Industrial Management and Innovation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    30565
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
Would you like to have a career that revolves around management, leadership, and innovation? We offer you a good base for a career in technology-intensive, innovative businesses in different industries. The Industrial Management and Innovation programme is offered at Uppsala University.

About

Innovation is more important now than ever before. The industrial landscape of today is facing increased competition, rapid changes in consumer demands, political and regulatory instability, and growing environmental and societal challenges. For businesses to remain competitive and even excel in this new complex setting, it is important to be in the forefront of innovation and business development and to have an overall perspective on technology, leadership, and international business.

The Industrial Management and Innovation programme is offered at Uppsala University.

Complexity means that there are no pure technical issues; just as little as there are pure economic or organisational issues, neither in companies nor in society more generally. The steps between technology development, production, marketing and sales always involve considerations of a technical, economical, societal, and organisational nature. They often give rise to complex questions. Solutions will require deep understanding and practical skills.

The aim of this Industrial Management and Innovation programme from Uppsala University is therefore to teach future leaders the ability to create an overview of the complex processes and structures within and around technology-intensive companies. Our aim is also that students who have completed the programme will become innovators who can combine a deep understanding of technology and business with a strong practical know-how on how to manage and lead innovative work. The master programme is also preparing you for a career within academia as a researcher.

A unique feature of this programme is that it is close to both industry and research. The students of the programme come from different technological backgrounds and are trained to handle technical, societal and economical dimensions of the innovation process.

After completing the program, you will have knowledge of, among other things:

  • Business: What is needed for innovations to generate money? How do you estimate the economic value of new products? What investments should your company pursue?
  • Product Development: How do you go from an exciting idea to a realised product? What are the requirements for the products to be launched within reasonable limits in terms of money, time and quality?
  • Marketing: How do you analyse markets? How do you understand customers and build customer relationships to successfully market technological products and services?
  • Organisation and Leadership: How do you organise and lead the innovation process? How do you manage interactions within and between complex organisations, both in terms of formal and informal structures?
  • Project Management: How do you lead projects, a common way of organising innovation work? How do you share know-how between the projects and the regular organisation?
  • Societal aspects: How do you ensure that the innovation work goes hand-in-hand with concerns of societal well-being, ethics, and environmental responsibility?
  • Presentation skills: How do you most successfully present your ideas and proposals to a variety of audiences, including boards of directors, partners, managers, and co-workers?
Career
Examples of industries and companies where our students can pursue careers:
  • The automotive industry, for example, Scania, Volvo
  • The energy/utilities industry, such as ABB
  • Steel and mechanical engineering industries, such as Sandvik, Atlas Copco
  • Major consulting firms such as Accenture, ÅF
  • Telecom, for example Ericsson

Examples of possible work roles:

  • Business Consultant
  • Implementation Consultant
  • Innovation Manager
  • Product Developer
  • Product Manager
  • Project Manager/CEO

Programme Structure

Semester 1

  • Industrial Management
  • Industrial Strategy and Organisation
  • Industrial Project Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Industrial Project Management II
  • Marketing for Industrial Companies
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be engineering or technology.
Also required is 20 credits in mathematics.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 30565 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Funding


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