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Economics and Business Administration - Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

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) 10000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Innovation has become imperative, not only for private firms but increasingly within the public sector too. CEOs and governments alike now consider innovation management one of the most important competencies in today’s world.

This programme offers a solid background in innovation management and entrepreneurship  including: management of innovation from idea to commercialisation, innovation strategies, structures and cultures, market forces of innovation, and the management of intellectual property rights and entrepreneurship.

The MSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship provides a unique opportunity to experience the challenges of innovation processes and to develop an understanding of the rationale behind both technology development and the development of markets and businesses. There is broad empirical agreement that a multidisciplinary understanding is key for successful cooperation between the technical and market-related focus in innovation and entrepreneurship, and ultimately for innovation success. The programme aims to enhance students’ understanding of strategies, structures, processes, people, and cultures so as to drive successful innovation and enhance the innovative capability of organisations, both in existing companies and in new ventures.


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:

Students from outside the EU are generally required to pay tuition and application fee. You can consult our page Tuition fees for master’s degree programmes:

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