Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

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Course details

The teaching calendar is organized in three quarters (Fall, Winter and Spring terms).

Each course syllabus is available here.
Select the academic year, campus and Faculty to view and download the file. 

First year

  • IT coding and applications - 8 ECTS
  • Intellectual property and labour law - 8 ECTS
  • Materials physics and technologies - 8 ECTS + Lab. Technologies in action - 4 ECTS
  • One elective course among:
    • Economics of innovation - 8 ECTS
    • Global challenges and firm strategies - 8 ECTS
  • Two elective courses among:
    • Circular economy and sustainability
    • Management control systems and performance measurement - 8 ECTS
    • Omnichannel management - 8 ECTS
    • Organising and leading change - 8 ECTS
    • Project and people management - 8 ECTS                                                    
  • One elective course among:
    • Cross-cultural negotiation - 8 ECTS
    • History of innovation - 8 ECTS
    • Internet technologies and smart working - 8 ECTS
    • Privacy and security - 8 ECTS

Second year

  •  Applied statistics for business analytics (8 ECTS)
  • Choose one elective course between the following two:  
    • Strategies for emerging technologies (8 ECTS) or
    • Marketing innovation (8 ECTS)
  • Choose one elective course between the following two:  
    • Strategic supply chain management (8 ECTS) or
    • Design thinking and start-up launch (8 ECTS)
  • Choose one elective course between the following two:  
    • Finance and risk management (8 ECTS) or
    • Project financing and open innovation (8 ECTS)
    Elective courses (8 ECTS)
  • Internship or Stage digital (8 ECTS)
  • Thesis (12 ECTS)

** Elective courses

  • History of innovation - 8 ECTS
  • Cross-cultural negotiation - 8 ECTS
  • Internet technologies and Smart working - 8 ECTS
  • Privacy and security - 8 ECTS
  • Global challenges and firm strategies - 8 ECTS
  • Economics of innovation - 8 ECTS
  • Omnichannel management - 8 ECTS
  • Organising and leading change - 8 ECTS
  • Management control systems and performance measurement - 8 ECTS
  • Project and people management - 8 ECTS
To be a graduate of the degree in Innovation and Technology Management is to have multiple career opportunities, both as manager 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 a new venture creation.

Graduates from the ITEM master’s programme 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.

The ITEM master’s degree not only provides employment opportunities in sectors where innovation is central to strategic action (science-based start-ups, large ICT firms, specialists in/producers of digital technologies, energy sector businesses and organizations) but also in more traditional sectors where innovation is linked to the adoption and conceptualizations of new technologies, such as: textiles and clothing, furniture, agri-food, banking, insurance, health and public administration, and all traditional manufacturing sectors in general.

Classes for academic year 2024/2025  start on September 16th, 2024.

Find here the calendar of the Faculty of Economics for the academic year 2024/25.

A Welcome event is usually organized by the Faculty in the week prior to the beginning of the courses; confirmation and details will be available in early August.

If you are looking for a flexible and autonomous solution to learn Italian while studying at Università Cattolica, you can access the self-learning linguistic lab (CAP) of the SeLdA (Servizio Linguistico d’Ateneo) and benefit from a personalized language advisory service. 

In addition, SELDA organizes fee-paying Italian language courses, for more information contact SELDA from the dedicated iCatt function (in the homepage, box “request for information”).

Students are required to attend theology teachings aimed at offering a reasoned and critical knowledge of the Christian message.