O que eu aprenderei?

The Master of Science in Innovation and Technology Management (ITEM) is a two-year program, taught entirely in English, and designed for students who want to develop multidisciplinary skills suited to the new business contexts generated by the innovations that accompany the so-called Industry 4.0. It combines sound methodological and analytical skills with applications and business practices. There is a revolution that endows both providers and users with new technologies and infrastructures.

The program wants to create flexible professional profiles capable of understanding the potential of product and process technologies and generating new market spaces as well as new business opportunities. Students can choose between two paths: the Innovation process management path is thought for students aiming at working in managerial roles in industrial, service and consultancy companies. The Entrepreneurship path is for students whose ambition is to rise, join or take part in the development of a new venture or a small and mid-sized company.

Learning objectives

The specific learning objectives of the M.S.c in Innovation and Technology Management includes:

  • The ability to understand macroeconomic scenarios and technological developments with a significant impact on the organization and management of businesses. The program offers the fundamental economic and technological understanding students need in order to frame and analyze business contexts in which companies operate and the potential applications of new technologies.
  • Knowledge of legal matters: the program includes courses designed to address the legal implications of implementing technology adoption programs, both in terms of civil and criminal law
  • The ability to analyze innovation projects economically and financially. The program provides students with knowledge of the performance-measurement and capital-budgeting tools required to evaluate projects on an economic and financial level
  • Knowledge of business models. The program is designed to familiarize students with features of today's most promising business models, and to provide them with the necessary tools, not only for adopting these models in medium-large businesses with pre-established structures but also for launching new business initiatives in the form of start-ups
  • The ability to recognize the potential for innovation in products and processes, and to plan and carry out implementation projects, evaluating them on an ex-post basis. The program provides students with an understanding of market and customer-needs analysis

Career Opportunities

The Master of Science in Innovation and Technology Management is aimed at offering the possibilities for many career opportunities, both as managers in large enterprises and SMEs, supporting business change processes and developing product and market analysis or innovation processes and as start-upper and partner of new venture creation.

The aim of the program is that of generating professional skills capable of interfacing and working in and out of organization in a creative, innovative way, with relational and communicative effectiveness to face the new business contexts generated by the digital economy. Therefore, graduates from the ITEM master’s program are prepared to enter careers in fields focused on innovation in: large companies in the manufacturing or services sectors; small and medium-sized enterprises; consultancy firms; international organizations; agencies offering technology transfer and support for new innovative businesses; science and technology parks; business incubators and accelerators; and in universities and other research institutions.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Economics

Opções de estudo

Período integral (2 anos)

€8.540,00 (R$ 52.886) por ano
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Largo A. Gemelli, 1,



20123, Italy

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Applicants must have completion of an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS). Program specific entry requirements: Applicants may have various backgrounds with a preference for students from Business Administration, Economics or Engineering studies. English Language Requirements: TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80,or an Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or Successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language.

Para estudantes internacionais

Eligible candidates need to hold an undergraduate degree obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS), which satisfies the requirements for access to second-level academic studies in the awarding country. If candidates have undertaken less than 15 years of total schooling, they may not be eligible for admission to a Laurea Magistrale.

The degree has to be issued by a higher education institution which is regularly accredited or recognized in the awarding country.

The degree and related studies undertook so far need to be in a subject which is relevant to the chosen graduate degree program. The academic board will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission. Candidates best suited for the program have a solid background in Statistics and Mathematics; additionally, they have a basic knowledge in the subject area of Management.

  • Academic IELTS with a score of at least 6.0;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 80;
  • First Certificate of English (FCE) with a minimum score of 173 (Grade B)
  • Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
  • Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage with a minimum of Grade B
  • Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher