Management Innovation Studies

The Summer School in Management Innovation Studies is a collaboration between the School for International Education and the Department of Management at Ca' Foscari, University of Venice that provides  students with the opportunity to gain important skills in the areas of Economics, Management and Innovation.

The Summer School will take a multidisciplinary approach by using different teaching methods to cover a variety of topics. Each topic will be introduced within its theoretical framework of reference, moving into its extension and diffusion with application possibilities. Related research projects and their empirical implication will also be investigated and each topic will end with a final discussion.

A final workshop in which students discuss a specific topic will be held at the end of the course.All teaching and discussion will be in English.

Programme Director

prof. Salvatore Russo

Dates and applications

The 2020 Summer School in Management Innovation Studies will be held from July 6th - 17th and is principally aimed at undergraduate University students.

Applications will open in March 2020.

Course Contents

Prerequisites: a background of the following topics is not necessary, but basic skills in Economics (high school level) are assumed. A B2 Level of English is required.

Main topics:

  • Business Innovation
  • Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management
  • Public Management
  • Project Management
  • Management Drivers in Cultural Organizations
  • Strategic Management of Innovation
  • Sustainability Management
  • Financial Accounting

Excursions and extra-curricular activities

Social and cultural activities may be organised during the programme and could include a visit to the Biennale di Venezia (International Art Exhibition), guided visits to museums and walking tours, as well as other site visits and excursions in Venice and its surroundings. Certain events might require an additional fee to be paid locally.


Shared accommodation is available at a student residence in Venice's city centre on request. Further details on how to book will be available in early 2020.

Last update: 13/02/2020