University of Oulu

Product Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    10000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
University rank #201 ,
Master's Programme in Product Management at the University of Oulu is the master’s programme in Nordic Countries focusing on Product Management. It's a multi-disciplinary degree that combines technical knowledge, economic methods, and understanding of human behaviour and offers close collaboration with the industry and business.

About

Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) combines technical knowledge, economic methods and the understanding of human behaviour. The students will learn to explore phenomena and to solve problems from the three aforementioned perspectives. Product Management major focuses on the development and management of products and services throughout their life-cycles. Product Management major from University of Oulu is designed to provide the student with the ability to:

  • analyse, design, and develop different technologies, products, and services
  • manage technologies, product life-cycle and product development processes
  • understand product management and product portfolio management’s principles, goals, processes, and information systems
  • master the phases of productisation, including requirement management, design, delivery, maintenance, and removal

Product management major in the master’s programme in Industrial Engineering and Management can be complemented with the courses related to production management, organisation and knowledge management, project management, and engineering studies.

The degree programme involves close collaboration with industry and business, meaning that lectures include practical cases that improve the learning experience. Guests from various organisations are often invited to speak in the lectures. Assignments are typically connected to practical industrial problems and challenges, allowing students to gain industry experience as they start building networks within the business world. The language of instruction in the degree programme is English and many exchange and international degree programme students participate in the courses. In addition, exchange studies abroad are recommended for the students. A lot of cooperation exist with other universities in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Graduates typically work in technical economic development and management positions in companies or other organisations. The graduates will have expertise in new product development, rapid development and productisation. They will be competent in different areas of product management such as strategic fit, value maximisation and balancing the product portfolio, and they can use their knowledge when solving challenging problems in various, especially technology-intensive, industries.

Possible titles include:

  • Product manager
  • Product Data Manager
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Product Portfolio Manager

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Product development
  • Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Technology Management
  • Risk Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Product Data Management
  • Project Business
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 (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 580

    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: 92

    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

  • Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in relevant fields of engineering such as civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
  • University level Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or equivalent university level degree, suitable for engineering studies, with "very good" or "excellent" grades
  • "very good” or "excellent" grades in Basic studies in Mathematical Sciences (e.g. mathematics, physics/chemistry)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 10000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.