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This exciting Master’s course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to develop and launch new products and services, manage small enterprises and generate new ideas and opportunities. Read more

Why take this course?

This exciting Master’s course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to develop and launch new products and services, manage small enterprises and generate new ideas and opportunities. It will equip you in your future career to create an entrepreneurial environment that will facilitate innovation and stimulate growth.

This is the ideal course if you are seeking a career where innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity are defining key features. Roles such as these can be found in large organisations, in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and in start-up businesses.

What will I experience?

On this course you can:

Gain relevant skills such as business planning, developing and marketing new products and financial management
Benefit from our current research, consultancy projects, external guest speakers and live case studies
Learn from our long history of expertise in this area - Professor Paul Trott's book "Innovation Management and New Product Development" is now in its 5th edition and is recommended reading for students all over the world
Tap in to all the resources available to students who are actively involved with entrepreneurial business activities through our Student and Graduate Enterprise Team.

What opportunities might it lead to?

The understanding gained through your studies will differentiate you within the employment market. Research has revealed that many managers have little confidence in their ability to successfully manage innovation and product development. The insights you will gain from this course will therefore provide you with a competitive advantage in the workplace.

Module Details

This course will provide a contemporary understanding of innovation management and entrepreneurship concepts, theories, models and analytical frameworks, and their application in the development of appropriate business policies and strategies.

Autumn

This first teaching period develops your understanding of the following subjects and supports you in your development.

Innovation Management and New Product Development:

What is innovation?
Innovation at a national and international level
Models of innovation and product development
Processes involved in the development of new products and services
Generating new product opportunities and ideas
Understanding computer aided design and manufacture

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice:

Understanding entrepreneurship
Basics of entrepreneurship and the management of SMEs
The role of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in both small and large organisations

Spring

During the second teaching period you will build on your general understanding and focus on key aspects of innovation management, new product development and entrepreneurship.

Innovation Management and Intellectual Property:

Enhancing competitiveness
Protection of new products, trademarks and designs through intellectual property
Product innovation and development at operational and strategic levels

New Product Development:

Developing and testing a new product concept
Targeting and positioning new products within the market place
Managing mature products and product replacement
The marketing mix

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice:

The management and development of new enterprises from both a theoretical and practical perspective (with particular focus on small enterprises)
Business planning for small and large organisations
Scenario planning
Financing business operations, particularly new business start-ups
Formation of corporate and social enterprises

Summer

During this period you will specialise in a subject area of your choice through your dissertation project.

You will be provided with research methods training over the autumn and spring teaching periods, providing you with the ability to critically evaluate management research and to plan effective research projects.

The dissertation enables you to deepen your understanding of an aspect of innovation management or entrepreneurship. Many students choose to investigate topics that they intend to focus on in the next stage of their career. For some students this will provide them with the opportunity to carry out intensive research pertinent to a venture they wish to establish following their graduation.

Programme Assessment

Our friendly and supportive environment uses formal lectures, workshops, and seminars to provide the basis for the development of relevant knowledge, further enhanced by activity-based case studies. We utilise both theory and practice-oriented teaching. Teaching and learning is through weekly half-day sessions, depending on whether you are taking the course full or part-time.

For each unit you will be assessed in a way that will deepen your knowledge of the subjects covered. This will involve you thinking and working in an original way to overcome genuine problems. At the end of the course you will also complete a dissertation which can be related to your workplace, your future career, or a desired business venture.

Student Destinations

This course enables you to pursue a broad range of management careers in the private and public sector. In particular, we aim to enhance your career prospects and prepare you for roles in innovation management, entrepreneurship, and the management of small enterprises. You will develop your understanding of the value and contribution innovation can make to a variety of consumer, business, national and international markets and across industry sectors.

On completion, you might expect to gain senior management roles in a range of functions including marketing, new product development, innovation, research and development, technology, engineering, project management, administration and the arts. More generally, it may be of interest to those wishing to work in business, manufacturing, healthcare and knowledge management. It is also ideally suited to you if you are working or looking to develop a career in a small business or even consultancy-based roles.

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Why this course?. The MSc in Global Innovation Management is a unique two-year programme. It’s offered jointly by. University of Strathclyde. Read more

Why this course?

The MSc in Global Innovation Management is a unique two-year programme. It’s offered jointly by:

You'll have the opportunity to study at two of the universities.

The course focuses on new challenges in innovative global enterprise and provides you with:

  • a practical and global perspective of innovation management
  • skills applicable to larger multinational organisations and smaller enterprises
  • broader views of Innovation Management including; technology management; research and development; product/service development
  • increased research capability

You’ll study

The programme is divided into four semesters over two years.

You’ll spend your first year at Strathclyde. You’ll gain practical experience of working within globally distributed teams and with an industrial client.

In the first semester of Year 2, you’ll undertake in-depth study of innovation management in Germany.

In the final semester you’ll take on a thesis project. This is supervised by the Year 2 host institution.

Partner universities

Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management, University of Strathclyde

The department focuses on 'what to make' and 'how to make it'. Its research interests involve:

  • product and process technologies
  • information technologies
  • design methodologies
  • telepresence and organisational modelling

The department has a range of innovative purpose built design and manufacture laboratories. This includes the new digital design and manufacture studio. It brings together:

  • data capture
  • CAD
  • 3D visualisation
  • rapid prototyping capabilities

The department achieved a research rating of four (where five is top) in the most recent UK national assessment of research.

The Institute of Technology and Innovation Management, Hamburg University of Technology

The institute’s focus is on the management of technology and innovation. In particular, the practical management of the innovation process.

Lecture content is based on new research findings. You’ll also take part in:

  • group work
  • case studies
  • practical applications in the field of innovation management.

Research is directly focused on innovation processes and new technologies.

Accreditation

Accreditation has been awarded for this programme from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Learning & teaching

The programme is delivered in English at all of the universities.

Careers

As a graduate of Global Innovation Management you’ll be able to enter the international employment market working for employers such as:

  • enterprises dealing with high end technological products and services
  • consultants making technology assessment and innovation /change management
  • governmental institutes dealing with innovation policy and strategy
  • relevant research and higher education institutions

Where are they now?

100% of our graduates are in work or further study.*

Job titles include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Systems Developer
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Product Manager
  • Senior Analyst

Employers include:

  • Alten
  • Emerson
  • Openlink Financials
  • Siemens
  • SRW & Co
  • University of Strathclyde

*Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2011/12, 2010/11



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Innovation can enable firms to achieve superior performance and competitive advantage in the global marketplace. In today’s dynamic business environment, managers are challenged to provide innovative ideas for new products, services, markets and business models. Read more

Innovation can enable firms to achieve superior performance and competitive advantage in the global marketplace. In today’s dynamic business environment, managers are challenged to provide innovative ideas for new products, services, markets and business models.

This masters degree provides you with the skills and knowledge to successfully manage innovation within the global economy. It will help you appreciate the dynamics and complexity of innovation, understand how to explore and identify opportunities, and give you the skills to be able to respond.

Through a combination of theoretical and practical teaching, you will be equipped to design, lead and implement all types of innovation within an organisation. You’ll learn a range of management strategies and practices, which will help you to identify opportunities and coordinate knowledge.

The course is ideal if you wish to gain expertise in leading strategic innovation initiatives, developing new ventures, products and services.

Academic excellence

Our research makes an important contribution to your learning on this course, as academics bring their expertise to you in the classroom.

The Centre for Technology, Innovation and Engagement (C-TIE) is based at the Business School, and brings together researchers and practitioners interested in addressing a broad range of innovation and entrepreneurship topics.

Some of our leading academics are key players in the research network ManETEI (Management of Emerging Technology for Economic Impact), which brings together leading European Business Schools, research institutes and partners from different sectors, technologies and countries. The network focuses on managing emergent technologies for maximum economic and social impact.

Course content

The course introduces you to the fundamental concepts and techniques of innovation management. Core modules will explore the importance of different types of innovation and how they interact with each other, as well as the challenges of commercialising ideas and practical aspects of leading innovation teams. A grounding in international business theory and the globalisation of innovation will put this into context, and you’ll develop your knowledge of research design in the subject.

You’ll expand your knowledge during modules that focus on managing and using intellectual capital and strategic management techniques. An additional module will cultivate your professional skills, allowing you to undertake fieldwork and develop research of your own.

There are opportunities to gain specialist knowledge in areas that suit your own interests – you’ll choose from a range of optional modules in management and business topics such as enterprise creation, decision making and supply chain management.

You’ll also focus on a specific topic of your choice during your dissertation project in the third semester. This is an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired and can be either a research dissertation or a practical consultancy project.

Course structure

Compulsory modules

You'll take nine compulsory modules, including your dissertation.

  • Globalization of Innovation 15 credits
  • Strategic Management 15 credits
  • Managing for Innovation 15 credits
  • Managing and Exploiting Intellectual Capital 15 credits
  • International Business Theory 15 credits
  • Commercial and Professional Skills 15 credits
  • Innovation Management in Practice 15 credits
  • Innovation Management Dissertation 45 credits
  • Research Design and Analysis 15 credits

Optional modules

You'll choose one optional module.

