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Global Manufacturing Management (Sivilingeniør) (Master's Programme)

Career opportunities

Global Manufacturing Management

With a Master's Degree in Global Manufacturing Management you will have the skills to take part in developing the future technology and sustainable solutions for global enterprises. You will be able to both understand and successfully handle the different dimensions of global processes.

Possible career positions could be:

(MSc in) Global Manufacturing Management

A production manager's typical tasks may be to ensure a suitable organization, investment in automation machinery, continuous improvement and efficiency work, planning of available production capacity in the short, medium and long term, selection as well as implementation of IT support systems.

Some students want to start up their own business. Knowledge of finance, procurement, logistics and production are important preconditions to ensure that they are able to realize a business idea and put this into production.

In areas such as technical, operational, supply chain, procurement etc.: A director has overall responsibility for the organization and execution of various tasks and makes the most important overriding decisions in this area.

This is a position you rarely get as a graduate, but rather after some years of experience in the industry. 

As a purchasing manager you typically organize the procurement activities, look into strategies for how close and how many suppliers to involve and evaluate IT solutions to ensure good and effective communication.

Those who work in research & development are responsible for identifying a specific need, and then develop a finished product or service to fulfill it. There are also good opportunities to start an academic career at NTNU or as a researcher at SINTEF after graduation, since several highly recognized research groups are closely related to this master's degree programme.

Supply chain management is about goods and information flow between all companies in a value chain. A supply chain manager will be responsible for ensuring that the goods and information flow runs smoothly and that all participating companies are working towards a common goal.

As a consultant you can work in a consulting company. For example, a consultant can assist businesses that need development through analyses that helps the businesses to ensure success.

The project managers responsibilities is to plan and execute projects in a good way to ensure that the project, with its limited resources, deliver the desired results within the apportioned time limits.

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Career interviews

Career interviews

Below you can read interviews with some of our former students.

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The Global Manufacturing Management Programme was a perfect match

Name: Kristine Fjørtoft Roald
Programme of study: Global Manufacturing Management, specialization Production Management
Graduated from NTNU: 2019
Profession: Management Trainee
Employer: VARD Group

I am very happy I chose an international master programme as it helped me to broaden my understanding of the taught subjects in an international context. Also, the programme has prepared me for working life in a large global company where I am working in cross-functional and multi-cultural teams.


GMM had exactly the kind of courses I was looking for, a mixture of business and science courses

Name: Vetle Berge Ruud
Study programme: Master in Global Manufacturing Management
Year of graduation: 2018
Current work place: Accenture
Job title: Business Integration Analyst

GMM offers a great mixture of courses with well-educated professors, where you also have some possibilities to alter the program contents to your needs.


The GMM programme is for anyone interested to understand the globalization trends in manufacturing

Name: Surendra Sangachhen
Study programme: Master in Global Manufacturing Management
Year of graduation: 2016
Current work place: Coca Cola European Partners CCEP
Job title: Production and Supply Planner

Anyone interested in understanding the globalization trends in manufacturing, S&OP processes, production and logistics processes should consider the Master's Degree Programme in Global Manufacturing Management 


I saw it as a programme close related to my previous studies

Name: Sondre Sivesind Melbye
Study programme: Master in Global Manufacturing Management
Year of graduation: 2018
Current work place: TINE SA
Job title: Project Manager

The fact that it was an international course was appealing as I could also develop my professional English skills.


A versatile study that could be useful in diverse types of industries

Name: Halvor Eid Nilsen
Study programme: Master in Global Manufacturing Management
Year of graduation: 2015
Current work place: Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) in Stockholm
Job title: Senior Revenue Manger

To see theory from lectures applied in a live production environment was both interesting and fun.   


I just want to say: nothing to worry about

Name: Ivana Adam
Study program: Global Manufacturing Management
Year of graduation: 2017
Current work place: ECCO Shoes
Job title: NextGen graduate trainee in leather production

The fact that it was a real case study and there was no prior research on this subject built up my interest.