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Innovation Design Management

University of Europe for Applied Sciences

M.A. On Campus
12 months
14300 EUR/year
13000 EUR/year
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Acquire deep knowledge of how leading companies employ design for creating innovative and more meaningful products, establishing corporate culture and delivering sustainable customer value by taking the Master Degree in Innovation Design Management offered by University of Applied Sciences Europe. Innovation Design Management is available at University of Europe for Applied Sciences. 

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Bringing Design Culture to Business

In its recently published study from October 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. 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’ organization and vision.

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

University of Applied Sciences Europe focuses on your development. That's why we teach in small learning groups and in a friendly and personal atmosphere. We’ll oversee your individual development process and help you define your talents and strengths, while helping you develop your own visual signature. You will be taught by renowned lecturers from the creative industry and study at a campus that is centrally located, equipped with the newest technology (photo studio, VR equipment, print & scan lab, MacPools, etc.) and that is known for its international and English-speaking character.

The program – interdisciplinary courses, projects and more

Innovation Design Management is a one-year master's program at University of Europe for Applied Sciences  welcoming international applicants majoring in all economics- or design-related subjects.

In this program, you will have the unique chance to acquire deep knowledge of how leading companies employ design to create innovative and more meaningful products, establish corporate culture and deliver sustainable customer value.

This new Master programme “Innovation Design Management” 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.

Career options with a degree in Media Spaces from University of Applied Sciences Europe

More and more companies are understanding the substantial value that design can bring to them:

  • Design creates meaningful products and better development processes
  • Disruptive or radical innovations require new development processes
  • Design gives a conceptual dimension to idea-finding and concept-development
  • Design is a human-centered activity

Therefore, the market needs experts who have a strong standing in design and in business and who can successfully organize design both as strategy and as process. This persona is at the core of the master’s program Innovation Design Management.

Typical areas of work include leading positions in:

  • Design Development & Management
  • Design Research & Strategy
  • Corporate Culture & Strategic Brand Management
  • New Business Development
  • Product & Innovation Management

This programme is available at the Berlin study location.

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
  • 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






On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form.
  • Dated and signed copies of your degree papers and transcript of records including the taken seminars/ modules and credit points (in English or German).
  • An up-to-date résumé with your educational & professional background.
  • Letter of motivation.
  • Proof of English proficiency or skill level (B2 CEFR or IELTS/TOEFL 5.5).
  • The admission procedure includes an approximately 45-minute personal interview and a conversation about your letter of motivation. Your knowledge of English will also be tested.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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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