Innovation Management (Offered at AAU in Beijing)

Innovation Management is a two-year full time international master's degree specialisation programme. You will gain knowledge and skills within innovation and learn how to plan and carry out innovative development projects in private and public companies and organisations.


The MSc specialisation programme in Innovation Management is organised by the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research and takes place at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in Beijing, China.

Innovation is the targeted process of creating value based on ideas and is a driving force for competitiveness and sustainability in companies, institutions and organisations. Although many companies and organisations understand that innovation is crucial to their survival and competitiveness, managing innovation is a complex task.

The purpose of the MSc specialisation in Innovation Management is to give you a deep understanding of what innovation is and to equip you to manage innovation processes.

Innovation is not just about being creative. Creativity can result in good ideas, but if the ideas can’t be used to create value, they may never turn into innovations. The Innovation Management programme teaches you to identify and develop creative ideas and bring them to life so that they create value and strengthen the competitive advantage of innovative organisations.

During the programme, you will receive professional guidance from researchers and practitioners from the business world. The purpose is to provide you with knowledge at the highest possible level that you can apply in both business and academia.

Upon graduation you will have:

  • acquired theories and methods in innovation that you can use in both research and practice to identify, analyze and solve relevant theoretical and practical problems.
  • competencies to create value in companies and organisations through systematic processes
  • tools for understanding and managing complex innovation processes.

As a graduate, you will receive both a Danish diploma from Aalborg University and a Chinese diploma (Double Master’s Degree) from UCAS in Beijing. You thus have optimal conditions for pursuing an international career in which China is an increasingly important player.

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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