Start-up Development (MBA)

Zu sehen ist ein Mann, der zwei Teammitgliedern eine Idee präsentiert.

The MBA program Start-up Development supports innovation managers and entrepreneurs who want to start their own business with their own ideas. Students interested in founding their own company learn the basics of start-up founding in a practical way. From the first idea generation and business model development to the creation of a business plan and the first implementation into the market.


The MBA program is based on a blended learning concept that is geared to the needs of students interested in founding a company. The high online proportion of teaching offers the best possible flexibility for individual study planning. Additional classroom sessions take place at regular intervals as block seminars on Fridays and Saturdays at the Digital Hub in Bonn or at other co-working spaces. Step by step, students build up their own start-up company during the course of their studies. This MBA thus offers the unique opportunity to combine the development of an innovative business idea with a master's degree program.

At a glance

Master's degree
Standard period of study: 
4 semesters with a total of 120 ECTS credits
AQAS (currently in the accreditation process)
A first professional university degree with at least 180 ECTS and at least one year of professional activity after the first degree. For certificates acquired outside Germany: Determination of the equivalence of formal qualifications and proof of required German language skills (DSH 2 or TestDaf 4x4).
Language skills: 
Start of course: 
Winter semester
Application period: 
Annually from May 15 to August 15
Semester fee: 
The tuition fee per semester for the 1st cohort from WS 2021/22: 1,500 euros, 2nd cohort from WS 2022/23: 2,500 euros and from the 3rd cohort the regular semester fee of 3,900 euros. Each semester, the semester fee must be paid in addition.


*The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg can not guarantee the foundation of a start-up company and/or its economic success following the master's programme.