About the program

To develop and implement new businesses, new strategies and new ways to operate, are some of the most important and demanding undertakings senior managers, officers and key people in all manufacturing industries face. It is demanding, partly because the properties of the core technologies and technology systems applied must be taken into account. Likewise, the characteristics of the industry and the business environment, with its political, economic, sociological and environmental change drivers also need to be considered. Drivers now manifested in an accelerated development and deployment of new technologies, in new geopolitical realities and in commanding sustainability objectives.

The program is designed to deliver the know-how, the broadened perspectives and the inspiration required in order to excel in these important and demanding undertakings.

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Anders Holmström 
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Executive Program in Industrial Management 2019

Themes in the program

  • Business environment and business strategy
  • Technology shifts and change of technology
  • Customer value-driven business development and sales
  • Value-based R&D management
  • Global sourcing and production
  • Leading and communicating change in an international business
  • Connecting themes and perspectives for 2018
  • Personal plan and commitment: The program ends with each participant making their own convincing presentation of an initiative they, together with a sponsor in their company, have decided to suggest or drive through. The purpose of this is to secure that the participants will have the ambition to effectively transform their learnings into value for their own company.

Get more information about the themes and the whole program from our Program PDF.

A selection of our lecturers from recent programs

  • Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO, Scania
  • Stefan M. Nygård, General Manager Business Development, Wärtsilä Finland Oy
  • Christer Bülow, Integration Manager, Atlas Copco Industrial Technique AB
  • Charlott Samuelsson, SVP Operational Excellence, Mycronic
  • Kai Wärn, CEO, AB Husqvarna
  • Anders Birgersson, CEO and President, VBG Group
  • Hans Holmström, CEO, Siemens Industrial Turbo Machinery
  • Lena Sellgren, Chief Economist, Business Sweden
  • Jan Brockmann, COO/CTO, AB Electrolux
  • Bo-Inge Stensson, Elekta Procurement
  • Matti Kaulio, Associate Professor, KTH Industrial Engineering & Management
  • Lennart Evrell, President and CEO, Boliden Group
  • Ulf Södergren, CTO, Assa Abloy
  • Mette Godsk Jensen, Implement Consulting Group
  • Kent Eriksson, Senior Advisor, PTC
  • Bengt Engström, Industrial Business Advisor, Board Professional
  • Michael Gates, Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School, Oxford

The content of the program is delivered over the course of 20 days. The 20 days are divided into five modules of four days each over a period of seven months. All of the five modules are mainly delivered in traditional face-to-face meetings with lectures, case presentations and structured discussions. No major efforts are required between the modules.

  • 27-30 August 2019
  • 15-18 October
  • 3-6 December
  • 28-31 January 2020
  • 17-20 March

The program generally takes place in a countryside conference centre close to Stockholm and Arlanda airport. However, a part of the program might also be delivered abroad. KTH Executive School handles the booking of accommodation prior to the program start. The participants are responsible for settling their accommodation costs with the conference centre and, if necessary, to handle cancellations and cancellation costs according to the policies applied by the conference centre.


The fee for this program is SEK 235 000 (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.


The participant’s employer must authorize the application. In the admission process the admission unit considers the applicant’s professional background as well as an adequate configuration of the group. The number of participants is normally 22 +/- 5.


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