TIØ4180 - Innovation Management and Strategy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignments 35/100
Oral exam and group presentation 65/100 1 hours D

Course content

The course includes topics like: Innovation in organizations, innovation culture, innovation ecosystems, strategy and innovation, organizational learning and innovation, innovation and design, and how communication- and decision-making-processes influence innovative processes in organizations, new organizational forms, information management, and open business models.

Learning outcome

The position of the course in the study program: The course is an elective in the 4th year for the study program MTIØT, and has the following learning goals: The course conveys the following knowledge: - Innovation processes, innovation management, and innovation strategy in organizations. - General knowledge about structures and processes in organizations. - Specific knowledge of models and conditions pertaining to innovation processes in organizations, e.g.: - Models of Innovation - Radical Innovation - Incremental Innovation - Disruptive Innovation - Process Innovation - Business Model Innovation - Innovation Culture - Innovation Management. The course enables students to: - Analyze organizations in order to improve and boost innovation. - Be informed and preferred contributors to innovation processes in any type of organization. Other important learning goals: - The students will, through analysis and discussion of various cases, acquire practice in analyzing organizations, and learn how to argue, in group and plenary session, all innovation related aspects of the cases. - The students will, through exercises, learn how to analyze challenges and formulate structured, substantiated arguments both orally and in writing.

Learning methods and activities

The course uses both lectures and compulsory exercises. Some parts of the lectures may be done in the form of seminars. Grades are based 100% on the sum from several small exercises. The course is run in English. The teaching is in part case-based and therefore requires participation and engagement from the students. Successful completion of the course requires English skills equivalent to a TOEFL score of 630 or better. The introductory lecture contains essential information.

Further on evaluation

Evaluation is based on multiple parts:

- Oral participation (65%). Students are expected to engage in in-class discussions. Score is based on articulation of arguments, application of theories and models, and problem understanding.

- Written assignments (35%). Students will submit both group assignments and individual assignments. Students will use Chat GPT or similar tools in answering written assignments.

For a re-take of the course all parts must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Industrial Economics and Technology Management (MTIØT)

Required previous knowledge

This course assumes a basic knowledge of organization theory and organizational behavior. The course is designed for MTIØT students. Other students can also apply. Application deadline is August 15. Please include grade transcript.

Course materials

Will be available at course start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIS1038 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignments 35/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral exam and group presentation 65/100 D





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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