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Masters Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management (GIM)

Learning outcomes

Students in the Master's Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management learn how innovations are created and launched in international setting and how innovativeness can be fostered in a firm. They learn how to manage international resources, cross-border R&D activities, and take the international markets into account in the innovation launch. Students learn also to understand entrepreneurial activities and key strategies for firm growth.

Innovation Management Studies offer corporate management opportunities for graduates, particularly in the Life Sciences (Biotechnology) and Information and Communications Technology. Graduates of the GIM programme will also be equipped with the skills to take up an array of specialist business and technical positions in high-technology industries.

The MSc (Econ.&Bus.Adm.) graduates from Turku School of Economics possess expertise to contribute professionally to business and economy in a leading role. They are able to solve business and economic problems with critically selected analytical tools. Our graduates are able to develop well-justified arguments and discuss them constructively both written and orally. They are able work in global and virtual teams. Our graduates have a responsible and forward-looking mindset.

Content

The Master's Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is an English-language two-year programme covering the management of innovation processes in international firms. It combines studies and research in the fields of international business, entrepreneurship and innovation management.

Those who wish to remain in academia will be able to apply for doctoral studies in Economics and Business Administration within the International Business programme.

Further information

All students will prepare their personal study plans at the beginning of the study period under the guidance of faculty members.

The teaching staff act as facilitators, advisors and mentors in the learning process of the student, but the responsibility to achieve the learning objectives of each individual student lies within him/herself. The programme can be completed in two years. In case that the student is required to take supplementary studies in addition of the Master's Programme's studies, two years may not suffice. It is highly recommended that supplementary studies are taken in the first year. Most of the supplementary studies are offered in the curriculum of International Business.


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Masters Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management (GIM)

Language and Communication Studies 10 ECTS
1st foreign language 6 cr (primarily English) and 2nd foreign language 4 cr (Finnish for those whose mother tongue in not Finnish or who have no previous Finnish studies. For those whose mother tongue is Finnish or who have studied Finnish, the 2nd foreign language is decided based on previous language studies)
Turku School of Economics
Finnish Study Modules
Common Studies
Postgraduate Degrees, TSE
UTU Graduate School, Studies in Field of Business