Last edit: 21/10/2013
Approved: 14/03/2014

Beyond the goals that are specified in the Higher Degree Ordinance, there are also specific goals for this programme.

A graduate from the Industrial Management programme will:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Show broad and deep knowledge and understanding of the area Industrial Management as a complement to, and a continuation of technical and natural scientific knowledge.
  • Be well acquainted with current research and development within the field.
  • Show deep knowledge about how strategic choices that, when establishing, managing, planning, following-up and development of foremost, industrial/technically intensive companies and organizations, affect the organisation’s  efficiency and its stakeholders’ support and profit.
  • Show deep knowledge about scientific tools and methods used to analyse, calculate, and evaluate facts in the interaction among technology, natural science, and social science.

Skills and abilities

  • Show the ability to, through a holistic view and from different perspectives,  constructively identify, formulate, creatively reflect over, handle and solve technical, economical and organisational problems in industrial/technically-intensive organisations each for their own as well as together and then also be able to set certain organisation and technologies in their contextual setting.
  • Show good ability to, independently as well as in different groups, utilise theories within industrial management in practical situations when finding solutions with regard to technical and natural scientific aspects and with regards taken to relevant scientific and professional standpoints for sustainable, economical, social,  and ecological development
  • Show good ability to systematically integrate economic and management models with technology as well as ability of modeling, simulating, predicting and evalutating processes with limited information.
  • Show good ability to participating in research and development work or to work independently in qualified positions and thereby contributing to knowledge development.
  • Show preparedness for a successful completion of planning and management-related assignments on different levels within  industrial/technically intensive organisations, independently as well as in groups.
  • Show good ability to communicate, in writing and orally, in different contexts and in dialogue with different groups and outline one's own conclusions and the knowledge and arguments that conclusions are based on.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • Show good ability to make assessments with regard to relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects  as well as awareness of the ethical aspects of research and development work within industrial/technically intensive organizations
  • Show a reflective approach with regard to the limits and possibilities of science, its role in society, and the individual's responsibility when utilizing it, including social, economic, work environment and environment aspects,
  • Show good ability to identify one’s own needs for extended knowledge and take responsibility of continuous developing of one's own knowledge and qualifications.

KTH’s local degree ordinance can be found in KTH’s guidelines www.kth.se