Sciences Po’ School of management and innovation


Sciences Po’ School of management and innovation

Entrepreneurs for change!

Sciences Po’ School of management and innovation
Located in the heart of Paris, the mission of the School of Management and Innovation (SMI) @ Sciences Po is to train the economic actors of tomorrow, people able to use their creativity and entrepreneurial vision to transform companies and business ecosystems and rethink their role in society with a view to the common good.

Sciences Po’s SMI provides its 1000 students the opportunity to study one of its 13 master’s programmes and international dual degrees. We also train managers and
senior executives in collaboration with Sciences Po Executive Education.

To educate the entrepreneurs of change and prepare them for a multinational and transnational context, our School has set a threefold objective it calls the 3 Cs - Complexity, Creativity, Common Good:

  1. Complexity: To provide an understanding of globalisation and the digital revolution, and of the complex issues and changes associated with them.
  2. Creativity: To anticipate and support the development of a creative economy and new business models.
  3. Common Good: To highlight the role of companies (and their managers) in society and the responsibility of economic leaders with regard to issues of the common good.

A core curriculum in the humanities and social sciences with a multidisciplinary approach to enable students to grasp complexity and develop analytical and critical skills.

  1. General management training to address business and economic life from a perspective that stresses the complementary nature of their various dimensions
  2. An introduction to digital humanities and design thinking to understand the changes currently affecting society, in collaboration with the Medialab
  3. Professionally-focused courses specific to each Master’s programme to develop core professional skills
  4. A culture of innovation to promote entrepreneurship through simulation exercises and business creation activities, making use of the experience and success of the Entrepreneurship Centre

Career service

Our School collaborates with a wide community of recruiters to develop students’ core
professional skills and prepare them for the labour market. Students complete a compulsory semester-long internship and have many opportunities to gain practical experience. Dual education programmes or a gap year working for a company are also possible.

Each year, 73 percent of Sciences Po graduates find employment in the private sector. Our School equips students to pursue a wide range of positions in various sectors: consulting/audit, banking/finance/insurance, marketing/communications, human resources, regulation and compliance, etc.

The Entrepreneurship Centre supports students’ entrepreneurial aspirations. Since 2009, 350 students have worked with the centre each year, 90 business projects have been incubated and 400 permanent positions have been created.

Programme Info

Name of the School: Sciences Po’ School of management and innovation.
Campuses: Paris
Ranking: 4th in the QS ranking in Pulitics & International Studies
Number of Faculty: 7
Graduates employed: overall rate of employment was 91% (enquête jeunes diplômés 2015) 
Subjects of Masters Study:

Two-year programmes

Master in Economics and Business (eng)
Master Finance Stratégie (fr)
Master Organisations et management des ressources humaines (fr)
Master Innovation & Digital Transformation (eng)
Master en Marketing et études (fr)
Master in Communications, Media and Creative Industries (eng)
Master Communication, médias et industries créatives (fr)

One-year programmes

Master in Corporate Strategy (eng)
Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management (eng)
Courses held in: English or French
Length of Courses: three semesters at Sciences Po in Paris and one semester away interning or studying in France or within our partner network abroad for a master programme.
masters en apprentissage: varies between programmes
10 months for a one-year master programme.

Starting Dates: September
Application Deadlines: January (domestic applications), March (international applications), mid-May (one-year master’s programmes applications)
International Exchanges: Yes
Internships: Yes

Student Body

Average Class Size: 20-150 students (varies between programmes)
Percentage of International Students: 40 %
Number of Incoming exchange students: 35



Type of admission: domestic applications, international applications,one-year master’s programmes applications
University degree: Yes
Prior educational background – Bachelor degree essential
Tests required and level: Depends on the programme.
Specific Languages tests: TOEFL IBT, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, TOEIC listening, reading, speaking and writing, PTE Academic, DALF, TCF… The language requirements depend on the programme.
Languages fluency: English or French essential
References: Yes
Years of work experience: May be required for a one-year master programme.


Application fee: 150€ (domestic admissions), 100€ (international applicants and one-year)
Tuition fees: two-year master’s programmes: 14100€ for international student and 0-14100 for domestic students
One-year master’s programmes: 21000€.
Dual Degree programmes have specific tuition fees.
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance: ras

Funding opportunities
We award a large number of scholarships per year to French, EU and international students.

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