MBA programme Part time

60 ECTS credits (start autumn-12)

Overview

Profile - General Content

The MBA programme is directed at professionally active engineers who have a need to develop their knowledge within the management area, in order to be able to take on new professional challenges, particularly within project management and line management. We offer the programme in two versions, a campus and an online version. The contents of the courses are identical, while they are carried out differently.

The campus version of the programme is conducted at our beautiful campus in Karlskrona, Sweden, and you will be studying full time during the academic year, starting in September 2012 and graduating in June 2013.

The online version of the programme is a part time online programme, where you study over a period of two years, starting in September 2012 and graduating in June 2014. The online version gives you a very high degree of flexibility, since you can combine the studies with work, and take part from wherever you are in the world.

We have students from all over the world in the MBA programme. By working together with different assignments and projects, students do not only get an understanding of intercultural aspects of management, but also develop an international network of colleagues and friends, which they can benefit from long after they have finished their studies.

The programme offers courses in essential management areas such as marketing, finance, organization, leadership and strategy.

One credit point corresponds to one point in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Qualification Awarded

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits).
Main field of study: Industrial management and economics.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Industrial Economics and Management

Programme manager

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Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
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Admission

Prerequisites

The requirements for admission to the programme are:
  • the degree of Master of Science in Engineering, or at least a Bachelor's degree within a technical subject area
  • at least two years of working experience following the degree
  • documented knowledge of the English language (Engelska B). Specific eligibility in the English language from upper secondary school for non-Swedish students: TOEFL 575/90; IELTS 6.5 no section below 5.5, or University of Cambrige and Oxford tests.


Read about general admission requirements for second cycle.

Admission Criteria

If there is a higher number of qualified applicants, than seats in the programme, a selection is made within the group of applicants who fulfill the requirements. The selection method used aims at assessing the applicant’s suitability for studying the MBA programme, based on the applicant’s educational background and working experience.

The first step in the selection process is an assessment of the relevance of the student's educational background in relation to the programme. Points are given, where no relevance = 0 points, some relevance = 0,5 point, and high relevance = 1 point.
The second step is an assessment of the relevance of the student's working experience in relation to the programme, following the same model. No relevance = 0 points, some relevance = 0,5 point, and high relevance = 1 point.

In total, the applicant can get a maximum of 2 points. Unless all students with the same score can be admitted, the decision is made by the drawing of lots.

Admission Procedure

Read about the admission procedure.

Recognition of prior studies and studies abroad

Student who has been admitted to the programme and has earlier completed a course that corresponds to a course within the programme, can apply for recognition of prior studies. If possible, the student will be offered admission to an alternative course. Studies abroad within the programme can normally be partly or fully recognised. In these cases a decision is made via the Learning Agreement, prior the study period.

Read more about studying abroad.

Practical Information

Practical information is found under 'Prospective students'.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Industrial Economics and Management

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Learning Outcomes

Profile - General Content

The MBA programme is directed at professionally active engineers who have a need to develop their knowledge within the management area, in order to be able to take on new professional challenges, particularly within project management and line management. We offer the programme in two versions, a campus and an online version. The contents of the courses are identical, while they are carried out differently.

The campus version of the programme is conducted at our beautiful campus in Karlskrona, Sweden, and you will be studying full time during the academic year, starting in September 2012 and graduating in June 2013.

The online version of the programme is a part time online programme, where you study over a period of two years, starting in September 2012 and graduating in June 2014. The online version gives you a very high degree of flexibility, since you can combine the studies with work, and take part from wherever you are in the world.

We have students from all over the world in the MBA programme. By working together with different assignments and projects, students do not only get an understanding of intercultural aspects of management, but also develop an international network of colleagues and friends, which they can benefit from long after they have finished their studies.

The programme offers courses in essential management areas such as marketing, finance, organization, leadership and strategy.

