Advanced Professional Studies
|Service Business Development and Innovation||5|
|Customer Oriented Business||5|
(Select 5 ECTS)
|Master's Thesis; Research Methodology||15|
|Applied Research and Development Skills||5|
|Thesis Writing Clinics||5|
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||50||20||30||10||10||15||15|
Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
Advanced studies in industrial management.
Industrial Management Master's programme educates professionals for international service business. The program is designed to build and enhance professional competences related to global business and innovative business models for global operation. This one-year programme broadens the horizons of the engineering view towards business and management perspective.
Master’s program in Industrial Management is a customer-focused, industry-relevant and interactive one-year Master’s program, built on the educational needs of current international business and industry. The MEng (Industrial Management) degree provides the participating BEng student realistic opportunities to function as a thoughtful team leader and a proactive collaborator in professional networks. A Master of Engineering in Industrial Management is a competent management professional in his/her own field as well as in service business management.
Master’s program in Industrial Management focuses on the fastest growing industry on global basis: international service business. The program in tailored for engineers who need to combine their technical knowledge with management competences and understanding of global service business and value creation for customer in B2B context.
The program can be characterized by five principles. Industry-relevant competence development (1) in constructed in close interaction with stakeholders (companies, organizations, customers, alumni). The class itself is typically a diversity of 30 different companies, as participants with 3-10 years of experience are working while studying. Selected five focal industry-relevant competence areas, prioritized in the program are specified the curriculum.
The Master’s program in IM is centered round building the participants’ Research and development competences (2), developed systematic procedures involving typical research approaches for IM. The student’s Master’s Thesis solves a relevant problem identified in the company and constructs a solution applicable for the case organization. Knowledge transfer into status reports and reports improve the participants’ communication skills in development projects.
International competences (3) develop in Master’s in IM program by the default of its name: the themes relate to international business, analyzed by the case analyses of successful companies and best practice identified by international IM business research. Additionally, the culturally diverse class membership itself is an experiment of multicultural collaboration. International, diverse expert speakers bring in external perspectives. Interactive communication activities in various topics improve the students’ communication skills.
Fourthly, Master’s program in IM provides the participant with tools and competences for life-long learning (4). Personal competence assessment of professional development needs at the start of the program lead the participant to identify personality strengths and weaknesses, and build a professional development plan on the path to Leading self, team and organization. This involves a selection of the five key professional competences. Peer and mentor evaluation is used to guide the competence development.
Finally, the IM program broadens the engineering student´s expertise into areas of multidisciplinary integration (5). All of the courses represent more than one discipline alone, for the reason that all projects incorporate a variety of contents, competences and resources, and are thus integrated. Student backgrounds are mixed from IT to electronics, mechanical engineering, pharmacy etc. All the courses rely on collaborate teaching with several experts to promote. All research clinics rely on co-teaching and student mentoring from different disciplinary perspectives (IM, business, methodology, academic writing).
Industrial Management Master’s program is a one-year program with 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. The program content is built a holistic, integrated learning approach, which means that the instructed courses are interrelated, interconnected, and complementary to each other, and are studied in multiple pedagogical modes.
The program is committed to improving the professional competences of each participant to Master's level, EQF level seven (7). Study activities promote these three focal competence areas:
1. Analytical, research and process development skills;
2. Self, team and organizational leadership skills and
3. Management communication skills
The professional knowledge of the degree brings the student to the forefront of knowledge in the field of work Industrial Management, focused on service business. Course methodology enhances critical awareness, analysis and cross-fertilization of interdisciplinary knowledge. The methodology fosters analytical and methodological skills as ways applied problem-solving aligned with systematic research. Professional competence development for co-creative team communication and international multi-site collaboration prepare the graduate for complex and unpredictable challenges that require novel strategic approaches.