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MBA
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Build and run your own business, or help companies revolutionise industries as a consultant – with an MBA degree with a specialisation in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, you can do it all!

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And get a discount of up to 1444 € if you apply by June 20th!*

Studies designed to fit your schedule and match your ambitions: cutting-edge and 100% online! Study anytime, from anywhere, and earn your degree on your own terms.

*You can start anytime. 

Study flexibly: live, work and travel in Europe!

Apply by June 20th to save up to 1444 € on your on-campus tuition.

Study on-campus in Germany and live in the heart of Europe! With 24x7 access to study materials, an online friendly approach, and opportunities for international connections – you get the most out of a flexible education at IU. 

Overview

Start your online MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Calling all innovators, visionaries and business disruptors – we’ve designed an MBA specialisation just for you! In this study programme, you’ll get to nurture your ambitions, and develop the necessary tools for successfully achieving your goals, no matter how big they are.

Combine business management knowledge with outside-of-the-box analytical tools to product design and project management, and you’ll be ready to launch companies or inspire change in corporations right after graduating.

Start your MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship on-campus programme

Calling all innovators, visionaries and business disruptors – we’ve designed an MBA specialisation just for you! In this study programme, you’ll get to nurture your ambitions, and develop the necessary tools for successfully achieving your goals, no matter how big they are. 

Combine business management knowledge with outside-of-the-box analytical tools to product design and project management, and you’ll be ready to launch companies or inspire change in corporations right after graduating. 

This study programme is completely taught in English!

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
90 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
90 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 385 (US$ 424)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
90 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
90 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 719 (US$ 789)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
July, October, January, April

Duration
18 months

Start your career in Germany
As a graduate of this programme, you’ll be eligible for an 18-month visa to Germany - so you can look for your first job in peace.
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 

German quality promise

All programmes are state accredited and recognized internationally. That's why 100,000+ students have put their trust in IU.

Kickstart your career in Europe

Benefit from 18-month post study job seeker’s visa as an IU student learning on campus and begin your career in Germany.

100% Flexibility

With IU you choose what, how and where you study. And depending on your preferred study format you can even start your first step towards your new career right away.

94% Job success

Our practice-oriented study programmes prepare you for your future career. This is why 94% of IU graduates find a job within 3 months after graduation.

Study contents

Online course overview

As an entrepreneur, you constantly need to come up with not only new ways to innovate, but also consistently execute ideas and business plans. In this special study programme, you’ll dedicate equal time to understanding foundational business concepts, and designing disruptive new approaches.

You’ll get an in-depth look into the makings of a successful product, business or brand, and how to plan and build all three. You’ll gain a good understanding of marketing, so you’ll know how to sell your services to potential customers, and how to scale up to cater to a growing audience.

One of the key aspects of this MBA specialisation is the concept of “entrepreneurship ecosystems”: the complex network in which new business ideas are created and nurtured. Understand the role they play in today’s economy, and the different elements you have to take into consideration when operating within them.

To round up your skills, you’ll also explore the foundations of design thinking: what to take into consideration when designing a product, service or brand for the digital era. By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to develop your business ideas with confidence and clarity.

This programme includes an AI prompt engineering course, so you can learn how to use tools like ChatGPT best in your everyday life, work, and studies. 

Course overview

As an entrepreneur, you constantly need to come up with not only new ways to innovate, but also consistently execute ideas and business plans. In this special study programme, you’ll dedicate equal time to understanding foundational business concepts, and designing disruptive new approaches. 

You’ll get an in-depth look into the makings of a successful product, business or brand, and how to plan and build all three. You’ll gain a good understanding of marketing, so you’ll know how to sell your services to potential customers, and how to scale up to cater to a growing audience. 

One of the key aspects of this MBA specialisation is the concept of “entrepreneurship ecosystems”: the complex network in which new business ideas are created and nurtured. Understand the role they play in today’s economy, and the different elements you have to take into consideration when operating within them. 

To round up your skills, you’ll also explore the foundations of design thinking: what to take into consideration when designing a product, service, or brand for the digital era. By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to develop your business ideas with confidence and clarity. 

