Degree structure and studies

The Master's Programme in Global Management of Innovation and Technology is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.

The programme includes core, specialisation and minor studies.

Core studies (31 ECTS credits) include courses on strategic technology and innovation management, project management, research methodologies and product development.

Specialisation studies (65 ECTS credits) include creative design and problem solving, open innovations, international business networks, and system dynamics in industrial management.

The Master's thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of specialisation studies. The thesis is an advanced research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work. Students complete it during their fourth semester.

Minor studies (24 ECTS credits) can be selected from other LUT minor subjects in technology.

You can find the most recent information about courses and degree structures in the LUT study guide.

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Double degree studies for LUT degree students

GMIT also offers a possibility for double degree studies.

Students admitted to complete the Master's degree in the Master's Programme in Global Management of Innovation and Technology at LUT may apply to the double degree programme organised in cooperation with the  Illinois Institute of Technology – IIT (USA). The corresponding programme at IIT is Master of Industrial Technology and Operations (MITO).

Double degree students from LUT's partner universities studying at LUT are not eligible for the GMIT/IIT Double Degree Programme.

Applications to the GMIT/MITO programme at LUT (selection of candidate) and at IIT (final selection) are reviewed during the spring semester.

Double degree studies for students from partner universities

Students from partner universities are able to study as double degree students at LUT. Students admitted to the double degree programme receive a degree certificate from two universities after they have fulfilled the degree requirements of both universities.

LUT has agreed on educational co-operation with selected partners:

  • Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia
  • Kazan Federal University, Russia
  • Moscow State University of Management, Russia
  • Moscow State University of Railway Engineering, Russia
  • Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia
  • St. Petersburg State Mining University, Russia
  • St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia

More information about the double degree application process

Global Management of Innovation and Technology

Master of Science in Technology

120 ECTS credits

2 years

Start date
August 2021


Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 10 000 Non-EU/EEA students
Scholarships available

Academic unit
LUT School of Engineering Science


Regular application period
1 December 2020 −20 January 2021

Rolling admission
1 October 2020 − 31 May 2021

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