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Program Structure

In the first year, students acquire a solid foundation in economic theory, analytical tools and methodologies useful to understand and manage internationalization and innovation processes. The courses touch on many different areas: economics and management, law, history, and statistics. The second year offers the chance to look more deeply into such areas as development economics, supply chain management or information systems governance.

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First Year (at Bocconi, Milan)

First Semester
Main topics:

  • Competition Analysis
  • Technology and Markets
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Valuation

The first semester courses are devoted to acquiring the analytical tools and background knowledge about the role of innovation in shaping the business environment, the dynamics of competition and intellectual property protection, and the strategies that firms can employ to face new challenges in dynamic markets.

Second Semester
Main topics:

  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Data Analysis for Managerial Decisions
  • Creating Value Through New Business Models
  • 1 course according to the selected major (or free track)

The second semester courses provide students with a more micro and firm level perspective on innovation. Students develop the capabilities to manage innovation in firms and to address the entrepreneurial challenge by designing suitable business models to meet the goals of the new venture and succeed in the competitive environment.

Second Year (at Bocconi, Milan and/or abroad)

1 Innovation specific elective chosen out of:

  • Data Analysis for Managerial Decision Making
  • Collaborative Strategies for Innovation
  • Innovation in the Sharing Economy: The role of platforms and business models 
  • Innovation in Services


Free Track

Study Abroad Programs

  • Double Degrees with:
    CBS Copenhagen Business School (Copenhagen, Denmark)
    MGIMO Moscow State University for International Relations (Moscow, Russia)
    NHH Norwegian School of Economics (Bergen, Norway)
    RSM Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon, Portugal)
    WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna, Austria)
  • Exchange Programs

Internship (compulsory)
Foreign languages
(two languages)
Enhancing Experience - Curricular Supplementary Activities


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