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The MSc in Global Innovation Management is a unique two-year programme. It’s offered jointly by. - University of Strathclyde. - Aalborg University (Denmark). Read more

Why this course?

The MSc in Global Innovation Management is a unique two-year programme. It’s offered jointly by:
- University of Strathclyde
- Aalborg University (Denmark)
- Hamburg University of Technology (Germany)

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

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/globalinnovationmanagement/

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 either undertake in-depth study of innovation management in Germany or an industrial internship in Denmark.

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 and 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.

- The Centre for Industrial Production (CIP) at Aalborg University
The main focus is on linking theory to method. The relationship between product development, manufacturing and distribution networks in a global context is of key interest.
The University ensures that their most relevant and up-to-date research activity is delivered to students through project-based work. There’s a particular emphasis on industrial experience.
The centre organises their research into four distinct areas:
- product development in networks
- supply chain management
- strategic manufacturing development
- organisational design and change

All three universities are members of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.
To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

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

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

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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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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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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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You will be provided with concepts and skills for a variety of consumer, commercial, national and international markets across industry sectors. Read more

INSTITUTE FOR DESIGN INNOVATION

You will be provided with concepts and skills for a variety of consumer, commercial, national and international markets across industry sectors.
How can the innovation process support the development of new products and services? This programme opens up the processes of design and innovation and allows you to evaluate and test your ideas through a series of individual and group projects designed to develop innovative designers.

Through the process you will respond to briefs from industry partners, develop products and business concepts. This programme was developed jointly with the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development.

See the website http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/institutes-programmes/design-innovation-management/

Programme Aims

a) To enhance design skills and knowledge through theoretical and practical application individually and in multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams

b) Develop collaborative behaviour through active learning and team work, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time

c) To enable graduates to develop their critical thinking and insight to improve their effectiveness as designers

d) To enable graduates to develop their analytical and research skills through undertaking a substantial innovation management design and evaluation project

e) Develop the critical analysis skills required to evaluate and reflect on the innovation process and the behaviours required to manage innovation in the design process

Programme Structure

To complete the MSc Design Innovation Management students must complete 8 x 15 credit modules (4 in the first semester and 4 in the second semester). All modules are compulsory. All students must complete a Dissertation worth 60 credits.

ASSESSMENT

Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, group exercises, presentations and time constrained assignments. Subject to your choices, there may also be exams.

Students will be asked to produce project briefs, concept drawings, user scenarios, storyboards, project blogs and multimedia documentation

CAREER PROSPECTS

The programme 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. On completion, you might expect to gain senior management roles in a range of functions 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.

COMPULSORY MODULES

- Design Thinking
- Reflection and Action
- Meaning Making in Design
- Design Innovation Project
- Innovation Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Intellectual Property
- Collaborative Project
- Dissertation

Find information on modules here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/institutes-programmes/design-innovation-management/

Scholarships

We are investing over half a million pounds (£0.5m) in our scholarship and bursary scheme to support your studies at Loughborough University London in 2017. This package of support celebrates and rewards excellence, innovation and community. Our ambition is to inspire students of the highest calibre and from all backgrounds and nationalities to study with us and benefit from the wider Loughborough University experience and network. Our range of scholarships, bursaries and support packages are available to UK, EU and international students.View the sections below to discover which scholarship options are right for you.

What's on offer for 2017?
Inspiring Success Programme
-For unemployed and underemployed* graduates living in the East London Growth Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest
-Award value: 100% off your tuition fees
-We are joining forces with The London Legacy Development Company to offer a two day programme of specialist support for graduates, including workshops, skills seminars and networking opportunities to increase students' employability and support those looking to enter into postgraduate education.
-Eligibility: At the end of the programme, eight students will be selected for a 100% scholarship to study a masters course of their choice at our London campus in September 2017.

Dean's Award for Enterprise
-For students looking for the skills and support to launch a new business
-Award value: 90% off fees to launch your business idea
-Eligibility: The award will be given at the discretion of the Dean and the Senior Leadership Team, based on a one-page submission of your business idea.

East London Community Scholarship
-For any students who obtained their GCSE’s or A-levels (or equivalent qualifications) from The Growth Boroughs – Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
-Award value: 50% off your tuition fees
-Eligibility: Competitive scholarship based on one-page submission showing your contribution to our community.

