Innovation is only truly fun when it can turn the bottom line from red to black. To do that, you need an idea and product developers with a substantial knowledge in and understanding of engineering as well as business. With a master of science in engineering degree in Innovation and Business, you become an expert in new ideas and in carrying these ideas all the way to the production line. You will also have the necessary qualifications as an entrepreneur; for example, if you want to start your own business.
Programme structureThis is a two-year master programme. To study a master degree in Innovation and Business you must have a relevant bachelor degree (three years of the previous study at university level).
During your studies, you will often work on different projects together with your fellow students. The study environment is very international and you will learn to deal with cultural diversity and exploit the advantages of intercultural teamwork. You will work on projects defined by industry and learn to apply your theoretical knowledge when solving practical problems.
Among other things, you could consider Market possibilities within variously defined areas and how to implement a good product into that market.
Alternatively, you and your group could come up with a good product idea, examine the market possibilities and how and where to produce it. Following, the task will be simply to find the capital to develop the product and the production facilities and push on with the product. You are able to have two years to develop a product fully into a business of which you will be co-owners by the end of your studies. Academic forces available at the Mads Clausen Institute will of course help with the implementation and investors or companies may contribute as well.
You may alternatively choose to use a semester on an internship in the industry to apply your innovation, technology and business skills.
You are able to upgrade your academic profile with courses that are relevant to a specific product or business segment according to your personal interests.
Each year more than 1500 international students from all over the world choose to study at the University of Southern Denmark, so you will become part of a lively international student environment.
We believe that engineers of today must have a global perspective and experience and we encourage international as well as Danish students to spend one or two semesters abroad on an internship or as exchange students.
Faculty of Engineering has adopted a student-centred approach to learning, and teaching is based on problem-based project work. Students participate significantly in class and carry out project work in small teams.
1. A bachelor's degree in Innovation & Business, Product Development and Innovation or Interaction Design.
Applicants with a similar bachelor’s degree if their academic qualifications correspond with the bachelor degrees mentioned above.
Additional requirements may apply for the different profiles of the master's programme.
2. English language skills.