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Economics and Business Administration - Innovation Management

Master (2 years) of Science in Economics and Business Administration (Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship), 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
The MSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship prepares you for a career in innovation, business development and entrepreneurial ventures – either in established companies or in start-ups. You are taught to adopt a strategic mindset and identify how technology, innovation and entrepreneurship can support the growth and survival of businesses.  

You will acquire competences necessary to drive, manage and scale innovative ideas and ventures in dynamic settings, for instance in the role of business developer, project manager or intrapreneur/entrepreneur. We will pay specific attention to emerging digital technologies, sustainability, and other current trends.  

Upon graduation, you will be qualified to manage and facilitate innovation processes, from discovery and ideation to proof of concept, prototyping and commercialisation. You will be able to set strategic targets and assess relevant technology, intellectual property and financing opportunities. Furthermore, you will have learned to collect customer insights, understand customer needs and business challenges, and to carry out early-stage experiments for market validation and commercial potential. You will also have been trained in presentation skills.  

The courses on this Master’s degree programme will develop your analytical skillset and enable you to work creatively with problem solving as well as to translate theory into practice and to collaborate across disciplines in diverse knowledge domains.  

The degree programme has been prepared in close collaboration with partners from business and industry and consists of a combination of lectures, assignments, teamwork and hands-on work with real projects and cases.


Aarhus BSS hosts a rich and varied programme of activities for you as a student, both study-related and social. Our many student associations host events ranging from lectures and company events to career days and sports days, Friday bars, and celebrations, so there is plenty of scope for meeting and networking with like-minded people, discovering new areas of academic interest, and socialising with fellow students.


The programme will provide you with the competencies and skills you need to fill managerial positions in manufacturing and service companies, consulting firms, and start-ups. You will be equipped to work specifically with planning and implementation of innovation strategies, creation and advancement of innovative and entrepreneurial processes, and development of new businesses.  

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


Aarhus BSS (School of Business and Social Sciences) is one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS ranks among the largest business schools in Europe, encompassing both traditional business and social science disciplines in its broad academic portfolio. Aarhus BSS holds the distinguished AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations and is thus a Triple Crown School.


At Aarhus BSS, we conduct research and teaching at the highest academic level. We provide our students with the exact knowledge, skills and experience that are essential for engaging in professional business activities in a global marketplace.

Our broad portfolio enables us to attract researchers, lecturers and students from all over the world. With their help, we have built an international environment that promotes the exchange of different academic and cultural views and fosters new experiences and friendships.

We encourage our students to take a semester abroad at one of the school’s approximately three hundred partner universities around the world. Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity to expand your horizons academically, culturally and personally. It is also a great opportunity for you to acquire valuable international experience and qualifications that are in high demand in companies and organisations everywhere.


In general, admission to a master’s degree programme requires successful completion of a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor’s degree in level and length (180 ECTS). In addition, you must meet the specific requirements for the individual programme, including language requirements. If you wish to study a master’s degree at Aarhus University, please check out our page ‘Am I qualified for admission’:

If you are curious about how to submit a master’s degree application to Aarhus University, then make sure to check out our ‘Apply Now’ page. Here you can find information about relevant fees, guides, and video tutorials on how to use the application portal:

There are the same English language requirements for all international students with a few exceptions. The general English language requirements for master’s degrees can be found here:

Aarhus University offers a limited number of Danish state scholarships for highly qualified non-EU students applying for master’s degrees. You can read more about scholarships here:

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Jan 15
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