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MSc Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Design Innovation

A unique hybrid approach that will allow students to make a positive impact on our world by obtaining a double degree from a triple-accredited business school and the only design school worldwide focused on sustainable innovation.

MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The UN expects the world population to reach ten billion by 2050, with two thirds of people living in cities. At the same time, natural resources are becoming scarcer. Access to food, land, clean water, and reliable energy will become increasingly challenging. While this creates material tensions, such a situation also presents significant opportunities to create innovative sustainable industries. According to the Business and Sustainable Development Commission “Achieving the Global [UN Sustainable Development] Goals opens up US$12 trillion of market opportunities in … food and agriculture, cities, energy and materials, and health and well-being”.

Creating radically new businesses and jobs that make profit with purpose whilst addressing economic, environmental and societal challenges requires two key skills: creativity and business acumen. Developing these two skills is the role of the MSc Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Design.

Creating and Constructing a Sustainable World
This MSc programme brings together the best of business and design education
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

There are many examples of successful entrepreneurial companies built using design to create a competitive advantage (e.g. Airbnb or Apple). McKinsey recently reported that large, traditional corporates which are design focused companies outperform their peers both in terms of revenue growth and in total return to shareholders.

Graduates of this MSc will find opportunities to pursue careers as:
– Entrepreneurs in sustainable industries
– Intrapreneurs for large corporates which emphasize corporate social responsibility
– Incubator advisors
– Business developers in positive impact start-ups

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STUDENTS WILL ACQUIRE SKILLS

– Master contextual research and collaboration in the field of sustainability
– Integrate eco-stewardship methodologies with professional scenarios
– Apply sustainable principles and methods to design innovative solutions that meet the needs of the present while maximizing the positive impact on the future
– Master the commercial mindset required to transform ideas into new viable businesses
– Analyse a new venture idea from multiples perspectives
– Increase your chances of success by mastering business models and business plans

design, business & strategy

CORE PROGRAM

During the last week of August and the first three weeks of September, design students will come to the SKEMA campus to do introductory classes in marketing and finance while business students will be on the SDS campus to do introductory classes in design (drawing, design methodologies, software).

1st
semester
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At SKEMA Business School
Sophia Antipolis
30 ECTS
European equivalence
MANDATORY COURSES
  • Eco-system of Innovation
  • Building a Digital Business
  • New Ventures & Business Plan
  • Market Research
  • Sustainable Innovation from a Business Perspective
  • Effectual Strategic Marketing
  • Employability & Career
ELECTIVES COURSES
  • Dreams Hunter Program
  • Ethics, Governance and Entrepeneurship
  • Open Innovation
  • Research Methods and Critical Thinking
  • Sustainable Innovation from a Business Perspective
  • Business Plan competition “Challenge Jeunes Pousses”

These details are for information only and may be changed by the schools without prior notice.

2nd
semester
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At THE SDS
Cagnes-sur-Mer
30 ECTS + 30 ECTS
European equivalence
MANDATORY COURSES
  • Sustainable Design Futures, Trends and Innovation
  • Sustainable Design Innovation and Strategy
  • Facilitating Creative Thinking
  • Design Thinking and Human Factors
  • Sustainable Design Leadership
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Innovative Design Contextual Research
  • Discovery and Insight
ELECTIVES COURSES
  • Biomimicry Methodology
  • Applied theory in Sustainability
  • Foundations of Sustainable materials
  • Creation of Services, Interfaces and Experiences
  • Service and Enterprise
  • Pleasure based approaches to Service Design
DISSERTATION OR BUSINESS PLAN
  • For 30 Ects

These details are for information only and may be changed by the schools without prior notice.

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