“High potential people need to mix state-of-the-art management skills with entrepreneurial mindset. This is one of the core objectives of this program with a unique learning mix of knowing, doing and being capabilities.”- Olivier Witmeur – Academic Director of the AM in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a 12 month International Master programme taking place at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management and MIP Politecnico di Milano, and is taught entirely in English.
The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is aimed at candidates who want to think and act like entrepreneurs and become innovative leaders.
In fact, the emergence of new technologies and the broadening of global markets are creating continuous opportunities for new business development and challenging the established market positions.
Our partner: MIP Politecnico di Milano.
MIP is a global business school accredited by EQUIS and AMBA. It is ranked by the Financial Times among the best business schools in Europe and has been recognised as a prestigious business school for over 30 years. The school works with a wide network of public and private companies and is supported by the strong links developed with the Politecnico di Milano’s Departments of Engineering and Design.
“The uniqueness of the programme lies in the genuine cross-cultural experience it offers. We learn how to think and act like professionals in an accurate sample of the working world today.” – Catherine Baggio, participant 2015-2016
These are just a few of the skills which the Master programme aims to develop in candidates:
learning how to develop a new business idea, from concept design to execution.
learning to introduce and manage innovations, both cost-effectively and sustainably.
identifying new market and social opportunities for new and existing businesses.
building your own personal network with managers, investors, designers, entrepreneurs, incubators and consultants from different industries and countries.
building managerial and organisational skills, and your capability to work in a team.
“We are a group of 34 people with 16 nationalities which creates a very interesting learning and challenging working environment. During the lectures active participation is key and through these discussions we gain a lot of different insights. It’s definitely an eye-opener and it makes you think even further.” – Pauline Opdebeeck, participant 2015-2016
The MIP-Solvay Experience
In Milan, students will have access to in-campus facilities of fast-prototyping (e.g. 3-D printing, laser cutting and other digital manufacturing technologies). They can also ask for assistance from Polihub, the Politecnico di Milano’s business incubator and co-working space, which serves as a partner institution to this programme.
In Brussels, they will be coached by the Solvay Entrepreneurs team, the entrepreneurship centre of Université Libre de Bruxelles, and will have full access to its broad network of partners.
Over the course of the programme, participants will take part in three major projects:
– The ‘New Venture Accelerator’, where they will have to act as an entrepreneur to create a business model of a start-up from scratch.
– The ‘Consulting Project’, where they will have to act as a business consultant in an established small or medium enterprise.
– The ‘Corporate Internship’, where they will have to act as a team member taking part in the launch of a new corporate project.
During these projects, participants will be individually coached by the faculty and professional consultants to maximise their on-the-job learning.
The course is taught entirely in English and lasts for 12 months starting in September. The programme consists of an autumn term in Milan, a spring term in Brussels and a summer term at one of the two campuses, according to preference.
By being mobile across different European locations, the participants will be stimulated to adopt a broader market perspective and to use their capability to network and interact with different business environments.
The programme comprises three experiential modules during which the participants will learn to develop a new business initiative, serve as members of a consulting team assisting a company in implementing a corporate strategy, and developing a project in collaboration with a company.
The faculty is made up of seasoned Solvay and MIP professors. Both Schools bring the best professors and practitioners to this Advanced Master in order to have a unique mix of academics combining professional and theoretical expertise.
After graduation, an unlimited range of job opportunities will become accessible. Here are some of the careers that participants could follow:
– become an entrepreneur or envisage an entrepreneurial career as a family business manager,
– join the founding team of a start-up,
– work in a young entrepreneurial venture,
– manage, or work as an associate in charge of corporate R&D projects,
– work as a product and business developer or as a chief designer officer,
– work as a consultant to assist companies in implementing innovative and creative projects,
– work as an associate in venture capital or business angels funds, or in the entrepreneurial finance division of banks,
– work as a project manager in incubators, technology transfer offices or entrepreneurship centres.
If you wish to join the Advanced Master course in September 2016, please follow the four main steps of our admission procedure:
1- Complete and submit the online pre-enrolment form together with the required documents.
2- Receive feedback on your eligibility from the Academic Director.
3- Have a personal interview with the Academic Director.
4- Receive feedback on your admission. If positive, please note that you will have two weeks to finalise your registration by:
– Completing, signing and sending back the admission documents
– Pay a deposit of €2000
EU applicants: July 31st 2016
non-EU applications: May 31st 2016
Important: non-EU applicants must take into consideration that getting a student visa for Belgium implies the obligation to prove their sufficient and regular means of subsistence (617 EUR net/month in 2015-2016) or their sponsor’s. If they can’t, Solvay can support them if the applicant transfers the requested amount covering 12 months on a school deposit account (which will be redistributed on a monthly basis to the student as soon as a Belgian bank account has been created). For more information visit this link or contact the nearest Belgian embassy.
Early-Bird discount: Receive a 10% discount by submitting your application before January 31st, 2016 (valid only for registrations confirmed within 2 weeks from receipt of the admission documents).
Merit-Based Scholarships: Candidates applying before March 31st 2016 can run for the following merit-based tuition fee waivers:
The uniqueness of the programme lies in the genuine cross-cultural experience it offers. We learn how to think and act like professionals in an accurate sample of the working world today.
We are a group of 34 people with 16 nationalities which creates a very interesting learning and challenging working environment. During the lectures active participation is key and through these discussions we gain a lot of different insights. It’s definitely an eye-opener and it makes you think even further.
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