MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship

MBA

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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Enrol for one of our internationally recognised study programmes by the 2nd of June, and save up to 50% on your tuition fees. Apply now and get one step closer to achieving your goals.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Overview

Start your 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.

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
90 ECTS
Language: English
Online studies and on campus
Dual degree: Available
Study duration & extension
18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Start on campus: up to 4 x per year
Tuition fees
Starting from 221 euro per month
Accreditation
90 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
Admission
English language skills
General admission requirements
Work experience

Find detailed information in admission part
Reduce your study fees
Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

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Study contents

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.

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.

Study anywhere, anytime – with your free iPad

To make sure you have everything you need in order to excel in your studies, we’re offering all students with an EU address a free iPad for the entire duration of your studies. For more details, contact our Study Advisory Team.

Careers

Your MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship career outlook

As a graduate of the IU 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.

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: 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

  • 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 was often able to apply what I was learning.

    Nina Schwarting

    Graduate, Germany

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your MBA degree in MBA – 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 18 Months

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

  • Online studies
  • On campus
392€ /mth 739€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 1st of June! * Apply now

Part-Time I

Duration 24 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
306€ /mth 579€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 1st of June! Apply now

Part-Time II

Duration 36 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
221€ /mth 419€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 1st of June! Apply now
* This discount is only available for the Online Studies model. For information about on campus discounts, please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team.
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Earn a dual degree.

With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – you can choose if you want to graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements. The study programmes at IU and at LSBU are coordinated and therefore equivalent to each other.

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
  • No charge for extension of course duration
  • Career coaching

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 LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • 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. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

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

Save up to 50% – Because you deserve your dream career!

Use code: CAREER22

Apply now

Enrol for one of our internationally recognised study programmes by the 2nd of June, and save up to 50% on your tuition fees. Apply now and get one step closer to achieving your goals.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

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.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and in the on campus model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. 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.