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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

IU International University of Applied Sciences

24 months
1098 EUR/year
1098 EUR/year
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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.


The Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree programme from IU International University of Applied Sciences 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 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.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

  • Entre- and Intrapreneurship

  • Business Model Design

  • Product Development

  • Sales and Pricing

  • Design Thinking

  • Digital Business Models

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution in relevant field
  • At least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous degree
  • 120ECTS: Your undergraduate degree should be worth 180ECTS credits

If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience for your online degree instead:

  • To start a 60-ECTS MBA (One-Year MBA), you need a minimum of 210 ECTS from your previous studies and one year of work experience. You need to provide proof of an additional year of work experience until the end of your programme.

English Level:

  • Proof of English skills
  • If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills

  • Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free of charge)

Work experience

For some 60-ECTS master programmes, you will need to have achieved one year of professional work experience before starting your studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1098 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2196 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1098 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2196 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.


€150/month (24 months)

€111/month (36 months)

€98/month (48 months)

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