Business administration with Major in Innovation Management

  • Department/School
  • Fernfachhochschule Schweiz
  • Course director
  • Ute Eisenkolb
  • Qualification awarded
  • Master of Science SUPSI in Business Administration with Major in Innovation Management
  • Course type
  • Flexible distance learning:
    - 80% online;
    - 20% attendance in class.
    90 ECTS in 5 semesters.
  • Language
  • German
  • Application fee
  • 150 CHF
  • Course fee
  • 2'200 CHF
  • Centre
  • Zurich, Bern
  • Start date
  • 2 September 2019
  • Application deadline
  • 31 May 2019
  • Description
  • The Master of Science (MSc) in Business Administration with Major in Innovation Management provides essential knowledge and skills, together with a capacity for critical thinking, the ability to operate in innovative organisations, and methodologies that are crucial for dealing with digital challenges. In the intersection between science, practice and technology, students will learn to utilise strategic potential for achieving success and contend with innovation and digitalisation, therefore becoming effective pioneers in their sectors.


This Master in Business Administration programme follows on from the Bachelor programme and offers a scientifically-solid and practice-oriented managerial education. In addition to the most advanced specialist knowhow, in terms of methodology, communications, problem solving and leadership, students acquire strong theoretical and practical skills that are strategic and have a global focus. In their daily working life, they will therefore be in a position to develop trends, act with foresight and lead their co-workers in an innovative setting.

  • Graduates can identify economic, social cultural and technological changes, and are able to deal with these changes.
  • They develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • They can evaluate risks.
  • They utilise negotiation and conflict management techniques, as well as modern intellectual property (I.P.) management concepts.
  • They implement solutions in multidisciplinary teams.
  • They develop analysis-based concepts.
  • The know how to include the aspect of intellectual property.

Admission requirements

Graduates holding one of the following degrees are admitted to the Master programme:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (FH).
  • Business Economist Diploma (FH) (in accordance with the provisions in force prior to the Bologna Reform).

In addition, applicants with the following diplomas may be admitted with an educational debit:
Bachelor degree or four-year Diploma in economics (in accordance with the provisions in force prior to the Bologna Reform), or in a related sector (for example: industrial engineering or information technology in business).
Educational debits can be recouped at the FFHS by the beginning of the third semester.

Career prospects

This academic education provides a launch pad and a professional development programme for those who wish to take on managerial responsibilities, and who aspire to reach medium-high managerial levels in the business world. Professional opportunities can be found in the following areas:

  • Managerial positions in industrial and service businesses, in the commercial sector, in public administration bodies and in companies and organisations operating at the international level, as well as in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.
  • Innovation Management, Innovation Control, Marketing Management, Product Management, Key Accounting, Project Management, Product Development, Market Research, Consulting.
  • Own business start-up.