Master in Innovation Management
University of Trento
EUR 6,500 / per year **
08 Mar 2024*
Earliest start date
* March 8th, 2024 for non-EU citizens residing abroad | May 31st, 2024 only for for EU citizens and non-EU citizens regularly residing in Italy
** EU 340€-3400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit) | Non-EU: 1000€-6500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation)
Why study Management of Innovation?
The Master&rsquo's Degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Innovation Management - MAIN is jointly organized by the University of Trento and the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa. This two-year Programme has been developed in consultation with market leaders and future employers in research, industry, and government.
This program is particularly designed for students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation aiming at management careers in innovative organizations.
Nowadays innovation skills are the only real tool able to enhance the position of a firm or a collective organization. ICT applications together with market globalization have radically changed business models, organizations, and the competitive environment. The dematerialization of products and resources asks for new approaches in strategies and management.
However, the capacity to generate innovation is not sufficient to ensure market success. That's why innovation is mainly a management issue rather than a technical one. Specifically, innovation today is an innovation in “service” and therefore requires an interdisciplinary approach that blends and integrates technology, management, computer science, and strategy to transform a smart idea into a true market success.
So innovation without innovative management skills is of little use.
MAIN students will learn how to think strategically to reduce or take advantage of uncertainty in the markets. Furthermore, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical know-how to select the best innovative strategies for private and public institutions.
MAIN is based on a mixture of teaching methods, which is believed to be the best balance to merge a thorough understanding of theoretical issues with the ability to apply them in real-life situations.
Students are often divided into discussion groups where they are confronted with different business scenarios and asked to solve problems effectively. This approach fosters fruitful cooperative learning.
Students get used to time-pressure situations, and through factual learning and a stimulating internship experience, they are provided with a solid platform to make the best possible decision.
MAIN students are also stimulated to participate in the Business Labs (for example, Start-Up Lab, and Contamination Lab) together with students from other areas (Engineering, Computer Science, Cognitive Sciences, Biotechnology, etc.). That's a great opportunity to strengthen students' entrepreneurial spirit and soft skills.
First Year in Trento
- Introduction to International Business
- Introduction to Quantitative Methods
- Introduction to Economics
- Legal Foundations
- Economics of Innovation Processes
- Intellectual Property and Competition Law
- Data Analysis and Forecasting
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Strategy and Innovation Management
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Start-Up Lab
- Industrial Dynamics
- Information System and Knowledge Management (or)
- ICT Innovation - Product Design and Development
Electives offered in Trento
At least 16 ECTS of electives before graduating are distributed among the following (either first or second year):
- Consumer Behavior and Analytics
- International Marketing
- Managing Drug Discovery: from concept to market
- International Corporate Strategy
- Global Economic Scenarios
- Quantitative Methods for Market Analysis
- Effective Managerial Decision Making
- Organizational Behavior
- Technology Strategy
Extracurricular Seminars aiming at catching different perspectives on business around the world are offered throughout the year. Seminars are held by Visiting Professors, so the topics and the Country can change every year according to the availability of the Lecturer. Some examples are:
- Doing Business in India
- Doing Business in China
- Doing Business in Russia
- Doing Business in Nordic Countries
Second Year in Pisa
- Financial Metrics for Business and Services
- Advanced Topics in the Economics of Technical Change
- ICT: Business intelligence and CRM
- Open Innovation Modelling and R&D
- Managing Innovation Lab
- Performance in Service: Managing Performance in Healthcare (or)
- Business Sustainability Management
Electives offered in Pisa
- Performance in Service: Managing Performance in Healthcare
- Services Marketing
- Cost and Performance Management
- Business Sustainability Management
- Introduction to Research Methods
- Corporate Finance
- Master Thesis
Scholarships and Funding
Scholarships for non-EU Citizens living abroad
Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship according to scholarship availability. Tuition fees are waived for students granted with the UniTrento scholarship.
Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy
Tuition Fees for EU citizens and non-EU citizens living in Italy may range from 346 euros to 3.400 euros. The final amount depends on the financial situation of your family calculated by an economic indicator called "ISEE Università
Details about tuition fees and ISEE are available on our website. If the "ISEE Università" will not be calculated, the maximum amount of tuition fees will be applied.
Once the ISEE has been calculated students, if eligible, can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship, starting from June/July.