MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Impact


Having realised that society is calling out for profound change, tomorrow’s entrepreneurs are now constructing their business models around the impact that their business will have on customers, society and the environment. They are not trying to address the masses, but prefer to serve niche markets by making clear and innovative propositions that stand out from the competition and generate profit by responding to real and clearly defined needs.

Do you want to make a difference? Then the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Impact is for you. You will receive:

  • High quality teaching from a teaching faculty with an international reputation
  • Access to a unique entrepreneurial eco-system operating in close collaboration with the Centrale-Audencia-Ensa incubator, for transversal skill sets
  • Active and locally based educational methods: you will be involved in real projects, with creation phase entrepreneurs that are part of the local entrepreneurial and business eco-system.

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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:

  • Financing young high-tech businesses: crossing the wilderness, integrating supplier issues and expectations in terms of their social and corporate impact
  • Accompanying social innovation with entrepreneurship methods: using different approaches to structure the dissemination of social innovations


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

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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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Please contact us if you have any questions.