M.Sc. in Technology Entrepreneurship

General

Program Description

Dive into the world of entrepreneurship and learn how to start your own company first-hand. Leverage German technology and engineering infrastructure to enhance the competitive advantage of your product. Become a master of technology entrepreneurship!

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.

Through our partnership with ESADE Business School, you will spend one term in Barcelona, where you will meet an international network of prospective entrepreneurs while our startup experts in Aachen will guide your entrepreneurial project in every step of the way from ideation till launch. Thanks to the cooperation you benefit from an extensive, international range of modules at two world-renowned institutions.

Curriculum

With our M.Sc. TENT you will receive an extensive business and entrepreneurship education enriched by first-hand practical experience of developing your own start-up idea within the program. The TENT program 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.

RWTH x ESADE

During our TENT 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.

Upon completion of the TENT 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.

Learning Experience

Our TENT program has a unique value proposition built upon a hands-on entrepreneurial project, access to world class know-how and exciting international experiences in Aachen and Barcelona as well as our innovative teaching.

Founders' Project

  • The most important feature of the program will be the entrepreneurial project where you can build your business idea from ideation to launch in a protected environment.
  • We will offer you an incomparable learning experience and thoroughly prepare you for starting your own venture.
  • We will support you every step of the way during your entrepreneurial project. Thanks to the project you will be able to put the competences and entrepreneurial skills you have acquired into practice starting from day one.
  • Practical relevance and hands-on experiences are given not only by the structure of the entrepreneurial project, but also by the possibility to actually transfer potentially successful start-up ideas into practice.

Experience Entrepreneurship

Our TENT program takes place at the heart of engineering and technology in Europe. The city of Aachen as a historical hub for technology research along with a rapidly growing entrepreneurial landscape will be the perfect place for you to embark on your startup journey. Combining a sharp business sense with relevant technology know-how will give your startup the competitive edge to excel in a challenging market environment.

Your stay at ESADE in Barcelona during your second term will add significant academic value and also enrich your study experience from a cultural perspective.

Our Teaching Approach

  • Hands-on experience: You have the opportunity to work on real-world managerial or technological challenges, enabling you to apply the knowledge gleaned in class and gain hands-on experience.
  • Participant-centered learning: All courses are based on a participant-centered approach that emphasizes interaction between instructors and participants through case discussions, group presentations, debates, or lab sessions.
  • Interdisciplinary mindset: Most courses focus on the intersection between management and technology, helping you tackle real-world challenges from multiple perspectives and providing you with a truly interdisciplinary mindset.
  • Intercultural teams: As working in multicultural teams is a given in today’s world, most courses feature group projects where you can solve managerial and technological challenges in culturally diverse teams.

Development Opportunities

By participating in our Master’s program, you can leverage your technological know-how and come one step closer to your dream of setting up your own company! Not interested in a startup just yet? Then use your acquired academic and practical understanding of entrepreneurship and become a valuable asset in the private or public sector.

Your Professional Development

The program will offer you:

  • A real and risk-free opportunity to practice being an entrepreneur by providing you with a “protected environment” to develop and test out your first business idea.
  • Access to a unique network of entrepreneurs and coaches that will sharpen your entrepreneurial project every step of the way and be a valuable professional asset after your studies.
  • A world-renowned academic education from two of Europe’s leading institutions and an intercultural study experience through living in both Germany and Spain.

Your Career Prospects

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: What better way to learn starting your own company than to actually start your own company? During your entrepreneurial project, you will go through all stages of starting a firm: from ideation to product launch.
  • Management or Technology Consulting: Your clients want to launch a new product or research a new technology? With your knowledge on researching new markets and product ideas you will be the right person to consult them.
  • Venture Capital: Are you interested in scouting out young promising entrepreneurs and helping them grow? After completing our TENT master you will have unique insights into what makes a startup successful and will be able to identify high potential projects early on.
  • Project Management: A company or entity is looking for someone to manage their projects? Try someone who had to manage a whole business with limited resources.
  • Business Development: Who better to expand an existing business than someone who has created and expanded a business from scratch?
  • Product Management: You have a passion for technology and your most exciting part of your master was conceptualizing and developing a product? You will make a great product manager who works 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.

Requirements

Application deadline for Non-European applicants: March 1 of each year

Application deadline for European applicants: Jule 15 of each year

To apply for our M.Sc. Technology Entrepreneurship, you need to prove different academic and English language requirements.

Academic Requirements

Technology Focus

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).

Professional Work Experience

Courses within the TENT program address a broad set of technology and management challenges from current practice. Applicants thus need to have at least 12 months of relevant professional work experience.

English Language Requirements

For all of our master’s programmes 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).

In general:

  • 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.
  • A scanned copy of the score reports needs to be uploaded to the online application system. Please do not send the original TOEFL or IELTS score sheets to the university (also not via ETS). In case of admission, the original scores have to be presented for enrollment in October.

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.

Key Facts

  • Program type: Master
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 3 terms (15 months)
  • Start: 01.10.2020
  • Credit Points: 90 ECTS
  • Qualification: at least 12 months of professional work experience
  • Costs: 30.000 €
  • Contact: master@business-school.rwth-aachen.de / +49 (0) 241 80 27617

Last updated December 2019

About the School

RWTH Business School’s leitmotif “The Technological Edge” stands for unique graduate and executive education made in Germany, and for outstanding programs at the intersection of management and technol ... Read More

RWTH Business School’s leitmotif “The Technological Edge” stands for unique graduate and executive education made in Germany, and for outstanding programs at the intersection of management and technology. RWTH Business School provides management education for executives and young professionals and builds on the academic excellence of RWTH Aachen and its School of Business and Economics. Located at the heart of Germany’s leading university of technology, we offer programs that focus on developing technology leaders and entrepreneurs who are able to leverage emerging technologies into viable and socially responsible business models. Read less

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