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

Study places: 40

Next application period: 15 March - 5 April 2017

Transfer application: 1 - 15 May
1 - 15 November
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What you will study

In Metropolia’s Industrial Management Master’s program you will study:

  • Industrial management - a global business perspective
  • Strategic management, innovation and renewal
  • Service business management and performance management
  • Global operations, processes and solutions
  • Customer orientation, co-creation and business modeling
  • People business, work climate and work engagement
  • Technical sales, ‘new marketing’ and promise management
  • Leadership skills, leading self, teams and organizations
  • Communication skills and intercultural awareness for the global context.

You will be instructed by excellent staff and experts from business and academia. The studies are integrated into real-life business projects that allow you to study part-time while working.

Join the network of peers from leading companies including Kone, Outotec, Konecranes, NSN, Metso, IBM, ABB, Ericsson, Itella, Teliasonera, public organizations in addition to peers representing various small and medium-sized companies.

Content of Industrial Management Master's Program 2017-2018

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

Service Business Development and Innovation
Course I
See video - Merja Fischer
Performance Management                 
Course V
See video - Veijo Köysti
 
Customer Oriented Business
Course II
See video - Johanna Vesterinen
Professional Competence Development 
See video - Dr. Marjatta Huhta
Strategy, Management and Leadership
Course IV
See video - Dr. Thomas Rohweder
Master's Thesis
See video - Dr. Marjatta Huhta

Read more on what makes Metropolia Master's degree special.

Why study with us?

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!

This is what Industrial Management Master's graduates say about the Program (video).

Schedule for IM Master's program

Autumn 2017

 

Spring 2018

The autumn term includes 6 courses
(30 credits) and preparation
for Master's Thesis

  • You will study on weeks 35 - 50
    (for 3,5 months)
  • Each Friday 9 - 4 p.m. and
    Thursday 2 - 7 p.m.
  • Note, on 4 weeks you will study on Saturdays instead of Thursdays.
    These are weeks 35, 38, 41 and 46.
 
 

The spring term includes the
completion of your Master's Thesis
(30 credits)

  • You will study on 2-3 Fridays
    each month (for Research Clinics and writing workshops)
  • Final Seminar: 25 - 27 April 2018
  • Graduation: end of May 2018
 

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 coordinator; 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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Greetings from IM alumni, Masters of Engineering

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."

Leena ja Ville Lehtinen (MEng)

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.

Contact Information

Juha Haimala
Head of Industrial Management Department
Tel. +358 40 678 6776
Send email

Zinaida Grabovskaia
Senior lecturer, Program coordinator
Tel. +358 40 198 4008
Send email

Read how to Apply to IM Master's program (Studyinfo.fi)

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NEWS from the Program

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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