centre also offers a fully online career development programme that allows you to train at your own pace, in line with your goals. 

EDHEC Career Centre organises more than 120 events annually, focusing on industry-specific insights or jobs, market trends and companies. It also organises four company trips to Dublin, London, Luxembourg and Paris. You will have access to exclusive internships and job offers.  

  • 60,000 internships  and 33,500 job offers posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year
  • 40% international mobility in our master’s degrees
  • 400+ companies involved in our events every year, 20% of them international 
  • 100+ corporate partners   
  • 300+ regular recruiters

List of services Career Centre provides: 

  • Individual career counseling (on campus, via phone, via skype) with internal and external counselors
  • Help to define career goals and search strategy
  • CV and CL correction in English and French
  • Career training and workshops (CV, CL, application forms, interview skills, networking, social media, personal branding, etc.)
  • Graduate Programmes
  • On-campus events
  • Off-campus events
  • Website with plenty of career resources
  • Placement reports
  • The Teaching Factory concept

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.

  • 60,000 internships and 33,500 job offers posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year
  • 40% international mobility in our master’s degrees
  • 400+ companies involved in our events every year, 20% of them international 
  • 100+ corporate partners   
  • 300+ regular recruiters
  • 120+ career events
  • Finance Career Days
  • International Graduate Programme Day
  • Industry-specific events: luxury, audit, marketing, etc.
  • Dublin, London, Luxembourg & Paris company treks

Learn more about the various events organised by the career centre department. 

Programme Insights

Shubham Lakra, Indian-EDHEC-2017
Co-founder of Bredlak SAS-Lille
Unalp Tekinalp, German
Lara Schuhwerk, German
Founder at Beneto Foods-Stuttgart


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♦  FEES: €21,900


► Please Note: Applications are received and evaluated on a rolling basis until 30th of June 2022.


  • Tuition fees
  • Access to the EDHEC Career Centre with personal career coaching during your studies and for the duration of your professional life
  • Access, as a matriculating student, to on-campus facilities (incubator, learning centre, sports facilities, etc.)
  • Lifetime access to the EDHEC Alumni community
  • Administrative fees


All of EDHEC's full-time MSc programs are accredited by the CEFDG at the Grade Master level. Enrolled students are eligible for a Temporary Resident Permit (or APS for Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour) at the end of the program.

We are looking for intellectual talent with a history of achieving high-level goals.  

♦  3-year bachelor degree minimum
♦  Strong GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE or CAT* official test score report. (CAT* for Indian students only).
♦  Acceptable English proficiency tests

  • TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
  • TOEIC ≥ 850
  • IELTS ≥ 6.5
  • Cambridge Test of English ≥ 175

♦ CV
♦ Letter of motivation
♦ Academic transcripts
♦ 2 letters of recommendation
♦ Online interview to complete

► English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum 3 years) are eligible for an English Test waiver.

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. The Selection Committee takes place once a month in Fall and twice a month in Spring. You will be informed by email of the evolution of your file including the final decision.

♦  If you are a new user, you must create your account / Sign up.
♦  If you already have an account (candidate EDHEC student), please jump directly to step 5 by clicking on the "Apply online" button. It means you are already in the system, so there is no need to "create your account".
♦  After creating your own account you will receive a validation e-mail. Click on the link provided in this mail to activate your account.
♦  You will then receive a confirmation containing your personal login and password.
♦  Once you register or if you already have a valid EDHEC account, access the online-application form and enter your login.


♦  To avoid losing your information during your application, please do not refresh the current page or go back to the previous one without saving your application first.
♦  Your application may be done in several stages. The information entered each time will not be lost.
♦  Before going to the tab "Payment", please check that you have not forgotten any element of your application file and that all the information is correct. Further modifications will not be possible after payment has been made.
♦  Application fees must be paid online.
♦  After validation, your application will reach to the final stage and no reimbursement will be possible, even in the event of your withdrawal.
♦  If you encounter any technical problems during the completion of your online application, please send an email to:
♦  Important Note: Please use only ONE email address to submit your Online Application and to communicate with the Admissions team.

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 25-year-old with an excellence profile:

  • GMAT 650 or above (GRE accepted). Please note that it is not mandatory for programmes not requiring this GMAT test. 
  • Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)
    • TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
    • TOEIC ≥ 850
    • IELTS ≥ 6.5
    • Cambridge Test of English > 175
  • Excellent academic records (GPA)
  • Strong motivation and clear objectives
  • Awards, previous scholarships, achievements etc.

