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 crossroads of international business, entrepreneurship and innovation management.
In the Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management, you will acquire advanced knowledge in innovation management related theories and practices and be able to develop and apply frameworks, which will help to understand how innovations are created, launched and managed in an international setting. You will also learn how entrepreneurial activities are formed and which key strategies companies use in order to expand.
The competence gained in this programme opens up numerous career opportunities in different kinds of organisational settings and roles as well as the possibility to apply for doctoral training.
Academic Excellence & Experience
The program is offered by the Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku (TSE). TSE has earned AACSB Accreditation (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the highest standard of excellence in business education worldwide. We have been accredited since 2019 and are committed to continually improve the quality of education we offer.
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. In most courses, you will gain experience in 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 the maritime industry.
Interactions of decision mechanisms in an entrepreneurial firm’s journey to becoming 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 crowd-sourcing. Case: Large government-owned company.
Studies and Learning
The Global Innovation Management (GIM) Programme consists of courses in which teaching is performed with pride but where learning is the ultimate focus.
That means that the classes you attend during GIM might differ a little from your previous experience of studying and lectures.
In GIM, the focus is on your transformation and learning. To achieve this, the academic staff designs courses in different ways so that students take responsibility for their own learning and development.
Much of the studying is done within collaborative learning groups, which have been shown to produce superior learning outcomes. Furthermore, they are beneficial in a holistic personal development process, which includes intra- and interpersonal skills in a very international setting.
Committing to a Programme like GIM involves more than just following a curriculum. We also have an elaborate tutoring programme, which gives every student three tutors and advisors:
A student tutor who will introduce you to the social, cultural and practical everyday life in Finland.
An academic advisor, who is designated to support you in your studies, research and life planning.
An education coordinator who will develop a personal study plan with you on a one-to-one basis.
These efforts are made in order to safeguard your overall learning experience.
Educational and research collaboration is conducted with the Indo-Finn Diagnostic Research Center.