Would you like to use your creativity and launch innovative products and services on the market? Do you want to learn how you can develop new products and manage innovation in a business? Then this master is exactly what you need!
We are looking for motivated students who want to fulfil their potential as entrepreneurs and who cannot wait to manage their family business or are willing to build their own success with a great idea by creating a start-up.
Degree class: LM-77
ECTS Credits: 120
Duration of the course: 2 years
Courses will be taught in: Italian, German and English (trilingual)
Places available: 50 EU + 5 non-EU
Tuition fees: € 1350 per year
The two years of the course in the Bozen-Bolzano campus combine practice and theory. A good example of this is the Entrepreneurship Workshop during which you can develop and plan your business idea, applying to a real project what you learnt in the classroom.
In the Lean Start-Up Course, instead, you will learn how to give shape to your business idea, researching the market and developing your product.
Besides your internship, you will be able to undertake study trips. Last year, for example, our students went to Toulouse to discover its network of innovative businesses and start-ups. They visited Airbus and spoke to venture capitalists in order to learn how to present their projects better to potential investors.
In addition, every year unibz takes part in the Start-Up Weekend, an intense 54-hour session targeting future entrepreneurs. This event is part of a global initiative involving more than 100 countries everywhere in the world.
First-year students will be supported through a personalised tutoring aimed at welcoming them and guiding them in their educational path. Each student will be assigned to a peer tutor, who, for example, will assist them in organising their study activities, in choosing courses to attend or with general questions about student life at unibz.
Currently we offer exchange programmes with partner universities all over the world and we are part of a large network of collaboration with employers in Italy and abroad where you can undertake your compulsory internship of a minimum of 150 hours.
Our graduates will be able to start and manage a business. You can offer your services as a Project Manager for the development of new products and for the management of innovation in existing businesses or progress further in higher education with a Master degree or a PhD.
Well prepared and ready for the job market. On the website of AlmaLaurea you can check statistical data about graduates’ satisfaction and their employability.
Start-up creator, Bozen - Bolzano
I had always dreamt of having my own business. Thanks to the courses I attended and to constant support from my supervisors, I was able to start a business called Wams. What do we do? We make wool socks! We are trying to continue and, at the same time, innovate, the prestigious Italian manufacturing tradition in this sector. I know what I want: I want to be a businessperson, and this degree has helped me believe in what I do.
You can find all you need to know in order to apply and gain admission to this study programme by browsing through the information below.
Application: 01/03 - 28/04/2022 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 17 - 18/03/2022 (registrations 1 - 10/03/2022) and 13 - 14 and 19 - 21/04/2022 (registrations 24/03 - 05/04/2022)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 17/05/2022
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 27/05/2022 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 13/07 - 14/10/2022 (by noon local time)
Application: 19/05 - 07/07/2022 (by noon local time)
Language exams: 27/06 - 02/07/2022 (registrations 19/05 - 20/06/2022)
Admission procedure and publication of ranking lists: by 27/07/2022
Payment of the 1st instalment of the tuition fees: by 04/08/2022 (by noon local time)
Enrolment: 27/07 - 14/10/2022 (by noon local time)
Mathematics pre-course: 22/08 - 02/09/2022
Intensive language courses: 05 - 23/09/2022 (Monday to Friday, 8 h/day)
Freshers Days: 26 - 27/09/2022
Classes: 26/09 - 23/12/2022
Exams (extraordinary session): 15 - 23/12/2022
Holidays: 24/12/2022 - 08/01/2023
Classes: 09/01 - 21/01/2023
Exams: 23/01 - 18/02/2023
Classes: 27/02 - 06/04/2023
Holidays: 07/04 - 10/04/2023
Classes: 11/04 - 10/06/2023
Exams (extraordinary session): 17 - 27/05/2023
Exams: 12/06 - 08/07/2023
Exams: 28/08 - 30/09/2023
EU citizens and citizens given parity of treatment
Early Bird Application: 40
Late Application: 10
Non-EU citizens (living abroad)
Early Bird Application: 5
The programme will only be offered if a minimum of 15 newly enrolled students is reached.
In order to gain admission to this programme you need one of the following qualifications:
1. a bachelor degree (*) in one of the following Italian degree classes or an equivalent qualification gained abroad:
(*) Italian citizen who have obtained their degree abroad must also have a secondary school leaving qualification.
2. a Bachelor in a different degree class to the ones listed above or an equivalent qualification gained abroad. At least 12 credit points must have been acquired in one or more of these subject areas: Business Administration, Economics, Law, Statistics-Mathematics, Technology and Engineering.
The subjects contained in the subject areas mentioned above which will be considered as entry requirements for the Master are the following:
AGR/01 - Economic and Rural Valuation
SECS-P/07 - Accounting
SECS-P/08 - Strategic Management
SECS-P/09 - Corporate Finance
SECS-P/10 - Business Organization
SECS-P/11 - Economics and Management of Financial intermediaries
ING-IND/35 - Management Science
AGR/01 - Economic and Rural Valuation
SECS-P/01 - Economics
SECS-P/02 - Economic Policy
SECS-P/03 - Finance
SECS-P/04 - History of Economic Thought
SECS-P/05 - Econometrics
SECS-P/06 - Applied Economics
SECS-P/12 - Economic History
IUS/01 - Private Law
IUS/02 - Comparative Private Law
IUS/03 - Agricultural law
IUS/04 - Commercial and Corporate Law
IUS/05 - Economic Law
IUS/07 - Labour Law
IUS/08 - Constitutional Law
IUS/09 - Public Law
IUS/10 - Administrative Law
IUS/12 - Taxation Law
IUS/14 - EU Law
IUS/21 - Comparative Public Law
Mathematics and Statistics
SECS-S/01 - Statistics
SECS-S/02 - Statistics for Experimental and Technological Research
SECS-S/03 - Economic Statistics
SECS-S/05 - Social Statistics
SECS-S/06 - Mathematics for Economics
MAT/01 - Mathematical Logics
MAT/02 - Algebra
MAT/03 - Geometrics
MAT/05 - Mathematical Analysis
MAT/06 - Probability Theory and Statistics
MAT/09 - Process Research
INF/01 - Computer Science
Technological and Engineering
ICAR/13 - Industrial design
ICAR/17 - Drawing
ING-IND/13 - Machine elements
ING-IND/14 - Mechanical planning and machine construction
ING-IND/15 - Drawing and methods of industrial engineering
ING-IND/16 - Technology and processing systems
ING-IND/17 - Industrial-mechanical systems
ING-IND/22 - Science and technology of materials
ING-IND/35 - Management Science
ING-INF/05 - Development systems of information
INF/01 - Computer Science
If you have not yet graduated at the time of application:You can apply if you have acquired at least 140 credit points (ECTS). In this case, you will be admitted conditionally, and you need to submit your diploma by the enrolment deadline.
If you graduate after the enrolment deadline:You cannot enrol and you will lose your place, which will be offered to the subsequent applicant in the ranking list. In this case. you should not pay the tuition fees to secure your admission. You will be able to submit a late enrolment request and, only if there still are available places, you can enrol by 17 December 2021.
To be admitted, you must fulfil the language requirements indicated in the section “Language requirements”.
Concurrent enrolment at several universities or in several study programmes at the same university is not allowed.
The official teaching languages are German, Italian and English. Therefore, the following language requirements apply, otherwise you will be excluded from the admission procedure:
Entry level (to gain admission)
1st language: C1
2nd language: B2
3rd language: no level required
Exit level (to graduate)
1st language: C1
2nd language: C1
3rd language: B1
The levels of the Common European Framework of Reference apply.
Your first language is the language in which you have the highest level of proficiency (C1). Your third language is instead the language in which you are weaker (or in which you are an absolute beginner).
You can demonstrate your language proficiency in the application portal (in the section “upload language certificates” and/or “enrol for language exams”) after you have created an application in the section “create/manage applications”. The certification is mandatory for the first and second language, for the third language it is recommended (from B1 onwards).
You can demonstrate language proficiency through:
Information regarding the structure of the language proficiency exams, their duration, their administration, and typical processing time for the publication of the results can be found on the following webpage: https://www.unibz.it/en/services/language-centre/language-exams/.
Secondary schools in a foreign country/Bi- or multilingual schools
If the foreign language proficiency levels (for German, Italian, or English) are explicitly indicated on the diploma of graduation according to the Common European Framework of Reference (i.e., B1, B2 or C1), and if all four language abilities (reading, listening, speaking, writing) have been assessed, then the indicated levels will be accepted as a proof of proficiency for the second and/or third language.
Please upload your school-leaving certificate to the application portal in the section “upload language certificates” under the respective language. The Language Centre will decide on its recognition.
Third language/Intensive language courses in September
If you have already acquired a language certificate in the third teaching language, please upload it to the portal. If you are not able to certify your language competence in the third language and you are admitted to unibz, you will have to take a placement test. You will receive further information about the test by e-mail. Based on the result of the placement test, you will be assigned to a certain learning path so that you will be able to reach level B1 as soon as possible.
If you are an absolute beginner in the third language, or if you have a level below B1, you may attend a three-week intensive language course during the pre-semester session in September in order to start the learning path.
The dates of the extensive courses are indicated in the “Deadlines” section. Beginner courses (A1) will be offered exclusively during the pre-semester intensive course session in September will no longer be offered during the academic year. Therefore, absolute beginners should start their learning path for the third language by attending the intensive courses in September.
There will be extensive courses (4 hours per week) during the semesters and intensive courses (8 hours per week) during the time between semesters.
The language courses offered by the Language Centre are free of charge and aim to help the students reach the level B1 in the third language after the first study year.
Your application must be submitted online through the Application Portal. The deadlines are indicated in the “Deadlines” section.
Please note: Mendacious declarations will be criminally prosecuted and will result in the automatic exclusion from the ranking list.
You might apply for more than one study programme. If you are excluded in the first session, you might apply again in the second one.
Considered as equivalent are:
Only one application period is offered. After the deadline it is not possible to apply anymore. Application fee: € 30.
Once the ranking list has been published, if you have gained admission, secure it by paying the first instalment and then start your visa application on the Universitaly portal. The application on Universitaly is mandatory, otherwise you will not be allowed to enrol. On Universitaly you can apply for one study programme only.
The admission procedure is based on the following criteria:
1. Grade average (max. 70 points)
In the case of a bachelor concluded with the highest grade and the mention “summa cum laude”, 2 additional points will be awarded.
2. Start-up project (max. 30 points)
The start-up project will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
3. Minimum of points to reach to be admitted to the ranking: min. 70 points
This minimum of points has to be reached by adding the points of criteria 1 and 2.
Only applications containing all requested documents will be evaluated. If one of the documents requested for criteria 1 and 2 is missing, you will not be considered for the ranking.
In the event of equal scores, priority will be given to the applicant who has obtained the highest score for the first criterion. If scores are still equal, the younger applicant will have priority.
Courses included in the programme of the Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation are not valid for the acquisition of the required 12 ECTS credit points.
Courses that have been taken into consideration in order to achieve the 12 ECTS credit points necessary to gain admission to the master programme cannot be recognised for a possible career abbreviation.
If you still need to graduate and/or certify the remaining exams you must sit, you are provisionally admitted in the ranking list.
In the application portal, you must upload:
1. Study title
The above must contain the following information: final grade, exams passed with grade and date of passing, credit points, scientific fields (the latter only for Italian titles).
For qualifications obtained abroad, also: scale of grades awarded by the university of provenance (with a minimum final grade to obtain the qualification and a maximum final grade achievable).
The Faculty reserves the right to request a description of the contents of the single courses and/or teaching hours where necessary.
