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Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Program

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1. Curriculum

Personal Development Journey: Global Leadership Skills


  • Start-up Bootcamp
  • Creative Thinking
  • Technologies of Tomorrow
  • Electives

Module II: BUILD

  • Advanced Finance for Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Business Design Thinking – Milan innovation sprint

Module III: GROW

  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial Selling
  • Growth Strategy – Ecosystem trip

Master Project

(Business Planning and Business Modeling included)

Note: Curriculum is subject to change, depending on the evolution of the Corona pandemic.

2. Studying in Milan

In Poli Design (Consorzio del Politecnico di Milano), the world’s best school in Design Thinking, you will spend a week learning techniques that will be immediately implemented in practice. During three weeks you will work full-time on a design-related exercise for an international company, the so-called “innovation sprint”.

3. Growth Strategy Trip

At the end of the program, the group will be split up in three groups. Each group will be visiting an upcoming highly innovative ecosystem in the world that could be possible places to scale-up. Every year the students visit different locations. In 2019 the students went to Lisbon, Zürich, and Stockholm. In 2020 trips to Barcelona, New York and Tel Aviv were planned. Due to Covid 19, we went virtual.

The topic of our virtual journey to Tel Aviv and New York? Accelerating business in uncertain times.

Watch two of our video sessions.

Part I: Tel Aviv

Part II: New York

4. Electives


All master’s programs offer 1 full week of elective courses

Electives are all about immersing yourself into

… the impact of new technologies

  • Digital Transformation
  • Organizing the digital future

… the globalized world

  • Geopolitical Challenges
  • International Strategy

… leading and managing others, enabling human impact

  • Human Capital

… how to solve complex problems

  • Global Industry Crisis/Challenges – (e.g. healthcare management under covid, aviation crisis to a greener future)

… think about new ways to create & capture value

  • Designing business models for future growth
  • Business Model Innovation

Electives for Master in Finance – open for everyone

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Programming in R

By adding one of these general and hot management courses, students can give their AMS journey a personal touch!

5. Global Leadership Skills

At AMS you embark on a personal development journey through which you will grow as a person and future leader. With the Global Leadership Skills track, we challenge and coach you to become more aware of who you are, how you cooperate with others, and what kind of career you want to pursue.

Throughout this journey, we will focus on these three levels of learning by working with a mixture of exercises, self-analysis instruments, moments of reflection, individual follow-up, and collective sessions and peer coaching. We will offer you relevant frameworks that help you understand who you are and how you relate to others. We will support you in understanding your strengths and needs, and defining your areas for growth. We will challenge you in developing a personal leadership claim that entails a global and sustainable perspective.

Global Leadership Skills development is more than a ‘nice to have’, it is a basic prerequisite for career success and recruiters will be assessing this when you apply for a job. Today’s employers are looking for an impressive set of soft skills when selecting young graduates. These include: self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively with others, leadership skills, the capacity to adapt to new situations and to develop new skills, openness to and respect for different perspectives, multicultural awareness, and long-term and system thinking, to name just a few. This course aims to support you in developing these skills and in finding a match between who you are and what the world of employment needs; between your career ambitions and what employers are looking for.

6. Master project

You will be working on an in-company project ( a venture building project) or on your own start-up for eight months. Whatever you choose, you will directly put theory into practice: Throughout these eight months you will be investigating and challenging the potential of business ideas by transforming them in real business cases, including a market research, a product-market fit business model, a sound financial plan and ambitious go-to market strategy.

7. Faculty

Function Academic Director Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Function technology author and advisor
Function Managing Director Innovation & Entrepreneurship Labs
Function SD Worx Chair Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers
Function BASF - Port of Antwerp - Randstad Chair on Sustainable Transformation
Function Academic Director Business design & Innovation
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Phone: 0032 (0)3 265 98 60


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