Innovation management

Program type 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

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School(s) contributing to the curriculum


The Master’s degree in Innovation Management is the result of a collaboration between Dauphine–PSL and MINES ParisTech. 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.

Learning outcomes

The curriculum uses multidisciplinary experience with innovation to prepare students for professional life in the field. Upon finishing their training, students will be able to manage and obtain funding for innovative projects, from design to completion, and help define strategic priorities for businesses, and particularly strategies for innovation. They will be able to create, develop and contribute to the success of innovative companies and business operations and help firms focus their energies on innovation processes, particularly for breakthrough innovations.


The coursework revolves around key topics such as innovative design, innovation financing, technology foresight and the psychology of innovation. In addition, each year is structured around professional experiences: an innovation project, trade shows connected with innovation, internships, etc. Students are required to take a gap year between the first and second years of the program.


The Master’s degree program prepares students for careers in innovation, such as innovation project manager, product manager, innovation finance manager, innovation manager or innovation consultant.
It also serves as training for future researchers in innovation management as it intersects with a variety of disciplines other than management science.
Students interested in starting a business are also invited to join the program.

Degree delivered

National Master’s degree conferred by Université PSL and prepared at Dauphine–PSL.

Teaching locations

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


Master’s Year 1: French or international students holding a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
Master’s Year 2: French or international students who have acquired 60 ECTS credits from the first year of the Innovation Management Master’s degree program or from one year of another Master’s program (BAC+4), either at Dauphine–PSL, another PSL school, another university, a French IEP political studies institute, a high-level business or engineering school or other high-level educational institution.
Selection process
Based on an application and interview.
The application should be submitted online at the MyCandidature application platform:

  • 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 ParisTech, 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.


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

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