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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Master in Innovation programs are becoming of greater interest to students as employers are seeking creative, qualified, and outside-the-box thinkers. Students will not only gain knowledge of innovation studies and theory, but also how these can apply to the real world.

The formal higher education system of Finland is the 7-3-2-2 pattern. The university takes two years in vocational or technical education and finally two-year pre-tertiary education. Finland also has several public as well as private universities that have enabled accessibility of higher education to students.

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Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. [+]

Best Masters in Innovation in Finland 2017. Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management Innovative leaders for the future world! The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. In the Master’s Degree Programme, you will acquire advanced knowledge in innovation management related theories and practices and will be able to develop and apply frameworks which help to understand how innovations are created, launched and managed in an international setting. You will also learn how entrepreneurial activities are formed and what are the key strategies that companies use in order to expand. The competence gained in the Programme opens up numerous career opportunities in different kinds of organisational settings and roles as well as the possibility to apply for doctoral training. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The extent of the Programme is 120 ECTS credits and the degree is designed to be completed in two years. In addition to major and minor studies, students must take language studies and need to complete methodology courses. Students should note that this is a full-time Programme and most courses have compulsory attendance. In addition to courses focusing on international business, entrepreneurship and innovation management, students can take elective courses. Academic excellence & experience Turku School of Economics (TSE) at the University of Turku is one of the largest faculties for education in business science in Finland. The studies include a comprehensive choice of economic sciences, other business and finance-related subjects and foreign languages. You will be part of a solid scientific community – set in a modern and demanding study environment – in which you can develop your skills and competence. The expertise of TSE in international business combined with Finnish global competitiveness in technological innovation provides unique conditions that make this Programme an unparalleled experience, enabling students to think in new and constructive ways. Turku School of Economics employs a variety of teaching methods that are carefully combined to give students the opportunity to learn effectively. In addition to interactive lectures, case studies, problem-solving exercises and e-learning models complement traditional learning methods. This combination allows for the integration of theoretical insights into the real-life aspects of business. The graduates of the Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management acquire knowledge, accumulate experience and develop important personal skills. The Programme offers lectures and seminars with class sizes varying between 10 and 30 students on average. On most courses, you will gain experience of intercultural communication by engaging in team-sized collaborative learning groups. Graduates from the Programme have a very strong foundation in research and inquiry. They are trained to utilise scientific methods to solve real world problems. They can actively apply their expertise to new situations and generate new knowledge. Master's thesis & topics At its best, a Master’s thesis is a productive and advanced study in the problematics of a specific subject. The process involves a set number of compulsory seminar group meetings, since a fundamental part of the learning process is the oral presentation of one’s own work and the ability to discuss the works of others. Upon completion of the Master’s thesis, you: are able to apply the research methods on your area of specialisation in an independent research work that follows good scientific practice are able to choose and formulate a research problem and develop a research plan for conducting your study. can describe and analyse previous research connected to the research problem and select an appropriate research method for the study. can apply the selected research method to collect data and to critically analyse and report the research results. can