MSc in Innovation & Entrepreneurship


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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

Fees structure and funding:


Modules: September 2019 to May 2020
Internship: March to July 2020
Graduating project: up to October 2020

Teaching Language:

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

Application fees:

2019/2020: Application fees : 90 €


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This MSc enabled us to form a complementary, multidisciplinary team
Caroline Bettan, French, cohort 2016, Newcy co-founder

The MSc Innovation & Entrepreneurship class enabled us to form a complementary, multidisciplinary team and acquire all the key skills needed to develop our project. This support was further increased when we joined the InnoStart incubator. We now have everything we need to carry out our company project.

Programme structure

Compulsory modules

  • Entrepreneurial Thinking & Creativity
  • Creative Strategy
  • Entrepreneurial Capacity Building
  • Sensibilisation aux Technologies
  • Financing New Venture
  • Marketing of Innovation
  • From Idea to Model to Plan
  • Strategy and Organisation Audit
  • Sensibilisation aux Usages
  • Innovation Challenges
  • HR for Start-up
  • Business Law, Contract Law & IP Law
  • Start-up Project Management
  • Personal Development for Entrepreneurs
  • Elevator Pitch
  • Business Plan Summary
  • Business Plan Development
  • Final Venture Plan
    TOTAL = 120 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. 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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