Master's programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

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.

Application dates for studies starting in Autumn 2020

16 October 2019: Application opens
15 January 2020: Application deadline
3 February 2020: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
3 April 2020: Notification of selection results
August 2020: Arrival and start of studies

 

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).

Courses in the programme

Career

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.

After graduation

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.

Students

Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

"KTH, in my opinion, is truly oriented to its students, and the first proof of this is the openness with which every professor approaches us during classes."

Constantin Ionel Dragan, Romania

Meet the students

Sustainable development

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 Infrastructure
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.

Faculty and research

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