MBA Programme 60 credits
It is no longer possible to apply to this option
This programme is intended for professionally active engineers who wish to develop their knowledge within the field of management in order to move forward towards new professional challenges, in particular with regard to management duties within projects or line organizations.
We have students from different parts of the world on the programme. By working together on assignments and projects, you will not only gain an increased understanding of intercultural aspects, you will also develop an international network which will benefit you long after you have completed your studies. The programme consists of courses within the field of management such as strategy, finance, organization and leadership.
The programme consists of 60 credits and leads to a one-year Master’s degree
- Type of instruction: Distance, mixed-time, part-time 50%
- Study period: 2019-September-02 until 2021-June-06
- Education level: Second cycle
- Main field of study: Industrial Economics and Management
- Programme syllabus: Download
- Application: It is no longer possible to apply to this option
- Welcome letter: Download
- Location: Some or all of education and examination is held at distance.
- Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
- Entry requirements: Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 180 ECTS, including a written degree project equivalent to 7,5 ECTS. 15 ECTS mathematics/applied mathematics and 5 ECTS industrial economics, business administration or equivalent. At least two years of working experience following the degree. English 6.
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 Cambridge and Oxford tests.
METHOD 2 MBA Programme
This method is intended to assess the applicant’s suitability to study on the Internet-based MBA Programme.
Prior education and professional experience.
SPECIFICATION OF SELECTION 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.
Points are given as follows: Education:
Master of Science in Engineering (5 years or 3 years + 2 years) = 1 point
Master of Science within a technical subject area = 0,5 point
Bachelor's degree within a technical subject area = 0 point.
Working experience: Manager, Project Manager, Personnel Manager, Budget and financial responsibility = 1 point
Project participant = 0,5 point
None of the above = 0 point
MAXIMUM MERIT RANKING
The merit ranking is based on an assessment of the applicant’s prior education and professional experience, with the purpose of determining whether the applicant has sufficient preconditions to successfully complete the programme. The assessments from the two selection criteria are added together to a final merit ranking ranging between 0 and 2.
If all applicants with the same lowest merit point cannot be offered a seat, lots will be drawn.
On completion of the programme, students will be awarded the second cycle degree
Master of Science (60 credits).
Main field of study: Industrial Management and Economics.
Apart from what is stated in the national degree ordinance, 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.
Courses in this programme
The aim of the course is to enable students to develop theories and models for assessing real and financial investments in different contexts. A further aim is to provide students with knowledge about the role of financial markets and of the nature of the relationship between companies and financial markets.Read more
The professional life of an engineer includes many challenges that are not exclusively technical. In order to achieve optimal performance, an engineer working within an organisation must be able to understand and master management issues and combine the two skills. A successful engineer must know how to lead both people and processes in contexts such as product development. This course provides students with tools enabling them to contribute efficiently as engineers to an organisation in the capacity of team member, project leader or line manager, and consequently improve the results of the technological processes of the organisation. The aim of the course is to provide students with a broad understanding of different types of leadership, both within line and project management. Special emphasis will be placed on the interplay between engineering skills and management and business perspectives, in the intersection between technology and finance. On completion of the course, students are well prepared to develop and adapt their leadership skills to different situations.Read more
The aim of the course is to enable students to develop knowledge of theories and models within the fields of strategy and incentive theory and their impact on the long-term performance of a company.Read more
The aim of the course is to enable students to understand how individuals, decision-makers and enterprises can use microeconomic theories and methods to analyse and solve authentic market issues. A further aim is to analyse changes to the issues contingent on changed assumptions and parameters.Read more
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of theories of science and research methodology for both qualitative and quantitative studies in industrial economics. This includes formulating research problems, process selection and design of the research approach and design, as well as critically evaluate different research designs. The student will, after this course, have acquired the knowledge of how to conduct and report a scientific study.Read more
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