DU – Entrepreneurship

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


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 entrepreneurship accompanies the National Student-Entrepreneur Status (SNEE) which allows you to carry out your entrepreneurial project with maximum security and visibility. This is a nationally coordinated establishment qualification. It is based on the entrepreneurial skills framework “Design and develop an entrepreneurial project” which was adopted by the Pôles network Éstudents for Innovation, Transfer and Entrepreneurship (PEPITE). This DU aims to contribute to the development of students' entrepreneurial capacity, in order to promote the quality of their professional integration in a complex environment where the spirit of initiative, the capacity for problem solving, and the skills relationships are decisive.
The training, consisting of one semester, lasts five months. The overall teaching time amounts to 76 hours.

Training aims

At the end of this training, participants will be able to develop a business plan for their future activity, manage a project in its entirety and develop an entrepreneurial posture.
More precisely, the DU will aim to enable students to:

  • develop their spirit of entrepreneurship and exchange

  • develop their capacity for projection, transformation and professional adaptation thanks to an openness to the business world

  • confront the reality of the market and lay the solid foundations of their entrepreneurial project

  • open up to the process of innovation and creativity

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 between 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

Expected transversal skills:

  • Initiative

  • Be resilient

  • Be curious, explore and listen

  • Solve complex problems

  • Assess the risks

  • Think and act ethically and responsibly

  • Know how to manage your emotions and stress

  • Leadership: knowing how to convince, knowing how to mobilize and lead teams or partners

  • Master your communication in public

  • Working in a network and in a team

    Expected entrepreneurial skills:

  • To show creativity

  • Identify and build an opportunity

  • Design a value proposition

  • Structuring a project, evaluating different scenarios, evaluating the idea and coherence of the project

  • Analyze a market and define a strategic opportunity

  • Identify and organize the means to be implemented (marketing, commercial offer, production, human resources, etc.)

  • Build a business model integrating a financial approach over time (cost price, break-even point, income statement, balance sheets, financing tables, cash flow, working capital requirements)

  • Protect a project (intellectual property) and master the legal fundamentals (business law, labor law and corporate law)

  • Develop a strategic vision of the project integrating operational and international deployment

Summary of lessons by course

The lessons will aim to help the student progress in their business creation or takeover project and to develop entrepreneurial skills through an experiential pedagogy which favors the direct application of learning. The modules offered will focus on the development of an entrepreneurial posture, the detection of an opportunity, the management and launch of a project...


Not concerned

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

Baccalaureate or equivalent and beneficiaries of the National Student-Entrepreneur Status (SNEE).

Continuing Studies

Not concerned

Career opportunities


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