Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
This Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi's MSc in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology is designed to develop the problem-solving and management skills needed to effectively employ technology and innovation. 


Students encounter a challenging interdisciplinary program which blendsstrategic, managerial, organizational and economic approaches in order to analyze innovation and technology, both at firm and market levels.

This Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi's MSc in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology 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.

Graduates are prepared to cover a number of different roles related toinnovative projects in large consultancies, multinational companies, high-tech companies, international organizations, regulatory authorities on innovation and intellectual property or work as researchers for new product development and launches. Moreover, the program prepares graduates to create and launch their own entrepreneurial business or undertake a PhD program in economics or strategy.

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 programme 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.

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Competition Analysis
  • Technology and Markets
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Valuation
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Data Analysis for Managerial Decisions
  • Creating Value Through New Business Models
  • 1 course according to the selected major (or free track)

Year 2

1 Industry-specific elective chosen out of:

  • Innovation and Firm Strategies in ICT Sectors
  • Innovation and Competition in Life Science
  • Innovation in Services
  • Community-Based Innovation and Strategy


  • Green Management and Sustainability (major A)
  • Technology and Innovation Management (major B)
  • IT Consulting (major C)
  • Big Data and Business Analytics (major D)

Free Track

  • 3 electives

Internship (compulsory)

Foreign languages (two languages) 


Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • 1st round: by 12 December 
    • 2nd round: by 25 January 
    • 3rd round: by 28 February
    • 4th round: by 22 March 
    • 5th round: by 3 May 
    • 6th round: by 31 May
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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 (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments. Read more about the GRE® General test.

International applicants

In all the selection rounds, International applicants are selected on the basis of a process that takes into consideration all elements of their profile, focusing on three components:

  • Results of the GMAT (or GRE) test
  • Grade point average of exams passed in the Undergraduate program
  • Evaluation of the applicant's Curriculum vitae / Resumée and Personal statement, possibility of personal assessment interview.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13326 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13326 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    13326 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13326 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • First year tuition fee: €13,326
  • Second year tuition fee: €12,711

Living costs for Milano

  • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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.

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