2 years

Starting Date

late August

Tuition Fee

EU/EEA countries or Switzerland: Free
non-EU/EEA: €10,000 per year


Turku, Finland

About the programme

In this programme, you will acquire advanced knowledge in theories and practices of innovation management. You will be able to develop and apply various frameworks, which will help to understand how innovations are created, launched and managed in an international setting. You will also learn how entrepreneurial activities form and which key strategies companies use in order to expand.

The competence gained in this programme opens up numerous career opportunities in different kinds of organisational settings and roles as well as the possibility to apply for doctoral training.

Programme Structure

The extent of the programme is 120 ECTS, and the degree is designed to be completed in two years. In addition to major and minor studies, you will take language studies and complete methodology courses. This programme is full-time, and most courses have compulsory attendance.

In addition to courses focusing on international business, entrepreneurship and innovation management, you will be able to take elective courses.

Career Prospects

In summary, the completion of the programme in Global Innovation Management will give you a number of possible career opportunities in various organisational settings and roles. Possible positions include:

  • category manager – external supply operations,
  • branch manager,
  • senior manager,
  • marketing coordinator,
  • managing director, and
  • development manager.

Career in Research

The Master of Science degree opens up the possibility to apply for doctoral studies. Quite a few former Master’s students continue to pursue the Doctor of Science degree after completing this programme.

After your graduation from the GIM programme, you are eligible to apply for a position at the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS). The graduate school consists of 16 doctoral programmes that cover all disciplines and doctoral candidates of the University.

Together with the doctoral programmes, the Graduate School provides systematic and high-quality doctoral training. UTUGS aims to train highly qualified experts with the skills required for both professional career in research and other positions of expertise.

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