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Managing as Designing

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2017

About the course

This course studies the concept of managing as design and its importance in organization especially regarding innovative processes. The study covers technology innovation process, innovation in corporation/organizations, innovation in research, strategy of using design oriented principles and practices when developing new business and/or business redesign. The aim of the course is to develop a deep understanding of the concept of managing as design based on contemporary research and provide students with experiences of relevance for their professional careers within the intersection of design, innovation and management.

Application and eligibility

Managing as Designing, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2017 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 30 October 2017


Lectures end on week starting 8 January 2018

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Application deadline

18 April 2017

Application code



The online application opens 15 March 2017 at 13:00 CET.

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Required Knowledge

Prerequisites for the course are 90 credits in Informatics, or Computer Science or Cognitive Science, or equivalent.

English proficiency equivalent to English A from Swedish Upper secondary education. (IELTS (Academic) with minimum score 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL (Paper based with minimum score 530 and minimum TWE 4). TOEFL (Internet based with minimum score 72 and minimum Written 17)).

Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 33,750

Total fee

SEK 33,750