DU – Introduction to entrepreneurship

Domain: Cultures, territories and plural societies in the Indian Ocean

Course: Not applicable

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Not concerned

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Site of the University Technology Park

Type of training : University degree (DU)

Training regime: Initial formation

Training summary

The DU introduction to entrepreneurship is a training course labeled Professional Specialization Diploma (DSP) by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR). This label, leading to an establishment diploma, identifies training courses designed with the objective of professional integration and defined in conjunction with stakeholders in the professional world. The DU is made up of two semesters and lasts one year. The overall teaching time amounts to 280 hours to which are added 164 hours of internship. This training aims to offer complete introductory training in entrepreneurship for any bachelor who wishes to discover the world and activities of business creation/resumption.

Training aims

The DU is an initial training created with the aim of offering complete introductory training in entrepreneurship for any bachelor who wishes to discover the world and activities of business creation/resumption.
To do this, the training provided will provide a first contact with the markets and the entrepreneurship ecosystem, practical workshops (identifying opportunities, imagining a project, pitches, etc.), and operational courses on business management ( financing, legal structures, sales pitch, etc.). In addition, the DU will aim to enable students to develop their spirit of initiative, their potential for creativity and innovation as well as an opening to the world of entrepreneurship. It will also be about demystifying entrepreneurship and making it accessible to as many people as possible.


Advantages of the training

The lessons will be carried out by academics, professionals working in the sectors of activity targeted by the DU, entrepreneurs and approved trainers.

This diploma offers a mixed pedagogy alternating theoretical and practical lessons with speakers from the academic and professional world. There will be practical application of learning directly on the projects carried out by the participants in the training in “learning by doing” mode. 

This training also offers strong interactions with the socio-professional world. In addition, students will be able to benefit from access to the coworking space as well as documentary resources and participate in various innovative business creation project competitions.

Targeted skills

Detect and analyze useful information with a view to developing an entrepreneurial project:

  • Detect market opportunities    

  • Translate opportunities into entrepreneurial projects

  • Know how to put together a business model and a business plan

  • Develop the individual qualities necessary for managing an entrepreneurial project (communication, initiative, autonomy, etc.)

Master the different dimensions of managing an organization:

  • Know the company and its environment

  • Master the economic, legal, social, financial and commercial aspects of the company

  • Manage and lead a team of collaborators

Summary of lessons by course

  • Behavioral discovery

  • The fundamentals of business management

  • Entrepreneurship ecosystem

  • Sectoral perspectives and opportunity detection

  • Creativity and ideation

  • Analyze a market and detect opportunities

  • Takeover

  • Innovation competition

  • Internship in company / open innovation


Mandatory 164-hour internship

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Continuing Studies

Degrees in economics and management

Career opportunities

Business manager in the commerce, services and craft sectors

Project manager

Team leader in an existing company

Management and coordination functions in Small and Medium Enterprises


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