FERNSTUDIUM - Technology and Innovation Management in englischer Sprache

Wilhelm Büchner Hochschule
part-time / distance learning
M.A. & M.Sc. (Master of Arts oder Master of Science)
4 semester(s)


With the informatization of traditional industries and the arrival of the Internet of things in factories the fourth industrial revolution starts – Industry 4.0. Smart factories emerge which are characterized by resource efficiency and ergonomics.

The master’s course in Technology and Innovation Management prepares you for precisely this environment. This course is suited to graduates of economics, industrial engineering, and related subjects with at least one year of professional work experience. As a graduate of this master’s degree course, you will be well prepared for a broad range of positions and careers in the context of industry 4.0.

Job description and job opportunities

Businesses are looking for qualified candidates who have technological competence and knowledge in the area of technology and innovation management. In great demand are those who also have an analytical mind for research-oriented work in particular in an international context.

As a Master of Science in Technology and Innovation Management, you are qualified to work in a technical position in an international organization and perform complex management and specialist tasks in the context of industry 4.0.


Core Areas
Technology and Innovation Management
  • Quality Management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Innovation Management
  • Innovation Strategies
  • Technology Management
  • R&D Management
General Management
  • International Management and Intercultural
  • Organizational Development
  • Collaboration Engineering

Technical Specialization – Engineering Technologies

Technology Track 1 – Energy Engineering
  • Mathematics for Technology Managers
  • Foundation: The Fundamentals of Energy Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Application: Components of Energy Engineering
  • Electives (you select 1 module)
    • Energy Storage
    • Renewable Energy Systems
Technology Track 2 – Materials Science
  • Mathematics for Technology Managers
  • Foundation: Introduction to Materials Science
  • Application: Materials in Production
  • Technology
  • Electives (you select 1 module)
    • Non-Destructive Materials
    • Lightweight Fibre Reinforced Plastics
Technology Track 3 – Software Technology
  • Mathematics for Technology Managers
  • Foundation: Distributed Information Systems
  • Application: Software Architecture and Concepts
  • Concepts
  • Electives (you select 1 module)
    • E-Business Management
    • IT-Security Management
Research Focus and Thesis
  • Business Research Methods
  • Research Project Technology and Innovation Management
  • Master's Thesis and Virtual Oral Examination

Admissions Criteria

If you wish to study at a German university, your highest qualification has to be recognized here in Germany. It is therefore necessary to ascertain whether this qualification is equivalent to a German qualification that entitles you to complete a master’s or other degree course at a German university. For our international master’s degree courses, we would look at your most recent bachelor’s degree. We will examine your documents during the enrollment process. We ask that you submit a résumé and an officially attested copy of your highest qualification alongside your registration form.

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Your Advantage: A Four-Week Free Trial without Obligation! You have a statutory cancellation period of 14 days. In addition, Wilhelm Büchner University gives you a further two weeks to test the course and the service provided. If you are still not satisfied and wish to exercise your right of cancellation, you will of course not be charged any tuition fees for these four weeks,

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Wilhelm Büchner University is Germany’s largest private university for technology – with more than 6,000 students. Founded in 1996, more than 300 students registered for the first course in computer science a year later. Today, Wilhelm Büchner University has four departments:

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Energy, Environmental and Process Technology
  • Industrial Engineering and Technology Management
We develop high-quality degree courses that meet the needs of business, both now and in the future. We place paramount importance on coherently incorporating key skills such as management, leadership, and communication into technical degree courses. And we will continue to stand by this ethos in the future too.

Our concept of distance and online learning offers flexible paths to distance learning degrees for working professionals. High-quality courses and personalized support for students throughout their studies are the hallmarks of Wilhelm Büchner University. We regard continuous advancement in research across departments as the basis for academic innovation and thus maintain and develop expertise in technical as well as educational fields.

Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences received the DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certification. The ISO 9001 certification, with its annual audits, demonstrates that the university’s quality management system and all processes meet the requirements of the standard as issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). In 2011, Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences also obtained the new standard ISO 29990:2010, Learning services for non-formal education and training – basic requirements for service providers.


We offer you an innovative mix of distance learning methods that combines study booklets with online study aids such as downloads, videos, webinars, and group forums. As these are accessible from PCs, tablets, and smartphones, you benefit from maximum flexibility. Furthermore, tutors and student advisors are always on hand to provide you with reliable, personalized online support.

At Wilhelm Büchner University, you determine your own study rhythm to fit your personal circumstances. We offer you reliable and personalized support throughout your studies and are easily reached whenever you need us.

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Wilhelm Büchner Hochschule

Hilpertstraße 31
64295 Darmstadt