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Global Innovation Management

Master (2 years) of of Science in Global Innovation Management, 120 ECTS

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 2000 EUR


The MSc. in Global Innovation Management is a unique 2-year programme offered jointly by the University of Strathclyde (Scotland), Aalborg University (Denmark), Hamburg University of Technology (Germany), and Swinburne University of Technology (Australia). 
Students have the opportunity to study at two European Universities, with a third option for EU students and self-funded non-EU students to study in Australia in year 2. 

The course equips students with the skills to transform research outputs into innovative products and services. Learning the tools and techniques for working globally, students apply this knowledge practically by working on project reports with industry contacts in different countries, further enhancing their understanding of international business.

Global Innovation Management  adresses new challenges in innovative global enterprise and provides
  • A practical and global perspective of Innovation Management, through industry based modules
  • Skills applicable for larger multinational organisations to smaller enterprises
  • Expanded perspectives of Innovation Management including Technology Management, R&D, and Product/Service
  • Development with focus on the interface between disciplines involved in the process
  • Increased research capability focused on activities at the periphery of the innovation process

Career Opportunities  

Graduates from the MSc. in Global Innovation Management, supported by a network of valuable contacts, enter the international employment market working:
  • With enterprises dealing with high end technological products and service
  • As consultants making technology assessment and innovation /change management
  • With governmental institutes dealing with innovation policy and strategy
  • With relevant research and higher education institutions

About the Degree

Each year there is a number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships available for students of the programme.
Available scholarships will be announced at the programme website 
Read more about the Erasmus Mundus programme


Candidates admitted to the MSc are required to have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, at second-class level or higher, in an engineering, science or technology subject
In addition, documentation will be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at an appropriate level of competence in the English language, through attaining a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 95.

Applications must be submitted to the University of Strathclyde. For more information regarding the application process, please see Global Innovation Management's own webpage.

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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