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Industrial Management

High-level production developers of industrial processes Industrial Management, Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration

Do you want to combine business with technology? Are you interested in developing processes for sustainability and the energy sector? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or technology with business studies?

Studies in Industrial Management cover areas such as supply chain management and logistics, technology and innovation management, product development, service development, as well as production and operations management.

Upon graduation, you will be able to work as a specialist in areas, such as:

  • supply chain management and logistics
  • technology and innovation management
  • product development and service development
  • production and operations management

In addition, the degree provides eligibility for doctoral studies in the field of business studies.

With Industrial Management as your major, you can specialise in either Supply Chain Management and Operations Management or Technology Management and Innovations. These pathways provide the vital skills sought after by high-tech companies around the world. You can also take the IPMA certification test, and if successfully passed, use it as a proof of basic project management skills. 

Courses consist of lectures, group work, projects, presentations, and final exams. The studies include both online and in-class teaching. This is a full-time on-campus programme taking place in Vaasa. Some courses are offered in hybrid mode for the final year spring to support also online participation. 

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The major in Industrial Management is a part of the master's programme in Industrial Management. The duration of studies is 2 years (120 ECTS credits). For a detailed degree structure, see our Study Guide.

Having previous studies in business or technology will set you up for success. If you are not a business administration graduate, at least 20% of your previous degree must be in business studies. Check out the detailed eligibility criteria for this programme in joint and rolling admission for further guidance.

Accreditations – ensuring quality education

The ASIIN quality seal for study programmes provides assurance that subject specific quality standards of the academic discipline and of the profession for which that programme prepares are met at high level. It confirms further that a suitable framework for good teaching and successful learning is provided. The award of the seal is based on learning outcome oriented standards of the involved disciplines and complies with the European Qualifications Framework and the “European Standards and Guidelines”.
The Master's Programme in Industrial Management is ranked 15th in the top 200 in Industrial and Operations Management, Western Europe, in the Eduniversal Masters Ranking 2019.

Read more about our accreditations, rankings and audits.

Admissions criteria and instructions for how to apply

Want to learn more? Read our detailed guide on how to apply. Ready to apply? Go to the Studyinfo portal during the application period to submit your application.

Meet the teaching staff

University education is founded on scientific research. We maintain a continuous dialogue with businesses and society to ensure that we offer the most recent knowledge and insights, now and in the future. Get to know your teachers beforehand by reading more.

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