International Programmes 2021/2022

Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation

Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences • München

Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
In cooperation with

Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE)

Teaching language
  • English
Languages

English is the language of instruction.

Foreign students with little to no German language skills will be given the opportunity to participate in German language classes (free of cost) that will help them acquire a solid level of German during their studies.

Programme duration
3 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline

15 June for the following winter semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content
  • Do you want to start your entrepreneurial project on the topic of health, mobility, manufacturing, food, or a topic of your choice?
  • Are you a team player and thrive in an international and interdisciplinary work environment?
  • Do you desire to learn from peers and professionals in a community of aspiring entrepreneurs and corporate innovators?

Then the joint Master's programme Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation offered by Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences and Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) is the right fit for you. Either as founders of your own business (entrepreneurs) or as corporate innovators with our industry partners (intrapreneurs), your project team will be supervised by a professor and a coach to come up with innovative solutions for the digital businesses of tomorrow.

Through a learning-by-doing approach with the right balance of theory and practice, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to start your own business or innovate in an organisational environment.

Your key benefits

  • project work at the core of the study programme
  • interdisciplinary and international teams
  • individualised study plan
  • safe environment for experimentation
  • building strong networks

Unique approach

The Master's programme in Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation is unique in various ways:

  • It was founded and is being coordinated by six departments of the Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences together with its affiliate institute, the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • It allows for open access for motivated students from different study backgrounds from all over the world.
  • Students work in interdisciplinary teams on their projects over the period of three semesters.
  • Students gain practical experience on how to create and implement innovative solutions in the digital era.
  • Students deepen their knowledge on entrepreneurship, digital technologies and business models.
  • Students are able to take advantage of complementary Master's modules through multi-departmental framework.

Career Opportunities

The Master's programme paves the way for graduates to start their own business either as being a founder or co-founder. As a graduate of the Master's programme, you will also be qualified to find employment as an intrapreneur in established companies, e.g. developing digital products or services or shaping digital strategies.

Course organisation

First semester:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Entrepreneurship I
  • Project I

Second semester:

  • Business Models in Digital Transformation
  • Entrepreneurship II
  • Project II

Third semester:

  • Master's thesis seminar
  • Master's thesis
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A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
No
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution

There are no tuition fees for this Master's programme. However, all students pay a student union fee (around 62 EUR) and a solidarity fee (around 67 EUR) for the student public transportation pass ("Semesterticket") each semester.

Costs of living

Information regarding housing and the cost of living in Munich can be found on this website:
https://www.hm.edu/en/your_stay_at_muas/students/fulltime/living.en.html

Funding opportunities within the university
No
Academic admission requirements
  1. Proof of a completed degree at a German university or an equivalent qualification providing at least 180 ECTS credit points and at least six theory semesters, with an overall examination result of 2.5 or better. The overall grade of 2.5 or better is not required in exceptional cases if above-average, subject-specific and operational performance is demonstrated in the context of responsibly executed intra-/entrepreneurship or digitisation projects.
  2. Proof of good written and spoken English language skills is required (see below).
  3. Proof of course-specific suitability as part of a selection procedure

A two-stage suitability procedure will be performed, consisting of a pre-selection on the basis of the project description and the proven knowledge in the areas of entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship, digital transformation and implementation of projects as well as a possible subsequent admission interview.

Please note that the "Entrepreneurship and DigitalTransformation"open online course (MOOC)is considered as a proof of knowledge in entrepreneurship and digital transformation. It is a perfect preparation for the Master's programme and the application processin particular.

Language requirements

Proof of good written and spoken English language skills is required. The respective proof shall be provided in the language certificate of the B2 competence level specified in the European reference framework. This proof is also required if the applicant has successfully graduated from an English language training course at a higher education school or university.

Even though German proficiency is not a qualification requirement for access to the study programme, we highly recommend learning German before the start of the programme or during the programme at the latest. It will help you with daily life issues, and with organisational requirements at university in particular.

Application deadline

15 June for the following winter semester

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