Innovation Management

Competitive advantages through strategy, creativity and sustainability

Globalization, increasing market saturation, shortened innovation cycles, and new customer needs and requirements present large and, especially, small and medium-sized businesses with serious challenges. A new strategy and an appropriate set of tools driven by a consistent focus on innovation are required to be able to use the current dynamics for creating a competitive advantage for your company.

In close cooperation with the business world, MCI has created an international high-quality training program. This is primarily to provide the decision makers in SMEs with a practical guide on how to meet the specific challenges their businesses are faced with.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to

  • recognize new trends and technologies early and estimate their significance for your company,
  • manage innovation processes from the conception to the implementation using a methodological set of tools,
  • actively use the newly acquired know-how as well as fast approaching social, technological, and mainly economic change as a leader and strategically develop the portfolio of your company and its innovation culture further.

The part-time Certificate in Innovation Management program is a unique opportunity for executives and up and coming executives of any management level to obtain further training. The program is particularly appropriate for managers who

  • work in a company or another corporate organization, or are active in public administration,
  • provide entrepreneurial services,
  • have leadership experience or wish to take a leading position in the near future,
  • aim to become more professional in performing their current tasks or qualify for higher responsibilities.

The certificate program is designed, in particular, for individuals familiar with, or preparing for, tasks in research and development, technology management, risk management and risk impact assessment, product development, product management, business formation, and general management.

Short Facts
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Next start: 25.11.2022
  • Application deadline: 28.08.2022
  • Language: German
  • Tutition fee: EUR 4,490,-
  • ECTS: 20

Apply now!

Dr. Olena Rigger | Program management
Dr. Olena Rigger Program management +43 512 2070 - 2104

Your way to success

The numerous graduates of the Certificate in Innovation Management program attest to the success of this course. Please see below for more information:

The Certificate in Innovation Management program is a part-time course of study based on a didactic concept tailored to the needs of professional decision makers.

The content of the course is divided into ten modules teaching relevant knowledge in innovation management. The topics discussed include idea management and creative techniques, innovation culture and leadership, as well as innovation strategies and innovation management. The course also touches on the issue of digitalization, with particular regard to the design of processes, on brands and marketing, and, of course, on sustainability.

The program includes 16 on-campus sessions. Please also plan extra time for five projects to be completed as part of selected modules and your final paper.

  • More information on costs & teaching principles can be found here.
  • Detailed schedule on request.

Flyer ( pdf | 299.88K )
Curriculum ( pdf | 69.55K )

The faculty includes researchers and experienced practitioners with proven expertise in their respective areas of specialization. Participants in the course will benefit from the combination of recent scientific findings and extensive practical experience provided by our team.


Scientific management & advisory board

Prof. Dr. Bernd Ebersberger
Head of Innovation Management at University of Hohenheim / Germany

Prof. Dr. Thomas Osburg
Thomas Osburg is Professor of Sustainable Marketing & Leadership and dean of studies for Automotive & Mobility Management at the Fresenius Business School in Munich / Germany


Faculty (excerpt)

Philipp Kazianka, M.A.
Philipp Kazianka is a consultant at the Institute of Brand Logic in Innsbruck / Tyrol

Mag. Verena Kuen
Verena Kuen is the founder of 1030 Innovation Consulting, Vienna / Austria

Dipl.-Soz.-Päd. (FH) Christian Leiß
Christian Leiß is a qualified social education worker and the owner of Inntegra, Innsbruck / Tyrol

FH-Prof. Dr. Oliver Som
Oliver Som is a professor and lecturer at MCI, Innsbruck. He is also the head of MCI Innovation Management and the head of the Business & Management study program

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Patrick Spieth
Patrick Spieth is a professor and the head of technology and innovation management at the Institute of Management & Business Studies of the University of Kassel / Germany

Mag. (FH) Patricia Stark
Patricia Stark is a solution designer and the CEO of SPLEND, Engerwitzdorf / Austria

The MCI certificate programs have been designed to meet the highest international quality standards. They are continuously assessed by internal and external bodies.

The Certificate in Innovation Management can be counted towards the Executive MSc in Management & Leadership program.

All business-related MCI study programs have been accredited by the renowned Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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