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MAIN - Master in Innovation Management

University of Trento
2 years
Full time
Master's degree

Program description

sant anna logoThis two-year MAIN - Masters Degree in Innovation Management - is jointly organized by the University of Trento and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa, and designed for students aiming for management careers in innovative organizations, both in the private sector and in government. The program teaches students a method rather than simple recipes.

The challenge of Innovation Management is that of understanding technological and organizational innovations in their multidisciplinary aspects while keeping in mind that the final goal is to create more competitive firms and more efficient organizations.

MAIN is jointly organized by the University of Trento and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa. Aimed at graduates and young professionals from different backgrounds and the program has been designed in consultation with market leaders and future employers in research, industry and government. 

Main topics of study in this Masters Degree in Innovation Management:

First semester -

  • Industrial Organization
  • Strategy and Innovation Management
  • Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • Quantitative Models for Business Decision Making 1  

Second semester

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Information System and Knowledge Management
  • Industrial and Innovation Analysis
  • Quantitative Models for Business Decision Making 2

Second year (in Pisa)

  • ICT: Business Intelligence and CRM
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Financial Metrics for Business and Services
  • Open Innovation Modeling and R&D
  • Organization and Strategy for Business Model Innovation
  • Elective
  • Internship
  • Individual final project

The Faculty are leading researchers in innovation, management and economics. Italy is one of the eight most industrialized countries in the world and  has one of the largest manufacturing sectors among the European countries  as well as a unique system of small and medium-sized enterprises which are leaders in world markets.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the Masters in Innovation Management must meet the following requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree ('laurea triennale') in business or equivalent, or a higher degree is required,
  • Certified English knowledge (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or similar) The GMAT test, though not compulsory, is highly appreciated (the GMAT score makes up 30% of the application score).
  • Proven computer skills.
  • A curriculum vitae, two letters of reference and a letter of motivation are also required.

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University of Trento

The University of Trento was founded almost 50 years ago, and has since established itself as an institute of quality research and education; characterized by its focus on international relations and student mobility. As a dynamic and medium-sized research university,...

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