Innovation and Change Management


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge gained on the 1st Semester of the Operations and Innovation Management programme.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Understand the role of technology, and various forms of innovation and change (including incremental/radical, business process redesign/continuous improvement, product/process/position/paradigm, business model) in established and emerging businesses
  • Understand the characteristics and drivers of innovation and change, as well as the practical means of handling them in a business context 
  • Understand the range, scope and complexity of challenges related to the management of technology, innovation and change
  • Understand organizing for and management/leadership of innovation and change, including aspects of culture, power and politics, enablers of and barriers to change, factors of innovation success and failure


  • Describe, analyze and redesign innovation and change management processes
  • Identify and analyze the field of innovation and change management including the value position of stakeholders; customers, suppliers and other network partners
  • Design, evaluate and audit the innovative and change capabilities of a business organization
  • Apply principles of business model innovation and risk management to suggest redesign and improvement of business models


  • Realize and implement innovation- and change management initiatives, including the design, implementation and execution (management/leadership) of innovation and change management projects in companies, supply chains and networks, as well as relating practical innovation and change management experiences to conceptual understanding of innovation leadership and change management

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examInnovation and Change Management
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsInformation about allowed helping aids for the examination will be published in the description of the semester/module.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInnovations- og forandringsledelse
Module codeM-OIM-K2-1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Management Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science