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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

    Economics

  • Start Date

    August

  • Course Duration

    2 academic years

  • Course Type

    Other

  • Course Fees

    Free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland.

    For other countries, please visit website for details.

  • Last Updated

    15 October 2019

The Master's Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at crossroads of international business, entrepreneurship and innovation management. 

In the Master’s Degree Programme, you will acquire advanced knowledge in innovation management related theories and practices and be able to develop and apply frameworks, which will help to understand how innovations are created, launched and managed in an international setting. You will also learn how entrepreneurial activities are formed and which key strategies companies use in order to expand.

The competence gained in this programme opens up numerous career opportunities in different kinds of organisational settings and roles as well as the possibility to apply for doctoral training.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE & EXPERIENCE

The program is offered by Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku (TSE). TSE has earned AACSB Accreditation (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the highest standard of excellence in business education worldwide. We have been accredited since 2019 and are committed to continually improve the quality of education we offer.

The studies include a comprehensive choice of economic sciences, other business and finance-related subjects and foreign languages. You will be part of a solid scientific community – set in a modern and demanding study environment – in which you can develop your skills and competence.

The expertise of TSE in international business combined with Finnish global competitiveness in technological innovation provides unique conditions that make this Programme an unparalleled experience, enabling students to think in new and constructive ways.

Turku School of Economics employs a variety of teaching methods that are carefully combined to give students the opportunity to learn effectively. In addition to interactive lectures, case studies, problem-solving exercises and e-learning models complement traditional learning methods.

This combination allows for the integration of theoretical insights into the real-life aspects of business. The graduates of the Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management acquire knowledge, accumulate experience and develop important personal skills.

The Programme offers lectures and seminars with class sizes varying between 10 and 30 students on average. On most courses, you will gain experience of intercultural communication by engaging in team-sized collaborative learning groups. Graduates from the Programme have a very strong foundation in research and inquiry. They are trained to utilise scientific methods to solve real world problems. They can actively apply their expertise to new situations and generate new knowledge.

CAREER OPTIONS

Competence Description

GIM is designed to transform your thinking so that you will be able to contribute to the international success of various types of organisations.

The Programme has a strong international business component. It is designed to teach you to understand the complex interactions and big picture of an ever more globally interdependent world. This capability enables graduates to become valuable actors in areas like general management, the management of small and medium-sized enterprises and similar organisational roles.

The innovation management that is part of the Programme provides a deep and broad understanding of the nature of innovations, their development and commercialisation. Our focus – in terms of innovation management – ranges from macro-systems (i.e. national innovation systems) to business concept innovations, to more traditional innovation management tasks in R&D, product, service and process innovation management. This more specialised focus complements the acquired general skills set.

Entrepreneurship studies, the third fundamental emphasis of GIM, involves working on cognitive and behavioural abilities. These have been found to positively correlate with the development and commercialisation of successful innovations.

Job Options

In summary, the design of Global Innovation Management opens up a number of possible career opportunities in various organisational settings and roles.

Possible job titles include:

  • category manager – external supply operations,
  • branch manager,
  • senior manager,
  • marketing coordinator,
  • managing director, and
  • development manager.

Career in Research

The Master of Science degree opens up the possibility to apply for doctoral studies. Quite a few former Master’s students continue to pursue the Doctor of Science degree after completing the Programme.

GIM graduates are eligible to apply for a position in the University of Turku Graduate School, UTUGS. The graduate school consists of 16 doctoral programmes, which cover all disciplines and doctoral candidates of the University.

Together with the doctoral programmes, the Graduate School provides systematic and high quality doctoral training. UTUGS aims to train highly qualified experts with the skills required for both professional career in research and other positions of expertise.


Visit the MDP in Global Innovation Management page on the University of Turku website for more details!

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