Integrated Innovation for Product and Business

HES-SO M.S. in Integrated Innovation for Product and Business

The HES-SO M.S. in Integrated Innovation for Product and Business is an interdisciplinary program which is unique in Switzerland. It brings together students in the fields of Economics & Services, Engineering & Architecture, and Design & Visual Arts. Working on a practical project for an actual small business, scientific lab or start-up, students acquire the multi-disciplinary skills needed to develop and promote innovate products and services.

This M.S. program represents 90 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) and lasts 3 semesters full-time. Classes are given in French and English.

The program provides:

  • an interdisciplinary approach mixing different types of teachers and students at different levels;
  • original curriculum built around a real-life business project in conjunction with a local firm or organization, along with relevant classes on theory and practice.
  • personalized approach helping future graduates to think out their career paths according to their individual skills and aptitudes;
  • interdisciplinary Master’s work in teams of two to three students

Career outlook

  • Head of innovation project
  • R&D manager
  • Product or brand manager
  • Entrepreneur, start-up director
  • R&D project leader
  • Innovation management consultant