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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
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KV203230 KVS53 Project Management and Innovation 6 ECTS
Organised by
International Business
Person in charge
Birgitta Sandberg and Krys Markowski

Learning outcomes

Recent studies suggest that up to 35% of company activity takes place in project mode. The figure is higher for innovation centred organisations, where RTD (research, technology, development) projects are increasingly organised internationally. In this course students learn competences for managing international innovative projects. After completing the course students shall be able to apply different project management tools in diverse innovation projects.


Prior to the course students will be required to complete a self-assessment based on the IPMA ICB competence baseline.
During the course, students learn classic “single project” management concepts, tools and practices. Multi project management will also be discussed. Special attention will be paid to the management of research, exploration and development projects as well as to agile approaches, to Actor Network Theory and to the Nordic school of project management. Participants will be able to focus on specific areas of interest through their assignments or projects.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Project / practical work
  • In English
Written exam and Exercise(s)
Written exam and Project / practical work

The grade consists of three parts: in course project work (30%), a final written exam (40 %) and a written assignment or project based on the IPMA ICB V3 (30 %).


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4th year IV

Study materials

  1. Cleland, David; Ireland, Lewis, Project management: Strategic design and implementation, 4th edition, New York, McGraw-Hill 2002.
  2. Kernzer, Harold, Advanced project management: Best practices on implementation, 2nd edition, Chichester, Wiley 2003.
  3. Tidd, Joseph; Bessant, John; Pavitt, Keith, Managing innovation: integrating technological, market and organizational change, 3rd ed., Chichester 2005.

Supplementary material for the exam or for the course:
Selected articles and website links. The IPMA ICB competence baseline can be downloaded at

Further information

Restricted attendance! GIM Master's Degree Programme students and TSE degree students majoring in international business are
given priority.

Not offered in academic year 2013-2014. See course description in electronic study guide.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
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Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Marketing and International Business
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