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Advanced Master (AM) in Innovation Management for Agri-activities and Bio-industries (Masternova)

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Eduniversal Ranking 2021 of the best Masters, AM and MBA – Agribusiness / Food Industry Management Category

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Head of programme

Pierrick GOMEZ , Advanced Masters director, Ph.D., NEOMA – Doctor of Management Sciences

Violaine ATHÈS , Professor at AgroParisTech – academic supervisor for Masternova

Karen DELCHET-COCHET , pedagogic director, AgroParisTech

Managing sustainable innovation in agri-activities and bio-industries

Programme presentation

For 25 years Masternova has provided a dual skill set in life sciences and managerial disciplines that can be applied to innovative projects in the fields of agri-food, health, biotechnologies, cosmetics, bio-based chemistry and more.

As a Masternova graduate, you can hold project manager positions in the agri-food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and biotech sectors, become a life sciences innovation partnership manager, join an innovation consulting firm in life sciences or an organisation promoting and applying research results.

Choosing Masternova is choosing innovation and a diverse skill set and career path. It also means working with the way we live, and being involved in a sector with a high employment and growth outlook.

5 good reasons to join the programme

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    The integration of managerial disciplines and life sciences to become innovative project managers

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    More than 25 years of expertise in the field of management and innovation in life sciences

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    Programme ranked no. 2 in France (2021 Eduniversal Ranking of Best Masters, AM and MBA)

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    A double degree awarded by NEOMA Business School and AgroParisTech graduate engineering school

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    A work-linked training programme boosting entry in the professional world

Programme objectives

Masternova allows students to develop a dual skillset in life sciences and managerial disciplines that can be applied to innovative projects in the fields of agri-food and biotechnologies. The part-time schedule with one week of courses every three weeks is easily adapted to professional life.

The degree is an Advanced Masters co-awarded by NEOMA Business School and AgroParisTech and accredited by the “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles”.

Skill sets

RNCP title (awaiting validation from the France Compétences public institution)

The MASTERNOVA programme enables students to:

  • Create and implement an innovation strategy
  • Manage innovation projects, from their creation to their marketing
  • Support the management of intellectual property and financing for an innovation project
  • Manage a business development plan for a product, process or service

This programme is accessible via the « VAE » (awarding a qualification based on relevant professional experience).

Programme highlights

DOUBLE DEGREE WITH AgroParisTech

This programme offers each student the opportunity to earn a double degree with an internationally recognised school.

TEAM PROJECTS

The team projects conducted on practical cases including analyses on technological feasibility and commercial viability, marketing-mix decisions and the construction of a business plan.

With project-based learning in groups, the students are made into direct stakeholders and managers of their project. They need to search together for solutions to problems posed by the actual realisation of the project and gradually learn and develop as they work towards its completion.

These projects teach hybrid, technical and operational skills while allowing students to develop soft skills.

PROFESSIONAL THESIS

The professional thesis is a project whose purpose is to identify an issue important to companies and respond to it by using a conceptual approach and empirical research. This project must lead to practical recommendations for companies. Its additional purpose is to help students acquire technical expertise while also developing important soft skills for the job market: critical thinking, complex problem resolution, etc.

Evaluation procedures

The programme is recognised through a dual validation:

  • Ongoing assessment: evaluations conducted throughout the length of the programme in the form of individual or collective reports to be submitted
  • A final evaluation: performed at the end of the course, it can be done under different forms – it is, for the most part, individual

At the end of the programme and after a validation of ECTS credits per programme year, the Advanced Master in Innovation Management for Agri-activities and Bio-industries (Masternova) is awarded to participants.

If some modules were not validated and thus no credits were earned, the programme participant can redo the evaluation during a period set up for this purpose.

The part-time format allows you to remain at your company and promotes your entry and development in the professional world.

2019 key figures

Sources: 2019 young graduate employment survey and AgroParisTech

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    Hiring rate in less than six months: 85%

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    Gross average salary: €43k per year

Targeted professions

  • Innovation Project Manager
  • Business Developer – Product Manager
  • Innovation Financing Project Manager
  • Licensing Manager
  • Project Manager for Technology Transfer, Research Results Promotion, Innovation Partnerships

Main sectors of activity

  • Agri-food and ingredients 26%
  • Pharmaceuticals/health 20%
  • Research application/transfer agencies 12%
  • Food distribution and service 9%
  • Consulting 8%
  • Cosmetics 5%
  • Other 20%

Results indicators

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Satisfaction Rating
 (out of 5)

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Average job search time (month)

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Insertion rate at 6 months

80%

Graduation rate
 

2019-2020 data

Three minutes to apply to Advanced Master (AM) in Innovation Management for Agri-activities and Bio-industries programme – advice from Coline Berthier, Recruitment and Class Manager

Eligibility

This programme is intended for young graduates who want to develop a specialisation or earn a double skill and professionals who want to complement their skills.

We accept applications from students holding one of the following diplomas :

  • Engineering degree accredited by the « Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur » (CTI list)
  • Degree from a Management School accredited to deliver the national « Grade de Master » (CEFDG list)
  • Postgraduate degree accredited by university authorities (DEA, DESS, Master’s degree, etc.) or a professional Master diploma
  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, for students with at least three years of professional experience.
  • Level-7 RNCP certification
  • International degree equivalent to the required French degrees noted above

This programme is accessible to people with disability.

 

Apply

1st step: Application

You need to fill out the application online.

You must include the required documents:

  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Marks from your last two academic years
  • Level of English*

*If the applicant does not have results from an English exam, the recruitment manager can have the applicant take an online test. 

The selection jury will decide on an applicant’s admissibility after reviewing their application.

The applications must be finalised no later than ten days before the date of the interview.

 

2nd stage: Admission tests

Applicants deemed admissible after review of their applications then have a motivation interview.

Definitive admission is announced to each applicant at the end of these two stages and within seven days following the date of the motivation interview.

Calendar

The motivation interviews are held one or two times per month from January to July according to the calendar below.

The motivation interviews for the school year starting October 2021 will be held on:

  • Thursday 8 April
  • Wednesday 5 and 26 May
  • Thursday 10 and 24 June
  • Tuesday 13 July

Application fee: €100

For more information, contact our international team:

Key figures

  • 85% Hiring rate in less than six months

  • €43k per year Gross average salary

Practical information

  • Format:

    Part time

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Tuition fees:

    11,500 euros (work/study internship)

  • Campus:

    Paris, Partner's university

  • Teaching language:

    French

  • Course start date:

    September 2022

  • Entry level:

    Master’s Degree/four-year Bachelor’s degree + 3 years of professional experience/four-year Bachelor’s degree (30% of class)

  • Degree awarded:

    Double degree with AgroParisTech/Advanced Masters (AM) accredited by the "Conférence des Grandes Ecoles"

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Practical information

  • Practical information
    • Format:

      Part time

    • Duration:

      12 months

    • Tuition fees:

      11€

    • Campus:

      Paris, Partner's university

    • Teaching language:

      French

    • Course start date:

      September 2022

    • Entry level:

      Master’s Degree/four-year Bachelor’s degree + 3 years of professional experience/four-year Bachelor’s degree (30% of class)

    • Degree awarded:

      Double degree with AgroParisTech/Advanced Masters (AM) accredited by the "Conférence des Grandes Ecoles"