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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.

Concordia University Chicago (CUC) courses are recognised by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programmes (ACBSP). This means CUC's education incorporates excellent teaching methods, fantastic student learning outcomes and will ensure that you get the most out of your education.

Secure your place for this programme by applying today for March, May, October 2021 intakes - Find out how to apply here.

What will you experience?

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 programme 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.

Why study this programme?

The MA aims to instil student with the confidence to start their own business and to become leaders 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.

Course Price

Price: €7,500/year 

Please note: Partial scholarships are available. Scholarships are awarded and managed by Berlin School of Business and Innovation and not Concordia University Chicago.
The School's admissions process is subject to the Consumer Contracts (Terms and Conditions). Information on your Right of Withdrawal and our Refund Policy can be found in the BSBI study agreement.

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.

Benefits of the BSBI Concordia-Chicago MAIE

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
Features of the MA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MAIE)

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

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

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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.

  • Intakes 2021: March |  May | October
  • Delivery: On campus 
  • Campus: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Price: €7,500/year 
  • 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.
The School's admissions process is subject to the Consumer Contracts (Terms and Conditions). Information on your Right of Withdrawal and our Refund Policy can be found in the BSBI study agreement.

  • 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;
    • 72 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – for these programmes which are provided by CUC, the DI code is 1140, or;
    • Submit proof of successful completion of Level 112 at the English Language.

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:
    • A completed application form.
    • Certified copies of your qualifications, certificates and transcripts from any institution where a degree was earned.
    • Statement in support of application.
    • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s potential for success in a graduate programme.
    • A colour copy of the full photo page of your passport – please ensure the entire page is displayed.
    • One passport size photo (jpeg format 150x150 pixels if sending digitally).
    • A copy of your CV/ résumé (in English).

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

  1. Create an account here
  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 next steps

FREE Executive Education course - Leadership Development Course

BSBI and London School of Business and Finance (Executive Education) have partnered to offer students who enrol on this programme the chance to take a FREE five-day Leadership Development course while pursuing their degree.

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 what it takes to become a successful business 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 and 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.

The Virtual Student Lounge

BSBI has launched the new the Virtual Student Lounge to help students based abroad gain an insight into life at the school. Through this service, you’ll be able to get a virtual campus tour, learn more about our programmes, bursaries and scholarships as well as discover more about living and studying in Europe’s start-up capital, Berlin. You can also find out more about the services on offer at BSBI.

There will be some availability for our esteemed academic team to answer any questions you might have and offer some advice about studying at BSBI and in Germany.