Alumni Bursary
-For all Loughborough University alumni
-Award value: 20% off your tuition fees
-Eligibility: International and UK/EU alumni holding a current offer for LoughboroughExcellence Scholarship
-For international and UK/EU high achieving students
-Eligibility: Any student holding a high 2:1 or first class undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised high quality institution will be considered.

Find information on scholarships here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/scholarships-and-bursaries/

Find how to apply here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/

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The MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is an exciting masters course offered by Alliance Manchester Business School - home to Europe's largest number of innovation researchers. Read more
The MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is an exciting masters course offered by Alliance Manchester Business School - home to Europe's largest number of innovation researchers. It can be taken as a one-year full-time course or part-time over two years.

This internationally-recognised degree looks at how:
-New ideas become successful products
-Entrepreneurial expertise creates growth
-Companies harness knowledge to remain competitive
-Knowledge shapes society and vice versa
-Climate change can be tackled with new technology
-To overcome the practical challenges associated with creating a new entrepreneurial venture
-Economies can be transformed through successive gales of creative destruction

The focus of the programme is on the analysis of key issues surrounding innovation management and entrepreneurship from the perspective of firms, governments and the global economy. The aim of this top-rated course is to produce well trained analysts of innovation, familiar with economic, social, political and management theories and approaches, and able to apply their interdisciplinary perspective to understand the organisational and policy challenges of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Authentic mastery - being able to apply these methods, tools and techniques in a real scenario - is at the heart of much of the teaching and assessment. There is a strong emphasis on research training, development of personal communication skills, team-working and presentation which gives you an excellent basis to pursue a variety of careers across all sectors, academic research or teaching.

The course uses an outstanding team of world class researchers, drawn the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), combining the strengths of three former research centres: PREST (Policy Research for Engineering Science and Technology), CRIC (Centre for Research into Innovation and Competition) and CROMTEC (Centre for Research into Organisations, Management and Technical Change).

Lecturers on the course have wide expertise ranging from technology evaluation and foresight, policy making and agenda-setting through to areas of sustainable technologies, biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, mobile (3G) technologies and the wide range of technologies used in the construction, food, water, automobile, steel, pharmaceuticals, aviation, defence, and service sector industries. Our teaching is research-led and the content of the programme reflects the research conducted by MIOIR and by the subject group more generally.

Coursework and assessment

Units are typically assessed by a combination of written work (essay or report) and presentation, group project assessment, individual essay and examination. The last third of the programme is spent researching and writing a dissertation of around 15,000 words, the choice of topic reflecting the student's interests and MIoIR's expertise.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the course have gone on to a wide range of careers in industry (Technopolis Group, ICI, Unilever, Bosch), financial institutions (HSBC, JP Morgan), consultancies (SQW Consulting, PwC, Cap Gemini), research organisations (TNO), governmental and non-governmental organisations (DEFRA, UNIDO, World Bank), and academia (in Manchester and beyond).

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A UNIQUE, INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME DESIGNED TO RESPOND TO THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF THE TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED AND CREATIVELY DYNAMIC FASHION AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES. Read more
A UNIQUE, INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME DESIGNED TO RESPOND TO THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF THE TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED AND CREATIVELY DYNAMIC FASHION AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES.

Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles and Design is enagaged in leading-edge international research and our unrivalled facilities, combined with traditional and cutting edge expertise in technology and management, make our graduates highly sought after in these rapidly evolving sectors. Staff knowledge and expertise span the full spectrum from design to manufacture, context to management, technology to creativity and practice to theory.

The School has developed an enhanced postgraduate programme designed to respond to the needs of the global fashion and textile industries, utilising our unique combination of traditional and contemporary expertise in science, technology and creativity. The benefits of our location within Scotland's manufacturing centre of high-end cashmere and textile production and design, are extended and maintained through international links in fashion and textiles. Studying within a school that reflects such high-quality collaborations, research and teaching, positions our graduates highly within these rapidly evolving sectors.

Our taught postgraduate programme aims to develop advanced knowledge and practice through the exploration of concepts and contemporary topics in design, fashion and textiles. The programme content challenges traditional and contemporary uses of fashion and textiles, as well as creating the opportunity, through well-resourced workshops, to promote new approaches and processes in fashion and textiles. The design of the programme also encourages inter-disciplinary projects reflecting the School's strategy of creative collaborations between subject areas to foster design innovation.

