PARCOURS - Research in Management and Innovation

PARCOURS - Research in Management and Innovation

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Résumé

The M2/MSc Research in Management and Innovation provides students with a theoretical grounding and with research skills in cutting-edge topics in management and innovation. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue doctoral studies in management. Read more

Objectifs

1 year
EUR Economie et Management
GREDEG / SKEMA Sophia Antipolis / Campus SophiaTech
English

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Introduction

The M2/MSc in Research in Management and Innovation is the first University Côte d’Azur program created in partnership with SKEMA Business School, giving students the opportunity to obtain two degrees: a Master 2 from the University Côte d’Azur and a Master of Science from SKEMA Business School. This program is the first step toward doctoral studies in management and a career in academia.

The M2/MSc Research in Management and Innovation program is distinct from other business degrees in its intensive focus on academic research and preparation for doctoral studies. The curriculum aims to provide students with a theoretical grounding and thorough research skills in a variety of topics in the domains of management and innovation. More precisely, RMI aims to provide students with the required analytical competencies to study emerging issues related to strategic, organizational and management challenges that innovative organizations face. Ultimately, it provides students with competences required for designing and developing their own doctoral research project.

The program puts particular emphasis on the analysis of knowledge base systems as a determinant of firms’ innovative performance. Focusing on knowledge dynamics and the organization of knowledge systems provides an interesting angle to study strategy and organizational design. To introduce students to how, exactly, a researcher studies complex concepts such innovation and knowledge, coursework includes an introduction to the conceptual frameworks developed and proven by already-published scholars. This base opens the door to study both well-established and up-and-coming research subjects; such as social and knowledge networks within and across companies, the specificities of local ecosystems, the creation, development and redeployment of strategic resources, and knowledge facilitating adaptive and renewal capacities.
In the second semester students design an individual, supervised research project, which they present at the end of the year to the RMI faculty. This project is in the form of a research proposal, which may then be used by successful students to apply for PhD programs; including those of Université Côte d’Azur and SKEMA Business School.

Regular seminars with top international scholars enrich the coursework component and expose the students to the highest academic publishing standards. Through this interaction with established professionals in academia, students are uniquely positioned to enter the competitive environment of PhD applications with an existing understanding of the system and community. The diversity of interests and methods used by the RMI faculty and doctoral students, all part of the GREDEG research center and ELMI Graduate School, creates a supportive research environment to equip scholars for what comes next.

Rapid technological change, open innovation models and digitization of activities are continuously transforming industry structures, value chains and organizational designs. Companies operating in today’s knowledge and creative economies must develop new organizational forms and management systems to consistently rebuild their competitive advantage.
Master 2 in Research in Management and Innovation explores cutting-edge topics focused on knowledge dynamics and innovation management. Its aim is to provide students with the scientific background in management and innovation as well as the required analytical skills to make sense out of today’s complex business world. Distinct in its focus on academic research, the RMI program approaches its publication-based curriculum in light of this complex and rapidly-evolving business environment.

  • Opportunity for students to obtain two degrees: a Master 2 RMI from the University Côte d’Azur and a Master of Science RMI from SKEMA Business School.
  • All courses are taught in English. They include a combination of seminars, independent research, presentations and class discussions based on articles published in top scientific journals.
  • Courses are taught by highly qualified, published researchers.
  • Regular seminars with top international scholars enrich the coursework component and expose the students to the highest academic publishing standards. These seminars are organized by both the GREDEG (Université Côte d’Azur / CNRS) and the Knowledge Technology and Organization (SKEMA Business School) research centers.
  • The program benefits from a supportive research environment. All classes take place in the Sophia-Antipolis Science and Technology Park (both at SKEMA and GREDEG).

Partnership

Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion (GREDEG- UMR 7321)
Knowledge Technology and Organization (SKEMA Business School)

Admission

Prerequisite

Candidates must have successfully completed the first year of a European master’s degree (or equivalent).

This program is designed for candidates with strong motivation to pursue doctoral studies in management and a career in academia.

Conditions of applications

Candidates will have to provide:
  • a copy of the most recent diploma
  • full transcripts of the university grades (Bachelor and Master 1), preferably with the indication of their rank in class
  • a detailed CV
  • a personal statement explaining their motivations for the program
  • two reference letters.

