MBA - Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    • Full or part time
      Full time , Part time , Online distance learning & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business & Management - Other Marketing - International Marketing International Business Management Studies Strategic Management Business
    • Course Start
      See Course
    • Course Duration
      18-36 Months
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Build and run your own business, or help companies revolutionise industries as a consultant – with a MBA degree with a specialisation in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, you can do it all!

    Calling all innovators, visionaries and business disruptors – we’ve designed an MBA specialisation just for you! In this study programme, you’ll get to nurture your ambitions, and develop the necessary tools for successfully achieving your goals, no matter how big they are.

    Combine business management knowledge with outside-of-the-box analytical tools to product design and project management, and you’ll be ready to launch companies or inspire change in corporations right after graduating.

    This study programme is available in 2 different study models – Choose the right one for you:

    Online Studies

    • Study whenever you want, 100% online
    • Choose your own pace and take as long as you need
    • Start at anytime from anywhere


    • Study in small learning groups and in close contact with your lecturers
    • Start 4x per year from anywhere or at one of our locations in Germany
    • Combine the full student experience with freedom and flexibility

    Course overview

    As an entrepreneur, you constantly need to come up with not only new ways to innovate, but also consistently execute ideas and business plans. In this special study programme, you’ll dedicate equal time to understanding foundational business concepts, and designing disruptive new approaches.

    You’ll get an in-depth look into the makings of a successful product, business or brand, and how to plan and build all three. You’ll gain a good understanding of marketing, so you’ll know how to sell your services to potential customers, and how to scale up to cater to a growing audience.

    One of the key aspects of this MBA specialisation is the concept of “entrepreneurship ecosystems”: the complex network in which new business ideas are created and nurtured. Understand the role they play in today’s economy, and the different elements you have to take into consideration when operating within them.

    To round up your skills, you’ll also explore the foundations of design thinking: what to take into consideration when designing a product, service or brand for the digital era. By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to develop your business ideas with confidence and clarity.

    Module guide

    Course schedule (online studies)

    Course schedule (myStudies)

    Visit the MBA - Innovation & Entrepreneurship page on the IU International University of Applied Sciences web site for more details!

    (Student Profile)

    Benjamin Mehran

    "As an investment banker, IU alumnus Benjamin Mehran was involved in developing the Investment Bank N+1 Deutschland GmbH (now Alantra Deutschland GmbH), which was founded in 2013. After almost five years he left Alantra and now works as Investment Manager - Private Equity at the stock exchange listed company Aves One AG.

    ""The degree programme at IU is an excellent preparation for a career as an investment banker.”"


    IU International - Discounts & Scholarships available - No. of awards TBC

    • IU is International: IU is proud of its large international network which continues to grow.
    • IU is Digital: IU are experts in innovative, online learning and allow students to study easily from any device with digital tools, a large online library, and learning materials.
    • IU is Flexible: Students who study online with IU, can choose between full-time or part-time study models and choose when they want to learn—great for people who have work or family commitments.
    • IU is Practical: In addition to practical knowledge, students have access to advisors, a huge network of international students and alumni, and connections to 6,000 IU partners.
    • And, of course, quality: IU and its programmes are certified and accredited and have won many awards. It has achieved top ratings on the CHE ranking and top marks for online studies in the QS Stars ratings. At a teaching level, professors at IU all have at least five years’ industry experience in their field to ensure students gain relevant and insightful knowledge.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    Save 3.333€ On Your Tuition Fee or Apply for Scholarship


    IU has always aimed to enable as many motivated students as possible, from any background, to access further education. They continue to offer scholarships to students who are high academic achievers, female leaders in technical fields, great contributors to society, and more. For online students at IU, scholarships of up to 80% and guaranteed discounts of 3.333 EUR are available! So, students can save a huge amount on tuition fees, not to mention the costs saved by learning at home without the need to travel or pay for accommodation.

    Application Procedure

    1. Complete and submit your online application
    2. Get contacted by your personal study advisor within 48 hours
    3. Discuss your scholarship or discount opportunities based on your work experience and academic performance with your study advisor

    Further Information

    Entry Requirements

    Completed undergraduate degree (180 ECTS) from an officially recognised university
    At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education
    Proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies).
    At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills.

    Email Enquiry