YOUR FUTURE IS FULL OF NEW IDEAS. STUDY INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP (MBA).
Innovation and entrepreneurship are the drivers of a successful business idea. Sometimes they are even used interchangeably, but they are not the same concept after all. One thing is clear: You cannot have one without the other. An idea may be very good, but if the entrepreneurial sense is missing, it will never become more than just an idea. At the same time, you are unlikely to start a business from scratch if your product is not innovative. With your Master of Business Administration with a specialisation in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, you will get the tools you need to turn your business ideas into groundbreaking successes with entrepreneurial competence.
To do this, you will first acquire a solid basic knowledge of business administration and marketing. This is the basis for successfully developing and selling your innovating ideas later on. You will learn how to build up a product, a brand or a company from scratch and position it in the market. With this knowledge, you then start your Innovation & Entrepreneurship specialisation. You will first deal with "Entrepreneurship Ecosystems", i.e. the social and economic environment that promotes a lively entrepreneurial culture. (Keyword: Silicon Valley.). You will also deal with the topic of intrapreneurship, i.e. the question of how you can introduce innovations as an employee in a company - or establish this corporate culture in a group. Finally, you will learn the most important methods and business models of innovation management and take an excursion into the field of "design thinking". Then you start your practical project and go through all phases of product development with your first own project- from the idea to market maturity.
Information on accreditation and state approval can be found on the sub-page of the degree program.
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Why you should study at IU
- SALARY INCREASE up to 20%
- By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
- MORE RESPONSIBILITY IN THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE
- The job market is constantly changing - studying with us gives you the perfect preparation for the business world.
- OPTIMAL PROMOTION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
- Start out in the professional world without compromises - no problem with a degree from us.
Founder / Managing director (m/w/d)
With your own innovative business model, you challenge the established industry’s best players, and initiate a modernisation of the entire economy. You can do this with your own start-up or as a managing director in an existing company. After you have brought your business idea to the market, you have to place it there skilfully and ensure its long-term success. Depending on the size of your company, you may also have other management and leadership tasks.
Product Owner / Product Manager (m/w/d)
You are responsible for the market launch of a new product, business model or service. You make sure that your development conquers the market. You ensure continuous improvement for the product and your team. In doing so, you draw on the knowledge from your studies, for example agile management methods, strategies for marketing and sales, and entrepreneurial skills.
Innovations manager (m/w/d)
You make sure that innovations are not only a thought, but are also implemented. You keep in touch with all departments involved in the company and know the status of the work. You interact with customers, competitors, suppliers, universities and researchers. You work together with product developers, technical experts, industry experts and sales staff on the best possible implementation of new developments.
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Corporate Finance
- International Marketing
- Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
- Innovation and Design Lab
Generally, a completed undergraduate degree with a subject-related focus in the respective IU Master's program is a requirement for admission. The first undergraduate degree must have been successfully completed at a state or state-recognized college/university and with a final grade of at least "satisfactory". If the first degree does not include a subject-related focus, admission to the program can also be granted if the student has completed a related professional activity.
For English language degree courses, a proof (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or Cambridge) of sufficient English language skills is required. Evidence of at least one year of qualifying professional experience is also required at the beginning of the degree course (This proof must be obtained after the completion of the undergraduate degree.)
For more detailed information and remarks about possible exceptions, please refer to the corresponding subpage of the respective course.
The qualifying examination regulationss also standardise the qualifying examinations for applicants who do not have the required ECTS points (240 CP for the Master 60 CP and 210 CP for the Master 90 CP) from their previous studies.
Evidence of at least one year of qualifying professional experience is also required at the beginning of the degree course (This proof must be obtained after the completion of the undergraduate degree.)
A completed undergraduate degree with a specific thematic focus in the selected master's degree program. Alternatively, also professional activities with corresponding backgrounds can be accredited in individual cases. A degree from a state or state-recognized college/university with a final grade of at least "Satisfactory". Accreditation of knowledge and skills acquired outside of the university sector is generally possible. University entrance qualification as a foreign student applicant.
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