MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Impact


Society is calling out for profound change, and entrepreneurs are leading the way - right here at Audencia. From a crowdfunding platform for people with disabilities to IT equipment distribution for companies in a green transformation, there are many ways graduates of the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Impact are building business models around the needs of customers, society and the environment..

From small businesses to big corporations, entrepreneurship fosters growth and innovation. Learn how to give equal weight to profitability and impact when starting or evaluating a new business, venture or initiative. As a part of your programme, you'll get involved in real business projects with creation phase entrepreneurs who are part of the local business ecosystem. This helps you build your network in Nantes, France, wider Europe and further abroad - and connects you to a top-ranking institution for corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

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Key Information

Degree Earned: Master of Science

Language: English

Duration: 24 months, full-time

Programme Start: September

Eligibility See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements, programme options and tuition


The MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Impact gives you access to a unique entrepreneurial ecosystem. This programme collaborates with the Centrale-Audencia-ensa incubator, where you can work on real entrepreneurial projects in the creation phase and network with members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and local businesses.

An experience-based approach at the heart of the teaching: throughout the programme theoretical courses will combine with immersion experiences involving Audencia partner organisations, you will have to act, observe and think.

A choice of three specialisations:

  • Tech & Impact Ventures and Innovative & Impact Ventures: you will be able to experience the very first phases of the venture process. Passing from intuition to business idea to a real business/organisation/association project that you will make real as the active entrepreneur involved.
  • Intrapreneur: immersed in the local economic fabric, taking on the challenges proposed by local professionals, you will be proposing turnkey solutions and autonomous and realistic organisational operation methods
  • Business support: you will operate as support to professionals from the entrepreneurial eco-system and your co-students as they launch their own personal entrepreneurial projects.

Here are a few example course titles found in the MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Impact programme:

  • Entrepreneurial identity and behaviour
  • What is entrepreneurship(s)?
  • Entrepreneurial wellbeing
  • Crafting opportunities and business models
  • Entrepreneurial marketing, sales and digital
  • Entrepreneurial budgeting and financial obligations
  • Analysing the Impact of entrepreneurship on economy and society
  • Sustainable entrepreneurial growth
  • MAD Course – make a difference

Students will then select from one of two tracks:

Track 1

  • Business law and contract
  • Commercial foresight & judgement
  • Mentoring and coaching in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and clusters
  • Financing young technological and Innovative ventures
  • Innovation management and strategy

Track 2

  • Deep-tech innovation and entrepreneurship process
  • Developing technological prototypes
  • Software development
  • Financing young technological and innovative
  • Organising your enterprise and leadership


Here are a number of examples of positions you could occupy after completing an MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Impact:

Tech & Impact Ventures and Innovative & Impact Ventures, such as:

  • (co)Founder
  • Member of a venture team
  • Innovator, source of social innovation
  • Intrapreneur
  • Project manager
  • Operations manager
  • Business unit creator
  • Franchise developer
  • Member of a venture team


Business support positions, such as:

  • General support - from global concept support to growth support
  • Specialist - for specific instances and contexts (e.g.: financing, fundraising, growth, franchising, etc.)
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Admissions & Finance

Join us in Nantes to internationalise your future career! Here is a breakdown of everything you will need to make it smoothly through the application process.

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Master in Managent and MSc programmes: 

  • Proficiency in English
  • 3-year degree in any field


See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements.

You may begin your online application at any time; you can save it and make changes before submitting. Admissions are open until the programme is full; however, we strongly recommend applying by the early application deadline of 31 January for the September intake.


See Admissions Pathways for a full list of required documents, and detailed admissions process.

2-year MSc programme (all specialisations) 

  • €25,000

2-year Master in Management programme (including MSc specialisation)

  • €33,000


Study abroad option*

For study abroad and summer terms, additional tuition fees may be applied by partner institutions according to the number of credit hours taken. If additional tuition fees apply, these fees will be paid directly to the partner institutions.

*Available to Master in Management students only.

There are a range Audencia scholarships you may be eligible for, as well as an extensive number of external scholarships. 


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