//Intellectual Capital Management Track (ICM)

The ICM track at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship focuses on how to evaluate and package intellectual assets from R&D in the academia and industry. Students admitted to this track will profile themselves in becoming skilful advisors regarding intellectual asset and property management in highly knowledge intensive environments. They will possess the tools that allow knowledge to be developed and transacted upon in increasingly more complex and open innovation settings.


The intense ICM track is provided in close interaction and cooperation with interdisciplinary faculty and expert consultants and practitioners serving leading knowledge-based business.

The Challenge

The more business becomes knowledge-based, the more there is need for expertise and business leadership around the management of intellectual assets, property and capital. A main challenge is to develop a new generation of business leaders with modern skills and tools adjusted to analyse and manage the complexity involved in the creation and design of innovations, ventures and markets. It is for this important objective that the ICM track at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship is offered.

The track offers a sophisticated and demanding business simulation environment that is intertwined with real-world projects. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics and fields of expertise to give students a strong platform for multidisciplinary understanding of knowledge-based business. The ICM track prepares students to manage intellectual assets, property and capital. The track encompasses areas such as business development, early innovation management, modern finance and active governance of legal framework.

Course Structure


Reality-based Aspects of the Education

Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship is based on a learning-by-doing concept that allows the students to work close to reality in different ways as an integrated part of the academic education.

Innovation Support

Early-stage research and innovation development requires a multidisciplinary understanding of knowledge-based business. As an ICM student you will already during your studies apply your knowledge and skills in Intellectual Capital Management in real innovation projects, allowing you to play an important part in the identification and packaging of early stage research.

Potential Internships

Because of the strong historical relationship between ICM and industry, most students qualify into internship with associated companies across the globe. Thereby students can gain real-life experience in the high-tech business world as well as a chance to further apply the business skills and tools they have acquired. Students do internships during the twelve weeks of the summer and/or they combine them with the master’s thesis work.

After Graduation

Regardless of whether your educational background is engineering, business or law, the ICM track opens up a broad range of future professional opportunities. ICM graduates work as business analysts, business lawyers, management consultants, entrepreneurs and intellectual property specialists, in Sweden and internationally. Thanks to ICM developing both specialist and interdisciplinary generalist skills, graduates have the ability to be experts in their specialized profession as well as be influential team members in more interdisciplinary knowledge-based business settings.