Innovation Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The Innovation Management program from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is theory-driven and multi-disciplinary, with a project-focus on the firm's innovation process. As part of an Industrial Engineering school, the program focuses on the operational processes of innovation and emphasizes the ability to analyze and (re)design innovation processes for maximum effectiveness and efficiency.


The Master Innovation Management from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) conveys scientific theories, tools and techniques to manage and improve innovations both within and across companies. You will learn how to apply the gathered knowledge in industrial applications. In other words, you will analyze the current innovative performance of a company, explain it in terms of quality, cost and time, and potentially improve this performance by re-engineering innovation processes. 

You will experience what it means to carry out research yourself, to gain new insights and to apply the acquired knowledge in many projects. This requires combining multi-disciplinary theoretical frameworks with quantitative (i.e., mathematical/statistical) or qualitative (i.e., interview/text-based) methodologies. The MSc IM program makes use of highly interactive lectures, assignments and group work, and the topics are related to state-of-the-art research of the school's professors. 

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this Master’s degree program you will be well prepared for a broad range of positions and careers. For example, you could work as a product development manager in a production or service company, as a purchasing and inventory manager, as a strategy consultant, business developer, marketing manager, R&D manager, key account manager, business analyst, or as an alliance manager. Starting your own company or taking a career in research are also among the options.


This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Human Aspects of Innovation
  • Management of Product Development
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Marketing & Innovation
  • Design Science Methodology
  • Business Intelligence
  • Human Aspects of Innovation
  • Management of Product Development
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Marketing & Innovation
For more information, please visit the program website.

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • More details: September entry - Deadline for students applying for the ALSP/HS scholarship: February 1.
              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Credits
                120 ECTS
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus
              • More information Go to the programme website

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              Academic Requirements

              There are a number of general requirements and facts for admission to Master’s degree programs:

              • The best fit in prior education is a degree in Industrial Engineering.
              • Admission to the master program of Innovation Management is only possible with a degree in one of the engineering sciences.
              • You must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), based on a program of sufficient academic level and quality to enable you to complete the TU/e Master’s degree program to which you wish to be admitted.
              • You must be able to demonstrate sufficient command of English by submitting an Academic IELTS or TOEFL test.

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                15000 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                2006 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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              Living costs for Eindhoven

              • 850 - 1350 EUR/month
                Living Costs

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