study programme

Master degree courses

Master of Arts (M.A.)

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 full-time Chinese-language study programme takes place at the FOM university centre in Essen and has a duration of four semesters, including the preparation of the Master’s thesis.

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.).

At a glance

University degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Duration: 4
Form of studies: Full-time
Semester start: March each year
Credit points: 120 ECTS credits
Tuition fees: 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.
Accreditation: FIBAA

Where do you want to study?

Semester start: March each year

Prerequisites for admission

  • Einen ersten berufsqualifizierenden Bachelorabschluss im Bereich Design, BWL, VWL oder Ingenieurwesen.
  • und mindestens 60 CP in wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Modulen oder alternativ das erfolgreiche Absolvieren des Crashkurs BWL der FOM  
  • und mindestens 60 CP in Modulen aus dem Designbereich oder alternativ das erfolgreiche Absolvieren des Crashkurs Design der FOM

Study content / plan

Tuition fees

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.

Accreditation

Of 451 universities in Germany, three state universities and FOM, as the first private university, were accredited by FIBAA by the beginning of 2012. This seal of approval from one of the world's most important higher education assessment agencies proves that FOM's quality management satisfies the highest international standards. NRW Education Minister Svenja Schulze: "I congratulate FOM most sincerely on this achievement. This means FOM is one of the best private universities of applied science in the country." This study course is also accredited.

» Find out more about the accreditation of the courses of studies here.