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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    10 October 2017

Course content

The programme relies on a close collaboration between Deusto Business School and Orkestra- Basque Institute of Competitiveness, one of the leading authorities on understanding and promoting territorial competitiveness.

The programme aims to develop the knowledge and capabilities necessary to identify and analyse the key factors driving competitiveness and innovation at the organisational and territorial levels. It will promote an understanding of the key relationships between these levels of analysis that will support effective decision making amidst the complexity of real-world innovation and competitiveness.


Basic common training: Semester 1 (September-January)

a) Competitiveness and innovation: theoretical foundations

- Competitiveness and innovation theories
- Territorial competitiveness and innovation systems
- Business competitiveness and innovation management

b) Responsible sustainability and innovation in an interconnected world

Candidates may choose one of these itineraries: Semester 2 (February-June)

c.1) Strategic Projects in Competitiveness and Innovation: Professional itinerary

- Change and innovation management
- Value creation
- Practicum
- Master’s Final Thesis

c.2) First Steps in Competitiveness and Innovation Research: Research itinerary

- Theories and scientific bases focused on competitiveness and innovation research
- Research methods, and skills on academic research communication
- Master’s Final Thesis

Total: 60 ECTS

Professional Careers

Graduates of this Master’s degree will develop their full potential and achieve the highest goals in:

- Strategic consulting.
- Innovation consulting.
- Research and Technology organizations.
- Advisory and development services for public institutions.
- Public administration (national, regional, local) and institutions, in areas related to the design of public policies, economic development and innovation.
- Regional development agencies, cluster associations and other related institutions.
- Innovation or R&D departments of institutions or companies.
- General management of companies.
- Associations, foundations, institutes, etc requiring a strategic projects manager.
- University departments and research centres.

The Deusto Business School Career Services Department aims to foster contact with business and equip participants in the official Master’s programmes with tools to improve their employability.

Start date: September 2016

Duration: 1 year

Place: Spain / San Sebastian

Visit the Master's in Competitiveness & Innovation page on the University of Deusto website for more details!






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