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 leadership positions in industrial and technology-based organisations.

Application closed

The application for the programme is now closed. Opens again 16 October 2017.

16 October 2017: Application opens
15 January 2018: Application deadline

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310,000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

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Degree awarded: Master of Science
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
School: School of Industrial Engineering and Management (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme coordinator or programme director.

Programme director: Lars Uppvall
Programme coordinator: Kristin Lohse

Industrial Management at KTH

The main focus of the programme is understanding the creation of value for customers. We address 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. 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 detailed understanding in relation to each of the three levels, as well as the interrelation between them. The learning process throughout the programme is enhanced by the integrated design of the compulsory courses – where case assignments, problem-based learning, and interaction with the industry are of central importance. The programme is designed around a number of mandatory courses covering theoretical knowledge and skills related to management of key functions in industrial organizations. Furthermore, the individual and the industrial level of analysis are also covered providing students with capabilities of handling industrial challenges based on a systems perspective. Through the elective courses students can specialize in a number of areas such as management, control, supply chain, project management, economics and leadership.

The programme takes pride in having close contact and frequent interaction with industrial leaders and their organisations. 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 programme.

Courses

Career

The master’s programme in Industrial Management offers a unique possibility to combine and develop comprehensive engineering knowledge with advanced management and leadership skills. This particular combination is very attractive for most industrial businesses worldwide. After completing the programme, the student will have developed suitable skills to take on a technology/management consultant role or a functional/project managerial position in international technology-based firms.

Students

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

Vittoria Borlo, Italy

"KTH is ranked among the best European technical schools; this helped a lot in the decision process."

Meet the students

Changes in the programme may occur.

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