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Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics (Economics)

Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics (Economics)

Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics (MIKE-E) at Aalborg University is a two-year fulltime international MSc specialization programme for degree students and guest/exchange students. The MIKE-E programme leads to a master's degree in Economics with specialization in Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics. MIKE-E enrolls both Danish and international students.

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The programme focuses on the interaction between knowledge, innovation and economic dynamics in a world characterized by globalization, rapid change and uncertainty. The programme gives the students an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and analytical capability to make profound and reflective economic analyses and the capability to define and implement sustainable strategies in relation to knowledge and innovation.

A few examples illustrate topics to be studied

The main focus of the programme is the interplay between knowledge, innovation and economic evolution. The following topics are addressed during the programme:

  • Strategies and framework conditions for the development of firms and industries
  • Analyses of ‘industrial dynamics’, firms, industries, learning processes
  • Growth, trade and globalization of firms, industries and economies
  • Innovation management and knowledge management in relation to entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
  • Technology – and innovation strategies
  • Methods for studies of firms, industries, countries

And a few concrete research questions:

  • What role does knowledge play for economic development?
  • How is knowledge diffused in the economy?
  • How do different types of firms organize their innovation activities?
  • Globalization as a challenge for the Danish innovation system?
  • How can further interaction between universities and industry be stimulated?
  • How do industrial clusters emerge?
  • What is the relation between innovation and sustainable development?
  • What kind of policy is needed to stimulate sustainable innovation?

Practical Information

  • The main part of the full degree students begin 1 September. It is possible, though, to start 1 February as well (last time to apply 1 February is 2019 - hereafter all students begin 1 September).
  • Guest/exchange students begin 1 September or 1 February.
  • For information about the application process, deadlines, tuition fee, scholarship etc. please see How to apply to Aalborg University

More information for enrolled students

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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