A new Master programme offers a unique combination of innovation and service development2020-03-19
The Master Programme in Innovation and Service Development will be introduced at Karlstad Business School this autumn. The programme combines innovation with a focus on services and business creation, a combination which is the first of its kind in Sweden.
“Today’s manufacturing industry is looking more and more to new business models which will enable companies to develop services and make money on services,” says Antti Sihvonen, a Senior Lecturer in Business Administration and the coordinator of the new programme. “This programme provides an increased understanding of the challenges involved in the servitisation of companies, and adds a missing piece to the educational map of Sweden.”
A strong connection to research and business
The programme has been developed in close collaboration with leading businesses and is also based on research conducted by the Service Research Center (CTF) at Karlstad University.
“This programme is a way for us to take advantage of the world leading research that we do in the areas of service development and innovation management here at CTF and use it in education,” says Antti Sihvonen. “In this way, we create courses of excellent quality in this area of study.”
Two years of study provide qualifications for third-cycle studies
The programme comprises two years of study at the second-cycle level and provides qualifications for third-cycle studies with a specialisation in innovation management, service development, and business development. The programme is aimed at students who have completed a Master of Science in Engineering or a Bachelor of Science in Engineering combined with supplementary courses.
The application deadline for embarking on the programme in the autumn semester of 2020 is 15 April. Read more about the programme here.