Graduate Diploma (HD) in Innovation Management

Course overview

Graduate Diploma (HD) in Innovation Management is a two year part time programme completed with a thesis project.

Below you find the overall curriculum for Graduate Diploma (HD) in Innovation Management. The specific course descriptions are under construction. 

First year 

1st semester
The course Core Lecture in Management and Economics of Innovation aims at introducing the theories, models and tools that are central to managing the identification, development and commercialization of innovations, plus the consequences of doing so in a competitive environment. 

The course Strategy and Leadership for Innovation students will learn about how to develop an innovation strategy, and to empower, coach and lead employees/team members to recognize opportunities and innovate along the determined strategic orientation. 

2nd semester
The objective of the course Management, Organization and Marketing of Innovation is to build knowledge and skills needed to manage innovation projects along the entire innovation process from idea generation to implementation, and to help students develop an understanding of the central challenges and available solutions involved in organizing for innovation and incorporating a market-orientation throughout the innovation process. 

The course Management Control and Financing of Innovation will help students understand the dilemmas of control and financing of innovation and provide them with techniques through which innovation is financed and controlled in a way that increases value for organizations. 

1st SEMESTER 2nd SEMESTER

Core Lecture in Management and Economics of Innovation
10 ECTS

Weekly online course, Monday evenings, week 36-46

Exam: week 46/47

Management, Organization and Marketing of Innovation
10 ECTS

Weekend block course: Preliminary dates: Feb 22-24 and March 22-24, 2019 (9:00-18:00)

Exam: week 15, 2019

Strategy and Leadership for Innovation
5 ECTS

Weekend block course:

November 23-25, 2018 from approx. 9:00-18:00

Exam: week 50

Management Control and Financing of Innovation
5 ECTS

Weekend block course: Preliminary dates: April 26-27 and May 10-11, 2019 (9:00-18:00)

Exam: week 21, 2019

Second year 

3rd semester
During this semester students will select two elective courses from the Graduate Diploma (HD) portfolio of electives of which some may be in Danish. One elective will be offered by Graduate Diploma (HD) in Innovation Management. This elective focuses on current themes in Innovation Management and will as such vary over the years. The first elective will be Business Model Innovation.

During this semester students will also start networking in the course Innnovation People & Network where they can build a mindset and abilities in understanding the factors that influence both successful and failing innovation: Real-world Innovators will tell "their story", share their experiences and discuss with students.

4th semester
This semester is dedicated to the Thesis Project where students must demonstrate full understanding of theories, concepts and methods of the program and translate them into a thesis that identifies and solves a relevant problem. 

3rd SEMESTER 4th SEMESTER

Two elective courses relevant for IM (one offered by Graduate Diploma (HD) in Innovation Management)
10 ECTS

 Final Project                                                                          
15 ECTS                                             

Innovation People & Network
5 ECTS

6 Thursday evenings in the fall semester and 2 Thursday evenings in the Spring semester

 

* NB. All course descriptions are tentative descriptions since minor changes and additional syllabus material may be added to the courses.

Course co-ordinators

Core Lecture in Management and Economics of Innovation:
Jörg Claussen
Assistant Professor
Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics (INO), Copenhagen Business School

Strategy and Leadership for Innovation:
Stefan Meisiek
Associate Professor
Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP), Copenhagen Business School

Management, Organization and Marketing of Innovation:
Marion Poetz
Associate Professor
Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics (INO), Copenhagen Business School

Management Control and Financing of Innovation:
Sof Thrane
Associate Professor
Department of Operations Management (OM), Copenhagen Business School

Innovation People & Network:
Karin Beukel
Assistant Professor
Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen

The page was last edited by: HD 1.del // 05/22/2018

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