Industrial Management and Innovation, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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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. Whether you start up your own business or work for an established company, this master programme in Industrial Management and Innovation from Uppsala University gives you a deep understanding as well as a variety of tools to manage complex innovation processes.
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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.

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?
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

The programme leads to a Master of Science degree (120 credits) with Industrial Engineering as the main field of study.

Programme Structure

The first year of the programme consists of courses in innovation management, project management, business, industrialisation, engineering ethics, etc. In addition to courses, towards the end of the first year, you apply your knowledge in a larger commercialisation project carried out as a group project.

During the second year, you specialise in the field of management of technological innovation. You take courses such as philosophy of innovation, qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as elective courses. In the second semester of the second year, you conduct an independent project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: August 28, 2017
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.

Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

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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


Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.

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