Language of instruction: English
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change”
Charles Darwin had it right in his famous statement. In business terms, if organizations do not change what they offer and the ways in which they create and deliver their products and services, then those organizations may not be around for too long. The Innovation and Industrial Management MSc programme provides education and practices on how and why to analyze problems and to design solutions, for organizations which are operating in changing markets with evolving technologies and industries.
A main rationale for our focus has to do with the international nature of competition. Modern companies face complex industrial and financial challenges of doing business domestically as well as internationally. Companies face particular demands in adapting to these technological, financial, consumer and other changes, in ways which positively affect their future profitability and competitiveness. Global competition requires organizations to develop internal and external analysis of industrial processes and market conditions with particular emphasis on innovation, industrial dynamics and investments.
About the programme
The Innovation and Industrial Management (IIM) MSc programme is concerned with analyzing problems and designing solutions for organizations operating in changing markets and business models, with evolving technologies and organizations. The overall objective is to provide theories, methods and tools to students as potential managers in organizations operating under uncertainty in complex and rapidly changing environments. The courses, projects, and thesis work within this MSc programme therefore focus upon management within the frameworks of short-term and long-term investment in relation to industrial dynamics and innovation. The rationale for combining these frameworks is that organizations make trade-offs between ‘efficiency’ and ‘innovation’.
The modern manager must learn to utilize and mobilize existing resources for current activities, at the same time as s/he must develop existing and new resources to develop new businesses, services, and the like, through internal and external processes. Special emphasis is put on understanding and providing concepts, principles and procedures that are central for analyzing problems and designing solutions.
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Last updated March 30, 2016