The master program in Global Entrepreneurship, Economics, and Management (GEEM) aims at providing future managers, entrepreneurs and applied economics analysts with strong skills in management, innovation, internationalization, and economics.

Globalization and innovation are the dominant traits of the current market scenario. The program provides a unique set of managerial and economics competencies and skills that can be applied in SMEs, large and multinational companies of different industries, startups and international and national economics organizations.

During the two-year program, students will have frequent in-depth interactions with companies and other organizations, through workshops, laboratories, and stages.

The course offers the opportunity for double degrees and student exchange programs. In particular, the GEEM is characterized by:

  • A double degree program with the University of Jena, Germany
  • A double degree program with the University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • A student exchange with the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), India

The program in English is articulated in two curricula:

  • Economics of innovation focused on applied economics.
  • International Business and Entrepreneurship, tailored to management and entrepreneurship

Curriculum: Economics of innovation (EI)

The curriculum in Economics of Innovation provides a qualified learning track in applied research topics on Innovation Economics and International Economics.

The program provides advanced knowledge in:

  • Industrial economics
  • Innovation processes and interaction between firms
  • Markets and institutions in a context of increasing international competition

Students in Economics of Innovation are trained to become applied analysts in dynamic innovative business sectors and in local and international institutions and organizations. The skills acquired during the program will enable graduates to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing economic environment from a macroeconomic perspective (economic growth and international integration) with a high-level knowledge of microeconomic mechanisms (new technologies, new markets, new customers and suppliers, international business and de-localization).

Strengths of the GEEM Master’s Degree program:

  • Double degree programs with important European universities
  • Student exchange with institutions of the Far East countries, which represent the new emerging economies
  • Whole program held in English
  • Courses topics are structured in order to help students to act and work in an international environment

Curriculum: International Business and Entrepreneurship (IBE)

The curriculum in International Business and Entrepreneurship aims at providing students with the managerial tools required by companies operating on the international markets. Globalization, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation are key competitive factors for all companies – both SMEs and large and multinational companies – and markets – both mature and innovative. The course provides a unique set of managerial and economics competencies and skills that can open to multiple career opportunities (as a manager, consultant as well as entrepreneur).

The program provides advanced knowledge in:

  • International business
  • Entrepreneurship and startup management
  • Business modeling and business planning
  • Corporate and venture finance
  • Human resources and information systems
  • International trade and contract law

Starting from the academic year 2013-14 the whole program will be held in English, also with the contribution of Visiting professor coming from foreign universities (such as SF State University, California, IIFT, India).

Access Requirements

Enrolment to the Master Degree Course GEEM is without a selecting entry test.

Students can apply to the Students Registrar, according to the rules and administrative deadlines.

Students can enroll without any additional course if they have an Italian BA belonging to the sections listed in the Manifesto degli Studi and if they got a minimum final BA mark 85/110. A committee will evaluate the requisites before formal enrolment. Italian students with a foreign BA have to be evaluated before enrolment.

EU and extra EU students with a foreign BA or MSc can apply according to the rules and administrative deadlines of the Students Registrar. A committee will evaluate their requisites. Extra EU students need to positive answer from the committee before applying for a VISA for study reasons. Foreign students can be accepted according to the maximum number established by the Dept. of Economics.

Attendance and Teaching Methods

Attendance is not compulsory even if it is strongly suggested.

This MSc and its courses are characterized by the adoption of ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

A single Credit requires a total workload for students of 25 hours of study. According to the different teaching activities, it is determined as it follows:

  • 5-7 hours of frontal classes
  • Individual study, tutorials, and seminars

Each Academic Year is divided into two semesters. Each semester is composed of 14 weeks. There are 6 sessions to defend the Master Dissertation in each Academic Year according to the calendar published in the page “Prova finale/Final dissertation “ on the website of the Dept. of Economics.

Preliminary courses

There are no preliminary courses that students must pass before other courses.

Career Opportunities

The Curriculum International Business and Entrepreneurship of the Master Degree in Global Entrepreneurship Economics and Management provides a solid background in management and business administration with a strong focus on international business and entrepreneurship.

Graduates will be prepared to exploit career opportunities both in large multinational corporations as well as small companies and startups. They will be trained to think as entrepreneurs and identify and create appealing job opportunities.

More specifically some examples of target jobs are described below:

  • strategic support to top management
  • founders and/or components of the management team of startup and spin-off companies
  • business consultants for international and high-tech companies (business planning and modeling)
  • tech transfer offices, incubators, and accelerators
  • positions in investment firms (specifically venture and seed financing)

The curriculum in Economics of Innovation of the Master Degree in Global Entrepreneurship Economics and Management provides the students to become applied analysts in dynamic innovative business sectors and in local and international institutions and organizations. Graduates will find career opportunities mainly in the following organizations:

  • small businesses, especially the innovative and internationalized ones
  • consultancy firms
  • public and private research centers
  • public and private agencies and consortia for business development and technology transfer
  • international organizations (e.g. European Commission, UN, WTO, WIPO, OECD)
  • regulatory authorities (e.g. telecommunications, antitrust, energy)
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