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Economics and Business Administration - Innovation Management and Business Development

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

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Innovation has become an imperative not only for most private firms, but increasingly also for the public sector. Therefore CEOs and governments alike consider innovation management to be one of the most important competencies in today’s world. This programme offers a general background in innovation management, including the management of innovation from invention to commercialisation; innovation strategies, structures, and cultures; market forces of innovation and market-oriented new product development; and the management of intellectual property rights and entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunities  

The programme will provide you with the competencies and skills you need to fill managerial positions in both producer companies and consulting firms, working specifically with planning and implementation of innovation strategies, creation and advancement of innovative processes, and development of new businesses.  

In large companies, graduates of the programme have become champions for innovation by bridging the gap between R&D, production and sales activities, thereby supporting and shaping the innovation culture. In small and medium-sized companies, our graduates have acted as entrepreneurs, combining technological know-how with a profound business understanding.

    About the Degree

    The MSc in Innovation Management and Business Development provides a unique opportunity to experience the challenges of product development processes and to develop an understanding of the rationales on both the technology and the business management side. There is broad empirical agreement that such a multidisciplinary understanding is a key prerequisite for successful cooperation between R&D and marketing, and ultimately for innovation success. The aim of the programme is therefore to enhance students’ understanding of strategies, structures, processes, people and cultures so as to drive successful innovation and enhance the innovative capability of organisations.

    Aarhus BSS (School of Business and Social Sciences) is one of Aarhus University’s four faculties. With approximately 13,000 full-time students, several thousand part-time students, more than 230 PhD students and more than 590 faculty members, Aarhus BSS ranks among the largest business schools in Europe and is Denmark’s biggest business and social sciences unit at university level. Building on its broad academic base, it encompasses both traditional business and social science disciplines.

    At Aarhus BSS, we conduct research and teaching at the highest academic level. We are dedicated to imparting to our students exactly the knowledge, skills and experience that are in demand – the skills that are essential for engaging in professional business activities in a global marketplace.


    To find out more about admission to the MSc in Economics and Business Adm. - Innovation Management please visit the programme’s website. 

    In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read more about the language requirements at Aarhus University

    Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

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


    Please read more about tuition fee here →

    For Further Information

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    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


    Application date
    Jan 15
    Start date
    Sep 01


    Application date
    Mar 01
    Start date
    Sep 01


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