identify the most significant research findings and communicate them both in writing and orally. Examples of Master’s thesis topics Scouring uncharted waters – managing outbound open innovation in maritime industry Interactions of decision mechanisms in an entrepreneurial firm’s journey to become a major player in its industry The role of diaspora networks in opportunity exploitation by ethnic entrepreneurs in Finland Motivating employee engagement in in-house crowdsourcing. Case: Large government-owned company CAREER OPTIONS Competence description GIM is designed to transform your thinking so that you will be able to contribute to the international success of various types of organisations. The Programme has a strong international business component. It is designed to teach you to understand the complex interactions and big picture of an ever more globally interdependent world. This capability enables graduates to become valuable actors in areas like general management, the management of small and medium-sized enterprises and similar organisational roles. The innovation management that is part of hte Programme provides a deep and broad understanding of the nature of innovations, their development and commercialisation. Our focus – in terms of innovation management – ranges from macro-systems (i.e. national innovation systems) to business concept innovations, to more traditional innovation management tasks in R&D, product, service and process innovation management. This more specialised focus complements the acquired general skills set. Entrepreneurship studies, the third fundamental emphasis of GIM, involves working on cognitive and behavioural abilities. These have been found to positively correlate with the development and commercialisation of successful innovations. Job options In summary, the design of GIM opens up a number of possible career opportunities in all kinds of organisational settings and roles. Possible job titles are: category manager – external supply operations branch manager senior manager marketing coordinator managing director development manager Career in research The Master of Science degree opens up the possibility to apply for doctoral studies. Quite a few former Master’s students continue to pursue the Doctor of Science degree after completing the Programme. GIM graduates are eligible to apply for a position in the University of Turku Graduate School, UTUGS. The Graduate School consists of 16 doctoral programmes which cover all disciplines and doctoral candidates of the University. Together with the doctoral programmes, the Graduate School provides systematic and high quality doctoral training. UTUGS aims to train highly qualified experts with the skills required for both professional career in research and other positions of expertise. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements Phase 1 – General Requirements Academic Requirements All applications are pre-screened and short-listed based on the eligibility of the applicants. Short-listed applicants must have one of the following degrees (already earned at the time of application): 1. Degree Requirements a) Bachelor of Science in Business Administration b) Bachelor of Science in Engineering c) Bachelor of Business Administration degree from a Finnish university of applied sciences d) Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Food Chemistry, Molecular Biotechnology or In Vitro Diagnostics or a corresponding foreign university degree that meets the Finnish criteria. Applicants with a Finnish Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (kauppatieteiden maisteri) are not eligible. Some students will be admitted under the condition that they complete supplementary courses (see: admission criteria). 2. Studies in business science Previous university level studies must include a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in business science studies. Previous eligible studies in business sciences: accounting and finance marketing international business management and organisation operations and supply chain entrepreneurship Due to the differences in the subject names, studies in other subjects might be accepted as well. 3. Minimum Grade The grade of the applicant’s major studies should be 3 or better for students graded on a grading scale of 1-5. The minimum for all other grading systems is the average grade. If the applicant’s certificate does not indicate the grade for their major studies, the average grade will be calculated from all courses indicated in the transcript of records. The following scale is used when considering the grade: 5 laudatur, eximia A 4 3 and 3– 4 magna B 3 2,5 and 2+ 3 cum laude C 2 2 and 2– 2 non sine, lubenter D 1 1,5 and 1+ 1 approbatur E ... [-]