  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation 15 credits
  • Effective Decision Making 15 credits
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management 15 credits
  • Creative Industries Management 15 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Global Innovation Management MSc in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to help you make the most of your studies. These will include lectures, seminars, workshops, online learning and tutorials.

Independent study is also vital for this course allowing you to prepare for taught classes and sharpen your own research and critical skills.

Assessment

Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including exams, group projects, written assignments and essays, in-course assessment, group and individual presentations and reports.

Career opportunities

This masters degree prepares you to lead strategic innovation initiatives in a range of organisations. It is ideal for those seeking a managerial career in industries that have a fast pace of change and a high degree of creativity.

As a graduate of this course, you will be well-equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge, and have the necessary skills to lead innovation.

Thanks to our strong corporate links, we will help you to connect with leading global organisations involved in innovation management, to understand the variety of exciting roles and careers that are available to you as an innovation professional.

Links with industry

Senior figures in innovation are often invited to deliver guest lectures at the Business School, providing a practitioner's view of the latest industry developments. We also host regular speakers as part of our Corporate Wisdom Event Series, bringing together innovation experts in industry with our academic and student community.

Students also have the opportunity to develop leadership skills as part of our Leaders in Residence initiative, which gives management students the opportunity to engage with senior figures from the world of business. This is a rare opportunity where successful and established business people will help you connect the theory of your course to real world practice, and offer their advice for career success.



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Managing innovation and making the most of new technologies is vital for any business to grow whether it is a start-up or however established the company or organisation is. Read more
Managing innovation and making the most of new technologies is vital for any business to grow whether it is a start-up or however established the company or organisation is. With the Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship MSc from Kingston Business School you can realise that ambition.

The Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship MSc aims to equip you with practical knowledge on key issues surrounding innovation management and entrepreneurship.

Our strong track record of excellence in entrepreneurship has been recognised by the Higher Education Statistics Agency and for the sixth year running, Kingston University is ranked one of the top two universities in the UK for graduate start-ups.

The course includes a University-sponsored study tour to an innovation hotspot, which could be Silicon Valley, Cambridge or another place, where you will have a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience meeting with outstanding entrepreneurs, high-growth start-ups, the innovative tech giants and investors. You also have the possibility to participate in a week-long study visit to a foreign business school where you can meet students studying a similar programme and undertake visits to local companies.

What will you study?

The course focuses on the analysis and practical application of the key issues surrounding innovation management and entrepreneurship from the perspective of firms, including lean start-up techniques, innovation management, effective entrepreneurship (soft skills), entrepreneurial finance, managing a growing business, strategy for high-growth businesses, entrepreneurial marketing and internationalisation.

Assessment

Individual and group coursework, time-constrained coursework and consultancy report.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Modules
-Innovation Management and Entrepreneurial Finance
-Entrepreneurship and Growth of Innovative Businesses
-Design Thinking for Start Ups
-International Business Strategy
-Consultancy Project
-Start-up Venture Project

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MA Innovation Management recognises the need to identify and verify opportunity. Where MBA and design management programmes analyse problems, this postgraduate course deploys connective and creative approaches to managing innovation in order to synthesise opportunities. Read more

Introduction

MA Innovation Management recognises the need to identify and verify opportunity. Where MBA and design management programmes analyse problems, this postgraduate course deploys connective and creative approaches to managing innovation in order to synthesise opportunities.

Content

MA Innovation Management is part of the Culture and Enterprise programme. It aims to bring together open-minded individuals from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds in order to promote new ways of thinking and doing that encourages creative collaborations in the pursuit of innovation. Our focus is on developing strategic collaborative practitioners who can identify, and develop, innovative business and public sector opportunities.

MA Innovation Management will explore innovation in relation to services, products and user experiences. It will be delivered through a range of different learning experiences, from the traditional to the experimental, from student- led to industry-linked, so that students can produce synergistic and co-operative approaches to problem-solving, risk-management and opportunity development.

Graduates of MA Innovation Management will be able to identify and deliver creativity and innovation within both a lifestyle and business context. They will be able to apply innovation tools and practices, research and identify which creative vectors are suitable for a given scenario and communicate such opportunities in a compelling and engaging way.

MA Innovation Management graduates will be highly attractive to potential employers in business, the creative industries or policy makers who wish to embrace 360- degree innovation. This postgraduate course will help graduates develop careers in areas like innovation research, strategy and business development and brand/product management.

Structure

Unit 1: Exploration and Experimentation

Unit One acts as an induction into the College and an immersion into the area of design-driven innovation and its management.

