MGSF ENT 4001
1) Put into practise classes in management and information technology thanks to an action-based pedagogy.
2) Develop cooperation between manager students and engineer students through the mix inside the teams.
3) Have some projects of start-ups or new activity come up.
4) Achieve a business plan from an innovative corporate project.
A pedagogic competition that may be defined as some former participants emphasize as « a project that goes beyond the usual courses », or as a new way to learn and put the theories into practice : « we have learnt a lot in very little time », « the atmosphere is professional and student at the same time, it is between competition and conviviality ».
The « Challenge Projets d’Entreprendre® » is based on a pedagogy by coached action and gathers both « grandes écoles » on campus, to which corporate partners and invited schools are associated.
The program demands from participants to put into practice some techniques and know-how that a young engineer or a young manager should be able to set up in a company : the ability to cooperate, to keep an objective with resource constraints, to manage the complexity due to the interweaving of technologic and managerial issues and to face unpredicted events (human and technical problems, etc.) in order to achieve a professional business plan.
In order to validate the Challenge UV, students must have 10 out of 20, this mark resulting first from the grading of the business plan by campus faculty memberss (each plan is graded three times), and second from the grading of the student participation to the Challenge week. You can find details of the assessment in the Rules and Regulations of « Challenge Projets d’Entreprendre® » put online on the Moodle platform.
During a full-time week (172 hours), about sixty student teams made of engineering and management students work on innovative corporate projects, especially in the field of ITCs, and have to present to the innovation and corporate creation professionals and to some campus faculty members that are the jury a « business plan ».
Students may use an online resource center on the Moodle platform, which enables them to take advantage from the methodology to achieve a business plan, from course documents, from business plan examples, etc.
During the week, students alternate between individual coaching courses (including the week-end) and practical classes dedicated to commercial, financial, law, HR aspects, and those of the launching of an innovative start-up, but also to the presentation of a project before investors, and finally to a tool that helps to achieve a business plan (Kerplan software).
Teams are helped during the whole compact week (during which nights are short) by experts who coach them for the corporate creation, as well as by campus faculty members, who come to assist the managers of the campus business incubator.
The best projects are asked to have an oral defense before a jury composed of partners. The best four projects are declared laureates of « Challenge Projets d’Entreprendre® ».
Programme grande école