Innovative Entrepreneurship: ICT Entrepreneurship International educational program ITMO University

Innovative Entrepreneurship: ICT Entrepreneurship

Place of Study: Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science in Innovation
Duration: 2 Years (120 credits)
Language: English
Application Deadline: 03 August 2020
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Economics, Innovation or equivalent, with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; upper-intermediate level of English.
Annual Tuition Fee: 253,000 rubles for Russian students, 273,000 rubles for international students

Career Options

Founder / managing director of a startup; technical director of startup; development director of an international IT company, head of the ICT division of the company, head of innovation development

Program description 

Master’s degree program in Innovative Entrepreneurship is the #itmotech flagship program for future leaders in major sectors of the innovative economy. We train technology entrepreneurs, heads of high-tech companies and innovative directions of development of large corporations.

The program comprises eight specializations, two of which are taught in English, including the ICT Entrepreneurship track.

In the course of their training, students participate in the development of their own business projects under the guidance of leading lecturers, entrepreneurs and investors. Graduation theses can be carried out in the form of a research project or a startup.

Today, IT and telecommunications sector is one of the most high-tech sectors of the economy. The widespread use of information technology and its continuous improvement create a steady demand for specialists who can manage the creation of innovative solutions and products that have significant consumer value. Within the framework of the ICT Entrepreneurship specialization, students will master a unique combination of technical and managerial competencies in this field of activity, complemented by innovative entrepreneurship skills.

Program contents

1st semester:

One of three general university courses:

Foreign Language for Specific Purposes – 2 credits

Digital Culture (MOOC) – 3 credits

One of three elective Soft Skills courses: 

Data Processing and Analysis – 3 credits

Research and Development Management – 3 credits

Innovation Entrepreneurship: Value Creation – 3 credits

Research work – 9 credits

2nd semester:

Foreign Language for Specific Purposes – 2 credits

Digital Culture (MOOC) – 3 credits

Applied Artificial Intelligence – 3 credits

Technological Trends in the ICT sector – 3 credits

Profile Professional Module – 9 credits

Legal Matters in ICT – 3 credits

Technology Innovation in ICT – 3 credits

Research work – 9 credits

3rd semester:

Product Development Technologies in ICT – 3 credits

Operational Management in ICT – 3 credits

Strategic Marketing in ICT – 3 credits

Business Economics in ICT – 3 credits

Business Scaling into Global Markets in ICT – 3 credits

Production, research work – 6 credits

Production, consulting and expert work – 6 credits

4th semester:

Production, consulting and expert work – 15 credits

Industrial training – 9 credits

Preparation and thesis defense – 6 credits

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examinations successfully.

Tentative list of examination questions

How to apply?

To apply, please follow our step-by-step application guide.

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