When is the deadline: Complete applications must be sent to EDHEC before 1st December

More information:

To note: EIFFEL and EDHEC scholarships cannot be combined.

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.

  • Excellence Scholarship: tuition reduction of 30%
  • Distinction Scholarship: tuition reduction of 20%
  • Foundation Scholarship: tuition reduction of 15%

Who can apply:

EDHEC scholarships are reserved for applicants with excellent profiles:

  • High GMAT score
  • Excellent GPA
  • Impressive extracurricular activities/memberships

When is the deadline:

  • Excellence Scholarship: before June 30th.
  • Distinction Scholarship: before June 30th.
  • Foundation Scholarship: before June 30th.

More information

EDHEC scholarships are not cumulative

To apply for Women in Finance & Data Science Scholarship, students should be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or graduate Degree programme in Data Science, Analytics, Computer Science, Statistics or Finance. They will need to submit an essay (1000-1500 words) along with their application demonstrating initiatives they have taken in the field of Data Science or Finance and what objectives they have been able to achieve in those sectors. They should also explain how the Master of their choice will contribute to their future career plan.

The scholarship covers 35 % of the tuition fees. The deadline to apply 31 March 2022.


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 15th May and if accepted, must confirm their seats before 31st May.

More information


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 programmes) 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 should complete their application file before 15th May and if accepted, must confirm their seats before 31st May..

More information


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 the grant search engine 


QS-EDHEC Scholarship is an exclusive scholarship to attendees of the QS World Grad School Tour. Scholarship value:  50% of tuition fees

Please follow this link to learn more about this scholarship.









































  • Apply to: Deutscher; Akademischer Austauschdienst e. V. (DAAD) Referat 312, Postfach 200 404, D-53134
  • By EDHEC exclusively for students and Master Day participants
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The Make an impact scholarship is open to Master in Management and Master of Science applicants.

Students who want to apply for the Make an impact scholarship will need to submit an essay of 1000-1500 words along with their application, detailing their career plan.

The essay should describe their prior experience, explain how the Master of their choice will contribute to their career plan and, their personal motives for making an impact on UN sustainable development goals throughout their career.

The scholarship covers 25% of tuition fees. The application deadline is 30 June 2022.

The International Students Office (ISO) assists students to settle in smoothly in France by organising orientation events and multicultural seminars to welcome international students to EDHEC Campuses in Lille and Nice. The team guides students with administrative procedures before their arrival and during their stay and answers all questions about French systems (medical and home insurances, banks, resident permits, etc.). 

Discover the International Students Office website


What are the deadlines to apply for the programmes? 

  • 30th June 2022

Do you accept scanned documents?

  • Yes, you can make scanned colour copies of the documents required.

Should the application file and the two recommendation letters be typed or written freehand?

  • Template Recommendation
  • Recommendation letters: our templates can be used or written freehand.

Will the International Admissions’ team contact the referees to send the letters of recommendation?

  • No, referees should email their letters of recommendation directly to using their professional email. Emails from personal accounts such as yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc. will not be accepted.

Will my referees receive an automatic confirmation when they send the letters by email?

  • No, no automatic email will be sent to your referees. Please inform them that they should expect to receive an email confirmation later from the Admissions’ team.
  • Please note that you will be copied to this email as well to acknowledge the good reception of the letters of recommendation.

Will I have an interview with the Programme Manager?

  • There is no direct interview with the Programme Manager for students applying for our MIM or MSc programmes unless the Programme Director thinks it is necessary.

How is the Online interview conducted?

  • Once your online application is complete, the International Admissions Team will send you a link to take your online interview in English. It is a series of 6 questions on your motivation, your interest in the programme, your previous experiences (professional, group work…). There is no right or wrong answer. You will have a practice session before you start the interview. Once the interview is done, it will be sent along with your application file to the Selection Committee.

Can I apply for more than one programme?

  • It is possible to apply for two programmes.  A separate motivation letter is required for each programme.
  • Template Motivation Letter

English proficiency test

What are the expected scores?

  • TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92  (/120)
  • TOEIC ≥ 850 (/990)
  • IELTS ≥ 6.5 (/9.0)
  • Cambridge Test of English ≥ 175

What is the EDHEC's institution code for the TOEFL?

  • Code: 0663

Can I apply for a waiver?

  • Waivers apply for native-English speakers and for those who have studied in English.

► English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum 3 years) are eligible for an English Test waiver.

