MA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Starting dates: March / May / October

  • Duration: 2 years

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 11,800 / year

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The Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MAIE) from BSBI and Concordia University Chicago is designed to help students understand the challenges and opportunities that may arise when embarking on a new business venture or leading a period of change within an organization. The MAIE teaches people the skills necessary to thrive in a fast-paced international environment.

The master’s program is made up of ten core modules designed to equip you with all the skills you will need to lead and grow a business. Some of the core courses include Strategy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Social Media Marketing Communications, and Prototyping / Co-Design Solutions. Each module will increase your understanding of how to introduce the necessary components in your business for it to be successful.

The program also focuses on the needs of innovators who want to successfully commercialize an idea. Students will learn to do this by working on projects that are directly relevant to their work.

Outside of the program, BSBI also offers executive education courses lasting 5 days. The course is aimed at students who want to be leaders and teaches them how to motivate their staff, how to develop an appropriate leadership style, and how to communicate effectively with their team.

Why study this course?

The master’s degree aims to instill in students the confidence to start their own business and become leaders in innovation within their own organizations. You will know how to address ethical issues and overcome the challenges posed by a globalized environment.

Additionally, you will be based in the German capital of Berlin, where you can experience a mix of traditional culture and exciting nightlife while studying. Students have the opportunity to learn the German language for free together with their study programs to improve their employability.

Program structure

Learn to be an innovative, resourceful, and adaptable leader through the ten modules within the Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. You will explore all the components that make up a successful business and develop industry-specific insights that will help you add relevance and value to your own organization.


  • Creative Thinking and Practice
  • Leading innovation in the digital age
  • Entrepreneurship for global society
  • Prototyping / Co-Design Solutions
  • Social media marketing communications
  • Leaders as agents of change
  • Financial accounting for the entrepreneurial company
  • Ethics, Law and Communication in Decision Making
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategy
  • Capstone: Innovation and Entrepreneurship *

* Note: This is the final course of the program and must be taken after completing all other modules.


They will be students:

  • Study in Berlin, a city full of historical monuments, quirky cafes and an endless variety of restaurants to explore.
  • Learn to speak like a local with our option to learn German for three hours a week
  • Expand your knowledge with textbooks, academic journals, online conferences, and many more.
  • Work collaboratively with tutors and peers to discuss topics and work on interactive projects.
  • Attend field trips, hands-on workshops, and guest speaker events.


They will be students:

  • Understand and apply the theory, process and practice of entrepreneurship and new business formation.
  • Develop the skills for successful corporate innovation, consulting and project management.
  • Create and evaluate new business ideas using individual creativity, imagination, ingenuity and originality.
  • Analyze and apply appropriate innovative frameworks and technologies to filter opportunities, companies and their customers.
  • Shape an ethical, innovative and global culture by leading teams from a spirit of vision, diversity, inclusion and change.
  • Collect and analyze data to assess the feasibility of new opportunities relative to the global market, industry, and team.

Career opportunities

Graduates will:

  • Understand and apply the theories of entrepreneurship and innovation to business scenarios
  • Use your creativity and imagination to produce new ideas and commercial products
  • Implement a leadership structure that embraces the ethical values of inclusion, innovation and diversity
  • Evaluate data related to the global market and analyze opportunities in terms of the value they will add to an organization

Whether you want an edge over other candidates in the job market or envision yourself as the next CEO of a large company, the master’s program will help you develop the skills you need to get there. Learn how to think about internationalizing a business and the challenges you may face in doing so.

Admission requirements

  • Minimum age: 21
  • Academic qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally equivalent accredited institution in the US.
    • GPA obtained 2.25 or more
  • English language requirements:
    • IELTS – minimum score of 6.0, or;
    • 72 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – for these programs provided by CUC, the DI code is 1140, or;
    • Present proof of successful completion of level 112 in the English language.
    • PASSWORD minimum score of 6.0

International students who have obtained an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or students from an English-speaking international university (in which the lingua franca is English) do not need to submit scores in English.

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