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Innovation and Business Models, Master

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (QS) ,
Students will be able to develop and boost at least four of the 8 key competencies for lifelong learning provide by the EU. Specifically, the four competencies are: communication in foreign language, digital competence, learning to learn, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. 


Knowledge and skills 

  • Knowledge and understanding. Students will be able to learn the most important theoretical and conceptual categories which illustrate a strategic management approach to technological innovation: industry dynamics of technological innovation, formulation of technological innovation strategy, and implementation of technological innovation strategy. In addition, they will be able to learn the concept of business model and that of business model canvas
  • Applying knowledge and understanding. Student will be able to apply what they have learned using examples and cases which illustrate the strategic management approach to technological innovation. In addition, they will be able to use business model canvas as a visual thinking method to illustrate how firms create, distribute and get back value generated for customers, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders
  • Making judgements. By means of presentations in class, contributions to class discussions and home/class assignments, students will be able to understand whether firms use innovation or not to create value for customers and other stakeholders; how innovation is used to increase competitiveness at a firm-level; which are the innovation areas within the business model of a firm represented through the business model canvas.
  • Communication skills. Thanks to presentations and discussions in class, students will be able to boost their oral communication skills, also in a non-native language
  • Learning skills. Students will be able to learn how to learn, since innovation is by definition a topic that continuosly changes and evolves.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Source of Innovation
  • Types and Patterns of Innovation 
  • Standards Battles and Design Dominance 
  • Timing of Entry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    6 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

For Master degrees each programme establishes its own pre-requisites and how they should be met.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Catania

  • 600 - 850 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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