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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 

Exchange Opportunities

As a student of the master’s programme in Innovation and Industrial Management, you will have several opportunities to go abroad for parts of your studies. You may choose to go on an exchange, studying one semester at one of our partner universities, and you have the unique opportunity to apply for a grant to go abroad as part of your master’s thesis project. For more information on exchange opportunities, please visit the International Office website for outgoing exchange.

Double Degree Opportunity with LUISS University in Rome, Italy

Additionally, we have a double degree agreement with Luiss University in Rome, Italy. If you are accepted to the double degree programme, you will spend one year at Luiss University and one year at the University of Gothenburg, receiving a degree from both the University of Gothenburg and from the LUISS university. For more information on this double degree programme, please visit the International Office website for double degrees. 

Contact our student ambassador

Do you want to know more about what it's like being a student at the IIM programme?

Lee Giove studies Innovation and Industrial Management


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: 
31 August 2020 - 6 June 2022

Application periods:
International applicants (Fee paying students):
16 October 2019- 15 January 2020 www.universityadmissions.se

EU/EEA Citizens*:
16 March 2020 - 15 April 2020
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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