Lifelong learning

Online learning

IMT Lille Douai offers blended learning courses, that promote interactivity and provide a degree of flexibility, while helping you manage your time to find the right study-work-life balance.

Students can chat to each other online, use forums and their messaging services, but also communicate with their lecturers too. We always try to be as responsive as possible for non real-time activities. You can download a range of media (pdf docs, videos, soundtracks interactive diagrams) and there are self-assessment tools available to adapt to each student’s constraints, meaning that people can learn at their own pace. Tests and exams are held on the school premises.

Our blended learning module is comprehensive and structured. It is uses various complementary formats that enable us to meet individual requirements. Our key success factors include, system reliability, learning support, and student time management.


A second-year Master’s degree in Strategic Monitoring, Intelligence and Innovation (VS2i) from the University of Lille, in partnership with IMT Lille Douai

The VS2i Master’s degree course is certified by the MATIKEM Competitiveness Cluster This certification guarantees that this course is applicable to the cluster’s subject areas and/or sectors.

Target groups

Senior managers, or specialists,
senior technical, scientific or technological staff

Admission requirements

First-year postgraduate Master’s degree in a science subject (validation of professional experience possible)
Admissions based on selection tests


400 course hours (approximately 9 months)


€8,400 excl. VAT (university registration fee included)

Start date

October 2018


French postgraduate degree awarded by the University of Lille

Degree title: Master’s degree specialising in Strategic Monitoring, Intelligence and Innovation


  • To provide considerations and perspective on the intelligent management of high added value information to structure companies.
  • To be able to pinpoint and reveal corporate management needs in strategic knowledge and information, to organise its acquisition, process it and disseminate it to decision-makers.
  • To structure corporate economic and technological intelligence activities.
  • To set up relationship-based networks and develop information channels to undertake innovative joint ventures
  • To advance companies by developing their employees’ skills

Study programme

Strategic monitoring and economic intelligence

Decipher the corporate environment and establish a basis for strategic monitoring and economic intelligence.

Overview of monitoring, information rights, legal aspects, security of information and knowledge management, risks and counter measures, patents, brands, plans, business strategy

Innovative project design and tutored projects

1st application of a comprehensive course to process information, gain knowledge in project management and validate initiatives

Case study, innovative project management, managerial initiative/feedback

Strategic monitoring methods and tools

Answer the question, « What tools and methods should be used to pinpoint and capitalise on information? »

Mind mapping, basic statistical tools, monitoring aims and methods for a consultant, bibliographies and bibliometrics, monitoring methods and tools

The requirements of a science and technology culture

Develop a science and technology culture, or ethos, and use its ability to summarise information in various subject areas.

Nano-technology, GIS and applications, fact sheets, global warming, biomimicry

Develop cross-cutting skills

Acquire cross-cutting, but essential, skills to fulfil assigned tasks.

English, human behaviour in crisis situations/risk management, group cohesion, team-building, communication exchange processes and reasoning

Research & development and innovation: from ideas to market

Familiarisation with various aspects of RDI

Innovation policy, corporate financial approaches, corporate innovation and R&D, lobbying

Workplace dissertation

Apply the input of the various course units to complete a personal research project to develop your occupation in your company.


This blended learning course dovetails with your job:

  • 4 weeks in-class learning
  • e-Learning modules accessible throughout the course.

A total of 400 course hours over approximately 9 months.



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