Master Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Tuition fee:
  • € 11,500 / Year (EEA)
  • € 11,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

This Master of Science is designed to craft the problem-solving and management skills needed to effectively employ technology and innovation. Students encounter a challenging interdisciplinary program which blends strategic, managerial, organizational and economic approaches in order to analyze innovation and technology, both at firm and market levels.

It is organized around key issues (e.g. competitiveness, innovation and internationalization) which are analyzed by relying on various disciplinary approaches (e.g. economics, management and law).

We aim to develop the analytical skills required to understand the dynamics of technology within and across organizations; the decision-making abilities to turn technological opportunities into new ideas; and the problem solving attitude to make successful innovations out of new ideas.

Learning Objectives

The Master of Science in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology has the following educational objectives:

  • provide advanced preparation in the main economic-business subjects in order to understand the implications of the technological innovations in the single sectors, and the implications in terms of regulations and competition analysis;
  • develop the skills to have a complete understanding of the implications of innovation procedures in companies, in terms of innovation development, introduce innovation in business processes and develop an entrepreneurial approach in companies;
  • complete one's economics-business studies providing quantitative and juridical competences, so as to develop interdisciplinary problem analysis skills;
  • develop competences via educational activities inside and outside the classroom which promote student-teacher interaction and interaction between the students themselves as well as complex problem analysis and problem solving skills, ability to present and discuss the results of one’s work;
  • promote competence (in the business area) in the use of English and a second EU language to work effectively and efficiently in one’s profession.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates are prepared to cover a number of different roles, including:

  • Industry analysts, consultants on business development at large consultancies
  • Business development managers and project managers of large innovation projects at multinational companies
  • Product managers and business operations managers in high-tech companies
  • Consultants and analysts at international organizations
  • Consultants and analysts at regulatory authorities on innovation and intellectual property
  • Market and competitive researchers for new product development and launch

This program prepares students to craft and launch their own entrepreneurial business. It also provides a solid background in applied economics and technology and innovation strategy for students wishing to undertake a PhD program in economics or strategy.

Contents

Program Structure

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. The majors offered in the Master of Science in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology are:

  • Green management and sustainability (major A);

  • Technology and innovation management (major B);

  • IT consulting (major C).

Students choose a foreign language based on the graduate program instruction language and on their native language (which cannot be chosen as a foreign language). In classes taught in English, in order to get the language credits required for the degree, international students must study Italian plus another European language to be chosen from among French, German, Spanish, Portuguese or also English. Native Italian speakers must study two other European languages.

Requirements

Applicants can enter the selection process if they acquire/have acquired a valid and recognized 1st cycle qualification (Undergraduate level) by October 2015 (or in any case by the first graduation session after the summer break).

The categories of applicants vary depending on the location of the University.
In details, there are three different types of applicants:

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Graduates and final-year undergraduate students from universities abroad are considered International applicants.

Preferential consideration is given to applicants whose undergraduate work is still underway or was concluded less than two years prior to the moment of application. Applicants with other profiles are considered subsequently.

BOCCONI APPLICANTS

Bocconi Graduates and final-year undergraduate students are considered Bocconi Applicants.

For Bocconi applicants, no checks are required regarding clearing additional educational debits as they originate from Università Bocconi’s Economics department and admissions deems elements for verification to include meeting the curricular requirements and suitability of personal background. Approximately 65% of the total available spots are made available to Bocconi applicants and, in particular, up a maximum of 60% of available spots in the “early session”.

In corso” applicants enrolled in their third year of the 2014-2015 a.y. can participate in the Early Session (for the purposes of admissions, students are in corso if they enrolled for their first time in the university system – at Università Bocconi or another university – in the 2012-2013 a.y.) who have acquired at least 110 educational credits (out of those in the program structure for the first and second year of the program) by 31 July 2014, with a weighted average of at least 28/30.

Applicants who have acquired at least 110 credits (exams, internships and idoneità/tests are evaluated) can participate in the Student Career Session by the April 2015.

ITALIAN APPLICANTS

Graduates and final-year undergraduate students from other Italian universities (not Bocconi) are considered Italian applicants. Please visit theItalian website for more information and verify there the application deadlines for Italian applicants.

We specify that:

  • Only for English-language class groups, up to 30% of places available are reserved for applicants of non-Italian citizenship (regardless of where they completed their undergraduate studies)
  • Students enrolled in a Double Degree program should participate in admissions according to the first University of enrollment. For example: students enrolled in a Russian University for a Double Degree program with an Italian University should participate in the admissions process as an INTERNATIONAL Applicant
  • Graduate or transfer applicants from other foreign or Italian MSc Programs may participate in any session of the selection process according to the applicants' category. After the admission they must follow specific criteria in order to ask for the recognition of credits/exams already passed.

Funding

Financial Aid for Prospective Graduate Students

Bocconi University is committed to making a higher education available to all talented students: we welcome motivated and bright students, regardless of their families’ financial situation. For years Bocconi has undertaken an investment policy to support deserving students, through an expanding financial aid system based on both merit and need. Thanks to agreements made with the top Italian banks, our students also have access to a variety of student loan options.

To facilitate student applications and to allow families to evaluate the actual financial commitment needed to attend a Master of Science at Bocconi before enrollment, the admissions application and financial aid applications have the same deadlines and timeframes and must be submitted together. The outcome of financial aid will be made available shortly after the admissions results and prior do the deadline to enroll in Bocconi.

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