The main focus of the programme is understanding the creation of value for customers. We address this issue at three different levels: firstly, the industry level, where the focus of attention is the economic and technical transformation in national and global markets. Secondly, the firm level, which focuses on the management of value-creating functions and processes such as research and development, operations and sourcing, and marketing and distribution. Thirdly, the individual level, which focuses on leading people in change.
The programme consists of a number of tailored and programme-exclusive courses that provide detailed understanding in relation to each of the three levels, as well as the interrelation between them. The learning process throughout the programme is enhanced by the integrated design of the compulsory courses – where case assignments, problem-based learning, and interaction with the industry are of central importance.
The programme takes pride in having close contact and frequent interaction with industrial leaders and their organisations. For example, all courses have guest lecturers from the industry. Moreover, interview assignments, study visits, and industrial projects are core activities in the curricula, in order for all students to be prepared to take on leadership positions in industrial and technology-intensive organisations after completing the programme.
The Master’s programme in Industrial Management offers a unique possibility to combine and develop comprehensive engineering knowledge with advanced management and leadership skills. This particular combination is very attractive for most industrial businesses worldwide. After completing the programme, the student will have developed suitable skills to take on a technology/management consultant role or a functional/project managerial position in international technology-based firms.
Degree project and thesis
The objective of the degree project is for students to demonstrate the individual skills acquired during the programme and apply them to solving a realistic problem. The student will then write a thesis report, demonstrate and defend the results.
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Minimum required score:
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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).
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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).
Programme specific admission requirements
A technical Bachelor's degree with specialization in one of the following fields: Mechanical Engineering, Design and Product Development, Information and Communication Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or equivalent. A Bachelor's degree with a specialization in Industrial Management does not fulfil the specific requirements.
A basic course in Industrial Management is however required to fulfil the specific requirements.
Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.
Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.
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