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|Application deadline:||January 31st (All schoalrship applications); April 31 (Non-EU Self Funded); July 31 (EU Self Funded)|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 102 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Partnership:|| Erasmus Mundus Scholarship |
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The MSc. in Global Innovation Management is a unique 2-year programme offered jointly by the University of Strathclyde (Scotland), Aalborg University (Denmark), Hamburg University of Technology (Germany) and Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) which enables graduates of first degrees in engineering, science and technology to successfully manage the innovation process across international boundaries.
The course equips students with skills to transform research outputs into innovative products and services. Learning the tools and techniques for working globally, students apply this knowledge practically by working on projects with industry contacts in different countries, further enhancing their understanding of international business. GIM addresses new challenges in innovative global enterprise and provides:
* A practical and global perspective of Innovation Management, through industry based modules
* Skills applicable for larger multinational organisations to smaller enterprises
* Expanded perspectives of Innovation Management including Technology Management, R&D, and Product/Service Development with focus on the interface between disciplines involved in the process;
* Increased research capability focused on activities at the periphery of the innovation process.
Graduates, supported by a network of valuable contacts, enter the international employment market working:
* with enterprises dealing with high end technological products and services
* as consultants making technology assessment and innovation /change management
* with governmental institutes dealing with innovation policy and strategy
* with relevant research and higher education institutions.
All students take a common first year at the University of Strathclyde, then select to deepen study at Hamburg or apply skills and knowledge in an industrial internship at Aalborg.
EU students have to chance to apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarship funding to spend semester 3 at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne,Australia. The programme at Swinburne is delivered by the Faculty of Business & Enterprise as part of their Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme.
Semesters 1 and 2 at The University of Strathclyde provide a strong foundation in the Innovation Management process, and essential practical experience of working within globally distributed teams and with industrial clients on product/service development briefs.
Semester 3 (Year 2) at Hamburg University of Technology looks at early and late phases of the innovation management process. It concentrates on market research for (radical) innovation, cross functional cooperation at the front end of the innovation process, managing innovation projects over geographical and functional/divisional boarders and preparing the market introduction of new products and services.
In semester 3 (Year 2) at Aalborg University, students undertake an industrial internship at a Danish company to gain relevant global innovation management work experience, and to consolidating the taught content delivered at the University of Strathclyde.
In semester 4 all students undertake a thesis project at the institution where they spent the 3rd semester. The project is jointly supervised between the second year institution and one other partner.
At Strathclyde in year 1, Students take the following compulsory classes:
* Innovation Management
* Strategic Technology Management
* Design Management
* Design Methods
* Supply Chain Management
* People Organisation & Technology
* Product Development Project
* Global Design
In addition to the complusory modules, a further two optional modules are selected from the following:
* Design for Manufacture and Assembly
* Advanced Manufacturing Systems Design and Management
* Total Quality & Continuous Improvement
* Strategic Supply Chain Management
* Enterprise and Resource Planning
* Product Branding and Promotion
Product Development ProjectTeams of students will be formed to tackle a product development project which is initiated by an industry client´s brief and through to the building and testing of a prototype product. The teams consult with their client throughout the project and present the final solution to them.
Global Design (Project Module)
Taught content is delivered to students covering key aspects and tools for the participation in and management of distributed design projects. Student teams then collaborate with corresponding teams of students based at a foreign institution on a product development project supported by the relevant communications and project management technology and techniques. Students can expect to work with others from institutions in the USA, Australia and other global locations.
In year 2, semester 3, at Hamburg University of Technology, students take the following compulsory classes:
* Business Planning
* Product Strategy
* Marketing For Innovation
* Technology and Innovation Management
* Managing International Team Based Product Development
In addtion to the compulsory modules, two further optional modules are selected from the following:
* International Business Management
* Design for Manufacture and Assembly
* German as Foreign Language
* Ethics for Engineers
* Quality Management
* Production Process Organisation
* International Economics
* International Logistics
Managing International Team based Product Development (project)This module provides students with further experience of working within a team on a product development brief set by an industry based client and broadens the global perspective where the project is based within German industry.
In year 2, semester 3, at Aalborg, students undertake an Industrial Placement. This involves working on a topic and finding theoretical support for it through self-study. The internship is documented in a report, which should provide: a practical write up, including a report to the company; theoretical support for the practical aspects, and; personal experiences and evaluation.
Completion of the internship will provide further experience of a number of the skills required for the semester 4 graduation project.
The MSc award is made jointly by the University of Strathclyde and the second year institution.
Candidates admitted to the MSc will require to have:
* A Bachelor´s degree or equivalent, at second-class level or higher, in an engineering, science or technology subject
* An appropriate level of competence in the English language, through attaining IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 250/95
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||600|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||250|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||95|
There are a number of competitively awarded ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarships. 9 places are available to applicants from Non EU countries and 7 places for applicants from within the European Union, a European Econonmic Area / European Free Trade Association (EEA/EFTA) or an accession state (candidate for EU membership).
The scholarships are 48,000 Euros in total for Non EU students and up to 21,000 Euros for students native to an EU country or having carried out their main activities within the EU for 12 months or more in the last 5 years. Scholarships can be used to contribute to tuition fees and provide a significant contibution to living expenses on a monthly basis over the 2 year length of the programme.
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