Innovation Management

Master (2 years) of Innovation Management, 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Sino-Danish Center, Beijing, China
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3070 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Innovation Management gives you knowledge and skills in innovation at community and company level. As a graduate you will be able to plan and execute development projects in both private and public organizations.

The Master's Degree in Innovation Management is a two-year double-degree master programme taking place in China at GUCAS, Beijing. The programme is a two-year fulltime international MSc specialization programme for Degree Students leading to a Master Degree in Economics and Business Administration with specialization in Innovation Management. The programme is organized under the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research. Both Aalborg University and GUCAS are responsible for this specialization.

The programme Innovation Management enrolls both Danish and international students, and is taught entirely in English. As a student you will be a part of carefully tailored modules, encompassing fields of research within innovation management, policy making, innovation systems, creativity, organization, methodology, learning, globalization, business models along with project work and the Master’s Thesis. The pedagogy in the education is founded on problem-based learning, i.e. the students identify, process and solve problems themselves. This also includes active involvement in lectures and assignments provided by professors. 

About the Degree

The Master's Degree in Innovation Management is taking place in China at GUCAS, Beijing.

Career Opportunities  

The programme in Innovation Management qualifies the graduate to participate in top level research in the field of Innovation, opening opportunities in both an academic career as well as strategic positions in the public domain.

Candidates will also have the opportunity to work with innovation activities in private companies or create the basis for starting a company of their own. Companies have an increased focus on R&D and business development as part of their strategic and operational actions, and will continue to need qualified people with intense knowledge on innovation and business development. 

Taking your education in China - a nation admired for its growth - strengthens your opportunities in the job market, as both the private- and the public sector have an increased focus on this vastly growing economy. As a candidate with a double degree you will have a competitive edge in terms of key insights in the interrelation between China and Denmark, but also other parts of the world. 


A bachelor degree in Business Administration (three years) or the equivalent is required. Students with a bachelor degree in other fields plus relevant practical experience may also apply.

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 and EU applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Sino-Danish Center, Beijing, China


The Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC) is a joint project on education and research between the eight Danish universities, the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). 

Sino-Danish Center is located at UCAS' Zhongguancun Campus, centrally located in Beijing.

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