Master's programme in Industrial Management
The Master of Science programme in Industrial Management is designed for students with a profound engineering background who aim to take on leadership positions in industrial and technology based organizations.
The main focus of the master programme Industrial Management is the creation of value for customers. The programme addresses this issue at three different levels. Firstly, the industry level, where the focus of attention is the economic and technical transformation in national and global markets that these firms are subjected to. Secondly, the firm level, which focuses on the management of value creating functions and processes such as research and development, operations and sourcing, and marketing and distribution. Thirdly, the individual level, which focuses on leading people in change.
The programme consists of a number of tailored and programme exclusive courses that provide deep understanding in relation to each of the three levels – the industry, the functional, and the individual – as well as the interrelation between them. The individual learning progress throughout the programme is enhanced by the integrated design of the compulsory courses where case assignments, problem based learning, and interaction with the industry represent central pedagogical approaches.
The programme sets pride in having a close contact and frequent interaction with industrial leaders and their organizations from different sectors throughout the two years. For example, all courses have guest lecturers from the industry. Moreover, interview assignments, study visits, and industrial projects are core activities in the curricula in order for all students to be prepared to take on leadership positions in industrial and technology intensive organisations after completing the Industrial management master programme.
The master program in Industrial Management offers a unique possibility to combine and develop deep engineering knowledge with advanced management and leadership skills. This particular combination makes you very attractive for most industrial and technology based businesses worldwide. After completing the program you will have developed suitable skills to take on a technology/management consultant role or a functional/project managerial position in international technology based firms.
The objective is for students to demonstrate the individual skills acquired during the programme and apply them to solve a realistic problem. The student should write a thesis report and present, demonstrate and defend the results.