Master of Science

Technology and Innovation Management

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4 Semester
Distance Learning


Businesses are looking for qualified candidates who have technological competence and knowledge in the area of technology and innovation management. In great demand are those who also have an analytical mind for research-oriented work in particular in an international context. The master’s course in Technology and Innovation Management prepares you for precisely this environment. This course is suited to graduates of economics, industrial engineering, and related subjects with at least one year of professional work experience. As a graduate of this master’s degree course, you will be well prepared for a broad range of positions and careers in the context of industry 4.0.

You will be introduced to the success factors of the technology-based engineering and learn how to apply this knowledge. Building on your fundamental knowledge of business and economic methodologies you will deepen and broaden your specialist knowledge in the areas of technology and innovation management as well as general management in an international and technical context. In addition, you will acquire advanced technical understanding in your chosen technology track. The research focus of the course is demonstrated by your work on a research proposal, the literature review and master’s thesis that build on this. You will develop the problem-solving skills that can be applied in all professional situations.

Job description and job opportunities

As a Master of Science in Technology and Innovation Management, you are qualified to work in a technical position in an international organization and perform complex management and specialist tasks in the context of industry 4.0.



Technology and Innovation Management

  • Quality Management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Innovation Management
  • Innovation Strategies
  • Technology Management
  • R&D Management

General Management

  • International Management and Intercultural Communication
  • Organizational Development
  • Collaboration Engineering


Technology Track 1 – Energy Engineering

  • Mathematics for Technology Managers
  • Foundation: The Fundamentals of Energy Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Application: Components of Energy Engineering
  • Electives (you select 1 module)
    • Energy Storage
    • Renewable Energy Systems

Technology Track 2 – Materials Science

  • Mathematics for Technology Managers
  • Foundation: Introduction to Materials Science
  • Application: Materials in Production
  • Technology
  • Electives (you select 1 module)
    • Non-Destructive Materials
    • Lightweight Fibre Reinforced Plastics

Technology Track 3 – Software Technology

  • Mathematics for Technology Managers
  • Foundation: Distributed Information Systems
  • Application: Software Architecture and Concepts
  • Concepts
  • Electives (you select 1 module)
    • E-Business Management
    • IT-Security Management


  • Business Research Methods
  • Research Project Technology and Innovation Management
  • Management
  • Master's Thesis and Virtual Oral Examination

Admission/Entrance requirements

If you wish to study at a German university, your highest qualification has to be recognized here in Germany. It is therefore necessary to ascertain whether this qualification is equivalent to a German qualification that entitles you to complete a master’s or other degree course at a German university. For our international master’s degree courses, we would look at your most recent bachelor’s degree. We will examine your documents during the enrollment process. We ask that you submit a résumé and an officially attested copy of your highest qualification alongside your registration form.

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Die Wilhelm Büchner Hochschule versteht sich als innovative, interdisziplinär ausgerichtete Hochschule für Technik. Ihre Kernbereiche sind Ingenieurwissenschaften, Informatik, Digitale Medien und Technologiemanagement. Als Fernhochschule bietet sie insbesondere Berufstätigen durch eine hochgradige Individualisierung und Flexibilität den idealen Weg zu einem Hochschulabschluss neben dem Beruf. Die qualitativ hochwertige Lehre und persönliche Betreuung der Studierenden in allen Phasen des Studiums sind Markenzeichen der Hochschule. Die Hochschule sieht als Basis für ihre wissenschaftliche Innovation die kontinuierliche Weiterentwicklung von strukturierter Forschung unter Einbindung aller Fachbereiche. Forschung an der Wilhelm Büchner Hochschule beinhaltet sowohl fachspezifische als auch fernstudien- und weiterbildungsspezifische Themen. Unsere Studierenden erwerben profundes Fachwissen und Schlüsselkompetenzen, die sie für Fach- und Führungsaufgaben auch auf internationaler Ebene qualifizieren.


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