Master programme in entrepreneurship and innovation

120 ECTS credits (start autumn-12)
Would you like to make a difference? Are you prepared to take the next step towards gaining the knowledge you need to make this happen and for your career? Then this 2 year Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovations is for you!

Overview

Profile - General Content

Innovation and entrepreneurship are key drivers for the economic growth of countries, industries, companies and new firms. Future managers need to deal with the challenges of innovation, entrepreneurship in the intersection of management, organisation and markets. This program aims to bring theoretical understanding as well as practical skills to handle different problems and opportunities related to business-driven innovation and entrepreneurship. The program is a two-year master program with four main parts. Thus, each semester is devoted a special theme. They are, in order of appearance: Entrepreneurship; Context of entrepreneurship and innovation; Innovation; and Master’s thesis/project.

The first semester of the first year is devoted to entrepreneurship, in particular understanding and analyzing how entrepreneurs, in a small company perspective, recognize opportunities, get engaged in businesses and how these and related processes could be managed. It will also emphasize the understanding of creativity for individuals and teams, including idea generation and development tools, as well as relevant research methods.

During the second semester of the first year, students will be introduced to topics that apply both to entrepreneurship and to innovation, such as Sustainability; Project management; ICT (Information and Communication Technologies); Analysis of innovative regions; and Research methods. These topics relate both to the subjects of entrepreneurship and of innovation, and will also bridge the two main subjects and connect the two fall semesters, year one and year two.

In second year, first semester, focus is on matters of innovation; how companies innovate as well as why. This part will cover issues such as innovation management, open innovation, user innovation, and business innovation; yet will also handle topics such as strategy and marketing.

For the last semester of the program, students make a choice between two different tracks. The first track takes on entrepreneurship and business creation working closely with BTH’s incubator system. Here, focus is on issues concerning the creation and management of new businesses and work is concentrated to the development of business plans and a ‘live’ case of creating a new business. For the second track, focus is on analytical and research skills concerning either entrepreneurship or innovation. Here, studies will for instance go deeper into issues concerning innovation processes both within the organization and the eco-systems or the innovation system they are a part of. The two tracks finish the program, with a thesis either in the form of a comprehensive business plan (track 1) or as a piece of academic research (track 2).

Qualification Awarded

Degree of Master of Science (120 hp)
Main field of study: Industrial management and economics.
Focus: Entrepreneurship

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

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

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: 200000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
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Admission

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree with financial, social science or technical focus. English B.

Read about general admission requirements for second cycle.

Admission Criteria

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

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

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: 200000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Learning Outcomes

Profile - General Content

Innovation and entrepreneurship are key drivers for the economic growth of countries, industries, companies and new firms. Future managers need to deal with the challenges of innovation, entrepreneurship in the intersection of management, organisation and markets. This program aims to bring theoretical understanding as well as practical skills to handle different problems and opportunities related to business-driven innovation and entrepreneurship. The program is a two-year master program with four main parts. Thus, each semester is devoted a special theme. They are, in order of appearance: Entrepreneurship; Context of entrepreneurship and innovation; Innovation; and Master’s thesis/project.

The first semester of the first year is devoted to entrepreneurship, in particular understanding and analyzing how entrepreneurs, in a small company perspective, recognize opportunities, get engaged in businesses and how these and related processes could be managed. It will also emphasize the understanding of creativity for individuals and teams, including idea generation and development tools, as well as relevant research methods.

During the second semester of the first year, students will be introduced to topics that apply both to entrepreneurship and to innovation, such as Sustainability; Project management; ICT (Information and Communication Technologies); Analysis of innovative regions; and Research methods. These topics relate both to the subjects of entrepreneurship and of innovation, and will also bridge the two main subjects and connect the two fall semesters, year one and year two.

In second year, first semester, focus is on matters of innovation; how companies innovate as well as why. This part will cover issues such as innovation management, open innovation, user innovation, and business innovation; yet will also handle topics such as strategy and marketing.

For the last semester of the program, students make a choice between two different tracks. The first track takes on entrepreneurship and business creation working closely with BTH’s incubator system. Here, focus is on issues concerning the creation and management of new businesses and work is concentrated to the development of business plans and a ‘live’ case of creating a new business. For the second track, focus is on analytical and research skills concerning either entrepreneurship or innovation. Here, studies will for instance go deeper into issues concerning innovation processes both within the organization and the eco-systems or the innovation system they are a part of. The two tracks finish the program, with a thesis either in the form of a comprehensive business plan (track 1) or as a piece of academic research (track 2).

Learning outcomes

In addition to the aims regulated nationally, to be found in section 8, the following aims have been set for the program.

