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Best Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship to launch your Startup!

2.2

60
ECTS

2.3

100% in
English

2.4

Duration
1 Academic Year

2.6

1st Mar 2024
7th Oct 2024
Next Intakes

2.7

10,500€
per year

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Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Master of Professional Development in Innovation and Entrepreneurship awarded by UCAM (Titulo Propio).

Looking to launch your own startup or help other businesses grow?

Our Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed to prepare you for today’s digital world. By gaining in-depth insights into entrepreneurs and their businesses, you will be prepared for your entrepreneurial journey.

Taught on-campus in Barcelona, one of Europe’s top startup hubs, our Master’s Degree will give you the tools and insights you need to navigate every stage of the business cycle. From ideation to building a minimum viable product (MVP), creating a value proposition, and developing a go-to-market strategy, our programme covers everything you need to know to succeed. 

But that’s not all – you’ll also gain invaluable insights into the latest innovation technologies and learn how venture capitalists and private equity firms can help you secure financing for your new business.  

With a combination of practical knowledge and direct industry contacts, our Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will give you a unique experience of Barcelona’s vibrant and buzzing entrepreneurial scene. 

Project-Based Learning

Our Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship uses a project-based learning and assessment approach to help you learn the skills necessary for success today. You will work in groups to develop projects that require creativity and can be used to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey. You will learn to work as a team, negotiate and communicate with other students in your project group. 

Your performance in the programme will be based on your effectiveness in engaging fellow students, and faculty and applying entrepreneurship skills acquired in the course to solve real-life business challenges.

Impact Lab

Our Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship also features immersive workshops and learning walks in Barcelona to develop power skills, including communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and adaptability, necessary to thrive in today’s workplace. Students can observe and learn from real-time businesses with the guidance of experienced faculty.   

Our International Entrepreneurship Faculty

Learn from the best business minds in the world. Our faculty consists of experienced entrepreneurs and business experts with real insight and a wealth of knowledge to pass on to you. We are dedicated to delivering innovative, relevant, and timely programmes that put you ahead of the game.

Field Visits

The field visits are thoughtfully designed to provide students with firsthand exposure to the realities of their respective industries.

Why Study Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at ESEI?

At ESEI, we offer a tailored Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship that equips you with the necessary tools and know-how to strengthen your entrepreneurial profile, build your network, and collaborate with potential co-founders. 

Our programme features up-to-date content that ensures you stay current with the latest industry trends and best practices. 

You’ll learn how to raise funds and attract investments, develop business models, and create sustainable growth strategies. Working in teams and collaborating with classmates from diverse backgrounds will help you gain valuable insights and broaden your perspective on the world of entrepreneurship. 

If you aspire to launch a startup, regardless of your age or professional background, choosing our Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme will help you kickstart your journey to entrepreneurial success.  

At ESEI, you will increase your career potential and personal brand by demonstrating:

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Practical Entrepreneurial Skills

through hands-on experience, real-world projects, and exposure to the latest tools and technologies

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Barcelona
Start Up Capital Experience

in Europe's top start-up hub with a thriving entrepreneurial scene and a strong support network.

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Expert Knowledge

in all aspects of the entrepreneurial journey, including ideation, financing, and growth. You’ll have a deep understanding of what it takes to launch and run a successful startup

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Strong Professional Network

of industry connections, top-tier startups, and venture capitalists. You'll have the opportunity to connect with these professionals and gain valuable insights into the startup ecosystem

Start the Business of your Dreams!

100
%
ESEI Students Enhanced their Professional Profiles
90
%
ESEI Students Found Jobs
within 6 months
64
%
ESEI Students Have
Management Positions Today
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Accreditation by Universidad Católica de Murcia

Our Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship s delivered by ESEI International Business School in Barcelona will offer an excellent opportunity for you to obtain a Dual Degree (two separate degrees): a Private Master’s degree from ESEI International Business School and a Professional Master’s DegreeTitulo Priopio” from Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), a Spanish top-ranking state-accredited University. 

