Product Innovation Master (I2127)

Business Administration and Engineering - Product Innovation (WPI)

Master of Science

Innovation: the right product at the right time in the right place

Do you have the inventor's gene? Are you interested in taking ideas and turning them into reality? Are you fascinated with new things which make our everyday life better or even change it completely?

Our graduates are trained to apply the latest technologies and methods to product innovation. They carry out and coordinate innovation processes in the areas of product planning, development and production.

From idea to  innovation - success in the marketplace

Various types of expertise are required throughout the innovation process - from marketing and development to production and service. The holistic approach of innovation managers is in high demand particularly at the interfaces of these different areas. That expert could be you. Someone with a good overview of new technologies and methods. Someone who recognizes potential, thinks ahead in planning products and who coordinates the development process right up to the market launch. Besides your technical knowledge, you will also be using your organizational and communications skills.

What makes the study programme special

The degree programme is based on four pillars - business, technologies, applications and a two-semester innovation project. The innovation project, as an essential part of the programme, allows you to apply what you have learned in a small team and startup-like environment in a practical way. Working on an open question, you will be allowed to independently bring a product innovation from a blank sheet of paper to a first prototype. In this way, you will design and go through a product development process during your studies. Finally, you will summarise the results in a professional publication.

Good reasons to study Product Innovation

  • Heads current CHE rankings
  • Teaches holistic competences in the area of innovative technologies and innovation management
  • Close connection with research and technology transfer of the Faculty
  • Up-to-date curriculum with focus on current business topics
  • Small groups and personal supervision
  • Workplace-relevant through modern labs and company cooperation
  • Team-oriented learning and research in one-year project
  • Opportunity to further academic qualifications
  • No. 1 in entry-level salaries according to current Stepstone Salaries Study with broad career perspectives
  • ECTS 90 ECTS
  • Programme duration 3 Semesters
  • Campus Furtwangen Campus
  • Faculty Business Administration and Engineering
  • Programme begins Summer semester (March), also possible in winter semester
  • Application deadline 15 January (summer semester), 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements Undergraduate degree
  • Teaching Language German
  • Accreditation Yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)


If you are interested in this degree programme but you do not yet have CEF C1 level proficiency in German, or perhaps do not have a certificate of German proficiency (e.g. TestDaF, DSH), you can bring your language skills up to the level required to study with us in our one semester HFU.Prep programme. Click here for more information on the Internal link opens in the same window:HFU.Prep language preparatory course.