Unit 2: Collaboration and Independence

This unit acts as a natural extension to Unit 1 and requires you to identify, propose and investigate a personal direction, in which you can demonstrate originality and self-direction in tackling and solving problems that are genuinely at the forefront of the subject.

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Institute for Design Innovation. The. Institute for Design Innovation. is committed to delivering high-quality teaching and research that aims to address real-life enterprise and social innovation needs. Read more

Institute for Design Innovation

The Institute for Design Innovation is committed to delivering high-quality teaching and research that aims to address real-life enterprise and social innovation needs.

Our Design Innovation Management programmes allow students to engage in globally connected creative projects whilst studying in the ‘design capital of the world’. These projects will provide students with experience of working in cross-cultural and globally distributed design-teams, skills increasingly required by industry.

We are committed to helping our students achieve great things, and encourage all of our students to build professional relationships with the organisations that interest them the most. Whether your goal is to launch your own business or support the development of an existing product or service, the Institute for Design Innovation is dedicated to making your future ambitions a reality.

For more information, see our programme page for Design Innovation Management MSc

This programme

Our Design Innovation Management MSc has been established to develop innovative thinkers from creative designers. You will learn the value of collaborative behaviour through active learning and team work, analysing and evaluating problems by responding to challenges in real time. You will also take part in a substantial innovation management project, which will draw upon your analytical and research skills.

You will enhance your design skills and knowledge through theoretical and practical application. In turn, this will improve your effectiveness as a designer. This programme enables you to pursue a broad range of design management careers in the private and public sector. In particular, we aim to enhance your career prospects and prepare you for roles in innovation management.

Your development

Enterprise Through the Curriculum is an intrinsic element of every master’s programme at Loughborough University London and has been carefully designed to give students the best possible chance of securing their dream role. From employability profiling to live group projects set by a business or organisation, and from site visits to organisation-based dissertation opportunities, Loughborough University London is the first of its kind to develop a suite of activities and support that is positioned as the underpinning of every student’s experience.

Future career prospects

On completion, you might expect to gain senior management roles in a range of sectors, including marketing, new product development, innovation, research and development, and technology.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme

Speak to a programme specialist

If you'd like to know more about this programme, you can request an email or telephone call from an academic responsible for the teaching of this programme.

Complete the contact request form

Scholarships for 2018 entry

Our ambition is to inspire high achieving students from all backgrounds, to benefit from our outstanding teaching and cutting edge research facilities.

Inspiring Success Scholarship

The Inspiring Success Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates, who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest.

East London Community Scholarship

The East London Community Scholarship offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.

Excellence scholarship

The Excellence scholarship automatically awards high-achieving students 20% off the full cost of our master’s tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have an upper-second class degree or equivalent qualification recognised by Loughborough University.

Alumni Bursary

The Alumni Bursary automatically awards graduates of Loughborough University 10% off the full cost of our master's tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality.

Further details about the full range of scholarships we offer are available on our website.



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This is for you if. you have a creative or innovative mind and would like to learn more about how to manage innovative ideas and how to take a product or service from concept to market. Read more

This is for you if... you have a creative or innovative mind and would like to learn more about how to manage innovative ideas and how to take a product or service from concept to market.

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.

Semester 1

  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Creativity, Innovation and Design
  • Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
  • Strategy and the Shaping of Technology

Semester 2

  • The Creativity, Innovation and Design Project
  • Innovation and Marketing
  • Managing Design-Driven Innovation
  • Organisation, Culture and Environment

Plus your dissertation

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.

Find out more about the School of Business

Why Leicester?

  • 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.
  • 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.

Careers and employability

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.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.



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In manufacturing, technical quality plays a role, but design and strategic manoeuvring in relation to competitors are equally important. Read more
In manufacturing, technical quality plays a role, but design and strategic manoeuvring in relation to competitors are equally important. Strategic management, especially regarding innovation, is crucial for firms to survive and thrive in today's turbulent business environment. In the Strategic Innovation Management specialization, you apply relevant theories to develop insights needed to navigate this challenging frontier.

The MSc Business Administration - specialization Strategic Innovation Management is unique in focusing on strategic issues that turn innovations into commercial successes. You explore theoretical concepts and tools to understand real-life cases. In addition, you conduct your own research.

Job perspectives

Career perspectives for graduates in Strategic Innovation Management are bright. As the programme focuses on a field that is of growing importance across industries, you can choose between many different career paths. The programme is the ideal choice when you are interested in a career in strategic or innovation management, business development or consultancy.

