Master Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Application deadline: 11th January 2013 (1st Session)
Tuition fee:
  • € 11,500 / Year (EEA)
  • € 11,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date:
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

The Master of Science of Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology is designed to craft the problem-solving and managerial skills for wielding technology and innovation in effective ways. Students are faced with a challenging interdisciplinary program which blends strategic, managerial, organizational, and economic approaches to the analysis of innovation and technology, both at firm- and market-level.

The Master of Science in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology is a two-year full-time graduate program entirely taught in English

The teaching approach is uniquely multidisciplinary: the program is organized around key problem-areas (e.g. competitiveness, innovation, internationalization, entrepreneurship, intellectual property rights), which are analyzed through relying on multiple disciplines and perspectives (e.g. economics, management, law, quantitative and statistical methods). On the basis of such a multidisciplinary approach, the program aims to train and equip students with the following critical skills:

Analytical skills

The program aims to develop the ability to frame a specific problem within a broader context, to identify the major elements of the problem and cause-effect relations, to develop an appropriate conceptual framework and to assess whether empirical evidence supports conclusions. The ultimate objective is to train students to skilfully manage and analyze innovation processes in companies and in other parts of the society.

Communication skills

The program also aims to develop the students' ability to work in groups, by training them to build and manage teams. Likewise, a critical objective of the program is to train students to effectively design presentations and to acquire public speaking and communication skills.

Research skills

A distinguishing objective of the program is the equip students with both quantitative and qualitative research skills. In particular, the program aims to develop the ability to draft hypotheses, collecting appropriate empirical data and conducting tests through the application of a broad set of statistical and econometric techniques

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

By the end of the program, students will be prepared to engage in a range of knowledge-intensive careers in large consultancies, multinational corporations and international organizations.

The students of Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology will be prepared to engage in a range of knowledge intensive careers in large consultancies, multinational corporations and international organizations:

  • They will start their professional life as junior analysts or junior controllers in functional contexts where quantitative skills and statistical tools are deployed to assess, for example, a firm's own strength against its leading competitors (e.g. in marketing units);
  • They will be able to identify relevant data sources (e.g. sales data, market shares, patent data, IPRs information, product data) and use them to develop and evaluate indicators of commercial, financial and innovative performance (e.g. in finance units and consultancies);
  • They will be capable of identifying the the following partner institutions: Rotterdam School of Management RSM, Erasmus Universiteit (Rotterdam, The Netherlands); CBS (Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark). relevant categories to frame and analyze the recent evolution of firms strategies and industrial sectors alike (e.g. in strategy units and consultancies);
  • They will be capable of analyzing the evolution of countries, their trade performances, their changing industrial policies and impact (e.g. in research centers and international organizations). Students' professional careers will not be bound within specific sectors (e.g. biotechnologies) or functions (e.g. marketing) but will be driven toward a range of fastchanging contexts often characterized by the presence of medium and large public and private organizations where the ability to analyze and influence changes is paramount.
    The program also provides a solid background for students wishing to undertake a PhD

Contents

In the first year, students acquire a solid foundation in economic theory, analytical tools and methodologies useful to understand and manage internationalization and innovation processes. The courses touch on many different areas: economics and management, law, history, and statistics.

The second year offers the chance to look more deeply into such areas as development economics, supply chain management or information systems governance.

First Year

Semester I

  • Microeconomics of technical change
  • Intellectual property and competition law
  • Industry and firm analysis, Module 1 (Industrial organization)
  • Technology and innovation strategy

Semester II

  • Industry and firm analysis, Module 2 (Managerial and behavioral perspectives)
  • Managing in the 2.0 landscape
  • Entrepreneurship, finance and innovation
  • Statistics for economics and business
  • 1 major compulsory course:

- Innovation, growth and sustainability (major A or free track)

- Innovation management (major B or free track)

- IT consulting (major C or free track)

  • First foreign language (lessons only)
  • Second foreign language (lessons only)

Second Year

  • 3 elective courses (major* or free track)
  • sectorial workshops to be chosen from Workshop List **
  • First language (lessons + exam 1st semester 2nd year)
  • Second language (lessons + exam 1st semester 2nd year)
  • Internship or similar activities
  • Thesis

*Major A: Green management and sustainability

*Major B: Technology and innovation management

*Major C: IT consulting

**Sector systems of innovation workshops

  • Life sciences
  • Innovation in services
  • Telecommunications
  • Community-based innovation and patterns of protection

Requirements

Every year Bocconi University establishes the maximum number of students that can be admitted to each degree, in order to guarantee the best possible conditions and the best opportunity for successfully completing the degrees and to offer them assistance in entering the professional work environment.

Different categories of applicants have different admissions procedures. In detail you can distinguish from:

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