MAIN is a two-year full-time program ("Laurea Magistrale") that equips home and international students with advanced knowledge of innovation management, practical experience and personal skills. Specifically, it provides sound knowledge of the innovation processes across industries, based on solid foundations in economics and management, a quantitative approach and the exposure to a mix of world-wide cultures.
MAIN is jointly organized by the University of Trento and the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa. Aimed at graduates and young professionals from different backgrounds, the program is specifically designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the innovative dynamics at the company level. MAIN students learn to identify, manage and shape the innovative trajectory of the firm in order to exploit its strengths and lead it to success in the competitive arena.
MAIN students learn to think strategically in order to reduce or take advantage of uncertainty in the markets. Furthermore, students gain the theoretical knowledge and practical know-how to select the best innovative strategies for private and public institutions. Innovation today - and in the future - is mainly an innovation in "service", which requires an interdisciplinary approach blending technology, management, computer science, economics, organizational behavior and leadership, according to the Service Science approach.
MAIN will provide a multi-cultural environment, based on the long-term international relationships which globally connect both the University of Trento and the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa. This context fosters a stimulating learning process.
MAIN lasts 2 years full-time (in-take in September each year), the official language is English and it is based on a mixed teaching methodology (traditional lessons and case studies). The first year is dedicated to the core courses and is carried out in Trento; the second year takes place in Pisa and completes the curriculum with core as well as elective courses and the internship, which is scheduled as a part of the 2-year program.