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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 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.


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:

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

Visit the Global Innovation Management MSc page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!




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