Based on the latest findings in this field of research, the course of study places particular emphasis on a sound teaching of methodological skills and a scientific education. Possible fields of profession include the foundation and management of an own growing company as well as activities in industrial and commercial enterprises, in management consultancies just as in associations. Graduates are trained both in management and the promotion of innovative capabilities, as well as in the control and optimization of innovation processes. They are thus provided with the necessary skills to steer innovation in companies and to take over management in innovation centres. At the same time, the Master's programme lays the foundation for research-oriented work in scientific institutions as well as research and development establishments.