Apple, Google and Tesla all have one thing in common. Innovation. But without proper management, it’s just another buzzword. You’ll look at the theory and practice behind innovation management, and how to use this knowledge out in the field.
Innovation is the driving force behind any business activity and managing it appropriately is crucial for success. On this course you will learn the main theories, models, frameworks and techniques of innovation management, new product development, strategy and marketing. You will learn how to manage and actively play a role in the innovation process and also have the opportunity to focus on societal impacts on innovation by looking at management and organisations in a historical context.
The course will provide you with valuable skills in how to analyse and manage innovation and commercialisation activities and how to identify and overcome barriers to change. You will also look at the consumers’ needs and the political, social and technological contexts within which organisations operate to allow you to address the uncertainties of innovation.
You will develop a range of transferable and interpersonal skills, allowing you to identify problems, evaluate and analyse business and innovation scenarios, and consider alternative solutions.
In addition the course will develop your analytical and reasoning skills as well as your team working and communication skills – all valuable assets for an aspiring manager.
A good second class UK honours degree or its equivalent or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution.
Or a relevant graduate level professional qualification.
Or demonstrable experience relevant practical experience in innovation, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, or in the financial sector.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
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Our Business, Management and Human Resource courses have been developed with the professional in mind and offer many opportunities for career enhancement. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from about 100 countries.
The broad scope of the MSc in Innovation Management in Organisations would open up a wide range of managerial roles for graduates including innovation management and consultancy.
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Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.
We are a proud signatory to PRME – the Principles for Responsible Management Education, organised by the United Nations and business schools worldwide.
We have five Entrepreneurs in Residence allowing you to learn first-hand from those who have extensive experience in entrepreneurship and innovation.
The University’s £5.1m Innovation Hub is a dedicated creative incubation and innovation space bringing together the best minds in business and academic to create a hotbed of innovation.
We are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and hold a Small Business Charter Award in recognition of our role in helping to kick-start British enterprise.
Teaching and learning
You will be taught through a mixture of traditional teaching methods, including seminars, lectures, group work, case study analysis and guided reading and also through a practice-based, innovative learning approach.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who has a pastoral role and can offer support and advice.
Your work will be assessed through both assignments, examinations, presentations, project reports plus a dissertation.