MSc in Innovation Management

University of Eastern Finland Business School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Kuopio

The Master’s Degree Programme in Innovation Management provides students with expertise in initiating and leading change in enterprises and other organisations. [+]

MSc in Innovation Management MAKE IT DIFFERENT Thinking outside the box is critical for organisational competitiveness and survival. This has created a need for a new type of business professional with an understanding of how innovation, change and renewal are initiated and achieved in organisations. The Master’s Degree Programme in Innovation Management provides students with expertise in initiating and leading change in enterprises and other organisations. Students will learn how to manage projects and processes around product and service design, human resources, strategy and in sales, marketing and customer care. Students learn to identify opportunities for renewal, to apply the right methods and tools for innovation and change and to implement challenging development projects within specific areas of business. Students will also improve their communication and co-operation competence as well as information-seeking, analytical and problem-solving skills. They will acquire the confidence to take initiative, make decisions and carry things through in a responsible manner. They will also learn to assess the outcomes of innovation and change initiatives. Intake: 15 students Application period: 1 December 2016 - 13 January 2017 Career prospects As a specialist in innovation management the graduate will have a wide range of career prospects depending on one's own particular interest. Graduates will find opportunities in various types of organisations: from small enterprises to the business units of multinational companies and public-sector organisations. Graduates will have excellent prospects for placements as business experts, change consultants, managers and entrepreneurs. Students specialising in innovation management typically begin their careers as team leaders, project leaders, experts and consultants, moving on to line manager and managerial positions. Many of our graduates start their own businesses or take a position in family enterprises. What will you learn? The two-year programme will equip you to act as an innovator or change agent in enterprises and other organisations. You will learn to identify opportunities for renewal, to apply the right methods and tools for innovation and change and to implement challenging development projects within specific areas of business. Like many of the world's top universities, we combine competence in management, marketing, entrepreneurship and international business to achieve a comprehensive view of business activities. As your studies progress, you will improve your communication and co-operation competence and your information-seeking, analytical and problem-solving skills. You will acquire the confidence to take initiative, make decisions and carry through tasks in a responsible manner. You will learn to assess the outcomes of innovation and change initiatives. You will also develop additional expertise by choosing your minor subject from among several interesting alternatives. Tuition fees and scholarships - non-EU/EEA students Application period 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017. Tuition fee The tuition fee is 8 000 € per academic year. What does the tuition fee include? The tuition fee includes the studies included in the degree (120 ECTS) and studies-related counselling and supervision. In addition: Assistance in applying for student housing An orientation programme An appointed student tutor Access to IT services Wireless Internet access on campus, computer classrooms available 24/7 Free use of the Library Finnish Language courses How to apply for a scholarship? The scholarship is applied for when applying for admission to the university by filling out the relevant section of the application form. The decision about the scholarship is made in connection with student admission, and the student is notified of the matter in the letter of acceptance. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of the student's academic achievements described in the admission criteria. The scholarship is personal and it is awarded for two academic years. See the criteria at: http://www.uef.fi/en/web/mdp-innovation-management/admission-requirements The scholarship exempts the student from the tuition fee either in full (100%) or partially (80%). In this programme, scholarships are available to 50% of students who are accepted to the programme and required to pay tuition. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the university and possible scholarship by 31 March 2017 at the latest. Students who are awarded a scholarship are required to sign and return a scholarship payment form to the programme coordinator before the payment of the scholarship can begin. Payment of the tuition fee The tuition fee is paid in two instalments. The first instalment is paid by 31 July 2017 and the second instalment by 30 November 2017. Other mandatory fee All degree students of the university are members of the Student Union. The Student Union membership fee is 126 € per academic year. The Student Union membership fee entitles the student to, for example: free basic health care reduced lunch prices at student cafeterias discounts on local buses and long-distance transportation discounts on many public services and free-time activities. Further information is available on the website of the Student Union. Contact person If you have any questions about tuition fees or scholarships, please don't hesitate to contact: ville-veikko.piispanen(at)uef.fi Admission requirements Eligibility Applicants with the following degrees are eligible for the studies: At least a 3-year Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or a recognised university of applied sciences/polytechnic. A minimum of 60 ECTS in business studies is required. Language, communication and research method studies are not included in the above mentioned studies. However, one course in economics and one course in logistics may be included in the above mentioned studies. The degree must be completed by the end of the application period. Applicants with a Finnish or foreign higher university degree in business administration [Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)] are not eligible. Proficiency in English The applicants are to prove their language skills in English as follows: English language test: TOEFL paper-based: Total score 600 and Writing 4.0 TOEFL Internet-based: Total Score 100 and Writing 22 IELTS (Academic): Overall Score 6.5 and Writing 5.5 PTE (Pearson Test of English), min. 59 points Or, if the applicant fulfils at least one of the following requirements, a separate language test is not required but the applicant is to prove his/her English proficiency with the applicable degree certificate and the transcript of his/her academic record: Bachelor's or Master's degree conducted in English language in a Nordic country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) Bachelor's or Master's degree conducted in English language in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States Bachelor's or Master's degree conducted in English language in an EU/EEA country Secondary education conducted in English language in a Nordic country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) Secondary education conducted in English language in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States Secondary education conducted in English language in an EU/EEA country Secondary education conducted in a Nordic country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) English as the A1 language as part of an International Baccalaureate examination (minimum grade 2) Letter of Motivation The letter of motivation is to contain the following: Max. 1000 words Introduction of the applicant (degrees and studies, current professional activity, special academic and professional interests) Reasons for applying to the programme Financing plan for the studies Career plans after graduation Preliminary proposal for the Master's thesis topic (max. 200 words) [-]

Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management (Master of Administrative Sciences)

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Tampere

NORDIG educates international experts who profoundly understand the dynamics of public-private collaboration and knowledge intensive professional work in the context of global trends and Nordic welfare societies. [+]

