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autumn 2018

SAD6211 Innovation and Management - 5 ECTS

Sist endret: 08.02.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology


Narvik |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

The course may be taken as a single subject

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 30 credits mathematic/statistics topics

Application code: 9371

Course content

Provide students with the knowledge and training in main concepts, models and tools within the fields of management with a focus on management of innovative organisations.

Objectives of the course


Upon completing the course the candidate:

K1: Has basic knowledge in fields such as teams and team development

K2: Has basic knowledge of the central elements of management and leadership.

K2: Has basic knowledge of current ideas of what constitutes innovative organizations.


Upon completing the course the candidate:

S1: Develop concrete descriptions of specific elements within innovative organizations.

S2: Can analyze and perform assessment of organizations with respect to innovation momentum

S3: Build effective teams and analyze their performance.

General competence

Upon completing the course the candidate:

GK1: Understand importance of innovation and entrepreneurial behavior specifically within existing organizations.

GK2: Can form and manage teams expected to perform creatively and produce innovative results

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

During two separated and concentrated weeks all theory and projectoriented work will be done. Each day of Monday-Thursday (0800-1600) are split into one half of theoretic lectures and one half of project work in teams.

At the end of each week, each project group (team) will present a project report.

The course will not be available as an online course. (No video recording of lectures)

Quality assurance:

Subject evaluation according to the faculty`s quality system.



Two distributed assignments are to be completed. These will be presented in the start of each of the two weeks. Students will be divided into groups, and each group will be expected to produce a report for each week. These two reports will be graded and combined these represent 50% of the total assessment.


A final written exam will count as the rest 50% of the total assessment. 

Grading will be done by A-F grading scale, F is Fail.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course for the students who failed in the written exam. The project reports do not have to be completed for the re-sit exam if these already where graded as passed for the ordinary exam.

Date for examination

Written 19.10.2018
Two distributed assignments hand in date 05.10.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Necessary readings will be made available at course start.