Master of Science in Innovation and Industrial Management
The master’s programme in Innovation and Industrial Management equips you for a future as a potential manager in organizations operating in an increasingly uncertain and complex world, with rapidly changing technologies and markets. As a student of the programme, you will get an education with a strong focus on personal and professional development, engage in close interaction with industry, and have ample opportunities for exchange studies.
The master’s programme in Innovation and Industrial Management focuses on the question of how to manage organizations in an increasingly uncertain world, with rapidly changing technologies and markets. Modern companies face complex industrial and financial challenges, particularly in adapting to technological, financial, and consumer changes that affect their future profitability and competitiveness. Global competition requires organizations to develop internal and external analyses of industrial processes and market conditions with particular emphasis on innovation, industrial dynamics, and investments. Ignoring renewal and innovation poses long-term threats to the survival of every organization.
Equipping you for the future
Our programme equips you for a future as a potential manager in organizations operating under uncertainty in complex and rapidly changing environments. The courses, projects, and thesis work focus on providing you with theories, methods, and tools to analyze theoretical and practical problems, and to design solutions for organizations operating in dynamic markets and with evolving technologies. Importantly, all organizations have to make trade-offs between efficiency and innovation, balancing short-term profitability with long-term development; as a student of the programme, you will accordingly develop the skills and insight to overcome these challenges. Our programme emphasizes personal and professional development, helping you enhance your team-work and leadership skills and aiding you in planning your future career.
Engaging education and close interaction with industry
We provide a highly engaging educational setting in our programme, which includes a range of teaching methods and a mix of individual and group work. In several of our courses, we address not only academic but also practical management problems, for example through many live business cases. The programme also includes close interaction with industry in different sectors, ranging from guest lectures to group projects, where you will work with and solve practical problems for firms.
An international atmosphere allows you to experience other cultures, improve your communication skills, and build a global network of friends. You will be part of a multicultural classroom. This programme also gives you a unique opportunity to apply for a scholarship which enables you to conduct parts of your master´s thesis
abroad. As a student of the master’s programme in Innovation and Industrial Management, you will have several opportunities to go abroad for parts of your studies through exchange agreements and through double degree agreement which will be further explained in the Exchange opportunities information.
Programme structure and content
The master’s programme in Innovation and Industrial Management is centred around a set of mandatory core courses, covering topics such as innovation management, strategy, business development, and personal and professional development. In addition, you will have the opportunity to tailor your education to your particular interests by choosing elective courses, for example within entrepreneurship, project management, or environmental sustainability. You will also have the opportunity to study one semester abroad at one of our partner universities.
The fourth semester is dedicated to your master’s thesis, which is conducted individually or in pairs. The master’s thesis can be done in collaboration with an external partner, such as a company. In addition, you will have the opportunity to apply for a grant to conduct part of your thesis work abroad.
Who should apply?
- Are you interested in technological and societal change and innovation?
- Do you want the opportunity to interact and work with industry during your studies?
- Are you intrigued by rapidly changing technologies and markets and want the skills to help guide organizations through an increasingly uncertain and complex world?
If so, then you should apply for the master’s programme in Innovation and Industrial Management.
Prerequisites and selection
General entrance requirements: A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) from an internationally recognized university and English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test. For more information about general entrance requirements see www.universityadmissions.se (English) and www.antagning.se (Swedish). Programme specific entrance requirements: A minimum of 15 credits of courses in subject areas related to business, economics, industrial management, innovation and/or entrepreneurship, and a minimum of 15 credits in statistics or 7,5 credits in statistics and 7,5 credits in quantitative methods and/or mathematics.
Applicants who meet the entrance requirements (general and programme specific) are divided into two groups. First, all places are allocated to applicants in group 1. If any places are left they are distributed to applicants in group 2.
Group 1 (prioritized)
Group 1 is applicants with a GMAT score. Applicants are ranked by their GMAT score result. For further information: minimum accepted GMAT score, last day to write test etc.
It is not mandatory to submit a GMAT score, but having a GMAT score that reaches the minimum will give you priority in the admission. Applicants with test results that do not meet the minimum are placed in selection group 2.
Group 2 (secondary)
Group 2 is applicants ranked by number of university credits (ECTS credits). Applicants are ranked by number of credits reported on the last day for application (max. 165 ECTS credits).
If several applicants have the same number of credits the selection of students is made by ballot.
Graduates of the programme receive a degree of Master of Science in Innovation and Industrial Management.
Over the years, our graduates have obtained jobs such as:
- management consultant at consultancy firms, such as Accenture
- business developer and product manager at large multinational firms, such as Volvo Group
- innovation developer at Lynk & Co
- internship and account manager at Google
- consultant at public organizations, such as Business Swede
- business operation coordinator at start-up firms, such as Cellink
The School of Business, Economics and Law is located at one end of Vasagatan, closest to Haga, and at Viktoriagatan 13. The building at Vasagatan houses the Economics Library, which is several floors high and offers many study places. The building is usually nicknamed "Handels".
Many of our students choose to go on exchange. By studying abroad, you will be given the opportunity to experience a new academic environment, new culture and gain new experiences and perspectives. The School of Business, Economics and Law and the University of Gothenburg collaborate with a large number of partner universities all over the world.
Students from the Msc in Innovation and Industrial Management have the opportunity to take part in a Double Degree programme at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy. A Double Degree Programme means that one year of your two-year master's programme will be spent at the partner university and you will be awarded degrees from both universities. Please visit International
office for more information.