Innovation Management, offered at Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research in Beijing, is a two-year double-degree master’s program taking place in China at UCAS, Beijing. The program is taught in English. The program is organized under the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research. Both Aalborg University and UCAS are responsible for this specialization.
Innovation Management gives you knowledge and skills in innovation at community and company level. As a graduate you will be able to plan and execute development projects in both private and public organizations.
Innovation is a crucial driver of competitiveness and sustainability for companies, institutions and organisations of all sizes. The objective of this programme is to give you a profound understanding of what innovation is and equip you with tools to help you understand and manage complex innovation processes.
Being good at innovation is not just about being creative. Creativity may result in good ideas, but if these ideas are not geared towards creating value through their application and commercialisation, they may never become innovations. The innovation management programme not only teaches you how to identify creative ideas, it teaches you how to develop and bring them to life in various contexts, creating value and enhancing the competitive advantage of innovating organisations.
Employers are increasingly focusing on innovation and business development and are in need of experts and managers, who are qualified in these areas. Innovation is today seen as a very important driver for future competitiveness and sustainability of companies, institutions and organisations of various sizes. The IM-curriculum reflects this need for innovation managers and experts, who can build an organisation to be creative, innovative and who have a global mindset. It entails detailed understanding of global market mechanisms, technological development, strategic insight, organisational skills, entrepreneurial drive and creativity. By incorporating these disciplines in the curriculum, the IM education aims at meeting these demands of the job market.
Furthermore, the programme has aspirations not only to equip the candidates with basic skills of finding their place and integrating into organizational structures of existing entities, but also to encourage their interest to start up their own companies. The programme also offers its candidates opportunities to participate in academic research in the field of innovation, opening up opportunities for them both in academia and the public domain.
Lastly, a large emphasis is put on developing the international profile of candidates. After being part of the truly global classroom in China, the graduates of the programme enter the job market with a double-degree from Denmark and China providing them with relevant skills and knowledge that gives them a competitive global edge on the labour market.
Possible career positions include innovation manager, project manager, product developer, operations manager or business developer, to mention just a few examples. The programme also offers you opportunities to participate in academic research in the field of innovation, which opens up opportunities both in academia and the public sector.
You can apply until:
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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 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).
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).
A bachelor degree in Economics and Business Administration (three years) or equivalent to it is required. However, students with a bachelor degree in other fields are also encouraged to consider the programme and apply especially if they have relevant practical experience.
The programme offers a limited number of seats. After the assessment of applications, the best professionally qualified students will be offered enrolment on the programme. Professional qualification includes the student's GPA (grade point average) as well as other factors, which provide an additional insight into the professional qualification of the student.
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