Department of Management

Digital Entrepreneurship

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In order to graduate from the Master’s degree programme in Digital Entrepreneurship, and obtain your degree as a “Master of Arts in Business (MA)” you will need to:

  • successfully complete all the classes
  • write a Master’s thesis, which must be approved and graded positively
  • pass an oral master’s examination

Master’s Thesis

Students carry out their own research project and write an academic thesis on the results. The thesis will be presented and defended in the Master's examination.

The Master's thesis is linked to the minimum viable product, which the students develop in teams as part of the Startup Labs. While the minimum viable product is a result of teamwork, the Master’s thesis is a scientific contribution by each individual student. The thesis takes a scientific look at an aspect of the business idea.

The Master's degree in Digital Entrepreneurship provides graduates with the necessary theoretical knowledge to undertake a doctoral programme at a university.

Master’s Examination

The Master’s examination is an oral board exam which is open to the public. The board consists of three lecturers from the degree programme. Usually, your thesis supervisor, one or more other lecturers, and the head of the degree programme will be in the commission. The examination includes the following elements:

  • Presentation of your Master’s thesis (approx. 15 minutes)
  • Defence of your Master’s thesis (approx. 15 minutes)
  • Questions about the core topics of the degree programme applied in a case study (approx. 15 minutes)

After Graduation

With entrepreneurial spirit and innovative strength, the majority of our graduates normally start to work full-time straight away. However, you can also choose from a wide range of academic programmes: you can either study for a doctorate or a PhD immediately after graduation or at a later date.


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