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Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics

Master (2 years) of Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics , 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3070 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics (MIKE-E) focuses on the interaction between knowledge, innovation and economic dynamics in a world characterised by globalisation, rapid change and uncertainty. The programme gives the students an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and analytical capability to make profound and reflective economic analyses and the capability to define and implement sustainable strategies in relation to knowledge and innovation.

The first two semesters are devoted to studies at Aalborg University. The third term offers an opportunity for internship or study abroad as well as courses within the MIKE-E programme at Aalborg University.

The programme includes courses, seminars and project work within the following topics
  • Origins of concepts and theories on innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Innovation management and industrial dynamics in a global context
  • Executing entrepreneurial ideas
  • Systems of innovation in regional, national and global context
  • Knowledge, Learning, Innovation and business development in Firms and Society
  • Evolving organizations and business models
  • Knowledge- and innovation policy
  • Quantitative and qualitative data and econometrics
  • Analysis and simulation of complex systems
Parts of the activities (courses, seminars, and project work) will be organised as joint activities together with the ‘sister programme’ within Business Economics: Innovation, Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Dynamics (MIKE-B)

Career Opportunities

Typical job opportunities are in firms, national and international organisations, and regulatory bodies where analytical work related to regional, national and international framework conditions and strategies for industrial and economic development are in the centre.
The programme prepares you to undertake a career in:
  • The private sector (larger companies, banks and financial institutions, or consultancies)
  • Regulatory bodies at the local, regional, national, and international level (municipalities, regional bodies, Ministries of Trade, Industry, Science and Technology, etc.)
  • National or international organisations (for instance labour market organisations, industrial associations, European Commission, OECD, the World Bank)
  • National or international research institutions and universities (as a Ph.d.-student or research fellow)


In order to be admitted to the programme in Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics the applicant must have successfully completed a bachelor degree in Economics. Alternatively students with a bachelor degree in another filed combined with significant coursework in economic analysis or with some relevant practical experience can be enrolled based on an individual assessment.

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

Spring | Non-EU and EU applicants

Application date
Oct 01
Start date
Feb 01

Autumn | Non-EU and EU applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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