Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. MION30 overlaps following cours/es: MIO015. Optional for: E5, E5pe, I5ai, I4, M4. Course coordinator: Assistant lecturer Carl-Johan Asplund,, Production Management. Prerequisites: MIO012/MIOA01 Managerial Economics, Basic Course, MIO022 Strategic Management and at least two of the following courses: MION20 Applied Business Analysis, MION25 Technology Strategy and MION05 Business Marketing. Assessment: The examination is divided in three parts: a) Applied business project, b) literature seminars including critical review and team presentations, and c) Individual reflection. The final grade is balanced between the applied business project icluding literature seminars (75%) and the individual reflection (25%). The start of the project, briefings, company presentations and the concluding reflection/evalutation are all obligatory. Home page:

The aim of the course is to create a profound, synthesized and reflective knowledge and competence about the generic subject industrial management both in Sweden and globally. This concerns the enterprising in both larger and smaller (i.e. SME:s) firms as well as public organizations. Within this aim of the course are included subjects as technological innovation, empowerment, strategic entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship and leadership.

The course builds upon previous courses within the LTH educational program and then, in particular, the final specialisation of Business and Innovation with the purpose of an enhanced development and integration of these included courses.

The working formats in the course means an emphasis on self governed work, work in both large and smaller teams often in relation to the surrounding society. The above mentioned elements are permuted by the fact that the participant is given an opportunity to, in an innovative manner, shape their individual and collective knowledge and competence within the above areas. Important is that the participants develops a constructively critically mindset regarding their personal development and also to company development.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course is built upon and deepens achieved knowledge from both courses in business administration and technology with the focus on industrial leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation. Two dimensions permute the course as a whole; a) the business and organisation structure, and b) the current business and the future capacity for continuing innovation.

The capacity to handle these two fields of “suspension” is necessary in order to survive and grow in the complex and turbulent business milieus nationally and internationally. The course has an explicit management perspective which includes both valuations on the operative and strategic levels and their implications. Important is to view innovation as coming from both external and internal situations, resources and competences. Areas of innovations could be the following: e.g. Innovation capability, leading change, organisation design, communication formats as support for decision- and improvement processes, HR, empowerment and the leadership for new knowledge.

Asplund, C-J. Perspectives on Industrial Management (senaste upplagan), Industrial Management and Logistics, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden.
Hamel, G. Morgondagens Management (2008 eller senare utgåva), Bookhouse Publishing, Stockholm (Could also be read in English)