From MasterTrack® learner to Master of Science: Meet Emre Girici, HEC Paris graduate

See how Emre Girici leveraged his MasterTrack certificate experience as a building block toward earning a master’s degree.

Emre Girici is a business professional and a lover of continuous learning. He knows that building new skills can strengthen and benefit not just your own career, but the success of entire teams and organizations too. In that spirit, he sought to expand his knowledge of the latest strategies and practices for driving innovation at his company.

Emre enrolled in the Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (IME) MasterTrack Certificate program offered by HEC Paris. He chose the institution for its reputation as one of the world’s best business schools—including being named the “#1 Business School in Europe” by the Financial Times (2022).

In the five-month, five-course program, Amsterdam-based Emre completed projects that focused on real-world case studies—including his workplace’s needs. He appreciated the “simple and flexible” Coursera platform, and being able to earn “a certificate from a well-known source.” As he learned how to find creative solutions to business challenges, he became inspired to enroll in the Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program.

“I wanted to take my knowledge and experience to the next level,” Emre explains. “I could also benefit from belonging to a large alumni community and earning my master’s degree from a respected university.” He was pleased to find that his IME certificate program “was almost like a demo of the Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship experience.”

Earning his MasterTrack Certificate, Emre adds, “made me a more serious candidate in HEC Paris’s perspective and helped me get admitted to the program.”

He thrived as a master’s candidate, developing core leadership skills and exploring

cutting-edge practices like design thinking and organizational design. Emre mastered a range of tools and techniques via the project-based curriculum, including team projects with personalized support and coaching from HEC Paris professors.

Since earning his master’s degree, Emre has been enthusiastically pursuing his goals. “I want to drive entrepreneurship initiatives within my company. I’d also love to network with like-minded classmates and pursue our entrepreneurship ideas together,” he says.

Discover how the MSIE program can help you develop a robust entrepreneurial mindset and the career-ready skills needed to succeed in a range of ventures. You can enroll in the IME MasterTrack Certificate program as a stepping stone toward your big-picture goals.

Explore the Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program.

https://www.coursera.org/degrees/omie

Learn more about the Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (IME) MasterTrack Certificate program.

https://www.coursera.org/mastertrack/innovation-management-entrepreneurship-hec

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