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Innovation Design Management

University of Europe for Applied Sciences

12 months
14300 EUR/year
13000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In this Innovation Design Management programme from you will learn how to give companies a competitive edge and how to increase their value by infusing business with creative methodologies such as design thinking and an entrepreneurial approach. 

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In its recently published study from October 2018 called “The Business Value of Design”, the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company demonstrated that companies who regard design and the employment of creativity as principal drivers in their value-generation outperform industry-benchmark growth by as much as two to one.

Comprehensive disruption through digitisation, changing marketplaces, and consumer behaviour have created a new professional playing field between creative design, business strategy, and IT development. 

Educational Opportunity

Innovation-centered companies increasingly look for managers who understand how to use design as a prominent driving factor behind business decisions and how to incorporate right-brain-thinking and an artistic attitude in business, as strategic assets in the generation of innovation and sustainable consumer-value, and in the transformation of a companies’ organisation and vision.

This Master programme Innovation Design Management programme from University of Europe for Applied Sciences is positioned right at the intersection of design and business. It wants to shape individuals who accept these complex, fast-paced challenges and who take an integrated approach with strategies that combine the best of design, business, and technology. 

This is, among others, accomplished through a range of intense project activities that will be held in close cooperation with leading industry professionals and actual enterprises who face these very challenges.

Graduates will be employed in highly innovation- or design-driven companies as Chief Design Officers, Design Managers, Strategic Brand Managers, or Venture Architects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Culture
  • Business Management and Market Analysis
  • Product Strategy
  • Digital Brand Innovation and Strategic Branding
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Product Strategy
  • Identity Design
  • Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Summer Semester: Berlin
  • Winter Semester: UE Innovation Hub (WS21)


  • Low cost of living
  • Buzzing international city with a great lifestyle
  • No German required (everyone speaks English)
  • Campus in great location (city center, well-connected)
  • Headquarters of many international companies and start-ups
  • Great for entrepreneurs and freelancers
  • Berlin summer semester
  • UE Innovation Hub winter semester


  • 1 year: 60 ECTS
  • 1.5 years: 90 ECTS
  • 2 years: 120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official translation to English or German for those documents in different language.
  • German taught programmes needs both English / German language certificate
  • Minimum English language level is B1
  • German taught programmes needs both English / German language certificate: Minimum English language level is B1
Portfolio requirements:
  • Include up to 10 visual or interactive projects. This should be original work that highlights a range of your abilities and interests.
  • This might include illustrations, graphic novel spread, poster series, games, character development, photo essays, collages, paintings, sculptures, marketing or social campaigns, short films, animations, applications or websites, personal creative projects, as well as text-based conceptual projects.
  • All work should be accompanied by a short text reflecting on the project or work. The portfolio should be collected in a PDF format, and sent through WeTransfer or uploaded onto a website. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14300 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

EURO 3,000 - The reservation fee will be deducted from the total amount of study fees. Exception with EU applicants

1 year: 

  • EU: 13,000 €/year
  • Non-EU: 14,300 €/year 

1.5 years:

  • EU: 11,988 €/year
  • Non-EU: 13,188 €/year 

2 years: 

  • EU: 11,988 €/year
  • Non-EU: 13,188 €/year 

Living costs for Hamburg

897 - 1417 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


You can apply for a partial scholarship for the length of one semester. The selection process is managed by the university. Other options are school loans with flexible monthly payment options from financial institutions.

The University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) is state-recognised and students therefore have various possibilities to finance their studies. One of these options is to apply for a scholarship.

UE offers its applicants several university scholarships to financially support the tuition fees, but there are also numerous external providers.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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