Programme name: IDEA Innovation, Digital Technology Entrepreneurship and Advanced Internationalization
Programme type: Higher education programme
Language of instruction: English
Duration: 6 months
Total of hours: face-to face lessons 120 hours
Internship: 3 or 6 months
Application deadline: September 28th , 2015
Beginning of Course: October 12th , 2015
The innovative IDEA programme aims at providing students with specific competences required to face a rapidly changing world of innovation and digital technology and to build a career in business sectors, such as Luxury Goods, Fashion, Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail, especially those embracing digital technology.
The programme, which alternates hours of classroom attendance and Project Work, is both theoretical and practical, but especially focused on giving students opportunities to put the knowledge acquired into practice in a real-life work environment, learning to become professionals and to enter the business world.
ACIN, Accenture Customer Innovation Network, which is located in Milan, Chicago and Sao Paulo, is an interconnected, global system of centers, labs, and experts. The goal of ACIN is to assist businesses in discovering the most effective, innovative, and efficient processes and technologies to propel business to the forefront of industry.
Basically, there is no better way to launch your career than with a professional internship. In fact, I now believe that I will have a clear edge in the competition for entry-level positions. By far, my experience as an intern has been quite good. I am just coming to the end of a month paid internship with ACIN and from the very start I felt as a valued employee, as the team is great and they gave their best to train me. I have learnt a lot about myself and the way that I work. This internship has given me the chance to work in a business environment, in a situation where I can take on some responsibility but with the freedom to make mistakes and learn from the team around me. ACIN has been great in making me feel a valued member of their team, giving me confidence in my own abilities and contribution. I have chosen the IDEA programme to learn how to become professional and to enter the business world.
I joined the IDEA Programme because I'm very interested in innovation, and because the chance to work in Accenture is amazing. Since the beginning I've been involved in ACIN's projects and I've been taking important decisions for those projects. And I find this fantastic, since I've just started working in this world of innovation and digital strategies. I think we can make great things here.