Description and Structure
The Economics of Science and Innovation Program examines the economic challenges faced by science and technology, the anticipated difficulties, and offers solutions while considering the timing of the foreseeable transfer process from basic research results to applications. Students will not only become aware of possibilities, but will also be able to make realistic assessments of the perspectives generated by each development, its potential economic impact, the obstacles it presents, and its sources of support. This master program aims to prepare students for management careers in research centers, innovative firms, public administrations and intermediate institutions geared toward promoting research and development activities.
The program faculty is composed of internationally renowned scholars and leading practitioners in Economics and other scientific disciplines. The professors have recognized managerial skills, and some of them hold, or have held, positions related to the Management of Science at innovative firms and in the European, Spanish, or Catalan governments. In addition to the regular faculty in charge of the main courses, short sessions on specialized scientific topics will be held by leading researchers and practitioners.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis awarded jointly with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
This is a full-time nine-month program structured in three terms: Fall term (from September to December), Winter term (from January to March) and Spring term (from April to June). For more information, please download the academic calendar.
Students are strongly advised to take the Math review course offered in September.
The degree requires the successful completion of 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits of graduate courses (6 credits are equivalent to a 40 hour course).
The academic performance of each student is reviewed regularly. Attention is given to the maintenance of normal academic progress, through a combination of formal written examinations and coursework.
The Economics of Science and Innovation Program is located at the Bellaterra campus at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The UAB's self-contained campus offers students all of the services they need in their day-to-day lives and is an easy half-hour train ride from the city center.