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Master of Innovation

The degree programme provides knowledge about the development of enterprises and businesses.

How do new enterprises spring up? What is the hallmark of entrepreneurship and innovation? What industries can be developed in affluent countries? How does the market economy operate in a globalised world? What can be achieved by active industrial policies? These are examples of key issues the programme will focus on.

Business development in a societal perspective
The programme places business development in a societal perspective. The dynamics of commercial and industrial development will be analysed in relation to the surroundings; enterprises in networks, clusters, and regional and national innovation systems. In this connection emphasis is put on the role of the public sector as a regulatory regime and an active participant in business development and partnership.

Master's thesis
Through their work on the master’s thesis, students will increase their ability to exercise critical and self-reflective thinking. The completed thesis equals a workload of 30 ECTS credits.

Students will develop the methodological and theoretical skills needed to identify, read, analyze, and discuss primary and secondary sources within the social sciences, with special emphasis on Innovation and Business Development.

In addition to specialized competence within their field, the students will also develop more broadly recognized skills, such as how to formulate academic research question, find relevant material for a research project, to critically relate to and analyse sources, to process substantial quantities of information through scientific methods and to present their findings and engage in dialogue with others about them.

ECTS credits
The programme equals 120 ECTS credits, over two years full time study. For more academic information (Norwegian Higher Education, degree structure, ECTS, grading system)

Program structure and course descriptions

Course code Name ECTS O/E *) ECTS per semester
  S1(F) S2(S) S3(F) S4(S)
INN3019/1 Entrepreneurship 7,5 O 7,5      
INN3020/1 Perspectives on Innovation 7,5 O 7,5      
INN3017/1 Leadership in contemporary organisations 7,5 E 7,5      
INN3016/01 Perspectives in Management Accounting and Control (English) 7,5 E 7,5      
INN3015/1 Financing Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ventures (English) 7,5 E 7,5      
INN3018/1 Human Resource Management (English) 7,5 E 7,5      
INN3001/1 Theory of Science and Social Science Research Methods 15 O   15    
INN3024/1 Sustainable Business Model Innovation (English) 7,5 O   7,5    
INN3027/1 Pricing and Revenue Management (English) 7,5 E   7,5    
INN3026/1 Project Management in Innovation
 Processes (English)
7,5 E   7,5    
INN3028/1 Strategic management (English) 7,5 E   7,5    
INN3021/1 Innovation processes in organisations 7,5 O     7,5  
INN3025/1 Research Design 7,5 O     7,5  
INN3030/1 Internship (Norwegian/ English)
 Electives from semester 1 can be choses as alternatives
15 E     15  
  Study abroad 30 E     30  
INN3031/1 Master's Thesis (Norwegian/ English) 30 O       30
Sum: 30 30 30 30

*) O – Obligatory courses, E - Electives

The programme qualifies the student for employment positions that involve entrepreneurship, innovation and business development in both the public and private sectors. Many students use their studies as a platform for starting up their own enterprise.

Language of delivery
Partly Norwegian, partly English. For courses taught in English:  http://hil.no/eng/studies 

Contact information:

Head of studies
Torgeir Skyttemoen (torgeir.skyttemoen@hil.no)

Telefon: 612 88 102

Sist oppdatert: Emrys Gerritse 11.04.2016

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