Transform businesses with an M.A. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
From start-up companies to small and medium-sized enterprises, and to multinational corporations, innovation and entrepreneurship are essential to progress. They require both creativity and sound management knowledge. This is precisely where the online Master of Arts in Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme comes into play. This degree offers you scientifically sound and practice-oriented expertise in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. You will be able to realise your own business ideas and enable you to take on responsibility in a variety of areas, bringing innovative management to companies.
All the important details about this programme
Master of Arts (M.A.)120 ECTSStudy format: Online
Duration of study
24 monthsPart time models available
From 489 98 euros per month
120 ECTS - English - OnlineCurrently in accreditation process
Completed Undergraduate Degree
Scholarship Programme Option
Reduce your study fees
Many scholarship options available
Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.
This degree programme creates an optimal basis for you to get started in the start-up scene. In modules such as Business Model Design and Digital Business Models, you learn how to develop successful business models, with both traditional and digital business model development playing a central role. Courses such as Design Thinking, Lean Start-Up and Agile Project Management equip you with the latest management skills for innovation. In addition, you have the opportunity to specialise in the Tech track - for example in Data Science and Analytics or Big Data - or in the Business track - for example in Corporate Finance and Investment, Performance Measurement, Consumer Behaviour and Brand Management, Leadership or Change. This means nothing stands in the way of your mission to bring innovations with potential to the big time.
Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
Entre- and Intrapreneurship
Business Model Design
Advanced Research Methods
Applied Marketing Research
Sales and Pricing
Agile Project Management
Seminar: Current Topics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Digital Business Models
Internet of Things
Master Thesis and Colloquium
In the Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship distance learning programme, you have the opportunity to choose two electives amounting to 20 ECTS and gaining deeper knowledge in areas such as Startups, data science and analytics, digital transformation, big data and consumer behaviour and brand management.
This degree programme qualifies you for a career in innovation management as well as for entrepreneurial self-employment. You could work as one of the following:
As a project manager of innovation projects, you are responsible for all kinds of innovation projects in industrial and service companies. You always work at the interface between product development and marketing.
Your tasks include defining the specifications for product and process innovations. In your position, you always ensure that the cooperation between production and marketing functions smoothly.
As a coach of business model innovations, your task is to analyse industry and sector-specific developments and trends as the basis for business model innovations. You advise and support innovation teams in the definition and implementation of new business models.
STUDY MODELS AND FEES
Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full-time or part-time. This helps you fit learning into your schedule.
Duration 24 months
Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:
Duration 36 months
Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:
Duration 48 months
Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:
For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.
Our IU study programmes include the following benefits
Take exams online
Access to partner network
Free extension of study period
Online library as well as podcasts and videos
Flexible payment options
Correction and assessment of module exams
Support and career services
What our students say
In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration
- Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution.
- For 60-ECTS programmes, you will need to have already acquired 240 ECTS credits.
- For 120-ECTS programmes, you will need to have 180 ECTS credits.
- At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education
Start your online degree with our Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship up to 80%!
This helps you get started as a participant with immediate access to 50% of your courses even when you don't meet the full ECTS requirements yet. If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience instead.
To start a 120-ECTS degree, you will need a minimum of 180 ECTS credits from your previous studies.
To start a 60-ECTS degree, you will need a minimum of 240 ECTS credits from your previous studies but can “bridge” up to 60 ECTS with 2 years of professional experience.
Once all admissions documents are provided and any relevant admissions courses are complete, you can move forward and finish your degree.
Questions? Speak to one of our study advisors, they will guide you through every step of the process.
You will need a completed undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS in the fields of business administration, economics
At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international market.
We therefore ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills.
- Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU)
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6.0 out of 9 points) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. B grade overall) or
- Equivalent proof
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than two years.
Study the Way You Want To
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 International 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.
Gain Real Support
We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.
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. On top of their academic excellence, your professors have at least five years of industry experience.