Programme structure

The programme is built around a precision-designed curriculum that will build your knowledge, insights and skills to exploit opportunities. It has been created to prepare you to launch a start-up or to drive innovation within an existing company.

You'll master the core essentials of entrepreneurial management and explore areas such as opportunity appraisal and the design of conceptual business models. As you learn, you will build an innovation skillset as well as a “can do” approach to problem-solving and idea development.

At ESADE we are committed to business with positive impact. So the programme will emphasise incorporating responsible business practices and socially beneficial values.

You will emerge prepared to lead innovation, from managing corporate innovation systems (intrapreneurship) to creating new business opportunities and models (entrepreneurship).

Programme Content

Business Integration Path (BIP)

July 2019 – Online module
August - September 2019 | On campus (3 weeks)


ESADE Master in Management programmes are primarily targeted at students with undergraduate degrees in business administration or economics. 

If your degree is in a different discipline, we still invite you to apply. The Admissions Committee will assess your candidacy and, if admitted, we will ask you to enrol in the Business Integration Path (BIP) course, which will give you a grounding in management basics. The BIP course normally starts 3 weeks before the beginning of the regular classes of the Masters programme, and includes an online module which normally starts around the beginning of July.


The Business Integration Path (BIP) is broken into:
· Four online courses that start on July 1st and must be completed before the start of class courses on our Sant Cugat Campus
· A three-week block of face-to-face learning in August (before the Welcome Week) on the Sant Cugat campus:

    > Business Policy
    > Introduction to Finance
    > Introduction to Marketing
    > IT for Managers
    > Managing People
    > Operations and Logistics

Welcome Week



The ESADE Welcome Week is designed to help you hit the ground running. You'll get to know the ESADE management teams, find out how the Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship fits into the broader context of the business school, and get a full overview of the programme's academics and career services. You'll learn what is expected of you and we'll help you to make your time at ESADE a success, sharing some proven tips and guidelines. Group work is a key element of the Master's programme and you'll have the opportunity to get to know the other MSc participants straight away as you begin your journey together.


Those students who attend the Pre-Programme course will begin on late August, before the Welcome Week starts.

Term 1: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Foundations | 20 ECTS



An introduction to the world of Innovation and entrepreneurship, consisting of five core courses covering a wide range of disciplines:

> Creative Thinking
Innovation Management
Exploring the Opportunity
Business in Society

Study Tours & Skill Seminars | 5 ECTS


International Study Tours

Experience a different culture during an intensive week abroad at one of the world’s leading universities. 2020 international study tours include:


Bangalore, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Doing Business in India

Cape Town, Universtity of Cape Town. Doing Business in Africa

Hong Kong, Hong Kong City University. Doing Business in Asia.

London, London School of Economics. Global Topics in Finance

Los Angeles, University of California in LA. Marketing Strategies in a New Digital Era

New York, Columbia University. Global Topics in Data Sciences

Santiago de Chile, Adolfo Ibañez University. Doing Business in Latin America

Shanghai, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance. Finance in Asia

Silicon Valley, University of San Francisco. The Silicon Valley Experience

Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University School of Management. Doing Business in Israel

Washington DC, Georgetown University. Public Affairs & International Political Economy


Skill seminars:


Brand / Communication Immersion Programme, Profession in Action
Business Storytelling
Dealing with IPR
Decision-making: Improving Your Judgement
Emotional Intelligence Resources for a Successful Career
Empowering Excel
Essentials of Graphic Design
Gateway Seminar: E-Commerce & Technology
Gateway Seminar: Fashion
Gateway Seminar: Sports
Managing Development in Emerging Countries
Microfinance and Development
Negotiations in Tough Environments (Inter-organisational Negotiations)
Python for Data Science
R for Data Science
Rhetorical Skills for Public Speaking
Sales/Consulting Immersion Programme, Profession in Action
The Leader as Actor
​3D Printing and Rapid prototyping


While all students can opt for all offered Study Tours / Electives if they fulfill prerequisites, they have to enroll through a bidding process where students from certain programmes might have preference for courses more relevant to their Master.

Internship Innovation Project (I2P) | 5 ECTS



The Internship Innovation Project (I2P) exposes you to real-life business challenges issued by a range of Spanish companies. You will work with science and technology students from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) to find innovative solutions to real business problems.

Term 2: Advanced Innovation & Entrepreneurship | 12 ECTS

Term 3: Electives | 8 ECTS


The wide range of electives offered during this term will allow you to tailor the programme to your specific career goals. 

You can choose a minimum of 8 ECTS, all with a strong practical focus. The courses feature a highly interactive methodology and are largely based on your own initiative and work.


MSc in Innovation & Entrepreneurship electives:

Agile Software Development
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Development Tools for Web and Mobile Apps
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Clean-Tech and Sustainable Energy Industries
Introduction to Machine Learning
Research Topics in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy
Sales Management and Getting Your Beachhead Customers
StartUp Immersion Class: Berlin
StartUp Immersion Class: London
Strategic Sales Management


Free electives:
Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics
Becoming a Manager
Big Data & Analytics
Business Simulation
Co-creation Strategies: Innovating Together with Customers
Competing with Business Intelligence & Analytics
Decision - Making Marketing Research
Design & Marketing
Digital Business
Excel: Discovering the power of VBA
Excellent consulting: The challenge of International Collaboration and Corporate Change
Family Business Management
Finance for Marketing and Sales Managers
Fintech: Technology Innovation & Financial Services
Global Economy Debates
Global Supply Chain
Implementing Integrated Communications
In Search of Principles for a Life Philosophy: Lessons from Art, History and Economics
Journey into Professionalism
Leading Toward Sustainable Futures
Leading with Impact: developing your leadership skills, becoming a leader
​Managing Entrepreneurial Growth
Managing International Innovation
Performance Measeurement and Control Systems
Political Risk Analysis, Geo-Economics, and Global Business
Project Management
Recommender Systems
Seis Momentos Decisivos en la Historia de la Gestión
Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investment
Strategic Key Account Management
Strategic Management of Disruptive Innovation and Exponential Technologies
Understanding and Influencing Consumers (and Managers)


While all students can opt for all offered Study Tours / Electives if they fulfill prerequisites, they have to enroll through a bidding process where students from certain programmes might have preference for courses more relevant to their Master.

Summer term: Master's Project / Internship | 10 ECTS





You can choose from three different formats:


· Master Thesis, aimed at demonstrating your research abilities 
· Business Plan, aimed at fostering an entrepreneurial spirit 
· In-Company Project, based on a professional internship


You will receive full support from your tutors, regardless of the format chosen. You will also have to complete a prior preparation course.





What to do after your MSc


Extend your studies by one more year, including a 8-week internship abroad. CEMS offers an incredible international experience.


Double Degrees

Spend a second year in one of our prestigious partner schools around the world and earn an official degree from both institutions (External Double Degree), or combine two complementary ESADE MSc programmes to suit your personal career goals (Internal Double Degree).