Diploma in Euro-Mediterranean Innovation and Entrepreneurship





Diploma in Euro-Mediterranean Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Professional upgrading study programme (30 ECTS)
Programme starts:
February 2018
Duration of the programme:
5 months

Application deadline:
5 January 2018
Mode of implementation:

blended learning, a combination of face-to-face lectures (mainly in Piran, Slovenia) and e-learning
Total places: 30


Programme Description

This unique programme is geared towards talented candidates who wish to draw on innovation in order to enhance their entrepreneurial thinking and implement their entrepreneurial ambition in the context of the Euro-Mediterranean region. Innovation and entrepreneurship are considered as a fruitful pursuit for creative and productive individuals in a prosperous region. The programme is designed both to deliver the relevant theories and research on innovation and entrepreneurship as well as ensure exposure to practical experience, including real businesses. Cultural and background diversity of students and faculty on the programme contribute to developing the interpersonal skills and suited competence framework.

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Admission Requirements

The candidates need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; preferably in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), Business or Economics
  • Proficiency in English language (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - CEFR, level C1)
  • Be younger than 40 years old on 1 October 2017

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Programme structure

The programme is delivered as blended learning, in a combination of e-learning and face-to-face lectures held in Piran, Slovenia and another country (Barcelona, Spain). Field visits (intercultural laboratories, practical training) constitute an important part of the programme.

The program starts in February 2018 and lasts until the end of June 2018.

The scheduled programme contact periods are as follows:

  • 5. – 30. 3. 2018 (4 weeks) in Piran, Slovenia
  • 21. 5. – 1. 6. 2018 (2 weeks) in another country (Barcelona, Spain) and Piran, Slovenia

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Assessment and grading

The assessment varies across the programme. It includes active participation in class and in online activities, written and oral assignments, where the emphasis is on the practical benefits of tasks. The emphasis of the courses is on scrutinising and improving the selected entrepreneurial idea of the individual participant. 

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Unique features of the programme

  • Practice-oriented entrepreneurial training with a focus on regional specificities of conducting business;
  • An international and intercultural study environment that stimulates creativity, curiosity and tolerance;
  • Exposure to state of the art businesses and ideas;
  • Programme seeking to accommodate individual needs;
  • Modern, active teaching methods and field work;
  • Small group of devoted individuals, acting as a peer group.

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Career progression

Upon completion of the programme, the participants will be able to either set up their businesses or enhance their running entrepreneurial projects. Their entrepreneurial endeavours will benefit from an awareness of opportunities arising from closer integration in the Euro-Mediterranean and from a strengthened personal network in the region.

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Tuition fees and financial matters

Tuition Fee is 3.000 EUR for the whole programme.

Take note of additional costs with:

  • the travel to and from Piran, Slovenia or another country (Barcelona, Spain),
  • accommodation expenses approx. 20 EUR per day and
  • daily living expenses approx. 15 EUR 

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Application procedure

All candidates should apply online via EMUNI’s website.

They are required to submit the following supporting documents 

  • Online application form [link]
  • Colour-scanned copy of passport
  • Colour-scanned copy of all completed degrees (in original language)
  • Transcript of records (in English)
  • A proof of knowledge of English language (Referring to CEFR under English language knowledge in the application form)
  • Short description of previous education (written in English language by the candidate him/herself)
  • CV in English
  • Motivation letter about the candidate’s reason for applying to the programme in English (maximum of 500 words)
  • Entrepreneurial idea form [link]

The candidates will first be screened for eligibility and fulfillment of admission requirements. A selection committee will short-list the applicants, taking into account both academic merits and entrepreneurial potential. The short-listed candidates will be invited for a personal interview with a selection committee. Interviews will be conducted in the candidates’ home countries, Slovenia, the countries of partner institutions, or by Skype.

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Timeline of the application procedure

The application deadline is 5 January 2018.

Applicants will be notified of the selection at the end of January 2018.

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Help with the application procedure

For queries, regarding the submission procedure, contact EMUNI Education at study@emuni.si or +386 59 25 00 57

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