Courses within the program

Programnamn

Master Programme in Management of Logistics and Innovation 60 cr

Overview of the courses that make up the programme:

Year 1

Semester 1
Introduction to Industrial Management at Advanced Level 3 hp
Field Industrial Economics

After completion of the course, the student shall be able to
1. present a description of the subject area industrial management, and exemplify different research areas and current issues
2. search for relevant scientific literature and write a literature review, and to formulate relevant research questions
3. present an overview of the scientific methods that are used within industrial management.

Syllabus
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Semester 1
Strategies and Principles for Effective Management 6 hp
Field Industrial Economics

This course is based on an integrated view of Logistics Management, Marketing and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and the purpose of the course is to increase the participants´ knowledge about and an in-depth understanding of strategies and principles for effective and efficient logistics both in theory and practice. This is based on the latest developments within the Logistics Management research area and their applications in the business environment.

Syllabus
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Semester 1
Reliability, Maintainability and Safety Engineering 6 hp
Field Industrial Economics

This course focuses on how to measure, design, manage and optimize three important quality elements of products or systems: reliability, maintainability and safety (RMS). After completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

1. describe the role of RMS concepts and measurements in product design, manufacturing and logistics service
2. define explicitly the operational reliability, maintainability and safety of products, processes and logistics systems
3. characterize the main differences of the key RMS measurements in products, manufacturing processes and supply chain systems
4. identify the key activities of a RMS program under the umbrella of supply chain management
5. apply the methods to a practical operational problem or research project in R&D process, manufacturing, logistics and system.
6. explain the significance of Reliability, Maintainability and Safety Engineering from societal and ethical perspectives
7. make a comprehensive assessement of Reliability, Maintainability and Safety for systems

Syllabus
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Semester 1
Simulation Techniques for Logistic Systems 6 hp
Field Industrial Economics

The objectives of the course are to provide participants advanced knowledge on simulation technique for logistics systems. After completion of the course the student shall be able to

Knowledge and understanding
1. apply theory for formulating and analyzing a logistics system

Competence and skills
2. use a simulation software package/language to simulate and analyze a system
3. present the results of a simulation and provide the solution to a defined problem

Judgment and approach
4. verify and validate the simulation models and solutions for the defined problem
5. critically assess the implications of using sumulation techniques.

Syllabus
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Semester 1
Innovation Management and Processes 6 hp
Field Industrial Economics

This course focuses on in-depth understanding of management innovation processes in theory and practice. After completion of the course, the student shall be able to

Knowledge and understanding
1. present an overview of innovation management methods, models and challenges
2. describe how innovation processes and methods can be implemented, used and managed in industrial companies and organisations

Competence and skills
3. apply methods for analysing innovation management processes in an empirical case
4. apply selected innovation methods
5. write a scientific paper that includes a theoretical analysis of innovation management processes in a real organisation

Judgement and approach
6. criticially assess innovation management and the methods used for analysing and developing innovation processes
7. reflect over societal and ethical aspects on innovation.

Syllabus
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Semester 1
Scientific Methods for Industrial Engineering and Management 6 hp
Field Industrial Economics

The course is focuses on immersed knowledge on scientific methods with application in industrial engineering and management. After completion of the course, the student shall be able to

Knowledge and understanding
1. describe different philosophical assumptions within research
2. describe different research approaches within industrial engineering and management
3. describe different scientific methods and their pros and cons

Competence and skills
4. search in databases for scientific literature in a particular area
5. use scientific journal articles for writing a literature review study
6. formulate research questions, choose appropriate scientific methods and plan a research project
7. apply some methods

Judgement and approach
8. critically judge scientific literature
9. assess societal and ethical aspects in research projects.

Syllabus
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Semester 2
Strategic sustainability management 6 hp
Field Industrial Economics

The course focuses on in-depth understanding of the complex challenges global companies face and on analysing strategies they use in changes for sustainable development and corporate responsibility based on current research and empirical studies

Syllabus
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Semester 2
Industrial Project Management 6 hp
Field Industrial Economics

After completion of the course, the student shall be able to

Knowledge and understanding
1. identify and discuss current principles and characteristics of industrial project management
2. compare project methods and techniques for systematic analysis of industrial project management in case companies

Competence and skills
3. independently apply and critically analyse time- and resource management tools for systematic project diagnostic in industrial companies

Judgement and approach
4. make independent critical assessment and discuss the complexity of current industrial project management research.

Syllabus
Take as freestanding course

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