Innovation management

Program type Continuing Education, Initial Training
Degree Master's
Graduate program(s) Graduate Program in Management, Graduate Program in Engineering (ISAI)
Domain(s) Humanities & social sciences
Discipline(s) Law, Economics, Business Administration - Management, Computer Science, Philosophy, Social Science
Teaching language(s) French
Place Paris

PSL host school

Other PSL school(s) contributing to the curriculum


The Master’s degree in Innovation Management is the result of a collaboration between Dauphine–PSL and MINES Paris - PSL. The multidisciplinary curriculum is designed to train a new generation of managers and researchers in the paradigm of innovative design in management science and the rationale behind today’s innovations. It explores connections with numerous other disciplines, including engineering, economics, sociology, philosophy, cognition, history, law, art and data science.

The Master’s degree is affiliated with PSL’s graduate program in Management and Engineering.

Learning outcomes

  • Experience multidisciplinary innovation at the heart of a diverse class: management, law, finance, economics, political science, design, engineering and doctorates in science.
  • Lead real professional projects for businesses: “Business plan”, technology forecasting, innovative design.
  • Take on responsibilities for major projects throughout the course of the Master’s: study trips, bi-monthly talks and annual conferences, website, blog, etc.

Academic tracks

A gap year is mandatory between year 1 and 2.


18 months after graduation, 100% of our graduates are employed, 89% of them on permanent contracts.
- Innovation project manager ;
- Product manager ;
- Innovation financing manager ;
- Innovation manager ;
- Innovation consultant ;
- Research in innovation management;
- Company creation.

Teaching locations

Dauphine–PSL: Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 75016 Paris
MINES Paris–PSL 60, boulevard Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris


  • A program that offers multidisciplinary experience with innovation among students from a wide range of backgrounds: management, law, finance, economics, political science, engineering and PhDs in science.
  • A curriculum designed to open doors in the job market through actual professional assignments on behalf of large companies: business plans, future-oriented assignments, technology projects, innovative design.
  • An education with a strongly international perspective that offers the chance to study and/or gain professional experience abroad thanks to strategic partnerships:
    • participating businesses in the Cercle de l’Innovation (Dauphine Foundation) and the Chair in Theory and Methods of Innovative Design at MINES Paris-PSL, including Renault, SNCF, Merck Millipore, Airbus, Dassault Systèmes, Thalès and more.
    • The Special Interest Group on Design Theory, created with support from the Design Society, which brings together researchers from multiple universities worldwide, including Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Delft and Chalmers.
    • The international research network in innovation management, whose members include HEC Montréal, RWTH Aachen University, London Business School and the Politecnico di Milano
  • The opportunity to assume responsibilities as part of major projects in the degree program: study tours, bimonthly talks and an annual lecture, website, vlog, etc.

The first year of the Master's degree in Innovation Management combines lectures, workshops and innovation projects to train students in new design theories and practices. The program combines the sharing of fundamental knowledge about innovation management and student initiatives. The pedagogy is based on the entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work in teams on innovation projects.

In year 2, students choose one concentration among the following ones :
- Management of industrial and technological projects
- Accountability, governance and social innovation
- Creativity and psychology for innovation
The Technology and Innovation Management program trains enterprising innovators with team spirit. This program is offered in partnership with MINES ParisTech and INSTN-CEA.


Master’s Year 1: French or international students holding a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in Management, Economics, Human and Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics or Computer Science.

Selection process

Based on an application and interview. The application should be submitted online at the MyCandidature application platform.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are set by ministerial decree (€243 in 2020/21). Please note that you will also need to provide proof of payment for the CVEC (Student Life and Campus Fee) of €92. More information.

School for registration: Université Dauphine - PSL
Degree delivered: National Master’s degree conferred by Université PSL and prepared at Dauphine–PSL.



Heads of the Master's program: Albert David, Professor; Sophie Hogge, Lecturer


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