One credit point corresponds to one point in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Learning outcomes

Apart from what is stated in the national degree ordinance (section 8), the programme aims at the student achieving the following learning outcomes:

After having completed the programme, the student will
  • have gained knowledge within the main areas of industrial management
  • be able to conduct advanced analyses, based on scientifically valid methods, of complex managerial issues
  • be able to independently frame managerial problems and possible solutions, in an industrial setting
  • have developed an ability to work together in intercultural groups
  • understand the role, responsibilities and limitations of management in the development of industrial organizations
  • understand his/her own role in management, and be able to identify his/her own needs for further improvement of competence in the management area, particularly in industries with a high level of innovation.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Industrial Economics and Management

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Structure

Mode of delivery



The objectives of the programme are reached through the courses. Assessment and examination is done in the courses, and details regarding examination and grading can be found in the course descriptors.

Throughout the programme, the courses are evaluated, and the evaluations serve as a basis for development of the programme.

NOTE! It is the start term of the course that is stated below. See each course to find out the actual length of the course.
 

Courses autumn semester 2012

Compulsory courses

Leadership in organizations and projects, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The course aims at the student gaining a broad understanding of different types of leadership, such as line and project management. Special focus is put on how engineering knowledge interplays with management perspectives.

After having completed the course, the student is well equipped for adapting his/her leadership to the situation, based on scientific knowledge.

Read all information about the course 'Leadership in organizations and projects' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Management perspective in Industrial Organizations, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The course focuses on the organizational dimensions one needs to understand in managing industrial processes. First, the course provides an integrated view of the key dimensions (production, finance, marketing, human resources) thanks to historical cornerstones of modern management. Second, it addresses the complexity of managing human factors. Third, it identifies key changes affecting firms’ functions including global competition, emerging markets, and technological disruptions.

Read all information about the course 'Management perspective in Industrial Organizations' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses spring semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Management Control Systems, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The course intends to that the student should acquire knowledge of control system. Focus lies on to understand and interpret the information that the control systems give and how this information can be used in the decision-making process.

Read all information about the course 'Management Control Systems' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Strategy and Marketing, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The purpose of this course is to help students achieve an understanding of the theories and research on strategy and marketing as applied in modern organizations.

Read all information about the course 'Strategy and Marketing' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses autumn semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Corporate Finance, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The student shall understand which investments the company should carry out and how to evaluate different financed strategies.

Read all information about the course 'Corporate Finance' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Managerial Economics, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The course aims at the student gaining an understanding how individuals, decision makers and companies can use microeconomic tools to analyze and solve real market issues.

Read all information about the course 'Managerial Economics' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses spring semester 2014

Compulsory courses

Master’s Thesis (60 credits) MBA, 15 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
In this course, the student independently conducts an investigation by using a scientific approach and focusing on a topic relevant to practitioners within the field of management.

Read all information about the course 'Master’s Thesis (60 credits) MBA' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Written Work

The last course of the programme is a written master’s project (15 hp).

International element

Not applicable.

Read about study abroad

Job Profiles


The programme is directed towards engineers who wish to develop further within the management area. After the programme many students work as project managers or line managers.

The programme has students from every part of the world and also specifically deals with intercultural aspects of for instance cooperation and group work, meaning that the students are prepared for international work.

Further Studies

At BTH there is a doctoral programme within Industrial Management, to which graduates from the MBA programme are eligible. They are also eligible for doctoral programmes within the subject areas where they hold their previous degree.

Programme Advisory Board

The purpose of the Advisory Board is mainly to secure the relevance of the programme for the labour market. The programme consists of students, alumni, a representative for the labour market and faculty of the programme. The Advisory Board will meet twice a year. The programme director Marie Aurell is the Advisory Board contact.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Industrial Economics and Management

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Examination

Qualification Awarded

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits).
Main field of study: Industrial management and economics.

Assessment and grading

Assessment and examination vary between the courses on the programme. Please refer to information for each course.

Programme Evaluations

The students have a yearly opportunity to participate in a programme evaluation. Their feedback is used in the process to improve the contents and delivery of the programme.

Alumni

Statements from previous students about the programme:
“The programme has given me a good understanding of managerial issues and has helped me perform better at my job as a technical project manager.”
“On this programme I have had the opportunity to work with people from different cultures, which has been a very valuable experience. I now feel ready to take on
Previous students now work as business developers, project managers, directors of R&D, marketing directors etc.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2014-June-02

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 50 %

Location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Industrial Economics and Management

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

 

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