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Technology and Innovation Management

Master of Science (MSc)

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Digital technologies and the Internet of Things have launched a new industrial revolution – the digitalization of processes along the value chain within the…

Digital technologies and the Internet of Things have launched a new industrial revolution – the digitalization of processes along the value chain within the manufacturing and service industry. As a result, today’s manufacturing processes can be designed much more intelligently and efficiently. This is why numerous companies are looking for qualified employees who can use their technical and business expertise to advance and manage technology-driven innovation projects in the face of international competition. The Technology and Innovation Management master’s program prepares you specifically for this challenge.

At a glance


Master of Science (MSc)

Creditpoints (cp)


Duration of study

4 semesters

Standard period of study

24 months. You can extend the period of study by 12 additional months free of charge.


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Language of instruction


Tuition fees


Katharina Wittmann


0800 924 10 00


oder + 49 6157 806-404

Mo. - Fr. 8:00 bis 20:00 Uhr

Sa. 09:00 bis 15:00 Uhr

ZFU Zertifiziert


National accreditation by the ZFU (Germany’s National Center for Distance Education), No. 159014

ZFU Zertifiziert


The unlimited state recognition by the Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts provides our students with the assurance that all Bachelor's and Master's programmes as well as certificate courses at Wilhelm Büchner Hochschule correspond to those offered by state universities with regard to the level of their learning content and objectives.

ACOUIN Akkreditiert



Accredited by the ACQUIN independent accreditation, certification, and quality assurance institute



In July 2016, the Wilhelm Büchner Hochschule was institutionally accredited by the Wissenschaftsrat for a period of five years and is therefore entitled to use the accreditation seal of the Wissenschaftsrat. The Council of Science and Humanities is an important science policy advisory body of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Candidates are required to have at least a bachelor’s degree in economics, industrial engineering, or in a related subject. In addition, they are required to  have at least one year of professional experience.

Please also submit your CV and a certified copy of your academic degrees. The examination board is responsible for all admissions decisions.

Candiates are required to give evidence of English proficiency at level C1.

Reach your place at the top of the international “Innovation Competition” – the Technology and Innovation Management master’s program will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to do so. After earning this degree, you will be qualified to fill management positions in almost all industries, and you will also be qualified to pursue a doctorate. The expert knowledge and leadership skills obtained during this distance learning program are particularly in demand at:

This master’s program is intended for university graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree in economics or industrial engineering. In addition, it is also suitable for all graduates who have obtained a qualifying degree in a similar subject. All applicants are required to have at least one year of professional experience and give evidence of English proficiency at level C1.

In this master’s program, you will receive a comprehensive education to take on challenging responsibilities in the management of new technologies and innovations. Your degree program is divided into a core area and a specialization phase with a focus on technology.

In the first modules, you will become thoroughly familiar with the most important areas of technology and innovation management. These include, for example, quality management, innovation strategies, and R&D management. In addition, you will acquire essential skills for general management. You will expand your expertise in intercultural communication, collaboration engineering, as well as organizational development.

After the first study phase, you can choose your technological focus based on your own individual interests. This implies that you can specialize in the field of energy engineering, materials science, or software technology. In addition to compulsory basic modules, you will be able to select one of two additional modules in each elective track.

You will then apply the acquired specialized knowledge to a practial-oriented real case within a research project. In addition, you will learn a wide range of research methods so that you can successfully complete your studies with a master’s thesis.

The table shows you the order in which we recommend to complete the individual modules. You can select and complete the modules according to your personal level of knowledge and experience. In doing so, you should consider the subject-related prerequisites as described in the module manual and examination regulations. This flexibility allows you to create your own personalized part-time degree program. You determine the pace at which you learn.


First Semester

Second Semester



Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Your master’s program gives you the opportunity to specialize in one of three subject areas. Each of the subject areas also includes a compulsory elective. As a result, you will broaden your knowledge, set your own individual priorities, and enhance your professional profile. You can choose between the following areas of specialization:

Energy Engineering  24 CP


Materials Science  24 CP


Software Technology  24 CP

Eine detaillierte Auflistung des Lernstoffs jedes Studiengangs finden Sie in unserem Studienhandbuch.

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Expert opinion

Prof. Dr. habil. Ralf Isenmann

Technology and Innovation Management

„Do you want to contribute to the advancement of digitalization, both on an international and management level? Our Technology and Innovation Management degree program offers you the right qualifications to do both. In the master’s program, you will acquire both technical knowledge and management skills in equal measure. This gives you an excellent position among international competitors.“

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