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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Designed for professionals who wish to progress in their career, our part-time Innovation Management MBA will develop your leadership potential in your chosen field, cultivating the analytical skills and entrepreneurial thinking employers are looking for from their senior management. Read more

Designed for professionals who wish to progress in their career, our part-time Innovation Management MBA will develop your leadership potential in your chosen field, cultivating the analytical skills and entrepreneurial thinking employers are looking for from their senior management.

This course will teach you to practically apply the latest knowledge management techniques to bring about innovation across your entire business.

Case studies and professional work-based projects will enable you to practically apply your new skills to the benefit of employers. Guest speakers, industry visits and attending core modules will provide you with a wider perspective and exposure to different cultures as experiences are shared. 

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership, you will graduate with a degree as well as the CMI's Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

During your studies you will benefit from free membership of both the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Management Institute. Our partnerships with professional associations ensure the Brighton MBA remains relevant to the needs of today's business practitioners.

Course structure

This course is flexible so you can choose to study via a combination of evening classes and weekly blocks, depending on your specific needs. Part-time study allows you to apply the tools, theories and techniques learned during the course to your workplace, bringing an immediate benefit to your organisation.

It is possible to complete the course in two years, but most students spread the workload over three years. Should your circumstances change, you may suspend your studies and restart at a later date. The course has multiple start dates throughout the year.

Syllabus

You can start your part-time MBA in January or September, sharing core modules with managers from all our MBA specialisms. Once you have completed your first core modules you can choose to specialise in Leadership, Knowledge and Innovation Management or Public Service Management. 

You can also choose from a host of optional modules that will allow you to specialise in the areas of management you are most interested in. Most MBA modules can be studied in the evening or in weekly blocks.

Core modules

  • Accounting and Performance Management
  • Information Systems, Operations and Process Management
  • Managing in an Uncertain Environment
  • Managing People and Organisations

Specialism Modules

  • Developing Strategic Knowledge, Innovation and Change Management Capabilities (9 days)
  • Knowledge Management (5-day block)
  • Strategy, Planning and Commissioning (5-day block)
  • Managing Innovation (4-day block)
  • Marketing and Communication (5-day block) 

International Study Visit 

Your optional international study visit to a European organisation would take place in the autumn or spring terms. 

International study visit

Your international study-visit to a European organisation gives you the opportunity to develop your international perspective. 

You will experience live case studies and meet senior managers while engaging institutions such as Belfast City Council (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (Epernay, France) and European Commission (Brussels, Belgium).

Flexible study

Core modules will give you thorough knowledge in each key business discipline. You will then have the opportunity to tailor your MBA through a choice of specialisms and option modules.

Our part-time MBA typically takes one day per week over two to three years, or on a block basis. When studying in the block format modules can be taken in any order to suit your interests, apart from the final module.

If you want a more flexible approach, you can also sign up for one module at a time and build your qualification as you go, exiting with a Postgraduate Certificate in Management, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Management, or an MBA. 

Part-time students can choose the order in which they study their modules – to benefit their organisation’s specific needs.

CMI Strategic Diploma

Graduate with dual awards: an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma

The Brighton MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All graduates gain dual awards – both an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership.

Having the CMI Strategic Diploma as well as an MBA from Brighton makes a powerful statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills.

The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Our partnership with the CMI helps to keep our courses relevant to the workplace and enhance your employability.

For more details about the CMI Level 7 Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership see the  CMI website.

Institute of Directors membership

We offer all of our masters students free Institute of Directors (IoD) membership. Membership provides you with access to IoD events, mentoring, forums, crowd funding and work placement opportunities.

The IoD network provides opportunities to learn from director-level business people. These are influential people who can really help develop your career.

The IoD is the UK's longest running organisation for business leaders. It encourages entrepreneurial activity and promotes responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.

Careers and employability

An MBA is an internationally recognised passport to a successful management career. It takes into account all the major aspects of business.

In a recent study by the Association of MBAs, those surveyed were earning on average, 33 per cent more immediately after their MBA, 92 percent more 3–5 years later, and 151 per cent more 6–10 years after graduation. Both in the short and long-term, an MBA can be considered a solid investment.

The University of Brighton has been producing high-quality MBA graduates for over 25 years.

Employers of recent MBA graduates include Total Oil Marine (UK), Fuji Bank (Japan), Price Waterhouse (Beijing), Ericsson (Sweden), Proton Cars (Malaysia), Hewlett Packard (Germany), Microsoft (Mexico) and PepsiCo (India). Sponsors of part-time students include Lloyds TSB, American Express, Police and Fire Services, Health Trusts, the Body Shop, TRANSCO and BOC Edwards.



