The 2-year master’s program contains 120 ECTS, comprising:
- Compulsory courses: 35 ECTS
- theory lessons and self-study
- group design project
- preparation for thesis
- Electives: 25 ECTS
- theory, lessons and self-study
- group design project
- Free electives (may include international experience) 30 ECTS
- Graduation project 30 ECTS
Compulsory courses are taken in Quartile 1 (Q1) and 3 (Q3), while specialization electives are taken in Q2 and Q4. The benefit of having a fixed program in Q1 and Q3 is twofold. First, it allows you to start the IM program in September (Q1) or in February (Q3). Second, it allows you to settle a bit, experience some IM topics and see what they find interesting, before choices on electives have to be made (either in Q2 or Q4). At the end of Q1 or Q3 (depending on when you started the program), you have to choose one of the following tracks:
- Business and Product Creation
- Managing Innovation Processes
- Special / Free
Each track features a set of electives that deepen your knowledge in a particular IM domain. All IM tracks are explicitly oriented towards understanding, modeling, and redesigning innovation processes.
In the second year plenty of room is made for personal choices. There is ample opportunity to go abroad and gather 'international experience', which is highly recommended. Students also choose up to 30 ECTS of free elective courses, which can be at a foreign university. To prepare for the master's thesis project, a literature review elective may be chosen as one of the free electives. Our thesis mentors are flexible and can supervise you via email or Skype meetings. In the last two quartiles of the second year you conduct your Master's Thesis Project (30 ECTS) in a company.
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