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Overview

BSBI and Concordia University Chicago’s MA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MAIE) is designed to help students understand the challenges and opportunities that can arise when embarking on a new business venture or leading a period of change within an organisation. The MAIE teaches individuals the necessary skills to thrive in a fast-paced, international environment.

Secure your place by paying the deposit in full before 30 November 2019 and get up to €1,000 off the tuition fees* - find out how to apply here.

*The required deposit for this programme is €2,000. Offers are awarded and managed by Berlin School of Business and Innovation and not Concordia University Chicago.

The master’s programme is made up of ten core modules designed to equip you with all the skills you’ll need to lead and grow a business. Some of the core courses include Strategy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Social Media Marketing Communications and Prototyping/Co-Designing Solutions. Each module will add to your understanding of how to introduce the necessary components to your business to make it successful.

The programmes also focusses on the needs of innovators who want to successfully commercialise an idea. Students will learn how to do this by working on projects that are directly relevant to their work.

Outside of the programme, BSBI also offers Executive Education courses for a duration of 5 days. The course is aimed at students wanting to be leaders and teaches them how to motivate their staff, how to develop an appropriate leadership style as well as how to communicate effectively with their team.

The MA aims to instil students with the confidence to start their own businesses and to be a leader in innovation within their own organisations. You will know how to tackle ethical issues and to overcome any challenges posed by a globalised environment. 

In addition, you will be based in the German capital of Berlin where you can experience a mix of traditional culture and exciting nightlife whilst studying. Students have the opportunity to learn the German language for free alongside their programmes of study to improve their employability.

Price: €15,000

Please note: partial scholarships are available. Scholarships are awarded and managed by Berlin School of Business and Innovation and not Concordia University Chicago.

Programme Structure

The MA programme is made up of ten modules all designed to challenge your entrepreneurial skills and develop the necessary qualities of an effective leader. Learn from tutors who have worked in some of the world’s best businesses and learn how to commercialise an idea and create a profitable organisation.

  • Creative Thinking and Practice
  • Leading Innovation in the Digital Age
  • Entrepreneurship for the Global Society
  • Prototyping/Co-Designing Solutions
  • Social Media Marketing Communications
  • Leaders as Agents of Change
  • Financial Accounting for the Entrepreneurial Firm
  • Ethics, Law and Communication in Decision Making
  • Strategy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Capstone: Innovation and Entrepreneurship*

*Note: This is the final course of the programme and should be taken after all other modules are completed.

Students will:

  • Study in Berlin, a city filled with historical landmarks, quirky coffee shops and an endless choice of restaurants to explore;
  • Learn to speak like a local with our option of learning German for three hours a week;
  • Expand their knowledge with textbooks, academic journals, online lectures and many more;
  • Work collaboratively with tutors and fellow students to discuss topics and work on interactive projects;
  • Attend field trips, practical workshops and guest speaker events.

Students will:

  • Understand and apply the theory, process and practice of entrepreneurship and new venture formation;
  • Build the skills for successful corporate innovation, consulting and project management;
  • Create and assess new business ideas by harnessing individual creativity, imagination, ingenuity and originality;
  • Analyse and apply appropriate innovative frameworks and technologies to filter opportunities, companies and their customers;
  • Shape an ethical, innovative and global culture by leading teams from an ethos of vision, diversity, inclusion and change;
  • Collect and analyse data to assess viability of new opportunities as they relate to the global market, the industry and the team.
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Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the theories of entrepreneurship and innovation to business scenarios;
  • Utilise your creativity and imagination to produce new business ideas and products;
  • Implement a leadership structure that encompasses the ethical values of inclusion, innovation and diversity;
  • Assess data relating to the global market and scrutinise opportunities in terms of the value they will add to an organisation.
  • Intakes: March | May | October
  • Delivery: on-campus 
  • Campus: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Price: €15,000
  • Degree awarded by Concordia University Chicago

Please note: partial scholarships are available. Scholarships are awarded and managed by Berlin School of Business and Innovation and not Concordia University Chicago.

Minimum age

21

Academic qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution.

·         GPA earned 2.25 or above

English language requirements

•          IELTS – minimum score of 6.0, or;

•          TOFEL – minimum score of 72 (internet-based), or;

•          PASSWORD – minimum score of 6.0.

•          International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or students from an international English-speaking university (in which the lingua franca is English) do not need to submit English language scores.

Documents:

 

•          Completed application;

•          Objective statement;

•          Copy of official transcript;

•          Copy of passport;

•          Two letters of recommendation;

•          Declaration of finances/bank statement;

The MA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship speaks to innovators who want to generate ideas and respond to fast-changing business environments. The programme equips aspiring business leaders with the skills needed to identify and manage new business opportunities for their organisation or for themselves.

You can apply now to study with BSBI! It’s quick and easy, here’s how it works:

  1. Create an account here: apply.berlinsbi.com;
  2. Select the programme and intake you want to apply for;
  3. Complete all sections of the online application;
  4. Submit online application;
  5. Our admissions team will liaise with you with regards to the next steps.

FREE Executive Education course

BSBI is pleased to announce a new partnership with London School of Business and Finance Executive Education (LSBF EE). BSBI master’s students will be able to take advantage of this opportunity and take one of LSBF’s EE courses – the Leadership Development Programme.

The five-day course will be offered to BSBI students completely free of charge and is taught by leading academics, giving you an expert insight into becoming an ideal leader.

By the end of the course, you will be armed with essential knowledge on how to inspire and motivate your staff, carving out a leadership style for yourself that will help you get the most out of your team and make your organisation soar.

The course will focus on:

  • Defining leadership;
  • Improving your management approach;
  • Boosting your communication and coaching skills;
  • Understanding emotional intelligence;
  • Learning how to build trust and loyalty within your organisation.

This offer is awarded and managed by Berlin School of Business and Innovation and not Concordia University Chicago.

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Career progression

Whether you want an edge over other candidates in the job market or visualise yourself as being the next CEO of a large company, this programme will help you develop the skills you need to get there. Learn to think about taking a business international and the challenges that you may face doing this.

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