Industrial Management,
Master's Degree

Degree: Master of Engineering

Duration:  1 year

Extent: 60 ECTS

Free of charge:Applicants from EU/EEA

Annual tuition fee: 11 000 € for non-EU/EEA applicants
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Study places: 70

Next application period: 9 - 24 January 2018

Transfer application: 1 - 15 May
1 - 15 November
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What is NEW Industrial Management

Industrial Management Master's degree program is a 1-year program that allows to study alongside a full-time job. The average student in the program is a 30-40+ years old engineer or team leader, who wants to make a career leap from engineering toward management positions.

Industrial Management Master's degree program started in 2006 as the forerunner of Metropolia's YAMK Master's level education. The program was developed in collaboration with leading industrial companies. Since then, it has been updated annually, with major facelifts in 2013 and 2015. NEWS! In 2018, Industrial Management Master's has renewed again and grown to the record 70 student places. We took under our wing the Logistics Management Master's, and now have it as one of specializations. Industrial Management is now the Master's program with biggest intake of students in Technology area at Metropolia.

Our warm welcome to join a wide network of peers from leading companies including Kone, Outotec, Konecranes, Metso, Valmet, IBM, ABB, Ericsson, Teliasonera, and many others, including public organizations, and peers representing various small and medium-sized companies.

Why study with us

What you will study

NEW! Starting from September 2018, one big Industrial Management Master's degree program will have two specializations focusing on two fastest growing business areas of today: (1) International Service Business Management, see below, and (2) Logistics Management, see from these pages These two previously independent Master's programs will be operating together under the brand of 'Industrial Management'. The students select his/her major at the beginning of studies.

Your Master's diploma will proudly say 'Master's Degree in Industrial Management' as the key title, and you will gain a degree of a 'Master of Engineering' (level 7 of EQF, European Qualification Framework, corresponding to diplomi-insinööri) indicating also your special strengths in services or logistics key industry sectors.

When selecting 'International Service Business Management' as your specialization, you will study:

  • Industrial management - from a global business perspective
  • Strategic management, innovation and renewal
  • Service business management and performance management
  • Service design for operations on the local and international markets
  • Customer orientation, co-creation and business modeling
  • Leadership skills, people management, leading self, teams and organizations
  • Communication skills and intercultural awareness for the global context
  • either Technical sales, ‘new marketing’ and promise management, or Process development and improvement.

Content of Industrial Management Master's Program 2018-2019

This is one out of two specializations in Industrial Management Master's program, the 'International Service Business Management' specialization. Check the other specialization in 'Logistics Management' from these pages These two specializations share 50% of the courses that are shown in blue in this picture above.

Are you interested in learning more about these courses?  Look at the videos below

Service Business Development and
Innovation

Course I
Performance Management                 
Course V
See video - Veijo Köysti, CESIM
 
Customer Oriented Business
Course II
See video - Johanna Vesterinen
Process Development
Course VI, option 2
Strategy, Management and Leadership
Course IV
See video - Dr. Thomas Rohweder
Master's Thesis
See video - Dr. Marjatta Huhta

How you will study

Our agile learning mode offers you support whilst you are on the move:

  • Business learning: interactive lectures, expert workshops & research clinics
  • Face-to-face consultancy with experienced faculty members, ample opportunity for advice, development and help
  • Multichannel learning a variety of learning modes
  • Online: course material & communication available online
  • Audio/video/virtual opportunities
  • No examinations, instead: assignments, discussion leaders, Master's Thesis
  • Active community of learners: a lively, vibrant community of students as professionals in their fields - learning, networking, innovating and enjoying studies together!

The courses are conducted via contact teaching, self-study, team work, class discussions, business simulations, workshops and seminars. The studies are integrated into real-life business projects that allow you to study part-time while working. You will be instructed by excellent staff and experts from business and academia. See below who your instructors will be.

Instructors and frequent contributors

Head of Industrial Management Department

Dr. Juha Haimala, Principal Lecturer, instructs in Performance management, IntraLogistics, Technical sales.

Doctorate from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Department of Industrial Management.

Dr. Haimala has 30 years of experience in development, marketing and implementation of various automation applications in paper and steel industries, food and dairy business, and manufacturing. During his career he has acted in various managerial positions, e.g. heading marketing & sales and implementation. Dr. Haimala also has 10 years of experience in entrepreneurship.

Dr. Haimala’s core competences include marketing and sales of capital investments, supply chains and logistics systems, activities in international business, and development of business processes with the help of automation.

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Dr. Thomas Rohweder, Principal Lecturer, instructs in Strategic Management, Leadership, and International Operations.

Doctorate from Aalto University of Economics, Department of Management and International Business.

Dr. Rohweder has accumulated roughly 30 years of experience in the Finnish paper making industry, most of which he has acted in various general managerial positions, e.g. heading business divisions, daughter companies, profit units. During his career he has lived as an expatriate in the United States and the Netherlands.

His core competences are strategic planning, management systems and people leadership, in a global business context.

Complementary to his university role, Dr. Rohweder is an active senior management coach.
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Dr. James Collins, Senior lecturer, instructs in ‘International operations’ and R&D skills.

Dr. Collins spent over 20 years in the shipping industry - as mariner and in ship operations, a shipbroker and coal trader, and a marine insurance underwriter - before taking up academic research and teaching. His doctoral studies examined leadership in the UK public sector.  In addition to research skills & methods, his teaching and research interests are broadly captured by the topic of ‘people in organizations’.

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Johanna Vesterinen, M.A., founder of XperienceFocus Oy, trainer, writer and consultant helping companies focus on developing customer experiences; instructs in 'Customer oriented business'.

