We checked out the Top 10 of best master programs that are entirely dedicated to innovation management. The ranking shows that France is strongly represented with 4 programs. English taught programs can be found in The Netherlands, China, Denmark and Spain.

1. MSc in Management of Innovation, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

This one year, full-time programme (taught in English) at one of Europe’s top ten Business Schools is for recent bachelor graduates with a solid background in business administration, economics, science & business, engineering or industrial design and the ambition to become expert in innovation management. In this programme you will explore how organisations can gain competitive advantage through innovation by turning good ideas into a commercial success. Innovations may concern new products, services, processes and business models. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of innovation and innovation management by integrating the latest commercial, social, financial, technical and legal dimensions needed to turn innovative ideas into success.

2. MSc Management de la Technologie et de l’Innovation, EMLYON Business School (Lyon, France)

This one year program (taught in French) has recognized that innovation has become a major issue and a priority for companies facing globalizing markets. Companies eagerly seek managers who know how to implement innovation in all its forms to create true value. Constantly reviewed in the light of current issues in business innovation, this Specialized Master transforms its participants to real managers of innovation.

3. MSc in Innovation, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (Santiago, Chile)

This Spanish taught master in Santiago, Chile has the objective to provide students with thorough knowledge of theories of innovation in all aspects, acquiring analytical models and implementation strategies based on a critical evaluation of a number of emblematic examples of innovations, some successful and others failed, at both the national and international level. Also, the program aims to develop skills that lead to successful innovation processes and improvements in the competitiveness of a company, based on the development of a innovation supportive culture. The program also aims to develop the creative skills of the students and ability to organize equipment and processes that are necessary to successfully innovate in any production system.

4. Management de la Technologie et de l’Innovation , Université Paris-Dauphine (Paris, France)

This master aims to train senior executives in the field of technology management and innovation. Engineers, scientists, managers and economists are those that will be able to promote firms’ ability to develop products, services and innovative processes. With its variety of academic and commercial partners and powerful alumni network, this master is a major training program in innovation management.

5. MBA in Innovation Management, State University of Management (Moscow, Russia)

The State University of Management is the leading Russian university in the field of management education. The main educational programs of higher education at the university are implemented in four forms: full-time, part-time (evening), distance studies and external studies. Today SUM is the also the largest Russian management university with over then 15.000 students in 17 bachelor, 8 master directions, 24 specialties and 55 specializations. There are 20 directions of postgraduate study with more than 800 students. Every year about 1500 specialists and business managers take a professional development course. SUM is a member of many international organizations and associations as The International Association of Universities (IAU), European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Central and East European Management Development Association.

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6. MS Management de l’Innovation Technologique, Toulouse Business School (Toulouse, France)

This master programme (taught in French) aims to give participants the tools to operate within a technologically innovative business environment, international settings, and anticipate major changes. Students also learn to ignite strategy oriented creativity, identify the exploitation of new ideas and the opportunities of technical inventions to extract maximum value from markets and develop economically viable and sustainable activities. Also, students are trained in decision making, strategy development, technological innovation project management, and change management. Students develop leadership skills, negotiation skills, and collaborative skills within multicultural multidisciplinary teams. Eventually, students acquire the knowledge and expertise to be a manager, developer of innovative activity or designer.

7. MS Management Techologique et Innovation, Grenoble École de Management (Grenoble, France)

The objective of this Specialized Master is to enable students (in French) to build their professional profile and build their own network in order to facilitate subsequent entry into the job market. In this sense, its education is an approach based on “learning by doing”, which implies a systematic and practical application of the courses taught. It thus the program is strongly linked to outside parties, has presence in business life, uses case studies and tutored assignments conducted at the request of companies (e.g., on innovative project marketing, strategic analysis, business plans, technology, etc.)

8. MBA in Technology and Innovation Management, National Chengchi University (Taipei, Taiwan)

The Graduate institute of Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) in the college of commerce at National Chengchi University was founded in 1994. The MBA is taught in English and concentrates on 3 fields. These are basic business, basic management, and professional technology management. Professional technology management is further divided into four subfields, including technology management, innovation management, high-tech business strategies, as well as technological environment and policies.

9. MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Innovation Management, Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark)

This programme (English taught) creates a unique opportunity to experience the challenges throughout the new product development process and to develop a mutual understanding about the rationales on the technology as well as on the business management side. There is a broad empirical basis that such a mutual understanding is a key prerequisite for successful cooperation between R&D and marketing and ultimately for innovation success. The aim of the programme is therefore to enhance students’ understandings about strategies, structures, processes, people and cultures to develop successful innovations and to enhance the innovative capability of firms.

10. MBI – Master in Business Innovation, Deusto Business School (Bilbao, Spain)

This English taught program has the objectives to enable students to: promote the search for new business opportunities; improve the development, implementation and commercialization of strategic ideas; create a culture that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship within organizations; facilitate the integration of I+D+i activities and production/final service activities; experience innovation in practice through the Applied Innovation Project; develop themselves as a leader to transform the organisation´s ability to innovate.

About the ranking

This ranking is based on those master programs that are selected for the Eduniversal ranking and that solely focus on Innovation Management. The Eduniversal ranking is the only ranking that evaluates the programs of Business Schools and not the institutions as a whole. Concerned with rigidity and legitimacy, the Eduniversal Evaluation System has defined the following Methodology to rank the Best Masters worldwide, according to three principles:

The reputation of the program
The salary of the 1st employment
The satisfaction of the students

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