The MSc Strategic Innovation Management in Fashion and Textiles attracts applicants from design, product and management backgrounds, resulting in industrial projects that develop and manage innovation in fashion and textiles.

Structure:
Students negotiate with their supervisor to concentrate on an appropriate area of study to acquire knowledge and expertise in an area of fashion and textiles that supports their individual project intended outcome. The areas available across the School reflect the breadth of expertise relevant to fashion and textiles.

Semester 1
Design context
Creative and Critical Thinking: Research principles
Management Studies in Design
Fashion and Textile Practice and Expertise

Semester 2
Design Technologies and Textiles Futures
Reflective Practice to plan the agreed course of study
Industrial placement
Fashion and Textile Practice and Expertise

Semester 3
Masters Project: Digital Marketing project leading to MSc Strategic Innovation Management in Fashion and Textiles.

Objectives:
Challenge traditional and contemporary uses of fashion and textiles, as well as creating the opportunity to promote new approaches and processes in fashion and textiles

Provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to meet the diverse demands of the fashion and textile industries

Encourage, in inter-disciplinary projects, creative collaborations between subject areas to foster innovation

Develop an inter-disciplinary understanding of key issues relating to the design, management and innovation in fashion and textiles

Develop competent and confident professionals for the global fashion and textiles industries with an in-depth understanding of the creative process and its management in international and local contexts.

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Entrepreneurs and small businesses start ups are often thought of as the backbone of economies worldwide. This course is designed to produce entrepreneurs ready for the challenge of setting themselves up in their own business, and is also ideal for those wishing to tackle an entrepreneurial role in a corporation. Read more
Entrepreneurs and small businesses start ups are often thought of as the backbone of economies worldwide. This course is designed to produce entrepreneurs ready for the challenge of setting themselves up in their own business, and is also ideal for those wishing to tackle an entrepreneurial role in a corporation.


Why study MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at Middlesex University?

In a world that now comprises a very real and thriving 'enterprise culture', our course takes you through the entire process of concept, development and execution of starting a business. Pursuing a new business venture is a brave prospect requiring careful sourcing of resources and logistical and strategic moves in order to bring it to life. With entrepreneurship insights from specialist management disciplines, this exciting course will aim to make your entrepreneurial idea a reality.

We will build on your ability to make confident decisions, help you spot market opportunities, adopt team working skills, apply critical attitudes towards leadership, think creatively and develop as an entrepreneurial leader. You will also complete an applied project that will involve starting up your own business.

Course highlights:

- Strong focus on the contemporary issues concerning entrepreneurship and innovation management, enabling you to identify business opportunities and respond swiftly and effectively to obstacles.
- Practical skills training that goes beyond theory to equip you with abilities in business strategy, decision making, financing, valuing, and budgeting that will prove crucial to your career.
- Real requirements and pitfalls of small business enterprise and management addressed through a project that will get your business idea up and running.
- Opportunity to network and interact with other professional practitioners who draw from their own real life experiences to enhance and inform your studies.
- Available full-time or part-time to give working professionals and those with family commitments a chance to advance their studies while maintaining their outside responsibilities.

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Entrepreneurship will be studied in the context of both academic theory and self-reflection to see if you personally have the qualities to take action and make an idea happen. Read more

GLENDONBROOK INSTITUTE FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Entrepreneurship will be studied in the context of both academic theory and self-reflection to see if you personally have the qualities to take action and make an idea happen.
Failure in business is often seen as a negative outcome but there are vital lessons that can be learnt from failing and we will put this into context with the reasons why many organisations do fail, how to avoid it and how to wind up a company successfully if you do fail.

The world is in a global recession. Innovation has been placed at the heart of international policy to drive jobs, growth and recovery but what is the innovation process? How do we best support innovation to catalyse growth and bring renewed prosperity? How do we encourage people to display entrepreneurial behaviour and show them that, with the right resources and attitudes, ideas can be turned into profitable products and services?

This programme analyses the Entrepreneur and the innovation process giving you the opportunity to explore and reflect on the skills needed for success. As well as the ability to set up their 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.

The Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development’s aim is to encourage you to develop enterprising and innovative skills through the programme’s dedicated modules. In a few cases, you show true entrepreneurial behaviour by running or aspiring to set up your own businesses and we’ll provide support for you to do so via a range of formal and informal services.

Our programme provides you with in-depth teaching of subjects that are often only briefly mentioned in traditional business programmes – intellectual property; sources of funding for small business and business failure will all be studied as complete modules. Intellectual property is of vital importance to the entrepreneur, we have also devoted a whole module to studying the details and practical application of this rarely studied topic.

In addition, the Collaborative Project module will provide you with the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills such as problem solving and strategic planning whilst working together on a real business problem.

See the website http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/institutes-programmes/entrepreneurship-and-innovation-management/

Programme Aims

a) Develop an understanding of the importance of an entrepreneurial attitude in individuals and organisations
b) Develop your critical thinking skills, in order to evaluate the factors affecting the success of the innovation process
c) Use action based learning to develop insight into the complexity of the innovation process, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time
d) Develop your awareness of the help and information available to new organisations and the sources of funding they can attract
e) To provide you with the skills of advanced networking and team working in order to compete in a rapidly changing business environment

Programme Structure

To complete the MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, students must complete 8 x 15 credit modules. All students must complete a Dissertation worth 60 credits. Students will pick a second subject from the list of nominated second subject modules offered by the other Loughborough University in London Institutes in the first semester.

ASSESSMENT

Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, group exercises, presentations and time constrained assignments. Subject to your choices, there may also be exams.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Entrepreneurial behaviour is a key competency required by a growing number of employers. As this programme provides you with a robust understanding of business and the innovation process, along with the skills required to take action, you will be well placed to succeed in the today’s marketplace. Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MRes or PhD programme.

COMPULSORY MODULES

- Innovation Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Intellectual Property
- Collaborative Project
- Strategy and Planning
- Understanding Business Failure
- Funding
- Dissertation

SECOND SUBJECT MODULES

Choose one module only
- Design Thinking
- Introduction to Mobile Internet and Media Clouds
- Sport Media and Marketing
- The Key Topics in Media and Creative Industries
- Introduction to Diplomacy

Find more information on modules here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/institutes-programmes/entrepreneurship-and-innovation-management/

Scholarships

We are investing over half a million pounds (£0.5m) in our scholarship and bursary scheme to support your studies at Loughborough University London in 2017. This package of support celebrates and rewards excellence, innovation and community. Our ambition is to inspire students of the highest calibre and from all backgrounds and nationalities to study with us and benefit from the wider Loughborough University experience and network. Our range of scholarships, bursaries and support packages are available to UK, EU and international students.View the sections below to discover which scholarship options are right for you.

What's on offer for 2017?
Inspiring Success Programme
-For unemployed and underemployed* graduates living in the East London Growth Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest
-Award value: 100% off your tuition fees
-We are joining forces with The London Legacy Development Company to offer a two day programme of specialist support for graduates, including workshops, skills seminars and networking opportunities to increase students' employability and support those looking to enter into postgraduate education.
-Eligibility: At the end of the programme, eight students will be selected for a 100% scholarship to study a masters course of their choice at our London campus in September 2017.

Dean's Award for Enterprise
-For students looking for the skills and support to launch a new business
-Award value: 90% off fees to launch your business idea
-Eligibility: The award will be given at the discretion of the Dean and the Senior Leadership Team, based on a one-page submission of your business idea.

East London Community Scholarship
-For any students who obtained their GCSE’s or A-levels (or equivalent qualifications) from The Growth Boroughs – Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
-Award value: 50% off your tuition fees
-Eligibility: Competitive scholarship based on one-page submission showing your contribution to our community.

Alumni Bursary
-For all Loughborough University alumni
-Award value: 20% off your tuition fees
-Eligibility: International and UK/EU alumni holding a current offer for LoughboroughExcellence Scholarship
-For international and UK/EU high achieving students
-Eligibility: Any student holding a high 2:1 or first class undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised high quality institution will be considered.

Find information on scholarships here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/scholarships-and-bursaries/

Find out how to apply here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/

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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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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.

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

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

PREREQUISITE COURSES

Management Research Method
The learning objective of this course is to enable you to conduct empirical business research in a valid and reliable manner. You learn how to formulate research questions and to identify an appropriate research plan and methodology for the given set of research questions. This includes methodologies how to define unit of analysis and sample as well as methodologies how to collect, analyze and interpret data.

