Entrepreneurship and innovation - a.y. 2020/21

The Master’s degree aims at training business developers and new entrepreneurs able to define and apply sustainable business models, master multi-dimensional forms of innovation (technological, marketing, organisational, social innovation), create and grow companies in the current digital scenario, within a global environment. Students benefit from pioneering research and learning-by-doing activities through managerial labs. Case study presentations, meetings with entrepreneurs and business events are organised throughout the programme.


Level: Master

Field of study: Management

Degree awarded: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Start date: October 2020

Location: Padova

  Programme structure

1st Year: Economics and Management of Innovation; Relational Marketing; Global Firms and Global Value Chains; Management Control and Finance; English for Economics and Business; Corporate Law; Economics for Management; Statistics for Management
2nd Year: Entrepreneurship and Strategies for Growth; Service Management; Economics of Human Resources; Organization Design and Governance of Human Capital, Managerial Labs in Business Management and Human Resource Management

  Career opportunities

Graduates work as counsellors and executives in manufacturing SMEs, large firms, spin-offs or dedicated business units where supervision to the implementation of new business strategies, internationalisation or innovation is needed. Moreover, they can find employment in non-profit organisations oriented to innovation.

  Entry requirements

minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent)  in one or more of the following areas: Economics and Management, Marketing & Communication, (International) Business Economics, Business Administration, Management engineering, Economics and statistics, Economics and law

Applicants who do not have one of the above mentioned degrees 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.

Fulfil 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. Accounting and Control

2. Management (marketing, operations management, human resources management, business strategies)

3. Quantitative methods for Business and Economics (mathematics and statistics)

Additional requirements

The following options might be an asset to your evaluation:

  • SAT
  • References
  • GPA (Grade Point Average)

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

  Language requirements

English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent


If you have an international entry qualification, please submit your application on apply.unipd.it according to the following timeline:

  • First Call for Applications - a.y. 2020/21: 7th January-7th March 2020
  • Second Call for Applications - a.y. 2020/21: 7th April-7th June 2020 (NON-EU applicants residing outside Italy)/7th July 2020 (EU applicants or equivalent)

If you have an Italian entry qualification, please submit your application on uniweb.unipd.it according to the instructions provided in the Call for applications which will be published in late Spring on the University’s website (Italian version)

Application fee

The payment of the application fee (€30,00) is a compulsory step to complete your application. The application fee is non-refundable. If you wish to apply for more than one programme, you need to pay the application fee for each course you are applying for.

  Tuition fees

Information on 2020/21 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2019/20. Please check: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees.

The total amount (€2600,00 for a.y. 2019/20) can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Funding and fees > Key Documents.

  Scholarships and fee-waivers

The University of Padova offers different types of scholarships and fee-waivers to international students.

For detailed information: