Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Program Director


An educational program to train future entrepreneurs and managers with an open-minded approach, working in a global setting and leveraging on training experiences focused on 
cross-fertilization of ideas and practices.

Students will explore the innovation frontiers going beyond technological innovation to include also market-driven innovation and social innovation, combining the languages and frameworks of economics and management through integrated courses. Students will not only benefit from theoretical analyses and cutting-edge research developed at DSEA, but they will also go through learning-by-doing processes within the managerial labs proposed in EI.

global perspective on the business, technological, and institutional scenarios, coupled with solid roots in the experience on how doing business and promote economic development in multiple countries (experiencing Made in Italy model). The double perspective of economics and management will be constantly applied through the Degree, supported by law. 

Exploration of emerging business models together with the acquisition of strong quantitative methods and tools will help students to positively approach their future careers within a broad set of opportunities.

> Career Opportunities 

The Course aims at transferring knowledge and develops skills to access to managerial and entrepreneurial careers:

→ a) In small and medium-sized firms that have started strategic paths of growth, internationalization, or  innovation requiring professionals able to understand macro-economic and sectoral trends as well as to support the implementation of new business strategies; b) in large firms that, through spin-offs or dedicated business units, are carrying out business innovation processes or new strategic paths requiring specialized professionals able to manage those new activities and exploit innovation results through 26/10/2016 ad hoc strategies;

→ In KIBS (Knowledge Intensive Business Services) that are implementing paths of strategic growth or managerial innovation hence requiring professionals able to understand market relations and organizational implication of such approaches and support them;

→ In innovative sectors of manufacturing, services, and culture.

The Course does not formally require an internship, but students are fully supported to find the right partner by the Stage & Placement Service. A large number of case study presentations and business events are organized to further enhance internship and work opportunities. 

> Study Abroad Opportunities

Students will benefit from an international learning environment in Padova, but also abroad exploiting the network of more than 80 university partners for the Erasmus+ program, bilateral agreements and other structured partnerships. Learn more about our exchange programs.

> How to Apply

Admission requires a selection based on candidates’ prior knowledge and qualifications in the field of economics, management, statistics, and law.  All the information about international applications is available on the dedicated web page.

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Department of Economics and Management
Didactic Division
Via Ugo Bassi 1 - 35131 Padova
Tel. 049-8271230
Email: informazioni.economia@unipd.it