Entrepreneurship: Shaping Entrepreneurial Thinking
This course will enable you to develop entrepreneurial thinking and behaviour and to start your own firm based on your business ideas. Students develop and evaluate business ideas and learn how to develop a compelling business case based on entrepreneurial market research. The course furthermore includes the decision on the appropriate legal form for their new venture and new venture financing.

Classic and Contemporary Readings in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The course enables 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. Together these competencies provide students with the ability to critically evaluate and choose relevant literature in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.

New Product Development Clinic
The learning objective is to enable you to understand and execute the crucial tasks in the new product development process from idea generation to commercialisation. The course takes a concrete development problem as point of departure. Students will generate ideas for the solution of this problem and then carry out concept testing, prototype development, market assessment and pre-launch activities. Therefore, you will experience all the challenges in the new product development process hands-on. The course will be co-taught with faculty from Aarhus BSS and Aarhus School of Engineering. The teaching method of the course is project-based.

SPECIALISATION COURSES

Appropriating innovation – Managing Intellectual property rights
In this course the aim is to develop an understanding of how intellectual property rights, particularly patents, can be used as tools for technology development. A short introduction to the history and theory of patents is followed by an examination of the use of patents as tools of technology development. The course will also consider the evidence in support of the theory that patents on significant inventions are used to control and block 'downstream' innovation. Furthermore, the course will consider the 'anti-trust'- patent so-called 'interface' and recent changes to policy in favour of patents in the US.

Organising for Innovation
In this course the aim is to develop an understanding of the firm-internal perspective and context on innovation. This includes the formulation of and decision for innovation strategies, organisational structures and designs for innovation, creativity and performance within innovation teams, cooperation between R&D and marketing in the new product development process, champions and promotors of innovation, the management of radical innovation and the measurement of innovation performance.

Open and User-Driven Innovation
Shorter product life cycles and increased technological complexity of new products and services force firms to increasingly open their innovation processes to external sources of innovation. The learning objective of this course is therefore to enable you to understand which relevant sources of innovation exist outside the firm and how a firm can systematically use these external sources as leverage for new product development and for enhancing the innovative capability of a firm. The course includes emerging forms of open and distributed innovation. Specific focus will be given to user-driven innovation, including market orientation in the new product development process, lead user innovation, user communities and user toolkits.

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 200 partner universities abroad. You can also participate in internship programmes either in Denmark or abroad.

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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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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A chance to study a UK Business Masters in China, an undoubted asset to your CV. 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

A chance to study a top UK Masters in China

A chance to study a UK Business Masters in China, an undoubted asset to your CV.

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.

Modules

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

Entrepreneurial Project

and a choice of two from the following:

Launching New Ventures
Innovation Management
Entrepreneurship in Greater China
Managing International Business in China

OR other Masters modules offered at Nottingham University Business School China, subject to pre-requisite restrictions and/or the approval of the Programme Director.

Summer
Entrepreneurship Dissertation or Entrepreneurship Business Plan


This course is also available at our UK campus.

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The MA in Product Design Innovation Management links creative ideas to business reality. Through lectures, practical workshops and industry involvement you will learn how to turn your creative concepts into commercially viable products or systems. Read more
The MA in Product Design Innovation Management links creative ideas to business reality. Through lectures, practical workshops and industry involvement you will learn how to turn your creative concepts into commercially viable products or systems. Strategies for commercialisation are considered along with environmental issues such as designing more to produce less.

By the end of the course you may have produced a prototype of your product, however the main emphasis will be on your dissertation which will take the form of a business plan. Your business plan for your product will be supported by extensive market research and statistics. You will also produce a reflective journal throughout the duration of your studies.

Postgraduate scholarships
The School will be offering a number of scholarships for students commencing on one of our postgraduate courses. Find out more about scholarship opportunities. http://www.ntu.ac.uk/adbe-pgscholarships

Postgraduate open evenings
Our postgraduate open events are a great opportunity to meet our postgraduate teaching staff and students, visit the University, find out about the courses we offer, bursaries and funding opportunities.
Find out more and book your place. http://www.ntu.ac.uk/adbe-pgevent

Any questions?
Course enquiries:
Email us
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2572

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