Master of Science in Innovation and Industrial Management

General

Program Description

Language of instruction: English

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change”

Charles Darwin had it right in his famous statement. In business terms, if organizations do not change what they offer and the ways in which they create and deliver their products and services, then those organizations may not be around for too long. The Innovation and Industrial Management MSc program provides education and practices on how and why to analyze problems and to design solutions, for organizations which are operating in changing markets with evolving technologies and industries.

The main rationale for our focus has to do with the international nature of competition. Modern companies face complex industrial and financial challenges of doing business domestically as well as internationally. Companies face particular demands in adapting to these technological, financial, consumer and other changes, in ways which positively affect their future profitability and competitiveness. Global competition requires organizations to develop an internal and external analysis of industrial processes and market conditions with particular emphasis on innovation, industrial dynamics, and investments.

About the program

The Innovation and Industrial Management (IIM) MSc program is concerned with analyzing problems and designing solutions for organizations operating in changing markets and business models, with evolving technologies and organizations. The overall objective is to provide theories, methods, and tools to students as potential managers in organizations operating under uncertainty in complex and rapidly changing environments. The courses, projects, and thesis work within this MSc program, therefore, focus upon management within the frameworks of short-term and long-term investment in relation to industrial dynamics and innovation. The rationale for combining these frameworks is that organizations make trade-offs between ‘efficiency’ and ‘innovation’.

The modern manager must learn to utilize and mobilize existing resources for current activities, at the same time as s/he must develop existing and new resources to develop new businesses, services, and the like, through internal and external processes. Special emphasis is put on understanding and providing concepts, principles, and procedures that are central for analyzing problems and designing solutions.

Application periods:

Non-EU/EEA Citizen: 15th January

EU/EEA Citizen: 15th April

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Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Sweden and the Swedish business world have had a great deal of international success over the past 100 years. A couple of important factors of success include understanding and respect for other cultu ... Read More

Sweden and the Swedish business world have had a great deal of international success over the past 100 years. A couple of important factors of success include understanding and respect for other cultures and human context, which results in the realization that there are no general solutions to local problems. A specific type of leadership and a unique approach to both commercial enterprise and taking responsibility have been developed, both of which have garnered international respect. Research at the School of Business, Economics and Law helps clarify this leadership and approach to taking responsibility, and makes conveyance to students, our leaders of tomorrow, possible. Read less