Master in Entrepreneurship & Business Development

Master in Entrepreneurship & Business Development

Entry level
3 years of post-secondary study

Diploma awarded
State-recognized Master’s degree (5 years post-secondary, RNCP level 7*)

2 years, starting in September

Language of instruction

Full time on 1st year/work-sudy on 2nd year

Tuition fees
€11 865 per year


The Masters Cycle of the Master in Management – Grande Ecole program comprises a two-year curriculum officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and is awarded with a Master’s-level diploma (5 years of post-secondary studies – Level 7*). It benefits from being delivered by a triple crown internationally accredited school (AACSB, AMBA and EFMD).

The Entrepreneurship & Business Development specialization can be accessed via parallel admissions in the fourth year of studies (Master 1).

This specialization makes it possible to adopt a cross-functional perspective on a company as well as the skills required to assume supervisory and responsible entrepreneurial positions.

*The level 6 (NSF 313) "Diplôme en management général et international" awarded by PSB Paris School of Business is RNCP registered under the reference number 36785 by the Director General of France compétences as of 01/09/2022.

Aim of the specialization

The main objective is to instil an entrepreneurial mindset within students and train them to become enterprising managers who are creative and open to the world at large.

Strenghts of the program

The Entrepreneurship & Business Development specialization enables students to:

  • Progress within all departments of a company
  • Grasp the various positions within a company in order to better understand its workings and master the main tools and techniques of management
  • Combine strategic and functional perspectives in order to acquire the skills needed to carry out various supervisory positions
  • Improve awareness of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
  • Provide a toolkit designed to help create, take over, develop or evaluate a company
  • Acquire techniques for supporting an entrepreneurial project
  • Develop a pronounced entrepreneurial culture and a grasp of the entrepreneurial support ecosystem

Partnership network

Over the course of the curriculum, students will have regular opportunities to meet and work with our corporate partners:

 CCI France


 The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy

 Student Department for Innovation, Transfer and Entrepreneurship / PÉPITE Hésam




 IME France / Institute for Entrepreneurial Mentoring

 GO Entrepreneurs Trade Show / Les Échos-Le Parisien groups

 ADIE Île-de-France

 Réseau Entreprendre

Skill objectives

For successful completion of their Masters, students must validate the five following skillsets.

If students do not validate all the skillsets required for obtaining the professional certificate but successfully complete all skills related to one of the sets, each of the skillsets concerned will have been definitively validated.

  1. Devising a departmental/organizational strategy
  2. Planning, optimizing, and managing the budget and coordination of z department and/or organization’s financial affairs
  3. Managing a transformation and/or innovation project in a national and/or international context
  4. Managing individual staff and teams
  5. Implementing a business development strategy in France or abroad (entrepreneurship)

This program cannot be combined with another training program.

However, partial certification with another program is possible (see the RNCP diploma file).

In addition, prior professional experience may be validated with credits upon request, which must be submitted by email to:

For further information on the validation of prior experience at PSB, please visit the following page.

A word from the Head of Specialization

"Whether you want to become an entrepreneur, work within a start-up ecosystem, provide support to entrepreneurs, or work as an intrapreneur, this Master is tailor-made for you!"

Head of Master


Work-study contracts signed per year


Specializations 100% in work-study mode


Corporates partners



*Paris Business School figures 2023

Academic content

    1st year:


        The first year comprises the first specialization semester and the opportunity to receive training in approaches to entrepreneurship in an operational manner with experts and in a more conceptual way with our teacher-researchers.

          Our active teaching approach offers a chance to experiment with the entrepreneurial process in order to master the key tools needed for an entrepreneur and to become familiar with the support ecosystem.


              2nd year:


                  Taken in work-study format, the second year is more hybrid in nature, investigating essential cross-functional skills needed by entrepreneur-managers in areas including design, digital, and project management.

                  Total class time is 511hrs for the fourth year and 504hrs for the fifth.

