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:
Examples of possible work roles:
The programme leads to a Master of Science degree (120 credits) with Industrial Engineering as the main field of study.
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.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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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).
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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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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