What is the difference between the MIM and MSc?

  • The EDHEC Master in Management is a 2-year academic programme designed for students under 29 seeking to increase their general management skills. Also known as "Grande Ecole", the programme awards students a double degree: Master in Management degree and Master of Science diploma. After your Master 1 year, you will have the opportunity to acquire professional experience for a full year or may opt for a 6-month exchange at a partner university.
  • Our MSc are specialised programmes accessible to students who wish to acquire new knowledge in a specific field or further strengthen their existing expertise.

Is there any help for students on campus regarding housing?

  • Once officially enrolled, you will be assisted to find suitable accommodation either in the EDHEC residence or in privately owned flats. EDHEC's International Office is familiar with the VISA formalities of most countries and will provide you with the necessary papers. You may contact the International Office to express your concerns about your visa application, provided you have already checked the necessary pages on the Welcome Guide and contacted your local Embassay first. One of the requirements for most VISA applications is proof of accommodation in France. Again the international Office is on hand to provide you with a list of apartments, halls of residence and other types of housing according to your criteria. You can even "visit" them virtually using our new Housing website. The team will do everything they can to make arrangements with the owner and secure your reservation. It will also pick you up from the airport on your day of arrival (when possible) and take you directly to your new home.

GRE and Tage Mage accepted. CAT also accepted for Indian students only.

What is the EDHEC's code for GMAT?

  • MSc & Global MBA Double-Degree: 3QQ-WQ-62
  • MIM Global Economic Transformation & Technology: 3QQ-WQ-06
  • Master in Management, Business Management: 3QQ-WQ-05
  • Master in Management, Finance: 3QQ-WQ-36
  • MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-60 
  • MSc in Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence: 3QQ-WQ-82
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-77 
  • MSc in Global & Sustainable Business: 3QQ-WQ-16
  • MSc in Management & Leadership: 3QQ-WQ-54 
  • MSc in Marketing Management: 3QQ-WQ-47
  • MSc in Strategy, Organisation & Consultancy: 3QQ-WQ-84
  • LL.M. in Law & Tax Management: 3QQ-WQ-26 
  • MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking: 3QQ-WQ-73
  • MSc in International Finance: 3QQ-WQ-98
  • MSc in Financial Engineering: 3QQ-WQ-69
  • MSc in Accounting & Finance: 3QQ-WQ-04

Is GMAT compulsory?

  • The GMAT test is compulsory for most of EDHEC Master programmes. Please check the “Admissions Requirements” of your programme of interest to confirm whether the exam is required.

Why is GMAT compulsory for most of our programmes?

  • EDHEC is accredited EQUIS, AASCSB and AMBA. We are obliged to maintain high quality among students and the GMAT is a good measure of this quality.

Can I add an unofficial GMAT score report to my application file?

  • You will get an unofficial score report immediately after the test and which you should send to the admissions office. This document will provisionally be accepted in your application file.


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?

  • The EIFFEL Scholarship programme offers financial support to high-potential candidates of over € 1000 per month. 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.
  • Applications for the EIFFEL Scholarship need to be submitted to EDHEC before December 1st. To apply for EIFFEL Scholarship, you will need first to get accepted and confirm your seat to one of EDHEC Master programmes no later than end of November (by paying a deposit payment which corresponds to the 1st semester tuition fees). Students can apply for EIFFEL only through one academic institution, and the chosen institution applies on the student’s behalf once enrolled. Results are usually published by Campus France by March/April of the next year. Students who are not granted EIFFEL, generally are offered a 30% EDHEC Excellence Scholarship instead but the two cannot be combined.


When the tuition fees must be paid?

  • Once accepted by the Selection Committee, you will receive by email a tuition fees payment's schedule. You must make your first payment in order to secure your seat into the programme and get your enrolment letter.

How does financial aid apply to the tuition fees?

  • Financial aid applies to the second and third instalment for the MSc programme and to the second, third and fourth instalment for the MIM programme.


What is the EDHEC Career Centre?

  • The Student Career Centre is dedicated to helping students find a job or an internship.
  • The Centre receives every year over 14 000 job and internship offers.
  • 60,000 internships and 33,500 job offers posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year

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.

  • Class Size: 10 to 25 students per group
  • Contact Hours: 
    • MIM 3h a week (30h/semester +6h group projects)
    • MSc 2h a week (15h/semester)   
  • Qualifications of the instructors: courses are delivered by an officially accredited French language teaching institution

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