Programme Overview
  • Budding entrepreneur?
  • Looking to assess the viability of a business project?
  • Keen to know how to create a subsidiary within an existing group?

... the Entrepreneurship option is designed for you!


  • Develop skills and behaviour conducive to professional success
  • Understand the rudiments of management
  • Acquire various skills related to business creation (marketing, negotiation, management, legal aspects, strategy, etc.).


Contribution to sustainable development goals

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International students can follow this option, taught in French, via:

  • A double degree programme - Open to international students selected by our partner institutions. Selected students spend two years studying courses from the engineering programme at Centrale Nantes. This usually includes one year of the common-core engineering curriculum followed by one year of specialisation. Double degree students are typically accepted after successfully completing two or three years of higher education in their home institution.
  • The fast-track engineering programme: Open to students with a Bachelor's or equivalent degree in science. Our fast-track programme gives international students who are qualified to bachelor level the opportunity to gain the 'diplôme d'ingénieur' in just two years.
Course Content
  • Start-up methodology
  • Strategy
  • Finance plan
  • Legal specificities of the development of small or medium-sized companies
  • Taking over a company
  • Leadership Management
  • Marketing, Creativity, Negotiation
  • Entrepreneurial Project: test out a project from idea to launch and presentation.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Conferences and meetings are organized with entrepreneurs to discuss various themes (industrial property, technology watch, assistance, entrepreneurial profile, company takeover). The teaching methods include lectures, practical exercises, role-playing, case studies.

Students are assessed throughout the option with individual and group evaluations.
Published on November 5, 2015 Updated on January 2, 2024