The Innovation Management programme provides students with expertise in initiating and leading change in enterprises and other organisations. They will learn how to manage projects and processes around product and service design, human resources, strategy and in sales, marketing, and customer care.

Students will also gain the ability to identify opportunities for renewal, to apply the right methods and tools for innovation and change, and to implement challenging development projects within specific areas of business. They will learn to improve their communication and co-operation competence, as well as information-seeking, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

Career or after graduation opportunities

As a specialist in innovation management, the graduate will have a wide range of career prospects depending on one's own particular interest. Graduates will find opportunities in various types of organisations: from small enterprises to the business units of multinational companies and public-sector organisations.

Graduates will have excellent prospects for placements as business experts, change consultants, managers, and entrepreneurs. Students specialising in innovation management typically begin their careers as team leaders, project leaders, experts and consultants, moving on to line manager and managerial positions. Many of our graduates start their own businesses or take a position in family enterprises.

Possible companies where graduates could work

Large international companies, small startups, or companies with international business. Our graduates have been recruited in companies such as IBM, IKEA, Nissan, Nokia, and Nordea.

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DEGREE AWARDED

M.Sc. (Econ)

APPLICATION PERIOD

1 November 2018 – 31 January 2019

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START DATE

Autumn 2019

DURATION

120 credits, 2 years of full-time study

FACULTY

Economics and business administration

LOCATION

University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus

LANGUAGE

English

TUITION FEE

8000 €

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