In this programme, you will be provided with the theory, concepts and methods to analyse and better understand the economics, roots and drivers of growth and innovation. The unique focus on spatial dynamics enables you to gain insights into how the areas of economic growth and innovation interplay, evolve and shape the economy and commerce in different regions and periods of time.
Innovation is fundamental in the process of economic growth. Theories of economic growth have long sought a comprehensive model that along with capital and labour also encompass technical change. The programme is designed to meet a demand in analytical and planning work for the ability to merge knowledge about economic modelling and the role of innovation and entrepreneurship with empirical evidence of economic change across time and space.
The programme draws on frontline research in the field of economic geography and the economics of innovation. Some of the key topics covered are small business economics, economics of innovation, regional development and entrepreneurship, as well as innovation, energy and sustainability.
Core courses (7.5 credits each): Econometrics; Economic Growth over Time and Space; Economics of Innovation; Research Design; Innovation, Energy and Sustainability; Small Business Economics and Entrepreneurship; The programme ends with a degree project (15 credits).
Electives (7.5 credits each): Elective courses that can primarily be included in the degree (course details and timing will be laid out at the introductoryweek): Organisational Development; Strategic Change and Leadership; Comparative Analysis of Economic Change; The Global Economy and Long-Term Economic Growth; Institutions, Economic Growth and Equity; Population and Living Standards; Internship; Geographies of Economies: Transforming Places, People and Production; Geographical Information Systems for the Social Sciences; Geographies of Economies: Urban and Regional Planning.
With a MSc in Innovation and Sustainable Global Development, you will qualify for any profession that requires capability of intellectual judgement, evaluation and analysis of economic facts and ideas, and good communication skills. This programme will give you plenty of career opportunities both at national and international institutions such as the EU, OECD, ILO, World Bank, UNESCO, WTO, NGOs, governments and central banks, think tanks, multinational companies and consulting firms. Graduates are well equipped for analytical and planning work in private sector, government and international organisations, as well as for work in non-governmental organisations, consultancy and research.
The programme also provides excellent preparation for PhD studies.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Innovation-Spatial-Dynamics
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund – a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated November 9, 2017