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Operations and Innovation Management, Specialisation of Management Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Management Engineering with specialisation in Operations and Innovation Management), 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Engineering

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7455 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Do you want a career as a Master of Science in Engineering who keeps a company up to date with the latest developments within innovative management styles? Then the specialisation in Operations and Innovation Management may be the steppingstone for your future career.An increasing number of companies operate on the global market and as a result, there is an increasing demand for graduates who can meet the challenges that come with globalisation, and who can develop and execute development strategies in an international perspective. The specialisation in Operations and Innovation Management will provide you with competences in international strategy and change processes, and you gain tools for analysis, organisation, and development in a global context.During the study programme, you work with subjects such as strategy, innovation and change processes. Moreover, you get a chance to build a network industry even before graduation as the programme is characterised by a high degree of collaboration with industrial partners.

Project examples:
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) project aimed at developing an improved implementation process of CI
  • Implementing a self-governing organisation
  • Configuration of project portfolios as a means for controlling and improving the performance of internal development projects
  • Configuration and management of an international supply chain
  • How to manage the fuzzy front end of product innovation
  • Organisational and systems support for knowledge sharing in a global perspective 

Career Opportunities  

As a graduate from the Operations and Innovation Management programme, you will be qualified to perform a number of challenging management tasks. Career opportunities are diverse, and you will not be limited to one job description. The possible job titles are numerous: International project manager, head of outsourcing or International Human Resource consultant to name but a few possibilities.

Examples of where our graduates work include:
  • Grundfos A/S - e.g. as Supply Chain Manager in Shanghai, China.
  • Sauer-Danfoss A/S – e.g. as Lean Process Manager
  • B&O A/S – e.g. as Senior Direct of Technology, Platforms and Innovation
  • Gabriel A/S – as Director
  • VELUX A/S – e.g. as Manufacturing Manager for new products
  • Vestas Wind Systems – e.g. as Team Leader of Planning and Control in Madrid, Spain
  • Novo Nordisk A/S – e.g. as executive assistant to Manufacturing Development
  • LEGO system A/S – e.g. as Lean Consultant 


Admission to the programme requires a bachelor’s degree in business engineering or industrial engineering – or similar engineering degrees with emphasis on operations, logistics, supply chains, and enterprise systems. 

In addition, documentation will be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at an acceptable level. 
Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly.
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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