Best Masters in Innovation in Finland 2017. NORDIG educates international experts who profoundly understand the dynamics of public-private collaboration and knowledge intensive professional work in the context of global trends and Nordic welfare societies. Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS When to apply: 1.12.2016 – 13.1.2017 Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 8000 euros per year Read more about Scholarships The programme builds on Nordic research excellence in public administration, innovations and services. The programme brings together the teachers, students and regional partners in innovative learning environment to challenge the current societal problems and practices. Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management aims to challenge the traditional contents and sector-oriented learning approaches that are typically applied in the field of public administration and public policy. It brings together elements from social sciences and engineering, combining the strengths of soft and hard applied sciences, resulting to a spirit of solution-focused and resource-oriented entrepreneurialism, interdisciplinary and close relations to society. It provides the students a unique learning environment enabling them to come up with smart solutions and sustainable learning outcomes in the field of public administration and management, in the contexts of public-private partnership, public value creation, co-production and deliberative democracy as well as innovation systems, digitalization and smart solutions. Programme is organized jointly by University of Tampere (Finland), University of Agder (Norway) and Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) Why NORDIG? The programme gives the opportunity to study in three excellent Nordic universities. NORDIG puts a strong emphasis on the interplay between theory and practice. It equips graduates with excellent learning and networking skills. They will be able to understand and manage complex networks, service production and value chains. These skills and competencies are particularly relevant given the changing nature of the public and private sectors; such as the blurring of boundaries between the two, the pressure for responding swiftly to societal demands, as well as the enormous socio-economic and political challenges facing European societies in years to come. Study objectives The programme educates students to understand public interests and values and the impacts of public services and policies on citizens, organisations and society at large. The curriculum adds a truly Nordic dimension through studies on public administration and public policy across the whole of the Nordic region. The graduates will be equipped with generic and domain-specific competencies needed in the labour market and post-graduate studies. Graduates will have adequate knowledge of the philosophy of the social sciences and theories of public and innovation policy, public administration, organisational studies and management in order to qualify them to enrol on PhD programmes in public administration and to be able to obtain and utilise the latest academic knowledge from the respective fields. In addition, graduates will develop their managerial skills in order to manage teams and projects – as well as their own learning and knowledge – and to coordinate and develop service systems and value chains both within and across organisational settings. Their adaptive leadership skills will be developed in conjunction with basic training in inter-cultural communication, learning and negotiation skills. The attitudes supported in the programme build on Nordic public values such as transparency, efficiency, equality and fairness, and focus on innovation, openness, problem-solving, partnership networks and global responsibility. The domain-specific competencies of the programme are derived from the Nordic tradition in public administration and management, in combination with novel (pragmatic) insights from the extended network composed of non-degree providing partners. The most important domain-specific competencies attained in the programme include understanding the following: the complexities associated with the policy process; the specificity of the public domain as an operating environment; structures and operating principles of knowledge-intensive innovation systems; the management of public processes, organisations and service systems; public leadership. The generic competencies of the programme highlight the importance of lifelong learning and the ability to work together with experts from different disciplinary, professional and cultural backgrounds. The programme puts a strong emphasis on the interplay between theory and practice. A pragmatic epistemological approach is one of its cross-cutting themes. One semester is dedicated to critical issues related to learning, creativity and communication, which are practiced hands-on in the interdisciplinary context of KTH’s Open Lab. The core aim is to identify and address the so-called ‘wicked problems’ (for which no simple solutions exist) and, in turn, utilize the theoretical knowledge and available technological solutions to solve a multiplicity of societal problems associated with public governance and service provision. Nevertheless, the programmes research-intensive in nature and thus puts a special emphasis on methodological aspects, such as academic writing skills and data-gathering. Career opportunities The programme equips graduates with excellent learning and networking skills. They will be able to understand and manage complex networks, service production and value chains. These skills and competencies are particularly relevant given the changing nature of the public and private sectors; such as the blurring of boundaries between the two, the pressure for responding swiftly to societal demands, as well as the enormous socio-economic and political challenges facing European societies in years to come. Doctoral study opportunities This master's degree provides the required background if you wish to pursue doctoral studies in Administrative and Social sciences, for example in UTA’s Doctoral Programme of School of Management. Eligibility Eligible to apply to a Master's degree programme is a person who has completed a university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of Social sciences (eg. Administrative Sciences, Political Science, Business Administration) or other relevant field (eg. Engineering) has fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies. For the requirements, please see the section on Language requirements below. Language requirements Applicants must submit evidence on a good command of English for academic purposes. There are two ways of indicating English language proficiency: previous studies and language tests. [-]