Skip to main content
Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Meet us

Want to learn more about the Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program? Click below to see when we will be visiting a city near you.

Start and disrupt business for good.

Are you ready to change business for good and join Europe's most vibrant startup ecosystem? Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, corporate innovator, venture capitalist, or innovation consultant the Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will help you embark on an exciting entrepreneurial career. This program introduces you to the state-of-the-art in creating and transforming modern businesses through an intensive, interdisciplinary curriculum.

In collaboration with Vali Berlin, ESMT's Entrepreneurship Hub, the Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program offers a unique learning experience that combines theory and practice.

ESMT is currently ranked #1 in Germany and #4 in Europe for Entrepreneurship in the Bloomberg European B-Schools Ranking.

Quick facts
24 months
Start date
Transform or build the business of tomorrow
Face to face


  • You like to think outside the box, challenge the status quo and solve problems by working as a corporate innovator.
  • You want to become a startup entrepreneur that strives to develop a startup idea, find co-founders and build a strong network.
  • You are a technologist who wants to learn how to develop a business by commercializing the technology.
  • You aspire to be a venture capitalist and learn how to analyze and assess business opportunities while taking calculated risks.
  • You want to become an innovation consultant and consult clients in their innovation strategies or even become a venture architect.
  • You are a young professional in your twenties with limited or no work experience.
Which one are you?

Corporate Innovator

You like to challenge the status quo and think of the future of business. You see yourself as a driver for change. You want to learn the strategies for driving creative processes and effective transformation and want to know how to identify and develop new products and business ideas, within a culture of innovation. 

Jump into a career as

Chief innovation officer (CIO)

New Business Development Manager

Innovation Manager

Startup Entrepreneur

You want to start your own business and see your ideas coming to life during your studies. You may have an idea, but you still need to connect with investors, expand your network, and recruit co-founders. You're seeking the right setting to get professional guidance, mentorship, and support as you embark on your entrepreneurial path.

Venture Capitalist

You are passionate about working with a variety of startups, helping them grow, and finding promising new companies. You want to learn how to assess and evaluate business ideas.

Innovation Consultant

You have an entrepreneurial spirit and you are innovative, curious, creative and always looking for new approaches and solutions to existing problems. You want to be an innovation consultant and want to advise different companies and start-ups on  theirburning challenges. You want to learn how to identify new opportunities and markets and map out future growth. You are eager to understand how companies need to change and how to detect and incorporate technology.

Chat with us

Need more details? Speak directly to an admissions advisor.

Book a call

Angeliki Papachroni, Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Faculty Lead explains the structure and the uniqueness of the program.

Key focus areas for the Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Sustainability Bootcamp

Together with corporations, startups, and non-governmental organizations, the Ideation Bootcamp enables you to identify trends, technologies, and pressing issues our world is facing today. You can then skillfully match those trends with the right tech talent to develop initial solutions.

Summer Entrepreneurship Program

The SEP helps entrepreneurial talents to develop and elaborate their own startup ideas: from identifying problems and creating solutions to pitching in front of venture capitalists and business angels. You benefit from mentoring, access to the ESMT and Vali Berlin networks and a structured program of workshops by Berlin's startup pioneers.

NEXT Acceleration Program or Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

The NEXT Acceleration Program supports nascent ventures (created during the SEP) to reach the next level across six different areas: product-market fit, human capital, fundraising, legal, administrative, and tax issues. You will have the opportunity to join and advise startup founders by participating in the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), the first CDL Lab in Germany.

Corporate Innovation Project (CIP) and Exchange Semester

During the CIP, students either deliver an innovation consulting project or develop venture ideas together with a corporate partner. If you choose to do Corporate Innovation Project (CIP), you will be able to take an academic term (term 4) abroad at one of ESMT's top-ranked partners in Europe and beyond.


  • Define and design your own personal innovative and creative journey.
  • Start your own business during the first year of the program.
  • Build your own network through Vali Berlin, ESMT's Entrepreneurship Hub
  • Gain preferential access to corporate partners active in innovation.
  • Have the opportunity to join and advise startup founders through participating in the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), the first CDL Lab in Germany.
  • Get Hands-on learning opportunities from experts.
  • Practice what you learn through internships and the Ideation Bootcamp.
  • Choose from a dynamic range of electives to enhance your learning experience.
  • Gain a 18 month resident permit to work in Germany.
  • Earn your Master degree from Germany's #1 business school.

Your learning and development journey

Build your foundation

  • Organizing for Innovation
  • Economics of Innovation & New Technology
  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Finance & Fin Tech

Improve yourself

  • Storytelling
  • Creativity in Practice

Refine your knowledge

  • Business Model Innovation
  • Organization and Scaling New Ventures
  • Entrepreneurial Sales & Marketing 
Check out the full course timeline

MIE is innovation in practice

Professional projects during the program provide the knowledge, skills and network needed to drive the creation and transformation of companies. They help you develop your ideas by tapping into Europe's greatest startup environment. You gain hands-on experience to build the essential strategy, design thinking, and implementation skills needed to bring your ideas to life.

Explore the opportunities

Application & Admissions

Join the ESMT Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and be prepared to revel in creative thinking, speak up against conventional wisdom and find new solutions to complex problems.

Learn more
Fee and Finance image

Fees & Financing

Join ESMT Berlin

Apply now for an ESMT Master Program

Start or continue your application