MBA - Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Start your online MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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


Calling all innovators, visionaries and business disruptors – we’ve designed an MBA specialization 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.

Online 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 specialization 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.

Study model

90 ECTS*
Language: English

Study duration & extension

18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time

Accredited & Globally Recognized

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 can also be provided with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognized anywhere in the EU.

Dual Degree

In partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU)* to offer you the opportunity to earn a validated UK degree in addition to your German degree from IU. Once you’ve successfully completed your degree, you will automatically receive the LSBU validated degree on top of your certificate from IU.

*LSBU (London South Bank University) is well-known for its impressive internationality, as testified by over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Similar to IU, LSBU has also been awarded multiple awards and praised for its focus on improving graduates’ career opportunities. It has been operating as a higher learning institution since 1892.


Tuition fees

90 ECTS: USD 2,919 for the full program

Application fee: USD95

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.

*The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognized. ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload.

When do I start?

For administrative purposes Intake is monthly. Registration should be made at least 5 days to the next start date. Inquire for the next start dates.


Academic criteria:
Completed degree from a public or officially recognized university/higher education institution. At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education. Your undergraduate studies must amount to 180 ECTS for an 90-ECTS MBA. You will need to submit 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). For MBA programmes, you will also need to have completed a second year of professional work experience before graduating.

*Admission into program at the sole discretion of IU.

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