Master's Programme (120 credits) in Industrial Management and Innovation

120 credits

As an engineer specialising in industrial management and innovation, you will be able to organise, critically evaluate, and reflect on complex problems related to the development of novel products, services and business models. The programme equips you with ethical, social and sustainable perspectives needed to design, adopt and assess innovation enterprises. It will also teach you how to conduct scientific research with methods in innovation sciences aiming at broader societal impact and academic relevance.

About the education

Innovative environments, methods and tools

The education at Halmstad University is characterised by our profiling as a university that drives innovation. On the basis of scientific knowledge, you use complementary theories, methods and hands-on tools to identify, plan, develop, implement and manage industrial innovations; and ultimately evaluate their societal impact on organisational, strategic and operational targets. Digital technologies involved in the digital transformation, such as Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain and 3D models are used. At the same time, you will gain self-confidence and learn to understand, contribute to, and lead technological development aimed at creating a sustainable society aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The programme is interdisciplinary and offers instruction in overlapping disciplines such as entrepreneurship, production management, innovation management, business to business marketing and strategic management.

The pedagogical approaches in the programme focus on stimulating and motivating classroom environment with a combination of lectures, group discussions, and experiential learning activities allowing you to structure your own learning (e.g., case studies, industry-related project work, co-creative workshops). The goal is to help you create a compelling master thesis based on our genuine motivation to facilitate your employability.

Courses and competencies in focus

The Master's Programme in Industrial Management and Innovation is built on three knowledge blocks, with different perspectives on technological development and innovation management. Sustainable development and digitalisation considerations are incorporated as a red thread during the whole programme. During the first semester, you develop an overall understanding of industrial transformation and technological trends at industry and organisational levels. Additionally, you will deepen your knowledge in technology management and new product development processes. The introductory courses give you knowledge in the main field of industrial management.

The second semester focuses on business technology and innovation strategies. The courses link a company’s strategic and business model decisions to events in the contexts in which the company operates, such as product lifecycles and their significance for how the company manages its product and R&D project portfolio.

The third semester, you will be involved in the entire process from idea to commercialisation for value creation and capture. You also explore processes, methods, and hands-on tools to work on and manage innovation activities.

In the fourth and final semester, you perform your degree project by creating and defending your master thesis.

Entry requirements

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Programme content

The courses listed below are included in the programme starting autumn 2024.

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All courses are within the main field Industrial Management.

Year 1

Year 2

  • Concurrent Product and Business Development I, 7.5 credits
  • Industrial Marketing, 7.5 credits
  • Research Design and Methods, 7.5 credits
  • Concurrent Product and Business Development II, 7.5 credits
  • Thesis in Industrial Management, 30 credits

After the education


The programme leads to a Degree of Master of Science with a major in Industrial Management.

It is not possible to finish the programme with a 60 credits Master’s degree after the first year.

Opportunities for further studies

After the programme, you are qualified to apply for doctoral or PhD studies, for example in the University's own third cycle courses in Innovation Science.


The Master's Programme in Industrial Management and Innovation prepares you to cope with unknown, new situations and to participate in qualified research and development work in industry. You can work in the industry as, for example, a technical consultant, a designer, a quality engineer, a project engineer, a manager or as an entrepreneur.

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Autumn 2024 (Campus based, Halmstad, 100%)
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Entry requirements:

Degree of Bachelor of Science, Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering or the equivalent. 15 credits in Industrial Management. The degree must be equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen or Swedish högskoleingenjörsexamen and must have been awarded from an internationally recognised university. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.

Selection rules:

Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

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Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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