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Operations and Innovation Management

Operations and Innovation Management

Operations and Innovation Management

More and more companies become global. As a result, there is an increasing demand for graduates who can meet the challenges that come with globalisation, and who can develop and execute development strategies in an international perspective. The Master's programme in Operations and Innovation Mangement will provide you with competences in international strategy and change processes, and you gain tools for analysis, organisation, and development in a global context.

Degree designation: Master of Science in Engineering

During the Master's programme in Operations and Innovation Management you work with subjects such as strategy, innovation and change processes. You gain a balanced analytical, systemic and managerial insight into subject areas of the programme.

Moreover, you get a chance to build a network industry even before graduation as the programme is characterised by a high degree of collaboration with industrial partners.


  • Strategic planning and management
  • Innovation and technology management
  • Integrated problem solving
  • Science technology
  • Planning and management of technological and organisational change
  • Continuous innovation
  • Organisational design
  • Enterprise engineering
  • Culture


  • Continuous Improvement (CI) project aimed at developing an improved implementation process of CI
  • Implementing a self-governing organisation
  • Configuration of project portfolios as a means for controlling and improving the performance of internal development projects
  • Configuration and management of an international supply chain
  • How to manage the fuzzy front end of product innovation
  • Organisational and systems support for knowledge sharing in a global perspective

Rated for exellence

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.


Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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