MSc Innovation & Entrepreneurship


This programme is proposed in partnership with :

Programme Mission

The MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is based on the expertise of two ‘‘Grandes Ecoles’’, INSA Rennes and Rennes School of Business.
It aims to educate students in the fields of innovation management and entrepreneurship by developing their own business plans, throughout the programme.


Become an entrepreneur who masters innovation challenges faced by firms in the 21st century

"The objective of MSc IE is to build students’ skills and competencies to become an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur who masters innovation challenges faced by firms in the 21st century.
Innovation often takes birth at the frontier of several disciplines and therein lays one of the specificities of the MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship. MSc IE combines the experience of two Grandes Ecoles : Rennes School of Business and INSA Rennes. This combination provides the opportunity for students to learn together by confronting their ideas and perspectives in the implementation of a venture creation project or by acting as intrapreneurs in large groups."

Admission procedure

Admission Requirements:

  • Bac + 3/4 or Bachelor in Management
  • English level: TOEFL> 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), 80 (IBT) or TOEIC> 750 or IELTS> 6.5 or native language
  • For international students, the French language mastery is essential.
  • Application form
  • Interview


Modules: September 2017 to May 2018
Internship: May 2018 to November 2018
Project Implementation: September-November, 2018 (presentation of the Business Plan)

Teaching Language:

English & French (Over 80% of courses are in English)

Application fees:

2017/2018 : Application fees : 90 €


Compulsory modules

Entrepreneurial Thinking &Creativity
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Creative Strategy
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Entrepreneurial Capacity Building
Teaching hours: 15 | ECTS : 3
Sensibilisation aux Technologies
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 3
Financing New Venture
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Marketing of Innovation
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
From Idea to Model to Plan
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Strategy and Organisation Audit
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Sensibilisation aux usages
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 3
Innovation Challenges
Elevator Pitch
Business Plan Summary
Internship + Report
ECTS: 12
HR for Start-up
Teaching hours: 27 |ECTS: 6
Business Law, Contract Law & IP Law
Teaching hours: 27 |ECTS: 6
Start-up Project Management
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Personal Development for Entrepreneurs
Teaching hours: 15 | ECTS: 3
Business Plan Development
Final Venture Plan & Presentation
ECTS: 30
16 months / 4 periods (120 ECTS)
13 during 27 h modules (69 ECTS)
1 Stage & Projects (51 ECTS)
Project coaching
Venture creation project
Project by groups of 3 to 5 students
In Start-up, SME or large group: internship should be related to innovation/creation
4 months minimum (max 6 months)
1 thesis defence (Rennes) + 1 internship report late June

General Information

Admission procedure

Candidates have to fill in the application form which is available on e-mail request to The complete student’s file must be submitted to the admissions office.


Eligible candidates will be contacted for a an interview (Face-to-face, telephone, skype or on-line interview).

Visa for non-European students

Please contact the local French Embassy or Campus France in your country to obtain a visa application to arrange your stay in France as soon as you are admitted.

Resident permit

The international office of Rennes School of Business helps students to obtain a resident permit.


Rennes School of Business offers scholarships depending on academic performance or social criteria.

Orientation programme

The School provides an orientation programme for all international students the week before classes start. Sessions are compulsory and cover application for residence permit, health insurance, banking, internet provider, mobile phones, bus pass and information sessions on French culture, academic expectations and standards.


Rennes School of Business helps international students to finding suitable accommodation (student residence, private house, shared flat, family homestay) in the city. A new residence campus for international students is now available on the campus.


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Contact +33 (0)2 99 33 48 40

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