Admissions Process - Executive Online Programs


Our aim is to find out more about your personal motivation and skills and enable us to understand how this program will help you achieve your professional goals.

The final selection is based on your online application, including written essays, recommendations and an online video presentation of your project and motivations.


Before applying, please make sure you have a Coursera login as you will need it during the online application process. If you do not already have a login please create one on the  Coursera platform

You will need to upload the following documents to complete your application:

  • A copy of your university transcripts
  • A copy of your degree
  • English language proficiency test score ( TOEFLTOEICIELTS or  Cambridge). Native speakers of English or candidates who already have a degree from an institution where all instruction was conducted in English, are exempted
  • Résumé (CV) and 2 online letters of recommendation
  • 3-minute online video pitch. The video presentation should focus on your motivations for participating in the program and highlight examples of how you have demonstrated an entrepreneurial mindset during your career. These examples can be from either within or outside your current company. In order to submit your video pitch you will need to post it on YouTube. Participants based in China can use YouKu. Please provide us with a private link to the video in your application file.
  • Non-refundable application fee of €100
  • If you have completed the GMAT or the GRE you may upload your results. Please note, that although the submission of a GMAT or GRE score is not mandatory, it will be taken into consideration for those who have taken the exam
  • If you are currently enrolled, or have completed, the  Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, you will need to submit your proctored exam results in order to earn credits towards the degree.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but have demonstrated strong academic performance in the  Online Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship will be considered for admission and can apply.


When completed, your application will be submitted to the  HEC Paris Online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Admissions Committee for the final decision. In some cases you may be inivted to an online interview with one of the Program Directors. Admissions decisions are communicated within 2-3 weeks of submitting your application depending on whether we require an additional interview with you.