Copenhagen, Denmark

New Product Development and Project Management

when 24 June 2024 - 5 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2.5 EC
fee DKK 5750

Developing new products and services is vital to organizations, whether these are startups or established firms. However, success rates of new products and services are notoriously low. Successful new product development requires the use of specific strategies and competencies as well as skillful project management. This course aims to provide students with analytical and practical tools and capabilities that will allow them to understand and manage the challenges and opportunities of developing new products.

This is an intensive and rewarding course for everyone who is interested in innovation, venture creation or project management. The course is designed to follow a problem-based learning approach, inspired by Design thinking and Design Sprints. It requires active participation from students, within classroom activities and discussions as well as working in project teams inside and outside the classroom. Through the course, students get to experience the true new product development and project management process. The central element is applied, experiential learning through a course project in which students will develop novel solutions to a real-world challenge. Students will be supported on their own development journey with theories, tools, workshops, and feedback relevant to the particular phase of their project with help from the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE). Over the two weeks of the course, students will be guided through a typical product development process from idea generation, assessment, and selection to development and testing. At each stage they will receive input on the relevant concepts and theories to guide their learning experience and team project efforts. On the final day of the course students will have the chance to pitch their solutions to a panel of experts at a Demo Day.

Course leader

Tom Grad - Department of Strategy and Innovation

Target group

This is a graduate level course. CBS Summer University courses at Copenhagen Business School is open to all and welcomes domestic and international students as well as professionals.

Course aim

Apply leading product development and project management concepts, theories, and approaches

Explore the opportunities and challenges of managing complex, new product development projects

Use, explain and reflect on new product development and project management theories and tools when executing, planning, and managing your own group project to solve a real-world problem

Credits info

2.5 EC
This is an intensive 2-week course. 2-week courses cannot be combined with any other courses.

Fee info

DKK 5750: Tuition fee - Non European students
DKK 2875: Tuition fee - Open University students