Innovation management

The Innovation Mindset School

Companies that not only want to assert themselves on the market, but also dominate it, are increasingly focusing on Innovation. They are not satisfied with the status quo, but strive for the ultimate. They are working hard to find specialists with passion and skill who see innovation as their launch pad to success. With the Bachelor und Master in Innovation Management, we train our students as industrial engineers with a focus on innovation management.

Fit for the future


Innovation has one main purpose: to create something new. Our world is constantly changing and companies must also ensure that they evolve with this change. As an innovation manager, you are responsible for adding value to companies through targeted innovations. Whether you work with products, services or processes, one thing remains the same: the status quo is replaced by something improved. Innovation Management Bachelor's, -Master's or Certified Innovation Expert – you make companies fit for the future.

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Innovation management

The ideal combination of business, technology, innovation management and soft skills. In this Bachelor's degree course, you will acquire an interdisciplinary understanding of the important processes and accompany products from the idea to marketing.

6 semesters


Degree: BSc


Innovation management

Innovation and leadership are combined here. Strategic innovation management and strong leadership skills are the key to success. In this Master's degree program, you will learn everything you need to be successful in senior management.

3 semesters


Degree: MA

Further education offer

Innovation Business School

It is crucial for the success of companies to react quickly to changing conditions and actively shape social change. Innovative organizations can meet customer requirements, achieve a competitive advantage in the market and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development. Future-oriented companies therefore integrate innovation management as an integral part of their strategic planning.

The courses offered by the Innovation Business School have a modular structure. This means that the modules can be completed individually or in combination within a certain time frame - up to the Certified Innovation Expert level. There is also the option of working on a company-specific project under the supervision of our innovation experts at the university.

Innovation management


Get to know innovation management

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When ideas become successes

Our mission

Since 2005, we have been the first university in Austria to focus holistically on innovation management. We are proud to be able to look back on over 500 successful graduates. In this innovative climate at CAMPUS 02, important partnerships have been forged and numerous start-ups and new companies have been founded. We are also constantly implementing important projects in our Research & Development department .

We work for your success

The team of the Department of Innovation Management

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FH-Prof. DI Dr. techn. Hans Lercher

Head of degree program
+43 316 6002-391 CR 303
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FH-Prof. DI Dr. techn. Börge Kummert

Deputy Head of degree program
+43 316 6002-393 CR 304
Success stories

Comments on the studies

Absolventin Marijana Skoro

I applied for the part-time Bachelor's degree program straight after graduating from high school - I was able to do it without having a job. I gained practical experience through various projects as part of my studies.

Marijana Skoro, BSc

Graduate of the Bachelor's degree program in Innovation Management

Absolvent Harald Petschnik

I was able to broaden my horizons significantly during my studies. In addition to the basic technical training, the business and innovation-specific courses were particularly valuable to me.

Ing. Harald Petschnik, BSc MA

Graduate of Bachelor's and Master's degree program in Innovation Management

Absolvent Lukas Götz

Both in my job as an IT project manager and as the founder of my own start-up "quasifertig", I can ideally apply what I have learned and benefit greatly from the approach of "thinking differently"

Lukas Götz, BSc MA

Graduate of Bachelor's and Master's degree program in Innovation Management

Portraitfoto Hans Lercher

Innovation is a matter of the heart for us: only systematic innovation enables economic growth, a prosperous future, participation in prosperity and quality of life. This applies to the region as well as the entire country, Europe and the international community. This requires driving forces that are passionate about change.

FH-Prof. DI Dr. techn. Hans Lercher

Founder and Head of the Innovation Management course

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News from the Innovation Management department

Bernhard Maunz - Geschäftsführer bei Schaller Messtechnik

Pionier im Bereich Innovationsmanagement: Bernhard Maunz' Erfolgsweg bei der Schaller Messtechnik GmbH

Interview mit Bernhard Maunz, Absolvent des Studiengangs Innovationsmanagement & Geschäftsführer bei Schaller Messtechnik GmbH   Könntest du dich kurz vorstellen und uns erzählen, was du aktuell machst? Gerne. Mein Name ist Bernhard Maunz und ich bin Geschäftsführer bei der Schaller Messtechnik GmbH. Derzeit liegt mein Hauptfokus auf den Bereichen Forschung und Entwicklung (F&E), Produktion sowie dem Marktausbau in den USA.…

FH CAMPUS 02 | 03.06.2024
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Creativity meets career: How part-time study promotes innovation and organizational skills

Student interview with Ines Legenstein, 25 years old, Bachelor of Innovation Management part-time in the 4th semester. “The part-time course gives me the opportunity to combine my professional work in sales, with cooperation partners and in marketing in a management consultancy with the topic of innovation. I work in a very exciting field, as I get to know new companies at different stages of development every day. The combination of...

FH CAMPUS 02 | 06.05.2024
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Innovation up close: On the road in Austrian companies

The adventure began in the early hours of the morning at 06:15. 54 Bachelor students from the second semester of Innovation Management set off as part of their Innovation Management course to gain valuable practical insights and get to know various companies in Austria. Despite the rain, spirits were high as the bus headed north, promising two days full of new impressions. Our first...

FH CAMPUS 02 | 26.03.2024

Outstanding result for CAMPUS 02 in the international FIBAA audit

CAMPUS 02 completed the mandatory audit for the certification of quality management at the university. In addition to the requirements for a positive result in the “Institutional Audit”, the international team of 7 experts also examined the application for the award of the “Excellence in Digital Education” quality seal. In both procedures, the C02 UAS was not only able to demonstrate the necessary prerequisites for continued operation, but also...

FH CAMPUS 02 | 13.03.2024