Innovation Management

… Turning ideas into success!


“We turn our region into the most innovative one in Europe, with the aim to give us and our children the chance to work and live a prosperous life – today and in future.”

As part of our vision at the Degree Programme in Innovation Management, this statement describes very well why this degree programme is also personally dear to our hearts. The Degree Programme in Innovation Management at CAMPUS 02 in Graz was introduced in 2005 and is Austria’s first degree programme to dedicate its content entirely to innovation management. At the moment, the majority of the 180 Bachelor and Master students studying extra-occupationally are also working for businesses.

Facts and Figures

  • 200 active students, about 500 successful graduates
  • 80 part-time lecturers from industry as well as national and international higher education institutions
  • 50 students, lecturers and graduates, who started their own business
  • numerous (student) projects with national and international enterprises
  • International cooperations partners in research and industry

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Bachelor Degree Programme in Innovation Management

SYSTEMATIC INNOVATION – interdisciplinary understanding of engineering and business with absolute specialist skills in systematic innovation

Our graduates become business engineers specialised in innovation management. Their technical knowledge in this area, together with social skills, networked thinking and the ability to work in a team enables our graduates to successfully lead a product from idea conception to market introduction. Knowledge acquired is applied to real-life work scenarios through practical projects throughout the programme.

Master Degree Programme Innovation Management

INNOVATION LEADERSHIP – develop and implement business models and innovation strategies whilst assuming management responsibilities.

Teaching content is tailored to the challenges encountered in senior leadership roles. Students acquire strategic leadership skills and competences for developing and realising innovation strategies in companies. Skills in business development, market trend and trend use identification in combination with the ability to master methods and tools for developing new business models, qualify our graduates as highly skilled senior managers. In terms of these competences and qualifications, the Master’s is also the ideal complementary degree programme for engineers!

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