The master’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management is designed to give students a focused, relevant and utilisable body of knowledge in this diverse and modern field. The programme is ideally suited for those with an interest in starting and managing innovative projects or new economic endeavours.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at KTH
The master’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management engage students by combining the more theoretical aspects of the field with a self-defined innovation project. This combination of practical skills and theoretical enhancement enlightens the programme as a whole and strives to create a meaningful, well-rounded education that can help the participants realise their career potential. The final degree project ties the programme together in its entirety, and give students a chance to develop a project within the framework of an academic examination either an academic project or in collaboration with a company.
The programme offers:
An understanding of the nature of innovation and entrepreneurship and the potential inherent in these, including theories of how they function, how they can be managed and how to find novel ways to realise projects in the economy.
The necessary skills to start and manage projects of an innovative nature, including skills in business model innovation and executing new projects and start-ups. This also includes critical skills for the effective leader in a contemporary economy, such as creativity, communication and presentation.
A set of critical skills needed to properly analyse and assess innovative projects, as well as the theoretical basis upon which the participants can build their further development as innovation leaders.
This is a one-year programme (60 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (at KTH).
The master’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management represents one of the most important engines of value and new-wealth creation in the contemporary economy. The programme is devised to be utilised both to kick-start a new personal venture and as a way of positioning the student for a fast-track career in innovative companies. As most corporations today realise that they need to be more innovative and entrepreneurial, the programme prepares students to meet this challenge.
Graduates work in companies such as Ericsson, H&M, LinkedIn, Microsoft, PayPal, PWC, Salesforce, SEB, Telia, as well as start-ups like Detectify, Furhat Robotics, FunRock, Connected Senses and MAD Foundation.
Innovation Manager, Customer Success Manager, Management Consultant, Founder, Digital Marketer, Business Intelligence Developer, Development Engineer, Digital Strategy Consultant, Sales and Marketing Manager, Product Development Manager, Project Manager.
"What I like about my programme is that you come in contact with so many different nationalities and learn how to collaborate with them. Another thing I really enjoy is that you often have to think out of the box, there is not always a right answer."
Naomi from the Netherlands
Graduates from KTH have the knowledge and tools for moving society in a more sustainable direction, as sustainable development is an integral part of all programmes. The three key sustainable development goals addressed by the master's programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management are:
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
9 Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
12 Responsible Consumption and Production
The programme helps to improve employment opportunities, particularly for young people who have business ideas by teaching and coaching students in creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and how to identify business opportunities. To promote sustainable industrialisation, this programme provides knowledge in the field of industrial dynamics with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship aiming towards technical creativity. Moreover, students will get an opportunity to learn about the responsible consumption of natural resources and production by the application of creative ideas, entrepreneurial approaches and innovative management.
To be eligible for the programme, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree, be proficient in English, and meet the programme-specific requirements.
A bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree, or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university, is required. Students who are following longer technical programmes, and have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Students in their final year of undergraduate studies may apply and, if qualified, will receive a conditional acceptance. These applicants must include a written statement according to the instructions given by University Admissions. Students in the final year of undergraduate studies at a Swedish university do not have to provide a written statement in order, if qualified, to receive a conditional acceptance. They must, however, have completed 150 ECTS credits in the bachelor’s programme by 1 February.
English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6 is required. The requirement can be satisfied through a result equal to, or higher than, those stated in the following internationally recognized English tests:
TOEFL Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, a total score of 575.
TOEFL ITP is not accepted.
TOEFL iBT internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, a total score of 90
IELTS Academic/IELTS UKVI: A minimum overall mark of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
Cambridge ESOL: Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Certificate in Advanced English or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum score of 90
The University of Michigan, ECPE (Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English)
Pearson PTE Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61)
The language requirement can also be fulfilled through previous university and upper secondary school studies. More information on recognized English tests, previous studies, and required documents is provided by University Admissions.
Specific requirements for the master's programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
A Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a technical Degree of Bachelor, or another similar technical or scientific first-cycle education, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits.
Your application is not complete without the required supporting documentation. The following general and programme-specific documents must therefore be included in the application in the specified order:
Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies
Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree
Proof of English proficiency
A copy of your passport including personal data and photograph, or other identification documents
Specific documents for the master's programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Letter of motivation
2 letters of recommendation
Relevant work experience, if any
Summary sheet TEILM*
*In order for your application to be considered complete, you need to fill out the summary sheet. If you do not include a summary sheet, this may negatively affect your evaluation score.