Innovation School

INS410 Innovation School

Autumn 2024

  • Topics

    The program educates students on how to facilitate innovation within an organization. That starts with the process of idea generation, extends to questions of organizing and financing innovation, and ends with different ways of profiting from it. The teaching portfolio is further strengthened with workshops developing soft skills, focusing on career and personal development.

    The Innovation School is a program for students who are curious about innovation. The program combines a modern academic study program with a study trip and an internship in Germany. The partner portfolio consists of companies from a wide range of industries. It includes start-ups, venture capitalists, hidden champions from the "Mittelstand", but also large companies with well-known brands.

    The program consists of four parts starting in Spring 2024. First, the Spring term is a mix of personal and professional development - including the application trainings for the internship and intercultural communication - and an introduction in innovation management. The Spring term prepares students for the application process with the participating companies, for potential cultural challenges during the stay in Germany, and for their future career (in an innovative environment) in more general. Part 1 takes place in Spring 2024 at NHH in Bergen, complemented with digital teaching forms - and corresponds to a workload of around a course with 7.5 ECTS. Parts 2, 3 and 4 take place in Germany. Part 2 is an eight week long internship in a German company. Parts 3 and 4 consist of two teaching weeks. One directly before the internship and one directly after the end of the internship.

  • Learning outcome

    Upon course completion, the student can:


    • Discuss complex processes and dynamics of innovation processes.
    • Recall practical insights in innovation-related processes within organizations.
    • Explain how to profit from innovation.


    • Apply theories, knowledge and tools relevant within innovation.
    • Address practical problems, using acquired academic methods and theories.
    • Reflect on their own and others' behavior styles and create and follow-up personal development plans.

    General competence

    • Contribute to innovation processes by communicating ideas and projects to different audiences.
    • Cope with challenges related to mobilising resources.
    • Cope with intercultural challenges in business settings.

  • Teaching

    The program combines an internship and three additional academic modules. One of the modules take place at NHH. The internship and the two other modules take place at two partner institutions in Germany.

    More information can be found on the School website.

  • Restricted access

    Application is required. See

  • Credit reduction due to overlap


  • Compulsory Activity

    • Completion of the internship
    • Class attendance is mandatory

  • Assessment

    (Individual) Digital school exam (1/3 of the grade), 3 hours.

    (Individual) Home Assignment (1/3 of the grade).

    (Individual) Internship report (1/3 of the grade).

  • Grading Scale


  • Permitted Support Material


    One bilingual dictionary (Category I)

    All in accordance with Supplementary provisions to the Regulations for Full-time Study Programmes at the Norwegian School of Economics Ch.4 Permitted support material


ECTS Credits
Teaching language

Spring (extended to Autumn). Will be offered Spring 2024.

Course responsible

Professor Steffen Juranek, Department of Business and Management Science