This programme includes an AI prompt engineering course, so you can learn how to use tools like ChatGPT best in your everyday life, work, and studies. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Leadership

5

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

5

Corporate Finance

5

International Marketing

5

Managerial Economics

5

Performance Measurement

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Strategic Management

5

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

5

Operations and Information Management

5

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

10

Innovation and Design Lab

10

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Capstone Project Thesis & Defence

25

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

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS credits
  • 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
  • Proof of at least one year’s professional work experience completed prior to the start of study programme. Work experience must have been gained after completion of your undergraduate studies

Work experience

  • Proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies).
  • You can provide us a translation of your employment contract and your pay slip or you can ask your company to fill out this form in English, sign it, apply the company stamp and send it to us:

Proof of work experience (EN)
Proof of work experience (NL)
Proof of work experience (ES)
Proof of work experience (IT)
Proof of work experience (FR)

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. 

Don’t meet the work experience requirements? You can still apply to our partner institutions.

At IU, we’re serious about making education accessible! So, if you do not meet our work experience requirements, you still have the option to get a similar international, flexible degree from one of our partner institutions. Contact the Study Advisors today to learn more.

On campus

Start your career in Berlin

Our German campus in Berlin is in the best position for IU graduates to gain access to labour market.

IU Berlin

Study in Germany’s capital city, home to some of the world’s biggest and well-known companies. Berlin boasts a thriving community of expats, a relatively cheap cost of living, and an energetic start-up scene that’s ideal for creatives and the self-employed. The redevelopment of Tegel Airport into a science and technology park will also create 20,000 new jobs in R&D for the tech, sustainability, and engineering

What does it mean studying on Campus?

  • A mix of online self-study and on-campus learning (2-3 days per week) in Germany
  • Full time only
  • 2-4 intakes per year – programme dependent
  • Pre-set study sequence with some flexibility online
  • All programmes taught in English

Other perks:

  • Free online German language course
  • Online career services, job listings platform & virtual networking events
  • Internship module (optional)
  • 18-month post-study visa eligibility
Careers

Your MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship career outlook

As a graduate of the IU online MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship programme, you’ll be ready to take your place in the buzzing start-up industry, or bring your cutting-edge innovation expertise to more traditional industries. You could work as…

Your MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship career outlook

As a graduate of IU’s MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship programme, you’ll be ready to take your place in the buzzing start-up industry, or bring your cutting-edge innovation expertise to more traditional industries. You could work as… 

Founder / CEO

Take big chances, reap big rewards: as a founder/CEO, you’ll turn business ideas and dreams into reality, and then decide on how to grow, adapt and manage them. With the help of the business knowledge, management skills and technological know-how you’ll develop in your MBA studies, you’ll be ready to take on the many challenges of starting and running your own company.

Product Owner

Own all responsibilities regarding the launch, implementation and performance of a new product or service. You’ll need to have a strong understanding of the field in which the business operates in, what the competitors offer, and how to increase value both from the product itself and from the work of the product team.

Combine entrepreneurial work processes, digitalisation and people management, and beat the competition regardless of industry.

Innovation Manager

Similar to change managers, innovation managers are responsible for instigating, planning and executing change within companies. The main difference, however, is that innovation managers are more focused on digital transformation and the implementation of advanced technologies into a more traditional work environment.

You’ll have to work well with others, and feel comfortable around sophisticated technological tools, but if you are, you’ll be able to provide significant financial improvements, and quickly become an in-demand professional.

Your career enabler

94% of current IU graduates find a job within 3 months. Our practice based degrees stand out from the crowd and prepare you for a job at industry-leading companies.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “The Study Advisory Team gave me very good tips on how to manage my time as a student who also works full-time.”

    Cédric Gobrecht

    Online student

  • “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

  • “I chose to pursue an MBA due to its practical relevance, especially the case studies, which were particularly exciting for me. Thanks to IU’s flexibility, I was able to combine my studies with my job, where I often apply what I was learning.”

    Nina Schwarting

    Graduate, Germany

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors.


Tuition fees

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

On campus study model and fees for your MBA 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 18 Months

US$ 825
US$ 745 /mth* Apply now
* € 675 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 24 Months

US$ 650
US$ 590 /mth* Apply now
* € 535 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 36 Months

US$ 464
US$ 424 /mth* Apply now
* € 385 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)
Full-Time
Duration 18 Months
US$ 825
US$ 789 /mth* Apply now
* € 719 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 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.