Design & Innovation Management

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Design & Innovation Management

The Master of Arts degree program “Design & Innovation Management” enables Chinese students to develop the basic knowledge of the areas of design and economic sciences gained in their Bachelor’s degree programme and to combine creative skills with management methods.

The program combines elements of a design course of studies with business content and prepares students for work in the fields of design and creation, art and culture, marketing and PR or consulting and project management. Among other things, the study contents include innovative creativity techniques such as Design Thinking, brand & communication management or strategy & entrepreneurship. The acquired knowledge is deepened by two practice simulations.

Graduates are able to develop and design products and services in a future-oriented and solution-oriented manner as well as to steer their implementation process. Thus, they fulfil an important interface function between business, design and technology.

You will complete your master studies in with the academic degree of Master of Arts (M.A.).


4 semester



Credit Points

120 ECTS

Accreditation (Master)

The FOM University of Applied Sciences is accredited by the German Council for Science and Humanities for its special service to education and research and was the first private university in Germany to receive system-accreditation by the FIBAA in 2012. This seal of approval proves that the quality management of the FOM University meets the high standards of the Accreditation Council, the most important body for the quality of studies and education at German universities. In 2018 the FOM University received system-accreditation for further eight years. Thus, all courses of study offered by the FOM are accredited. A Master’s degree from the FOM University enables entry to a subsequent a PhD programme.

What you need for admission

  • Proof of a Bachelor's degree
  • Proof of prior knowledge in the fields of economics and design (or related disciplines, such as art) in the scope of 60 CP. 
  • Alternative for applicants who cover only one of the two a.m. areas: completion of a bridge course in economics and/or design.

Start: winter semester

Duration time: 4 semester



  • tuition fee -

    The tuition fee is based on the enrolment fee and FOM regular tuition fees, plus the fees of the cooperation university. For more information, please contact our Student Advisory Service.

Semester Overview

Study programme

Innovation Management
Design Thinking
Business plan
Reserch Methods
German Basics I

Brand & Communication Management
Leadership & Sustainability
Information & Knowledge Management
Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Service Engineering

Design Management
Future & Trend Management
International Property Rights
Digitalisation & Industry 4.0
Practical Simulation: Design Concept
German Basics II

Practical Simulation: Communication Concept
Master Thesis and Colloquium

Subject to change.