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 five 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.).
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Prerequisites 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.
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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.