The Bath MSc in Innovation and Technology Management is designed for engineering, science and management graduates who are looking to develop an in-depth understanding of innovation and technology management concepts and methods, and the skills to apply these in real life. It is delivered jointly by two of the University's top ranked departments- the School of Management and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Whilst other programmes explore the management of technology from either a technical or management perspective, our MSc is unique through its combination of management and engineering, integrating the two disciplines to ensure you have the necessary skills to manage across boundaries.
Why study the MSc in Innovation and Technology Management?
* Improve your employability - learn how to engage more competently in collaborating across complex inter-organisations networks, differentiating yourself from the competition and significantly improving your employability * Develop your leadership capabilities - the MSc in Innovation and Technology Management will equip you with key management skills enabling you to take the lead on strategic decisions on innovation and technology management. * Engage with practitioners to solve “real-life” problems- undertake live assignments with University of Bath sponsor organisations, enabling you to apply theoretical knowledge in practice. * Increase your skill set by learning how to implement a number of advanced design techniques and methodologies including rigorous decision analysis. * Gain knowledge of international competence in complex networks: a vital skill in today’s global environment. * Flexible approach – option to steer more towards engineering or management during your dissertation. * Access to leading-edge research from two of the University of Bath’s highly rated departments. * Qualify from a top ranked Business school, Engineering Faculty and University.
Structure and content
The programme has been designed around the specific themes of Innovation & Technology Management. The units are structured to provide a strong and coherent narrative. The introductory unit takes a high level look at innovation management, introducing the key themes and concepts that will be explored in more depth throughout the year. Subsequent units are focused on an aspect of innovation such as: creativity; strategy; new product development; and commercialisation. Every unit is bespoke - that is, tailored to the exact needs of the ITM programme. Each unit is delivered in modular format, over 1 week, which creates a unique, in depth learning experience.
Semester 1 -Management of Innovation -Decision Analysis -Managing Product Development -Systematic Approaches to Innovation -Creativity and Design for Innovation
Semester 2 -Engineering and Project Management -Commercialisation of New Technology -Innovation in Networks -Technology Strategy and Organisation -International networks for production, services & logistics
The programme finishes with a Dissertation of between 10,000-12,000 words.
Career development and support
We recognise that enhancing your employability is a primary goal for undertaking a Master's degree at Bath. We have a successful track record and extensive experience of working with a wide range of global organisations to develop the right skills and competencies that our students will need to achieve their career goals.
Destinations of our MSc in Innovation and Technology Managment graduates (2014):
100% of 2014 MSc Innovation and Technology Management graduates were employed within 6 months of graduation. Our outstanding record for employability is reflected in the companies and organisations where these graduates now work:
Abide Financial Aston Martin Lagonda Bain & Company Bloomberg EY GDR Carbon China Mercedes Benz Technovation Partners Zhongrong International Trust
Career Development Programme
Our expert careers team is dedicated to providing first class careers support exclusively for School of Management MSc students. We offer a Comprehensive Career Development Programme and provide an individual service by working with you on a one-to-one basis to identify your career goals and help you to plan your job search.
Our Career Development programme is integrated into your MSc timetable and includes;
- An overview of career opportunities in different sectors - Workshops on the recruitment process including: CVs, cover letters, application forms and interview advice - Mock interviews and assessment centres - Opportunities to network with graduate recruiters, sector specialists and alumni - Guest speakers, company visits and presentations, employer-led skills sessions - Development of employability skills by participating in company sponsored community projects - Week-long business immersion week - The Future Business Challenge - Additional support for international students and those seeking global job opportunities
A highly ranked business school
We have established ourselves as one of Europe’s leading business schools and 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Bath, celebrating our past achievements and looking forward.
A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters courses is being developed for students at English universities. There will be loans of up to £10,000 available for Masters students starting a course in 2016/17. More information is available on the study site (http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/taught/government-loans/index.html) and the government website external website.