Johanna has over 30 years of experience in the international business environment, where she gained expertise both from global corporate life in ICT, and from businesses of various sizes in different industries. During her career Johanna has gained expertise from various managerial and leadership positions, and she has held global roles in Communications, Quality and HRD.

Beside her main occupation, Johanna is a writer of study books, handbooks and guides. Her most recent book 'Committed to Customers' focuses on delivering great customer experiences. Johanna's books have been published in Finland, Sweden and Germany,

Johanna's core competencies are in customer centricity and measurement, people & team leadership and leading change and continuous improvement.

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Marja Blomqvist, Lic.Tech, instructs in 'Supply chain management' and 'Process development'.

Licentiate from Helsinki University of Technology (currently Aalto University), Marja has academic and industrial hands-on experience in the field of operations management, process development, and supply chain management, having worked as supply chain development manager in the consumer electronics industry. She also has research background in applied research with companies in the field of operations and supply chain management.

Currently Marja works with Aalto Executive Education and has part-time teaching activities at Aalto University's Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, as well as in Metropolia. She is also a partner in the consulting company QDC Business Engineering, where she can carry out her passion to help companies and organizations improve the way they operate.

Marja's main research interest is factory roles in operations networks. Her other professional interests cover operations strategy and Lean thinking. She is the editor-in-chief of Stoor, the membership magazine of Finnish Production Management Society (STO).

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Zinaida Grabovskaia, PhL, Senior lecturer, Program head; instructs in 'Service business development and innovation' and industry communication and research skills.

Licentiate from St. Petersburg State University, Zinaida combines experience in teaching, writing and communication research. She taught students at St. Petersburg State University and worked for international companies in project management roles.

Zinaida welcomes students to come and consult on issues related to information and data search, managing research projects and mastering thesis writing and research skills. Her present interests focus on developing research skills and teaching research methodology.

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Leena ja Ville Lehtinen (MEng)

Students' Stories

Mika Maaranen
ICT Manager
Arctia Oy

"I joined the Industrial Management Master's program after getting interested
in its business and management courses. The autumn studies were
very inspiring and they gave me a lot of tools that I could immediately
apply to my work. Instructors are knowledgeable, helpful and they beautifully guided us through the
thesis work in the spring semester. It was a very positive learning experience that I can recommend to anyone."

Juha Einesalo
Sales Manager
LocalTapiola Group

“IM Master’s program is an intensive and effective one year of studies. I chose the Program because it combines technical and business know-how and it is possible to execute while working full-time. I have found IM studies extremely interesting. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to gain true service and business knowledge.”

Mari Toppari
Sourcing Specialist
Nokia Technologies

"The course topics of IM Master's program are easy to transfer to everyday work, and the support received from the faculty and fellow-students helps in the tight schedule. Introduction to the latest business practice and theories has widened my perspective and helped me taking myself professionally to the next level."

Miika Heinonen
Team Leader, R&D
Sartorius Biohit Liquid Handling Oy

"I joined the IM Master's program because I wanted to have a deeper knowledge in business management. Fortunately the program offered all that plus the point of view how to manage customers and services as well. One year of studies is a compact set with highly motivated lecturers, nicely organized schedule, well working school premises and tools, and most of all, good team spirit with friendly and professional fellow students."

Xucheng Liu
Supply Manager
KONE Major Projects

KONE Industrial Oyj

"I consider it a fantastic opportunity to study in the Industrial Management Program because of professional lectures and knowledgeable classmates from different fields. The Program gives me a great chance to rethink my career path and opens up new opportunities. It also cultivates my systematic and critical thinking through working on assignments and team work. The lecturers teach us not only from the books or slides, but share their extensive practical experience, and lead to follow their example and learn by ourselves. This I value especially since it helps me to grow and continue learning throughout my life."

Joska Taipale
Technical Support Specialist & Technical Trainer
Marioff Corp, Marine Business Unit

"In the IM Program, the best learning experience comes from classroom interaction, where truly professional and motivated lecturers give their 100%, and expand the student thinking to the world of business management. As a technical trainer myself, I see a special positive feature in the fact that the focus in the Program is placed on learning rather than on the act of teaching. A big help and motivator in every studies is the amazing group spirit that we enjoyed in class, and I this is not due to just luck, but commitment by both students and instructors."

MEDIA and awards

Karri Heinonen's thesis awarded by Finnish Operations Management

Karri Heinonen (MEng), IM student 2014-2015, was awarded for the best Master's thesis by the Finnish Operations Management Society in November 2015. This is the first time in the Association's history that a student from a University of Applied Sciences is recognized and awarded in this competition.

Read the press release in Finnish.

Tommi Karlsson's thesis awarded for Business process development

Tommi Karlsson (MEng), IM student 2014-2015, was awarded the best Master's thesis in Business process development produced in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in 2015. The award was granted on October 9th 2015 at the Alumni gathering event celebrating 10 years of Metropolia Master's programs.

See Tommi's speech at receiving the award.

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Contact Information

Juha Haimala
Head of Industrial Management Department
Tel. +358 40 678 6776
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Zinaida Grabovskaia
Senior lecturer, Program head
Tel. +358 40 198 4008
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Experiences of Industrial Management, MEng

Toni Ruuska
Product Manager
Huuto.net
Sanoma Media Finland Oy

"I highly recommend the Master's Program in Industrial Management. Graduating in one year while working requires serious determination, commitment and pursuit of knowledge. But in exchange one gets top notch business competences and skills that can be immediately applied in real-life projects."

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Scholarships and tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for Master's Degree in Industrial Management is 11 000 €. The fee concerns only non-EU/EEA degree students. Read more about tuition fees and scholarships