Master's Programme (120 credits) in Industrial Management and Innovation
This programme is based on technical know-how. The education is supplemented with theories and models to be able to plan, develop, implement and manage technical innovations linked to strategic and operational targets of an organisation. The student will also learn to understand the importance of research and technological development at societal level.
About the education
Innovative environments, methods and tools
The education at Halmstad University is characterised by our profiling as a university that drives innovation. On the basis of technical knowledge, you use complementary theories and models to plan, develop, implement and drive technical innovations linked to strategic and operational goals in an organisation. At the same time, you will learn to understand the significance of research and technological development at societal level.
The programme is based on an interdisciplinary foundation of entrepreneurship, production management, innovation management and strategic management.
Courses and competencies in focus
The Master's programme in Industrial Management and Innovation is built on three knowledge blocks, with different perspectives on technological development and innovation management. During the first semester, you develop an overall understanding of consumption and financial growth, competition, industrial transformation and technological change at the overall level. The introductory courses give you knowledge in the main field of industrial organisation.
The second semester focuses on business technology and innovation strategies. The courses link a company’s strategic decisions to events in the contexts in which the company operates, such as product lifecycles and their significance for how the company manages its product portfolio.
After the first year you can conclude the programme with a master's degree. If you instead move on to the third semester, you will be involved in the entire process from idea to commercialisation. You also explore methods and tools to work on and manage innovation activities.
In the fourth and final semester, you perform your degree project.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering (equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points/ECTS credits at an accredited university) and Industrial Management 15 credits on first level. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.
The courses listed below are included in the programme starting autumn 2020.
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All courses are within the main field Industrial management.
- Strategic Planning, 7.5 credits
- Industrial Transformation and Technical Change, 7.5 credits
- Management of Technology, 7.5 credits
- Product Development and Innovation Management, 7.5 credits
- Management of Innovation Projects, 7.5 credits
- Research Design and Methods, 7.5 credits
- Visualizing and Prototyping, 7.5 credits
- Business Model Innovation, 7.5 credits
- Concurrent Product and Business Development, 7.5 credits
- Industrial Marketing, 7.5 credits
- Economics of innovation, 7.5 credits
- Concurrent Product and Business Development II, 7.5 credits
- Theisis in Industrial Management, 30 credits
After the education
The programme leads to a Master's degree in Industrial Management and Innovation.
Opportunities for further studies
After the programme, you are qualified to apply for doctoral or PhD studies, for example in the University's own third cycle courses in innovation science.
The Master's programme in Industrial Management and Innovation prepares you to participate in qualified research and development work in industry.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or the equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points or 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university, and Industrial Management 15 credits on first level. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.
Available for students within Study Abroad agreements.
Language of instruction:
Teaching is in English.