In the international and interdisciplinary master's degree program in Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability (IMES), students will learn about all the fundamental principles of innovation management, entrepreneurship and sustainability. This includes all issues on operative, tactical and strategic levels relevant to founding new businesses or working in R&D. The curriculum encompasses relevant social, economic, and social science issues from theory and practice.
Graduates of the IMES program receive a double degree: the Master of Science from TU Berlin and, as a second degree, one of the following:
You spend two semesters in Berlin and two semesters in either Twente, Warsaw, Moscow, or St. Petersburg. Alternatively, you can choose another university. However, you would then not receive a double degree, only a single degree from TU Berlin.
|Degree||Master of Science|
|Standard period of study||4 semesters|
|Program start||Winter semester|
|Language of instruction||English|
In order to apply to the IMES master’s program, you must provide proof of a first university degree in the fields of economics (this includes business administration), social sciences, engineering sciences, natural sciences or any related study program.
The IMES master’s program is taught in English. If your native language is not English or you did not complete your first university degree in an English-language study program, you must submit proof of language skills at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
A ranking list is created of all applicants who fulfill the admission requirements. It weighs both the final grade of your previous degree and awards points based on certain criteria. Up to 100 points are awarded according to the following criteria:
If you have taken these subjects as part of your bachelor’s degree, you will have an easier transition to this degree program, but they are not a formal requirement for admission.
The master’s degree program in Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (IMES) is divided into three topic areas reflecting the program’s name. During the elective component, which should be spent abroad, students complete electives and courses related to the subject of study.
You complete the first two semesters at TU Berlin. During the 3rd and 4th semesters, you study at one of the partner universities listed above. This is also where you will write your master’s thesis.
There is a proposed course schedule for the IMES master’s degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of four semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies.
You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.
The master’s degree program IMES consists of modules which combine curriculum content on a specific topic and often include various study and teaching formats like lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.
You can find a module list which offers a current overview of all the modules in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). In this module database you have an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, type of assessment, and much more.
The module list is based on the study and exam regulations.To module database
An internship is not a required component of the IMES master’s degree program.
As a graduate, you are able to independently investigate questions from economics and social science, competently and thoroughly evaluated research positions and results and apply these to your own research.
Graduates of the IMES program are employed in many areas of the economy and in public service. The program’s wide range prepares them for a wide variety of professional fields, for example:
These professional fields also offer a range of starting points for setting up your own company later.
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