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Innovation has become an imperative for most private firms but increasingly also in the public sector. Therefore, competences in innovation management are emphasised as one of today's most important competences by CEO's and governments alike. Read more

Innovation has become an imperative for most private firms but increasingly also in the public sector. Therefore, competences in innovation management are emphasised as one of today's most important competences by CEO's and governments alike.

What the student should expect of this programme:

  • The programme provides a general background on innovation management including
  • The management of innovation from invention to commercialisation
  • Innovation strategies, structures, and cultures
  • Market forces of innovation and market-oriented new product development
  • The management of intellectual property rights
  • Entrepreneurship

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The programme creates a unique opportunity to experience the challenges throughout the new product development process and to develop a mutual understanding about the rationales on the technology as well as on the business management side. There is a broad empirical basis that such a mutual understanding is a key prerequisite for successful cooperation between R&D and marketing and ultimately for innovation success. The aim of the programme is therefore to enhance students' understandings about strategies, structures, processes, people and cultures to develop successful innovations and to enhance the innovative capability of firms.

Programme structure

The programme has a duration of 2 years and consists of 4 semesters.

1st semester: Prerequisite courses

The student will get an insight to Management Research Method. The learning objective of this course is to enable you to conduct empirical business research in a valid and reliable manner.

The students will also follow a course which is an innovation challenge. This course aims to give students experience working with real life innovation challenges formulated by participating companies and organisations. By completing this course, students will have obtained a thorough understanding of the central phases of the innovative process and their challenges

In addition the course Classic and Contemporary Readings in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will enable students to create two forms of competences. 1) An improved ability to read, question, and form conclusions from research-based literature, and 2) an overview of the central classic and contemporary literature in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Finally the first semester also introduces the course, Financing Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The aim of this course is to enable students to understand and perform the crucial tasks of planning and acquiring financing for innovative and entrepreneurial projects, products and/or services.

2nd semester: Specialisation courses

The second semester has an enhanced focus on innovation.

One of the courses is Managing Innovation.This course will give students an understanding of the fundamentals of managing creativity and innovation at individual, team and firm level. Students will acquire knowledge about central concepts of innovation and of how to manage innovation in terms of organisational structures, competences, and processes of innovation.

Another course will introduce Appropriating Innovation – Managing Intellectual Property. The aim of this course is to provide students with the essential, minimum knowledge of patents, copyright, trademarks and trade secrecy to survive and prosper in business.

The students will also be introduced to the course, Entrepreneurship Theory - Strategies of New Venture Creation and Growth. The objective of this course is to provide students with a broad understanding of the theories that make up the field of entrepreneurship research. In order to do so, the course introduces both the history of entrepreneurship research and the latest theory developments.

3rd semester: Electives or study abroad

In the third semester you can choose elective courses within your areas of interest. The courses can either be taken at Aarhus BSS during the semester, at the Summer University or at one of our more than 300 partner universities abroad. You can also participate in internship programmes either in Denmark or abroad.

4th semester: Final thesis

The fourth semester is devoted to the master's thesis. You may choose the topic of the thesis freely and get a chance to concentrate on and specialize in a specific field of interest. The thesis may be written in collaboration with another student or it may be the result of your individual effort. When the thesis has been submitted it is defended before the academic advisor as well as an external examiner.

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This unique and highly innovative Masters degree programme gives a taste of what it is like to run your own business and will appeal equally to aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking leadership positions within larger organisations. Read more

This unique and highly innovative Masters degree programme gives a taste of what it is like to run your own business and will appeal equally to aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking leadership positions within larger organisations.

Much of the learning takes place outside the classroom so that students can see first-hand how business works in China and can develop an understanding of how to engage effectively with international partners and clients.

You will gain hands on experience by formulating and developing a business idea into a real business plan, while the Entrepreneurial Project will provide the opportunity to be embedded in a company where you can develop your innovative skills. These activities will engage you face-to-face with entrepreneurs in practice and expose you to real world business problem solving.  

Objectives

The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme is designed to enable students to:

  • engage in a study of organisations (mostly new ventures and SMEs), their management and operation, and the changing economic and political climate in which they operate. 
  • prepare for and to develop a career in business and management. 
  • enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large. 
  • provide insights into the historical and current ideas in entrepreneurship. 
  • develop skills in creative thinking and problem solving. 
  • examine and assess the importance of innovation and its management. 
  • provide students with a clear understanding of the issues in financing and marketing that face the entrepreneur. 
  • develop skills in experiential, interactive and integrative learning. 
  • enable students to develop team working skills. 
  • enable students with an overview on the patterns and the practices of entrepreneurship in Greater China.

