Abstract: A new concept of running industry project within teaching and learning will be presented in the following paper. 12-15 Bachelor students of several nationalities and disciplines will investigate the potential and options for a company while 2-3 Master students will take care of Leadership, Project Management, Quality- and Time Management, etc. The theories of 16 selected key competencies following Heyse and Erpenbeck (2008) and the Cognitive domain based competencies framework of Kennedy, Hyland and Ryan (2006) are applied. The paper is deriving competencies from theory, describing the character of a new format of projects at MUAS bringing together theoretical competencies with real world projects’ experiences of students by demonstrating findings of an evaluation by surveying Master students on their experiences and perceptions. Findings will lead into further research as well as improvements of the concept.
Keywords: skills and competencies in problem based learning, innovation, change management, higher education, companies’ projects