Study program

The Innovation Management Master's degree program lasts two years. Each year consists of 60 credits, based on the European Credit Transfer System.

The Master’s program contains 120 ECTS and consists of:

  • 30 ECTS Core Courses
  • 30 ECTS Track Electives
    • Business and Product Creation
    • Managing Innovation Processes
    • Special/ Free
  • 30 ECTS Free Electives (may include International Experience)
  • 30 ECTS Graduation project

You can find more information about the courses on the Innovation Management Studyguide.

Year 1: Program IM 
The program of the first year consists of 30 credits compulsory courses, to be taken in Quartile 1 (Q1) and 3 (Q3), and 30 credits specialization electives, to be taken in Q2 and Q4. The benefit of having a fixed program in Q1 and Q3 is twofold. First, it allows you to start the IM program in September (Q1) or in February (Q3). Second, it allows you to settle a bit, experience some IM topics and see what they find interesting, before choices on electives have to be made (either in Q2 or Q4).At the end of Q1 or Q3 (depending on when you started the program), you have to choose one of the following tracks:

• IM Track 1   Business and Product Creation
• IM Track 2   Managing Innovation Processes
• IM Track 3   Special / Free Track

Each track features a set of electives that deepen your knowledge in a particular IM domain. All IM tracks are explicitly oriented towards understanding, modeling, and redesigning innovation processes. 

Year 2: Program IM In the second year there is much room for personal choices. There is ample opportunity to go abroad and gather 'international experience', which is highly recommended. It is possible to pick up to 30 ECTS of Free Elective Courses at a foreign university. A literature review to prepare for the master's thesis project may be one of them. Our thesis mentors are flexible to supervise you through email or Skype meetings. In the last two quartiles of the second year you conduct your Master's Thesis Project (30 ECTS) in a company.