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Study innovation abroad

An in-depth guide to studying innovation as an international student.

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Innovation degrees abroad

Innovation, sometimes called innovation and entrepreneurship or innovation management, is a program that prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need to design, develop, and deliver innovative products and services. It encompasses elements of business, engineering, economics, and marketing.

As an innovation student, you’ll explore what it means to be a successful entrepreneur in today’s world. You’ll develop a detailed understanding of every stage of the entrepreneurial pathway, from initial idea conception, through to manufacturing and sales. You’ll be equipped to create original products or services, start up your own business, or use your expertise to drive the success of an existing company.

Studying abroad is a fantastic way to see what it takes to build and grow a business from a global perspective. You’ll see how different cultures, countries, and companies use various business development practices, techniques, and models to uncover gaps in the market and respond to consumer trends. These experiences will help to spark your creativity and improve your employability.

Innovation program structure

Innovation is mostly studied as a master’s program after you’ve completed a bachelor’s degree in another subject. This means that your innovation course is tailored to reflect your academic specialism and interests. Full-time students usually study an MSc over one year, but it can take part-time students two years to complete.

Some universities do offer a bachelor’s course in innovation over three or four years, but this is less common.

If you want to gain a further postgraduate qualification after completing your master’s, you can go on to study a master of philosophy degree (MPhil) or a PhD. An MPhil is an advanced research degree that typically takes two years to complete. A PhD takes the average student around five years of study.

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and workshops. Most universities will invite local entrepreneurs and business leaders to deliver guest presentations; these are a great source of insight and encouragement. You’ll also be expected to keep perfecting your ideas and business plans during independent study time.

You’ll probably be assessed through critical essays, presentations, group projects, and client briefs. There’s likely to be a strong emphasis on reflection, learning from failure, and self-improvement.

The exact content and structure of your program will differ depending on your university and country of choice. However, most programs will cover these core areas, as well as offering a range of elective modules:

  • Innovation management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy and market analysis
  • Understanding organizational failure
  • Business models for success
  • Managerial economics
Innovation program structure

Innovation is mostly studied as a master’s program after you’ve completed a bachelor’s degree in another subject. This means that your innovation course is tailored to reflect your academic specialism and interests. Full-time students usually study an MSc over one year, but it can take part-time students two years to complete.

Some universities do offer a bachelor’s course in innovation over three or four years, but this is less common.

If you want to gain a further postgraduate qualification after completing your master’s, you can go on to study a master of philosophy degree (MPhil) or a PhD. An MPhil is an advanced research degree that typically takes two years to complete. A PhD takes the average student around five years of study.

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and workshops. Most universities will invite local entrepreneurs and business leaders to deliver guest presentations; these are a great source of insight and encouragement. You’ll also be expected to keep perfecting your ideas and business plans during independent study time.

You’ll probably be assessed through critical essays, presentations, group projects, and client briefs. There’s likely to be a strong emphasis on reflection, learning from failure, and self-improvement.

The exact content and structure of your program will differ depending on your university and country of choice. However, most programs will cover these core areas, as well as offering a range of elective modules:

  • Innovation management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy and market analysis
  • Understanding organizational failure
  • Business models for success
  • Managerial economics

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Innovation study abroad programs

Innovation undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in innovation

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    Applied Science (Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation), West Campus - BASc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,834 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,834 USD

    Start date
    August, May, January
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    Arts / Innovation and Entrepreneurship - BA University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,381 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,645 AUD

    Start date
    September, July, February
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    Business Administration: Entrepreneurship and Innovation - BBA University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,927 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,120 EUR

    Start date
    June, February, September
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    Business Administration: Innovation, Technology & Digitalization - BA Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation, Germany
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    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,141 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,960 EUR

    Start date
    May, January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, April, March, February
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    Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation - BA (Hons) University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,376 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in innovation

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    Tourism: Tourism Innovation and Entrepreneurship - PBcDip Thompson Rivers University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,073 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,850 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Innovation graduate programs

Master's in innovation

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    Agricultural Technology and Innovation - MSc Royal Agricultural University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,940 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,240 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business Administration: Entrepreneurship and Innovation - MBA University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,303 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,930 EUR

    Start date
    February, September, June
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    Business Administration: Strategy & Innovation - MBA California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,417 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,417 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Business Management: Advanced Innovation, Technology & Digitalization - MSc Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation, Germany
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,538 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,960 EUR

    Start date
    August, September, July, May, April, December, March, November, February, October, January, June
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    Business Management: Entrepreneurship & Innovation - MSc (with foundation) Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,134 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 EUR

    Start date
    August, November, February, October, May, March
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Diploma in innovation

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    Healthcare Innovation - PGDip Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,068 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,914 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in innovation

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    Innovation Management - PGCert Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,000 USD

    Start date
    May, January
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    Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship - PGCert University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,223 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,390 AUD

    Start date
    July, September, February
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Pathway in innovation

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    Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,916 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 GBP

    Start date
    February, September
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Future innovation careers

As an innovation graduate, you’ll be well prepared to set up your own venture or carve out a lucrative career in an existing local or global business. Your ability to design, create, manage teams, communicate, present, and sell are ingredients for success in any of the following roles:

  • Product developer
  • Product manager
  • Strategy consultant
  • Business analyst
  • Market researcher
  • Operations manager
  • Business advisor
  • Project manager

With so many career pathways open to you, it can be difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for. Discuss your interests, passions, and strengths with your university’s career service. They’ll be able to provide expert advice and can help you find some work experience.