                  Teaching format

                  Over the course of their time at Paris School of Business, students receive a varied teaching approach in order to nurture their creativity and adaptability.

                  Teaching formats :

                  • Groupwork
                  • Theory classes
                  • Professional simulation exercises
                  • Inverted classes
                  • Business Games
                  • Common-theme projects
                  • Workshops

                  Assessment methodology

                  Successful completion of the five required blocks delivers the intended Master in Management – Grande Ecole program diploma and the associated level 7 RNCP certificate.

                  The skill validation frame of reference is based upon written and oral assessment methods, including the following:

                  Case studies :

                  • Professional simulation exercises
                  • Roleplay exercises
                  • Individual and group projects
                  • Professional placement report

                  Current academic year: 2023-2024


                  The admissions procedure for entry onto a Master’s-level Paris School of Business program comprises analysis of an application dossier, an English test and a one-to-one interview.


                  1. Comprehensive application dossier analysis

                   Application dossier

                   ID photo

                   Copy of ID

                   Photocopies of diplomas obtained and reports from Baccalaureate (end-of-secondary) level onwards (officially certified and translated into French for non-French documents)


                   Covering letter

                   French test results obtained (TCF, DELF/DALF) if French is not the native language.

                   Supporting statement from a teacher, head of institution, or an employer (not mandatory but strongly recommended)

                   €100, covering admin fees (€50 for French state scholarships upon presentation of a definitive scholarship allocation for the year in progress)

                  2. English test

                   English test results obtained (IELTS/TOEFL TOEIC) in last 2 years for applicants to have already taken a test.

                  If you are not in a position to provide this official grade, you will receive a link to an online test.

                  Minimum level required for applicants to programs in English:

                  à 1st-3rd years : IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 70

                  à 4th year : IELTS 6 / TOEFL 80

                  3. Individual interview

                   The aim of this interview is to assess your degree of motivation and open-mindedness, as well as to evaluate the complementarity of your personality, your knowledge and the teaching delivered at Paris School of Business.

                  It is also designed to assess your ability to imagine/construct an idea and suggest an original solution to an issue.

                  Personalized support

                  We offer personalized support for people suffering from disabilities as well as for sportspeople, artists, and entrepreneurs.

                  To find out more, consult our specially dedicated page.

                  2022 Results Indicators


                  of graduating students are in full employment


                  found a job within six months following graduation

                  €40 350

                  average salary


                  of students have found employment in line with their level of studies


                  of Masters in Management – Grande Ecole students graduated

                  Apprenticeship contract break rate: 3%

                  Rate of break from studies in progress: 2.52%

                  Specific indicators are calculated by ministries in charge of professional training programs and State Education. Available at:

                  Following successful completion of the  Entrepreneurship & Business Development specialization, graduates can aspire to a wide range of positions, such as the following:

                  • Business Creator/Buyer
                  • Intrapreneur within a large corporation
                  • Cross-functional Project Manager
                  • Business Developer within a start-up
                  • Business Creation Consultant within a support organization

                  The school does not offer any track beyond graduation from this program.

                  Tuition fees

                  This training program costs €11,865 per year.

                  In second year, tuition fees are covered in their entirety by your host company since you will be registered on a work-study contract.

                  In addition, as an employee of the company you will receive a salary.



                  For any questions regarding the Entrepreneurship & Business Development specialization, please contact the Admissions service.

                  Céline Renault

                  Head of Master in Management – Grande Ecole program admissions



                  Louaï BAZZI
                  Sales Manager, Groupe GEMA

                  I took the Entrepreneurship & Business development specialization for its multi-disciplinary nature. I would also highly recommend it for the way in which the program is taught. Students work in an autonomous fashion on cross-functional projects whilst benefitting from the support provided by faculty.

                  Paris School of Business has provided me with the kind of technological knowledge that is currently essential to progress as a manager, and above all the soft skills that make all the difference: spoken fluency, self-awareness, open mindedness, and adaptability.

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