Operations and Innovation Management, MSc in Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12402 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The Master's programme in Operations and Innovation Management, MSc in Technology at Aalborg University will provide you with competences in international strategy and change processes, and you gain tools for analysis, organisation, and development in a global context.

About

More and more companies become global. As a result, there is an increasing demand for graduates who can meet the challenges that come with globalisation, and who can develop and execute development strategies in an international perspective. Studying Operations and Innovation Management, you will be prepared to meet the challenges of the future.

In the Operations and Innovation Management, MSc in Technology programme, you can choose between the following specialisations
  • Media Management
  • Global Management
Problem Based Learning

Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.

Job and Career

Graduates from Operations and Innovation Management can work as managers, specialists and consultants in a wide range of different organisations. Examples of graduate destinations are

  • Novo Nordisk
  • Carlsberg
  • Vestas
  • Ferrosan
  • Danske Bank
  • TopDanmark
  • Accenture
  • PA Consulting
  • IBM
  • Coloplast
  • Siemens
  • F.L. Smith

Graduates hold positions such as

  • Management Consultant
  • Sales and Operations Manager
  • Supply chain Development Manager
  • Department Head
  • Strategic Purchaser
  • Analyst
  • Project Coordinator
  • Process Manager

Job opportunities are typically found in Danish or international media firms, in communication departments of privately held companies, in NGOs and in the public sector.

As a graduate in Media Management, you are prepared to develop, manage and maintain global media firms. Thus, you will be capable of navigating in the future media landscape, and you can contribute to creating value in the media sector.

Your future work tasks could for instance include

  • faciliation of collaboration between programmers, marketing specialists and creative employees
  • creation of products in cross-cultural teams
  • coordination across different technological platforms

Accreditation

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.

Programme Structure

Global Management

1st semester

  • Designing Global Business Systems and Value Chains (or Integrated Solutions)

  • Researching Business Systems

  • Managing Global Business Systems and Value Chains

  • Operations Development and Strategy

2nd semester

  • Global Innovation and Technology Management

  • Innovation and Change Management

  • Strategy, Organisation and Market Creation

  • Management Systems

3rd semester

Individual specialisation: During this semester, you get the opportunity to design your own semester and specialise in relevant topics you wish to gain more in-depth knowledge about. This may include an internship in a company or taking courses at another university in Denmark or abroad.

Choose between

  • Project in Operations and Innovation Management

  • Internship

  • Study abroad

4th semester

You will finish the study programme with a final academic thesis – the Master’s thesis. This project is larger than the projects you have carried out so far. When carrying out the thesis, you have the opportunity to combine all the knowledge and skills you have acquired throughout the study programme. The Master’s thesis can be in nature of industrial development, further development of a project, or actual research. You will typically do your Master’s thesis in cooperation with a company on a topic you choose to specialise in.

  • Master's thesis

Media Management

1st semester

  • Media Management: Designing Global Business Systems (or Integrated Solutions) for Media Firms

  • Researching Business Systems

  • Managing Global Business Systems and Value Chains

  • Media Management, Meso

2nd semester

  • Media Management: Innovation and Technology Management in Media Firms

  • Innovation and Change Management

  • Strategy, Organisation and Market Creation

  • Media Management, Micro

3rd semester

During this semester, you design your own semester. You specialise in relevant topics you wish to gain more in-depth knowledge about. This may include an internship in a media firm or taking courses at another university in Denmark or abroad.

Choose between

  • Project in Media Management

  • Internship

  • Study abroad

4th semester

Master's thesis. Your Master’s thesis will focus on media management and is the culmination of your Master's degree.

  • Master's thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

  • Minimum required score:

    560

    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:

    88

    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

Global Management

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the relevance of their Bachelor's degree (including whether the Bachelor's degree is research based or not). A number of Bachelor's degrees and professional Bachelor's degrees qualify you to enroll in the Master of Science in Technology programme.

Limited admission

There are only a limited number of student places available. Applicants will be assessed individually based on relevance of Bachelor degree (including whether the Bachelor's degree is research based or not) and Grade Point Average of the BA at the time of application.

The programme will admit 18 students.

Danish B level in English compares to:

  • IELTS (academic test). Minimum score: 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): Minimum score: 560
  • TOEFL (internet-based): Minimum score: 88
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B

Danish A level in English compares to:

  • IELTS (academic test): Minimum score: 7.0
  • TOEFL (paper-based): Minimum score: 600
  • TOEFL (internet-based): Minimum score: 100
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with the grade B
Media Management

In order to apply to the specialisation in Media Management, you need a Bachelor's degree in humanities, social sciences, business studies or the like. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the relevance of their Bachelor's degree (including whether the Bachelor's degree is research based or not).

Limited admission

There are only a limited number of student places available. Applicants for the programmes will be assessed individually based on relevance of Bachelor's degree and Grade Point Average of the BA at the time of application. 18 students will be admitted.

Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.

Furthermore please note that the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:

Danish B level in English compares to:

  • IELTS (academic test). Minimum score: 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): Minimum score: 560
  • TOEFL (internet-based): Minimum score: 88
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B

Danish A level in English compares to:

  • IELTS (academic test): Minimum score: 7.0
  • TOEFL (paper-based): Minimum score: 600
  • TOEFL (internet-based): Minimum score: 100
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with the grade B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12402 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12402 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

92,200 DKK

Living costs for Copenhagen

7,500 - 12,900 DKK/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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