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Entrepreneurship and Innovation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #116 (BCR) Legnaro, Italy
This graduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme at University of Padova trains future business developers with an entrepreneurial mind-set and an open-minded approach through the acquisition of knowledge, competences, and frameworks useful to support the rise and growth of firms acting in the current digital scenario and working in a global setting.  

Overview

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme at University of Padova allows participants to master business development processes – being in the form of growing trajectories of existing firms or new start-ups - from multiple perspectives.

On the one hand, the course provides a deep understanding of business models and value creation processes connected to the dynamic global competitive scenario, the management of a variety of markets, and the opportunities offered by digital technologies.

On the other hand, the course explores the innovation frontiers going beyond technological innovation to include also market-driven innovation and social innovation, and its implications for the competitive advantage of firms.

Students will not only benefit from theoretical analyses and cutting-edge research developed at DSEA, but they will also go through learning-by-doing processes within the managerial labs proposed in EI.

A large number of case study presentations and business events are organized to further enhance internship and work opportunities. Meetings with entrepreneurs and events oriented to explore entrepreneurial opportunities are also offered.

Career opportunities

The Course aims at transferring knowledge and develops skills to access managerial and entrepreneurial careers:

  • in small and medium-sized firms that have started strategic paths of growth, internationalization, or innovation that require professionals to understand macro-economic and sectoral trends.
  • roles that support the implementation of new business strategies in large firms that, through spin-offs or dedicated business units, are carrying out business innovation processes or new strategic paths
  • in KIBS (Knowledge Intensive Business Services) that are implementing paths of strategic growth or managerial innovation

In innovative sectors of manufacturing, services, and culture.

Programme Structure

The course spread over four semesters is designed to thoroughly prepare students in the areas of management, economics, legal, and quantitative business management. 

  • During the first year, courses develop competences in the analysis, measure, control, and development of markets and organizations at a global scale. 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-oriented firms. 
  • In the second semester of the second year, course units are oriented to enhance theoretical and practical knowledge through interactive laboratories (managerial labs) and focused on selected topics (doing business in emerging economies and economic and economic growth). Courses are based on active learning perspective.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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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General Requirements

Candidates wishing to enroll in the Master's degree course in Entrepreneurship and Innovation are expected to hold a degree or a three-year Italian Diploma Universitario or other qualification earned in Italy or abroad recognized by the current legislation.

Specific minimum curricular requirements (50 university credits - ECTS):

  • at least 12 ECTS to certify knowledge in one or more of the following areas: business administration, economics and business management, corporate finance, corporate organization, financial markets and institutions;
  • at least 12 ECTS in political economy, economic policy, public economics, econometrics;
  • at least 10 ECTS in Mathematics, statistics, Economic statistics, computer science

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2602 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2602 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2602 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2602 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The total amount can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”.

Living costs for Legnaro

  • 600 - 900 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The University of Padova, the Veneto Region and other organisations offer various scholarship schemes to support students. Below is a list of the funding opportunities that are most often used by international students in Padova.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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