24 months
14500 EUR/year
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The Technology Based Business Development programme from Aarhus University aims at providing graduates with a strong insight in engineering practices, the relationship between theory and practice and a relentless desire for generating new knowledge and technology-based business opportunities for companies.

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The core courses take a technological view on engineering management processes including organisation, research methodologies, business creation and optimisation. The degree programme offers students the possibility of choosing individual technological specialisations in close collaboration with companies in a spirit of problem-based learning.

The Technology Based Business Development programme from Aarhus University is carried out with a strong emphasis on practice, as it has a long tradition of ensuring a strong link between the theory that the students acquire on the programme and the practical challenges faced by  companies.

The Master’s degree programme in technology-based business development is now offered as a Master's degree programme for working professionals. The Master's degree programme for working professionals is a part-time programme aimed at people who work alongside their studies.


Graduates will be able to generate innovative product concepts, business concepts and business areas. Graduates with an MSc in Engineering (Technology Based Business Development) are typically employed as innovation managers, technical sales managers, product managers, business developers or research and development project managers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management of Technology
  • People and Technology in Organisations
  • Advanced Operations Management
  • Technology Specialisation 
  • Technological Business Model Innovation
  • Optimisation of Engineering Processes Using Numerical Approaches

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Engineering or Diploma of Engineer (B.Sc.) from a university or school of applied sciences (University College).
  • A Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Geography, Bioscience, Nuclear, Biology and similar.
  • A Bachelor in Technology Management and Marine Engineering (Maskinmester)
  • A Bachelor in Value Chain Management
  • Other similar programmes, if the Board of Studies assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above.
  • Four alternative requirements must be met for minimum credits of the qualifying Bachelor’s degree:
  • 80 ECTS in production engineering (1) or
  • 80 ECTS in software engineering (2) or
  • 80 ECTS in electro-mechanical engineering (3) or
  • 80 ECTS in technical design and sustainability (4)
  • Dissertation projects and internships cannot be a part of the ECTS.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Herning

5500 - 8500 DKK /month
Living costs

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


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