Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management in Germany

Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management in Germany

  • Host University

    Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany

  • Area of Study

    Entrepreneurship, European Studies, Management, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Berlin is home to a flourishing startup scene and the HWR Berlin with its startup incubator, also plays a significant role in the city’s entrepreneurial eco-system. This course analyses key issues related to innovation management and entrepreneurship from a German perspective. It offers students a strong grounding in how to start and grow a business in a dynamic marketplace using Berlin’s vibrant startup scene as an example. Students will learn, among other things how to write a business plan and present a pitch deck; apply models and tools of innovation and technology management; and understand property rights and venture capital financing. Hands-on experience will be gained through small projects in which students will develop innovative business models for real startups in the for-profit and non-profit sector.

    Week 1: Entrepreneurship in Berlin
    Week 2: Innovation Management: the Innovation Imperative for Corporations and Entrepreneurs
    Week 3: Berlin Startup Safari
    *Additional Module (mandatory): German Culture and Society: Intercultural Perspectives


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