Innovation Design Management Postgraduate Program By University of Europe for Applied Sciences |Top Universities
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13,188 EURTuition Fee/year

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Main Subject Area

Business and Management StudiesMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Business and Management Studies

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Learn how to give companies a competitive edge and how to increase their value by infusing business with creative methodologies such as design thinking and an entrepreneurial approach. 
In its recently published study from October 2018 called “The Business Value of Design”, the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company 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.
This new Master programme “Innovation Design Management” is positioned right at the intersection of design and business. It wants to shape individuals who accept these complex, fast-paced challenges and who take an integrated approach with strategies that combine the best of design, business, and technology. This is, among others, accomplished through 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.
Graduates will be employed in highly innovation- or design-driven companies as Chief Design Officers, Design Managers, Strategic Brand Managers, or Venture Architects.

Program overview

Main Subject

Business and Management Studies

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Learn how to give companies a competitive edge and how to increase their value by infusing business with creative methodologies such as design thinking and an entrepreneurial approach. 
In its recently published study from October 2018 called “The Business Value of Design”, the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company 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.
This new Master programme “Innovation Design Management” is positioned right at the intersection of design and business. It wants to shape individuals who accept these complex, fast-paced challenges and who take an integrated approach with strategies that combine the best of design, business, and technology. This is, among others, accomplished through 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.
Graduates will be employed in highly innovation- or design-driven companies as Chief Design Officers, Design Managers, Strategic Brand Managers, or Venture Architects.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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 -  EURO 3.000 (EURO three thousand) This reservation fee will be deducted from the total amount of study fees. (Not applicable for  EU applicants)  -  Official translation to English or German for those documents in different language.  -  German taught programmes needs both English / German language certificate  -  Minimum English language level is B1 - German taught programmes needs both English / German language certificate* : Minimum English language level is B1
Admission requirements for different length of masters:  - Fast Track 2 semesters: Bachelor 180 ECTS + 120 ECTS Master  - Thesis Focus 3 semesters: Bachelor 210 ECTS + 90 ECTS Master  - Industry Placed 4 semesters: Bachelor 240 ECTS + 60 ECTS Master
Application requirements: 1. Application form 2. Secondary School Diploma / Certificate 3. Bachelor’s degree certificate and transcript of records. Relevance of your bachelor’s degree subject to the master’s degree programme (e.g. design, art, architecture) and amount of credits (equivalent to 210 or 240 ECTS credits depending on the Master’s programme) 4. English / German language certificate* or request to waive** 5. CV - up to date 6. Passport copy 7. Letter of motivation/intent with answers to 4 IDM-specific questions is mandatory 8. Work experience certificate if applicable 9. Portfolio
Please note: Some applicants might be asked to participate in an interview (through Skype). This will take approx. 30 to 45 minutes and includes a general discussion about the your motivation.
Portfolio requirements: Include up to 10 visual or interactive projects (with accompanying image series, sketches and/or other visual/textual material) This should be original work that highlights a range of your abilities and interests. This might include illustrations, graphic novel spread, poster series, games, character development, photo essays, collages, paintings, sculptures, marketing or social campaigns, short films, animations, applications or websites, personal creative projects, as well as text-based conceptual projects. We are also interested in seeing excerpts from sketchbooks, contact sheets, and research development where applicable. All work should be accompanied by a short text reflecting on the project or work. The portfolio should be collected in a PDF format, and sent through WeTransfer or uploaded onto a website. Large sculptural projects, 3D objects, and performances can be presented digitally. Include any media links or social media channels that are relevant. Interactive projects or games should be uploaded as Windows-executables or as an online playable link.
Language Requirements: • IELTS 5.5 overall (no less than 5.0 each components) • TOEFL IBT 72 • TOEFL ITP 500 – 547 (290-300 listening, 280-300 language form, 280-300 reading) • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 59 • Pearson Test of English (General) Level 3 • Cambridge Exam Advanced and Proficiency 162 overall • Cambridge Exam First (FCE) Grade C • TOEIC Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150 • PASSWORD 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in each component)
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11,988 EUR
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International Students

13,188 EUR
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At the University of Applied Sciences Europe , we offer six English-taught undergraduate degrees, specializing in game design, communication design, photography, sport and event management, business and management, as well as digital business and data science.

The usual undergraduate entry requirements include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent occupational diploma, incl. experience
  • Entrance examination
  • Personal interview
  • IELTS — overall band score from 6.0


The average tuition fees for international students at undergraduate level are €34,020.

You may be eligible to a 1.25 percent discount if you pay the entire semester tuition before the semester commences. If you’re able to pay the entire course tuition before the course begins, you may be entitled to a 3 percent discount of the course fees.  .

Scholarships are also awarded each semester.  

International students who are interested in applying for an undergraduate program at the University of Applied Sciences Europe, should visit this page for more information, and complete the form.



At the University of Applied Sciences Europe, we offer six English-taught postgraduate programs, including an online MBA.
Entry requirements for international students to study a postgraduate program vary between each course. General entry requirements will require:

  • Submitting the online-application
  • Completing a bachelor’s degree program with a final grade of at least “good” (2.5), otherwise a letter of recommendation from the previous university is required
  • Your degree must be related to the selected program of study
  • An interview in English
  • IELTS — overall band score from 6.0

To study the MBA program at the University of Applied Sciences Europe, you must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • English-skills
  • Two years of work experience


Tuition fees for international students at postgraduate level also vary accordingly to each program. At the University of Applied Sciences Europe, the average tuition fees are €26,376. Tuition fees for the MBA program for international students are €12,960 which are paid in 24 monthly installments of €540.

You may be eligible to a 1.25 percent discount if you pay the entire semester tuition before the semester commences. If you’re able to pay the entire course tuition before the course begins, you may be entitled to a 3 percent discount of the course fees. For more information, visit our website.

Scholarships are also awarded each semester. To see whether you’re eligible for one of the University of Applied Sciences Europe scholarships, click here.

International students who are interested in applying for an undergraduate program at the University of Applied Sciences Europe, should visit our website for more information, and complete our online application form.


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