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will earn the esteemed title of “Master of Professional Development in Innovation and Entrepreneurship” awarded by UCAM – Titulo Proprio

Upgrade to an International MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Are you looking to fast-track your career with executive international relations and global business roles – but are uncertain how to get started?

Our International MBA in International Relations and International Business is designed to take your existing experience and fast-track it into a higher-level management role. By upgrading your Master’s in International Relations and International Business to an International MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, your professional profile will become more attractive to employers in the industry looking to hire executives in key management positions.

An International MBA puts you at an advantage over the competition. After just one year of learning from the top business professionals at ESEI, you’ll have a proven edge on CVs worldwide. Find out more about the International MBA here.

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Career Opportunities in Entrepreneurship

Our Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship prepares entrepreneurs with skills for successful ventures. It offers practical training for those seeking start-up experience, and for those in start-ups seeking skill advancement.

Possible professional paths after graduating Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship include: Entrepreneur, Founder/Co-Founder, Innovation Manager, Product Manager , Project Manager, Business Development Manager, Product and Service Development Manager, Consultant in Startups, Innovation and Strategy, Venture Capitalist, Intrapreneur, Innovation Coach, Startup Mentor and Innovation Researcher amongst others.

Companies Founded by or who Employ ESEI Students & Alumni:

Introducing: Philip Fransson

Alumni of Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Introducing: Antoine Delmas

Faculty of Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Programme Questions

Our Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme is a one-year program, which is run over two academic semesters: fall semester (October to February) and spring semester (February to June). You can choose to start the program either in the Fall or Spring

Our Master is run on weekdays in the evenings from 6pm to 9pm. You will have classes 2-3 times per week, which allows you to work and study at the same time.
Additionally, if you are a non-EU student who requires a student visa to study in Spain, our Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme meets the student visa requirements of full time study in Spain.

Students must attend at least 5 out of 7 sessions for each module. They cannot miss more than 2 classes for any reason. Absence will only be justified for observance of religious holidays. All Medical appointments, family commitments, etc. Must fall within the allowed absence.

Each module within our Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme has 4 assessment components: a group submission (40%), an individual submission (20%) and a formal oral presentation (20%) for your module project, as well as a participation grade (20%) based on your participation during classes.

Yes! Within our Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme, you will have guest speakers in your discipline, and some of your course projects will happen in collaboration with a real business. Additionally ESEI runs guest speaker sessions throughout the year, some of which will focus specifically on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and all of which will provide relevant insights for you. Furthemore, you will have visits open throughout the year to different local companies giving you insight into the Barcelona business landscape.

If you are looking for a start-up internship, Barcelona is the perfect city to find one. There are many opportunities in various sectors, so you can find something that’s a perfect match for you! ESEI will post new internship offers on its digital platform regularly, but you should also attend some of the many networking events the city has to offer. It’s all about making connections and creating opportunities!

We offer assistance with finding internships with our dedicated Career Services team, who are in direct contact with companies and HR agencies and provide up-to-date internship opportunities. Find out more about our Career Services here.

Our Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is in the process of being accredited by Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM). UCAM is a state-accredited and top-ranking Spanish university that will validate and jointly award the Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree. We are partnering with UCAM because we believe that it is important for the Best Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship to be validated by an institution with high academic standards and with a proven track record of delivering high-quality education.

Once the Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme is accredited by UCAM, and upon successful completion of the programme, you will obtain two degrees: a private Masters degree from ESEI International Business School, and a título propio universitario from Universidad Católica de Murcia (university qualification awarded directly by UCAM). The title of both degrees will state Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

You'll be presented with your Innovation and Entrepreneurship ESEI diploma at our graduation ceremony, which typically takes place in July. If you need proof of your degree completion for work or other reasons, we can provide a signed letter to use as proof until you receive your actual diploma. You can email us at [email protected] if you have any specific questions about your diploma or degree.

