Second cycle degree in

Entrepreneurship and innovation (2020/2021)

Class: LM-77 - Management

Class LM-77 - Management
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language English
Tuition fees and scholarships
President of the Course of Study ELEONORA DI MARIA
Access Open access with assessment test and admission requirements
Reference structures Department of economics and management, Scuola di economia e scienze politiche

Next Call for applications (international students):

  • 7th April-7th July: EU applicants or equivalent only

A course held entirely in English that uses interdisciplinary teachings in understanding the phenomena of the global economy. The course is aimed at the dynamics of innovation (technological, society and markets) and business development. Students will acquire quantitative and qualitative tools to outline business strategies and marketing through the activities of innovation and human capital management. After two semesters dedicated business management, students will concentrate a semester on developing ideas and practices of entrepreneurship and will conclude with a semester dedicated to workshops, case studies and networking events as this offers student what workplace opportunities are available. Students will have access to managerial positions in companies involved in internationalization, innovation, and the creation of new company policies.

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Characteristics and Objectives
The Degree Course "Entrepreneurship and Innovation", entirely held in English, aims at offering knowledge and tools to understand the trends related to the global economy, with special attention to innovation dynamics and the growth of new and established firms. The Course allows developing knowledge for the organization of resources and relationships both within the firm and global supply chains, by applying quantitative and qualitative tools to general business decisions (strategy) and functional ones (marketing, innovation, human resource).
The Course is spread out over four semesters. In the first two semesters there are courses aiming at completing students' knowledge on the four languages characterizing business management – economics, management, legal and quantitative business management – also in an integrated and interdisciplinary (economics and management) manner. In the first semester of the second year course units develop additional specialized expertise on entrepreneurship, economics and human resource management, as well as service companies. In the second semester of the second year course units are oriented to enhance matching between theoretical and working knowledge through interactive laboratories.

Occupational opportunities
The Course aims at transferring knowledge and develops skills to access to managerial and entrepreneurial careers:
- a) In small and medium-sized firms that have started strategic paths of growth, internationalization, or innovation requiring professionals able to understand macro-economic and sectoral trends as well as to support the implementation of new business strategies; b) in large firms that, through spin-offs or dedicated business units, are carrying out business innovation processes or new strategic paths requiring specialized professionals able to manage those new activities and exploit innovation results through ad hoc strategies;
- In KIBS (Knowledge Intensive Business Services) that are implementing paths of strategic growth or managerial innovation hence requiring professionals able to understand market relations and organizational implication of such approaches and support them;
- In innovative sectors of manufacturing, services, and culture.

Entry requirements:

You are required to have (or be about to obtain) an undergraduate (at least 3 years) degree (bachelor or equivalent). Preferred areas:
  • Economics and Management
  • Marketing & Communication
  • (International) Business Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Management engineering
  • Economics and statistics
  • Economics and law

If you obtain an undergraduate degree in other areas, you can also be qualified for the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation if the core academic areas listed below are covered.
The below specific entry requirements will be subject to evaluation also if you own one or more of the above listed degrees.

Specific entry requirements (core academic areas)

Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish whether the following core academic areas are satisfied:

1. Management (considered in terms of any of the following: accounting, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior, business development, business strategy)

2. Economics (considered in terms of any of the following: macroeconomics, microeconomics, international economics, industrial economics)

3. Quantitative methods for Business and Management (mathematics / statistics)

Additional requirements

The following options might be an asset to your evaluation:

  • SAT
  • References
  • GPA (Grade Point Average)

Whenever necessary, the Academic Committee may also ask candidates for an on-line interview.

English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent certificate (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL)