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Creation and Management of Innovative Technology-Based Companies

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This professionally-focused master's degree offers a range of compulsory and optional subjects through which students acquire the training to create and manage innovative companies. It is a markedly cross-disciplinary programme that focuses primarily on the use of practical case studies and examples taken from the real world of innovative companies.
The general goal of the programme is to provide advanced training the creation of companies and the management of innovation. It aims to provide future entrepreneurs and managers of innovative companies with the skills they will need for success, to train qualified professionals for innovation management, and to give them the tools to launch innovative business initiatives. As such, students will acquire the skills and capacities to:
  • Manage innovative projects and/or processes in any type of organization, develop new products or services, perform management roles in R&D or innovation departments, and participate in innovation programmes run by private organizations or government bodies.
  • Implement business initiatives, pursue new projects and bring them to the market.

Twenty-five lecturers from different departments are involved in teaching the programme, through lectures, guided debates, projects, and presentations by the teaching staff and guest professionals.

Learning objectives

The master's degree in Creation and Management of New Technology-Based Firms aims to provide students with an advanced level of training in the creation of new companies and the management of innovation processes. The objective is to provide the highest level of training to entrepreneurs and managers of innovative firms.
The advanced training is designed to enable students, on completion of the degree, to be able to:
  • Manage the processes of innovative business creation from set-up to consolidation.
  • Successfully design and implement projects and plans for managing R&D and innovation in companies focused on manufacturing or services.
  • Promote intrapreneurship projects in organizations.
  • Manage and optimize technology-based firms in high-performance sectors.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the science and technology environment and any participating actors, in order to reach agreements on cooperation and knowledge and/or technology transfer.
  • Carry out consulting tasks on subjects relating to entrepreneurship and innovation processes in firms.
  • Develop programmes to stimulate innovation in private organizations or in the public administration.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Language(s) of instruction:
 Spanish: 87%, English: 13%
Number of places available:
Approximate price:
 60,00 euros per credit (95,00 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2018-2019.
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Economics and Business
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