General Questions

You can apply to ESEI at any time during the year. However, because we have limited places in our Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme, we do recommend that you start your application sooner rather than later to guarantee your spot.

Non-EU students that need a student visa to study in Spain should start their application at least 8 months in advance to make sure you get your visa in time for the start of classes.

We have a unique opportunity for students who are in their final year of their Bachelor degree or are waiting for their final Bachelor degree diploma and transcripts. In this case, you can apply for a conditional acceptance, which means that we can accept you into our Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme before you complete your Bachelor degree, however, you will need to provide us with your final academic records and diploma before the start of the Master’s.

If your Bachelor degree has a duration of less than 4 years, you can still apply for our Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme. In this case, you will need to send in your full academic records and Bachelor degree diploma to us to fully review your previous studies.

First of all, we want you to know that we want you here, too. It doesn't matter where you're starting from—if your level of English isn't as high as you'd like it to be, or if you don't have an official English proficiency score, we can help you get started with the Best Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in English. So keep reading!

You can apply to ESEI if you have a good command of English but are lacking an official English proficiency score. If this is the case, after your admission interview, you may be required to take an English test to confirm your level of English.

If you do not have a good command of English—no worries! We'll walk with you through our English Preparation Course before the start of your Masters program. This course normally takes place in August and January each year, so no matter what month you're accepted into ESEI, by the time your program starts, we'll make sure that your language skills are good enough to start the Masters!
Find out more about our English Preparation Course here.

We want people to succeed. And we know that sometimes, the biggest obstacle in your path is banking on a future above your budget. That's why we offer scholarships and a host of other financial aid options to support students who are committed to their personal and professional development. Find out more about Scholarships and Financial Aid here.

At the moment, our Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme is available only on-campus in Barcelona.

Yes! We welcome transfer students wanting to take part in the Best Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. If you're looking to complete your Master's at ESEI, just apply and provide us with your full academic transcripts. We review transfer applications on a case-by-case basis.

If you're looking for a shorter experience, we have a range of short courses with a 7-week duration available to you. You can contact our International Student Advisor about options for exchange students. Find out more about Short Courses here.

The compact and intense nature of our Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme makes it difficult for our students to have an exchange semester abroad, due to the fact that our curriculum must be completed within an academic year.

We've made every effort to make sure that curriculum of our Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme aligns with the skills and business knowledge needed to set up your business in Spain or around the world. And because Barcelona is such an international city, you'll be able to take advantage of the city's status as a hub of industry and business—and all the opportunities that come with it.

For European students who don't need a student visa, you can stay in Spain after graduation and work full-time without any special permit. All you'll need to do is get your Spanish NIE (Foreigner Identity Number) and Social Security Number, and then you'll be good to go!

For non-European students, it's a little more complicated—but not much!
Non-European students who need a student visa to study in Spain can apply for a Spanish entrepreneur visa which is a special permit to start your business in Spain. You can also continue to live and work in Spain under an Internship visa which can be extended for up to 2 years after your studies at ESEI. After 3 years of legal stay in Spain, you can then apply for a work permit.

We know that many students coming to Barcelona looking to study innovation and entrepreneurship abroad are looking for housing options—and we hear you!

Our campus facilities do not include student dorms. However, we do provide a list of student residences close to our campus where you can live as well as student accommodation agencies that help you find your ideal home in Barcelona, with attractive promotional codes specific to our students. Find out more about Housing options here.

We get it—you want to know what it is like to study innovation and entrepreneurship abroad and what life is like as a student at ESEI. You want to know if this programme will be a good fit for you. The best way to find out is to talk to current students and alumni. Our current students and alumni are always happy and ready to share their experience with you. You can find students who have recently studied this programme on the alumni section of our linkedin page, as well as on our student community page.

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