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: 16 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 - Finland and the global business
  • Strategic management, innovation and ventures
  • Service business management and performance management
  • Global operations, processes, challenges and solutions
  • Customer orientation, co-creation and business modeling
  • People business, knowledge business: work climate, work engagement
  • 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 about 20 experts coming from business and academia. The studies are intergrated into real-life business projects that allow you to study while working.

Join the network of peers coming from interesting companies such as Kone, Konecranes, NSN, Metso, IBM, ABB, Ahlsell, Effecte, Ericsson, Itella, Teliasonera, public organizations and a number of small and medium-sized companies.

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 as 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: variety of learning modes
  • Online: course material & communication
  • 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 - for learning, networking, innovating and enjoying studies together!

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

Content of Industrial Management Master's 2016-2017

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

Customer Oriented Business
Course II
See videos - Johanna Vesterinen
& Merja Fischer
Performance Management
Course V
See videos - Jari Laine
& Veijo Kyösti
Strategic Management
Course IV
See video - Dr. Thomas Rohweder
Master's Thesis
see video - Dr. Marjatta Huhta
Professional Competence
Development

see video - Dr. Marjatta Huhta
NEW HEAD of IM Program since August 2015
see video (Fin) - Dr. Satu Teerikangas

Schedule for IM Master's program

Autumn 2016

 

Spring 2017

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: 21, 27 - 28 April 2016
  • Graduation: end of May 2017
 

Instructors

Head of Program

Dr. Satu Teerikangas, Principal Lecturer, Metropolia, Master's Program in Industrial Management & Master’s Program in Logistics.

Doctorate from Aalto University of Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, majoring in Strategy (2006), MSc degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Helsinki University of Technology (1999).

Her previous appointments were with University College London, where Dr. Teerikangas worked as Associate Professor (2010-2015), and Aalto University (2006-2010). Prior to joining the academia, she worked for Shell in the Netherlands and the UK in management consulting and HR positions. She withholds extensive international exposure through living, studying and working e.g. in Kenya, France, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Germany, and China. In broad terms, Satu is interested in change in the context of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and in the modern forms of employee motivation and drive through the notion of employee engagement. Satu has been a visiting lecturer in the Industrial Management program since 2006.

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Frequent Contributors

Dr. Thomas Rohweder, Principal Lecturer, Metropolia, Master's Program in Industrial Management, Operations Management.

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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Head of Operations Management Dr. Juha Haimala, Principal Lecturer, Metropolia, Master's Program in Industrial Management, Performance management.

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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Jari Laine, MSc, is currently occupied as a project manager and doctoral reseacher at Aalto University School of Science/BIT research center.

Jari’s current research interests are in area of global operations and supply chain management, and he is finalizing his Ph.D. with a topic of Sourcing as Corporate Strong Arm – Evolution of Sourcing Strategies over Company Life Cycle”.

Jari has over 20 years of industrial experience in executive positions in electronics and consumer goods industry. Jari is also Managing Director and founding partner at SunKumppani Oy, a company specialized in management consulting through the entire value chain.

Jari’s core competences include people leadership and team building, management of global operations and supply networks.

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Zinaida Grabovskaia, PhL, Senior lecturer, Metropolia, Master’s Program in Industrial Management, Master's program in Logistics.

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.

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 and teaching research methodology.

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Students' Stories

IM students 2015-2016

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.

NEWS from the Program

Karri Heinonen's thesis awarded by Finnish Operations Management

Karri Heinonen (MEng), last year's IM student, 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 awarded in this competition.

Read the press release in Finnish.

Tommi Karlsson's thesis awarded for Business process development

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

See Tommi's speech at receiving the award.

Contact Information

Satu Teerikangas
Head of Degree Program
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Zinaida Grabovskaia
Senior Lecturer
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Read how to Apply to IM Master's program (Studyinfo.fi)

See video with Dr Satu Teerikangas, new Head of IM

Strategic Management with Thomas Rohweder

Why send a staff member to IM Master's program? Read more

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