MScTechnology Based Business Development
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A bachelor level in engineering or a technical bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 15 ECTS in business development or innovation is required. The bachelor’s degree certificate/diploma must show examination subjects and results for each examination, curriculum for your current study programme, course descriptions.Please note it is possible to apply for admission before you have completed your Bachelor’s degree programme, but a transcript of exam results from the BA/BSc programme up to the time of application must always be included in the application, even if the BA/BSc diploma and examination results have to be submitted after the deadline. If you are lacking relevant documentation prior to the applications deadline, write down what sort of documentation, you are lacking, and when you will receive it. Official descriptions of not yet completed courses must be attached.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Danish / Norwegian / Swedish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
If the documents mentioned above are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by translations into English. The translations of your diploma and grade transcript must be officially certified translations into English, either by your home institution or a certified translator. The course description may be translated by yourself, but certified by your university.
NB! Your language test results cannot be older than 2 years (incl. CAE, CPE).When you sign up for an IELTS or TOEFL test, you must also ask the test institution to send your test results to AU. The university will use the results sent by the testing institution to validate your document. The AU Herning TOEFL code is 8607 (select “Other department not listed”). It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test.
Please also provide the following:
1. Course descriptions in English briefly describing the contents of your specific BA courses or other information that will contribute to describing the contents of your Bachelor’s degree programme.
2. Official descriptions of relevant courses to be completed after the application deadline.
3. An official description of the marking scale used at your home university.
The study programme has duration of two years and is a part of Aarhus University’s Research Unit for Innovation and Business Development. Please note that all teaching is in English.
In the first semester, you will learn methods to identify new technologies outside the company and to assess the relevance of these technologies to the company. This process requires the ability to understand many different technologies e.g. information technology, product design and renewable energy technology. You will, therefore, be trained in making yourself acquainted with new technologies and in acquiring a broad insight in most engineering technical areas. The ability to create technological input for the company, through networks, is also trained. Furthermore, you will train how to pass on knowledge in the company so that a learning environment is created in order to strengthen employees’ willingness to accept new technologies.
In the second semester, you will learn to identify the employee qualifications at group level which are necessary to promote technological innovation and business innovation. You thus learn to identify and change the company culture so that the organisation becomes more market-oriented and divergent-minded. The future company culture should, thus, ensure the continuous generation and implementation of new initiatives which can improve the company’s market position. You learn about subjects such as the management system, organizational structure and organizational development as well as the employees’ personality mix and roles.
In the third semester, you will learn about business development based on technological innovative products. You will study at a foreign university. AU Herning has agreements with a number of different partner universities that will provide you with knowledge in the fields of: Product Management, Business Development, Product Design, Technology Sourcing or Supply Chain Management.
In the fourth semester, you will write a dissertation project for your mentor company in which theoretical focus and professional contents are mainly based on the first two semesters of the study programme.
In generel, the study programme will be revised continiously.
Graduates will be able to generate innovative product concepts, business concepts and new business areas. An MSc in Engineering (Technology Based Business Development) is typically employed as a business developer, project manager or system developer. Typically, he or she will work in innovation oriented service- and production companies as well as in knowledge institutions and other kinds of public organisations.
We strongly suggest to apply before this date