Management of Innovation and Sustainable Business Development

Management of Innovation and Sustainable Business Development

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MSMI, Thu Jul 25 05:20:19 MEST 2024 | M2

Do you want to make a positive contribution to tomorrow's society through innovation processes and sustainable business development? Then our new MSc in Management of Innovation and Sustainable Business Development may be the perfect program for you. 

You will develop specialized and practical skills, expanding your business expertise through courses in innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and change management. Apply today and be one of the first cohort of change makers in our new MSc program. 

Application deadlines are 1 December for non-EU, 1 March for EU and 15 April for Nordic applicants.

Would you like more information about the program and the application process? Contact us.

This program focuses on themes within innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability management, sustainable business development and change management. You'll learn to lead sustainability initiatives and innovation processes in a business setting and will also have the opportunity to work on your own business ideas during the master's degree. 

Whilst studying the Management of Innovation and Sustainable Business Development with us, you will further develop important 21st century skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity through collaboration, reflection, experience sharing, and project-related work.

Read more about what you will learn

Graduates can work in:

  • Consulting - With specialized expertise in innovation, business development and sustainability you can consider a career with consultancies, giving professional advice within your area of expertise to clients. 
  • Private sector - In the fast-paced world of business, companies need employees with competence in sustainability, innovation and change management. Graduates are qualified for positions such as head of sustainability, ESG analyst, innovation manager, business manager or project manager. 
  • Public sector -  Governments have a key role in enabling sustainability and change in society. They need employees with process competence in sustainability, innovation and change management. 
  • Entrepreneur - The skills and knowledge you develop in the MSc equips you to pursue a career as an entrepreneur. 
  • Researcher - With our MSc, you ca also continue your search for knowledge in a PhD program.

Read more about career opportunities

Aalesund is a small, friendly city located between magnificent fjords, mountains, and the ocean. The university and the city offer a vibrant and welcoming student environment with many student organizations. Students at the Department of International Business can become part of the Børsen Linjeforening, a student organisation that regularly organises exciting social and professional events.

The campus has close links with local companies and you will have many opportunities to connect with these through project work, internships and your MSc thesis.

Read more about student life

The MSc in Managment of Innovation and Sustainable Business Development is a two-year, full-time programme, worth a total of 120 ECTS credits. You will take 30 credits per semester over four semesters.

  • The first and second semester consists of compulsory courses in innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, change management and research methods.
  • In the summer between the first and second year you can do a summer semester through Gründerskolen (The Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship)
  • In the third semester you can do an exchange semester abroad or to specialize further through compulsory and elective courses in Aalesund. You can also include an internship as an elective in your third semester.
  • In the fourth and final semester you will write your master thesis.

Read more about the programme structure

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing, innovation, entrepreneurship, management, organizational studies or equivalent with a grade point average of at least C.

The bachelor's degree must have been completed by the start of the semester at NTNU in August and must include at least 80 ECTS in courses within business, economics, management, marketing, innovation, entrepreneurship or organizational studies.

For students at NTNU in Aalesund, the following bachelor degrees are accepted for qualification into the programme:

  • Bachelor in marketing, innovation and management
  • Bachelor in business administration
  • Bachelor in biomarine innovation
  • Bachelor in shipping management

There is no application fee. There is a tuition charge for students from outside the EU/ EEA.

There is no tution fee for students from the EU/EEA.

Application deadlines for August admission:

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 1 December

EU/EEA/Swiss students:  1 March

Norwegian/Nordic students: 15 April

Read more about admission and requirements

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