This course of study is privately offered by the RWTH International Academy in collaboration with RWTH Aachen.
Technology Entrepreneurship M.Sc.
Private Course of Study
- Master of Science
- Start of Studies:
- Winter Semester
- Standard Period of Studies:
- 3 semesters
- ECTS Credits:
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First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations
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A prerequisite for starting this course of studies is a first university degree with which the necessary background education can be proven as determined in the examination regulations. The examination board determines whether the applicant fulfills the entrance requirements.
Proficiency in English
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Admission to First Semester
Admission to Higher Semesters
- See Course of Study Description
Dates and Deadlines
- Application deadline for non-EU applicants: March 1 of each year; application deadline for EU applicants: July 15 of each year
Dive into the world of entrepreneurship and learn how to start your own company first-hand.
Our M.Sc. Technology Entrepreneurship (TENT) will give you the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to be a successful entrepreneur. Through state-of-the-art teaching techniques, you will apply what you learned in the classroom to a comprehensive entrepreneurial project, where you build your own business idea from scratch.
The didactic concept of the program is based on four pillars:
- Hands-on experience
- Participant-centered learning
- Interdisciplinary mindset
- Intercultural teams
The M.Sc. Technology Entrepreneurship is an intensive study course consisting of three terms in 15 months, where the first and the last will be held in Aachen and the second in Barcelona. In addition, you may enroll in German language courses during your time in Aachen at no extra cost.
During the first term, you are taught the foundation of entrepreneuship and you may choose between two elective management courses. Additionally, you start with the Founders‘ Project. Within your second term you will have specialized courses and group projects including Finance, Marketing, Product Management for Entrepreneurs & Innovators as well as Advanced Strategy Management. You can also choose two out of seven elective courses: for example Development Tools for Web and Mobile Apps, Corporate Entrepreneurship or Data Analytics. Furthermore, you will continue with your Founders‘ Project. In the third term, you will finalize your Founders‘ Project idea and the Master's thesis will be written.
During our program you will not be studying at only one prestigious European university, but rather two. While RWTH Business School combines the relevant technology know-how from RWTH Aachen University with its technology oriented management expertise, ESADE Business School has an excellent reputation in business administration. RWTH Business School and ESADE Business School join forces to offer you a first class program for your entrepreneurial ambitions.
Upon completion of the program you will be granted an M.Sc. degree by RWTH Aachen University. Additionally you will receive a participant certificate and a transcript of records from ESADE Business School.
RWTH Business School is looking for applicants who have a background in a technological area and a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Applicants need to have at least 12 months of relevant professional work experience by the moment of enrollment (6 months by the moment of application).
Certified proof of your competence in the English language through the completion of one of the accepted examinations listed below is needed:
- TOEFL Internet based minimum of 95 pts.
- IELTS (Academic) test minimum overall band 6,5 pts.
- Cambridge Test – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
- Placement-Test of RWTH Aachen University’s language centre (OK)
The score reports must not be older than two years by 1 August of the year the degree course you are applying for will start.
Exemptions for the language requirements are only applicable for nationals or first degree holders from the USA, the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia
Completing the TENT master will first and foremost prepare you to become a successful entrepreneur. However, the knowledge and skills acquired have various application areas in the private and public sector.
- Learning by doing: During your entrepreneurial project, you will go through all stages of starting a firm: from ideation to product launch.
- Management or Technology Consulting: With your knowledge on researching new markets and product ideas you will be the right person to consult your clients.
- Venture Capital: You will have unique insights into what makes a startup successful and will be able to identify high potential projects early on.
- Project Management: You know how to manage a whole business with limited resources.
- Business Development: You can apply your knowledge from creating a business from the scratch to expand already existing businesses.
- Product Management: You can work at the intersection between R&D, marketing, sales and procurement.
The M.Sc. degree granted by RWTH Aachen University will also enable you to pursue an academic career and continue studying towards a PhD in fields such as technology and innovation management, marketing, or entrepreneurship.
Whichever path you choose to follow after graduation, our dedicated team of experts in the career and entrepreneurship centers will accompany you on that journey and help you decide how to best realize your ambitions. We seek to place our graduates in global technology blue chips, hidden technology champions, leading technology consultancies and fast-growing technology ventures. The Entrepreneurship Center at RWTH Aachen University also has a long track record of supporting innovative startups by our graduates – between 70 to 100 every year.
Examination regulations regulate academic goals and prerequisites, the course of study layout, and exam procedures.
The Master course of studies is offered by the RWTH School of Business and Economics.
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RWTH Aachen offers some of its courses of study in collaboration with other (private) institutions. They are not part of the courses of study under public law, and thus are not governed by legal guidelines, e.g. university placement allocation. Some have tuition fees and require a period of professional experience.
Information about prerequisites, application processes, the university placement allocation process, and academic content is available from the host institution, to which you are applying.