Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Master in

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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 startup.

At a glance

Degree class: LM-77
ECTS Credits: 120
Duration of the course: 2 years
Courses will be taught in Italian, German and English
Places available: 55 EU + 5 non-EU
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano
Tuition fees: €1.343,50 per year

Structure of the course

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 Startup 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 startups. 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 StartUp 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.


Degree Course director: Prof. Alessandro Narduzzo (photo)
Student representative in the Course Council: --

Exchange programmes und internships

Currently we offer exchange programmes with more than 50 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

Career opportunities

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.

go to the survey (in italian)

Daniel Kaneider

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."

Studying at unibz

Living in South Tyrol, Housing, Scholarships, Single Subject Courses and more

International Applicants (non-EU)

Application procedure, Visa, Residence permit and more


Motivation counts, in the business world and also to gain access to this Master degree course! When assessing your application, we will evaluate the grades from your BA, your cover letter or a motivational video and your idea for a new business (PDF) or, alternatively, the results of your GMAT test.

In order to register for the course, you will be required to prove that you have a C1 level of competence for the first language and B2 for the second language. If you don't have an official language certification, you can take a language examination at our university.

You can find all the information you need about the documents required for the application in the text 'Manifesto degli studi' (Study guidelines).

  1. The deadline to apply online is 29 April 2016 (Early Bird session) and 21 July 2016 (late application)
  2. The ranking lists will be published by 18 May 2016 (Early Bird session) and 8 August 2016 (late application).

Contact us by phone at +390471012100 or via e-mail to

study manifesto (pdf)

Apply here

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