From the idea to the business concept: With the Master's programme in Business Start-up & Entrepreneurship (M.A.) at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, you will receive academic further education to start your own business or to support and promote business start-ups. We provide you with the necessary methodical-analytical knowledge and practical skills to develop and implement business ideas and models. You learn to recognise start-up potential, analyse market risks and develop solution strategies as well as market entry strategies for the start-up phase of a company.
You can study the programme M.A. Unternehmensgründung & Entrepreneurship at the following locations:
All campuses Tuition fees: 20,400 EUR (5,100 EUR/semesters)
The Master's programme in Business Foundation & Entrepreneurship (M.A.) combines all the necessary foundation, management and leadership skills for setting up your own business or supporting start-ups. You will develop an application-oriented self-understanding of entrepreneurship and can professionally exchange ideas about start-ups and entrepreneurship. We teach you to critically reflect on your own start-up and to push it forward independently, or to precisely analyse the start-up intentions of others. You will learn what constitutes a lively start-up culture and how to involve the stakeholders of start-ups in a goal- and solution-oriented way. You will also learn how to establish and expand relevant business relationships and how to deal with conflicts in start-up teams.
With a successful Master's degree in Business Creation & Entrepreneurships (M.A.), you will have acquired all the relevant knowledge and skills to start your own company, support the development of start-ups or join companies that are responsible for the development and expansion of non-core business opportunities through corporate venturing (CV). Your potential employers also include political institutions and business associations that promote start-up culture and entrepreneurship.
Why enrolling in this programme?
The contents of the Master's programme in Business Start-up & Entrepreneurship (M.A.) are oriented towards the start-up life cycle. This means that you successively build up competences relevant to founding a company, which will support you in your own start-up. The degree programme starts with the basics: you deal with your entrepreneurial mindset, learn about business models and develop a business plan. Legal basics, corporate financing and entrepreneurial tasks are on the agenda in the second semester. In the third semester, you acquire leadership skills as well as knowledge in the areas of marketing, sales and relationship management.
In addition to the theory, you will train your practical skills from the first semester onwards. Our lecturers teach you important tools and instructive case studies. We bring you together with founders and entrepreneurs during excursions and learning trips. In our start-up boot camp, coaches show you how to pitch successfully and perfect your business idea. In integrated practical projects, you apply your theoretical knowledge in practice.
Accreditations & awards
All study programmes at the Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg are accredited before they start for the first time and then regularly checked for conformity with the regulations. This ensures that they meet the quality standards of the Accreditation Council Foundation. The accreditation system in Germany provides for higher education institutions to have either individual study programmes (so-called programme accreditation) or the internal quality assurance system of the higher education institution (so-called system accreditation) accredited. The FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) accreditation of the study programmes of the Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg guarantees the equivalence of corresponding study and examination achievements as well as degrees and enables student mobility within the scope of German law and the Lisbon Convention. Studying at the Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg guarantees you a degree that meets all the requirements of the German accreditation system and the quality standards in the European Higher Education Area.
Note: If you do not meet the requirements, you might still be considered for admission.
The following documents are required for an application as a German student:
Final school certificate
The following documents are required for an application as an international student:
Final school certificate
Good to know
With the Competence Center Entrepreneurship (CCE), we support you in promoting your own self-employment. The CCE is a practical contact point and platform through which you can meet exciting entrepreneurs, founders and investors. As a start-up network recognised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences received EXIST funding in January 2020 to further develop and professionalise start-up support.
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