Innovative Entrepreneurship: FoodTech Entrepreneurship International educational program ITMO University

Innovative Entrepreneurship: FoodTech Entrepreneurship

Place of Study: Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science in Innovation
Duration: 2 Years (120 credits)
Language: English
Application Deadline: 15 July 2021
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Economics, Innovation or equivalent, with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; upper-intermediate level of English.
Tuition Fee: 242,000 rubles per year for Russian students; 262,000 rubles per year for international students

Career Options

Founder and CEO of a FoodTech startup (food and restaurant industry, food delivery services); head of development and innovation department; head of department (production, control, marketing, logistics, etc.); head of new product development in the food industry

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 FoodTech 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.

FoodTech is currently one of the most popular and fast-growing industries. The crisis of spring 2020 confirmed the relevance and dynamic growth in this direction. FoodTech is the intersection of the technological sector and the food market, the integration of digital technologies into everything related to the production, delivery and preparation of food.

The FoodTech Entrepreneurship specialization feature is that the disciplines are developed jointly with the high-tech FoodTech companies, whose specialists oversee the projects of each student.

The module of professional disciplines is conducted by business representatives: owners, managers and leading specialists of companies. In the process of training, students are involved in solving the current and future tasks of companies.

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

Trends and Business Models in the Foodtech Sector – 3 Credits

Profile Professional Module – 9 credits

Foodtech Intellectual Property Strategies – 3 credits

Modeling Logistics Activities – 3 credits

Research work – 9 credits

3rd semester:

Integrated Management Systems in Foodtech – 3 credits

Technological Innovation in Food Industry – 3 credits

Technologies of Product Management – 3 credits

Economic Model of Foodtech Business – 3 credits

Global Competitive Market of Food Products – 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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