Success Factors and Practice of Innovation and Technology Management (8014856)

The following details taken from the examination regulations MSBWL/21, SMPO WS 21/22 are for information purposes only and not legally binding. For legally binding information, please refer to the corresponding official examination regulations of the program Master in Business Administration.

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Master in Business Administration
Course Type:
Winter term
Entire semester
Course Units:
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This course is based both on practice (multiple case studies, various guest lectures by practitioners) and theory. Its two core objectives are: (1) To lay out fundamental success factors of innovation management and to introduce the idea of a comprehensive innovation management system that can address all issues from multiple perspectives within a common framework. (2) To illustrate with the individual components (vision and objectives, strategy, culture, process, structure etc.) of such an innovation management system in depth and to explain critical decisions that ensure the success of the company as an innovator. A special feature of this class are frequent guest lectures by experienced managers from industry who will share their hands-on experiences and stories of managing innovation and technology successfully in diverse corporate settings.


The students (1) know basic strategic problems in the technology and innovation management. (2) Know the methods and tools of strategic planning and control of technologies and can reflect their use critically. (3) experience the use of soft skills in strategic issues of the innovation process management. (4) know important concepts and approaches from the theory and have an insight into empirical research in the subject area. (5) are able to establish a link between the theoretical findings within the course and business practice. (6) have the ability to critically reflect issues in technology and innovation management




The examination performance consists of either...
(A) a colloquium (50%, graded) and participation in a written exam (50%, graded, 60min.); or
(B) a colloquium (50%, graded) and a term paper (50%, graded); or
(C) successful participation in a written exam (100%, graded, 60min.).

The final form of the examination (A, B or C) will be announced online and in the moodle course room at the beginning of the semester. Usually, the examination follows form C. Whether a module component is offered to improve the grade by one step, as well as its design, is also announced at the beginning of the semester.

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