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SKEMA Ventures: A portfolio of entrepreneurship courses

Since the beginning of 2017, all SKEMA students, whatever programme or campus, participate in events or teaching that stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit. Elective courses, a MOOC, and even entrepreneurial tracks are offered to students who wish to deepen their skills. The MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation, a truly innovative and internationally recognized incubation programme, attracts entrepreneur-students from all across the world.

In order to increase students’ awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation, teaching modules exist in most programmes. The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation course is aimed at students who wish to create innovative companies and allow existing companies to innovate in order to develop. The programme offers advanced knowledge on entrepreneurship and is also an incubator that allows students to work at a start-up team to prepare the launch of their business.

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In addition, the entrepreneurial track “Programme ID” offered from the L3 academic year helps volunteer students develop an effectual entrepreneurial approach to sustainable innovation.

SKEMA also delivers training courses within the framework of executive education. The “Coup de Pousse” seminar, conducted in partnership with Human Ventures, is thus aimed at companies wishing to develop their capacity for innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit of their teams.

Without practice, theory makes little sense… and vice versa.

At SKEMA, we make the quotation from Kurt Lewin, “There is nothing so practical as a good theory” our own. This is why teaching entrepreneurship at SKEMA is based on a close link between academic learning and learning by doing.

This is reflected in inter-campus courses that combine academic fundamentals and entrepreneurial challenges such as the Challenge IE, the Hackathon KM, the Défi Innovation, and the Challenge Jeunes Pousses organized by the Telecom Valley cluster, which brings together management, sciences, and law students.

Students also apply their knowledge at the SKEMA Ventures events such as the Hackathon, Bootstrap, Bootcamp, Booster, or Startup Kafés.

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