|Application deadline:||January 15|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
In the modern knowledge economy, various forms of new knowledge, especially in technology, are critical factors underlying industrial innovation, competitiveness, and economic growth. This programme focuses on how and why companies innovate to compete and how companies can reap financial returns from their investments in innovation.
Through a combination of an advanced level of business management and economics in relation to engineering knowledge, you will be trained to analyse, understand and skilfully manage innovation processes in companies and other areas of society.
Innovation processes present challenges and opportunities for a range of different organisations, such as established firms, new entrepreneurial firms, universities and government agencies. Industry, as well as society, therefore need managers and employees who not only have scientific and engineering training but who also have acquired a thorough understanding of the innovation process and how it can be handled in a financially successful
At the intersection between technology, management and economics, the overall purpose of the programme is to train you to skilfully analyse and manage innovation and renewal. After having completed the programme, you should be able to:
Together with committed teachers, that include you as a student in their research and students from both industrial economy and the field of engineering, this programme creates a base for developing yourself and your ability to lead and develop organisations.
Future career opportunities will primarily be found in the business sectors, including large multinational firms as well as small technology- based firms. Examples of occupations include management consultancy, technology/industry analysis, project management, product development, R&D management, business development, corporate venturing, hi-tech entrepreneurship and venture capital. Interesting job opportunities also exist in government policy-making agencies, non- government organisations, universities and institutions commercialising science and technology.
To help you acquire and utilize appropriate theoretical and methodological tools, the programme trains you by combining extensive practical training, often project based industry challenges, with critical analysis, putting theories and methods to effective use. You will take part in lectures, seminars, workshops and supervised project work. Assessment techniques include oral examination and written examination; individual and group examinations.
All courses within the programme invite feedback from students on all essential aspects of the course and the education, something that clearly has supported the improvement of the programme. Furthermore, the mixture of students from different cultural and educational/engineering backgrounds supports the programme’s international profile.
We operate in an environment with open and extensive affiliations with business and industry, and the research underlying the programme is therefore closely linked to current business practice and problems. This is demonstrated, for example, through guest lectures, joint research projects, Master’s thesis, applied projects dealing with current business issues. Additionally, the faculty is involved in executive education through CHAMPS, Chalmers
Several of the programme’s professors also conduct research at CBI, Center for Business Innovation, at Chalmers. With funding from Vinnova, CBI is a major research centre in the field of management of innovation
To be eligible an applicant must either be a holder of a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree.
Specific entry requirements
Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in Industrial Engineering and Management or an Engineering Discipline. Prerequisites: Mathematics, minimum 30 cr. including Statistics, minimum 7.5 cr.. Minimum 15 cr. from studies in one or several of the following subjects; Organization theory, Project management, Management, Innovation management, Business administration and Economics. The required 15 cr. may also include maximum 7.5 cr. of Sustainable development. Preferable course experience: Single- and multivariable analysis, Linear algebra.
English Language Proficiency
The most common and important scores that are accepted are
|CAE score:||60 (Grade C)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||575|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||90|
Note: Being granted alternative funding from external patrons does not affect the possibility of obtaining scholarships from Chalmers, as an applicants financial status is not taken into account during the nomination process.
Adlerbert Foreign Student Hospitality Fund - Only open for international students who have been admitted to, and enrolled on, a Master's Programme at Chalmers. Thus, prospective students cannot apply. Students can be awarded the scholarship a maximum of two times. The application period opens in late January and closes in late February. Consequently, it is only possible to apply during this period of a student's first and second year.
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