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What will I learn?

In creating a more sustainable society, ample of time and resources are invested in innovation and finding solutions to several of problems we face. To make sure these new ideas become realized and utilized, society and the next generation of businesses need entrepreneurs who can take the lead in making this happen.

As a student you will become an expert in creating value for people, planet and organizations, turning you into an entrepreneurial key player in the utilization of innovation.

Programme description

Through real-life innovation management, venture creation and action-based pedagogy, where innovation and entrepreneurship are experienced and not only taught in classrooms, you as a student will be put in the driver's seat. You will not merely learn a topic or prepare for a career, but learn by acting, creating and reflecting. At Chalmers, you will be given the opportunity to assess innovative ideas, start companies, drive social entrepreneurship projects or work on entrepreneurial projects within and between large organizations.

In this internationally renowned programme you will be able to test and develop your entrepreneurial skills and by working close to teachers, classmates and other professionals, learn not only about innovation and entrepreneurship but also about yourself by exploring your part in the bigger picture.

Through understanding complexity and in finding both needs, problems, and solutions, you will become a key player in the realization and commercialization of ideas and innovations. While making sure they are utilized in the best possible way, you will be bridging the gap between research and business management, while creating new value.

One of the ambitions in the programme is to co-create technology ventures. The creation of new ventures is done together with idea partners. Over the past 20 years more than 80 ventures co-founded by our students within the programme – in renewable energy, medical devices, medical treatments, and new materials, just to name a few areas. More than 70% of these startups are still running.

Students also engage in social entrepreneurship projects, work entrepreneurially within established organizations and help identify and package intellectual assets into more tangible innovation. After the first semester the programme is divided in three different tracks and depending upon what track you choose the experiences will slightly differ.

Action Based Educational Methods

The programme is built around an interactive, action-based pedagogy, through which you learn to manage the complexity of knowledge-based business in both simulated business scenarios and from the development of real innovation projects.

The action-based pedagogy, in combination with a large amount of team-based simulations and the high pace, ensures that you will be ready to hit the ground running after graduation, regardless of which career you pursue.

First semester – Business Creation Lab

From the second semester the track matters

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship (CORP) Track
  • Intellectual Capital Management (ICM) Track
  • Venture Creation (VENTURE) in tech/bio track

Career opportunities

Many of our alumni continue as start-up managers for firms they have co-founded. The majority of the alumni work as entrepreneurial leaders and managers in larger corporations, often then taking on more innovative projects and developments. The abilities to embrace uncertainty, understanding complexity and willingness to drive change are highly appreciated competences. The creative and independent problem-solving ability of our alumni also make them attractive employees for business consultancy firms.

Which department am I in?

Department of Technology Management and Economics

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
SEK140,000.00 (10,88,647) per year
EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
Start date

Expected August 2022


Chalmers University of Technology

Johanneberg Campus,

Chalmersplatsen 4,


SE-412 96, Sweden

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To fulfill the general entry requirement for the second cycle (master’s level), the prospective student must either hold a degree of Bachelor or Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering (minimum 3 years/ 180 hp) in Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture from an internationally recognized university, according to the official guidelines by the Swedish Council for Higher Education published at universityadmissions.se. Programme-specific requirements include a bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) with a major in (one or several alternatives will be listed) and prerequisites (one or several courses selected as necessary for the specific programme) and for three particular programmes a portfolio is required. English language requirement: IELTS (academic training): 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5); TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 22 on the written part); TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part); Pearson PTE Academic - Score of 62 (writing 61).

For international students

Bachelor's degree with a major in: Engineering, Science, Business, Law, Design or the equivalent.

Alternative selection: Selection based on personal letter, case and interviews.

Accepted tests and minimum results required: IELTS Academic: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575, TOEFL Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90; Pearson PTE Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61); C1 Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English), or Cambridge ESOL Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International, Level C1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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