• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The Aalborg University's Master's programme in Operations and Management Engineering (MSc in Engineering) with specialisation in Global Management will provide you with competences in international strategy and change processes, and you gain tools for analysis, organisation, and development in a global context.


More and more companies become global. As a result, there is an increasing demand for graduates who can meet the challenges that come with globalisation. Studying Operations and Management Engineering (MSc in Engineering), you learn to develop and execute development strategies in an international perspective.

Be Prepared To Handle The Challenges Of Globalisation

Off-shoring and outsourcing of different activities within a company’s value chain are creating a completely new managerial agenda. The study programme Operations and Management Engineering will give you the expertise needed to analyse, understand and solve the challenges associated with the disintegration and globalisation of the company’s value chain.

In addition, the study Aalborg University's programme addresses the globalisation challenges from an innovation perspective by addressing the problems and opportunities in developing innovative global business models and systems. The programme gives you a balanced analytical, systemic and managerial understanding of the management and development of a global value chain as well as its underpinning disciplines.

The programme is offered as a Master of Science in Engineering for applicants with an engineering background.

The Master's programme in Operations and Management Engineering will provide you with competences in international strategy and change processes, and you gain tools for analysis, organisation, and development in a global context.
Working With Real-life Problems
Through the unique project based learning model practiced at Aalborg University you will have the opportunity to work with real-life companies and their problems in all four semesters. In this way, you develop your analytical competences in combination with the ability to develop creative solutions to complex real-life problems. Thus, the project reports are a great opportunity to try out your ideas and knowledge in a real life-situation.
    Examples Of Project Reports Include
  • Supplier relationship management in a transport perspective
  • Technological innovation for a “Bottom-of-the-pyramid” market
  • Globalization of the technology center at company X
  • Assessment of out-sourcing readiness
  • Tier 2 supplier control strategies in modular supply chains
  • Furthermore, the study programme focuses on the globalisation challenges faced by a wide range of different companies and industries – for example pharmaceutical companies, companies in the service and IT industries as well as industrial companies.
Job and Career
Graduates from the study programme typically work as managers, specialists and consultants in a wide range of different organisations. Examples of graduate destinations include:
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Carlsberg
  • Vestas
  • Ferrosan
  • Danske Bank
  • TopDanmark
  • Accenture
  • PA Consulting
  • IBM
  • Coloplast
  • Siemens
  • F.L. Smith
During the programme, you will work closely together with industrial partners when writing your semester projects. This prepares you to mmet the challenges in a company and provides you with a network even before graduation.
Graduates hold positions such as
  • Management Consultant
  • Sales and Operations Manager
  • Supply chain Development Manager
  • Department Head
  • Strategic Purchaser
  • Analyst
  • Project Coordinator
  • Process Manager

Programme Structure

1st semester
  • Supply Chain Configuration
  • Researching Business Systems
  • Operation, Innovation and Organisational Configuration
  • Operations management and supply chain configuration – an integrative approach
2nd semester
  • Supply Chain Technologies
  • Operations, Innovation and Organisational Improvement: Implementation Models and Tools
  • Management Systems
  • Integrating operations management and supply chain methods
3rd semester
Individual specialisation: During this semester, you get the opportunity to design your own semester and specialise in relevant topics you wish to gain more in-depth knowledge about. This may include an internship in a company or taking courses at another university in Denmark or abroad.
Choose between
  • Project in Operations and Innovation Management
  • Internship
4th semester
  • Master's thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

In order to enroll in the Master of Science in Engineering programme, you need to hold a Bachelor of Engineering within the field of mechanical engineering or business engineering.

Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.

Furthermore please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 560
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 88
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12402 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12402 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

92,200 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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