Master in Startup Management and Entrepreneurship

Castelldefels School of Social Sciences

Program Description

Master in Startup Management and Entrepreneurship

Castelldefels School of Social Sciences

The global competitive landscape has undergone a dramatic revolution in these very last years. From a resource-based approach to competition, we’ve transitioned to a winner-takes-it-all scenario in which, paradoxically, startups and entrepreneurs stand a better a chance of success. Big players, in turn, face now a completely different pace of disruption with more agile, flexible players willing fight for their customer base. It’s the startup revolution.

These new type of competition require a new type of managers and entrepreneurs, combining a deep sense of creativity, innovation and a hands-on approach to management with a solid understanding of the new drivers of success and the impact of the new digital business models on traditional operating processes. Entrepreneurs willing to constantly challenge conventional wisdom and status quo to creat new types of value generation for a globalized market.

The ASPIRE Master in Startup Management and Entrepreneurshipis specifi cally designed to serve this new generation of managers in this challenging task: new managers for a new economy.

Why study Master in Startup Management and Entrepreneurship at Aspire Business School?

wrhThe ASPIRE Master in Startup Management and Entrepreneurship off ers

the possibility to get in contact with a solid and outstanding base of faculty members coming from a diversifi ed set of industries, with a hands-on approach to management and a proven track record as entrepreneurs, business angels and specialized consultants in a comprehensive set of corporate areas.

The program combines a cutting-edge approach to new theoretical frameworks for the digital entrepreneurship with an applied perspective to in-class experience.


The Aspire’s Master in Startup Management and Entrepreneurship focuses on a set complimentary goals.

  • Provide participants with a solid understanding of the new business models and type of competitors arising from the new digital scenario;
  • Reinforce the theoretical guidelines required for a new generation of entrepreneurs to successfully manage startup projects from its initial stages to a desired revenue-generating situation;
  • Gain insights on the new type of professionals and managerial skills required to successfully take part in the new entrepreneurial economy;
  • Be in contact with successful chain entrepreneurs and learn from their experiences;
  • Help develop the participant’s career path by understanding industry specifi cs and forecasted evolution.

Teaching Methodology

The methodology used in the programs of ASPIRE is based on the combination of practical training and theoretical knowledge, and further requires the active participation of students with their opinions and views. Based on this, all participants are encouraged to analyze and solve case studies based on real and simulated business situations for training purposes.

etyjThe Student participation and teamwork are an essential element in the development of the program. This deepens and enriches the training, as it complements the diversity of opinions and experiences of the participants. In this sense, good teamwork is essential in the development, preparation and presentation of the Business Plan as the FMT project in which all the skills and knowledge acquired during the development of the program is integrated. The project encourages the ability to develop the strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit of the Student.

The provision of a virtual campus provides permanent access to all the resources needed for learning, in addition to update information on the planning of courses, assessment of student progress and direct contact with the teaching staff.

Entry Requirements

  • Academic: International/non-Eu students: BA, BSc, BScIT, BSc Engineering,.EU & UK Students: Bachelor Degree. For UK students, BA and BSc holders (mandatory enrollment for preparatory courses may apply).
  • Work Experience: 3 years working experience, considering internships. Students with exellent academic records can wave the work experience.
  • English Proficiency: IELTS: 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all components) TOEFL (paper-based): overall score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5 TOEFL (internet-based): overall score between 87-109 with component scores of at least 20.Cambridge English First (FCE) Applicants from a recognized majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.(If you don’t meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
1 year
Full time
11,000 EUR
- Home students; 14000 EUR - Overseas students
Spain - Barcelona, Catalonia
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