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TEK745 - Management of innovation and R&D  
Ledning och organisering av innovation och R&D
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPMEI
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS

The course is full. For waiting list, please contact the director of studies: gelena@chalmers.se
Teaching language: English
Application code: 26123
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B
Maximum participants: 90
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0120 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

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MPMEI MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Magnus Persson

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Aim

The course aims at developing an understanding of the prerequisites for R&D and innovation work in large established organizations. More specifically the course will address key elements within the areas of:
- Organizational theory
- Project management
- Product development
- Innovation management

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Describe fundamental mechanisms related to organizations’ existence, design and scope

- Explain the basic project management terms and tools

- Describe different types of product development processes

- Apply different methods and tools for efficient product development work

- Describe the prerequisites for innovation work and their implications on the strategic and operative levels

Content

The course contains the following four areas:
1) Organizational theory
- Fundamental mechanisms related to reasons for organizations’ existence, design and scope
- Relationship between the organizational design and firms’ abilities regarding product development and innovation

2) Project management
- The history and advancement of project management
- The basic project management terms and tools

3) Product development
- Product development processes, such as Stage-gate and Agile, for the development of products and services
- Methods and tools for efficient product development work (eg. portfolio management, platforms and modularization)

4) Innovation in established organizations
- Characteristics of established organizations
- Prerequisites for innovation (barriers and enablers) and their implications on the strategic and operative levels

Organisation

The course consists of lectures and seminars. The seminars requires active participation and preparation.

Literature

The course literature will be decided at the start of the course.

Examination including compulsory elements

The examination in the course consists of different assignments and written exam.


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