MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship


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!

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Start your MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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.

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Language: English
Online studies and on campus
Dual degree: Available
Study duration & extension
18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Start on campus: up to 4 x per year
Tuition fees
Starting from 419 euro per month
90 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
Reduce your study fees
Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
Study contents

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.

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Your MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship career outlook

As a graduate of the IU MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship programme, you’ll be ready to take your place in the buzzing start-up industry, or bring your cutting-edge innovation expertise to more traditional industries. You could work as…

Founder / CEO

Take big chances, reap big rewards: as a founder/CEO, you’ll turn business ideas and dreams into reality, and then decide on how to grow, adapt and manage them. With the help of the business knowledge, management skills and technological know-how you’ll develop in your MBA studies, you’ll be ready to take on the many challenges of starting and running your own company.

Product Owner

Own all responsibilities regarding the launch, implementation and performance of a new product or service. You’ll need to have a strong understanding of the field in which the business operates in, what the competitors offer, and how to increase value both from the product itself and from the work of the product team.

Combine entrepreneurial work processes, digitalisation and people management, and beat the competition regardless of industry.

Innovation Manager

Similar to change managers, innovation managers are responsible for instigating, planning and executing change within companies. The main difference, however, is that innovation managers are more focused on digital transformation and the implementation of advanced technologies into a more traditional work environment.

You’ll have to work well with others, and feel comfortable around sophisticated technological tools, but if you are, you’ll be able to provide significant financial improvements, and quickly become an in-demand professional.

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your MBA degree in MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.


Duration 18 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

  • Online studies
  • On campus
739€ /mth Apply now

Part-Time I

Duration 24 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

  • Online studies
579€ /mth Apply now

Part-Time II

Duration 36 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

  • Online studies
419€ /mth Apply now

Boost your career.

Earn a dual degree.

With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – you can choose if you want to graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements. The study programmes at IU and at LSBU are coordinated and therefore equivalent to each other.

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • No charge for extension of course duration
  • Career coaching

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Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and in the on campus model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.