Education at Technology Management and Economics

The department offers education on many different levels. We are involved in a number of bachelor’s and master's programmes. You can also apply for doctoral studies which offers a broad range of courses. For working professionals, we also offer continuing education.

Undergraduate education

International master's programmes

The department accounts for most of the content of five international master programs.

In addition, we provide courses in several other master's programmes at Chalmers, for example in Production engineering and in the Product development programme.

Do you plan to write your master's thesis with us? Take a look at this specific info.

The programmes:

Management and economics of innovation, MSc

In the modern economy, knowledge has a unique value of its own. Especially in technology, it underpins critical aspects of industrial innovation, competitiveness, and economic growth. Through a combination of advanced business management and engineering-related economics, this master’s programme will train you to analyse, understand and skilfully manage innovation processes in companies and other areas of society. At the intersection between technology, management and economics, the education will train you to skillfully analyse and manage the processes of innovation and renewal, focussing on how and why companies innovate, and the best way to transform innovation investment into real financial and social gains.

Entrepreneurship and business design, MSc

Enter an environment where you’ll receive a true taste of entrepreneurship. You will find yourself actively working with real venture projects, applying your knowledge, insight, and entrepreneurial ability in real-life settings. This master’s programme, also known as the Chalmers school of entrepreneurship, offers an internationally acknowledged academic education with real value-creation and impact in an entrepreneurial setting. The co-creation, action-based design of the programme, involves teamwork as well as autonomy and collective decision-making, preparing you for a sustainable and entrepreneurial career after graduation.​

Quality and operations management, MSc

For companies aiming to stay competitive in today’s global markets, constant evolution and improvement of operations and processes are essential. Innovation in bringing new products to the market, as well as refinement of existing products and processes, is needed more than ever. These aspects constitute the underlying core of this master’s programme.  You will gain a thorough understanding of methods for identifying customer needs and business opportunities and acquire the range of skills needed to manage improvement and change processes — skills such as leadership, project management and change management. 

Supply chain management, MSc

The need to organise and manage the global exchange of goods, services and information between companies and organisations is growing at a rapid pace and becoming more and more technical and complex. This represents a golden opportunity for engineers to take up managerial positions in everything from marketing, logistics and purchasing, to transportation and production. You will learn to understand, analyse, and manage the processes behind supply chains, graduating with a broad perspective, and the ability to work across boundaries, in different types of organisations, helping them make fundamental improvements to their operations.

Industrial ecology, MSc

Climate change and environmental impacts resulting from land use, materials, chemicals, and energy are immensely complex issues, placing enormous pressures on the planet and our ways of living. When coupled with rapid social changes and developments in technology, economics, and environmental policy, the demand for expert knowledge and skills in these areas is vast. By studying industrial ecology at Chalmers University of Technology, you will contribute to how humanity can face these issues, through analysing and developing sustainable technical solutions to be implemented by industry, governmental agencies, and researchers.

Bachelor's programmes

In addition, we also offer bachelor's programmes. The language of education is Swedish.

Industriell ekonomi

Ekonomi och produktionsteknik

Doctoral studies

The Department's doctoral studies is a unique education in which the doctoral students take on issues relevant to academia as well as industry. We put emphasis on good theoretical and methodological skills. Research education has an interdisciplinary form and includes economic, organizational and social aspects of technology and use of technology. Social science, natural science, technical and mathematical knowledge areas are all covered in the scientific base.

Within the department's doctoral studies, the graduate school of Technology Management and Economics includes studies in different areas, such as the role of technology for social development, industrial renewal based on technological innovations as well as management and organization of technology-based business and business sector activities. The department also have a focus on Environmental Systems Analysis with a graduate school in Energy and Environmental research. Environmental systems analysis carries the development of system analytical methods for environmental assessment of various technical systems, use and evaluation of such methods and studies of how they are used.

Technology Management and Economics

Do you want to study a doctoral program that is interdisciplinary and where you as a doctoral student address issues that are relevant to both academia and industry? Then you should apply to the graduate school Technology management and economics which includes both economic, organizational and social aspects of technology and technology use.

Energy, Environment and Systems

Do you have an interest in sustainable development? Then you should apply for a doctoral program in Energy, Environment, and Systems.

Professional continuing education

The department's researchers and teachers provide various forms of continuing education for professionals and organizations in several different areas, such as courses in production, logistics and Lean, business development Six Sigma/Black Belt, courses in healthcare organization and improvement, and courses in applied life cycle thinking through the Swedish Life Cycle Center.

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Contract education

Employers who want to give their employees an opportunity for skills development can do so by paying for contract education. Some courses can give higher education credits while others give diplomas/certificates.