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Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Master

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

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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 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
Study model
Master of Arts (M.A.)
120 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
24 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Tuition fees
Starting from $ 163 ($ 326)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.08.2022 09:05 AM (CEST)
Accreditation
120 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
Admission
General admission requirements
English language skills

Find detailed information in admission part
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

Study contents

Programme overview

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship 120 ECTS 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.

Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

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.

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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: I was able to gain practical experience, broaden my specialist knowledge and have lots of flexibility to organise my study time myself.

    Maren Sellmann

    Graduate, Germany

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Tuition fees

Study models & 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. 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

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

  • Online studies
$ 551
$ 275 /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 01.08.2022 09:05 AM (CEST)
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Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

  • Online studies
$ 408
$ 204 /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 01.08.2022 09:05 AM (CEST)
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Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

  • Online studies
$ 326
$ 163 /mth*
*based on the exchange rate from 01.08.2022 09:05 AM (CEST)
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Additional charges

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
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 an online 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. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. 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, 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.

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