Specialisation in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Master's specialisation in Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides the skills and knowledge that enable entrepreneurial problem solvers and creative thinkers to understand the challenges that innovative entrepreneurs face in their businesses, whether a start-up, large enterprise or SME. It deals with the commercialisation of new ideas, high-tech innovations, business development and tapping new markets. You learn how an entrepreneurial orientation helps companies to position themselves in a business ecosystem. We help you develop a creative mind-set and innovative and entrepreneurial capabilities.
Innovation management and entrepreneurship are combined in this specialisation. Both are vital for small and large enterprises to help bring novel products and services to the market, or to reinvent the business model of an existing industry. An entrepreneurial approach is also essential in established firms that regularly develop innovative products, which relies on an entrepreneurial mind-set and behaviour to incubate innovations. This specialisation takes a broad, multidisciplinary view, examining the interactions of firms within the context of their business ecosystems. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Context course is at the core of the specialisation. It provides a better understanding of entrepreneurial innovators who operate from their constructed identity and capture external opportunities. In other courses, you learn about the processes to identify ideas for innovation, to manage innovation and business development projects, to develop a business plan and to analyse business models and strategic scenarios.
Your Master’s Thesis consists of an individual research project, which enables you to investigate a topic of your choice in Innovation and Entrepreneurship under the close supervision of our expert staff. Most students opt to conduct their research in the field in collaboration with an organisation.