• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 4 months


This Professional Certificate program includes three topic areas. Each topic area includes courses and one final exam. To earn the Professional Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, you’ll complete all 10 courses and the final exams. The Professional Certificate is part of HEC’s MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree, but can be taken independently.

Key Benefits of this Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is offered by Coursera in partnership with HEC Paris:

  • Receive a university-issued Professional Certificate from HEC Paris
  • Earn 30 academic credits that may be applied towards the HEC Online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OMIE) degree
  • Learn from world-renowned faculty with deep expertise in entrepreneurship
  • Network with entrepreneurially minded people from across the globe
  • Learn to identify and develop unique, high-potential commercial opportunities
  • 100% online, take at your own pace

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 4 months
    • Duration description
      • 4-10 months
      • Avg. 10 hours per week
  • Credits
    35 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Boosting Creativity
  • Strategic Management of Innovation
  • Organizing for Innovation
  • Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship Strategy: from ideation to exit
  • Business Strategy
  • New Product Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Change-making
  • Scaling Up Operations
  • Marketing through Social Media


This Professional Certificate program is designed for professionals who already work in or are planning to build a career in:

  • Product innovation and business development
  • Launching innovative projects and making R&D investments
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship (leading entrepreneurial projects within existing organizations)
  • Innovation Management Consulting
  • Executive team membership

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Recommended Background:

  • This Professional Certificate is open to all interested learners. There are no required prerequisites.
  • Prior management or entrepreneurial experience is helpful, but not required. The Professional Certificate is designed for any executive or entrepreneur seeking innovative, practical solutions to their business challenges.
  • The Professional Certificate is also recommended for learners who are interested in the MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, but aren’t ready to apply to the full program yet.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3450 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3450 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3450 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3450 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
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