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The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2015-02-19 by Dean of Education

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for advanced level


Specific entry requirements:


English proficiency:

An applicant to a programme or course with English as language of instruction must prove a sufficient level of English language proficiency. The requirement is the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6 or B, or equivalent. For information on other ways of fulfilling the English language requirement please visit Chalmers web site.


Undergraduate profile:

Major in Engineering, Science, Business, Law or Design



Alternative selection based on personal letter, case and interviews.

General organization:


The purpose of the Entrepreneurship and Business Design programme is to equip students with skills and tools necessary to facilitate, create and manage technology-based business.

The students shall, after completion of the programme, have a broad knowledge of business design and of entrepreneurship as responsible value creation, and a deep knowledge in their specialization area. This specialization takes place within the framework of the discipline in which the student has been educated so far.


Learning outcome:

After having completed the programme, students should be able to:
1. Construct knowledge-based business in interplay with complementary competences, thereby integrating technological, economic, managerial and legal capabilities, into innovations, products, ventures and market offerings.
2. Analyze, construct and use tools to design and create innovations, such as e.g. different intellectual property tools (patents, standards, contracts, designs, trademarks, databases, copyrights, etc), in interaction with research, market assessment and product development.
3. Communicate, reflect upon, and manage group dynamics and responsible leadership applied on real-life innovation projects and simulated complex situations.
4. Reflect around citizenship and entrepreneurship for sustainable development.
5. Analyze, create and manage start-up ventures, internal ventures, or joint ventures (open innovation).

Translated to CDIO goals, this would include the following:
A. Apply technical knowledge and reasoning (corresponding to learning outcome 1 & 2)
A.1 Use their knowledge of underlying sciences (corresponding to learning outcome 1)
A.2 Use their knowledge of MELT (management, economics, law and technology) tools (corresponding to learning outcome 2)
B. Personal and Professional Skills and Attributes (corresponding to learning outcome 1,2,3 & 4)
B.1 Apply engineering reasoning and problem solving (corresponding to learning outcome 1 & 2)
B.2 Use their reflective skills (corresponding to learning outcome 4)
C. Be able to work in a group and communicate (corresponding to learning outcome 3)
C.1 Manage group dynamics (corresponding to learning outcome 3)
C.2 Communicate (corresponding to learning outcome 3)
C.3 Communicate in the English Language (corresponding to learning outcome 3)
C.4 Show leadership qualities (corresponding to learning outcome 3)
D Conceiving, Designing, Implementing and Operating Systems in the Enterprise and Societal Context (corresponding to learning outcome 1)
D.1 Conceiving External and Societal Context (corresponding to learning outcome 1)
D.2 Conceiving Enterprise and Business Context (corresponding to learning outcome 1, 5 & 6)
D.3 Designing and Constructing Innovations (corresponding to learning outcome 1,5 & 6)
D.4 Designing and Constructing Knowledge-Based Business (corresponding to learning outcome 1, 5 & 6)


Extent: 120.0 c



Students enrolled in the BIO/CORP/TECH tracks will during the entire second year write a Master's thesis (60 hec). The thesis should be connected to one or more real innovation projects, and is intended as an opportunity for the student to, in real life, practice and refine the skills acquired during the first year of the programme.

Students attending the bioscience (BIO) and technology (TECH) tracks will pursue their Master's thesis while working with an assigned real potential venture in an incubator. Within their Master's thesis the students get to apply the tools and skills they have acquired during the first and second semesters. For example, students develop and present business plans, do market analyses, apply for grants and similar for their own projects.

Students attending the intellectual capital management (ICM) or corporate entrepreneurship (CORP) tracks will in connection to their Master's thesis work with innovation issues linked to established firms or R&D work.


Courses valid the academic year 2015/2016:

See study programme

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of master of science (120 credits):
Passed courses comprising 120 credits
Passed advanced level courses (including degree project) comprising at least 90 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Advanced level courses passed at Chalmers comprising at least 45 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
The prior award of a Bachelors degree, Bachelors degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad.

See also the system of qualifications

Title of degree:

Master of Science. The name of the Master's programme and the major subject Industrial Engineering and Management are stated in the degree diploma. Any specializations and tracks are not stated.


Major subject:

Industrial Engineering and Management

Other information:

The programme is a part of Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and therefore also strongly connected with the school's other activities within research and utilization. Drawing upon several years of experience within action-based learning the programme practices hands-on pedagogy where entrepreneurial capabilities are developed from experience and reflection.

The programme has an alternative selection, as outlined in Chalmers Admissions Regulations, where applicants are evaluated based on a written application, personal interview and a case exercise.

Career opportunities
Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship produces ''ready-to-fly'' entrepreneurial business leaders in a proportion higher than any other identified educational program that does not require previous working experience. Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship alumni work with business development in primarily three capacities holding roughly one third of the alumni population each:
- Entrepreneurs/start-up managers
- Managers in established firms
- Consultants including researchers and academic innovation advisors

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