Why join now?

The disrupting impact of digitalisation, technologies driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution and environmental challenges creates major business opportunities and risks to those who fall behind. It is exacerbated by rising geopolitical tensions and a global pandemic.

Leaders need to understand the new environment in which they operate and revisit the strategic analysis to identify the opportunities and risks.

They need build new capabilities and learn new ways to operate. Customer-centric innovation is key to success where the foundation is a fast moving learning culture.

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

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Ulf Änggård
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Anders Holmström
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Ulrika Larsson
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Executive Program in Industrial Management 2021

For what kind of companies?

This program targets the challenges of midsized to large industrial companies where technology is core to the business.

Previous participants represent companies like ABB, Atlas Copco, BAE Systems, Camfil, Consillium, CEJN, De Laval, Epiroc, NKT Cables, SAAB Group, ELEKTA, Flir Systems, Sandvik, Scania, Siemens and VBG Group.

Who are the participants?

The program addresses leaders in senior positions. A qualification process secures the quality of the interaction among participants.

The faculty

The participants meet a selection of top business leaders and lecturers with cases and personal stories. Lecturers from academia present key topics as well as personal stories.

Themes in the curriculum

Module 1 – The Business Environment and technology shifts

  • Understand the changing business landscapes.
  • How technology shifts drive change .
  • The impact of todays shifts driven by digitalisation and electrification.

Module 2 –  Business Strategy

  • Analysis tools and methods to build a strategy
  • Innovation and Business Modelling
  • New Business Models – servitisation, platforms and ecosystems.

Module 3 – How to operate in the new Business Environment.

  • From Time-to-Market to Time-to-Customer
  • How to gain insight from data
  • How to manage innovation

Module 4 – How to lead change

  • Leading and communicating change in todays business environment.
  • Methods to identify and clear barriers to change.
  • Presentation of challenge work with sponsors present online.

Tech insight Under the Hood of tech

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

The programs builds on active learning sessions in classroom intertwined with visits to labs and departments on KTH Campus and spiced with evening schedule.

Participants in coordination with sponsors, bring each a business challenge to the program as a case to be analysed and addressed in the group.

The program entails two half day Online sessions as well as 1:1 coaching.

Calendar for modules
Module 1  23-25 Mar 2021
Module 2   4-6 May 2021
Module 3  6-8 Jul 2021
Module 4  24-26 Aug 2021
Online  31 Mar and 3 Jun 2021

We are in new facilities at the heart of the legendary KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm- with accommodations in the vicinity.

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 Industrial Turbomachinery 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 were 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 interactive 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 Wilkinson — Managing Director, Camfil UK Ltd.


Register to join the program by filling in the form. Your registration must be in the name of your company. Group size is limited.