Programme outline

The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis and commences in the September of each year. Students are required to take taught modules and prepare an individual dissertation or an extended business plan.

The structure of this programme is modular, with individual taught modules each typically have a weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and preparation for assessments. This degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits; 90 of which consist of taught modules, 30 for an Entrepreneurship project and 60 credits for the Entrepreneurship Business Plan or Dissertation project. 

Programme structure

Students must complete 180 credits in total.

Semester 1 modules

  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurial Firms
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting
  • Innovation Management

Semester 2 modules

  • Entrepreneurship Project

plus two modules form the list below:

  • Managing International Business in China
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Launching New Ventures
  • E-Business
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management

Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning sessions are highly interactive, with a case study focus, so that there is less emphasis on abstract theory and more emphasis on acquiring knowledge and decision-making skills that can be applied. Unlike ordinary marketing, finance and accounting programmes, entrepreneurship students will explore these subjects from the unique perspective of an entrepreneur, helping them to gain an understanding of the specific challenges faced when starting and developing a new business.

Career options for this degree

This degree provides an ideal study path for people wishing to start their own business or be involved in early stage start-up companies. Equally, as larger organisations are increasingly valuing people who can innovate and act entrepreneurially from a management perspective, those looking to pursue management careers will gain highly relevant and applicable skills.

Additionally the programme provides a strong base from which to undertake post graduate research study into the area of entrepreneurship.  



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The innovation process is complex and its management challenging. This programme will help you understand and develop skills needed to manage the innovation process in any type of organisation. Read more
The innovation process is complex and its management challenging. This programme will help you understand and develop skills needed to manage the innovation process in any type of organisation.

The need for innovation and its importance for survival and growth are now recognised by many types of organisation. Coupled with entrepreneurial behaviour, the effective management of the innovation process is essential to the successful implementation of new and improved business products, services and processes.

The Leadership and Innovation Management programme is specially designed for managers who are expected to contribute to the functional and strategic management of their organisation. The programme develops an understanding of the importance of entrepreneurial attitude in individuals and organisations, and encourages critical thinking in order to evaluate the factors affecting successful innovation.

See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/executive-education/programmes/accredited/laim/

The programme aims to:
- Develop an understanding of the importance of an entrepreneurial attitude in individuals and organisations, mainly through development of both their technical knowledge and skills, and their conceptual and analytical abilities;

- Develop students' critical thinking in order to evaluate innovation as a process through the use of contemporary research methods;

- Investigate the barriers to innovation and encourage students to analyse obstacles which prevent the successful implementation of new ideas

- Enable participants to study entrepreneurial behaviour both as an essential part of new business start-up and as a competency required by employers in the modern business environment.

Structure

The programme is offered on a part-time basis. The minimum period of study for the award of MSc is thirty calendar months. The minimum period of study for the award of Postgraduate Diploma is eighteen months.

Delivery

The Diploma programme is part-time and will normally extend over a period of 18 months. It involves a combination of short courses, distance learning and work-based assignments and projects. The programme is delivered via block release and learning methods are tailored to participants' needs. The MSc element of the programme is delivered over a period of 12 months and involves a series of taught sessions covering research methods and project design.

Content

The programme starts with an induction event, and consists of a number of core modules covering the essential elements contributing to business competitiveness, as well as three modules which explore innovation, entrepreneurial behaviour and strategy.

To ensure maximum relevance and usefulness to both the participant and organisation, the topic of work-based assignments and projects is agreed between the participant and the university, to address a specific issue which is impacting on the participant's area of work.

Core modules:
- Financial Management
- Managing and Leading People
- Operations Management
- Marketing Management
- Leadership and Change
- Innovation Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Strategy and Planning

Modules for MSc Students:
Students progressing from the Diploma study the following additional module:
- Masters Research Project

Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/executive-education/apply/

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Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The. Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. is committed to delivering challenging, career-enhancing programmes that look to deliver real value to individuals and organisations across the globe. Read more

Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is committed to delivering challenging, career-enhancing programmes that look to deliver real value to individuals and organisations across the globe. The Institute combines expert teaching and research support alongside an exciting series of master-classes and public lectures from international business leaders across the world.

We have established an ambitious, entrepreneurial community on campus. We are committed to helping our students to achieve great things, and work hard to support our students to build strong business plans, grow niche new start-ups and share innovative solutions to existing business and social problems.

Our strong network of industry partners provides an enriching opportunity for our students to collaborate with a range of organisations during their studies. Whether your goal is to launch a business, develop an idea or support an existing organisation, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is dedicated to making your future ambitions a reality.

