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Innovation and Business

Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering - Innovation and Business, 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Engineering

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Sønderborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6950 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Can you turn innovation into a successful business? Combine your interests in technology, innovation and business with this programme.

Career Opportunities  

Whether you want to start your own business or become a manager in the private or public sector, a degree in Innovation & Business will provide a good foundation for your future career.You will be qualified for jobs as, for example: 

• Development engineer 
• Product developer 
• Project manager 
• Manager of technological departments 
• International product manager 
• Marketing manager 
• Innovation manager 
• Strategic procurement engineer 
• Entrepreneur 
• Consultant 
• Teacher 
• Researcher

Watch career testimonials from former students of the programme

About the programme

You need more than just a good idea to launch a new product – you need technical knowledge and business expertise.
This programme combines innovation, business sense and entrepreneurship with engineering and research methods.
You learn how to create and market products based on a sound knowledge of engineering combined with user knowledge. Whether you dream of working in an existing business or starting your own, we provide you with the fundamental principles of product and service development.

This study programme will provide you with skills that are in high demand in industry. At the same time, the programme provides you with relevant competencies if you as an entrepreneur want to start your own company. 

You will have the opportunity to specialise and get hands-on experience in, for example:
• Innovation management and scientific methods
• Entrepreneurship and project management
• Design and creativity
• Company administration and management
• Development of mechatronic products
• Development and manufacturing of mechanical products
• Development of intelligent electronic products


Requirements for entering the Master programme in Innovation and Business are one of the following:
  1. A bachelor's degree in Innovation & Business
  2. A bachelor's degree in Product Development and Innovation
  3. A bachelor's degree in Interaction Design.
  4. A bachelor's degree in Mechatronics.
Applicants with a similar bachelor’s degree may also apply if their academic qualifications correspond with the bachelor degrees mentioned above.

Bachelors of Science in Mechatronics and BEng in Mechatronics from the University of Southern Denmark also qualify for admission to the programme.

Additional requirements may apply for the different profiles of the masters programme.

In addition, documentation will be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education here

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

You find information of the Danish Agency for Higher Education here

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Aug 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

Autumn | Non-EU applicants w/o residence permit

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | EU/EAA/CH and applicants w/ residence permit

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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