On completion of the program the student will:
  • be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • be able to analyze entrepreneurial and innovation challenges of smaller-, medium-, and larger-sized organizations
  • be able to incorporate different strategic and managerial perspectives of issues of innovation into business development processes, including open innovation, user innovation and business innovation
  • be able to master tools for creativity, business creation and innovation
  • make independent analyses and judgments of complex situations in a business context
  • be able to evaluate and undertake research or in-depth studies into matters of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • be able to understand and analyze issues of entrepreneurship and innovation from a regional and national economics perspective
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the need to involve or consider issues of: sustainability, project management and ICT in relation to entrepreneurship and innovation
  • be able to effectively search, collect and analyse data and information from different sources

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

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

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: 200000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Structure

Mode of delivery

The two-year program is open to students with their first degree from different faculty-areas. The initial year of the program thus aim to develop a common in-depth understanding of the area of primarily entrepreneurship, but also innovation, while at the same time making use of the diverse academic background of the student-group through the application of a problem-centred and cross-disciplinary approach to learning. This rests on the assumption that students have reached the level of academic maturity necessary for studies on the advanced level where independence and initiative are important.

During the second year of the program the level of understanding will primarily focus on issues of innovation, and to progress the academic learning process on a transcendental level. For the last semester, and in the more entrepreneurial track students will work individually or in small teams in a managed incubation process, which is supposed to result in a comprehensive business plan for a new venture. Throughout this process students have access to, besides the senior academic faculty, advisors with extensive practical experience from business development as well as specialists from different functional areas. In the other track, more research and academically oriented, teaching will be offered at seminars where research-oriented and methodological issues will be focused.

Since students are not required to have previous practical experience the program will make extensive use of company visits and guest lectures from managers in companies at different forms, sizes and industries, as well as case studies on industry relevant issues and company based projects and assignments. The idea is for the program to be liberating to students, getting them to think (critically) and reflect about issues in real life and situations in novel ways and to develop habits of mind that stretch and expand their capacity to think creatively and analytically. This privileges a processual view of reality and a style of thought in which movement and the becoming of things are accentuated. The program thus put equal emphasis on the learning of ‘what’ and on learning ‘how’ to learn.

The program is taught in English and all learning resources used are in English.

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

Entrepreneurship, 30 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
This course continues for more than one semester, this semster comprises 0 ECTS credits

After completed education the student should have acquired broad and profound understanding of basic entrepreneurship concepts such as creativity, recognition option, exploitation, resource mobilization, business plan and entrepreneurial strategies and connected activities and processes.
The student shall also have developed their
scientific approaches and methods.

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

Courses autumn semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Innovation, 30 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The objective is to develop a deeper understanding of innovation in industrial economy with three different set of skills, theoretical, pratical and critical.

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

Courses spring semester 2014

Compulsory courses

Master Thesis in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (120 credits), 30 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The overall objective is to prepare the student for PhD-studies and/or advanced investigation work. In this regard the student shall independently plan, execute and report a master thesis project aiming to contribute to the state-of-the-art of the relevant research field. The student shall also be able to critically assess and constructively contribute to other master’s thesis projects.

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Written Work

International element

Read about study abroad

Job Profiles

Would you like to make a difference? Are you prepared to take the next step towards gaining the knowledge you need to make this happen and for your career? Then this 2 year Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovations is for you!
This two-year Master gives you an in-depth yet comprehensive understanding of the activities and processes in entrepreneurship and innovation, such as: creativity, strategy, management, commercialization, and more. The aim is to set you up for a future career in an international arena, be it in your own start-up business or a global enterprise.
We don’t try and hide the fact that the program will place heavy demands on your abilities. Firstly, we will keep a high pace of learning in order to make the most of the time you invest in the program. Secondly, we are not afraid to challenge you, on the contrary, we affirm the real complexity by constantly initiating and developing dialogues with both researchers and companies. This, we believe, will prepare you for the reality in the challenging role as top managers, experts in your own business or highly specialized researchers.
On the other hand, we will take good care of you. In this program we take only a limited number of students, so as to be able to provide individual attention to you throughout the program. This includes having access to businesses, mentorship, study and living environment priority. The teachers in the program are all active as researchers or practitioners, ensuring not only a solid knowledge background but an informed understanding. In addition, many projects in the program are in direct collaboration with ongoing research and/or projects in companies.
Those of you who are lucky enough to be accepted will also be welcomed by a fantastic learning environment. The BTH campus is a newly built campus beautifully situated on the Baltic sea. BTH is also home to several world leading researchers creating an international environment that stimulates knowledge and encourages success.
So we ask you again, are you prepared to take the next step forward?
Apply now!

Further Studies

Programme Advisory Board

Program Board will be filled by students, alumni, external representative, teachers and subject area representatives.
Contact person of the Program Board is: Urban Ljungquist

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

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

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: 200000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Examination

Qualification Awarded

Degree of Master of Science (120 hp)
Main field of study: Industrial management and economics.
Focus: Entrepreneurship

Assessment and grading

Assessment and grading vary between the courses in the programme. Information can be found for each course
Graduation requirements

Programme Evaluations

The program will be evaluated each term and yearly by the students.
Students' views on education should be used to improve the program.

Alumni

There are about 25 highly motivated students in the program, currently studying the last year. For the moment they are preparing for the spring courses: either the master's thesis or the master's project. Send us an e-mail if you want to connect with them and we will forward your question. Thank you.

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

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

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: 200000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

 

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