MA Innovation Design Management

Bringing Design Culture to Business.

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Design meets Strategy

Comprehensive developments through digitalisation, evolving marketplaces, and changing consumer behaviour have created a new professional playing field between creative design, business strategy, and IT processes. Innovation-oriented companies are increasingly seeking managers who understand how to utilise design as a driving factor for business decisions and to incorporate creative thinking and an artistic mindset into the business world – as strategic assets in generating innovation and sustainable consumer benefits, as well as in transforming a company's organisation and vision.

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Key facts MA Innovation Design Management

Check out our Location

Take a look at our Innovation Hub (Berlin-Potsdam).
Join us and experience the best of both worlds: The hustle and bustle of the capital Berlin and the relaxation of Potsdam.

Do you want to see our campus but aren’t around? Check out our Virtual Campus Tour.

Admission Requirements

Here are some things you will require for your application at the UE:

  • Completed admission form
  • Transcript & language proficiency
  • CV & Copy of passport
  • Motivational letter
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Semesters & Credits

  • 2, 3 or 4 semesters
  • 60, 90 or 120 ECTS (Credits)
  • Choose between the Standard Track (120 ECTS) and the Fast Track (60 or 90 ECTS) study options based on your previous education.
  • Teaching language: English

The programme starts in both the winter and summer terms.


  • EU applicants standard: € 820 monthly
  • Non-EU applicants standard: € 10,938 yearly

Got questions about financing? Check out our fees!

Innovation Design Management at a glance

Our Master’s programme, Innovation Design Management, sits at the crossroads of design and business, shaping individuals to thrive in complex, fast-paced environments. With an integrated approach merging design, business, and technology strategies, students engage in intense project activities alongside industry leaders and enterprises tackling these challenges daily.

As highlighted by Forrester Research (2021), innovation-driven organisations prioritise creating a culture of innovation and change, driving the demand for interdisciplinary talents proficient in innovation and creative problem-solving. The MA addressing this demand head-on, stands as one of today’s most cutting-edge management programmes. According to the 2020 Job Outlook Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers value attributes aligning with our programme’s focus.

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

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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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