Study MA Innovation Design Management Programme at UE

Innovation Design Management

Bringing Design Culture to Business.

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semester abroad to UE locations in Germany

Innovation Design Management, MA

In its study from October 2018, the global consulting firm McKinsey, demonstrated that companies who regard design and the employment of creativity as principal drivers in their value-generation outperform industry-benchmark growth by as much as two to one.

Comprehensive disruption through digitisation, changing marketplaces, and consumer behaviour have created a new professional playing field between creative design, business strategy, and IT development. Innovation-centered companies increasingly look for managers who understand how to use design as a prominent driving factor behind business decisions and how to incorporate right-brain-thinking and an artistic attitude in business, as strategic assets in the generation of innovation and sustainable consumer-value, and in the transformation of a companies’ organisation and vision.

Start | Language of instruction

  • Winter semester
  • Summer semester
  • English


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  • EU applicants standard: € 820 monthly
  • Non-EU applicants standard: € 10,938 yearly
  • Dubai applicants:
    AED 73,500 (1.5 Years)
    AED 91,875 (2 Years)

Credits | Duration | Degree

  • 60, 90 or 120 ECTS
  • 2, 3 or 4 semesters

Study option

Choose between the Standard Track (120 ECTS) and the Fast Track (60 or 90 ECTS) study options based on your previous education.

Our Master’s programme Innovation Design Management is positioned right at the intersection of design and business. It aims to shape individuals who accept these complex and fast-paced challenges. The study programme contains an integrated approach with strategies that combine the best of design, business, and technology. Our students will experience a range of intense project activities that will be held in close cooperation with leading industry professionals and actual enterprises who face these very challenges regularly.

According to Forrester Research (2021), the leading question in innovation-oriented organizations is how to create an organizational culture of innovation and change. Therefore, innovation-driven job markets urgently seek talents with strong skills in interdisciplinarity, innovation and creative problem-solving. The MA Innovation Design Management is one of the most cutting-edge management programmes today, and it precisely caters to this demand! The 2020 Job Outlook Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) lists the top attributes that employers seek on a candidate’s resume. The programme prepares young professionals for the future:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Creativity
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Analytical/quantitative skills

Why you should study Innovation Design Management at UE

Our graduate Marcel is talking about the study programme and his experience at UE Campus Berlin.

Get to know Prof. Johannes Kiessler, Head of the Innovation Design Management programme at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences and watch a short video of our collaboration with the Royal College of Arts (RCA) London.

Cooperation Partners

Gain access to internships and real-life projects in a range of leading companies and cultural institutions.

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  • kloeckner.i
  • Pilot Logo

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Learn from our Experts

Here you will find further valuable information about our professors and their career.

Prof. Johannes Kiessler

Prof. Johannes Kiessler

Johannes Kiessler is a professor for M.A. Innovation Design Management at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences. Visit us to know more!
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Roy Rao

Roy Rao

Learn from Roy Rao, strategist at SAP, about entrepreneurship at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences.
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