HEC Paris launch scholarships for online masters programme

France based business school HEC Paris hopes to foster top innovative talent in the business world by creating an Online Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholarship programme.

Paris, France: Business school offers scholarship opportunity
With the aim of creating a fairer, more sustainable world, HEC Paris, the international business school has launched a new scholarship for applicants to its Online Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OMIE) programme.

International business school scholarship programme

The OMIE programme was launched earlier this year by HEC Paris in partnership with Coursera to equip current and aspiring entrepreneurs, consultants and decision makers with the necessary skills to identify and develop innovative new ventures, and strive for sustainability, gender equality and social betterment.The OMIE Impact Fellowship will award a maximum of €5,000 to applicants who can clearly demonstrate the positive impact the OMIE programme will have on their future careers, their communities and their organisations, in one or more of the following areas:
  • Fostering social innovation or social business
  • Contributing toward sustainable development
  • Improving innovation and/or entrepreneurship opportunities in developing countries or impoverished communities
  • Contributing to gender equality in society and business

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Peter Todd, dean of HEC Paris Business School said, “The OMIE Impact Fellowship is a great way for us to further support top talent in any corner of the world.“The idea is simple: empower participants to create a tangible, positive impact in their communities through social innovation or through entrepreneurial ventures that foster sustainable development and gender equality.“These are issues which are deeply ingrained in HEC Paris’ DNA.”

Degree students given access to international network of business leaders

 Aside from providing a modern, flexible online degree programme, the OMIE also connects students to the wider HEC alumni community, providing additional support and guidance from the school’s established entrepreneurs, increasing the chances of start-up success.“The HEC Paris OMIE degree gives entrepreneurs access to a first class curriculum from a top business school and an international network of business leaders,” Said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. “The newly launched Impact Fellowship widens the opportunity for every aspiring entrepreneur to change lives around the world.”Candidates who wish to be considered for the Fellowship must submit both an OMIE application and their two-question fellowship application to omie@hec.fr before December 7th, 2017 (CEST). Full details can be found via the website.For related news and features, visit our Education section. Look out for the launch of 2018's Relocate Awards, entries open in January. Relocate’s new Global Mobility Toolkit provides free information, practical advice and support for HR, global mobility managers and global teams operating overseas.Global Mobility Toolkit download factsheets resource centreAccess hundreds of global services and suppliers in our Online DirectoryClick to get to the Relocate Global Online Directory  

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