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Innovation and Industrial Management

About the programme

The Innovation and Industrial Management (IIM) programme is concerned with analyzing problems and designing solutions for organizations operating in changing markets and business models, with evolving technologies and organizations.

The overall objective is to provide theories, methods and tools to students as potential managers in organizations operating under uncertainty in complex and rapidly changing Environments.

  • Strong focus on personal and professional development
  • Highly engaging education with many live business cases and close collaboration with industry in different sectors.
  • Unique opportunity for students to apply for grants to go abroad during the Master thesis process. 

More information about the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Student's point of view

"The school's connections to the trade and industry was important to me."

Read the full interview with Gustaf Ström, student at IIM.



There are both general and programme specific requirements.

Programme specific requirements IIM

  • A minimum of 15 credits of courses in subject areas related to business, economics, industrial management, innovation and/or entrepreneurship.
  • A minimum of 15 credits in Statistics (or 7.5 credits in Statistics and 7.5 credits in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics).

Career opportunities

Examples of graduates' first job titles; functional apps consultant, product analyst intern, global management trainee, project procurement, financial advisor, innovation manager and business developer.

70% accepted a job before graduation and 100% were employed within four months.

Differences between Innovation and Industrial Management and Knowledge based Entrepreneurship

The two programmes are closely linked but there are distinctions;

Innovation and Industrial Management (IIM) addresses larger organizations, including dedicated courses within the program on issues of large companies such as operations management and global technology management. IIM has company projects within specific courses, and students usually write a thesis with a company.

Knowledge based Entrepreneurship (KBE) addresses smaller entrepreneurial organizations, including dedicated courses within the program on issue of smaller companies, such as Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship and Entreprenuership: Service and Design. KBE trains the students to become entrepreneurs, working on projects in parallel with learning objectives within certain courses. The project ideas can come from the students, from our partner GU Holding and from broader society, such as social entrepreneurship.


Student Counselling: study.info@gs.gu.se
+46 31- 786 49 56 (phone hours)

MSc Programme Coordinator: Associate professor Daniel Ljungberg

Deputy MSc Programme Coordinator: TBA


Master of Science

Length of education:
2 years, 120 credits

Language of instruction:

Entrance requirements:
Link to requirements

Tuition fee:
Link to tuition fee

Programme period: 
2 September 2019 - 6 June 2021

Application periods:
International applicants:
1 November 2018 - 15 January 2019 www.universityadmissions.se

Swedish applicants:
15 March - 15 April 2019
www.antagning.se / www.universityadmissions.se



Programmes and admission


Increases your chances of securing a place on the programme

Exchange Studies

Stena A Olsson Foundation Scholarships

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