Master in Entrepreneurship: Curriculum –

An innovative program designed for your success.

Our Master in Entrepreneurship (MiE) is Germany's first international and specialized Master of Science Program in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. The beating heart of WHU is our entrepreneurial spirit, and the MiE Program has been developed to create a space for entrepreneurial students to explore this industry and mindset, and thrive far beyond the program.

There are two available tracks for the Master in Entrepreneurship Program: 90 credits or 120 credits, lasting 17 or 21 months respectively.

90 credit track: Students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree with at least 210 ECTS credits can choose the 90 credit track. This track lasts 17 months and includes a one-week international capstone module. For admission to the 90 credit track (MiF, MiE), proof of study or work experience outside of Germany for at least 12 weeks is required.

120 credit track:  Students who have completed a 180 ECTS credit Bachelor’s degree will join the 120 credit track lasting 21 months. This track includes a mandatory semester abroad at one of our partner universities around the world.

Year one

Core Modules

  • Accounting for Entrepreneurs
    This course revisits and applies fundamental corporate finance and accounting concepts. It helps students increase their financial intelligence to manage capital budgeting and other financial decisions as well as interactions with capital markets more effectively.
  • Sprint2Berlin
    The Sprint2Berlin has been the starting point for several start-ups of our students in the past. During this course you develop a real business idea (either given or new) and then finally pitch it to real investors at the end of the course.

Electives (pick one)

  • B2B Pricing: Negotiation, Calculations, Strategy
  • B2C Price Management
  • Entrepreneurial Selling
  • International Strategy
  • The Analytics’ Edge
  • Transportation Management
  • Value Creation in Family Firms

Core Modules

  • Advanced Entrepreneurial Finance
    This course will help all students who consider starting their own company to build and run more successful firms and aims to familiarize students with entrepreneurial finance and business models.
    Students will solve two interactive entrepreneurial case studies in the two areas and one in-class case in Berlin, while building up a network of future partners among startups, consultancies, investors, and a law firm in Berlin.
  • Platform Markets and Regulations
    Many of today’s biggest, fast-growing, and disruptive companies, such as Google, Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, or PayPal, rely on platform business models. Hence, it is important to understand how platform markets work and how regulations influence their success, considering raising concerns that they may engage in anti-competitive behaviors.

Electives (pick one)

  • Actionable Customer Analytics

  • Advanced Organizational Behavior

  • Heinz-Nixdorf-Lecture: Strategic Intellectual Property Management

  • International Marketing Management

  • International Strategy

  • Modern Tools and Applications of Data Science

  • Venture Capital Finance

Core Modules

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
    This course is designed for those interested in learning how managers can create, develop, sustain and lead innovative new businesses or initiatives within their organizations. Through real-life projects with some of Germany’s leading companies and by adopting an open systems perspective, we will focus on how corporate managers can effectively tap into external environment to initiate change, drive innovation and build new growth platforms.

Electives (pick two)

  • E-commerce Operations Management

  • Financial Technologies

  • Leading the High-Performance Sales Force

  • Managing Data Science

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Psychology of Leadership

  • Service Excellence

  • Strategic Technology and Innovation Management

  • Sustainability and Marketing

Capstone Module Abroad (for 90-Credit Track)

Students in the 90-credit track are required to complete a one-week capstone module.

The capstone is a one-week module abroad where students attend tailor-made lectures and visit local companies to experience international business ecosystems.

Electives (pick three)

  • Building and Scaling Successful Companies
  • Data Driven Entrepreneurship
  • Elements of Computational Intelligence
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
  • Leadership in Practice
  • Luxury Brand Management
  • Sustainable Operations Management
  • Visual Prototyping
Year two

You will gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to apply theory learned in class through an internship in Germany or abroad. The Career Center supports you in finding an internship position via a broad range of activities such as individual career counseling, workshops, and company presentations.

The Master in Entrepreneurship Program also includes a semester abroad at one of WHU's 200 partner universities worldwide. During the semester abroad, you will gain a global perspective and immerse yourself in another culture.

Explore our international options

The Master thesis concludes your studies, providing you the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained throughout the course of the Master Program. While writing your thesis, you will be supervised by a WHU faculty member. You may also write your thesis in collaboration with a company.

After two semesters at WHU, students have the opportunity to earn a second degree by completing two more semesters at one of our Double Degree Partner universities. In addition to a Master of Science degree from WHU, the second degree will either be a Master of Science or an MBA.

Explore our Double Degree options

Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to identify and test your own business ideas while being supported by prominent corporates from the exclusive WHU network. You will also develop specific tools and skills that are particularly relevant for entrepreneurs, such as coding and prototyping.

For more detailed information on the electives and international module please see the Online Course Guide.

In addition to participating in a rigorous academic curriculum, you will also have the opportunity to take part in various events organized by our students and the Career Center such as IdeaLab!, Founders Career Day, SensAbility, Euromasters, and many more.

The annual WHU Master Graduation Day takes place in the fall. Our Master in Entrepreneurship graduates have good cause to celebrate thanks to their consistently high final grades. Take a look!

WHU Master in Entrepreneurship Final Grades

Exploring innovation abroad–
A unique entrepreneurial experience.

In the Master in Entrepreneurship, there is the possibility to choose the 90-credit track. This track includes a one-week capstone module in the U.S., Asia, or within Europe. Accompanied by faculty members, you will take advantage of cross-cultural learning experiences through tailor-made lectures combined with local company visits.

Hear from Master in Entrepreneurship student Paul on his reasons for choosing Tel Aviv University and feel inspired by the vibrant and thrilling entrepreneurial atmosphere of the growing start-up hub in Tel Aviv.