Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Bring your business idea to life! This master will give you the tools you need to turn your dreams of a company into reality.

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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.

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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Arts (M.A.)
    120 ECTS
    Study format: Online
  • Duration of study
    24 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    From 489 98 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    120 ECTS - English - Online
    Currently in accreditation process
  • Admission
    Completed Undergraduate Degree
    Scholarship Programme Option
    Specific Knowledge
    English Skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
Online: Official start date 16.05.2022 (English, 120 ECTS)
Information on state accreditation
Subject to state accreditation. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the programme. So far, all of our programmes have been successfully accredited and approved on time.
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Make the path to your degree simple

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. 

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Degree Overview

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.    

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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.

Artificial Intelligence
Start Up Lab
Data Science and Analytics
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Career outlook

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:

Project Management of Innovation Projects

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.

Product/Process Innovation Consulting

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.  

Business Model Innovation Coach

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.


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.  

Full time

Duration 24 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€750 €150 / month Apply now

Part time

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:

€555 €111 / month Apply now


Duration 48 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€489 €98 / month Apply now
*Price information:

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

  • Study materials

  • 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

  • Online forums

  • 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

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
Master Admission Requirements
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Why IU is a great choice
  • 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. 

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