For more information, see our programme page for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc

This programme

If you are considering launching your own venture and would like expert advice and training on the skills required for success, then this programme is for you. Similarly, if you have a passion for enterprise and aspire to work with small start-up companies and organisations, then our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need transform a foundation into a global success story.

You will analyse the entrepreneur and the innovation process, to give you the opportunity to explore and reflect on the skills needed for success. You will also receive in-depth teaching on topics that are often only briefly mentioned in traditional business programmes, such as intellectual property, funding for small business and business failure.

Many modules include inspiring guest lectures from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders from a range of industries, so that you can gain insights into the real challenges facing businesses and organisations today.

Your personal development

Enterprise Through the Curriculum is an intrinsic element of every master’s programme at Loughborough University London and has been carefully designed to give students the best possible chance of securing their dream role. From employability profiling to live group projects set by a business or organisation, and from site visits to organisation-based dissertation opportunities, Loughborough University London is the first of its kind to develop a suite of activities and support that is positioned as the underpinning of every student’s experience.

Future career prospects

As well as the ability to set up your own venture, graduates of this programme will also have the skills to progress into large blue chip companies and work in R&D management, developing new products, markets and customer segments.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme.

Speak to a programme specialist

If you'd like to know more about this programme, you can request an email or telephone call from an academic responsible for the teaching of this programme.

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Scholarships for 2018 entry

Our ambition is to inspire high achieving students from all backgrounds, to benefit from our outstanding teaching and cutting edge research facilities.

Inspiring Success Scholarship

The Inspiring Success Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates, who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest.

East London Community Scholarship

The East London Community Scholarship offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.

Excellence scholarship

The Excellence scholarship automatically awards high-achieving students 20% off the full cost of our master’s tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have an upper-second class degree or equivalent qualification recognised by Loughborough University.

Alumni Bursary

The Alumni Bursary automatically awards graduates of Loughborough University 10% off the full cost of our master's tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality.

Further details about the full range of scholarships we offer are available on our website.



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On this Masters in Innovation Management, you’ll learn how to develop management strategies to facilitate the innovation process from concept to execution in an increasingly competitive business environment. Read more
On this Masters in Innovation Management, you’ll learn how to develop management strategies to facilitate the innovation process from concept to execution in an increasingly competitive business environment.

This course helps you to develop the skills and competencies of a manager, incorporating frameworks for reviewing, reflecting, analysing and critiquing existing individual and organisational practices.

What's covered in the course?

You will learn the principles of strategic thinking in the context of innovation and it will also equip you with the ability to manage the process financially. These will all be achieved through the continuous use of a cross cultural management lens, enabling you to work with innovative people, processes and products across cultural boundaries.

Why Choose Us?

-Our graduates move on to successful careers where they apply their knowledge to full effect.
-If your first language is not English, our course offers you the opportunity to develop a high level understanding of the international business language of English.
-The University is an active research centre, and the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014 report found we have doubled the amount of staff producing internationally recognised research.
-With our accreditations, excellent industry links and practice-based approach, Birmingham City Business School is one of the UK’s most respected schools.
-Our engaged, informative study sessions ensure you learn a range of vital skills needed for managerial and directorial positions.

Course in Depth

You’ll be trained to make important and crucial decisions, how to devise winning strategies and methods and how to use these skills across a range of disciplines.

You’ll learn how to evaluate and apply relevant theories, concepts and techniques to the solution of business and management problems and will graduate with a solid understanding of innovation management and the ability to apply your knowledge to succeed in a competitive industry.

Employability

The rapid growth of emerging economies and the need for design and innovation leadership means graduates from the course will find opportunities to work in a wide range of manufacturing and the service sector roles.

The course generates careers opportunities for brand and design managers, business development managers, project management and creative directors.

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Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Read more
Technological change and the digital economy raise new economic and managerial challenges for businesses and public and private sector organisations. Birkbeck is a centre for excellence in research and inspirational teaching in business innovation.

This postgraduate degree in business innovation is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of the importance of innovation for rethinking management, business strategy, corporate assets, intellectual property rights, institutions, organisations, firms, entrepreneurship and globalisation in a changing world.

The programme is also offered with specialisation in E-Business or International Technology Management.

Why study this course at Birkbeck?

Specialised focus on entrepreneurship and innovation management.
Helps you to succeed in a changing world which demands new skills in the areas of innovation, the digital economy, entrepreneurship and globalisation.
Equips you with theories, principles and tools for analysing and coping with issues of business innovation.
Watch our video: postgraduate management courses at Birkbeck.
You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available. You will also have access to the Birkbeck Library and e-Library where you can obtain books and journal articles that are required for your studies.

Our research

Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

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