Master
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Gain the tools required for launching business innovation projects or founding ground-breaking new companies.

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Open doors to opportunities around the world

Apply by 23rd May and save up to €1444.

Earn a degree that will elevate your international career prospects. Build a global network with students from over 140 countries around the world.

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Open doors to opportunities around the world

Apply by 23rd May and save up to 1444 on your on-campus tuition!   

Learn on campus in Germany and build a global network with students from 140+ countries. Earn an internationally recognised degree that helps you achieve success, no matter where you go. 

Overview

Start your online Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation initiatives and an entrepreneurial approach to business are two essential components of running successful businesses, regardless of their size or industry sector. Creativity, market familiarity, a willingness to take chances and strong team management skills all combine to create the successful business entrepreneur of today.

In this online Master’s programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, you’ll focus on developing these exact elements of your professional portfolio. By acquiring a strong business innovation foundation, and focusing on the practical elements and implications of entrepreneurship, you’ll gain the confidence needed in order to take big risks in your career later on – and reap big rewards.

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Arts (M.A.)
120 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1134322


Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 299 (US$ 329)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
24 - 48 months (depending on time model)
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

Study contents

Online course overview

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship 120 ECTS credits Master’s programme is designed to give you the strongest starting point possible for a future career in the start-up sector. Through courses such as Business Model Design and Digital Business Models, you’ll build a strong understanding of how to develop business models – both traditional and innovatively digital.

Later on, you’ll deal with product design planning and agile project management, thus preparing yourself to many different managerial responsibilities in a wide range of potential roles.

And in the third semester of your study programme, with the elective courses of your choice, you’ll decide where you want to focus your education, in accordance to the future career you have in mind. Be it more tech-oriented or geared towards more traditional corporate management roles, the wide range of elective courses offered will provide you with the tools you need to match your ambitions.

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

5

Entre- and Intrapreneurship

5

Strategic Management

5

Business Model Design

5

Product Development

5

Advanced Research Methods

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Applied Marketing Research

5

Sales and Pricing

5

Agile Project Management

5

Lean Start Up

5

Project: Design Thinking

5

Seminar: Current Topics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Digital Business Models

5

Internet of Things

5

Elective A

10

Elective B

10

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Master Thesis & Colloquium                      

30

Electives overview

Elective A + B

In your 3rd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Start Up Lab

10

Artificial Intelligence

10

Data Science and Analytics

10

Big Data

10

IT Project and Architecture Management

10

Corporate Finance and Investment

10

Digital Transformation

10

Consumer Behavior and Brand Management

10

Leadership and Change

10

Performance Management

10

AI and Mastering AI Prompting

10

Module guide

Online course schedule

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

Admission

Entry requirements

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German. If they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here

General admission requirements

Admission Requirements for 120-ECTS credits: 

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS credits in the field of business administration, economics 
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university  
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree

Further admission opportunities

Is your undergraduate degree not in the required subject field for this programme's 120 ECTS credits variation admission requirements? You can still apply! You'll have to take 2 specific courses at the start of your studies, and pass them successfully in order to continue with your studies. That way, you don't have to take an entrance examination, and can prove your skills while earning ECTS credits as part of your studies. 

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years. 

Careers

Your Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship career outlook

With a Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, you’ll be ready for the challenges of a career in innovation project management, consulting or as your own boss at your own start-up. If you choose to work as an employee, here are some of the many options you can take on:

Project Management of Innovation Projects

Project managers of innovation projects lead the way for innovation projects in industrial or service companies, from traditional manufacturing to the SaaS sectors. If you take on such a position, you’ll work on coordinating between different departments, making sure that targets are met and that communication channels stay open.

Product/Process Innovation Consulting

Define product specifications and process innovations for development teams, based on market research and business predictions. Mediate between production and marketing teams, and ensure that innovation and launch projects run smoothly.

Business Model Innovation Coach

As a business model innovation coach, your responsibilities will be to advise and support innovation teams and managers in their efforts to define and strategise new business models, based on industry developments and trends.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “Combined with practical work experience, the study programme at IU was the right choice for me.”

    Britta Gabriel

    Graduate, Germany

  • “In my view, the flexibility makes a compelling case for learning online at IU. The wide range of elective modules to choose from also won me over. It means you can specialise in what you really want to do.”

    Philipp Kleingrothe

    Graduate, Germany

  • “I made the decision to do an online Master’s in Management at IU, which enabled me to continue my education whilst staying on the ball professionally.”

    Maren Sellmann

    Graduate, Germany

Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Master degree in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

On campus study model and fees for your Master degree in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you’ll only be charged once your studies have started, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 24 Months

US$ 607
US$ 547 /mth* Apply now
* € 496 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

US$ 456
US$ 415 /mth* Apply now
* € 377 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

US$ 359
US$ 329 /mth* Apply now
* € 299 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for a study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, live teaching sessions, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.