• Application Deadline
  • 9 months
The Competitiveness and Innovation programme offered at University of Deusto relies on a close collaboration between Deusto Business School and Orkestra- Basque Institute of Competitiveness, one of the leading authorities on understanding and promoting territorial competitiveness.


The Competitiveness and Innovation programme offered at University of Deusto aims to develop the knowledge and capabilities necessary to identify and analyse the key factors driving competitiveness and innovation at the organisational and territorial levels. 

It will promote an understanding of the key relationships between these levels of analysis that will support effective decision making amidst the complexity of real-world innovation and competitiveness. 

Within this overall objective each of the Itineraries offers a different focus.

Career opportunities

In the Master’s degree programme in Competitiveness and Innovation (official Spanish diploma), our aim is to help our graduates find the jobs best suited to their talents, abilities and energy. For this reason, we offer you personal guidance to define your professional career and the means necessary to boost your first endeavours on today’s job market. 

From the very first day, this Master’s degree programme provides you with:

  • Contacts with professionals from our partner businesses that are looking for the profile our graduates achieve
  • Databases with businesses that have potential interest in graduates with these qualifications
  • Support in your job search from the very start of the Master’s programme
  • Paid internships, centring on a project that demonstrates your ability to create value and capitalise on your contract from the word go

Graduates of the Master’s are capable of working:

Professionally as:

  • Consultants
  • Analysts specialising in innovation and/or competitiveness
  • Managers or professionals

Capable of assuming responsibilities in the following areas, amongst others:

  • Strategic consulting or innovation consulting
  • Engineering companies, with an integrated overview of the firm
  • Technology and innovation centres
  • Advisory and assessment services for public institutions
  • Public administrations and dependent institutions, especially in areas of activities related to the design of public policy, economic development and innovation
  • Regional development agencies, cluster associations,...
  • Innovation or R&D departments of institutions or companies
  • General Management of companies or organisations
  • Associations, foundations, institutes etc requiring a strategic projects manager

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Competitiveness and innovation theories
  • Territorial competitiveness and innovation systems
  • Business competitiveness and innovation management
  • Responsible sustainability and innovation in an interconnected world
  • Theories and scientific bases focused on competitiveness and innovation research
  • Change and innovation management
  • Practicum 
  • Value creation
  • Research methods, and skills on academic research communication

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Degree in business management or a related discipline that contains a significant focus on business/management subjects (where applicants have a degree in an unrelated discipline, professional experience with strategic projects in the fields of competitiveness and administration may be considered as relevant, but entry will be conditional on passing an entrance exam).
  • Candidates who are in the final year of their undergraduate studies may also apply, although the definitive offer of a place on the programme will be conditional on the successful completion of their studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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