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 studies, specialisation studies and minor studies.

Core studies (38 ECTS credits) include courses on strategic technology and innovation management, project management, research methodologies and product development.

Specialisation studies (58 ECTS credits) include studies on creative design and problem solving, open innovations, international business networks, and systems dynamics in industrial management.

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

The Master's thesis and seminar, 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. It is completed during the fourth semester of the degree programme.

You can find the most recent information about available courses, teaching schedules and degree structures from the LUT study guide.

Double degree studies for LUT degree students

GMIT offers students also a possibility for double degree studies.

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

LUT selects students through internal application process. The Admission of LUT students to IIT will be determined by IIT. The applicants have to fulfill all the application criteria presented below:

  • Obtain a minimum of 3.5 GPA (Grade Point Average) on the scale of 5.0 at LUT in their studies.
  • Fulfill the GRE score requirements set by IIT
  • Have English language skills equivalent to IELTS score 6,5
  • Be a student in good standing at LUT.

Students studying at LUT as double degree students, who are coming from LUT partner universities,  are not eligible for GMIT/IIT Double Degree Programme.

The application to the GMIT/MITO programme at LUT (selection of candidate) and at IIT (final selection) takes place during the spring semester.

Double degree studies for students from partner universities

Students from partner universities are able to study as a double degree student 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 double degree application process

Global Management of Innovation and Technology (GMIT)

Master of Science in Technology

120 ECTS credits

2 years


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

Academic unit
LUT School of Engineering Science


Regular Admission
December 2019−January 2020

Rolling Admission
1 October 2019−31 May 2020

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