Executive Master of Digital Pioneering | eMA DIP

With the program of studies "Executive Master of Arts of Digital Pioneering (eMA DIP)", originally developed together with the Deutsche Telekom AG, ZU has closed a long-lasting gap in the educational offer of German universities. 

„Bring your own project!“

As a private university, Zeppelin University is itself an entrepreneurial university. It looks less for people who think out of the box, rather it looks for people who can think straight and think things through to the end. Yet, you cannot “make” an entrepreneur. You can, however, understand and learn which tools to apply in which way (and why) when working on your own project. Together with others who "tick" in a similar way as you, address the right questions to the unheard-of and world-encompassing, increasingly faster innovations that digitalization may still bring.

The program at a glance

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  • Start: October of each year
  • Duration: 21 months (part-time)
  • Scope: 12 weekly modules of 5 days each, plus preparation and follow-up (self-study), approximately 4 weeks break during the modules
  • Places of study: 9 modules in Friedrichshafen, 1 module in Berlin, as well as two modules in the context of the International Summer Academy
    (for example in San Francisco/Silicon Valley or in Cambridge/UK)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Degree: Master of Arts of Digital Pioneering (M.A.), accredited
  • 90 Credit Points (additional 30 Credit Points upon recognition of professional experience)
  • Next starting date: October 9th, 2017 | open for application

Setup & Content

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The curriculum focuses on key aspects of digital business innovation:

  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Business Model Development
  • Digital Value Network and Collaboration in Networks
  • Trend Research and Scenario Technique
  • Consumer Behavior & Marketing of Digital Goods
  • Social Entrepreneurship and New Markets for Digital Goods
  • Legal and Political Environment of Digitalization
  • Leadership in Digital Environments/Knowledge Management
  • Extra-curricular offer on 'key & soft skills’ & Business English


Your question:

The two-week International Summer Academy is an integral part of eMA DIP. It offers a mixture of theoretical basic courses and discussions with and guided tours at practical experts from a high technology cluster (high tech companies as well as digital startups). It especially addresses the issue of the state-of-the-art technological developments and their applications. Possible destinations are inter alia the University of San Francisco/Silicon Valley or Cambridge University/United Kingdom.


Scholarships and Tuition fees

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The tuition fee for the two-year Executive Master of Digital Pioneering | eMA DiP is 25,900 €. For some business cooperations special framework conditions apply.


Admission requirements & Application

Your question:

The Executive Master of Digital Pioneering is a part-time study program. It adresses applicants with at least a Bachelor's degree and one year of professional experience.

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Enkel, Ellen Prof Dr phil
Head of Dr. Manfred Bischoff Institute for Innovation Management of Airbus Group
Chair of Innovation Management
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Philipp, Thorsten Dr phil
Program Manager Executive Education
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