Why join now?

Digitalisation with technologies driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution are disrupting the business landscape, amplified by environmental challenges. Rising geopolitical tensions and the recent global pandemic adds to the complexity.

Major business opportunities arise for those who seize them and risks to those who do not.

Leaders need to grasp the new environment in which we operate and revisit the strategic analysis. Find a balance between exploiting the known and exploring the unknown to maximise results over time.

Companies need to build new capabilities and learn new ways to operate, where customer-centric innovation and a fast learning organisation is key to success.

This program builds the capabilities of leaders by providing the perspectives, insights, tools and mindsets necessary to drive transformation and gives access to an alumni network for continued development.

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Team lead

Ulf Änggård
+46 (0)70 854 72 28

For what kind of companies?
This program is designed for mid sized to large industrial companies where technology is core to the business.

ABB, Atlas Copco, BAE Systems, Camfil, De Laval, ELEKTA, Epiroc, Ericsson, NKT Cables, SAAB Group, Scania, Sandvik, Siemens Energy and VBG Group.

Who are the participants?
The program addresses managers that need to drive transformation in roles from sourcing, supply chain, operations, R&D to sales and general management. A qualification process secures relevant interaction among participants.

The faculty
The participants meet a selection of top business leaders and lecturers from academia from KTH and other top universities.

Themes in the program

Tech insight – Under the hood of tech

  • Visits to KTH labs to gain insight to state-of-the-art tech underpinning the Fourth Industrial Revolution e.g. visualization, AI, robotics, IoT, 5G, 3D printing and cybersecurity
  • Infused in every module

Module 1 – The business environment and technology shifts

  • Changing business landscapes
  • How technology shifts drive change
  • The current shift driven by digitalisation, electrification and sustainability

Module 2 – Business strategy

  • Tools and methods for strategy building
  • Innovation and business modelling tools
  • New business models – servizitation, platforms and ecosystems

Module 3 – How to operate in new business environments

  • Creating customer-centric innovation
  • Data-driven decision making
  • New governance systems

Module 4 – How to lead change

  • Leading and communicating change
  • Methods to identifying and clearing barriers to change
  • Participants’ business challenges

The learning format
The programs builds on active learning sessions in classroom mixed with visits to labs on KTH campus and online session.

Each participant brings a business challenge that will be addressed throughout the program in group, by lecturers and in 1:1 coaching sessions and concluded in an action plan at the end of the program.

The program length and location
The program is split over four three-day modules on campus and three half days online in between. Notice: Module 1 is updated to be Live Online due to Covid-19.

The location is at new facilities at KTH Royal Institute of Technology campus in Stockholm – with accommodations in the vicinity.

Calendar for modules
Module 1  4-6 May 2021 (Updated to Live Online)
Module 2  24-26 Aug 2021
Module 3  5-7 Oct 2021
Module 4  1-3 Dec 2021
Online       3 Jun, 15 Sept, 10 Nov 2021

The fee for this program is SEK 185 000 (excl. VAT). This covers all material and literature necessary for the program. Travelling and accommodation expenses are not included.


After the admission has been acknowledged the application is binding. A cancellation more than eight weeks before the start of the program will be credited with 90 % of the fee. A cancellation between eight and four weeks before the start of the program will be credited with 50 % of the fee. A cancellation less than four weeks before the program start will receive no refund.
Examples of references

When it comes to the development of the company’s business and strategy as well as understanding of the business environment, the Executive Program in Industrial Management gives valuable input and findings. The program provides a genuine in-depth examination of the strategic business decisions in manufacturing companies.

Henrik Henriksson — CEO, Scania CV

The Executive Program in Industrial Management has a very good width, and most likely your area of responsibility will be included giving you a chance to shine in front of your classmates. The content of the program is continuously adapted so it is always up to date in terms of industry news, trends, technologies, etc.

Christina Holgerson — Director of TQM & HR, VBG GROUP AB

The Executive Program in Industrial Management provides a broad knowledge base to understand the complex surrounding of a modern industrial operation. Inspiring lecturers in combination plenty of participant interaction creates a learning environment that stretches beyond theory to provide true examples of true business implementation.

Anders Sundvik — VP Research & Development, Camfil AB

The Executive Program in Industrial Management has really been useful to me! Not just because of the very relevant content, but also due to the combination of high academic level and industrial reality. The large number of executive lecturers and the rewarding exchange with other participants has also been a key value for me. Apply for this program!

Hans Holmström — CEO, Siemens Energy AB

The Executive Program in Industrial Management is really useful. Different topics all connected and with great interaction between them, appropriate to the strategic leadership thinking. The fact that we always had theory and presentation of case studies, added to discussions together in teams, expands learning and collaborates with the exchange of information between the participants of the program. The network formed between professionals from different companies and areas, which contributes to an environment leading to new ideas and learnings, is also valuable. The cultural exchange between the participants was interesting, with the possibility of sharing experiences and knowledge, which I consider a plus to the program.

Suzana Martin — Head of Engine Workshop, Scania Latin America LTDA.

The Executive Program in Industrial Management provided valuable insight into strategic management. This has been put to good use ever since. The intensive format and inter-active elements provide a solid platform for learning. The content was varied and stimulating enabling all participants to contribute. As an Englishman working for a Swedish company I found the cultural elements very helpful and the energy of the faculty at KTH a real eye opener.

Bill Wikinson — Managing Director, Camfil UK Ltd.


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