Business Administration, Shaping Innovation in Ecosystems, Second Cycle, 15 Credits

Innovation is a driver of economic development and at the same time innovation also enables improvement of society and the standard of living. Innovation is seen as a vital process for the progression of the global as well as the national economy to be able to handle major challenges in society. The EU and several national agencies have set up “Innovation strategies” to enhance innovation in general, but also in specific subject areas (not least related to the Sustainable Development Goals). But innovation does not happen in a vacuum of actors or resources. Innovation requires connections among key stakeholders such as large corporations, entrepreneurs, civil society, universities, financial institutions, and government. These connections are increasingly taking place in “innovation ecosystems” where actors are collaborating with mutual aims.

The course develops the student’s understanding of innovation from a system view (with its inherent actors and resources) and also conditions and mechanisms for sociotechnical transitions in, for example, energy supply, transport, agriculture and food. Moreover, the student’s creative and critical understanding of different ways to influence innovation and transitions processes are developed which contributes to a sustainable development.

ECTS Credits

15 Credits

Level of education

Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (A1N)


Örebro University School of Business

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: First-cycle courses of 75 credits in Business Administration or first-cycle courses of 60 credits in Business Administration and a first-cycle course of 30 credits in another field of study including an independent project/bachelor thesis of 15 credits. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Selection: Academic points

Course syllabus

Application code: X2804