2. Excel file: If you have not graduated yet, you must declare that you have acquired at least 140 credit points (ECTS) of your course of origin. Please use the excel file available in the application portal.
3. Start-up project: For the presentation of the start-up project for a new and innovative Enterprise (start-up) the use of the NABC model (developed by the Stanford University Research Institute) is recommended. Further useful documents: NABC and video.
Please note: mendacious declarations will be sanctioned by criminal law and will result in your automatic exclusion.
The Admission Committee will only evaluate the documents uploaded in the portal by the application deadline. The ranking lists with the admitted students will be published here and are only valid for the respective academic year.
If you have been admitted to more than one study programme, you can only secure your admission in one of them. Doing so you refrain from the admission to other programmes.
1. Choose the study programme and pay the fees (to secure your admission) in the application portal.
The deadlines are indicated in the “Deadlines” section.
If you do not meet this deadline, you will automatically be excluded and the next applicant in the ranking list will be admitted.
For EU citizens and citizens given parity of treatment only: any remaining places of the early bird application, will be offered in the late application.
Please note that you do not gain full student status by only paying the tuition fees. This status will only be acquired upon enrolment. If you have secured your admission, there will be no refund of the tuition fees unless you do not pass your secondary school final exam or, in the event of non-EU applicants living abroad, you do not receive the documents necessary for enrolment from the Italian authorities in your country.
2. Enrol online in the application portal.
The deadlines are indicated in the “Deadlines” section.
Enrolment is recommended as early as possible, so you have the possibility to upload incomplete documents before the deadline.
If you do not meet the enrolment deadline, you will be excluded and the next applicant in the ranking list will be admitted.
Admission with reservation:
If you do not have the required academic qualification, you will be given a conditional offer for a study place and you must submit your qualification upon enrolment. If you achieve your qualification after the enrolment deadline, you cannot enrol, and you will lose your place which will be offered to the subsequent applicant in the ranking list. Advice: If you achieve your qualification after the enrolment deadline, you should not pay the tuition fees to confirm the study place. You will be able to submit a late enrolment request and, only if there are study places still available, you can enrol by 16 December 2022.
If you have gained your qualification abroad, you must certify that at the universities in the country where you gained your qualification, you can access to a study programme similar to that chosen at unibz. Therefore you must upload (if not uploaded upon application):
and one of the following:
Please note that if you do not possess a valid admission qualification, you could be excluded with Rector’s decree even after enrolment.
If you are a non-EU citizen living abroad:
If you are eligible for admission (check the ranking lists) and have also applied on Universitaly, the Italian Authorities in your own country will issue you the entry visa for studies/university.
This will allow you to arrive in Italy to enrol for the study programme that you have applied for, after passing the admission procedure.
According to Italian law, within 8 working days of your arrival in Italy, you must have applied for the residence permit: as soon as you arrive, get in touch with the Advisory Service and you will be given the necessary information for starting the procedure.
Once you will obtain your residence permit (permesso di soggiorno), you have to hand it in at the Student Secretariat personally or via e-mail.
Students intending to transfer from another Italian University to unibz must submit to the Student Secretariat - at the beginning of the academic year - a copy of the transfer application presented at the university of provenance.
Fees amount to € 1348.50
Delayed payment of the second instalment will result in a fine being levied. If you have not paid the tuition fees, you will be unable to take exams and will not be able to transfer to other universities or other study programmes.
If you drop out of a programme, interrupt your studies or are excluded from studies, you are not entitled to reimbursement of the fees.
Exemption from the tuition fees (and the provincial tax) is granted to:
Students who benefit from a scholarship granted by the Autonomous Province of Bozen-Bolzano are entitled to receive a refund of the tuition fees.
Credit points from previous university studies can only be recognised after enrolment if the exams taken at the university of provenance are equivalent in content to those offered at unibz. You can fill out the application after enrolment.
The Advisory Service provides support regarding your choice of study. In many cases a simple call or a short request is enough to get the relevant information (Tel. +39 0471 012100).