Entrepreneurship (Innovation and Growth) | HES⁠-⁠SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland

Entrepreneurship (Innovation and Growth)

Concept of the major (63 ECTS)

Entrepreneurship - also known as entrepreneurial activity - involves seeking out innovative business opportunities and marketing them. The creative and commercial activities apply equally to existing businesses and the creation of new ones.

Why take this major? 

"In a complicated context that is constantly changing, employees with entrepreneurial skills are highly sought after. The success of entrepreneurship, whether it applies to small or medium-sized businesses, major international corporations or public bodies, is closely linked to a company's ability to face up to environmental challenges with an innovative and flexible attitude. These skills are acquired during the Entrepreneurship major. You will develop analytical and creative skills and you will learn how to take the risks that are required to become an entrepreneur."

Raphaël Gaudart, head of this major.

In this major, students learn how to:

  • Recognise opportunities and put tangible projects into place
  • Develop innovation and trends
  • Evaluate and manage the cash flow of a startup and a growing business
  • Keep up to date on the latest technological advances and how they impact the national and international markets
  • Take into account the multidisciplinary nature of entrepreneurship and promote the added value of the various parties involved
  • Learn about how a growing SME works and how it defines its strategy, taking into account elements such as intellectual property and branding
  • Analyse and develop business models using the Lean concept

> Study programme Entrepreneurship


This module is strongly focused on its international element. In today's global world, young graduates can benefit from an international network and multicultural skills. The Entrepreneurship major includes:

  • Classes in English
  • A team of international teaching staff
  • Close ties with HEC Montréal (Canada), the University of Liechtenstein, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA), the University of Lorraine, (France), the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Canada), the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico City (Mexico), Swissnex Boston, New York and San Francisco (USA)
  • A study abroad programme to learn about a new market as a "student consultant" for 1 to 3 weeks is organised each year in Boston, Mexico or Asia
  • The Master's thesis may be completed at a foreign university


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for foreign students 


  • Registration 2020 will open in
    December 2019.
For all candidates who need a visa: March 15, 2020.
After this date, only complete applications will be considered.


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