Master's Programme in Industrial Economics and Technology Management
Master's Programme in Industrial Economics and Technology Management (5 years)
Language of instruction
Norwegian or English.
IND418 Continous Improvement and Lean, IND416 Project management and -planning, or equivalent.
On successful completion of the course, the student will know how to:
Analyze and develop processes and decision-making structures for industrial purchasing and supply chain management
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of central theories on contract models, risk allocation, governance issues and incentives for supplier cooperation
Describe how businesses can facilitate innovation and co-creation with suppliers
Develop strategies for portfolio management of products and suppliers
Describe characteristics of modularization, digitalization and integration in value chains
Analyze and reflect on ethical and sustainability issues related to industrial supply and purchasing
Design and management of industrial value chains
Purchasing processes and decision-making structures for selecting business partners
Contract models, risk allocation and business concepts for supplier cooperation
Theoretical perspectives on governance issues and incentives in buyer supplier relationships: Control vs trust
Development of purchasing strategies and portfolio management
Innovation and co-creation with suppliers
Modularization, digitalization and integration in industrial value chains
Corporate social responsibility and sustainability in industrial purchasing
Lectures, guest lectures, reading material including lecture presentations, group exercises and project assignment work. Workload for this course is estimated to be about 200 hours. It requires continuous work throughout the semester.
Satisfactory submission of mandatory exercises. The portfolio must be assessed to a Pass in order to take the written examination. Requirements will be given at the semester start.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written group assignment counting 100% av the final grade. The group as a whole is graded. Grading by letters.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.