Conditions of specific applications

International students are required to translate all documents to English or to French.

Conditions of admission / Conditions of successful application

To apply to the M2/MSc RMI, candidates must have successfully completed the first year of a European master’s degree (or equivalent). A committee composed of faculty members will evaluate each application. Strong emphasis is put on motivation for research. Candidates’ level of English will be evaluated in an interview.

Program

In the Master 2 Research in Management and Innovation all courses are taught in English. They consist of a combination of seminars, student autonomous research, presentations and class discussions based on articles published in top scientific journals.
The program is organized as follows:
Semester 3: September-February: 222 hours of courses divided into three modules:
  • Methods : Research Design (24h), Quantitative Methods (30h), Qualitative methods (36h) and Statistics (24h)
  • Fundamentals in Management : Organization Theory (24h), Strategy (24h).
  • Specialization courses : Knowledge Base and Innovation (30h), Knowledge Management Innovation and Learning (30h).
Semester 4: March-June: 38 hours of courses dedicated to the elaboration of the individual research proposals
  • Writing a research proposal (26h)
  • Preparing for Research Seminars (12h) dedicated to the preparation of participation in research seminars
  • Final Research Proposal

  • Cécile AYERBE, Full Professor in Management, UCA, CNRS, GREDEG
  • Lise ARENA, Associate Professor in Management, UCA, CNRS, GREDEG
  • Francesco CASTELANETTA, Full Professor in Management, UCA, GREDEG, SKEMA
  • Zakaria BABUTSIDZE, Associate Professor in Management and Economics, SKEMA, UCA, GREDEG
  • Rani DANG, Associate Professor in Management, UCA, CNRS, GREDEG
  • Ludovic DIBIAGGIO, Professor in Management and Economics, SKEMA, UCA, GREDEG
  • Anthony HUSSENOT, Full Professor in Management, UCA, CNRS, GREDEG
  • Renata KAMINSKA, Full Professor in Management, SKEMA, UCA, GREDEG
  • Patrick MUSSO, Full Professor in Economics, UCA, CNRS, GREDEG
  • Aura PARMENTIER, Associate Professor in Management, UCA, CNRS, GREDEG
  • Nathalie RICHEBE, Professor in Management, SKEMA, UCA, GREDEG
  • Evelyne ROUBY, Associate Professor in Management, HDR, UCA, CNRS, GREDEG
  • Catherine THOMAS, Full Professor in Management, UCA, CNRS, GREDEG

In line with the evaluation system developed by the French Ministry of Higher Education, each RMI course is evaluated by at least two grades. To validate semester 3, students must obtain an overall average of 10/20. This means that there is a compensation of grades from one course to another. However, the compensation takes into account the relative weight of the course. To validate semester 4, students must obtain at least 10/20 for their Research Proposal. There is no compensation between semester 3 and 4.

What's next ?

Level of education obtained after completion

Graduate level

Target activities / attested skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis skills
  • Ability to conduct a literature review
  • Ability to identify and formulate research questions
  • Ability to develop an original research proposal
  • Scientific writing and presentation skills (in English)

Students who successfully complete M2/MSc RMI may apply for a PhD program at the Université Côte d’Azur (ELMI Graduate School), at SKEMA Business School, or both; or at any other PhD program. At Université Côte d’Azur and SKEMA Business School, the first year of the PhD program is dedicated to advanced courses and finalizing the research proposal. From the second year on, students focus on developing their own dissertation. Students are expected to shape their research agenda through interactions with faculty and their advisor(s) and to present their research at academic conferences. They will also acquire teaching expertise in their chosen fields. Competitive funding is available at the University Côte d’Azur and SKEMA Business School for candidates with an excellent curriculum and a strong motivation for research.

Business sector or job

The Master 2 Research in Management and Innovation prepares students for doctoral programs in management at the University Côte d’Azur, SKEMA PhD program, or at any other international academic institution (university or business school).
Through its focus on data collection and analysis methods, it can also be a springboard for a career in a diverse variety of areas of consulting.


 

Submission

The fees of university diplomas in France are set annually at national level. There are no tuition fees at SKEMA Business School. Students also make a Campus and Student Life Contribution (CVEC) to CROUS prior to registration.

Online application only.
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